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The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has been battling with former parishioners of St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach for years now over who should rightfully control the buildings. A decision in 2007 put the buildings under the control of the Diocese. That decision was appealed. Earlier this year the US Supreme Court refused…(Read More)

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Tonight at 8:30 PM local time, the World Wildlife Fund is asking people around the world to observe Earth Hour. If you’re interested in participating, there’s a social media component to the observance this year. You can find the details at the sight linked above. Google has a page here with the…(Read More)

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If your congregations are anything like the ones of the Café’s newsteam, you’re probably seeing a slowing down in programs as they gear up for Holy Week. The staff are shooting worried looks at the copy machines as they chug along producing piles and piles of bulletins. Clergy are locked in their offices…(Read More)

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The Washington Post is reporting that Vatican attorneys in Oregon have appealed to the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that their legal opponents be allowed to subpoena church documents relating to abuse cases here in the United States. Traditionally courts have ruled that American catholic priests are employees of the Pope directly and…(Read More)

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The Diocese of South Carolina passed a set of four resolutions at their Diocesan convention yesterday. The resolutions are intended to draw clear lines between the diocese and the authority of the General Convention and other national episcopal structures. The Diocese of South Carolina contends that it is taking these actions to make explicit what…(Read More)

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David Walker noticed that there is a new twitter site for the Church of England called, and we are not making this up, “Twurch of England.” It is for the the bishops and clergy and…the clergy and bishops of the CofE. This caused our friend to mount a small revolution…(Read More)

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Robinson joins think tank

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Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire is the new Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, DC, think tank…(Read More)

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Okah does not approve

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The new Archbishop of Nigeria continues the tradition of confusing opposition to homosexuality with moral leadership…(Read More)

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