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March 09 2018 By dvirtue Abuse victim: "The cruel and inhuman treatment I have received from the National Safeguarding Team in Church House, and others in the Church of England hierarchy, makes what Peter Ball did to me pale into insignificance"

The opening of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) into the deficiencies of the Established Church will take the headlines, but other stories have also arisen. The poor handling of Fr Matt Ineson's complaints against five bishops was featured in the BBC Inside Out programme, and the substance of it appeared on the BBC website. It was covered by Christian Today, and, as so often, His Grace offered a strong and incisive contribution.

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March 09 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Sentamu ordered 'no action' against paedophile priest -- leaving him to abuse again and commit suicide

'Them' being John Sentamu, Archbishop of York; Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster; Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield (now Bishop of Oxford); Martyn Snow, Archdeacon of Sheffield (now Bishop of Leicester); Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley; and Roy Williamson, Bishop of Bradford (now retired).

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March 08 2018 By dvirtue 'An attack on Lord Carey is an attack on us all', say Church of England figures

The letter, also signed by Simon Rufus Isaacs, Marquess of Reading, who is a friend of Prince Charles, former bishop of Woolwich Colin Buchanan, and campaigner Andrea Williams of Christian Concern, says that similar high-profile cases have not resulted in prosecutions for misconduct in public office.

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March 07 2018 By dvirtue UK: Paedophile Anglican priests passed vulnerable teenage boys between them, inquiry hears

'I woke up the next morning at some point in the bed in Colin Prichard's house. I was completely naked,' he said. 'I don't know what happened. I can only speculate and I expect you can speculate too.

'That really bothers me not knowing what really happened. It was terrifying.'

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March 05 2018 By dvirtue Discombobulated by Welby? You will be!

My longing for the LSD-like experience of discombobulation was satiated over the weekend when Justin Welby kept popping out of the newspapers like a Jack-in-the-box on steroids.

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February 26 2018 By dvirtue Securing a Future or Stockpiling Whitewash?

Ezekiel 13:10--16 Precisely because they have misled my people, saying, 'Peace,' when there is no peace, and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets smear it with whitewash, say to those who smear it with whitewash that it shall fall! There will be a deluge of rain, and you, O great hailstones, will fall, and a stormy wind break out.

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February 21 2018 By dvirtue WHY SHOULD REFORM SPELL DISUNITY?

Should Reform be calling it a day? I would respectfully suggest not.

When Reform was founded in 1993 because of the Church of England General Synod's decision to ordain women to the presbyterate in 1992, its founding fathers wanted to establish a network of local churches and ministers that would work together for evangelism through the local church and contend for biblical truth in a denomination that they believed was beginning to incarnate unbiblical innovations.

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February 20 2018 By dvirtue Conservative Anglican groups merge with warning the 'Church of England is in a crisis'

The different groups splintered over different emphases and over their individual stance on women's ordination.

Dr Gatiss hailed the change as the 'biggest thing to happen in the Anglican evangelical world here [in the UK] for 25 years' as he celebrated the coming together.

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February 13 2018 By dvirtue The Heresies of Jayne Ozanne

Jayne Ozanne illustrates this well.

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