Day: February 11, 2015

Pennsylvania bishops: Advocating for the marginalized

Reported in the Episcopal Digital Network, the bishops of the five dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania today called for the passage of the Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Act, directed towards discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace and in housing and “other public accommodations.” From the text: Our support for the Non-Discrimination Act is rooted in our […]

Presiding Bishop: Lent is an invitation to turn outward

Presiding Bishop: Lent is an invitation to turn outward

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori has released her 2015 Lent message, posted online in text and video form on The Episcopal Church website. From the message: Lent is an ancient tradition of solidarity and preparation for those who look forward to Baptism at the Easter Vigil. It has always been a time for prayer […]

UPDATE: Vigil Remembers three Muslim students killed in NC

UPDATE: Vigil Remembers three Muslim students killed in NC

Update, 10:27 p.m. ET: According to UNC-Chapel Hill, thousands gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill this evening to remember Deah Shaddy Bakarat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha; Time reports on it here. The Washington Post reports on the dispute over whether the shooting was a hate crime or the result of a disagreement over parking, and includes […]

Being Mortal: PBS debuts documentary on the end of life

Being Mortal: PBS debuts documentary on the end of life

Atul Gawande is a surgeon (at Brigham & Women’s Hospital), author (of four books), staff writer (at the New Yorker) and now is partnering with PBS on a new film, “Being Mortal,” about the end of life and based on his own book by the same title – it aired last night. Frontline’s website includes […]

Speaking to the Soul: Don’t Test Me

Week of Epiphany 5, Year One [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.]   Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 119:97-120 (morning) // 81, 82 (evening) Isaiah 59:15b-21 2 Timothy 1:15-2:13 Mark 10:1-16 A funny thing happens when we press Jesus for rules: He gives us […]