Conflict-Scarred Temple Uncovered Near Jerusalem

Another exciting archaeological discovery near Jerusalem: At a biblical border city outside of Jerusalem, archaeologists have uncovered a temple from the 11th century B.C. that they say bears evidence of conflict among the ancient Israelites, Canaanites and Philistines. Spread across what would have been the floor at the complex at Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village about…

Answering the Critics

Do take a moment to read what Fr Ed Tomlinson has to say: Yesterday I explained why the Ordinariate, the freshest expression of unity within the Catholic Church, has endured criticism as well as friendship. I examined the predominant reasons why this vision, which the Pope labelled ‘prophetic’, can be challenging and/or uncomfortable. To demonstrate the…

Bishopess Katharine Jefferts Schori Targets Conservative Remnant in the House of Bishops

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori targets conservative remnant in the House of Bishops: Fresh from charging the conservative South Carolina diocesan bishop Mark Lawrence with abandonment and attempting to take over his diocese, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schor turns her attention to the remnant of conservative bishops still in the Episcopal Church, charging them…