Day: September 12, 2015

The Episcopal Bishop of NY joins chorus of ecclesiastical voices calling parishes to give refuge to Syrian refugees

The Rt Revd Andrew M. L. Dietsche, bishop diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, has added his voice to the call for churches to shelter Syrian refugees. The Pope, Roman Catholic and Anglican & Episcopal prelates have begun raising a chorus of admonitions for the parishes and religious houses in their jurisdictions to …

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Speaking to the Soul: Let yourself be found

… on your way to worship this morning, look for wisdom when you stop for gas, or coffee. See if you can find her in the restaurant or grocery store on the way home. Maybe she is in the market around the corner. She’s looking for you. Let yourself be found.

Last surviving 9/11 search & rescue service dog honored for her Sweet 16

Bretagne (pronounced like Brittany) is a search & rescue dog for Texas Taskforce 1. TX-TF1 was officially admitted to the US FEMA Urban Search & Rescue System as a full non-probationary member in JUN 2001. System member units respond on a rotating basis to natural disasters and incidents of national significance. TX-TF1 responded to NYC during the aftermath of the attack on 9/11. Bretagne and her handler Denise Corliss responded to the call to help. This was their first deployment to a disaster.

Reflecting Absence

When you’re flying above a dense and diverse environment like Manhattan, there is little time to reflect on what you are seeing below. Only in retrospect can you savor moments and see what you had been capturing with instinct. Thus it is with this photograph, where you can see people looking like so many black ants crowded around the square fountains that were once the footprint of the World Trade Center.