Saturday, November 21, 2009

Our Lady of Grace Islamic Society suspends participation in Interfaith Conference, by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "[Steven A.] Miller, the Episcopal bishop, said only that [Othman] Atta is "not in a position equal to those who go to the [separate religious leaders'] breakfast." (Equality with Bishop Miller is not something to be grasped.)

Show to interview Archbishop Listecki, Religion Briefing, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"'Living Our Faith,' the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee's weekly television show, returns for a third season Nov. 28 featuring an interview with newly appointed Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki.
"Listecki's predecessor, New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, and Catholic writer and ethicist George Weigel will appear Dec. 6..."

Archbishop-designate makes 'positive' first impression, by Amy E. Rewolinski, Milwaukee Catholic Herald. "What does he like, what does he not like, in the celebration of the Eucharist?’” Daniels [Dean Daniels, coordinator of the Office for Liturgy for the Milwaukee Archdiocese] said his questions will be. “So that when we do celebrate publicly for the first time with the archbishop-designate, that we celebrate as the church wants, and as he wishes.” (So are those the same thing, or not?)

Lutheran group considers leaving ELCA over gay vote, by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ""It's too bad," said Olson [David Olson, interim bishop for the ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod], who will serve until a new bishop is elected in December. "It divides our strength, and I don't think they'll fare any better than the ones (that have broken away) in the past." (For example, every Lutheran denomination?)

Reports say Pope John Paul closer to being declared venerable, by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

After taking wrong path, writer Wilkes finds new direction, by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Along the way, [Paul] Wilkes wrote more than a dozen books, many on religion, and often Catholic life (including a biography of former Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland)." (Mr. Wilkes once called Archbishop Weakland "as normal as the next guy when it came to having an attraction to the opposite sex.")

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