Report of some ecumenical relations between United Methodists and the ELCA. One bottom line seems to be that doctrine doesn’t matter. Another consistent element is that pastors of one denomination do their own thing even if called to serve a church of another denomination.
Hawaii has become the first state to ban the macabre spectacles of showing plastinated corpses for profit. ABC reports. Score one for morality and decency; may other states follow Hawaii’s lead.
The Vatican’s “apostolic visitation” of the Legion of Christ, founded by Fr. Marcial Maciel (now discredited in many ways), begins this week. Fr. Thomas Berg, a longtime priest of the movement, who recently left, has some insightful comments in an interview with Sandro Magister.