Based on the perhaps mistaken assumption that some of our readers will care what Flannery O’Connor, whose Catholicism deeply influenced her writing, thought of Ayn Rand, whose writing is currently in favor with conservative Catholic politicians, we offer
Day: June 19, 2014
Saying that passage of the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act, “calls into question the Government of Uganda’s commitment to protecting the human rights of all its people, and complicates our bilateral relationship,” The White House today imposed a series of sanctions on the Ugandan government.
Lauren Markoe of Religion News Service writes: The governing body of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) decided Thursday (June 19) to allow gay weddings within the church, making it among the largest Christian denominations to take an embracing step toward same-sex marriage.
An intense struggle has developed between the administration and faculty at of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., over the seminary’s future. Rather than attempt to summarize the conflict, we offer a link to this letter the Very Rev. James Kowalski, chair of the board of trustees and dean of the Cathedral of Saint …
June 20 is World Refugee Day. Episcopal Migration Ministries is working to call attention to the plight of refugees through its #SharetheJourney selfie campaign on social media. You can read about their initiative in this release from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public affairs.
The Canadian philosopher Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche community, has lived and worked with people with intellectual disabilities for almost 50 years, influencing thousands of people of faith, including the late Henri Nouwen. In this interview with the UC Observer, he talks about his work:
‘Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the …