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2008-07-31 15:00:00

A Roman Catholic cardinal told Anglican bishops at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, that ordaining women is a barrier to uniting the churches. Cardinal Walter Kaspar, head of the Vatican Council on Christian Unity, spoke at a closed session Monday, The Times of London reported. Although Kaspar addressed the bishops in English, the Vatican published the text only in Italian in its official newspaper, Osservatore Romano. Kaspar said that the joint inheritance of the Anglican and...

2008-07-24 03:00:31

By Terry Lee Goodrich, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 24--A pastor known in Baptist circles for his insightful preaching and effective inner-city ministries will temporarily take the reins of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The 1,500-member congregation is regrouping after months of rancorous debate over theological issues, church officials say. The Rev. Charles Foster Johnson, 51, will preach his first sermon at Broadway on Sunday, church leaders said. Johnson, who...

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...

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Coakley, Sarah An English reflection on ministry IT MIGHT SEEM otiose, even pathetic, for priests to spend time wondering about what they are and do: is it not obvious what sort of jobs and roles they are meant to be getting on with? And is it not equally and painfully obvious that any social status they may have enjoyed in earlier generations as a result of these jobs and roles has been largely eroded? The popular media image of the male clergy diverges paradoxically and revealingly:...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

The Rev Dr David Lord, reluctantly at the centre of a controversy within the worldwide Anglican communion, is a remarkable and personable example of how medicine and faith can be brought together in a healthy unity. David is a gifted and gracious Anglican priest and a specialist medical doctor. Seldom have I seen the ministry to body and soul come together in such harmony. As hospital chaplain I have seen how David respects with professional skill the boundaries between his work as...

2007-08-12 15:14:29

By JUDY HARRISON; OF THE NEWS STAFF The Rev. Marguerite "Rita" A.H. Steadman stepped into the pulpit of Saint John's Episcopal Church in Bangor last Sunday and made history. The 38-year-old mother of two young children is the first woman to serve as rector of the congregation since its founding in 1835. Steadman, however, has been a first before. She was the first woman ordained a deacon more than a decade ago at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church in Times Square after she completed...

2007-06-12 12:00:15

By Nick G. Maheras, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jun. 12--HIGH POINT -- The city's biggest church, as well as its largest Baptist assembly, has called a new senior pastor. The Rev. Dr. Darryl L. Craft, pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., will preach his fi rst Sunday service at Green Street Baptist Church on N. Rotary Drive July 22. Craft,44,preached both morning services there Sunday after meeting with church deacons Friday and holding three question -- and-answer...

2006-08-01 14:26:20

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - A priest who was at the center of a furor over homosexuality in the Church of England has entered a civil partnership with his long term partner, another male priest, gay activists said on Tuesday. Conservatives in the Church of England reacted to the news with dismay and said it would aggravate the row over homosexuality in the Anglican Communion, the loose federation of Anglican churches worldwide. Jeffrey John, dean of St Albans, entered into the...

2006-07-01 08:56:19

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six conservative Episcopalian bishops opposed to the liberal drift in the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion are asking for a trial separation, a move hinting at an eventual divorce over irreconcilable differences, some analysts say. The bishops of the dioceses for Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Texas, South Carolina, Central Florida, Springfield, Illinois, and San Joaquin, California, appealed this past week to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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