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Vatican mourns death of Chinese bishop who joined in illicit ordinations

Vatican Radio and Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, have announced the death of Archbishop John Wu Shizhen of Nanchang at the age of 93. Fides described the prelate, who died in August, as a "zealous shepherd dedicated to formation of seminarians and women religious," and both reported that he "led the local communities with pastoral zeal." Ordained to the priesthood in 1949, the prelate became Archbishop of Nanchang in 1990, and his ministry was approved by the Chinese government.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Religion, Roman Catholic Church

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Column: Hard to retire with this much energyColumn: Hard to retire...

Column: Hard to retire with this much energy Former Princeton English teacher staying busy Check out this story on Vivian Ramey stands beside a favorite painting in her Evendale home. The lovely young lass on the right reminds her of her own granddaughter.


Related Topix: Evendale, OH, Religion


Episcopal Relief & Development Celebrates 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World

Episcopalians, friends and partner agencies around the globe are joining together to celebrate Episcopal Relief & Development's 75th Anniversary . The 75-week celebration, which will continue through the end of 2015, invites supporters to learn more about the organization's programs and get involved in campaigns to raise $7.5 million to sustain its vital work.


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Silicon Alley Insider

Rio robbers repent after tackling archbishop

A trio of thieves got less than they might have bargained for after robbing a man who turned out to be the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro. The robbers realized their victim was Archbishop Orani Tempesta after they stopped his car and demanded he and his fellow passengers hand over their valuables.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News, Religion


Saint Ann's Church in Old Lyme presents the Lyra Choir from St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Old Lyme is pleased to welcome the Lyra Choir from St. Petersburg, Russia, in concert on, Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 7:30pm. The Lyra Choir is a community of professional musicians, many of whom are students or postgraduates of the renowned Saint Petersburg Conservatoire, working in different choirs throughout the city of Saint Petersburg.


Related Topix: Old Lyme, CT, Religion, Arts, Opera, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland

The Hartford Courant

Yale Episcopal Chaplain Steps Down After Letter To N.Y. Times

An Episcopal priest from Groton serving as chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale University stepped down this month after a furor over a letter he wrote to The New York Times. The Rev.


Related Topix: Religion, Yale University, Groton, CT, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Andover, CT

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Free Press

Consecration of state Bishop brings thousands to Agganis

Nearly 4,000 people, including clergy and high-ranking church officials from across the country, gathered at Boston University's Agganis Arena Saturday morning for the consecration of the Rev. Alan M. Gates, 56, who was elected as the new Bishop of the Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts.


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Living Church

$40,000 to Help Ferguson

The Episcopal Church is providing $40,000 in support of the Diocese of Missouri for immediate domestic poverty, pastoral, and community work in Ferguson, the strife-torn inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, through the Office of Justice and Advocacy Ministries, is offering $30,000, with the remainder provided by Episcopal Relief & Development .


Related Topix: Religion

Alabama Live

Sacred Spaces: Holy ground is all around at Beckwith on beautiful Weeks Bay

But truly, everywhere you turn at the Episcopal retreat on Weeks Bay in Fairhope, it feels like holy ground -- the tawny wood Chapel of the Resurrection, the waterside Byrne Chapel and the prayer labyrinth, a shady circular path of stones. The 82-acre camp and conference center is named for Rt.


Related Topix: Religion, Fairhope, AL, Family, Kids, Daphne, AL, Mobile, AL

Sun Sep 14, 2014


John Bonaventure Kwofie Installed as new Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi

John Bonaventure Kwofie Installed as new Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Report by Ato Aidoo A somberly impressive ceremony has been held in Takoradi, Western Ghana, to mark the episcopal ordination and installation of Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, as bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Catholic Diocese.


Related Topix: Zambia, Ghana, Africa, Religion, Roman Catholic Church

Epworth Methodist to close: Manos Juntas to move out, Positive Tomorrows builds

Dr. Boyd Shook of The Manos Juntas Free Clinic today confirmed that the Friday, electronic messages dispensed that Epworth United Methodist, a long term fixture in the historic Gatewood community will be closing it's doors and leveled beginning January 01, 2015. Many who use Epworth United Methodist Church were recently given notice that the charter for the UMC church was being returned to the United Methodist Conference Office, who owns the property.


Related Topix: Oklahoma City University, Religion, Oklahoma City, OK

Jacksonville Daily News

Skirving to be ordained bishop of the Episcopal diocese of East Carolina

The Most. Rev. Robert Skirving will be ordained and consecrated Nov. 8 as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal diocese of East Carolina.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Thousands watch as new Episcopal bishop is consecrated

The Rev. Alan M. Gates was consecrated as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts at a ceremony this morning, succeeding the retired bishop, M. Thomas Shaw, a popular church leader who made social justice issues a priority during his nearly 20-year tenure.


Related Topix: Religion, Boston University

Fri Sep 12, 2014

St. Anthony Messenger

Perfect Woman

On the cross Jesus gave His mother to the apostle John, and by doing so He also gave Mary to the Church. Mary is the most amazing human to ever exist.


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All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito Selects New Rector

After an extensive search, a new rector currently working in Illinois has been chosen to lead one of the South Coast's oldest churches, and will begin her tenure this December. The Rev.


Related Topix: Religion, Montecito, CA, Emory University

Yale Chaplain Explains Resignation After Oped About Israel and Anti-Semitism

In a short letter to the New York Times late August, Shipman responded to an op-ed by Deborah E. Lipstadt titled " Why Jews are Worried ," about rising anti-Semitism in Europe. Deborah E. Lipstadt makes far too little of the relationship between Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza and growing anti-Semitism in Europe and beyond.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Religion

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Students Seeking Post 9-11 Solace Start Circus

Amazing Grace Circus! is a youth organization formed after the tragic events of September 11th. The arts and fitness initiative helped local youth heal and express their feelings, frustrations and fears after losing loved ones in the community.


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The Jersey Journal

Merger strengthening a vibrant congregation

This Sunday, Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its annual Family and Friends Service. But it has extra-special meaning this year because 20 members of the now closed St. John's A.M.E. Church will officially become members of Mount Pisgah.


Related Topix: Religion, Canada, Jersey City, NJ

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Shipman out at Yale, and a comment on those who only pretend to be against racism

Rev. Bruce Shipman resigned from his post as priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale on Thursday - two weeks after his remarks in a New York Times letter garnered national media attention for their alleged anti-Semitism. In an Aug. 21 letter responding to Emory professor Deborah Lipstadt's Aug. 20 New York Times essay titled "Why Jews Are Worried," Shipman put forth his idea that Israel's actions in Gaza contributed to growing anti-Semitism in Europe.


Related Topix: Religion, Israel, Middle East, World News, Sports

Landmark church celebrates 150 years with orchestra and voices

Since the first verse of the Book of Genesis, music has been the essential element of worship and provided the rhythm for taking a spiritual journey. The spiritual journey for St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Redwood City, California began 150 years and will be celebrated with voice and instruments on Saturday, September 13. The Celebration of Ministry also marks the installation of Reverend Susan Parsons as the first female rector for the parish.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Religion, Instrumental, Celebration, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA