A collection of views to challenge the heart and inform prayer as the decision-makers (on all sides) think and act …
The Link: http://bit.ly/14JKaid
From The Telegraph (4/21/2013) with the tagline “Senior Catholic cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to shake up the Vatican’s secretive bureaucracy have called for more key jobs at the Holy See to be handed to women and fewer jobs to be given to Europeans.”
This is the AP summary of the main administrators leading (and being the public face of) the Roman Catholic church, now pope-less. This was part of our discussion in the Sunday Morning Forum on 3/3/13.
The Anglican Peace and Justice Network has relayed a prayer request from the Bishop whose churches include those in East Belfast. Please add your prayers to mine for the return of Peace.
This is the second link to which I draw your attention. Also by Sonja (see The rock supporting the church) this post speaks to me (and to many, I suppose) about finding hope and light as the church once again wrestles with balancing authority and credible witness to Jesus who came “to serve, rather than be served.” Again, I encourage you to read Sonja’s post (click the link at the top of this note).
This is the first of two links I will share from one of my favorite blogs: Women in Theology. Sonja, the author, begins her post “Studying theology and the history of Christianity makes staying in the Catholic church both easier and more difficult for me. I think my fellow WITs, and any other students out there, probably feel similarly.” I encourage you to read her entire post; it definitely spoke to my heart. (Click the link at the top of this post.)
Meditations to use during the week as you “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” the readings used on Trinity Sunday (6/3/12)