Day: December 18, 2014

The Magazine: seeking submissions for January

The Magazine: seeking submissions for January

The Magazine is the part of the Cafe that looks beyond the news to share the story of the Episcopal Church.  Throughout each month will post items built around a theme, and our theme for January is ‘Loss.’  So what do we mean by ‘Loss?’  There’s the loss of death, of course.  But we all […]

American Christians more likely to support torture than general public?

In a ThinkProgress piece, Jack Jenkins reflects on the recent Washington Post/ABC poll that indicates Christians in America are more likely to support torture than the general public: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and other former staffers from the George W. Bush White House took to the airwaves to try and defend the policies, but […]

Pope John Paul II and US-Cuba relations

After news of plans for a new and more open relationship between the United States and Cuba, the role of Pope Francis in negotiations is being highlighted. But, as Jaweed Kaleem points out at the Huffington Post, Pope John Paul II should be credited for strengthening the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba: “I think John […]

Speaking to the Soul: The Coming Judgment

Speaking to the Soul: The Coming Judgment

Stir up your power, O God, and come to help us! Advent lessons specialize in cosmic upheavals (levelled mountains, pushed up valleys) as prelude and portent to social upheavals.  Messiah’s coming will bring an end to the old world order.  It will mean root and branch social reform.  Well, maybe not so much ‘re-form’–that might […]