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Number of women as clergy jumps for some denominations
Some individual church denominations are reporting greater gains in the representation of women clergy and other ministers, but challenges remain.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Steve Goddard's History Wire
FOCUS: A Potpourri -- LIncoln's Bishop / A Most Imperfect Union / Contested Frontiers
Lincoln's Bishop -- A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors by Gustav Niebuhr, HarperOne '14, $26.99, 210 pages, ASIN #0062097687.
Disaster News Network
Local churches work to stop Ebola spread
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development's local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014.
Aug 28, 1774: St. Elizabeth Seton born in New York City
On this day in 1774, Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City. She went on to found the first Catholic school and the first female apostolic community in the United States.
Rev. Edgar Taylor is new head of school at Trinity Episcopal in New Orleans
The Rev. Edgar G. Taylor has been named the seventh Head of School of Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans.
Northern Michigan News
Ordination Liturgy today in Gaylord
The 66,000 Catholics living in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula will again have a bishop at the helm of the Diocese of Gaylord.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Catholic World News
Italian bishops' leader says Church should welcome 'unconventional couples' to sacraments
The secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference has said that the Church must make efforts to welcome "unconventional couples."
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Bishop Gayle Harris to Visit St. Paul's Sept. 7
The Rt. Reverend Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will be visiting St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton on September 7. During her visitation Bishop Harris will be the principal celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service, and will meet with the congregation at a lunch ... (more)
Trinity Episcopal School recruits new school leader from Delaware
Trinity Episcopal School has recruited the chaplain of a school in Delaware to serve as its next Head of School, leading the Garden District institution's nearly 400 students into a new curriculum focused on technology, school officials announced Tuesday morning.
Town's first ever bishop announced
The town became an episcopal area when the new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales was created in April.
New bishop named for Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
Pope Francis, today, named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Making good on his pledge to get to know the faithful of western Massachusetts, newly installed Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will celebrate the 11:30 a.m. liturgy at St. Joseph Church in Pittsfield on Sunday, Aug. 31. Following the Installation Mass held Aug. 12 at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Bishop Rozanski told reporters ... (more)
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Janet McKenzie: Sacred Art and the Feminine Spirit
First unveiled on NBC's Today Show in 2000, Janet McKenzie's painting, Jesus of the People was the first place winner of the National Catholic Reporter's global competition to identify an image of Jesus for the New Millennium.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Erie Times News
Expanding faith: Erie-area churches adding services, sites
Ten minutes before the Sunday service on a warm sunny August morning and the old parking lot at St. Mark's Episcopal Church is almost full.
Women priests are a gift to the church
The Rev. Dr. Joseph Krasinski, is the rector of St. James' Episcopal Church on West St. in Danbury.
Watertown Daily Times
Newly restored Episcopal church in Sackets sets open house Aug. 30
The newly renovated Christ Episcopal Church, 207 E. Main St., will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 to celebrate the completion of its restoration project.
Bishops cancel service for Aetas
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Roderick Pabillo Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto were advised by the Social Action Center of Pampanga on Thursday to cancel regular Eucharistic services for Aeta communities in Hacienda Dolores and Sapang Uwak as "their safety is not assured."
Catholic World News
Ukrainian Catholic leader blasts Russian Orthodox statements, says Church is being oppressed
In a letter to bishops and political leaders around the world, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said that the Catholic Church is being oppressed in eastern Ukraine.
Groups come together to help with relief in Ferguson
Now one local pastor is leading an effort to bring them some relief and he's calling it Backpacks for Justice.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
By Catholic News Service DETROIT -- Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka, who rose from poor beginnings to reach the highest levels of service to the church, died Aug. 20 His death leaves the College of Cardinals with 210 members, 117 of whom are under 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope.