Utah Bishop Irish, 81, Leaves Deep Civic Legacy

The Rt. Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish, the scion of one of Mormonism’s most influential families who went on to serve as the Diocese of Utah’s X Bishop, died June 29 at her home in Salt Lake City, at 81. Irish emerged as a rare advocate for progressive causes in the conservative state, and, as a philanthropist and civic leader, played an outsized role in the life of her native city.

The Impairment Commission’s Intervention

A recently released report suggests that if you are a hard-drinking alcoholic or prolific drug user with an aversion to accountability, the Episcopal Church might welcome you.

Convention’s Bars Stay Open

General Convention’s presiding officers said Tuesday they would not push to change its culture of social drinking.

Bp. Knudsen on NPR

Bishop Chilton Knudsen: “As we teach the clergy how to ask the harder questions, they are learning.”

Alcohol and the Church

We can face alcoholism “without fear and with honesty, and break the isolation and shame on which addiction feeds.”