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A new Covenant
Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today. Covenant has attracted about 40 editorial contributors, including bishops, cathedral deans, priests, and theologians. Covenant will expand its family of contributors in the months ahead.

This page will be an archive of content from August 2007 to January 2012. Please visit Covenant’s thoroughly redesigned home at covenant.livingchurch.org and join the conversation.
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Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today. Covenant has attracted about 40 editorial contributors, including bishops, cathedral deans, priests, and theologians. Covenant will expand its family of contributors in the months ahead.

This page will be an archive of content from August 2007 to January 2012. Please visit Covenant’s thoroughly redesigned home at covenant.livingchurch.org and join the conversation.


A new Covenant
 
Posted by Douglas LeBlanc
Two Patron Bishops for No Anglican Covenant Coalition

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 10:15 am

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Channel: No Anglican Covenant Coalition   

From the coalition’s announcement:

The Right Reverend Dr John Saxbee and the Right Reverend Dr Peter Selby have been appointed Episcopal Patrons of the international No Anglican Covenant Coalition.

... “More and more questions are being raised about the potential pitfalls of the proposed Anglican Covenant,” said the Reverend Dr Lesley Fellows, Moderator of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition. “We have consistently seen that support for the Covenant tends to collapse in the face of full and fair discussion and analysis. We are very pleased to welcome Bishops Selby and Saxbee as our first Episcopal Patrons. They are well respected in the Church of England and throughout the Anglican Communion. We expect that their views on the Covenant will persuade many more people to take a harder look at the risks inherent in this radical proposal.”
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Anglican Centre in Rome: An Introduction (video link)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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Posted by Douglas LeBlanc
SCCC Critiques the Anglican Covenant

Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

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Channel: Episcopal News Service   

Members of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons write:

A close reading of the Covenant, and especially Section 4.4.1, makes it clear that the text of the Preamble and of the Introduction to the Covenant must be considered as part of the Covenant itself, despite some confusing language to the contrary. The Commission is mindful of recent actions and statements by the Archbishop of Canterbury, our Presiding Bishop, and other primates of the Communion which provide some perspectives on the subject of future disputes and the understanding of roles and authority.

As developed further in this report, the SCCC is of the view that adoption of the current draft Anglican Covenant has the potential to change the constitutional and canonical framework of TEC, particularly with respect to the autonomy of our Church, and the constitutional authority of our General Convention, bishops and dioceses.

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Bishop Little: Ayn Rand Led Me to Christ

Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7:10 am

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Bishop Edward S. Little II of the Diocese of Northern Indiana writes in the June issue of Christianity Today:

Ayn Rand changed my life. When I embraced her philosophy, Objectivism, the conversion was far more dramatic than my decision, several years later, to follow Jesus Christ—more dramatic, but in the end transitory. Yet Rand, the novelist, philosopher, and uncompromising atheist, inadvertently opened a door for the gospel. I don't believe dead people spin in their graves, but if they did and she could read these words, I imagine Rand would be twirling violently.

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Posted by Benjamin Guyer
Lawsuit Prompts Priest’s Resignation

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Tags: katharine jefferts schori, sexual abuse

Channel: Living Church   

The lawsuit said that Parry submitted to psychological testing in 2000.

“The results of this testing revealed that Fr. Parry was a sexual abuser who had the proclivity to reoffend with minors,” the lawsuit said, adding that the results were provided to the abbey, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas and the Diocese of Nevada. Parry began working as music director at All Saints in 2000. Jefferts Schori was consecrated Bishop of Nevada in 2001.

Parry said he felt called back to priestly ministry when an opening arose at All Saints’ Church.

“I talked to the bishop, and she accepted me,” he told The Kansas City Star. “And I told her at the time that there was an incident of sexual misconduct at Conception Abbey in ’87. The Episcopal Church doesn’t have a ‘one strike and you’re out’ policy, so it didn’t seem like I was any particular threat. She said she’d have to check the canons, and she did.” Read full post >>

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Posted by Graham Kings
The Bishop of London on the King James Version

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

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Hats off to the Stationers' Company! The final revision before the publication of the King James or Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611 was made possible by the generosity of your Company. The revisers were assembled in Stationers Hall hard by the palace of the Bishop of London, George Abbott who kept a close eye on the business and who had been a member of the Oxford Company responsible for the translation of the greater part of the New Testament. Read full post >>

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Posted by Graham Kings
Durham’s Next Bishop

Monday, June 06, 2011 at 11:23 am

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The appointment of the new Bishop Designate of Durham, the Very Rev. Justin Welby was announced on Thursday, June 2 — Ascension Day.

Justin Welby is currently Dean of Liverpool and is very much looking forward to being part of the continuing renewal of the ministry of the diocese of Durham and joining those that are strong advocates of the North East. Read full post >>

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Update on ARCIC III

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Channel: Anglican Communion News Service   

From Anglican Communion News Service:

The Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCICIII) has completed the introductory part of the agenda for its first meeting. On Friday and Saturday it discussed background papers on the history of ARCIC I and II (Bishop Christopher Hill, Anglican Diocese of Guildford in England); how ARCIC I and II addressed matters of ecclesiology (Bishop Arthur Kennedy, Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Boston in the USA; Canon Dr. Nicholas Sagovsky, England) and ethics (Fr. Adelbert Denaux, Dean of Tilburg School of Theology, Utrecht; Dr. Charles Sherlock, retired professor from Melbourne, Australia).

… [Dr. Paul Murray from Durham University in England] stimulated discussion about receptive ecumenism: a way of being with each other that is open and vulnerable. “This is ecumenism not primarily as a task of convincing the other, but as a task of conversion; a task of asking how in the face of the other we are being called to conversion out of ways that are frustrating our flourishing, and into a greater abundance of life, a deeper quality of catholicity,” Dr. Murray said. In other words, our two Communions might be able to help each other grow in faith, life and witness if they are open to being transformed by God’s grace mediated through each other.” Read full post >>

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Why ARCIC is still worth it

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

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Channel: America    Author: Austen Ivereigh

There is something rather retro and quaint about the 10-day gathering of 17 Catholic and Anglican bishops and theologians which begins at a monastery in northern Italy [May 18].

Bose is a community of both men and women, made up of both Anglicans and Catholics, founded in the 1970s, when there was talk of Anglican-Catholic unity within a generation.

Although the aim of the third phase of the official Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, or ARCIC (pron. AR-KICK), is, as it has always been, the full and visible unity between the Catholic and Anglican Churches, there is a new sober realism hanging over this gathering. Read full post >>

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