Our diocesan task force on compassionate care for misconduct survivors commends the following litany for use on Ash Wednesday in response to Presiding Bishop Curry’s charge to examine our role in the #MeToo phenomenon. It is, essentially, the traditional Ash Wednesday Litany, with several additional calls and responses to address the issue of sexual misconduct in the church.
The task force is concerned that survivors, having heard of or read the presiding bishop and president of the house of deputy’s statement, not come to an Episcopal Church on Ash Wednesday, thinking they will hear or see something addressing this issue, and instead encounter business as usual.
It is no secret that we are becoming more desensitized to advertising. These days we automatically tune out most of the ads we see–digital ads get lost in social media noise, and flyers get tossed into the junk mail pile or the trash. So, how do we tell people about the fantastic events at our […]
Most everyone in the San Diego area knows the Marine Corps motto: “Semper Fi,” always faithful. Some know the Coast Guard motto: “Semper Paratus,” always prepared. From my experience as a deacon, I suggest that the motto for the diaconate should be: “Semper Gumbi,” always flexible. What I thought I would do as a deacon […]
Though the subtitle is tongue in cheek, one of the concepts we learn in Cursillo to help maintain our spiritual life in Christ is summed up in those three words: Piety, Study, and Action. The simple activity of reading the Bible daily to another person has strengthened me in those three disciplines. It has impacted […]