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2009-02-13 07:35:00

BOSTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A community ordained priest takes a critical look at the Catholic Church, its beliefs, as well as its scandals, offering a glimpse into the Church's past and present. "Critical Mass" (published by iUniverse), a novel by Kathleen M. Henry, may be likened to when Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg, instigating the Reformation. Henry has been in exile from her Church in response to some of its positions,...

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...

2008-07-08 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...

2006-06-19 15:25:47

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Anglicans faced a new crisis on Monday after the U.S. branch of the church elected a liberal female leader who said she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God. One English bishop warned that Anglicanism was in danger of splitting into "two religions" after the election in the United States of Katherine Jefferts Schori to lead the 2.3-million-strong U.S. episcopal church. The election came after the consecration of...

2006-06-19 14:50:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender. Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year. Interviewed on...

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...

2006-06-19 07:57:50

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Anglicans faced stark divisions on Monday after a woman radical took over the U.S. branch and an English Bishop warned that Anglicanism was in danger of splitting into "two religions." Three years of deepening differences between liberals and conservatives among the world's 77 million Anglicans were sparked by the consecration of openly gay American bishop Gene Robinson and the blessing of same sex marriages in Canada. Now the broad church, which...

2006-06-19 07:00:03

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop. Her election came 30 years after the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection...

2006-06-18 19:36:00

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop. Her election came 30 years after the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection...

2006-06-18 17:35:42

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Schori on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member denomination, a vote likely to produce more controversy in a group already divided over the ordination of its first openly homosexual bishop. Her election came 30 years after the Episcopalians, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection seemed likely...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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