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March 02 2004 By virtueonline CENTRAL AFRICA: Relationship fractured, Communion Impaired with ECUSA

With profound sadness the Church of the Province of Central Africa declares that the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) has inflicted a desperately grave wound to us and the Communion.

By official and willful action, sixty two bishops approved the election of an openly active homosexual as a bishop. Many participated in his consecration.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline ALABAMA: Diocese rejects Gay Bishop. Reduces funds to national church

By passing a resolution "affirming our Anglican tradition and communion," priests and church members representing 36,000 Episcopalians in the state said that "blessings of same-sex unions and ordinations of non-celibate unmarried persons are not part of the common life of this diocese."

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March 01 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Fifth Anglican Primate joins alliance of International Archbishops

The diocese's unilateral, divisive and unprecedented move, taken in 2002, was denounced throughout the Anglican Communion as contrary to Scripture, Christian tradition over 2000 years and the clear wishes of the Bishops of the Anglican Communion.

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March 01 2004 By virtueonline CENTRAL FLORIDA: Bishop Howe reports on Church of the New Covenant

On January 18, 2004, the Rector and Vestry of New Covenant unanimously passed two resolutions, which the Rector and some of the Vestry's representatives discussed with our Chancellor and me on February 5, 2004.

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March 01 2004 By virtueonline NIGERIA: Primate to snub Williams over gay bishop

The Archbishop, who heads 17 million Anglicans, is a leading opponent of
the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Frank Griswold, who
defied colleagues by leading the consecration, last November, of Canon Gene
Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire.

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March 01 2004 By virtueonline KENTUCKY: Local parish is snubbing its bishop

The congregation, with an average attendance of about 110 people, has contemporary worship services -- no pews, prayer books or pipe organs. But it adheres to traditional scriptural interpretations, and is in "impaired communion" with the diocese, said its minister, the Rev. Martin Gornik.

The Lexington parish is the second parish to publicly challenge Sauls. Saint John's Church in Versailles split in January after diocesan leaders dismissed that church's governing board.

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March 01 2004 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Year of Hope and Pain for Archbishop

In an exclusive interview with the Press Association to mark the first anniversary of his enthronement, Dr Williams said he missed Wales, where he was formerly Archbishop, and still thought of it as home. He added that in spite of the pressures of his job and a number of pastoral visits abroad this year, he has managed to publish two books and a collection of essays and still keeps up when he can with his favourite cartoon series The Simpsons.

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February 29 2004 By virtueonline CENTRAL AFRICA: Separation with US Episcopal Church inevitable

The separation would become permanent if there is no repentance by the
Anglican Church in America.

This follows last year's ordination in the New Hemisphere, United States,
of an active homosexual as a bishop.

Archbishop Bernard Malango of Malawi said after the meeting held at the
Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Gaborone on Wednesday that the ordination
"has inflicted a desperately grave wound to the church and the communion".

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February 29 2004 By virtueonline HARVARD: Law Professor Says Same-sex Marriage About Special Preference

"What same-sex marriage advocates have tried to present as a civil rights issue is really a bid for special preferences of the type our society gives to married couples for the very good reason that most of them are raisin g or have raised children," says Glendon.

"There is a real problem of distributive justice," said the former Vatican representative to the Summit on Women at Beijing.

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February 27 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Episcoplagiarism - Frank Griswold Steals From Himself

Frank to the Patriarch: I write to you with a heavy heart, having reviewed the November 17 press release from the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church and having pondered it in my prayers for many weeks. I know that our bonds of fraternal affection and respect have been strained by an action of our General Convention: namely the consent to the election of the bishop-elect of the Diocese of New Hampshire and his subsequent Consecration.

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