By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Correspondent SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Journalists may not get a lot of love these days, at least not like that being shown in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts through a unique ritual that’s becoming an annual tradition. On Feb. 25, Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield hosted its third annual Blessing of Journalists. About 50 worshipers turned … [Read more...] about Journalism’s Higher Calling
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By G. Jeffrey MacDonald HOLYOKE, Mass. – Nelly DeJesus wants answers. She wants to know how Gregory Lisby, a suspended Episcopal priest and collector of child pornography, came in 2019 to teach kindergarten at Morgan Elementary School where her four grandchildren are enrolled. Lisby stunned the school community six days into the job last September by resigning at 2:30 … [Read more...] about How Did This Happen?
By Mark Michael The Rev. Gregory Lisby, an Episcopal priest who was working as a kindergarten teacher was arrested Thursday on charges of possessing child pornography. FBI agents raided the Worcester, Mass. rectory that Lisby shares with his husband, the Rev. Timothy Burger, after discovering numerous pornographic images and videos in a digital account believed to be in … [Read more...] about Former Massachusetts Rector Charged with Child Pornography
Episcopalians are well represented in a group of more than 70 religious organizations that joined a lawsuit seeking to prevent President Donald Trump from redirecting federal funds to wall construction on the border with Mexico, Episcopal News Service reports. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit in February to challenge the president's use of emergency powers to … [Read more...] about Episcopal Groups Join Suit Against Border Wall
Adapted from Montreal Diocesan Theological College The Rev. Jesse Zink will become the next principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College on Aug. 1. Zink is director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, a member institution of the ecumenical Cambridge Theological Federation. He is also an affiliated lecturer on Cambridge University’s faculty of … [Read more...] about Montreal College Calls Zink