Day: August 26, 2011

A film chronicle of one woman’s journey of faith

“Higher Ground” is the story of one woman’s spiritual journey from mainline Christianity to life in a tight-knit pentecostal church to her movement into the secular world while still maintaining intellectual curiosity and spiritual engagement. In this film, no one is without sin.

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An icon for gay Catholics

Father Mychal Judge, the Franciscan priest and NYFD Chaplain who died in the line of duty at the foot of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001has become an icon for gay Roman Catholics.

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Some 9/11 charities fail in their mission

A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, some of the charities and non-profits that raised money to serve victims, families and to memorialize them have failed miserably in fulfilling their missions.

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National Cathedral closed through September 4

The Washington National Cathedral will remain closed through the duration of Hurricane Irene, as it is sweeps over the District this weekend, through Sunday, September 4 check on structural issues. Services for the next two Sundays will be at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

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The National Cathedral is shaken, and so am I

Yet this one building, this National Cathedral, continues to shore up my faith in a most concrete way. The Cathedral is both solid and soaring, tangible and transcendent, rooted in this beautiful, complicated, hurting world even as it reminds me to look beyond it, to the God whose beauty is everlasting, in whose complexity lies the most simple truth, and who heals every hurt.

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