Posts Tagged ‘Anglican’

Christian unity comes closer Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Christian unity took another step closer last Sunday when Pope Francis became the first pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome. “True, solid communion grows and is built up when people work together for those in need,” Francis said. “Through a united witness to charity, the merciful face of Jesus is made visible in our Read more

Theresa May says God is her guide Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Theresa May’s faith in God and moral compass are helping her work out the best course for Britain. The British Prime Minister, whose father was a Church of England vicar, stresses the importance of knowing you’re doing the right thing. In her opinion, knowing this gives you energy and confidence to carry out the work Read more

Plan for old rite Anglican missionary to go to Pitcairn Island progresssing Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016
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In 2014 CathNews reported an an American clergyman, John Brantley was seeking funding to re-establish an Anglican presence on Pitcairn Island. Brantley, an Anglican Rite Old Catholic priest, recently reported that “the online campaigns were less than successful” but their congregation based campaign has at present raised nearly $US2000 for mission funding on the island. Pitcairn is the Read more

Immensely significant – Anglican and Catholic bishops to work together Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Immensely significant celebrations marking 50 years since an Anglican Centre was founded in Rome to “promote Christian unity in a divided world” will take place in Rome next week. A week-long summit which the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis will attend in Rome will climax with a service in the monastery from which Read more

Church of England spread anti-Semitism Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Anti-semitism and the Church of England’s role is embarrassing, says the Archbishop of Canterbury. Jewish leaders praised the Archbishop, Justin Welby. He admitted the Church “compounded the spread” of anti-Semitism. Welby’s comments appear in a booklet called ‘Lessons Learned’. This is a collection of essays produced by the Holocaust Educational Trust and Community Security Trust. Read more

Anglicans look to Pope as role model of Christian leadership Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Anglicans see Pope Francis as a role model and are among the thousands of pilgrims and visitors present in St Peter’s Square for the Pope’s general audience. Last Wednesday a group of Anglicans from all over the world taking part in a week long study course on Christian leadership were among the pilgrims. Organised by Read more

Church of England warns bishops not to apologise too fully to sex abuse victims Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Child sexual abuse survivors have accused the Church of England of “acting like Pontius Pilate”. The accusations come as a previously unseen document revealed that bishops were explicitly instructed only to give partial apologies to victims – if at all. The partial apologes were a mechanism to avoid being sued. The Telegraph newspaper says legal advice marked Read more

Parish nurse receives Queen’s Service Medal Comments 0

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

A Nelson nurse who helped spread a revolutionary approach to healing across the world nearly 20 years ago is still dedicating her life to the cause. Elaine Tyrrell has the honour of receiving The Queen’s Service Medal for her services to health. As the first Anglican parish nurse in New Zealand, Tyrrell turned her nursing Read more

Anglican and Catholic theologians look at ordination rites Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Catholic and Anglican theologians have been meeting near Rome to discuss ordination rites in the two communions. The members of the Malines Conversation group also considered the ecumenical implications of Pope Francis’s recent document Amoris Laetitia. A communique issued after the encounter said the theologians from seven different countries discussed “contemporary and historic ordination rites”. Read more

Anglican proposal for same-sex marriage blessing in New Zealand Comments 1

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Blessings for same-sex marriages could be permitted in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia if a new proposal is adopted by its General Synod. After a debate at the Synod in 2014, a working group was established to find a way for opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage to co-exist in the Read more