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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...

2008-07-31 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...

2008-07-20 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...

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...

2006-06-28 01:54:31

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said the worldwide church may have to break up amid a bitter row over the consecration of gay bishops. In a lengthy statement issued by his Lambeth Palace office on Tuesday, Williams proposed churches should be asked to sign a formal covenant, allowing some to be fuller members of the Anglican communion than others. "Those churches that were prepared to...

2006-06-23 08:53:13

By Rebecca Harrison DAKAR (Reuters) - Africa's Anglican bishops have attacked their U.S. counterparts for failing to condemn homosexuality after they elected a liberal woman leader who supports gay rights. In an open letter after a meeting in Kampala, they also told conservative Episcopalians that they still supported them in their opposition to the pro-gay stand of the U.S. church, which includes the first gay bishop in the Anglican Communion. Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola,...

2006-06-22 11:05:38

By Tume Ahemba LAGOS (Reuters) - African bishops on Thursday applauded a decision by the U.S. Episcopal Church to avoid consecrating more openly gay bishops but said liberals must show true repentance if a rift in the Anglican community is to heal. The U.S. arm of the community made the decision on Wednesday in an about-turn aimed at appeasing the worldwide church and avoiding a split with its more conservative parts, particularly in Africa. Many African bishops condemn...


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