Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In Zimbabwe, renegade bishop's backers evict Anglican priest
Harare, Zimbabwe (ENInews)--Supporters of renegade Zimbabwean Anglican bishop Nolbert Kunonga have forced a priest and his family out of their home following a court ruling giving Kunonga control over church assets, a church spokesman said on 16 August. Kunonga recently was given control over church assets in a High Court ruling. [447 words, ENI-11-0430]
Then from the BBC...
Patrick SmithEditor Africa ConfidentialThe demise of Mujuru would appear to give some advantage to the Mnangagwa faction”
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
What did Jesus say to Saint Lawrence, who was grilled to death, when he got to heaven?
"Well done, good and faithful servant."
In response to such bad taste, I did a (very) little snooping, and found a nifty website connected with the cookbook, A Continual Feast. Here's it's stuff on Saint Lawrence. Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
I read somewhere that something like .5% of the German populace attend church on any given Sunday. The following statistics, from Ecumenical News International (www.eni.ch) would suggest the accuracy of such a claim.
More Catholic departures than baptisms for first time in Germany
Berlin (ENI). For the first time since membership records have been kept, more Germans departed the Roman Catholic Church than were baptized into it in 2010, according to new data from Germany's Catholic Conference of Bishops. The new statistics, which were released with little analysis or comment, showed 170,339 baptisms for the year, and 181,193 departures from the church. However, 3,576 new members, and more than 7,400 returning Catholics, joined the church last year. [114 words, ENI-11-0405]