Day: May 7, 2014

LA bishop urges unity as property litigation reaches successful end

Litigation is over, and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has retained the property that breakaway Anglican groups sought to take with them. Today Bishop Jon Bruno released a statement that includes the passage below: After a May 7, 2014, appearance in Orange County Superior Court brought final resolution to the litigation, the Episcopal Church, […]

Is religious opposition to same-sex marriage collapsing?

“Throughout history, religion has sanctioned and fueled the persecution of homosexuality. That dynamic may be drawing to an end. Polls, clerics, and denominations are shifting. Theology is adapting. Resistance to same-sex marriage is dwindling, and there’s no end in sight.” So writes William Saletan of Slate, in an article on the recent Faith Angle Forum, […]

Latinos are both lifting and leaving the U. S. Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church in the United States is rapidly losing the allegiance of Latinos, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Michael Paulsen of The New York Times has the story: By all accounts, Hispanics are the future of Catholicism in America. Already, most young Roman Catholics in the United States […]

Shut your Ears, Hold your Tongue

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – 3 Easter, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 38 (morning) // 119:25-48 (evening) Exodus 19:16-25 Colossians 1:15-23 Matthew 3:13-17 Our Psalmist this morning is coping with an onslaught of destructive […]