Canon Richardson to Retire

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that the Very Rev. Canon David Richardson, the Archbishop’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, intends to retire at Easter 2013.

U.K. Churches on Marriage

The Church of England holds as a matter of doctrine that marriage is a lifelong union of one man with one woman.

Eastwood and Moral Theology

Review by Ken Ross If the flinty gaze and violent oeuvre of Clint Eastwood have long been your guilty pleasure, rejoice. Sara Anson Vaux has redeemed your little secret.


Pentecost 2First reading: 1 Sam. 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15); Ps. 138Alternate: Gen. 3:8-15; Ps. 1302 Cor. 4:13-5:1 • Mark 3:20-35The Fathers called it the Protoevangelium, the first whisper of the Gospe... Read more...

Scotland: No to Covenant

Archbishop David Chillingworth: “We invoke the history of Samuel Seabury, consecrated in 1784 by the Scottish bishops as the first bishop of the church in the United States of America.”

Bishop Bruno’s Gratitude

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, discusses the grace of God he has experienced while undergoing treatment for leukemia, which is now in remission.

One Use

The Book of Common Prayer as Constitutional Document By John C. Bauerschmidt

A Measuring Rod

By Benjamin M. Guyer The canon of Scripture contains “all things necessary for salvation,” but it does not contain all things necessary for running the Church. This latter task is fulfilled by canon law.


It’s hard to talk about God. We live in a world where words are slippery and promises contingent.