Archives for August 2012

Los episcopales de Luisiana encuentran a Isaac menos destructivo de lo que se temía

[Episcopal News Service] Siete años después del catastrófico huracán Katrina, al clero de la Diócesis Episcopal de Luisiana lo animaba sobre todo un sentimiento de gratitud mientras comenzaba a evaluar el impacto del huracán Isaac, si bien los restos del ciclón, según avanzaba hacia el norte, seguían inundando partes del estado y del vecino Misisipi. […]

¿Debe exigirse la confirmación?

[Episcopal News Service] Cuando la Rda. Canóniga Lee Alison Crawford le dijo a los miembros de la junta parroquial que los cánones exigían que se confirmaran, un angustiado guardián menor renunció. “Como (ex) rectora de una congregación cuya asistencia promedio el domingo estaba por debajo de 50, lo cual me daba un grupo esencial de […]

Isaac brings heavy rains, flooding to Gulf Coast

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note on Sept. 3: Since this article was published, the situation in some parts of Louisiana has deteriorated due to continued rising water and ongoing power outages. ENS plans updated coverage as new information is verified by the impacted dioceses. Seven years after the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, clergy in the Episcopal […]

Canada: PWRDF pledges post-Isaac help for Haiti

[Anglican Journal] The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has pledged $25,000 for relief efforts in Haiti, where at least 24 people have died after tropical storm Isaac hit the Caribbean country on Aug. 24. PWRDF, the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada, is working with the Lutheran World Federation […]

‘Want Prayer?’ Progressive lay evangelists take church to the streets

[Episcopal News Service] Progressive lay evangelist Adrian Dannhauser has been known to stand on a busy Stamford, Connecticut street at lunchtime with a sign: “Want Prayer?” Sometimes she’d add a verbal invitation to those who approached. Others sometimes passed her by, slowed, turned around and returned. “You’d hear about the loss of a loved one […]

StoryCorps: Woody Bartlett and Amanda Bolster

[StoryCorps Atlanta] The Rev. Woody Bartlett, a retired priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, and his step-daughter Amanda Bolster, talk about their experience as a blended family. Listen to their story from WABE FM 90.1 here. A non-profit organization, StoryCorps’ mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and […]

To work is to pray

[Episcopal News Service] On a recent trip to upstate New York, my family and I visited the Abbey of the Genesee, a Trappist monastery overlooking the green, rolling countryside south of Rochester. In its gift store, loaves of bread made by the monks were prominently displayed. “Monks selling bread?” my son asked. “Why do they […]

Episcopal School of Los Angeles welcomes first classes

[Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles] The Episcopal School of Los Angeles, an independent coeducational day school in Hollywood, opened Aug. 27, serving students in grades six, seven and eight. ESLA began two years ago with summer and after-school programs emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and math. Now in its first year of regular classes, the […]

WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission

[Ecumenical News International] The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee on Aug. 30 approved the first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism in a changing world and ecclesial landscape. The statement draws on insights from Protestant, Evangelical, Orthodox and Roman Catholic mission theologies, and will be […]

Sydney Anglicans accused of sexism over new marriage vows

[Ecumenical News International] An Australian Anglican diocese has been accused of sexism over proposed new marriage vows requiring a wife to “submit” to her husband. Introduced as an alternative to the traditional vows that use the word “obey,” the wording is expected to be considered at the Sydney diocese’s synod in October. But some parishes […]