4 Bishop Nominee Writes of Civil Marriage
In the Diocese of Utah’s 37-page profile of four nominees, the Rev. Canon Michael L. Barlowe wrote directly about Paul Burrows, his partner of 28 years: “In the summer of 1982, while an intern in an inner-city parish in South London, I met Paul Burrows, an English priest, and fell in love.”

8 Richard Proulx, 1937–2010: Champion of Congregational Song
“Richard Proulx, who died February 18 at 72, enjoyed a distinguished career as an organist, conductor, consultant and hymnal editor,” writes Michael Silhavy. “While these are fitting titles to describe his career, perhaps champion of congregational song best describes his ministry to the Church.

10 Sound from Silence: Beethoven
“December 2007 was the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s completion of his Fifth Symphony,” writes Donald W. Shriver, Jr., president emeritus of Union Theological Seminary. “For millions since, that work has been a gateway into classical music. I am one of them.”

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14 Listen for God in Victims’ Voices
“It is easy to suggest that, while there are bad priests, the theology of the priesthood remains unchanged, the liturgy still bears fruit, and doctrine is timeless,” writes Neil Dhingra. “But these scandals cannot be so easily dismissed. As the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Schoenborn, said at a Holy Week liturgy for lamentation and penance, ‘When the victims now speak, then God speaks to us.’”

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