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By Dr. Peter N. Purcell I believe that American Medicine is suffering from a soul-sickness that is interfering with its ability to perform its mission of healing the sick. The system, composed overwhelmingly of compassionate professionals anxious to help their patients, needs the ministry of the Church to be healed.   I am not…(Read More)

by Julie Morris A Service of Communion and Community in the Wake of Violence in Isla Vista, California   Seven young adults violently lost their lives in the college town of Isla Vista, California, on May 23, 2014. George Chen (19), Katherine Breann Cooper (22), Cheng Yuan “James” Hong (20), Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez (20…(Read More)

by Sheryll Shepard “To listen another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being performs for another.”             —Douglas Van Steere   Ciara Marcia, a dark-haired beautiful 10-year-old, sat on the footstool in the Hospice House family room. Her eyes stared blankly…(Read More)

2014 at the Episcopal Café


2014 is about to retire and welcome its replacement. Though perhaps not an especially momentous year in Episco-world, we thought it might be worthwhile to look at what stories generated the most interest in the past year here at the Episcopal Café. Undoubtedly, the biggest story this year has been the unfolding drama at…(Read More)

The Magazine: What Cathedral?


by The Rev. Anne Largent Smith The Episcopalians of the Diocese of San Joaquin in California don’t have the use of a cathedral. There’s one within our borders—it’s in Fresno. But it is currently in the hands of former Episcopalians who now identify as Anglicans of a different stripe. The absence…(Read More)

by Maria Evans “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” —attributed to Augustine of Hippo, John Chrysostom, and Abigail Van Buren, among others; take your pick.   We don’t really know who actually said this phrase, and a few quick searches on my behalf never really gave me a…(Read More)

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas from John, David, Liz, Jennifer, Jon, Rosalind, Martin, Ann, Andrew, Kate, Anne & Weston to all of you…(Read More)

The Magazine: I Sing My Songs


By Teri Van Huss How does a developmentally disabled person deal with a concept? It’s something they can’t see or feel or interact with. In my experiences with my 19-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, I’ve discovered life is much simpler for her than the rest of us, and that she…(Read More)

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