The WebElf Report

CaNN Hacked
November 29, 2007, 6:51 pm
Filed under: Word From Sponsor

CaNNet suffered a catastrophic failure this past weekend as the result
of a hacker incursion. Unfortunately, this individual also hit our
backup partition, which means that I am having to sort through all the
databases that I have backed up here at home. That is taking a lot of
time, I fear, and as I have other duties with Ekklesia, it has been
rather slow-going.

I hope to have the system restored in the next 24-48 hours.

Best regards,


Webelf Report Blogroll
November 29, 2007, 12:18 am
Filed under: Blogroll

Wednesday, November 28th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

“MmMmm.. Teach you, I will. Yes.”

EXCITING NEW Papal Encyclical “Spe Salvi” to be released November 30th …. (ratzingerfanclub)

FRESH DROOLING IDIOCY— US is‘worst’ imperialist: archbishop. Gledhill: Why we should all love America. Gates of Vienna: “His Grace Stumbles…Again”. So now Rowan’s an expert on world politcs, but has no sensible answers for the international meltdown closer to home? Interesting, that. Useful idiot still as useful as ever; The Archbishop of Cant. Rowan Williams ventures into territory most European intellectuals should strenuously avoid. Archbishop of Canterbury, Moral Expert? …. (Various)

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WebElf Blogroll News
November 23, 2007, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Anglican Crisis, Blogroll News, CaNN Commentary

The Time Of Waffles Is Past

So the Anglican Church of Canada is the latest Anglican body to bend the knee to Gomorrah, and now fire rains down from heaven upon her. Primate Fred “Synod Rulez!” Hiltz, having signalled ‘Full Speed Ahead!’ to the radical dioceses and clergy (Ottawa, Montreal, Niagara, so far), will now roar and thunder about unity, obedience and Don’t-Have-Anything-To-Do-With-Conservatives Because They Aren’t Properly Authorized And Do Bad Things To Kittens. Ho-hum, Freddy. We called it, & We Told You So, before the fact. Same manure, different day.


We are called to be cross-bearers and martyrs and saints. Conscience is a slippery beast, which is why it must live by humble love and feed on solid authoritative truth, and why we must remember and act on our first response, before self-preservation and group-power and soothing excuses act on us. We who are informed clergy are the worse, for having known something of the hellstorm breaking upon us, and not being willing to risk the gentlest breezes of martyrdom to speak to the sheep and to the misguided shepherds.

Some people have accused This Elf of doing web-news because I’m cranky and maladjusted (more than likely, but it’s God’s fault: he called me to this work)– but I also do it for the love of truth over lies in myself and the world and the church, and for the love of God’s dear and precious people, who even now are awakening to find themselves not at sherry party with cucumber sandwiches, but in no-man’s land with bullets whistling around their ears.

The Canadian Church and her leadership (by which any priest or deacon or bishop holds any authority) is now in open conflict with herself & her stated beliefs and principles, with classical catholic & Catholic Christianity, and with much of the Anglican world. Make no mistake: in one swell foop, CanAnglicans have outraced the fastest heretics and nutbars in the Anglican world. We’re the worst on record in all of Anglican history. We’re #1. We’re #1.

The war is on. The time of waffles is past.




Friday, November 23rd, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

THE PERSECUTED Church: Lest we forget …. (anglican-mainstream)

WE CALLED IT, WE TOLD YOU SO: “Harvey will lead a conference of conservative Anglicans tomorrow and Friday in Burlington, Ont. One of the participating groups, Anglican Essentials Canada, says on its website: “We anticipate the [southern] primates will offer faithful Canadian Anglicans a specific option for the provision of pastoral care – which we will discuss.” Big AltAnglican Conference meets. Second retired bishop signs on with Southern Cone. Canadian Anglican Church now in “full-blown schism.” Whitewash, counter-spin, marginalzation to ensue. Anybody seen Rowan? At least Benedict XVI appears to be awake …. (theglobeandmail)

LLAMA BUTCHERS— That’s Not My Church! THE FIRST DOMINO: “Orthodox Anglicans? This is why I keep reminding you that you no longer have the luxury of time. Binky is calling it a day” …. (llamabutchers,

WILLIAM GAIRDNER: Culture As A T-Shirt– “The gist of the memo was that teachers-in-training must avoid teaching about any religious celebrations in the month of December, teaching only about cultural diversity, etc., etc., because the stated hope of the Institute was that teachers and administrators would “become more aware of the real issue: the pain suffered by students and parents with minority religious views.”” More of the same Canadian liberal mindwash here …. (williamgairdner)

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Webelf Report Blogroll
November 18, 2007, 7:06 pm
Filed under: Blogroll News, CaNN Commentary

.. a sick-week here at chez Binks, with your host collecting news only intermittently. It’s almost ready to go online, but today has been the worst (who’s the patron-saint of intestinal woes?).

In the meanwhile, the world-loving Canadian Anglican Church has begun running repeatedly into the iceberg. Either abandon ship, or start playing ‘Nearer My God To Thee‘, because Captain Hiltz and his ilk are listening only to the gods of multiculturalism and synods and church bureaucrats and whiny minorities and other such false deities.

The Anglican Church, as a revolutionary thought-experiment, has failed the test of time. Don’t crawl out onto twigs and debris bearing the familiar logos and comfortable fit, nor take on Anglo-Baptist religion from Africa or Australia or wherever: head back down the trunk of the tree and find the true roots.

This WebElf has been honoured: I’ve fought for and beside so many of you down the years: as I’ve said before, this site will no longer be a combing of the ruins of Anglican protestantism, except in the occasional news item. Christianity is Not Us, and (officially at least) We’re Not Christianity.

The proverbial fat lady has sung: it’s over. Would the last one out please get the lights?


P.S. The Patron saint in question: Bishop of the Church, Saint Erasmus, His feast day is still celebrated by both Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches on 2 June. Ora pro nobis!

Monday, November 19th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

THE FAT LADY IS SINGING— Traditionalists may quit Church, predicts Canadian Archbishop. A faithful retired bishop skedaddles into the Southern Cone.. official whitewash ensues; Hiltz’s former diocese is well underway into politically correct religion. In other news, Niagara diocese approves blessings for gay couples; bishop assents. Time to go, folks …. (Various)

FRESH GOODNESS: Pope Benedict XVI has completed his second encyclical, a meditation on Christian hope, Vatican sources said. The text, tentatively titled “Spe Salvi” (“Saved by Hope”), is about 65 pages …. (catholicnews)

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Remembrance 2007
November 11, 2007, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Word From Sponsor

They died with pride





Canada: A Remembrance





A Pittance of Time


Green Fields of France: John McDermott

Flanders Fields

WebElf Blogroll News
November 7, 2007, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Blogroll News

Tuesday, November 7th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

POPE TO TAKE ON Saudi King over curbs on religious freedoms. “Testiculos habet et bene pendentes!** …. (

GO BUY BOOKS! Sophia Institute Press Needs Your Help …. (ratzingerfanclub)

++CANTERBURY meets Chief Rabbis in Jerusalem; The transcript of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s interview with the Jerusalem Post …. (irenelancaster)

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WebElf Blogroll News
November 2, 2007, 12:18 am
Filed under: Blogroll News

Thursday, November 1st, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

As dedicated to Debra, and THE BINKSTER!

A NEW BOOK: And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament …. (cambridgebibles)

HEROES OF THE FAITH: For All the Saints; On the Koinonia of the Hagioi …. (merecomments, covenant-communion)

LIGHT A CANDLE for Rami on All Souls …. (anglicanfriendsofisrael)

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