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March 10 2004 By virtueonline IRAQ: Constitutional Path Being Paved for Islamic Law - Barnabas Fund Reports


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March 10 2004 By virtueonline PHILADELPHIA: New Orthodox "Anglican Gathering" in Bennison Diocese

Last November, a small group of Christians calling themselves "The Anglican Gathering" began worshipping on Sunday afternoons.

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March 10 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: General Synod will decide on same-sex blessings

The council, the church's governing body between triennial General Synods, wrestled with the issue - currently the most controversial one within t he Anglican Church of Canada - over four days of deliberation from March 4 t o 7 in a retreat center near Toronto.

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March 09 2004 By virtueonline "God Wanted Me to be a Priest"

"When I saw and experienced how my mother struggled to raise three children on her own, it made me very angry," Andrew says. "To have that absence, to be placed in a situation where I did not have that father, where that was something that my friends did, I always wondered what it would be like to have a father."

To fill the void of an absent father, Andrew started using marijuana at a young age.

"I smoked it on a regular basis, say about three or four times a day," he says.

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March 09 2004 By virtueonline INDIANAPOLIS: Bishop issues temporary license for Springfield priest

I think they are in a hard place, Bishop Waynick said. They clearly want to remain within the Anglican tradition and yet they are completely unwilling to affirm the New Hampshire consecration.

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March 09 2004 By virtueonline IOWA CITY: Strong voices debate gay marriage. Episcopalians weigh in

The Rev. Mel Schlachter, of Trinity Episcopal, supports gay marriage.

"There is a lot of polarizing of groups going on," Schlachter said. "There needs to be people of every persuasion sitting down and talking."

In Johnson County, there is a wide variety of viewpoints and arguments on both sides of the gay marriage issue.

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March 09 2004 By virtueonline The Rebirth of Christianity: The Gospel Blossoms in the East

And who could blame him for his pessimism? Christianity in the West appears to be in the process of retreating everywhere under the advancing assault of secularism and New Age spirituality.

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March 09 2004 By virtueonline SOUTH CAROLINA: Appeals court remands lawsuit over Episcopal property

In 2000, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina filed a public notice
that All Saints was subject to the church rules under which churches hold property in trust for the diocese and the Episcopal Church.

All Saints sued, asking a judge to order the notice removed from public

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March 09 2004 By virtueonline ENGLAND: No absolute truth governs Griswold's thinking in BBC interview

BISHOP GRISWOLD: I find it difficult to answer hypothetical questions. I can only say that given our experience and given the desires of the people and clergy of the diocese of New Hampshire, I feel that they have acted honourably, that the Episcopal Church has acted honourably and I do hope in the fullness of time that the Anglican communion will hold together in spite of differences.

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March 08 2004 By virtueonline DALLAS: Orthodox Bishop faces serious opposition in his diocese

We, the clergy listed below, are requesting the Executive Council to take no action that would give the appearance of endorsing the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes. We feel this decision needs to be made by the delegates to the Diocesan Convention.

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