Day: July 1, 2011

Massing at the border

Three priests were ordained in Kenya by the chair of the GAFCON Primates council and are ready to serve parishes in a Church of England diocese that has not invited nor authorized them to function.

New Zealand Church protests

The Wardens and Vestry of St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, New Zealand, has started a petition to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Christians seeking ordination in their Church, saying it is time to stop “white collar crime.”

English Bishops on civil partnerships & same-sex relationships

The House of Bishops of the Church of England will review civil partnerships and same-sex relationships in the UK. By 2012, they’ll review the 2005 pastoral statement “in light of recent developments”. By 2013 they will develop proposals on how to continue discussion “…in the light of the listening process.” Meanwhile the legal opinion barring gay bishops stands.

Friday, July 1

“Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, Who devise evil in their hearts and stir up strife all day long.” Psalm 140 (BCP) Protect me from them Protect them from me Take away the vat of violence A stew with chunks of anger and herbs of hatred. Give us the bread …

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