Day: December 3, 2010

New group to handle ERD orders

Starting Monday, January 3, 2011, orders for Episcopal Relief and Development’s posters, brochures, gifts and the coffee (don’t forget the coffee!) will be handled by Episcopal Media Center of Atlanta.

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Of ants and arks

Conservative activists and politicians are outraged about an 11-second clip in a 4-minute video that appeared in a privately funded art exhibit held in the Smithsonian, but they are silent when the Governor of Kentucky extends state tax relief to a $150 million dollar religious theme park

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B16 says the best celibate is a straight celibate

In all the reporting about the Pope’s apparent change of mind regarding the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, few reported that the Pope said in the same book of interviews that the priesthood should be closed to all homosexuals.

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The pews in the north transept: a remembrance

I remember the air in the chapel. It was heavy air, full of stained glass light and the comforting residue of the prayers of thousands of students who came before. I breathed in the substance of the holy, communal life that the seminary desired for each student – the life made up of words and bread and wine and water and song and, yes, mistakes.

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Teaching faith

By the favor of God we all arrived at Japan in perfect health on the 15th of August, 1549. We landed at Cagoxima, the native place of our companions. We were received in the most friendly way by all the people of the city, especially the relations of Paul, the Japanese convert, all of whom had the blessing to receive the light of truth from heaven, and by Paul’s persuasion became Christians. During our stay at Cagoxima the people appeared to be wonderfully delighted with the doctrines of the divine law, so entirely new to their ears.

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