Day: January 4, 2015

Bishop Cook & the death of Tom Palermo – an overview

The death of Tom Palermo from injuries sustained in car-on-bike collision has generated a great deal of ink (both virtual and the black kind) as well as much invective and recrimination directed at Heather Cook (Suffragan Bishop, Diocese of Maryland) who was driving the car involved.  Since the accident, very little new information concerning the accident has been released.


What we know:

Tom Palermo was riding a bicycle on Saturday afternoon in suburban Baltimore on a street with marked bike lanes […]

Baltimore cyclists ride to honor Tom Palermo and to advocate for bike safety

Baltimore cyclists ride to honor Tom Palermo and to advocate for bike safety

In Baltimore yesterday, cyclists turned out for a remembrance ride in honor of Tom Palermo, who was killed while out riding last week when he was struck by a car driven by Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook.

From the Baltimore Sun

Hundreds of cyclists rode to the site of the accident Thursday to remember Palermo — and, some said, to send a message to the wider community about the vulnerability of riders on city streets.

“I think a lot of regular drivers in the […]

Have you heard? The word is Love

Have you heard? The word is Love

In Sweden, after a molotov cocktail was thrown at a mosque in an arson attempt, local residents responded with a “love bomb.”

From the Huffington Post

The front door of a mosque in Uppsala in eastern Sweden was covered in colorful paper hearts Friday as Swedes across the country rallied to show solidarity with their Muslim brothers and sisters.

On Thursday, that same Uppsala mosque was hit by a Molotov cocktail. A racist message was also scrawled on its walls. No one was […]

The Magazine: Together in Sorrow

The Magazine: Together in Sorrow

by Julie Morris

A Service of Communion and Community in the Wake of Violence in Isla Vista, California


Seven young adults violently lost their lives in the college town of Isla Vista, California, on May 23, 2014. George Chen (19), Katherine Breann Cooper (22), Cheng Yuan “James” Hong (20), Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez (20), Weihan “David” Wang (20), and Veronika Elizabeth Weiss (19) were killed by Elliott Rodger (22), who then took his own life.


The Rev. Nicole Janelle, Vicar of St. Michael’s University […]

Speaking to the Soul: The more things change …

Speaking to the Soul: The more things change …

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

We are more than 2000 years out from the life of Jesus and a  lot has changed in that time. The readings for today show us that a lot has remained the same too.

More than the other gospel books, the book of Matthew is concerned with linking Jesus to ancient prophecies. It’s as if the writer is saying, “Yes… it really is him.” In today’s short reading the writer offers us […]