Archbishop of Perth Continues With Ordinations In the Face of Large Objection

The Archbishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy, chose on Wednesday evening to continue with and preside over the ordination to the priesthood of a man living with his civil union partner despite receiving a formal objection from a large number of members of the diocese, both clergy and lay. The letter of objection, forwarded to davidould.net, […]

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Marriage Debate Erupts in Church of England as Bishops Campaign for Change

The Church of England’s long-running internal strife over the question of same-sex marriage has boiled over as a number of bishops made the choice to issue public statements following their most recent meeting. The bishops had met as part of the “Living in Love and Faith” process which appears to have satisfied very few of […]

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GAFCON Primates Council Communiqué: Welby’s Language “Disingenuous, if not Duplicitous”

The GAFCON Primates Council have issued a communiqué with very strong language challenging Welby’s statement over the appointment of the new Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, a man living in a same-sex relationship. They write, The announcement from the Archbishop of Canterbury distanced himself from this appointment, as it was the recommendation of a Selection Panel, requiring […]

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Perth Synod: Archbishop’s “Breach of Trust and Failure of Integrity” Disappoint Conservatives

This past Saturday and Sunday has seen the annual synod of the Diocese of Perth on Australia’s west coast. Over that weekend and since then many delegates who were present have contacted me to let me know of what happened. In particular, many of them voiced deep frustration over Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy’s handling of the […]

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