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2006-06-20 17:31:56

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A proposal for the U.S. Episcopal Church to impose an unofficial moratorium on the ordination of more openly gay bishops was rejected in a key vote at the church's convention on Tuesday, a move that could further roil relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide. The issue is not completely dead since the triennial convention of the 2.3-million-member U.S. church will not close until Wednesday evening and the matter could be revived. But with time...

2006-06-19 14:22:43

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Anglicans faced a new crisis on Monday after a liberal female bishop became head of the U.S. branch of the church and an English bishop warned that Anglicanism was in danger of splitting into "two religions." The consecration of openly gay American bishop Gene Robinson and the blessing of same sex marriages in Canada three years ago have deepened differences between liberals and conservatives among the world's 77 million Anglicans. Now the broad...

2006-06-16 20:46:57

By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - A key committee trying to craft the U.S. Episcopal Church's response to the anger and alienation caused by the consecration of an openly gay bishop wrestled with disagreements on Friday over how to apologize and what to promise for the future. "I do not regret the decision we made," said committee co-chairman the Rev. Frank Wade, referring to the church's consecration three years ago of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first bishop...

2006-06-14 21:39:17

By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church, trying to quell the storm it created by consecrating the first openly gay bishop in Anglican church history, was showered with calls on Wednesday to repudiate the action and pleas not to abandon gays and lesbians. "Are we courageous enough to recognize Christ in the lives of our gay and lesbian neighbors?" asked Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, whose elevation to the episcopate in 2003 set off turmoil in...

2006-06-10 07:10:21

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church faces a fractious debate next week over the controversy caused by the consecration of the church's first openly gay bishop, which has rubbed raw relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide. The Church leadership has crafted proposals it believes will address concerns within the 2.3 million-member U.S. church and from abroad. But before the nine-day triennial General Convention opens in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, some...

2006-05-13 23:21:54

By Chris Buckley NINGDE, China (Reuters) - China installed a controversial new Catholic bishop on Sunday in a ceremony reflecting the split between the Vatican and the Chinese state-run church that divides villagers in this heavily Catholic corner of the country. Zhan Silu presided over a Mass marking his appointment as bishop of Mindong Diocese in eastern China's Fujian province. The cathedral in the small city of Ningde was crowded to overflowing with a mix of urban residents and...

2006-05-12 02:48:10

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Sparring between Beijing and the Vatican is set to intensify on Sunday as China installs another bishop apparently without the blessing of the Pope, extending a row over who rules China's divided Catholic Church. Zhan Silu, also called Vincent Zhan, will become bishop of Mindong Diocese in eastern Fujian province, and he -- like two other bishops appointed in China in past weeks -- apparently lacks the Holy See's approval, which bishops even in...

2006-05-07 02:59:10

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China consecrated a U.S.-educated Chinese priest as an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing. The consecration of Father Paul Pei Junmin, 37, was held at a Catholic church in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, said Liu Bainian, a vice-chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. Pei, ordained a priest in...

2006-05-07 00:07:36

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China is to consecrate a U.S.-educated Chinese priest as an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing. The consecration of Father Paul Pei Junmin, 37, was scheduled to be held at a Catholic church in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, said Liu Bainian, a vice-chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. Pei,...

2006-05-06 21:43:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is expected to appoint an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing. Father Paul Pei Junmin, 37, is scheduled to be consecrated an assistant bishop at a Catholic church in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, Liu Bainian, a vice-chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, told Reuters. Jin Peixian, the 80-year-old bishop of...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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