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Stand Up and be Counted

Stand Up and be Counted

Like it or not, Anglicans claim to be catholic Christians. Every Sunday we proclaim that we believe in a Church which is “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.” In doing so we are not pledging allegiance to a vague universality but to what Chesterton referred to as The Thing, a clearly identifiable entity, with a common set of beliefs and [...]

Bishops Fight HHS

Bishops Fight HHS

On January 20, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Secretary Katherine Sibelius, announced that all employers would have to provide abortifacient, contraception and sterilization coverage as part of their health plans, under the new Patient Affordable Care Act (PACA), or “Obamacare”. Institutions such as schools, hospitals [...]

What is a Sacrament?

What is a Sacrament?

My wife and I attended an Episcopal wedding in December—a beautiful service for two lovely people—but when we heard the homily we were reminded of why we are no longer Episcopalians. The priest was impressed by the theme of “light” that came up in the reading from Matthew. Putting his hand to his chin, he offered a little story (as is de [...]

A Desert Experience

A Desert Experience

A common occurrence in the early Church was for men and women to go into the desert to live as hermits in order to discern the will of God and to be at one with Him. They had come to realize that so much of their living had become extra baggage. Was not living according to Christ, meant to be simple, very simple indeed? Antony, one of the more [...]

In The News

Bishop Cavalcanti Murdered: Bishop Edward Cavalcanti of the traditional Anglican Diocese of Recife, Brazil, was murdered in his home on the evening of the 26th February by his adopted son. The bishop’s wife, Miriam, who attempted to intervene in the slaying, was also killed. Cavalcanti was known for his defense of traditional Christianity and [...]