Church of Ireland clergy support Episcopal Church following Primates Meeting

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has received a letter of support from clergy in the Church of Ireland following the recent Primates Meeting in Canterbury. The letter (posted on Episcopal Café here) is reportedly signed by 55 clergy who have disassociated themselves from the statement the primates issued during their Jan. 11-15 meeting. The primates’ statement said that the Episcopal Church should not take part in decision-making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity or serve on ecumenical and interfaith bodies for a period of three years. The primates said their action came as a direct response to the decision by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention last July to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036).

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  1. The Rev. Charles H. Morris, D. Min. says:

    Good for our sisters and brothers of the Irish clergy!! I always sensed a love for Ireland, for some reason. It will take probably a generation or more before the right consensus materializes throughout the Anglican Communion in this whole matter of human sexuality within theological right-thinking. But the more such groups as this speak out forthrightly, and rightly, the faster this will come about. God be praised!

  2. Susan Zimmerman says:

    Our larger church needs to investigate some way, how many traditional Episcopalians have been spiritually martyred because of this issue.
    In other words, are any Episcopalians allowed in leadership who do not value homosexuality?
    How many have left the church because of this issue?
    Why does the Episcopal church no longer talk about this issue, juxtaposed to Scripture and
    Tradition?
    After about six generations, Greece & Rome went to pedophilia do we think this will not
    happen? (you can read about it)

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