The Anglican bishop of Belize Bishop, Philip Wright, has joined with other religious leaders in an anti-gay statement. LoveFM reports: The release says UNIBAM is heavily influenced by foreign interests who seek to impose a world view that directly contradicts the supremacy of God as reflected in our laws by seeking to abolish the nation’s …
Day: May 19, 2011
When we are focused as churches, our passions become clearer to the community around us. It becomes easier for us to share our story. And if we’re a cluttered mess, it’s hard to be that relevant voice. What’s your success been chasing your church’s dust bunnies?
A PRRI poll on same-sex marriage is consistent with other recent polls: A majority of Americans now would allow same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, Sojourners has issued a FAQ concerning its decision not to run an ad showing a lesbian family.
The John Jay College Final Report issued yesterday does faithful Catholics good service by discrediting the ungrounded, homophobic accusations of the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue and others that the church’s clergy sex abuse scandal was caused by gay priests.
T minus 2 days until liftoff AKA rapture. A little time left for a roundup of stories on taking the long view.
“What is clear to us was that in many cases the bishops did respond, but they were responding to their priests,” Ms. Terry said. “They were looking to help the priest, to treat the priest, to help him overcome his sickness. What they did not do was focus on the victims and the harm to the victims.”
American Magazine says, “the two themes for ARCIC III could not be more apt. The group will be studying “the Church as communion — local and universal” and “how in communion the local and universal Church comes to discern right ethical teaching” — precisely the issues, in other words, which the Anglican Communion has been facing.”
Mr. Bowyer claims, in columns published on April 20 and May 11, that seminary is, basically, a waste of time. Clergy are not trained properly in seminary, he says. Among the claims he makes is that learning about such topics as Church History and Theology does nothing to prepare a person for leading a congregation.
St. Dunstan’s life at Canterbury is characteristic; long hours, both day and night, were spent in private prayer, besides his regular attendance at Mass and the Office. Often he would visit the shrines of St. Augustine and St. Ethelbert, and we are told of a vision of angels who sang to him heavenly canticles.