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May 23 2019 By dvirtue Opposing Muslim immigration is a "responsible exercise" of patriotism, says Cardinal Burke

Challenging Pope Francis' position on Muslim migration and the Vatican's refusal to bestow a papal blessing on Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini because of his policies on immigration, Burke spoke of Muslim migrants in Italy, France, Germany and the U.S. who resist "the legitimate authority of the state" and set up "their own legal order."

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May 22 2019 By dvirtue THE STAGGERING RISE OF THE CHURCH IN IRAN

Many in those days believed the revolution would lead to a time of flourishing in Iranian society. The new regime made great promises about rights and economic progress, as Iran was finally free from the influence of the West. The laws of man would be replaced by the laws of God, they claimed. Under the Republic, conversion to any other religion was considered apostasy and could be punished with death.

Door Opens

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May 22 2019 By dvirtue The Tragedy of Gender Insanity

The tragic case, described in Wednesday's New England Journal of Medicine, points to larger issues about assigning labels or making assumptions in a society increasingly confronting gender variations in sports , entertainment and government . In medicine, there's a similar danger of missing diseases such as sickle cell and cystic fibrosis that largely affect specific racial groups, the authors write.

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May 18 2019 By dvirtue Anglican Patrimony in Moscow

The organizer of the Moscow Ordinariate group was an Anglican for 10 years and is an OLW
Ordinariate member, with many others in the group being attracted to the Anglican Patrimony, having
over the years traveled to the UK and joining Ordinariate communities for worship.

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May 16 2019 By dvirtue GAFCON AND ACC-17: A Response to Andrew Atherstone

Atherstone and Goddard, for instance, edited Good Disagreement? Grace and Truth in a Divided Church (2015), and wrote in the lead essay: "On some issues, 'good disagreement' will mean renewed efforts to hold together despite inevitable strains. On other issues, it may require discipline, differentiation, and even separation among professing..." (page 19). Dr.

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May 16 2019 By dvirtue She's out! Heather Cook leaves prison

The former bishop suffragan of Maryland first walked into Maryland's only women's prison on October 27, 2015. What landed her in prison stemmed from a drunken driving hit 'n run incident two days after Christmas 2014 which left a bicyclist -- husband and father of two dying -- on a Baltimore street. Thomas Palermo left behind a young son and daughter and his grieving widow.

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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Keep Calm and Carry On-some thoughts from the GAFCON Primates meeting

One of the passages we looked at in our daily Bible studies was from Mark 4:35-41 when Jesus and his disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee in a violent storm. The storm threatened to destroy the boat and all on board. But Jesus somehow manages to remain "asleep on a cushion" until the disciples, in a panic, awakened him, and he immediately calmed the storm.

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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Practical Ecclesiology in a Time of Subverted Institutions

The Vatican II discontinuity led to the formation of traditionalist Catholic groups named after
different popes who took the papal name 'Pius'.

Provinces of the Anglican Communion have moved along a path of slowly widening
discontinuity with the past. At each stage, traditionalist Anglican groups have split off.

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May 11 2019 By dvirtue What does a historical debate between Martyn Lloyd-Jones and John Stott have to do with the modern happenings of the Church of England?

Now here's the interesting part of this story, you have controversy over this Anglican Archbishop criticizing GAFCON, that's the group of conservative Evangelical Orthodox Anglicans that came together to form a Communion in the aftermath of the liberal action taken by the Episcopal church in the United States, in ordaining and consecrating an openly gay bishop. Let's just remind ourselves, that was way back in 2003.

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