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The Pope, Jesus, and Us

James Carroll penned an op-ed for the NY Times on Sunday, in which he pondered the alternating consternation and adulation with which the new pope has been met.

He speculated that much of it has to do with the pope’s insistence on pointing the institutional church towards

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Archbishop of Canterbury appoints prior for monastic community

The arcbishop of Canterbury has appointed a Swedish Anglican priest, the Rev. Anders Litzell, to be the prior for the new ecumenical monastic community at Lambeth Palace. Ordained in 2012, with roots in the Swedish Pentecostal church, the Rev Litzell is currently pursuing a doctorate on the modern-day relevance of

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Washington Football team owner now suing native Americans

As you may recall, the name of the Washington DC football team has come under fire for being a racial slur. The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church has joined the bishop of Washington, President Obama and most of the various tribes within the US to ask owner Dan Snyder to change the name. So far, he has refused, despite mounting political

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Brittany Maynard has died

Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old woman who moved to Oregon with her family in order to take advantage of that state’s Death with Dignity law, died yesterday. She had been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme–a rare and aggressive brain cancer, in which the median survival rate with treatment is 14

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The negotiations at GTS over faculty’s return appear stalled

In a blogpost just published tonight, the eight forcibly-resigned General Theological Seminary faculty gave the first status update on the negotiations with the Board of Trustees on their reinstatement since these negotiations began approximately a week ago.

According to the statement, negotiations have halted around the idea of an

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