Episcopalianism

February 10, 2019 - 2:47 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church has removed a pew honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists. The pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, Robert C. Wisnewski Jr., posted a message on...
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November 12, 2018 - 4:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Episcopal bishop in upstate New York says the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda'" in a directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese. The pastoral directive from The Rev. William Love, who is based in Albany, New York, highlights lingering opposition...
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Dennis and Judy Shepard hold hands as they walk behind Rev. V. Gene Robinson carrying their son's ashes during the at the conclusion of a "Thanksgiving and Remembrance of Matthew Shepard" service at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 26, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After 20 years without a permanent resting place, the remains of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student whose brutal murder in 1998 has come to symbolize the plight of the LGBTQ community in America, were interred at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday. More than 2...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1972 file photo, The Right Rev. Paul Moore Jr. arrives at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York to be installed as the 13th Episcopal bishop of New York. The Episcopal Church is acknowledging the power of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation. The church’s self-examination, which included a session at which first-person accounts of clergy abuse were read aloud by bishops, has been particularly dramatic in the Diocese of New York; it is now describing its most famous bishop, the late Paul Moore Jr., as a "serial predator." (AP Photo)
October 15, 2018 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination's national convention this summer included an...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, Bishop Michael Curry attends VH1's Trailblazer Honors at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. Curry, who preached about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, underwent surgery for prostate cancer, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Curry is the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American clergyman who preached about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. An Episcopal Church spokeswoman says the surgery was performed Tuesday on the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. The 65-year-old Curry...
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The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church, speaks during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 5:35 pm
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Nothing quite captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American flair to a very English church service. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United...
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The newest attraction at Legoland in Windsor, England, Friday, May 11, 2018 shows a depiction of the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle. All roads seem to lead to Windsor Castle, a magnificent fortress perched high on a hill topped by the royal standard when the queen is in residence. It is here — a favoured royal playground since William the Conqueror built the first structure here in 1070 — that the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 12, 2018 - 9:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Curry, from Chicago, will give the address — a sermon — at the May 19 event in Windsor. He will join the dean of...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for Easter services at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 01, 2018 - 11:15 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trumpx (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is attending Easter services at an Episcopal church near his home in Palm Beach, Florida. The president was accompanied by his wife, Melania, and daughter Tiffany. He was expected...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:08 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Some Episcopal churches in South Carolina upset with The Episcopal Church are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a court decision that could cost them ownership of property. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the Diocese of South Carolina has asked the nation...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:48 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Michael Laver, Rochester Institute of Technology (THE CONVERSATION) This coming Wednesday many Christians will arrive at work with a black cross smudged on their foreheads; countless...
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