Day: June 21, 2012

Heart Matters

If God does something great like that with unfaithfulness, there is no limit to what God can do, especially with any form of faithfulness.

Connecticut bishop seeks agreement with breakaway parish

From the Hartford Courant: Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week not to hear the case of a conservative Episocopal parish in Groton, Conn. that split from the larger church, Connecticut’s Episcopal bishop said Wednesday that the diocese is trying to reconcile with the breakaway congregation.

Breaking: Presiding Bishop releases her own budget

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has released her own budget, developed in consultation with the Church Center staff as an alternative to the budget developed by Executive Council and currently under consideration by the legislative committee on Program, Budget and Finance.

Fortnight for Freedom begins today; Who’s paying the freight?

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on Catholics throughout the country to observe a “Fortnight for Freedom,” beginning today and running through July 4, to protest the Obama administration’s health care policies. They contend this is not political. Some Catholics in the pews disagree: According to an NPR report by Barbara Bradley Hagerty:

Temptation

A brother asked Abba Poemen, “Why should I not be free to do without manifesting my thoughts to the old men?” The old man replied, “Abba John the Dwarf said, ‘The enemy rejoices over nothing so much as those who do not manifest their thoughts.’” Benedicta Ward, SLG, trans. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers …

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