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Women and Pope Francis

Despite the popularity of Pope Francis as a theological progressive, some people are beginning to question his understanding of women in the life of the Church. According several of his public remarks gathered in the Huffington Post, a highly patriarchal view of women seems to be part of his papacy:


For all his positive comments and reforms, they said, the pope “reveals a highly patriarchal view” of the value and traditional role of women.

1. “Be a mother and not an old […]

Speaking to the Soul: Many in Number

Wednesday, December 9, 2013 — Week of Advent 2, Year One

[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 38 (morning) // 119:25-48 (evening)

Isaiah 6:1-13

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

John 7:53-8:11

My heart is heavy this morning. It is heavy with grief for my gay, lesbian, and transgender brothers and sisters whose civil rights were just put to a vote yesterday. A vote which they lost.

The very concept of putting the rights of a […]

Advent ideas

Advent ideas

What are you doing to keep Advent this year? Share your ideas in the comments. Here are a few offerings:

The Anglican Communion Office is asking people to post images on Twitter as a response to the word of the day. A single word is suggested and it is interesting to see how many different ideas come to mind that people share. Click here to see what has been posted from around the world.

From Odyssey Networks:

“On Scripture -The Bible” brings Scripture to […]

Bishop of NY: grand jury failure and reclaiming hope

Bishop of NY: grand jury failure and reclaiming hope

The Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of New York Andrew Dietsche writes on Eric Garner and the decision of the grand jury:

December 4, 2014

My dear brothers and sisters,

Last week, after months of waiting, the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri failed or refused to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. The days since have seen the shock, anger and heartbreak of millions of Americans given expression across our country. Yesterday, the grand jury on Staten Island failed or […]