Day: November 15, 2012

Bishop urges both sides in SC to ‘step back from the brink’

Bishop Dan Martins of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, blogs today about the situation in the fractured Diocese of South Carolina, asking both sides to “step back from the brink.” (He has received a response from the Presiding Bishop that no one in her office has in fact made any declarations of vacancy regarding the […]

Teen denied Catholic confirmation over FB post on gay marriage

Popular Catholic writer James Martin, SJ, posts a link on his Facebook page today to a story about a teenager in Minnesota who was denied confirmation for expressing support on his Facebook page for same-sex marriage. (To his credit, Fr. Martin describes this as “deeply disturbing,” leading me to wonder what sanctions he might face […]

Priest charged with smuggling drugs into jail

A 70-year-old Episcopal priest in Maine has been arrested and charged with smuggling illegal prescription drugs to prisoners during jail visits. According to the local sheriff’s department, the priest who has been serving as interim pastor at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Augusta, has admitted to the charges against him. The Bangor Daily News reports […]