Mourning and Celebrating Notre Dame

Notre Dame is like the world's glaciers, forests, and species: The cathedral took centuries to create, its beauty connects us to God, and it feels like it will last forever. But as reporter Dave Roberts has noted, like the world's glaciers, forests, and species, even Gothic cathedrals can sustain massive damage in the blink of... Continue Reading →


Mozambique and the “Unnatural” Disaster: An Episcopal Priest Reflects on Cyclone Idai

The Rev. Cn. Helen Van Koevering and her husband, Bishop Mark Van Koevering, spent decades in Mozambique, where their hearts remain. Mozambique has been ravaged by Cyclone Idai and the flooding and cholera that have followed, leaving more than 100,000 homeless. Now the rector of St. Raphael's in Lexington, KY, Rev. Helen kindly shared these... Continue Reading →

Yes, we are dust: Stardust.

Today on Ash Wednesday, we are told, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." At first glance, this is a humbling statement, an appropriate way to begin Lent, the season of penitence. The threats and damage of climate change remind those of us who live Western lifestyles that we certainly have... Continue Reading →

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