Archives for June 2012

Standing with Kivalina at the 77th General Convention

  [Episcopal News Service] As forest fires rage across Colorado and unprecedented storms pummel the country from Florida to Minnesota, it’s pretty clear we are facing a “new normal.” It’s also increasingly obvious that climate change is not so much about future generations as it is about our most marginalized brothers and sisters, right here, […]

Comentarios: Lecciones aprendidas en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés

[Episcopal News Service] El primer jueves de cada mes (excepto en julio), la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St Andrew’s Episcopal Church] en Nogales, Arizona, se transforma en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés. Aquí, niños que viven en México (no en EE.UU) vienen a recibir gratuitamente atención médica especializada, para algunos ésa es su […]

Neither men nor women ‘have it all’

[Episcopal News Service] A 22-year old artist recently shared with me her views on making the world a better place. “Men can’t get pregnant, and that’s just not fair,” she mused. “Maybe there’s an alien race carrying a more highly evolved Z chromosome, and members of this race could get a man or woman pregnant. […]

La Obispa Primada da a conocer Propuesta Presupuestaria que se presentará a la Convención General

[Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] La Obispa Primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, ha dado a conocer la Propuesta Presupuestaria que se presentará a la consideración de la próxima Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal. “El alma de este cuerpo es la misión—tanto la misión nacional como extranjera— en alianza con cualquiera que comparta esta pasión”, dijo la […]

London Paralympics involve churches

[Ecumenical News International] Churches in Britain are organizing celebrations and activities in the runup to the London Paralympic Games, which take place after the Olympics, but critics are also wondering whether churches will be inspired to improve their own facilities for the disabled. The Paralympics — sports competitions for athletes with a range of disabilities […]

El Obispo de Arizona ‘mesuradamente complacido’ con el fallo del Tribunal Supremo

La ley de inmigración es parcialmente derogada en una decisión de 5 a 3

[Episcopal News Service]El obispo Kirk Smith de Arizona dijo estar “mesuradamente complacido” respecto al fallo de referencia del Tribunal Supremo el 25 de junio, que derogó la mayor parte de una controversial ley estatal que victimizaba a los inmigrantes. “Como alguien que labora y ora por una política de inmigración más justa, estoy mesuradamente complacido […]

Pittsburgh Bishop-elect McConnell writes about same-gender rites

[Diocese of Pittsburgh] Pittsburgh Bishop-elect Dorsey McConnell sent a letter June 28 to members of the Diocese of Pittsburgh outlining his intended response if the General Convention adopts Resolution A049 to Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships. The complete text of the letter is posted here and follows. Dear Friends in Christ, As I […]

Westminster Abbey choir sings in St. Peter’s Basilica

[Westminster Abbey] Westminster Abbey’s choir arrived in Italy June 26 for a tour of Rome and Montecassino, which will include singing for Pope Benedict XVI, with the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina (the Sistine Chapel Choir), at the Papal Mass marking the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul on June 29 in St Peter’s Basilica. […]

Archbishop of Canterbury slams those `disgusted’ by homosexuality

[Religion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams criticized some Christians for feeling so “embarrassed and ashamed and disgusted” over homosexuality that they seem unwelcoming to outsiders and convey a lack of understanding. Addressing a group of Christian teenagers at his Lambeth Palace residence in London, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion said Anglicans […]

House of Deputies chaplains, musician announced

[Office of Public Affairs] Cornelia Eaton, a deputy from the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, will serve as chaplain to the House of Deputies during the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 5-12, in Indianapolis, Ind,, Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies announced. Eaton will lead the house in daily prayer, and Dr. […]