Day: January 23, 2012

Numbers: Episcopalians who join the ordinariate, Catholics who become Episcopalians

There may be a good reason that the departure of fewer than 1,500 Episcopalians to the Roman Catholic ordinariate deserves extensive media coverage while the departure in recent years of more than 225,000 Roman Catholics to join the Episcopal Church goes unmentioned even in stories about the creation of the ordinariate, but I don’t know what it is.

A lesbian Episcopal priest visits her parents’ native India

As an out lesbian priest of the St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York, Winnie Varghese — a Keralite by descent, and American by birth — encountered many reactions on a visit to India, from both, English and Indian clergy. Looking the other way while a social injustice is being done isn’t up this queer activist-priest’s alley, though.