Day: May 12, 2014

Who needs a church wedding?

As the church continues to struggle the growth of the Spiritual-but-Nonreligious, Christian Century looks at how this impacts weddings. Traditionally, weddings have, til lately, been held under religious auspices. But more and more, young couples find themselves only seeking out a church because of family pressures, or ambiance, or some other, ephemeral reason.

Archdiocese makes teachers sign morals clause

Frank Bruni’s column today examines the case of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, where over 2,000 parochial teachers are being asked to sign a greatly expanded morals clause in their contract. The previous contract briefly stated that the employee would not contradict Catholic doctrine, and left it at that. The new, expanded contract goes […]

Archbishop of Canterbury warns about negotiations

Justin Welby cautioned about the difficulty involved in negotiating with Boko Haram, in an interview he gave on Sunday. Archbishop Welby emphasized that negotiations were absolutely necessary, in order to return the more than 200 school girls currently being held captive by the group. But he underscored that a group like Boko Haram was diffuse, […]

What Will the Neighbors Say?

Monday, May 12, 2014 – 4 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 41, 52 (morning) // 44 (evening) Exodus 32:1-20 Colossians 3:18-4:6(7-18) Matthew 5:1-10 I tend to think that worrying about what our neighbors […]