Newcastle Synod to debate same-sex blessings

The Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, has written to his diocese outlining plans for the upcoming synod including a bill for a liturgy for the blessing of persons in same-sex marriages. Bishop Stuart notes the ongoing tensions in the Anglican Church of Australia over this issue and also reminds the diocese that the matter […]

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Nairobi Press Conference – Welby’s Compromised Leadership on Marriage

davidould.net has obtained video of the entire press conference held in Nairobi by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Kenyan Primate Jackson Ole Sapit. Welby’s performance is a clear display of what Anglican commentators have already called his “chameleon” nature. He will say one thing in one place then another in another, depending on who […]

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Why the Folau Case is Important for Everyone

The decision today by Rugby Australia’s tribunal to terminate the contract of Israel Folau should make the whole of Australia sit up, take notice, and be warned. The sacking of Folau marks the crystallisation of a movement in our society that many of us warned about in the run-up to the postal vote on marriage […]

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Ballarat Synod Asks Bishop to “Authorise” a liturgy for Same-Sex Blessings

The Diocese of Ballarat had it’s synod this past weekend and, unlike other dioceses in Australia, chose to pass a controversial motion supporting the blessing of same-sex marriages. The full text of the motion (which was passed unamended) was: That recognising the good work completed by last year’s Synod on the topic of same-sex marriage, […]

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