Think Progress is reporting that: “One week before House Republicans shut down the government in an effort to force President Obama to enact many of their preferred policies, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote House members requesting that the government be shut down — and potentially that the nation be forced into default …
Day: October 8, 2013
It is simultaneously exciting and amusing to see Episcopal leaders like Dean Gary Hall of Washington National Cathedral suddenly getting attention for saying things they have been saying for years.
The Wall Street Journal gets to the bottom of the controversy that often ensues when churches swap pews for chairs in this pun-filled piece:
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has responded with a surge of activism to the shooting death of Jorge Fuentes, 19, a “contrarian kid” who became “a standout counselor at his church’s youth programs” and an enthusiastic participant in mission trips. Fuentes was killed more than a year ago, and the diocese’s commitment to diminishing urban …
More than 300 faith leaders from 39 states will be visiting members of Congress on Capitol Hill today to push for comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform. The group includes Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies. Lynette Wilson of Episcopal News Service has the story:
the Rev. David Sellery serves as an Episcopal priest that seeks to proclaim the good news of God in Christ in worship, pastoral care, education, stewardship, and congregational growth.