July 2015

 

In a world of horror hold to God’s vision of peace

Seventy years ago nuclear weapons were used against two Japanese cities, Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and Nagasaki three days later.

 

Former Chaplain to the Queen jailed for sexual assault

The former Vicar of Newport has been jailed for assaulting a 17-year old girl 40 years ago

 

Brazil to adopt gender neutral marriage canons, archbishop says

The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (IEAB) will be the next member of the Anglican Communion to amend its liturgy to make marriage gender neutral.

 

Chester vicar will not face criminal charges for assault

An internal investigation has been launched by the Diocese of Chester into allegations the vicar of St Michael and All Angels Church, Bramhall, the Rev. Simon Marsh, had assaulted a young women.

 

Damnation awaits politicians who consult witchdoctors, archbishop says

The Archbishop of Uganda has warned politicians they risk damnation and political defeat by canvassing for votes at pagan shrines and participating in cultic worship.

 

Queens archdeacon leaves wife to marry a man

The Archdeacon of Queens in the City of New York will face no ecclesial consequences for leaving his wife to marry a young man.

 

Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

A group of liberal clergy who advise the largest abortion provider in the United States have praised employees of the organization for “doing God’s work.”

 

Preservation group protests plans to demolish historic NZ church property

Section 38 demolition of heritage listed Bishopscourt in Christchurch, NZ, ignores calles for unnecessary heritage demoltions and transparency in rebuilding the earthquake damaged city.

 

Colonial Jamestown reliquary: Secret Catholics or Protestants 'venerating' bones of saints?

I love a good mystery hidden in the mists of history and it goes without saying that is doubly true of a mystery with a strong religion hook.