Day: January 13, 2016

Religious responses to the President’s State of the Union

Religious responses to the President’s State of the Union

President Obama’s final State of the Union (transcripts published by news outlets including NPR, the New York Times and the Washington Post – with annotations), drawing 33.3 million television viewers on Tuesday, quoted Pope Francis, addressed anti-Muslim discrimination, called for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “unarmed truth and unconditional love” and ended with “God bless America” […]

Gender pay gap in clergy higher than national average

Gender pay gap in clergy higher than national average

Religion News Service reports new national data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing that the gap in pay between women and men in the clergy is much greater than the average gap across the workforce: New national data reveals that women clergy earn 76 cents for each dollar earned by male clergy. This is substantially […]

Speaking to the Soul: The Sin that Lurks

Week of 1 Epiphany, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 119:1-24 (morning) // 12, 13, 14 (evening) Genesis 4:1-16 Hebrews 2:11-18 John 1:(29-34)35-42 Today’s first reading introduces us to the evil that lurks in the human heart. […]

St. John the Divine’s Kent Tritle and his bucket list Mahler

St. John the Divine’s Kent Tritle and his bucket list Mahler

Opera News has just profiled the extraordinarily busy Kent Tritle, who directs the choirs of St. John the Divine in New York as well as directing Musica Sacra and the Oratorio Society and teaching at Juilliard and the Manhattan School – besides playing quite a bit of organ. One might think that his workload was […]