Day: January 6, 2016

Calls for prayer, as 38 Anglican primates meet at Canterbury

Calls for prayer, as 38 Anglican primates meet at Canterbury

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has asked for prayers for wisdom and for love as the primates of 38 Anglican provinces answer his invitation to gather at Canterbury to discuss “very, very difficult issues – within the life of the Anglican Communion but also hugely difficult issues that are affecting the whole church of Christ and […]

The story of Thomas Merton and a lottery-winning ex-monk

The story of Thomas Merton and a lottery-winning ex-monk

The New York Times expresses the absurdity well: It sounds like the setup for some kind of droll joke: A lottery winner and a rhinoceros arrive at the birthday party for a dead mystic. Art, and a blowout brawl, ensues. An unusual stew of ingredients, some onstage and some off, has resulted in this strange […]

Spreading sex abuse allegations at RI prep school (UPDATED)

Spreading sex abuse allegations at RI prep school (UPDATED)

A choir director and clergy person who left St. George’s Preparatory School in Rhode Island went on to full careers in schools and parish ministry, some of which had been contacted by victims. In addition, allegations at St. George’s now extend as late as 2004. And there are allegations of a culture of student male on male rape.

Wheaton College professor may be fired for Facebook post: UPDATE

Wheaton College professor may be fired for Facebook post: UPDATE

Update, 2:45 p.m. CT: Dr. Larycia Hawkins spoke at a press conference today, also reported by the RNS. At First United Methodist Church in Chicago, stating “Wheaton College cannot scare me into walking away from the truth (that) all humans –Muslims, the vulnerable, the oppressed of any ilk ­– are all my sisters and brothers, […]