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January 14 2004 By virtueonline CONSERVATIVE NETWORK STARTS TAKING SHAPE...

The new Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes reportedly has--among other things--the encouragement of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.

But, while it seems highly unlikely that he would presently support the designation of it as a "replacement" for ECUSA–-an unprecedented step--he may face a hard choice on that score.

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January 13 2004 By virtueonline Attorneys withdraw Episcopal land-grab resolution

Resolution No. 6, passed at a diocesan convention in September, was at the heart of an October lawsuit filed by a Shadyside church against Duncan and the diocese's board of trustees to prevent them from transferring ownership of any church property.

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January 13 2004 By virtueonline TWO PARISHES IN ATLANTA LEAVE ECUSA FOR SOUTHERN CONE

The new churches have called themselves New Anglican Church and Holy Cross Anglican Church, and will be located in northwest Atlanta and Loganville. The New Anglican Church, (a temporary name), held its first service on Sunday and Holy Cross Anglican Church will hold its first service February 8.

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January 13 2004 By virtueonline DOES THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION HAVE A FUTURE?

Addressing several hundred attendees at a conference here, Seitz, Professor of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland said, "one can actually hear the timbers of our Communion boat creak, and there seems to be little sign that the winds are calming. The Communion has been hit by a tsunami, and we are salvaging what we can and hoping things have not gone beyond the possibility of repair."

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January 13 2004 By virtueonline Catholic lawyers urged to fight gay 'marriage'

"The social cost of the breakdown of family life has already been enormous," Archbishop O'Malley said at the annual Red Mass, which is dedicated to judges, lawyers and others in the legal system.
"It's not a question of live and let live, it's a question of right and wrong," Archbishop O'Malley said.

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January 12 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA HAS VIOLATED PROCESS, DISPLAYED CONTEMPT FOR PRIMATES

I refer of course to the actions of the Bishop and Synod of the Diocese of
New Westminster in Canada where same sex blessings were officially endorsed and
authorized by the Synod and subsequently implemented as a matter of diocesan
policy. These actions in New Westminster must be considered against the
background of an existing official policy that forbids such actions and a Provincial

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January 12 2004 By virtueonline SC STANDING COMMITTEE URGES BISHOP SALMON TO DROP LAWSUIT

As evidenced by the resolutions passed at the Special Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina held in October of 2003, the Diocese, including the members of All Saints', are deeply concerned about the crisis in the Episcopal Church. We strongly believe that our working together is the best witness in this struggle.

At our meeting on January 5th, the Standing Committee, in an effort to find common ground made the following proposal:

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January 12 2004 By virtueonline REC PRESIDING BISHOP ACCEPTS HOTCHKISS RESIGNATION

Under date of November 30, 2003, I have received a letter from Gregory K.
Hotchkiss in which he officially vacates his episcopal office and renounces his
ministerial orders in the Reformed Episcopal Church. In his correspondence he
cites changes in his "moral and theological understanding" which have resulted
in a "growing distance" between himself and the Reformed Episcopal Church. In

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January 12 2004 By virtueonline Support for homosexuals angers local Episcopalians

The gathering was larger than the 2,700 Episcopalians who met last fall in Plano, Texas, in what became known as the "Plano Conference" to oppose the Aug. 5 consecration of Canon V. Gene Robinson at the Episcopal General Convention as the new bishop of New Hampshire. The meeting this weekend at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, termed "Plano East," was held for those who couldn't go to Texas.

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