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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BREAKING: Archbishop of Melbourne Issues Ad Clerum on “Changes to the Marriage Law” – no sanctions to be applied

In his first public response to the story that davidould.net broke this week that 3 Anglican clergy in Melbourne participated in the liturgical celebration of a same-sex wedding, the Archbishop of Melbourne has issued the following ad clerum: davidould.net has received no direct response yet from the Diocese since reaching out for comment last Friday, […]

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Archdeacon of Melbourne Writes Against Bishops’ Marriage Policy

The Archdeacon of Melbourne, the Ven Dr Dr Craig D’Alton (vicar of St Mary’s North Melbourne) has published a blogpost on his site “Humane Catholic” suggesting an alternative to the recently publicised Australian Bishops’ Agreement on how to proceed over the question of same-sex marriage. “God is love, and those who live in love live […]

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Some First Thoughts on the Marriage Survey

Well, Australia has voted “yes” in the much-debated Postal Survey on marriage. As I write this the Prime Minister is addressing a press conference speaking about an “overwhelming”, “emphatic” and “unequivocal” decision. The actual result was 61.6% in favour on a turnout of 79.5% (12,727,920 people voted). So let’s be clear on a few things: […]

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Bishop of Bendigo Defends His Statements on Marriage

The Bishop of Bendigo, Andrew Curnow, has used his “The Bishop Writes” column in the October/November edition of the diocese’s monthly newspaper “The Spirit” [pdf] to defend his comments last month about the current national debate on marriage redefinition. Readers of davidould.net will be interested to learn that this website is named in Bishop Curnow’s comments. […]

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Archbishop Glenn Davies delivers “Mission Focused” Presidential Address

Archbishop Glenn Davies has given the opening presidential address at the 2017 Sydney Synod, delivering what has been described to davidould.net as a “mission focused” talk. He began by reflecting on the bringing of the gospel to the original inhabitants of Australia. Commenting on European settlement, Davies observed, While we have much to regret in […]

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