The Washington Post has published this Associated Press report: The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved far-reaching immigration legislation that gives a chance at citizenship to millions living in the country illegally. The 13-5 vote clears the bill for a Senate debate expected to begin early next month.
Day: May 21, 2013
Responding to devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, Episcopal Relief & Development has produced bulletin inserts for distribution at worship services this Sunday. From an ER-D update:
The New York Times writes about “Catholic Whistleblowers, a newly formed cadre of priests and nuns who say the Roman Catholic Church is still protecting sexual predators…”
As someone who was blessed with an opportunity to switch careers in my 50s to devote myself to fulltime church work, I found this piece in the Wall Street Journal interesting:
The Rev. Jennifer Mills-Knutsen, a minister in the United Church of Christ, lived through tornados that struck Henryville, Ind., in 2012. In the wake of tragedy in Oklahoma, she offers practical wisdom about what to do and what not to do in response to a disaster. DO NOT send “stuff,” DO NOT drive to the …
More than 650 Episcopalians joined Bishop Tom Shaw and an estimated 10,000 others in making a witness against gun violence by walking the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester.
“Call me no longer Naomi, (the name means ‘Pleasant’)
call me Mara, (‘Bitter’)
for the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me…
This morning we rise with prayer in our hearts for those affected by the terrible tornadoes yesterday and last night.
Updated with new, lower death toll. The death toll from yesterday’s deadly Oklahoma tornado has reportedly fallen to 24 because some of the dead appear to have been counted twice. Social media has become a virtual prayer wall, as people of all faiths offer prayers for the dead and injured. The Huffington Post reports that …