Day: December 8, 2016

Catholic priests must be straight men, and other new old guidelines from the Vatican

The National Catholic Review reports on the Vatican’s release of The Gift of the Priestly Vocation, “a detailed set of guidelines and norms for priestly formation” released yesterday. The document (PDF link here) addresses a number of topics, including: LGBTQ and the priesthood. It reaffirms an instruction approved by Benedict in 2005, which said, “the …

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Speaking to the Soul: Suffering It Through

There is something more, something beyond, something larger, if only we can allow our suffering souls to embrace the worst of our pain and then live on through it to the other side. There is something bigger even than death, a belonging that transcends the worst the world can dish out.

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral director of music nominated for Grammy

The choral-theater work Bonhoeffer, written by Dr. Thomas Lloyd, director of music at the Episcopal Cathedral in Philadelphia, has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. From the cathedral’s release: We’re taking a moment to reflect just how timely Bonhoeffer’s words are, as heard in Tom’s piece: “Sometimes we are reminded …

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