Scandal in the Roman Catholic Church: The Charade Goes On!

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 18 2013

The Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, is the Most Reverend George Pell. He is a tall, impressive-looking man, whose career in his church has followed the traditional …

Re-Living Holy Week and Easter as Part of a Community of Faith

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 4 2013

Holy Week, including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday were especially meaningful to me this year. So was the celebration of Easter. In this column today I would …

On Baptizing Hadden

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 12 2012

It is a rare treat in the life of a bishop in general and in the life of a retired bishop in particular to participate in a pastoral act …

The Retirement of Rowan Williams – The Archbishop of Canterbury

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 19 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Dr. Rowan Williams, has recently announced his plans to retire at year’s end. This announcement was greeted with …

Walter Cameron Righter 1923-2011: A Great Bishop

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 22 2011

He was one of the most courageous men I have ever known.  He lived out the stereotypical strength of character that he inherited from his German ancestors.  Even though …

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