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by Donald Schell My colleague Rick Fabian took a questioning hymn title, African Gospel song that speaks one hope for present moment and whatever follows
As much as Li Tim-Oi suffered at the hands of the Japanese and the Communists, the rejection by her church of her priestly vocation must have been one of the hardest battles she had to endure… It’s hard to be a prophet, and it’s hard to be the first. It’s hard to face an enemy but even harder to face brothers and sisters of one’s own spiritual family.
I began that conversation writing about the 3000 square foot Dancing Saints icon at St. Gregory’s Church, San Francisco. I want to invite readers back into that conversation now because we’ve just completed and posted a high-resolution photo tour of the icon on-line.
The banner headline at the Daily Office site I frequent reads: Frances J. Gaudet, Educator and Prison Reformer, 1934. Prison reformer…. The week after The
… the more I continue to study the more I realize Clement of Alexandria is one of my spiritual ancestors, one of those who gave me the ability and the courage to set aside the certainties I’d had in my former church beliefs and embrace new possibilities, including the idea that the entire world will be redeemed,…
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