St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Brook, in partnership with the Diocese of Alabama, recently bought and forgave $8.1 million in medical debt. Because hospitals sell off unpaid bills at discounted rates, the church and RIP Medical Debt were able to buy $8.1 million in debt for just $78,000.
Victim Meg Yarbrough: “I have never understood how the Vestry of Grace Church in 1996 refused to fire Howdy after the West Virginia case,” she said. “Bishop [Robert Hodges] Johnson [Diocesan, Western North Carolina] wanted to … It weighs heavily on me that I didn’t go to Bishop Johnson then.”
The details of the assaults, as read into the record by Welch, were horrendous. White used not only his position of power within the church to abuse children, but also his status as a guardian ad litem. Two of the four victims were troubled teens who came to stay briefly with White, who was at the time considered a responsible adult. In addition, he frequently used alcohol as a means to both draw close to and impair his victims. – The Mountaineer
There is no alternative context for the trustees, in our fiduciary duties to the present and future school, as well as to the past, in which we can examine the instances of the Rectors’ failures to protect and safeguard children. – Archibald Cox, Jr.
“The Court finds it undisputed that the Defendants infringed on TEC and TECSC’s marks, diluted TEC’s marks and engaged in false advertising regarding their affiliation with TECSC and their identity. Therefore, as detailed below, the Court issues an injunction against further trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and false advertising.”
The 42nd General Synod voted against Resolution A052-R2, which would have amended the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriage, after the resolution failed to pass by a two-thirds majority in the Order of Bishops.
Bishop Goff navigates her flock through further drama in the Diocese of Virginia.
In some groups, today’s 80-year-olds are less sexist than today’s 30-year-olds (e.g., black protestant and Jewish). But in others the pattern is perhaps in line with our intuition: the older generations are more sexist, or little different from younger generations.
Her fellow Episcopalians have mixed feelings about Cook. There is anger over her crimes and a feeling that she was an embarrassment. She’s also forced the denomination to rethink its often cozy relationship with alcohol that caused some members to call themselves “Whiskeypalians.”
American Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, is to receive the 2019 Sandford St Martin Trustees’ Award in recognition of the huge media impact generated by his royal wedding sermon which helped to bring a better understanding of religious belief and its modern relevance to a new audience.