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April 12 2018 By dvirtue THE FUTURE OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

Walkerville businessman Vito Maggio bought the former Anglican church -- built in 1921 and 1955 at 1949 Devonshire Ct. -- with plans to replace it with three homes that "co-ordinate with the whole neighbourhood."

Maggio, who owns Vito's Pizzeria and O'Maggio's Kildare House, purchased St. George's for $250,000. The plan is to build three homes in the 3,000-5,000-square-foot range with price tags between $600,000 and $800,000.

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April 11 2018 By dvirtue Anglican Communion to play active role in next week's Commonwealth leaders' meeting

The Commonwealth of Nations -- originally called the British Commonwealth -- is mainly made up of countries that used to be part of the British Empire. It is a voluntary association of 53 independent nations of equal status. Commonwealth countries are present in 26 Anglican provinces from the Americas to Oceania (see below).

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April 09 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Church Prepares to Tighten Screws on Traditional Marriage Proponents

Bishops and deputies will gather this July in Austin, Texas for the triennial governing convention. A multi-year process of revising the church's Book of Common Prayer, last revised in 1979, is widely expected to begin at this gathering.

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April 06 2018 By dvirtue The Episcopal Church Wins Appeal Against The Diocese of Fort Worth

This appears to go against a previous decision by the Texas Supreme Court, which was in favor of the Diocese and led to the Tarrant County Court ruling against the Episcopal Church.

The Diocese of Fort Worth split from the Episcopal Church in 2009 over the denomination's endorsement of gay marriage, women priests and associated heterodoxy. The Episcopal Church then proceeded to sue the Diocese of Fort Worth for its buildings and money.

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April 05 2018 By dvirtue CANADA: Couple Kill Themselves in Joint Assisted Suicide as Anglican Church Official Cheers Them On

A Globe and Mail reporter interviewed the couple before they were put down, and the family was well aware of their plans. There were apparently no efforts at suicide prevention.

The first time the couple asked to be killed, their doctor -- a pro-euthanasia advocate -- approved both their deaths. But the second-opinion MD refused to certify because the husband did not have a diagnosed condition. So, the couple carried on for another year.

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April 01 2018 By dvirtue Unbelievable! Archbishop of Wales chooses EASTER to cast doubt on the Resurrection

Asked in an interview about the New Testament account of Jesus rising from the tomb, the Archbishop said: 'I don't think any of us actually knows, quite frankly.'

He told online magazine Christian Today that it was 'terribly hard' for people to grasp the idea of a bodily resurrection.

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March 29 2018 By dvirtue IRELAND: Proposed abortion change is "not an ethical position we can accept", archbishops say

The Archbishops said that the present constitutional provision "has proved less than satisfactory in some respects" and had suggested a possible constitutional modification. But they say the government's proposals go too far in legalising unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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March 26 2018 By dvirtue Islam Poised to Pass Anglicans as Preferred Religion of Britain's Young Adults

It will be a while longer before adherents of Islam exceed Christians outright among the younger generation, but the UK is headed for that as well. At present only 21 percent of British young adults self-identify as Christians.

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March 21 2018 By dvirtue Justin Welby: Child sex abuse by priests will 'destroy the Church' if it continues

Speaking in trenchant terms on the fifth anniversary of his enthronement as archbishop, Welby warned those who failed to protect children would 'answer on the day of judgement for that'.

'That probably doesn't mean much to some people here,' he told the inquiry. 'But for me I think about that every day.'

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March 14 2018 By dvirtue GOOD NEWS FOR ANGLICANS FROM THE MISSION FIELD

The first is an extraordinary initiative launched by AGMP called "The agape year." The initiative is a ministry "gap year" for those who are graduating from high school and who would like to offer themselves full-time for ministry and service to others in Christ's name.

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