Day: September 12, 2011

The Democrats’ marriage equality moment

John Wagner of The Washington Post relates the story of soon-to-depart Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien’s unsuccessful effort to change Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s mind about supporting same-sex marriage in an article that tracks the Democratic party’s growing comfort with marriage equality.

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The Presiding Bishop wins praise from the right

Here is something you don’t see every day. Or, for that matter, any day. A writer from the National Review liked the 9/11 sermon that Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gave yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

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If Rowan Williams steps down, who will succeed him?

My only comment on an eventual successor is that I believed that if Rowan stayed on until he was 65 (in 2015), Bp. Nick Baines, late of Croydon and now of Bradford, would be the natural successor. If Rowan does retire in 2012, the timing is wrong for that.

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9/11 sermon reflections

Some Café bloggers took to the pulpit yesterday. We are interested in what you said or what you heard, and whether any of it is continuing to evolve as you sit with it.

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