Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Cardinal Bertone heads for the exit door

Vatican City, the resignation of Bertone nears
The Secretary of State is ready to leave. Bergoglio undecided.

After Joseph Ratzinger, another big player in the Church had decided to resign. As reported by Dagospia, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone announced over the weekend that as of June 2, he wishesto leave his post as Secretary of State of the Vatican after pressure received from the Commission consisting of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis.

Pope wants more collegiality.
The intent of the Committee is to achieve greater collegiality in the government of the Church. Bergoglio, however, has not yet decided whether to accept the resignation by making the news public, or wait a few more weeks to arrange a change of leadership in a more gentle and quiet manner.


Non-conformist female bishop attempts ordinations in Catholic cathedral


Conference: May 26-29
The 2013 Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be held this May 26 - 29 at the Hilton Americas Hotel (1600 Lamar St) in downtown Houston with a total expected attendance of 3,000 United Methodist members and affiliates. According to Worship Leader DeAndre Johnson (Westbury UMC) the worship theme for 2013 is Embracing the Dream, “that is, God's dream for the church and the world through intentional investment in the young dreamers among us. We will explore this theme in worship by focusing on certain biblical characters like Mary, Esther, Joseph and Samuel - both how God called them in their youth and how God used others around them to nurture that call.” The worship schedule is as follows:
Sunday, May 26 | Opening Celebration w/ Episcopal Address @ 6:30pm, Bishop Janice R. Huie preaching
Monday, May 27 | Service of Remembrance w/ Holy Communion @ 7pm, Dr. Jim Bankston (St. Paul's UMC, Houston) preaching
Tuesday, May 28 | Celebration of Ministry Honoring Retiree @ 11am
Tuesday, May 28 | Service of Commissioning & Ordination @ 7pm at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Janice R. Huie preaching
Wednesday, May 29 | Service of Sending Forth @ 10:15am, Dr. Carolyn McCall (Salem UMC, Orange) preaching
The music during the worship services will include choirs and instrumentalists from Covenant Glen UMC(Missouri City), Hearts Afire Worship Band (SFA Wesley Foundation), First UMC  (Sugar Land), Kingwood UMC(Kingwood) & St. Paul's UMC (Houston). The opening celebration will feature a combined mass choir that will include many of the students who are participating in the Collide youth event that overlaps the beginning of conference.
Additionally, during the plenary sessions on Monday and Tuesday, Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean, Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, will lead sessions on 21st century youth culture and church relevancy. All conference events are free and open to the public.

Cathcon- Huie is on the progressive wing of her ecclesiastical group, supporting ministry of homosexuals in contradiction to their own Book of Discipline.

At the beginning of the millenium, she was accused of covering up an abuse case by one of her own pastors.

Video of my speech to Traditional Britain Group "Dead-end of modernity in religion and politics"