Tag Archives: Leaders & Institutions

Cupich ordains 18 men to diaconate

For four years they’ve been praying, studying and reflecting — preparing themselves to serve their church to the fullest. On Friday their training was celebrated when Bishop Blase Cupich, of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, ordained them into the diaconate.

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Nuns reject Vatican takeover but seek dialogue on differences

American nuns facing a Vatican takeover of their leadership organization on Friday (Aug. 10) rejected Rome’s plans to recast the group in a more conservative mold, but declined – for now – to respond with an ultimatum that could have created an unprecedented schism between the sisters and the hierarchy.

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BRIEF: Bishop Waggoner responds to WSJ article

Earlier this month the Wall Street Journal published, "What Ails the Episcopalians," an article about the recent triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

The author, Jay Akasie, wrote The Episcopal Church voted on minor things, like pet funerals, while ignoring the bigger issues — like the shrinking membership.

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