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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Ex-bishop Heather Cook released from prison after serving half of sentence for fatal drunken driving crash

Released a little after 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup, she will be on supervised parole and probation for five years.

Gerard Shields, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said Cook is required to report within 24 hours to a Parole and Probation field office and will learn the conditions of her probation at that meeting.

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May 14 2019 By dvirtue Alpha Leadership Conference Blanks Out Abortion But Says It’s Saving Babies

The Alpha International Leadership Conference held from May 6-7 at the Royal Albert Hall has come under fire for refusing to engage with Britain’s abortion holocaust. Christian pro-life groups who staged a display outside the conference venue say they were shocked by the response of the conference delegates.
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May 11 2019 By dvirtue WALES: House of Bishops Ponders Same Sex Relationships

This was not a binding vote of the Governing Body, and did not, in any respect, change the Church's teaching and practice on marriage. Rather the bishops received the vote as permission to undertake new work on the question of how the Church in Wales might make some kind of formal provision in this area.

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May 06 2019 By dvirtue HONG KONG: Archbishop of Canterbury defeated on measure that could adjudicate who's in or out of Anglican Communion

Archbishop defeated. The averting of the crisis over the Episcopal Church's resolution was not the end of the afternoon's business. Another resolution, proposed by Dr Atherstone, lamented "the strained and broken relationships" in the Communion, and requested that the Archbishop of Canterbury consider setting up a theological task group to "clarify the core identity and boundaries" of the Communion.

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May 06 2019 By dvirtue Jackson motion on traditionalists defeated in Church in Wales Governing Body

But, after an hour-long debate in the Governing Body (GB), members voted overwhelmingly to reject the motion, proposed by the Archdeacon of Llandaff, the Ven. Peggy Jackson.

Sixty-three people voted against her proposal, 20 abstained and 19 voted for it. Two of the Church's six bishops, however -- the Bishops of Bangor, the Rt Revd Andy John, and St Davids, the Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy -- indicated their support for the motion.

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May 05 2019 By dvirtue Ex-bishop Heather Cook to be released in May after serving half her prison sentence for bicyclist's death

If that's the case, Cook, 62, will have served just over 3 1/2 years of the seven-year sentence she was given on four criminal charges in connection with the crash that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a software engineer and married father of two, on Dec. 27, 2014.

Cook pleaded guilty to the charges -- including automobile manslaughter, drunken driving, texting while driving and leaving the scene of a collision -- in 2015.

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May 03 2019 By dvirtue ACC-17: Welby candid, and not in camera

None the less, he was more candid than he has been over a wide range of topics. Questions ranged from what makes him laugh and what annoys him most (the same answer: "myself") to where he got his clerical shirt (South Africa). In between, there were questions about sexuality, establishment, Donald Trump, and an Archbishop of Canterbury from overseas. Here is an edited version.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue Lambeth 2020 Chaos

The announcement from the Secretary General has caused ripples throughout the Communion. The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church (TEC) USA has approved a resolution which finds the decision inconsistent with TEC’s definition of marriage.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue Church of Nigeria, Anglican Church in North America Reach Agreement on CANA Dioceses

In January of this year, the Church of Nigeria elected four suffragan bishops for the Diocese of the Trinity, a CANA diocese composed primarily of ex-patriot Nigerians in North America. These elections surprised the Anglican Church in North America and led both provinces to desire clearer lines of authority for the CANA dioceses.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue HONG KONG: Welby reiterates dilemma he says he faced over inviting same-sex spouses to Lambeth

"For some reason, I thought that question might come up," Welby replied when Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny asked him during an evening question-and-answer session here May 1 to elaborate on his decision and his thoughts about how to work through the disagreements in the communion over human sexuality.

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