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March 09 2005 By virtueonline A Clear Choice - by Martyn Minns

To underscore the seriousness of this choice, both provinces were asked to withdraw their members from the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and to provide an explanation for their behavior and actions at the next meeting of the ACC. This measure - an unprecedented rebuke of both Churches - has produced a wide range of responses, including a rather truculent statement from Presiding Bishop Griswold, "I cannot imagine saying .We got it wrong..."

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March 09 2005 By virtueonline Wright Wrong - by Geoffrey Kirk

Clergy will by now have run to their copies of the Canons of Nicaea. And they will have realised that Canon 8 says nothing whatever about bishops 'crossing boundaries'. It is about 'clergy flight' and 'clergy poaching'; about priests who seek to flee discipline in one jurisdiction by taking refuge in another, and about bishops who seek to lure clergy from another diocese to work in their own. (The general area now dealt with by Canons 265-272 of the present Codex Iuris Canonici)

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March 09 2005 By virtueonline "What we have been teaching is the teaching of the Communion" - by Robert Duncan

First, said Bishop Duncan, "They told us to go back home and say to everyone that 'what we have been teaching here the teaching of the communion." The Primates' statement, explained Bishop Duncan, made it unequivocally clear that the church has not changed its position on the supremacy of Holy Scripture, or its bar on blessing homosexual relationships. Post-Primates links

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March 08 2005 By virtueonline Anglican Fever Revisited - by Kevin Martin

With the recent actions of the Primates of the Anglican Church meeting in Northern Ireland, I now believe that my analogy and predictions were right on the mark!

I can now extend this analogy to the situation before us. This immune system has now isolated two North American branches of the body to either bring them back to health and balance with the body or let them die off while protecting the rest of the system from the toxic nature of this death.

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March 05 2005 By virtueonline A LIBERAL'S LAMENT - by Dr. Harriet Baber

Then you pushed through women's ordination (which I enthusiastically supported). You thought you had the routine down pat--it was just a matter of using Psychology: workshops with relating games and small group sessions, politicking to get the vote through--then a little sympathy and pastoral smarm for the disgruntled, putting out small fires here and there and waiting it out until we got used to the latest innovation so that you could move on to the next project.

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March 05 2005 By virtueonline AUSTRALIA: The Murray Bishop Responds to Consecrations of Chislett and Moyer

While the Elizabethan Settlement in the sixteenth century managed a compromise which enabled a 'broad' approach across the divide between Catholic and Protestant sympathizers within the C of E, it was done so in fidelity to the Apostolic inheritance of Bishop/Priest/Deacon (the 'three-fold order').

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March 01 2005 By virtueonline How to read a Communiqué from a Primates Meeting - by Peter Toon

For example, in terms of actions; for me the most significant sign I witnessed at the Meeting in Porto in Portugal several years ago was Presiding Bishop Griswold arm in arm with Mrs. Carey, and Archbishop Carey arm in arm with Mrs. Griswold, on the main street, walking along, for all to see - including the African Archbishops who were amazed!

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March 01 2005 By virtueonline ECUSA to the Penalty Box - by Bishop Dave Bena

BACKGROUND: The Anglican Communion is a worldwide network of approximately 70-80 million (depending on who's counting) people. It is broken into thirty-eight autonomous "provinces," of which the Episcopal Church, USA is one. These provinces tend to be national churches scattered around the world, which see the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury as their anchors. Each province has an Archbishop as chief shepherd.

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February 20 2005 By virtueonline Retracing ECUSA's History - by Rick Lobs Read more
February 19 2005 By virtueonline Welcoming Windsor - by N. T. Wright

I must explain that newness presently; let me first point out potential confusion among the layers of documentation. This motion welcomes the report from the House of Bishops (GS 1570); that report, not to be confused with the Windsor Report itself, is to be read in the light of the appended 'Response' signed by the chairs of the House of Bishops Theological Group and the Faith and Order Advisory Group.

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