More Same-Sex Blessings motions fail to pass in Australian Synods

This past weekend saw synods in the metropolitan dioceses of Melbourne and Adelaide here in Australia. We’ve previously reported on the proposed motions there (Melbourne, Adelaide) to provide for blessings of same-sex marriages contracted by civil celebrants. As is becoming clear, these motions are part of a coordinated campaign across the whole country. In both […]

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Diocese of Wangaratta pushes ahead with Same-Sex Blessings

The Diocese of Wangaratta, at it’s recent synod, passed the following motion, That this Synod: a) acknowledges the widespread national and local support for the recent changes to Australian marriage laws, to include same-sex couples b) commends the pastoral value of the Bishop authorising a Form of Blessing for optional use in the Diocese of […]

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Bishop of Wangaratta Openly Supports Same-Sex Marriage

The Wangaratta Chronicle is today reporting that the Bishop of Wangaratta, John Parkes, has come out in favour of same-sex marriage, Bishop John Parkes – a former barrister – has told the Chronicle that he believes the country has “grown up” and that the federal government will be bound within a relatively short time to […]

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