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Weekend Roundup for Oct 19

Weekend Roundup for Oct 19

Episcopal Church
Woodpeckers destroy cross atop Idaho church
https://www.cdapress.com/local_news/20191012/church_avoids_near_miss_with_holey_cross

 

Updates on repairs underway after scaffolding fell across a San Antonio church
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/10/12/repairs-underway-at-historic-san-antonio-church-after-scaffolding-fell-into-it
and
https://foxsanantonio.com/news/focus-on-south-texas/saint-marks

 

A haunted bell tower in Cheyenne, WY
https://kgab.com/haunted-307-st-marks-episcopal-church-in-cheyenne-2/

 

Updates on a recent Presbyterian/Episcopal dialog from the Presbyterian perspective
https://pres-outlook.org/2019/10/presbyterian-episcopal-representatives-convene-third-round-of-dialogues/

 

Parish in Kalamazoo has a ministry of claiming abandoned cremated remains for burial
https://wwmt.com/news/local/kalamazoo-church-collects-cremated-remains-that-were-left-behind-or-forgotten

 

Great feature on a Virginia church building a labyrinth
https://www.pilotonline.com/life/faith/vp-bc-labyrinth-emmanuel-episcopal-1017-20191014-qunufrqcrjg45fwuaic4zbvycy-story.html

 

All Our Children, as part of its unwinding, divvies up its financial resources to 23 ministries focused on education
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/all-our-children-awards-90000-to-23-episcopal-affiliated-programs-working-toward-education-equity/

 

 

More John Henry Newman – Tractarian for the ages and future Doctor of the Church?
Two pieces on the recently canonized JH Newman being promoted to Doctor of the Church
https://www.catholicsun.org/2019/10/14/prince-charles-praises-st-newman-others-promote-him-as-doctor-of-the-church/
and
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/18-october/news/world/in-rome-st-john-henry-newman-should-be-a-doctor-of-the-church-archbishop-tells-conference

 

 

Canada
Retired Canadian bishop running for parliament (he has served in parliament previously)
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/retired-bishop-of-quebec-to-run-for-greens-in-election-like-no-other/

 

Australia
Sydney Archbishop clarifies that he wasn’t asking LGBT people and their allies to leave, just the bishops who support them. As if that were somehow better?!
https://www.eternitynews.com.au/australia/i-wanted-bishops-to-leave-not-lgbt-people-says-sydneys-glenn-davies/

 

Bishop John Roundhill working to change the public’s perception of church through #SundaySelfie campaign
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/10/bishops-sunday-selfie-posts-aim-to-challenge-popular-image-of-empty-churches.aspx

 

Other Interesting Items
Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has been nominated to serve as the next Presiding Bishop of the Church of Norway.
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/10/world-council-of-churches-chief-nominated-to-be-church-of-norways-next-presiding-bishop.aspx

 

Updates from the RC Synod of the Amazon
https://cruxnow.com/amazon-synod/

 


 

image: Scouts from Troop 362 help with construction of the labyrinth on June 1. The foundation is a layer of coarse gravel with sand on top. (Courtesy of Emmanuel Episcopal Church)

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