Day: August 5, 2015

An earthly choir: Listening to the (Mormon) voices singing around us

An earthly choir: Listening to the (Mormon) voices singing around us

The Reverend Danielle Tumminio, Episcopal priest and chaplain at the Groton School in Massachusetts, spent an afternoon in the midst of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, after being invited to be a “singing guest” with them after she expressed interested in writing about the ensemble: My original intention was to describe what it was like to […]

Are cities responsible for their homeless?

Are cities responsible for their homeless?

A Los Angeles Times interview with “Father” Alice Callaghan, former Catholic nun, now Episcopal priest and advocate for the homeless in Los Angeles, is the prompt for a discussion at the Burbank Leader‘s In Theory about cities’ responsibilities toward their homeless populations. In the L.A. Times story, Callaghan talks about Los Angeles’ approach to homelessness […]

The Vatican: Converting Martians; an alien Jesus

The Vatican: Converting Martians; an alien Jesus

The Vatican Observatory has been studying space since the 16th century, according to the Huffington Post, and the scientists there are as interested in the discovery of a possible Earth-like planet last month, Kepler 452B, as anyone. It does raise theological questions as well as astronomical ones: The Rev. José Gabriel Funes, an astronomer who […]