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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...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

The Episcopal diocese of Pittsburgh voted Saturday to cut its ties with the church, affiliating with a conservative Anglican province in South America. Clergy delegates to the diocesan convention voted for departure from the Episcopal Church 121-33, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Lay delegates approved separation 119-69. While conservatives have a range of disagreements with the Episcopal Church, the consecration of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, a gay man in a committed...

2008-10-02 21:00:16

By Jay Tokasz Fewer than a full two days into a civil trial, a former priest agreed to settle a lawsuit with the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York over his suspension and eventual dismissal from the priesthood. Terms of the settlement were not released, but in a statement, the diocese on Wednesday said that Simon B. Howson, former rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia, has not been reinstated as a priest. "The diocese is thankful the case has been settled," the statement...

2008-09-18 15:00:16

LISBON - Cornerstone, a 10-member, multi-denominational band, will celebrate its fifth anniversary at a free coffeehouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church on the hill off Route 196. Fifteen-year-old Shawn McKeone, a Lewiston High School junior and member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, will make his debut. Cornerstone's music is geared for family audiences. The musicians perform a cross section that includes Christian rock and contemplative music....

2008-09-14 00:00:12

By Allison Heinrichs; Bobby Kerlik Leaders of the Episcopal Church of America will take a vote this week on whether to remove Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan from ministry. Duncan notified the Pittsburgh diocese Saturday of the vote, which be taken Thursday during a meeting of the Episcopal House of Bishops in Salt Lake City. Duncan is charged with abandonment of the Communion of the Church, a charge initiated by five priests and 16 lay people from the Pittsburgh diocese, Duncan said in...

2008-08-17 18:00:52

By KRYS STEFANSKY By Krys Stefansky The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach First, the pronunciation. "Nimmo" has a short "i" sound - "nih-mo," not "nee-mo." It is a family name, long heard in Princess Anne County. Since it was built in 1791, Nimmo United Methodist Church with the short "i" has been known to generations of Beach folks as the white frame building that marks the turn to the city's southern parts - Pungo and Sandbridge - and has a big Christmas tree sale each year. But...

2008-07-31 15:00:41

THE world's first openly gay Anglican bishop is to take to the stage with comedian Abie Philbin Bowman, Cambodian temple dancers and Tanzanian musicians as part of this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Gene Robinson, whose election as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in the US has prompted fears of a schism in the Anglican church, will talk about his belief that change and adaptation are at the heart of Christianity and should not be feared. The festival will...

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...


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