Day: January 20, 2015

Going to the chapel and we’re going to get buried?

Going to the chapel and we’re going to get buried?

If you are in the throes of church-shopping for your dream wedding, take a moment to consider whether that same sanctuary would work for your funeral. We reported a few days ago on the Revd Laurie Brock’s blog post offering advice to non-church members seeking a venue for their wedding. Now, a new post on The […]

Presiding Bishop: women in religious leadership

Presiding Bishop: women in religious leadership

The Presiding Bishop writes at the Berkley Center Forum on the “Episcopal example” of women in religious leadership. “Women have been leaders from the beginning,” writes Jefferts Schori, learning where to find edible and healing plants and leading others to gather them, and passing on that knowledge to future generations. That is at least part […]

The Pope on family planning

Following a visit to south-east Asia, the Pope has spoken about family planning and “ideological colonization” during wide-ranging remarks recorded on the plane home, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Francis’ statement about development aid was a clarification of an earlier warning against what he called an “ideological colonization” of family life, made during a meeting […]

Are registered sex offenders modern-day lepers?

A pastor with his own storied past established and supports a village for the accommodation of convicted sex offenders re-entering society. The Guardian views the story through the lens of Sofia Valiente, photo journalist, who spent time with the residents of Miracle Village in Florida, a mission supported by Matthew 25 Ministries. Valiente’s book begins […]