Posts Tagged ‘Anglican’

HNZ to build houses where church-based protest took place Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has resource consent to build houses in Naenae on a site that was the scene of a church-based protest. Construction is expected to begin shortly, with the first homes finished by mid-2018. In April, members of St David’s Anglican Church in Naenae camped out for the weekend on land across the Read more

Hindu to Atheist to Agnostic to Anglican to Catholic to priest Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Anglican, Catholic, priest

A remarkable journey will reach a new stage on 15 July when Br Robert Krishna OP will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict’s, Broadway. Br Robert’s journey began in Bangalore, India. Originally a Hindu, he became an atheist at the age of 10, and in his late teens considered Read more

Reformed churches, Catholics overcome Reformation divisions Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The World Communion of Reformed churches (WCR) representing about 80 million Christians  signed a “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” with Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist leaders last week in Wittenberg, Germany. It was in Wittenberg in 1517 that Martin Luther unveiled the 95 Theses that launched the Reformation. Centuries of dispute followed about whether Read more

Anglican women bishops meet to discuss gender justice Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017
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The seven women bishops of the Provinces of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia and the Anglican Church of Australia met last month to focus on issues of gender justice and women’s leadership in the Anglican Communion. It is the first time the women bishops, who have served in the Anglican Episcopate Read more

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

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