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September 3, 2008
On October 31, 2004, the Rev George Regas delivered a sermon at All Saints Church in Pasadena. It was not an unusual thing to see this firebrand of a former rector in the...
August 26, 2008
Confirm not Conform (CnC), a 16-session confirmation program developed by St John’s, Oakland, is now being used in congregations nationwide. The program is grounded in...
August 20, 2008
Now more than a week after its closing Eucharist, I remain hesitant to write about the results of Lambeth, primarily because the nature of those results remains so unclear...
July 30, 2008
The Rev Richard Shackell, rector emeritus of Grace Church, Glendora (Diocese of Los Angeles), died on July 17 of natural causes. He was 81, and had been in poor health and...
July 30, 2008
               When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath,
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July 27, 2008
Bishop Marc Andrus has been reflecting on the decennial gathering of the Anglican Communion’s bishops at Lambeth with lively and insightful reflections on his blog. His...
July 12, 2008
Britain's Telegraph newspaper has been using this week's lead-up to the Lambeth Conference to publish a list of the 50 most influential Anglicans. The list began listing...
July 11, 2008
March 8, 1911 to July 5, 2008
This world will not be the same without our dear father, John Weaver, son of Nora McNelly and Jacob Parker Weaver of Dayton Ohio.  He was a...
June 17, 2008
Last summer when the Rev. Steven Strane, of St. Timothy’s, Danville, went on sabbatical leave from his parish, he decided to forego haircuts as a way of marking his time...
June 17, 2008
Along with some 2,500 other riders and a support crew of 500, Archdeacon Anthony Turney successfully and safely completed the seven-day AIDS LifeCycle 7 Ride from San...
June 17, 2008
On Friday, June 13, six women and men were ordained to the transitional diaconate at Christ Church, Alameda. They ordinands are (from left) Elizabeth Welch, Johnnette Shane,...
June 9, 2008
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I welcome the ruling of the California Supreme Court affirming the fundamental right of all people to marry. I am writing to you now to...
June 2, 2008
Qom, Iran, is a world apart from the rest of the country. The world
center for Shi’a education, Qom is populated by seminarians and
clerics; devotion to study of Qur’an...
May 27, 2008
On Saturday, May 19, I confirmed, received and heard the reaffirmation of  baptismal vows of 109 people at Grace Cathedral -- people coming from congregations all over...
May 27, 2008
The Rev Jack Schanhaar died peacefully in his sleep May 18 after three years in a board and care home following the death of his partner of more than 30 years. Schanhaar was...
May 15, 2008
I welcome the ruling of the California Supreme Court affirming the fundamental right of all people to marry and establish a family.

All children of God should be afforded...
May 12, 2008

Charleston Named Ethnic and Multicultural Missioner and Assistant Bishop

On May 10, 2008, the Diocese of California met at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in special...
May 6, 2008
On May 6, 2008, the Rev. Anna Lange-Soto took part in a rally in front of San Francisco City Hall protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that took place...

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