Episcopal church

HOUSTON | Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush’s Texas funeral

HOUSTON— Reba McEntire has sung “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush. The Grammy winner on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president’s favorite musical acts and who sang “Amazing Grace” during the service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Celebrities, including … Continue reading HOUSTON | Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush’s Texas funeral

ALBANY, N.Y. | Episcopal bishop, William Love, bans gay unions on his turf

ALBANY, N.Y.  — An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church has been “hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda.’” The Rev. William Love says in a pastoral letter that Scripture describes same-sex relationships as “sinful.” He also says that “Satan is having a … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Episcopal bishop, William Love, bans gay unions on his turf

NEW YORK  | Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

NEW YORK  — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination’s national convention this summer included an emotional session at which first-person accounts of abuse by clergy and other … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

HOUSTON | The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church where hundreds of people came to offer their final respects during her funeral. Eight of her grandsons served as pallbearers. … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church

HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many … Continue reading HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral

The Latest: Trumps attend services at Episcopal church

PALM BEACH, Fla./December 25,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his Christmas holiday (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is attending Christmas Eve worship services at an Episcopal church in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived Sunday night at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. The Trumps were married … Continue reading The Latest: Trumps attend services at Episcopal church