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2008-10-05 12:00:11

By Joe Mandak Associated Press MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- Clergy and lay members of the theologically conservative Pittsburgh diocese voted overwhelmingly Saturday to break from the liberal Episcopal Church, with which it differs on issues ranging from homosexuality to biblical teachings on salvation. Assistant Bishop Henry Scriven said the vote means the Pittsburgh diocese is now more firmly aligned with the majority of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, which is more...

2008-10-05 00:00:09

The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has voted to leave the Episcopal Church and join a more conservative province of the Anglican Church. The vote was taken today at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Monroeville. The results were greeted with silence. Immediately after the results were announced, the Rev. Harold Lewis from Calvary Church in East Liberty announced that his church would stay with the Episcoal Church and not follow the lead of the diocese. "This is a very sad day. There are...

2008-10-05 00:00:09

By Mike Cronin Hundreds of clergy and lay leaders in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh are scheduled to vote today on whether to leave the New York-based church for a more conservative affiliation. The voting at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Monroeville would occur about two weeks after a group of Episcopal bishops representing the U.S. church removed Bishop Robert Duncan as head of the Pittsburgh diocese for supporting efforts to split from the church. If a majority votes to leave...

2008-08-03 15:00:01

At least two bishops of the Anglican Church have come out against efforts to keep its liberal and conservative wings united. The call for an orderly breakup of the church came Sunday as the archbishop of Canterbury convened the Lambeth Conference of 670 bishops to forge reconciliation. The Times of London said bishops said the conference was a waste of time and resources, although the majority of bishops appeared to be still willing to give Archbishop Rowan Willams' efforts a shot. A...

2008-07-20 21:00:16

DETROIT _ For years, worshippers at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Livonia, Mich., patiently put up with their diocese as it adopted a series of liberal changes that clashed with biblical tradition. But the breaking point came in 2003, when the Episcopal Church _ with the approval of the local diocese _ consecrated an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire. After a testy meeting with Episcopal leaders, about two-thirds of the 300-member congregation bolted in 2006, leaving a church many of...

2008-07-08 09:00:18

By Jerome Taylor The Church of England was thrown into disarray last night after its ruling body, the General Synod, rejected a series of amendments by traditionalists opposed to the ordination of women bishops. These included a proposal to create so-called "superbishops" that would have allowed clergy who object to the idea of female bishops to opt out of being administered by them. A motion reaffirming the Church's commitment to press ahead with the consecration of women bishops was...

2007-11-08 06:00:42

By Burnett, Kristin This essay looks at the evolution of institutional structures of western health care in First Nations communities in southern Alberta from 1880 to 1930. During the 1890s various churches and their missionary organizations built cottage hospitals, school infirmaries, and dispensaries in Blackfoot, Peigan, Blood, Stoney, and Tsuu T'ina communities. In order to pay for these facilities churches formed a partnership with the federal government, similar to the existing one...

2006-08-13 08:43:02

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-08-13 08:20:01

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-08-13 08:17:10

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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