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CaNN Commentary
June 25, 2007, 12:07 pm
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They Have A Point

It’s probably a sign of utter bloghaustion, but we find ourselves somewhat agreeing with Anglicans Online again.

The title of ‘orthodox’ Anglican is claimed by many and various stripes of evangelicals, charismatics, Anglo-Baptists, Anglo-Catholics; it encompasses (on the American and Canadian scene) divorce & remarriage, contraception, abortion, the ordination of women to the diaconate, priesthood, and episcopate, Sola Fide & Icons and Marian devotions, the Book of Common Prayer and modernist liturgies– you get the idea. Included in this is the fact that a lot of ‘traditional Anglicans’ agree rather more in what they are against, not what they stand for.

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Carnival of the Anglican Crisis
June 24, 2007, 2:20 pm
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DIOGENES— “Great. Another pseudo-Celtic whack-fest featuring low-calorie designer paganism: “An Anglican and a Roman Catholic bishop are to attend the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, which begins next week. The Bishop of Clifton, the Rt Revd Declan Lang, and the Bishop of Bath & Wells, the Rt Revd Peter Price, will be at the festival on Sunday 24 June.” … (offtherecord)

MOHLER ON ROWAN: The Church, the Bible, and the Body of Christ … (

DRELL— New Pages – Drell’s Commentaries on The Communique, Draft Covenant, and Timeline of the Anglican Crisis … (descant)

FELIX HOMINUM— “Methinks the good revd. should try being a Christian and a Muslim In Egypt (see last paragraph) for a while. Maybe she’d like to come with me next time I go and see what happens”… (felixhominum) Continue reading

CaNN Commentary
June 21, 2007, 8:17 pm
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!kraD ehT nI mehT peeK


“I fervently hope that it will be possible to ignore this story
until it slips back beneath the radar.”

Episcopal Communicator Jim Naughton, 2007

Back in The Day, there was a conspiracy theory which claimed that if you played certain music records backwards, you got secret satanic or other messages from the band-members (and no, we’re not talking about The Carpenters). Of course, the credibility-wrecking concerned Christian parents missed the point: much of the music they were concerned about had satanic messages when you played it forwards. And said parents didn’t go hunting for blatant examples of the world, the flesh, and the devil in the top-ten of hits of the day, either. There’s no such thing as bad advertising, perhaps. Continue reading

Carnival of the Anglican Crisis
June 20, 2007, 6:19 pm
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SHH! MOVE ALONG– ALL Is Well™.. Nothing To See Here!™ DioDC Episcopal newsie Jim Naughton Wants Muslim Priest “Beneath the Radar” … (aacblog)

BOOM, BABY— Robert A. J. Gagnon: Case Not Made: A Response to Prof. John Thorp’s “Making the Case” for Blessing Homosexual Unions in the Anglican Church of Canada … (

STEYN: JOYS FOR JESUS— A sad contrast to the Episcopalians’ first female imam… (NROTC)

HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY! Nation’s Episcopal leader urges calm amid controversy; So how many Episcopalians does it take to change a light bulb? Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori posed the question/joke Monday to members of Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church… (newschannel10, saljournal)

THE CASE For and Against the of Blessing Homosexual Unions in the Anglican Church of Canada … (kendallharmon) Continue reading

Carnival of the Anglican Crisis
June 19, 2007, 4:53 pm
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Some wise words

GET RELIGION: She’s a dessert topping and a floor wax– “Last week I looked at Bill Moyers’ puffy interview of The Episcopal Church’s Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and found it lacking” … (getreligion)

KUDOS FOR THE COMPLIANCER— Robin Eames Receives Prestigious Royal Order of Merit … (

DRELL: Windsor Coalition of Western Louisiana forming(drell, louisianacoalition)

SOUTH CAROLINA: Lawrence again heads episcopal ballot… (episcopal-life)

ECUSA POLITBURO: Authority on loan from God, herself! Executive Council rebukes Presiding Bishop … (

AN STATEMENT from Archbishop Gregory Venables on the news about Canon Bill Atwood … (kendallharmon)

DIOCESAN Chancellors Rebuff Council Accession Declaration; A June 5 letter to the House of Bishops from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori outlines details of the house’s September meeting in New Orleans… (livingchurch) Continue reading

News Just Posted at GS07
June 18, 2007, 7:15 pm
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June 18, 2007, 12:58 pm
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