Due Diligence of Shepherds

So the media in the UK have caught onto the controversy surrounding the appointment of former Dean of Perth, Dr John Shepherd, to be the interim director at the Anglican Centre in Rome; essentially the “ambassador” to the Vatican. At the time of writing we’ve seen pieces in the Telegraph, the Mail and the Times. […]

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New Head of Anglican Centre in Rome is denier of Jesus’ Resurrection

In a move that can only further raise concerns with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s leadership, the Anglican Centre in Rome (essentially, the “embassy” of the Anglican Communion to the Roman Catholic Church) have announced their new Interim Director: John Shepherd was previously Dean at Perth Cathedral for many years where he gained a reputation for […]

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Freedom – A Hill to Die On

You’re a sinner. I don’t know what your particular proclivity is but I do know one thing for sure. You’re a sinner. Mind you, I’m a sinner too but it could be that you didn’t even get to this second line because you were already offended by what I wrote.  That’s your prerogative, but it […]

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Failure for Newcastle Diocese Challenge of Sydney Affiliated Churches Ordinance

The Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia has today issued an opinion on a series of questions put to it by the Diocese of Newcastle about the Diocese of Sydney‘s Affiliated Churches Ordinance [pdf]. The Ordinance allows for non-Anglican churches to affiliate with the Diocese of Sydney and so obtain a number of administrative and […]

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