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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Catholic priest John Shields - dying openly and without fear

Trump avoids major slips on international religious tour
NPR: By heading straight to the homelands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first presidential trip, Donald Trump took a major risk. For the most part he avoided controversy as he moved from one religion's capital to another, though his performance in some cases did raise a few eyebrows.

How social ties make us resilient to trauma
The Conversation: During and after traumatic events, such as the bombing in Manchester, we need other people. Social ties measurably lessen the effects of trauma and allow us to grieve, work through our adversity, and create and offer support, writes researcher Daniel P. Aldrich.

Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration
Episcopal News Service: Episcopal Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary have announced that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018.

The Book of Mormon gets the literary treatment
Religion & Politics: Rarely has this wholly American Scripture, on its own merits, been considered a genuine work of art. That's changing, as American literary scholars embrace it as worthy of attention.

At his own wake, celebrating life and the gift of death
New York Times: Tormented by an incurable disease, former Catholic priest John Shields knew that dying openly and without fear could be his legacy, if his doctor, friends and family helped him.

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