Day: January 23, 2015

From #vacouncil to #vaconvention

From #vacouncil to #vaconvention

The Diocese of Virginia Annual Council today passed a resolution to change its name from Annual Council to Annual Convention: R-2:  Name Change of Council to Convention Adopted; text pending final review Resolved, that, in the spirit of reconciliation, the name of the annual meeting of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia be […]

Irish Methodists will join Anglican Bishops in consecrating Kearon

Irish Methodists will join Anglican Bishops in consecrating Kearon

When Canon Kenneth Kearon is consecrated Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, in the Church of Ireland, some of the consecrators will be Methodist. That’s because the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland now are in full communion. Belfast News Letter: And tomorrow proves the point when, in Dublin, Methodist leaders will take part […]

An activist for Jesus

Father Richard Estrada is described as a fixture of the religious left and an activist for justice in and around Los Angeles. Now he is an Episcopalian. Kate Linthicum writes in the LA Times: These days, Estrada’s base is the small stucco home near Montebello that he inherited from his parents. A fountain bubbles in […]

Changing attitudes in the church of football

Changing attitudes in the church of football

The story goes like this: A prayerful quarterback is rewarded by God with a winning pass. Or, God will favor the faithful athlete with “good health and success.” At the same time, many Americans who are both religious and love football think that players should be banned from the game for domestic violence and that teams […]