Irish writer Colm Toibin writes of a very different Mary, mother of Jesus, than most pious versions of the meek and mild virgin. From
Day: November 13, 2012
In the case of the retirement of Bishop Robinson, his preference is to have gifts to his “retirement purse” be given to the Diocese of New Hampshire to set up an endowment fund for the funding of continued work in the chaplaincy program at The New Hampshire Prison for Women in which Bishop Robinson did ministry while Bishop of New Hampshire.
The Standing Committee of the resolution to the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and to Bishop Mark Lawrence pleading for conversation and to back off from the current course of action in the Diocese of South Carolina.
Jesus said that no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel basket, but Jesus had never met any Episcopalians. As a rule, we have been reluctant to call attention to ourselves. We are more comfortable being the church invisible, the church inoffensive, the church optional, and the church afraid of being associated with intolerant and heavy-handed people who are also Christian.
Psalm 78:1-39 (Morning) Psalm 78:40-72 (Evening) Joel 2:21-27 Revelation 19:1-10 Luke 14:25-35 Luke 14:25-35: Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever …