Biblical prohibitions of homosexual activity should not be taken literally, the Archbishop of Wales said this week, as the Apostle Paul and the Old Testament authors were ignorant of committed same-sex relationships.
Pope Tawadros II was the guest of Dr. Mouneer Anis, the Bishop of Egypt at a ceremony held at Cairo's Anglican Cathedral. The visit by the Patriarch of Alexandria was a "remarkable" and "historic" step towards closer relations among Egypt's Christians, Dr. Anis reports.
"The announcement that Jesus is alive changes everything," the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said today in his Easter sermon. "It gives us hope where we were in despair, faith where we were lost, light where we were in darkness, joy where we were entirely in sorrow."
Three men suspected of having kidnapped the Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province of the Church of Nigeria were arraigned last week before a magistrate in Port Harcourt, the Department of State Security (DSS) reports.
"The Ordinariate has not grown as much as we hoped it might. The vision has not been caught." Msgr Keith Newton the ordinary of Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham observed at a Chrism Mass on 14 April 2014.
The Archbishop of Canterbury gave the following speech on April 10, 2014 at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, a conference in Oklahoma, USA, bringing together Episcopalians to consider ways of challenging 'the culture of violence'.
As the Anglican Curmudgeon, it behooves me now and then to comment upon matters Anglican. And just now, there is a tempest in the Anglican teapot which I have refrained from noticing, because after all, it is still a small storm in a very small teapot.
Changing the Church of England’s attitudes towards the morality of homosexual conduct was an unlikely prospect, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today, not least because of the catastrophe it would unleash upon Christians in the developing world.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to congratulate His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II on his election as the 123rd successor of St Peter in the Apostolic See of Antioch and All the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.
The parish of Trinity Wall Street has filed suit in a Delaware Federal court against the Wal-Mart Corporation, alleging the company’s refusal to allow it to distribute proxy material at its April 22 annual meeting violates its rights as a shareholder.
Your Curmudgeon has just received reliable word that ECUSA and its attorneys intend to ask the United States Supreme Court to review the (interlocutory!) decision by the Supreme Court of Texas in Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth v. Episcopal Church (USA), in which the Texas Court recently denied ECUSA's petition for a rehearing.
The presence of leaders from the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) at the South Carolina Convention was a sign of hope for the future. As a false unity that is based merely on institutional history breaks down, a new unity is emerging which finds its inspiration in the great historic truths of Anglican faith.
In recent appellate decisions, the courts in both South Carolina and Texas have pointed to a decisive judicial rejection of the Dennis-Canon-based litigation strategy of the powers at 815 Second Avenue in New York, headquarters of what I (still) call ECUSA.
The Texas Supreme Court has denied TEC's motion for a rehearing on the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases, sending them back to the local courts with directions they be adjudicated via "neutral principles of law."
The Diocese of Grafton’s priority in addressing child abuse claims was to minimize potential claims for compensation from victims and make the problem go away rather than seeing that justice was done, a Royal Commission investigating abuse has learned.
The South Carolina Court of Appeals today rejected an appeal that would have delayed a trial in the Diocese of South Carolina lawsuit to protect diocesan and parish property from seizure by The Episcopal Church (TEC) and its local group, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC).
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis have given their backing to a ground-breaking ecumenical initiative to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. The agreement to help eradicate an injustice affecting up to 29million people was co-signed on March 17th by the Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See, Archbishop David Moxon, the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Science, Bishop Sanchez Sorondo and Mr Andrew Forrest, the founder of the large international philanthropic anti-slavery organisation from Perth, Western Australia "Walk Free".
A Washington-based conservative group, the American Anglican Fellowship has filed charges against the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, alleging her $30 million legal campaign against church conservatives is an abuse of office and violates church canons.
The order list published this morning by the United States Supreme Court shows that, after relisting the case for its conferences four times, it has denied certiorari (review) in No. 13-449, The Falls Church v. Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, et al.
The fact that the diocesan Bishop will be a woman is of concern, especially considering there has been no publicly available provision by the Grafton diocese for those who cannot in good conscience accept her episcopal ministry. The matters raised in this document however are of more grave concern.
The Bishop of Arkansas, the Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield, has stood down the priest in charge of Grace Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., after the Rev. Gregory J. Fry announced he wished to be considered a woman.
27 Bishops of the Church of England along with leaders of the Methodist, Reformed and Quaker churches have published an open letter in the Daily Mirror addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron denouncing the government's welfare policy.