May 24, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts press release] The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, met with his doctors at the Dana Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston May 24 and learned that the tumor removed from his brain last Friday is indeed cancerous. He will begin both radiation and chemotherapy in the next few weeks.
“This is hard news for all of us to hear,” the Rev. Canon Mally Lloyd, Canon to the...
May 22, 2013
[Diocese of Western New York] Residents of Randolph, New York, awoke May 20 to a village-wide rash of vandalism. Buildings had been spray painted with graffiti — some malicious and some an apparent cry for help.
Across the side of Grace Episcopal Church was painted a question of the second type: “Can I still get to heaven if I kill myself?”
As the Cattaraugus Sherriff’s Department spent the day investigating, the Rev. Tom Broad, Grace Church...
May 20, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Thomas Shaw underwent surgery May 17 to remove a mass on his brain that was discovered following tests conducted a day earlier.
A series of updates posted on the diocesan website confirmed that the surgery went well, with no complications, and that Shaw moved out of the intensive care unit on May 18 and “was up and walking.”
May 17, 2013
[Religion News Service – Washington, D.C.] Twenty-five top Christian leaders gathered in the U.S. city with perhaps the worst reputation for civil discourse May 15 and committed themselves to elevating the level of public conversation.
Meeting in a row house three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the group spanned the Christian spectrum, and included officials from liberal churches and the most conservative of interest groups.
“The ground of our spiritual...
May 15, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] In a letter to the people and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Bishop James Stanton announced his intention to...