Day: August 31, 2015

Pastoral letter from Bishop Hirschfeld concerning Owen Labrie and St. Paul’s School

Pastoral letter from Bishop Hirschfeld concerning Owen Labrie and St. Paul’s School

The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld has posted a pastoral letter about the divisions and grief brought to light following the guilty verdict of Owen Labrie, a student who sexually assaulted another student at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. He raises the issues of male privilege and misogyny, and clarifies that there is no legal […]

Sarah McBride, married by Bishop Gene Robinson, writes about marrying her terminally ill partner

Sarah McBride, married by Bishop Gene Robinson, writes about marrying her terminally ill partner

Writing on Medium, Sarah McBride writes movingly about the grief and joy she experienced in her brief marriage to her partner Andy, who died shortly after they were married in a ceremony officiated by their friend and colleague, The Right Reverend Gene Robinson.

What impact has Pope Francis had on American Catholics?

What impact has Pope Francis had on American Catholics?

The Public Religion Research Institute has posted analysis of data on Catholics from their new study, The Pope Francis Effect, using data they collected from the American Values Atlas, a tool they launched in 2014 to provide current data on people of faith in America. They note that Catholicism has held steady in popularity for four […]