January 5, 2012 at 10:07 am John Cogley (whom I always read avidly and with pleasure) spoke my mind exactly. But I had a hard time explaining it to Episcopal boards and committees when I was seeking ordination! I was deeply saddened, during a recent trip to Jordan and Israel, to be forced to listen to a Roman Catholic priest in Capernaum go on and on about how non-Roman Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence, etc. Episcopalians have a pretty good knowledge of Roman Catholicism, since so many of us share both traditions, but ignorance of the Episcopal Church on the part of Roman Catholics remains deep and broad. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ed Adcock says: Bruce Bogin says: January 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm I attended an Episcopal church as a child, although my parents didn’t. Then at age 28 I became Roman Catholic. At age 39 I joined a Baptist church, but returned to the R.C. Church at age 51. I left again at age 62. Now I am 67. Not sure what to do next. I’m probably hopeless. God bless! Comments (20) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Richard Augustine says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Christopher Casey says: Submit a Job Listing January 5, 2012 at 10:02 am I find other important reasons why the Roman Catholic church is in error. Since its inception it has demonized sex. Beginning with the unnecessary myth that Mary was a virgin rather than a young maiden. There is nothing at all wrong with Mary having engaged in sex with Joseph just as any proper Jewish wife would do. And through the centuries the Roman church has posited that sexual activity between married people must always have as its prime goal procreation. Why? What is so terribly wrong with married people (and adult unmarried people for that matter) engaging in sex just for the sheer pleasure of it? And what kind of institution demands celibacy of its working staff? Could it be that by the 12th century the church was almost totally staffed by closet homosexuals and thought that demanding celibacy would disguise the fact? And what kind of young men will give up sex in order to serve as clerics? Is not such a willingness indicative of some kind of personality disorder? And if our Creator created within us an appetite for sex, is it not some kind of insult to Him to forgo sexuality, particularly in His name? I for one cannot take seriously a man who will forgo sex in this way starting with the Pope and on down. Youth Minister Lorton, VA May 14, 2013 at 6:22 am Thank you for pointing that out! I am so frustrated when people automatically think this equation, “catholic = Roman Catholic,” we Anglicans/Episcopalians are also part of the holy catholic church as professed in the Nicene creed. I often describe myself, like Father Dan, a catholic, but not Roman Catholic. I used to use the term “Anglican Catholic,” then I found out there is a conservative “breakaway” church by that name; I, being a liberal Anglican, currently attending “low” parish, refuse to be identified with any conservative “breakaways.” January 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm In 1979 I was baptized into a non-canonical Orthodox body. Doubting its authenticity, I migrated over to the Catholics and went part of the way through the catechism. 21 years later, I made the “leap” again–this time bercoming Catholic after attending Lutheran and Episcopal churches off an on for years. Reading Garry Will’s book “Papal Sin” in the not-too-distant past made me realize why I had balked at becoming Catholic in the first place. The book exposes the intense intellectual dishonesty that comprises the Church of Rome. Now, after about a dozen years as a Catholic, I am seriously considering going back to the Episcopal Church (or the Lutheran Church). The hingepoint in Will’s “Papal Sin” is the compelling evidence that Rome was governed by a group of elders for quite some time before an actual standing bishop was enthroned. That makes Rome’s claim to episopcal pedigree questionable–and ultimately invalidates any claims it has ever made to primacy. The late Greek Orthodox archbishop Michael Constantinides once remarked: “Throughout its history, the papacy has waged wars, inflicted inquistions on the faithful, brought about conditions in the Church that led to the Great Revolt (the Protestant Reformation), and finally created ideas as to infallibility. And all of these things in the name of God.” Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA January 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm I am so pleased to have found my “proper spiritual home” in the Episcopal church after 50+ years of Roman dictatorship and a large percentage of priests who live lies; Even more delighted to find out that Rev. Mathew Fox moved to a more progressive and honest group! TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 John S. Shehan says: February 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm Hello! I am in the process of leaving the RCC and joining the Anglican communion in the form of the Episcopal church. I found this interesting! Thanks for writing it! I’m always amazed at how the media makes much of an Episcopal church going over to the RCC but nothing is said of the fact that on any typical Sunday I find myself in the pews at my EC parish with so many people who were RCC — maybe 1/2 of the parish I now attend used to be RCC! My personal prayer . . . I don’t want to hate the RCC (it’s so easy to get angry with it). I want to love the Anglican communion and not be thinking in such negative terms about the RCC. But I HAD to move on. I couldn’t bear the papal/Vatican corruption and repression, the unrealistic attitudes about birth control (in the fact of the major environmental crisis of overpopulation), the complete lack of respect for women. I’m always happy if people can recommend good reading for me. . . so if you know of some good things to read as I move into the EC . . . please let me know! Thanks and God bless you all! Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI John W Ward says: December 7, 2015 at 8:44 am John, I’m 64, raised Catholic, went to and graduated from Biscayne College (then run by the Augustinians, now the Archdiocese of Miami) and was comfortably Catholic up to my late 30s. Then upon my dear wife’s suggestion for a compromise, she a former Congregationalist turned Epsicopalian, I attended a local Anglican parish and was considered a member by virtue of family ties. But I was still hedging. Then we joined a moderately conservative ABC church and remained members for a while but about a decade into our tenure there, I became a Catholic again. (Well, to use the old line, once a Catholic always a Catholic.) During the past few years my wife started taking an interest in attending our old Episcopal parish’s all stops pulled Christmas Eve Eucharist. Grace Episcopal in Amherst, MA kills the grumpiest secret Scrooge buried deep in any grumpy Christmas Eve Eucharist attendee who walks through its doors. But we were still hedging a bit because of our conservative beliefs on some of the “controversials” … That was easy enough to handle once some commonsense thinking was applied. Despite any PC codes, real or imagined, and college towns in the northeast are chock full of ’em, once you enter an Episcopal parish’s doors, take your weekly program and a seat and participate in the liturgy … nobody’s snooping or peeking at you or even having the gall to give those whispers that go like, “Who the heck is he to walk up to take communion, he’s been divorced several times over and the woman next to him is a “regular” at the local town clerk’s office. ” As I mentioned below, my breaking point was the big brouhaha (minus the ha ha’s) in Rome during the Synod when Pope Francis was openly challenged for his far more far-sighted and genuinely compassionate and merciful stance towards accepting Communion while in (to put short and sweetly, canonical limbo) or mixed families such as mine. Ridiculous. My wife and I have been married for 32 years, raised four adult children and blessed with one grandson, but we can’t receive Communion without causing creased brows (both on lay and ordained foreheads)?!? As Francis laid it out, time for the clericalism and legalism to go. Be gone! (What killed Benedict’s papacy and undermined the poor man from the start?) John, consider your soul, your psyche and peace of mind. Take it from a guy who was so burned out for awhile on “churchy” matters, and I’d done my share as a diocesan reporter and church sexton. I never lost my faith in the teachings of Catholicism, and especially I never lost faith that there was a God in Heaven Who loved me and my family. But I just couldn’t bring myself to get over to Mass and the local Catholic parish was only a five minute walk from my home. The Masses were as dull as dishwater no matter how hard the Pastor worked on his homilies. (He’s a very good homilist. But it’s his parish, too old and set in its ways, just as the diocese and Church overall. Kumbaya doesn’t kut it. But try and get that across to the people so engrossed in “social justice” that they’ve seemed to forgotten that living one’s faith should do justice to the One who gives us the energy and ideas to help reduce social injustice. Episcopalians care just as much but they’re not into wearing sackclothe, dousing themselves with ashes and asking why others aren’t as miserable as they are. That’s what’s become of the Catholic Church in America today. I haven’t abandoned my Catholic faith, I just rediscovered it in the Episcopal Church and don’t consider myself “protestant” even small-p protestant in the least. God Bless ya and hope this helps. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR George Gibson says: Frances Ayers says: Submit a Press Release January 7, 2012 at 12:56 am As someone who grew up Roman Catholic in Chicago, I have a slightly different viewpoint on my RC to Episcopal changeover. If you are familiar with Chicago, you will know that Holy Name, the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is located just one block away and around the corner from St. James, the Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. As a very close friend of mine said, when he also made the change before me, “I didn’t leave the church, I merely switched bishops.” By Dan WebsterPosted Jan 4, 2012 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET January 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm The fluid exchange of former Roman Catholics and former Anglo-Catholics, i.e. all Anglicans – “High”, “Low”, or “Broad”, reinvigorates two branches of the universal church. Let us look forward to the fluid exchange of Catholics and Orthodox. John 17:22 is being fulfilled, albeit slowly by our time-reckoning. God is working God’s purpose out…..BTW: While driving, I still tell radio announcers that they’re talking about ROMAN Catholics and that Anglicans are also Catholic!/s/ A simple layman Father Steven A. Scarica says: Catholic ‘and’ Episcopalian Rector Knoxville, TN January 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm Well Said Dan. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Rev. Linda M. Maloney says: January 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm As another person raised Roman Catholic who found the Episcopal Church I agree with and appreciate your perspective. Thank you. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Elizabeth Siler says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tom Miller says: Press Release Service March 19, 2017 at 10:18 am I am a former catholic now a episcopal. My fiancée is catholic and we are both divorced. If we wish to marry in a episcopal church do we need both of our marriages annulled? Alan Duesterhaus says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 10, 2016 at 4:57 pm Father, the next time any of your former Catholic parishioners tell you about the “grass is always greener” quip they’ve surely been hit with along the way towards Canterbury, ask them how practiced was the sneer that went with the quip. I used to dish it out myself until I caught on once and for all upon watching Pope Francis taking so much backhanded disrespect from the people who were always first to demand full respect for the Magisterium. But when a Pope came along who wanted to shake things up … wasn’t that a different kettle!? Steven Barrett says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Jean Olsen says: Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH August 23, 2012 at 12:45 am I am an estranged lifelong Catholic in the process of joining the Episcopal Church and am so grateful I found this website.Like many former members,I am leaving because I do not agree with the infallibility of the Pope, or the treatment of women. Nor do I agree that male Priests should be celibate. January 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm I have been reading the pros and cons of the Roman Church’s institution of the Ordinariate. As much as the Romans claim that it is a sort of safety-net for Anglicans on the right way to Salvation, in a real sense, it plays into the hands of those who see the Roman Catholic Church, not in the realistic sense of political and religious domination, but more in “The grass is greener on the other side of the street” theology. There was a saying that said that, “When Rome sneezes, Anglicans catch the cold.” For Anglicans, they see in Rome the “romantic” aspect of the Church. They don’t see the behind the scenes politicking, the iron fist of the Vatican and the “good ol’ boy system taken to its most refined degree. Instead Anglicans see a kind of “unity” that seems to indicate that everyone in Rome is on the same page, when in fact, it is all an illusion. Early on, I was nurtured in the Roman tradition and discovering the Anglican faith in college. It was as if Anglicanism for me, was and is the Roman Church taken to the next obvious step. There was elbow room for all in a Church that was not of the “cookie-cutter” variety. People often forget that even within the Western Church there were various Rites which differed from each other; Gallican, Mozarabic, Celtic, Latin etc. ARCIC has been meeting for more than a half century discussing the faith we have in common and with which we differ. We’ve agreed on ministry, faith, Eucharist, scripture, Mary and now are tackling the role of authority. We have more in common than not in common, yet still we nit-pick & graciously agree to disagree, to what extent. The most frustrating thing for me is the way that Rome uses the Holy Eucharist as carrot at the end of a stick. Instead of the Eucharist as a means to that perfect Unity in Christ, for Rome, they have made the Eucharist the one and only expression of Unity in Christ. It’s funny to realize that no one, that we know of at the Last Supper, was Baptized, except for Jesus. Also, the one who would betray Jesus (sinful man that he was) was also there at the Table to receive Jesus’ most Precious Body & Blood in that 1st Holy Eucharist. Jesus saw that special Meal as to lead His Disciples to a more perfect Unity. Not that they had already reached total unity or perfection – but a place from which to being. For the Roman Catholic Church to therefore make the Holy Eucharist the litmus test to the true Unity in the Church, is to treat the Holy Eucharist as a weapon. Though we are all called to perfection, it will never happen until that time when Christ will come again, in Glory, to judge both the Living and the Dead at the Last Day. Therefore for Anglicans (not just the Ordinariate kind) and Romans not to gather at the Altar for Eucharist, is a miscarriage of faith and thus a missed opportunity for both Churches to practice Christ’s Words, “That they all may be One.” Rector Albany, NY John Swanson says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AliceMarie Slaven-Emond says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Steven Barrett says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 January 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm Maybe we are not leaving Anglican tradition, but rather reclaiming the authentic tradition prior to the reformation that un-converted Henry VIII started by ego-tripping at Calvary”s expense. Too many of the un-converted church members and clergy of today find the perfect incubator for self-centered do-my-own-thing religion in Episcopal churches. Many thanks Rome for your hospitality and the net to catch those of us who wish to grow beyond the pride of the flesh. January 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm Thanks for this column! As yet another convert from Roman Catholicism to the Episcopal Church, I’m sometimes frustrated by all the news coverage about conservative Episcopalians becoming Roman Catholics. The door certainly swings both ways! January 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm I am so pleased to read Dan Webster’s commentary on the latest act by the Church of Rome in its effort to subvert the work of the Holy Spirit who is ever moving through the diversity of spiritual gifts and traditions found throughout the household of the Church universal. I, like Dan, came out of the Roman tradition and into the Episcopal and Anglican tradition some 30 years ago when I was welcomed by Bishop Stough of Alabama. I finally had found the room in God’s house where the furniture was arranged in a manner that strengthened and deepened my faith. And now again, Rome is attempting to re-arrange and to steal spiritual furniture that does not belong to it. When will Rome realize that the Holy Spirit moves where she so wishes and not where Rome so orders her to be?There will be a certain level of sadness felt as we celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity this year because Rome has spoken again that unity will only be on its terms. Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC December 7, 2015 at 4:43 am The final straw for me came recently just after the Synod on the Family broke up in Fall of 2015 and all sorts of pot shots were taken at Pope Francis, not so much from the laity where taking shots at the Pope is common sport. No, this time it came from very prominent clerics, including one Cardinal from Guinea, Robert Sarah, who flat out challenged Francis on intercommunion, esp. between married spouses whose present marriages are in a state of canonical limbo while awaiting an annulment. Go figure, a wife beating husband who gets a divorce but doesn’t remarry, may still be able to receive communion. But, his former wife, who just happened to find a good loving husband and a devout follower of the Lord and perhaps even an Episcopalian, is not allowed to receive communion in both faiths according to Roman rules until and unless she receives an annulment from the first marriage. Now she might also have children from that marriage. But how does she tell the kids the marriage through which they were conceived and born through never existed. Poof! That requires a lot more faith in magic than faith in Christ in the Eucharist. Pope Francis wants to ease up but the moment he does, the canonical experts in the Curia stop him at every juncture. This is pure mutiny and a slap in the face of the Holy Spirit Who guided the men who selected Jorge Bergoglio to be their next successor to St. Peter. Something tells me the old boys club in Rome has yet to get over Francis famous rip into the clericalism paralyzing the Vatican and this is their way of getting even. Thankfully my wife and I don’t have this problem as I am leaving the Catholic Church (formally) soon to join the Episcopalians. And what a refreshing change it is when I attend an Episcopalian Mass: They take the whole Eucharistic celebration and feast a lot more seriously than their elder spiritual Roman cousins, and that’s a very sad spiritual commentary I thought I’d never have to share in print. But thank God somebody does! [Episcopal News Service] January brings an annual event, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25). Across the country you will find ecumenical services in various houses of Christian worship, all with the intent to bring about Jesus’ prayer for us to his Father, “…that they may be one as we are one.” (John 17:22)This new year also officially brings to the U.S. Roman Catholic efforts to create a church home for disaffected Anglicans and Episcopalians. A liturgical rite (aka, “ordinariate”) has been established for parishes and clergy wishing to leave the Anglican tradition and unify with Rome.St. Luke’s parish in Bladensburg, Maryland, in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington was the first to be received last October. Baltimore’s Mount Calvary Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, with its 20 voting members, will be next.Much has been made in the mainstream media of the popularity for such action. History and current data reveals otherwise.According to national survey data from the Episcopal Church, 12 percent of Episcopalians are former Roman Catholics. The figures are higher in areas of the Episcopal Church where the predominant faith is Roman Catholic. A very small percentage of our 7,000 Episcopal parishes have witnessed a majority of their members leaving for other expressions of the Anglican tradition. Far fewer have sought a return to Rome.I am one of the 12 percent. Raised Roman Catholic, I was instructed in the Baltimore Catechism, attended Catholic schools, spent time in a Catholic seminary in college, and came of age during the Second Vatican Council. Those leaving the Roman church have their own reasons. Mine included the primacy of the pope, exclusion of women in leadership positions, and the discrimination of LGBT Christians.There’s a book about us. In Finding Home, Stories of Roman Catholics Entering the Episcopal Church (Cowley, 1997), Christopher L. Webber chronicles the journey of 11 Catholics into the Episcopal Church. One is the Rev. Matthew Fox, the former Dominican now a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of California and founder of the University of Creation Spirituality.“My decision to embrace the Anglican tradition,” said Fox in 1994, “is about including some anglo-saxon (and celtic) common sense into twenty-first century catholicism.” Fox cited the Dominican tradition of Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart as completely compatible in Anglicanism. They included “the broad themes of mysticism, social justice, Christian unity, and the central concern for creation,” wrote Webber.“I think the Episcopal Church became the church envisioned in Vatican II,” the Rt. Rev. William Swing told me when he was my bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of California. He said he received at least one serious inquiry per month from Roman Catholic clergy seeking to become Episcopal priests during his 26 year episcopacy. (Swing is the bishop who received Matthew Fox.)The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was begun just over 100 years ago by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement when they were still Episcopalian with roots in the Order of the Holy Cross. Later, they became a Roman Catholic order. Trying to keep track of all this could make an ecclesiastical traffic cop dizzy.For Roman Catholics, Christian unity may come down to union with Rome as an ordinariate for various denominations under the authority of the pope and the Magisterium.Or maybe it will be something altogether quite different. It may be a system or non-institution that any of us have yet to imagine, although it’s difficult to imagine the need for such. Nearly all denominations accept each other’s baptism if done in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Isn’t that unity? Aren’t we already one if we agree on common membership in the Body of Christ?The ordinariate is Rome’s latest effort toward unity as defined by the Vatican. For me, I strive every day to be a faithful Catholic, just not Roman Catholic.The late John Cogley, a former Roman Catholic author, editor of Commonweal and columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, may have said it best when writing about his journey into the Episcopal Church: “I do not look upon this move as a ‘conversion’ since I have not changed any of the beliefs I formerly held. Rather, it is a matter of finding my proper spiritual home.”I suspect former Roman Catholics and former Episcopalians could each say the same of their new spiritual home. And they would both be right.— The Rev. Canon Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Diocese of Maryland and former media relations director for the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rev. 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This is about deliciousness.Responsible Self: I don’t think deliciousness is a word.Sweet Tooth Self: You are far too serious for your own good.Responsible Self: And you lack common sense. The purpose of eating is nourishment not delight—grab some carrots and hummus if you’re hungry.Sweet Tooth Self: The cake pop tastes better than carrots and hummus.Responsible Self: Two words for you—garlic hummus. God’s great culinary creation. Rich in protein. Rich in taste.Sweet Tooth Self: Two words back to you—cake pop.Responsible Self: I still don’t think deliciousness is a word.Sweet Tooth Self: And I think that you cannot live on garlic hummus and carrots alone.With the holidays upon us, it occurs to me that my struggle with the cake pop can be a metaphor for what many of us experience when we sit down to the holiday meal: We want to enjoy stuffing and pumpkin pie, but we also worry about tightening pants and cholesterol levels, about whether we can chase children and grandchildren in games of tag if indulgence compromises our health.Put into Christian terms, we wonder if culinary decadence is really a good use of our resources, if it shows good culinary stewardship.And yet, there is so much deliciousness that accompanies homemade whipped cream and molasses-rich pecan pie. So how do we discern what healthy culinary stewardship looks like?During this holiday season, as I reflect upon what it means to practice culinary stewardship, the word delight keeps popping into my mind. Yes, it’s important to eat for nourishment, and indeed, when we have resources to provide that nourishing meal for ourselves, we owe thanks to God.But God also created humans to delight in them, to be overjoyed at our creativity and our ability to love. And because we are made in God’s image, that means that we are made for delight as well—to delight in the many gifts God offers to us, from meaningful relationships to perfectly tuned music, from vibrant sunsets to the smell of the forest after rain, and yes, from pumpkin pie to homemade stuffing and even the cake pop.So what if we thought about such culinary delights the way we think about other gifts we’ve been given? Here’s what I mean: When we talk about financial stewardship, tithing often comes up, the idea that we gift 10 percent of our financial resources to support the ministries of the church. There is delight in that gift: delight in knowing that lives will be transformed from our generosity. What if we applied the same principle to our culinary lives, so that 10 percent of what we consume is reserved for cake pops or ice cream or french fries, those marvelous culinary gifts that don’t offer much in the way of nutrition but do offer pure joy?Ideally, of course, those foods that offer delight and those foods that offer health benefits would overlap, so that every bite becomes a fusion of delight and nutrition. And, of course, many times they do (despite what my Sweet Tooth Self would have you think, I genuinely adore garlic hummus). But in those moments when pure delight is what we crave, perhaps it’s okay—say 10 percent of the time—to give in. And as we giggle when the cake pop or hot fudge sundae or tiramisu touches our lips, I like to think God delights in that moment as well.– The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of “God and Harry Potter at Yale.” She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Previous articleInspection Machines (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device) Markets, 2025 by Product (Vision Inspection, Checkweigher, Metal Detector, Software), Type (Manual, Automatic), Type (Vials, Syringes, Blisters) – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleUS jobless claims drop; still at 847,000 as pandemic rages Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter TAGS MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Venatorx Pharmaceuticals today announced that Chitrananda Abeygunawardana, Ph.D. has been named Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. With nearly 25 years’ experience in pharmaceutical research, regulatory affairs and compliance, Dr. Abey will be responsible for developing and executing all regulatory strategies and tactics for Venatorx’s antibacterial and antiviral programs including interacting with health authorities and managing clinical trial applications worldwide. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005721/en/ Chitrananda Abeygunawardana, Ph.D. — Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire) “We are proud to continue to attract the best and brightest minds to Venatorx to support our mission to bring lifesaving antibiotics and antiviral medicines to patients around the globe,” said Christopher J. Burns, Ph.D., President and CEO of Venatorx. “Dr. Abey will play a critical role in advancing our antibiotic and antiviral programs from benchtop to bedside. I look forward to working with him as we progress our programs to market.” “We have witnessed first-hand the colossal impact a global pandemic can have on our way of life,” said Dr. Abey. “I am excited by the opportunity to be part of a company that is addressing critical unmet medical needs for patients, and working hard every day to thwart what could be the next global pandemic—antimicrobial resistance.” Prior to joining Venatorx, Dr. Abey was Executive Director of Merck Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS) where he led the development of Merck’s pneumococcal vaccine strategy, and developed the regulatory strategies to support new drug development and licensures. During his tenure at Merck, Dr. Abey was a key contributor in the development of strategies for multiple anti-infectives including vaccines, antivirals and antifungals, as well as immune-oncology, representing every stage of drug development from pre-clinical concept to life cycle management of approved products. Dr. Abey has extensive experience in formulating late stage clinical and regulatory strategy to maximize value through optimal labeling indications and content, and in leading discussions with the FDA (CBER, CDER, & CDRH) and representing Merck in discussions with other key ex-US Agencies (EMA, Health Canada, PMDA, PEI, CFDA, etc.). In addition, Dr. Abey has extensive expertise in analytical and manufacturing aspects of vaccines and biologics, cGMPs, devices, content labeling, and manufacturing investigations. Dr. Abey received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland and his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. In addition, he was a member of the Research Faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. About Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Venatorx Pharmaceuticals is a private pharmaceutical company focused on improving health outcomes for patients with multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections and hard-to-treat viral infections. For more information, please visit www.venatorx.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005721/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Hunter Vice President, Communications hunter(at)venatorx(dot)com 484.329.8327 KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SMALL BUSINESS BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE SOURCE: Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 10:02 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 10:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005721/en WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Names New Head of Regulatory Affairs
City may want TxDOT help for Grant Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Local News Previous articleJerry Gilliam.jpgNext articleMother of 7 earns high school diploma Digital AIM Web Support NEW City of Odessa logo wide USE THIS ONE Many would consider Odessa’s roadways to be a critical issue for the city, and for the city, one of those roadways happens to belong to the Texas Department of Transportation.Grant Avenue is the main thoroughfare through downtown Odessa, but it’s more than just a small main street, it’s a part of U.S. Highway 385, a 1,206 mile-long road running from Big Bend to South Dakota. So while the city may be interested in fixing or reworking that road as part of their downtown revitalization efforts.There are two major projects the city is looking at for Grant Avenue, running from 10th Street to Second Street, and Second Street to I-20, that would cost the city about $22 million together. But why would the city look at spending so much money on a road they don’t actually own? City Manager Michael Marrero said that may not be the way they go about it.“I think our intent is to find some way that we can enhance that section of the road, but I think from our conversation on Friday that perhaps the better way to approach that is to see if we can do that in conjunction with TxDOT,” Marrero said.There’s also the alternative option of the city taking that piece of Grant Avenue from TxDOT, leaving the city responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. But Odessa District of TxDOT Spokesman Gene Powell said the city hasn’t shown interest in this option in the past. Part of the issue, Marrero said, is that TxDOT may require the city to take a larger part of Grant Avenue than they may want, all the way from Second Street to Kermit Highway.“What the discussion has always centered around is whether or not that was the right option,” Marrero said about taking the road from TxDOT. “There was always a question as to whether or not it is better to do something on our own or is it a better idea to work with them at some point to improve that road to help enhance what they are doing.”As far as what they’re doing now, Powell said they had a rehabilitation project coming up in the next couple of years, but nothing like what the city has discussed, like the possibility of narrowing the roadway to two lanes for a more pedestrian-friendly downtown. Something like that as it stands would require TxDOT approval, but Powell said there’s no way to predict right now what the outcome would be. Marrero said that decision would require much more discussion in the city before a decision like narrowing Grant Avenue was made as well, not just with TxDOT, but with people who work and own businesses downtown, and said it was just an idea at this point, much like the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center was at one point just an idea.District 4 City Council Member Tom Sprawls said he would like to see figures before the city voted on something like taking Grant Avenue from TxDOT, and said if he were asked at this moment he would say no. He also added he thought TxDOT would never let the city do something like narrow Grant Avenue due to its status as a major highway.At-Large Council Member Peggy Dean said improvements or updates to Grant Avenue could certainly be a project to look at in the future, but said she would rather spend money right now on roads more critical, like Faudree Road. The city is currently looking at a possible project for a widening and full depth reconstruction of Faudree Road that could cost about $19.7 million. She also said she wouldn’t want to take Grant Avenue from the state while there are so many other projects the city is looking at.“It is not a priority in my mind yet,” Dean said. “But long term for this town, definitely.” WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook TAGS
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Technology 2019-09-27 Mike Albanese Share Save The Most Affordable Markets for Techies Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Mortgage Cadence, and More Next: Breaking Down the Homebuying Process Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Most Affordable Markets for Techies Silicon Valley and California has long been heralded as the epicenter of the tech world. However, a new report by realtor.com shows there is more life in the tech world than living in Silicon Valley. Realtor.com listed the best tech markets outside of California, and found Huntsville, Alabama, to be the best affordable tech-metro in the nation. The median-home price as of July was $315,000, but within San Francisco limits, realtor.com reports most will pay $1.43 million. San Jose’s median-home prices come in at $994,000. Information from Glassdoor, though, find that average information technology worker makes $80,512 annually. Realtor.com states a 20$ down payment is roughly four times the annual income. “Silicon Valley’s extremely low unemployment rate—due to the abundance of tech jobs there—has caused housing costs to skyrocket,” says David Armendariz, general manager of the technology division for recruitment firm Lucas Group.The average home in Huntsville, though, costs just $266,256. Huntsville is also home to the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. government’s civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center.A study by the information technology association CompTIA, IT workers in the market make an average of $91,998, and the number of IT jobs is expected to grow by 4% over the next five years. Dallas and its median-home price of $349,950 came in at No. 2. Midlothian, which is located 25 miles south of Dallas, is home to Google’s 375-acre call center. Demand for IT jobs in Dallas is expected to grow 10% over the next five years. Following those two markets were, Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Realtor.com states that Austin has been dubbed “mini Silicon Valley,” as it is home the fifth-largest share of IT jobs in the country. Companies such as Dell Computer, IBM, Amazon, and Apple all have offices in Texas’ capital. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 27, 2019 1,087 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Technology Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
wsfurlan/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 7-year old boy is fighting for his life after plummeting 9 floors from his family’s apartment window.The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Bronx River Houses in the Soundview area of the Bronx in New York City when the unnamed boy pushed past a piece of cardboard that was duct-taped next to the air conditioning unity and managed to fall.Authorities responded to the scene where they found the boy gravely injured on the ground and rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center where we was listed in critical condition, according to ABC News’ New York station WABC.The boy suffered several broken bones and internal bleeding and has already undergone surgery for brain hemorrhaging.“They were putting him on the stretcher. It wasn’t a good site to see. You never want to see a child being out on the stretcher. The mother was right by his side along with the sisters,” family friend Norma Saunders told WABC News.“He was screaming. I was upset to see a kid like that,” said Jimmy Graham, a neighbour of the family. “It upsets everybody.”Investigators could be seen both inside and outside the building trying to piece together the circumstances that led to the estimated 72 to 90 foot fall from the apartment.Neighbor Lessette Betancess said, “It is tragic. You know, I feel bad for the family and for the kid.”His family remains at his bedside and they have asked the public for their prayers.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserve
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEMMITSBURG, Md.-Tuesday, Utah Valley men’s basketball (4-3) returns to the road for the fourth time in the past five games as they visit the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (1-5) of the Northeast Conference.New head coach Mark Madsen (4-3, .571) has Utah Valley achieving highly on the national scene.The Wolverines continue to impress by leading the nation in blocked shots (45). Utah Valley ranks 12th nationally in blocks per game (6.4 swats per contest).Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has posted 21 blocked shots on the season. This ties him for sixth nationally with Yale’s Jordan Bruner, Mouhamadou Gueye of Stony Brook and St. John’s Josh Roberts.The Wolverines score 73 points per game, tying them for 166th nationally in scoring offense with Florida Atlantic, Texas Christian and Northern Colorado.Senior guard TJ Washington (17 points, 6 rebounds per game) is Utah Valley’s leading scorer and the reigning WAC player of the week.Redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (14.6 points per game) and junior guard Isaiah White (14 points, a team-best 10 rebounds per game) also score in double figures on average for the Wolverines.Redshirt junior guard, Turkish national Cavit Ege Havsa leads the team in assists (22) and steals (8).Utah Valley surrenders 67.4 points per game, tying them for 153rd nationally in scoring defense with Ohio.In his second season coaching at Mount St. Mary’s, Dan Engelstad is 10-27 (.270) at the helm.The Mountaineers score 60.5 points per game, ranking them 331st nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Jalen Gibbs (13 points per game) is Mount St. Mary’s leading scorer. Sophomore guard Vado Morse (12.2 points, a team-best 2.4 assists per game) is the Mountaineers’ only other double figure scorer on average. Morse’s 1.4 steals per game are also a team best.Redshirt sophomore forward Nana Opoku averages a team-best 4.5 rebounds per game on the glass for the Mountaineers.Mount St. Mary’s gives up 68.5 points per game, ranking them 178th nationally in scoring defense. They are tied for this distinction with New Hampshire.Sophomore forward, Nigerian national Chidozie Collin Nnamene averages one block per game for the Mountaineers to lead the squad.This is the first all-time meeting between the Wolverines and the Mountaineers. Brad James November 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Visits Mount St. Mary’s Tuesday Tags: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers/UVU Men’s Basketball Written by
British Baker visited Lee Smith at Bexhill Farm Kitchen, to find out how he makes his award winning chickpea and cumin sourdough bread. The recipe won last year’s Britain’s Best Loaf competition at the Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair.The bread takes a total of 27 hours to complete, and uses traditional sourdough starter as well as whole chickpeas.It was originally developed for a Persian restaurant for customers to mop up sauce with at the end of a meal.Have you entered yet? If you think you have what it takes to win this year, enter now at www.bakersandbutchersfair.co.uk.