Day: March 18, 2009

In San Diego exodus over: Episcopalians of St. John’s can return

On Wednesday, March 11, the California Supreme Court dismissed the petition for review that had been filed by the former members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fallbrook. “I am overjoyed with this result which will finally allow the Episcopalians of St. John’s to return to their church,” said Bishop Mathes.

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Sources: US to sign UN gay rights declaration

U.S. officials have notified the declaration’s French sponsors that the administration wants to be added as a supporter. One official added that the United States was concerned about “violence and human rights abuses against gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual individuals” and was also “troubled by the criminalization of sexual orientation in many countries.”

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On receiving communion

After [the Lord’s Prayer] the Priest says, “Holy things to holy men.” Holy are the gifts presented, having received the visitation of the Holy Ghost; holy are ye also, having been deemed worthy of the Holy Ghost; the holy things therefore correspond to the holy persons.

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The wisdom of “Whatever”

My prayers have taken a certain turn in recent months. Increasingly my supplications tend toward “Whatever God.” Not spoken in a flip, slangy tone, but with the growing recognition that I am in no position to dictate terms to the God of the Universe.

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