Monday, October 1, 2007

It's Over! ECUSA Crumbles - New Anglican Church Is Born

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: It's over! The ECUSA has crumbled, and conservative Episcopal bishops in the USA are forming a new Anglican Church to replace the old one....
(Christian Post): Anglican bishops discontent with The Episcopal Church announced Friday they have taken the first step in forming a "separate ecclesiastical structure" in North America in an attempt to remain faithful to the global Anglican Communion.

Bishops representing more than 600 orthodox Anglican congregations that have either split or threatened to break from The Episcopal Church – the U.S. arm of Anglicanism – convened in Pittsburgh, Pa., to up the level of their Common Cause Partnership and lay out the path ahead for a separate Anglican body that would accommodate conservatives.

The four-day meeting concluded Friday.

The Common Cause Partners believe The Episcopal Church has "failed" the communion and rejected "obvious scriptural teaching" with their pro-gay agenda. The U.S. church body had widened rifts when it consecrated the first openly gay bishop in 2003.

With little hope that The Episcopal Church will go backward on its decision and get back in line with the global Anglican family, Bishop Robert Duncan, convener of the Common Cause Council, says there is no room in the U.S. body for those who want to stay faithful to the communion and biblical Christianity....

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