Eternity on the Australian Bishops’ Protocol

Eternity, a great monthly Australian church newspaper with online content. have a done a great job following up the Gippsland affair. A “protocol” passed by the Australian Anglican Bishops reaffirms policies against gay priests and bishops passed by earlier Anglican meetings. The “protocol” is written in a form that the ordinary reader will find hard […]

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Australian House of Bishops agree to renewed adherence to Faithfulness in Service?

I’m getting firm indications from a number of sources close to the Australian House of Bishops that the bishops have agreed to clarify the application of Faithfulness in Service for not only initial decisions about ordination but ongoing licensing decisions. This decision comes in the wake of many objections to the appointment as vicar of a […]

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Bishop McIntyre on ABC Gippsland – have the rules been broken?

John McIntyre, Bishop of Gippsland has granted ABC Gippsland radio an interview. Here’s the full audio. At the time of posting there is no transcript. His tone is somewhat conciliatory but some questions remain and some inconsistencies are obvious. He repeats the “I didn’t ordain him” canard. I’m frankly slightly embarrassed for him on this […]

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Australian Anglican Church General Synod

Today marks the start of the Australian Church's 15th General Synod. I'm one of the Sydney reps. Since Qantas decided to cancel my flight and make me wait an extra half hour, let me fill you in on all the excitement we can expect. Today's business [pdf] includes the Presidential Address by the Primate, Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop […]

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