An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA


Thursday, October 12, 2023

What is worship for?

In new letter, U.S. evangelical leaders support Israel’s right to self-defense
Religion News Service: Southern Baptists and other evangelical leaders call on policymakers to protect the lives of innocents and say Hamas is the enemy, not Palestinians.
The war in Israel shows how social media’s idealistic era has ended*
Vatican conference draws all stripes to Rome, welcome or not*
The New York Times: A major meeting to discuss sensitive issues in the Catholic Church is being held with the utmost secrecy and discretion. Outside, it’s a different story.
Religion News Service: Synod on Synodality finds its voice after Pope Francis enforces silence
The percentage of Asian Americans who are religious has declined, new study finds
NBC News: The religious share of the Asian American population has declined, according to data published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Even so, many Asian Americans say they feel close to religious traditions for nonreligious reasons.
Pew Research Center: Religion among Asian Americans
Nun accuses Louisiana of blocking death row clemency appeals in lawsuit
The Guardian: Sister Helen Prejean, the Catholic nun and anti-death penalty advocate, is accusing Louisiana’s board of pardons of breaking the state’s public meetings law to effectively delay clemency petitions for death row inmates.
What is worship for?*
The Christian Century: Surely God isn’t a narcissist who demands our attention.

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