Day: October 8, 2013

U. S. Catholic bishops want contraception exemptions in continuing resolution

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 […]

Getting noticed

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.

Slaying galvanizes Episcopal Church in Massachusetts

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 […]

Faith leaders hit the Hill to lobby for immigration reform

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: