Under the proposals, same-sex couples cannot be married in a Church of England church, but could have a service in which there would be “prayers of dedication, thanksgiving or for God’s blessing on the couple” in church after a civil marriage.
It’s an all-too-familiar story: A charismatic Christian leader, revered for his work and teaching. Then, explosive allegations he’d engaged in manipulative sexual and spiritual practices. But this isn’t a podcast about another good guy who turned out to be a bad guy; it’s about the rest of us who are left to wrestle with the aftermath—and ensure abuse like this doesn’t happen again.
A nearly 900-page report found Vanier sexually exploited 25 nondisabled women, far more than previously known.
Jean Vanier died in May 2019, a beloved spiritual leader, celebrated for his work with people with intellectual disabilities. But in February 2020, he died again when a report published by L’Arche, the organization Vanier founded, revealed that he had been credibly accused of spiritual and sexual abuse by six women.
Benedict will lie in state from Monday in St. Peter’s Basilica and his funeral will be held on the morning of Jan. 5. Pope Francis will preside over the ceremony.
March reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A
February reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A
Kendall Vanderslice reminds us in By Bread Alone that the simple act of sharing meals and breaking bread is a profound means to understand God's ways.
Charismatic leaders like Jean Vanier can inspire our faith — or make it fall apart.
Animals are not only an important part of creation but also in people's lives. How the church can play a more holistic role in helping animals and pet guardians.
An unsettled, restless, disquiet mind is as old as humanity — and makes it hard to meet God.
Abusive power is not new. But it also does not have the final word.