I've been lax in posting and still trying to find a satisfactory pace or rhythm for this site. But a number of other sites have some thoughtful reflections on the ongoings of the church. Philocrites has a piece on the Catholic Church's attempts to remove and punish liberal priests in the church, with two examples in Massachusetts. Propaganda Box has a piece on the impossible situation that gay and lesbians have been put into by the church.
I also wanted to highlight some good articles and sites. Street Prophets, a spin off from Daily Kos, is a community based blog which is rooted in the intersection of faith and progressive politics. Sarah Laughed, a blog with reflections on the lectionary from an episcopalian perspective is a great resource. The Gay Restorationist, an effort to engage restorationist protestant thought along progressive lines is a good read.
To follow up my last post on the death of the stray kitten; there is some good news in that awful situation. We were able to get a hold of both the sibling and the mom and we found homes for them where they can be cared for and treated well. Also been trying to find a home for a third cat which makes me think that me and my friends are becoming an animal adoption service.
And for encouraging news. In New Jersey, pastors and clerics from a range of religious traditions have been calling for gay marriage. Canadian Anglicans re-affirm support for the inclusion of gays in the church. Conservative and Liberal Methodist women's groups actually met to talk, share their views. I'm not sure if this one meeting will open further discussion but treating each other as actual Christians who happen to disagree is the first step.