A. O. Scott, the chief movie critic of The New York Times has written an intriguing essay for the paper’s magazine, in which he suggests that the fates of various high profile television characters including Don Draper, Walter White and Tony Soprano reflect not only the exhaustion of the patriarchy, but also, perhaps, “the death …
Day: September 11, 2014
Cathy Lynn Grossman of Religion News Service writes: U. S. religious congregations are marching to their own drums now more than ever. The National Congregations Study’s latest look at the country’s churches, synagogues, and mosques — the third wave of studies that began in 1998 — finds more congregations:
I don’t mind a Presiding Bishop with authority. Someone has to mind the shop. While the DMFS should not be in the business of micromanaging the work of dioceses and parishes, there are certain functions of a central office that needs to be managed and the PB is the logical one to be doing this work.
“What I was trying to describe, one of the most powerful images of the 11th, that I’d read in the paper, some of the people coming down were talking about the emergency workers who were ascending. And you know, that was just an image I felt left with, after that particular day. The idea of those guys going up the stairs, up the stairs, ascending, ascending.”
Here is the full text of the speech in which President Obama outlines his plan “to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.” “First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. …. Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground. ….