Day: September 28, 2015

James Cone talks about forgiveness in a New Yorker piece on Charleston

James Cone talks about forgiveness in a New Yorker piece on Charleston

In a long-form piece on the aftermath of the horrific murders in Charleston, New Yorker Editor David Remnick explores concepts of forgiveness, highlighting the empathy and conciliatory tone that the late Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney adopted even while campaigning for police reforms following the killing of Walter Scott. Scott, a Coast Guard veteran, was shot […]

Centenary Church helps a barber help others

Centenary Church helps a barber help others

Anthony Ponder cutting hair / Photo from Medium story Grant Blankenship for Georgia Public Broadcasting interviewed Anthony Ponder, who became a barber like his deceased father, who was murdered when he was 7 year old. Ponder has also been incarcerated many times. He lost all of his barber gear in his most recent incarceration, and wasn’t sure […]

Why is the Catholic Church spread so thin in America?

Why is the Catholic Church spread so thin in America?

In his address to American Bishops, Pope Francis recommended that they focus on their work as pastors, spending individual, close, time with their congregants. The statistics blog FiveThirtyEight analysed this statement in conjunction with 50 years of data collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University. FiveThirtyEight found that there is […]

Speaking to the Soul: I miss the dark of night

Speaking to the Soul: I miss the dark of night

I miss the dark of night, where no light is present except the sky Revealing the deep beauty of darkness, a communion of soul Let loose from its bounds of earth, to wander the stars free An invitation to lose yourself in the depths of anonymity, where No one will see nor does it matter […]