In a nutshellOne look at this match told you it was a Wooden Spoon decider. The first half was woeful, with barely any decent rugby played and far too many long lectures from referee Alain Rolland. The entertainment value improved a little after the break but it was still an error-strewn affair, with most of the play taking place in the middle third. Italy were delighted to finish their RBS Six Nations with a win, but there was almost nothing for Scotland to be happy about. They may have been unlucky to lose Jim Hamilton to the sin-bin, but Nick de Luca’s yellow card was as fair as it was foolish and his team-mates were equally as inept in a variety of ways. Scotland were simply never at the races and must go away and contemplate their first Six Nations whitewash since 2004. A wooden spoon among the fans in Rome. Scotland won this unwanted trophy Star manMartin Castrogiovanni was named RBS Man of the Match. Marco Bortolami had a massive game in the lineout and edges Castro, in my view.Jim Hamilton and Marco Bortolami battle for a lineout ball In quotes – the winnersItaly coach Jaques Brunel: “This win is very important because it marks a start. We have dominated Scotland as no one else has done in this tournament. I am very pleased.”In quotes – the losersScotland coach Andy Robinson on his future, now Scotland have lost 12 out of their 15 Six Nations matches on his watch: “I’m still contracted until 2015. I’m going away to reflect on the Six Nations and reflect on the future, in terms of the positivity that we have, the players we have and the way forward. There is not a set time scale on that. There’s a lot to take in in terms of what’s happened and it’s about looking at the future and what’s best for the future. Now’s not the time to be discussing that, with the feelings that everybody has.”Andy Robinson had an unhappy day in RomeTop statsScotland lost six of their 12 lineouts and made only 86 passes, compared to Italy’s 167. By Katie Field, Rugby World writer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Match highlightsReferee: Alain Rolland (Ireland). Room for improvementScotland were strangely subdued throughout and looked clueless at times. Their lineout mis-fired for the second week in a row and they didn’t have the tactical nous to up the pace and threaten when Italy were down to 14 men in the second half. They turned over too much ball in contact, which no team can afford to do when they are struggling to win first phase possession. Key momentThe score was 3-3 at the start of the second half and Italy had a man advantage as De Luca had been sin-binned at the end of the first half. The Azzurri took advantage, creating a nice try for Giovambattista Venditti, which Kris Burton converted, and were in the driving seat at 10-3 up. ITALY: Andrea Masi; Giovambattista Venditti, Tommaso Benvenuti, Gonzalo Canale (Giulio Toniolatti 68), Mirco Bergamasco; Kris Burton, Edoardo Gori (Tobias Botes 66, Simone Favaro 71); Andrea Lo Cicero (Lorenzo Cittadini 51), Fabio Ongaro (Tommaso D’Apice 56), Martin Castrogiovanni (Lo Cicero 66), Quintin Geldenhuys (Joshua Furno 75), Marco Bortolami, Alessandro Zanni, Robert Barbieri (Manoa Vosawai 56), Sergio Parisse (capt). ScorersTry: Venditti. Con: Burton. Pen: Bergamasco. Drop-goal: Burton.Sin-bin: Alessandro Zanni 65 min.SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg; Max Evans, Nick De Luca, Graeme Morrison, Sean Lamont; Greig Laidlaw (Ruaridh Jackson 69), Mike Blair; Jon Welsh, Ross Ford (capt), Geoff Cross (Euan Murray 49), Richie Gray (Alastair Kellock 54), Jim Hamilton, John Barclay (Richie Vernon 69), Ross Rennie, David Denton. ScorersPens: Laidlaw, 2.Sin-bins: Nick de Luca 38 min, Jim Hamilton 55 min. NOT FOR FEATURED: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Scotland coach Andy Robinson (c) looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Smarting but still snarling: Leicester Tigers will want to rebound after the loss to Ulster by spanking TrevisoTHE HEINEKEN Cup: there’s nowt like it. Which is the excuse we have been using in the office all week after our terrible predictions for Round 1.We’re back at it, though, with all the conviction of an arachnophobe looking at Australian emigration papers. Here are our Round 2 SuperBru predictions. Bring it on.Saracens v ToulouseOur prediction: Wembley Stadium; stars from around the globe; two teams in black and red (or most likely one in off-grey and aqua blue-ish). Sarries versus Toulouse promises a lot, but of course when two heavy masses collide it can be violent, but rarely the catalyst for lots and lots of exhilarating rugby. Saracens have played more expansively of late, but they are up against a team that won the Most Boring Heineken Cup Final EVER™ in Edinburgh. So there should be lots of rucks, some big hits and a handful of slippery incidents. Saracens by 7.Leicester Tigers v Benetton TrevisoOur prediction: A smarting Tiger sounds like a beast you want to avoid, and even if Treviso ran them close last season this game will be at Welford Road and Leicester will have been made to feel like this is the most important thing in their world right now. Tigers by 15.Cardiff Blues v ToulonOur prediction: You could say that after Toulon scored 51 points last week and Cardiff Blues conceded six tries last week this is a moot point. However, it was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang that the line “from the ashes of failure grow the roses of success.” We reckon there will be a fight-back in Cardiff. Toulon by 3.Zebre v ConnachtOur prediction: While we are at it with fairytales, how about Zebre winning their first ever Heineken win. Zebre by 3.Leinster v CastresOur prediction: Leinster seem like they can win on the back of muscular running and big competition know-how and while Castres were able to drag a kicking and screaming Saints into the French champions’ rhythm they may not travel quite so well. Leinster by 15.Montpellier v Ulster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Clermont Auvergne v HarlequinsOur prediction: Harlequins are reeling and carrying injuries and Clermont are due a big game after losing to Racing recently. Twice. No more mellow yellow, quite likely. Clermont by 18. Our prediction: Both teams are going well and this me be uncomfortably tight. In France, though, no one can hear you scream (not that Ulster will be screaming, but it sounds nice and anyway, on any given day French clubs can play rugby from another planet). Montpellier by 9.Scarlets v Racing MetroOur prediction: Wouldn’t it be great for rugby if the buccaneer Scarlets romp past the wealthy Parisian outfit. Well, squeaked past at least. Huzzah! Scarlets by 6.Munster v GloucesterOur prediction: Munster have a point to prove at home after losing to lowly Edinburgh; Gloucester have changed 13. This isn’t looking promising for the Shed faithful… Munster by 20.Northampton Saints v OspreysOur prediction: This should be surprisingly tight, with packs slugging it out. Saints by 10.Perpignan v EdinburghOur prediction: Close call in Gloucester last week while Edinburgh were winning. Seems like Edinburgh have a good chance, but their lack of recent winning experience could tell in the last 10 minutes. That and James Hook is scoring points for fun right now. Perpignan by 12.Glasgow Warriors v Exeter ChiefsOur prediction: This. Will. Be. Brutal. If ever there was a game where refcam was wanted, ruck-time while these two trade blows. Glasgow by 2.
1. This was the same – but differentYes, it was another one-point loss to the Wallabies put to bed in the dying minutes, but this defeat for Scotland was a lot different to the World Cup nailbiter from 2015, the last time these teams met.For starters, there was far less referee-related controversy. The Scots came out on top in the try count this time too. They weren’t chasing their opponents, they were competing with them. Scoreline aside, there was more positive than negative to take from this one.2. The front row passed the testThere was a lot of worry running up to the game around the absence of both WP Nel and Alasdair Dickinson through injury. The fate of the scrums was placed in the hands of 20-year-old Zander Fagerson (one cap) and former South African U20 Allan Dell (0 caps) and overall they gave a good account of themselves.The scrum wobbled and yes there were penalties, but it never capitulated, and both props put in strong carries during an impressive first half for the Scots.Bright spot: Zander Fagerson, here tackling Israel Folau, stood up well to the challenge (Pic: Getty)The main thing was that the scrum wasn’t turned into a stream of points for the Wallabies.Sterner scrummaging challenges await them in the form of Argentina and Georgia over the next two weekends. If they come through those with pride intact, we should see an end to the first-choice front row having to play for a full 80 minutes when Nel and Dickinson return.3. Jones was the centre of attentionLast year Duncan Taylor was the breakout star in midfield, and his injury and lack of game time was seen as a blow to Scotland’s prospects this autumn.We needn’t have worried: it looks like the exiles system has unearthed another star in the form of Huw Jones. Playing in the same 13 shirt favoured by both Taylor and Mark Bennett, the Edinburgh-born Western Province/Stormers centre had just one five-minute cameo to his name to date. So his exact international quality was unknown, although his Currie Cup highlights reels on Youtube were impressive enough.Class finish: Huw Jones scores his second try in a Man of the Match performance (Pic: Reuters)His first try was a thing of beauty conjured by Finn Russell, a deft chip kick bouncing perfectly for Jones to angle on to; there wasn’t a gold shirt near him once he hit top speed.The second was similarly impressive, using his footwork to elude Tevita Kuridrani when it looked like perhaps Scotland should have gone towards the other wing where Sean Maitland saw an overlap.Like young Fagerson, Jones looks totally at ease at this level and should earn a further two matches to showcase his talents; a move north should be next.4. Injuries at the start cost Scotland at the end LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS History repeated itself as the Scots succumbed to a late score from the Wallabies, but Rory Baldwin saw lots of positives for Vern Cotter’s men By the end of this one, Scotland had Grant Gilchrist packing down on the blindside with both Gray brothers still on. The superb John Barclay was all but out on his feet carrying a limp shoulder, having tackled himself to a standstill.It all started with an early injury to No 8 Ryan Wilson, that meant a dynamic back row consisting entirely of opensides. When replacement John Hardie was injured later in the game, the toll of a hugely intense effort in both defence and attack started to take its toll on the Scottish pack.Injury toll: John Hardie is carted off – the Scots’ second back-row casualty (Pic: Reuters)With tired bodies come tired minds, and an almost inevitable increase in the penalty count against Scotland allowed Australia to keep probing. Kuridrani’s heart-breaker of a try in the 76th minute effectively settled the issue, as the Scots found it extremely difficult to make ground against a dogged Wallaby defence in the closing minutes.Devastating for such a superhuman effort to be, in the end, not quite enough.5. Food for thought ahead of ArgentinaWhen asked in the post-match performance if this loss was harder to take than the World Cup loss, Greig Laidlaw insisted that game was gone, in the past. This one has to be locked away now too, and quickly. With Argentina coming off the back of a narrow loss to Wales, they will be targeting this weekend’s game for a ‘bounce back’ win.It wasn’t a complete performance by any means but the key pointers to work on are simple things, even if they are not unfamiliar failings.Restarts and kick-offs are still a nightmare, the exit strategies were not as effective as they should be. Scotland should be using Stuart Hogg’s giant boot for any touch finders and clearances, and he or Russell should take any penalties at the limit of Laidlaw’s range.Called up: Uncapped Edinburgh back-row Cornell du Preez has joined the Scotland squad (Pic: Getty)Tommy Seymour may come back in on the wing while the back row will almost certainly change with injuries to Wilson and Hardie likely to mean a first cap for Cornell du Preez.Finally, Scotland need to trust in each other to score points, and focus on retaining possession. Not again: Greig Laidlaw (left) looks on as Australia celebrate their narrow win at Murrayfield (Pic: Getty) However, that first-half effort showed that the blueprint for the future of Scottish rugby is coming closer to fruition.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here. Find your local stockist here and you can download the digital edition here.
Winning feeling: Sam Warburton celebrates with the Lions against Australia (Getty Images) Bookmakers SportNation have offered up odds for candidates to assist in South Africa Lions 2021 Sam Warburton and Ronan O’Gara among favourites to assist Warren GatlandFormer Lions stars Sam Warburton and Ronan O’Gara are ahead of the pack to be assistants to Warren Gatland on the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa, according to bookmakers SportNation.The news broke yesterday that Gatland will be head coach of the Lions for the third tour in a row, though the Kiwi is reportedly still to formally sign a deal. It is unspecified when he will officially begin his duties – his first priority is coaching Wales at Rugby World Cup 2019 – but speculation has already begun about which coaches he will ask to help take on the Springboks.O’Gara, currently working as an assistant coach with the Canterbury Crusaders in Super Rugby, is installed as favourite with SportNation, coming in at 2/1 to work with Gatland in South Africa. The former fly-half played in two Tests for the Lions, coming off the bench in New Zealand in 2005 and again in 2009, in South Africa.Highly rated: O’Gara has earned plaudits for coaching in NZ and France (Getty Images)Meanwhile, recently-retired Welsh flanker Warburton comes in at 4/1. He captained the Lions on the previous two tours under Gatland, leading the side in the series victory over Australia in 2013 and in the drawn series with New Zealand in 2017. Alex Sanderson, coaching the forwards and defence at Saracens, is third on the log while another newcomer to the list is Harlequins scrum coach and former Lions tighthead Adam Jones.Below the Welsh international are a raft of men who all worked with Gatland on the previous Lions tour to New Zealand.The current odds for assistants according to SportNation are:Ronan O’Gara 2/1Sam Warburton 4/1Alex Sanderson 3/1Adam Jones 3/1Rob Howley 1/2Steve Borthwick 6/5Andy Farrell 8/15Neil Jenkins 4/9Graham Rowntree 4/6 Who would you like to see help coach the team in South Africa? Let us know on our social media channels or drop us an email at [email protected]’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news in the world of rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Learn more about the English-born Scotland scrum-half 6. Winning McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season for the 2016-17 at Glasgow Warriors’ annual awards night, the scrum-half repeated the feat again in the 2018-19 season. In the first of those two seasons, Price helped the Warriors to a first European Champions Cup quarter-final, while putting in consistently high performances in the latter season earned him the award.7. Playing in Scotland’s opening 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture against Ireland, Price sustained a foot injury that curtailed his tournament.8. An avid gamer, Price also enjoys table tennis during time off from rugby, utilising more of his all-round sporting ability.9. At the beginning of his rugby career, Price was nicknamed ‘Sonic’ due to his sharp turn of pace, but more importantly his spiky hair. More recently, his infectious smile earns him the nickname ‘Smiler’ at Glasgow.10. Lions selection, like so many other players, is the ultimate goal for the scrum-half. With the 2021 tour approaching, Price remains within firm contention of realising this goal with consistently impressive performances for Scotland.Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for delivery of the magazine straight to your door. Ali Price had the option between England and Scotland, choosing the latter through his mother’s connection (Getty Images) 4. Educated at Wisbech Grammar School in Cambridgeshire, Price was a talented all-round sportsman. Speaking on Price’s rise to Scotland’s first team, his teacher Phil Webb said: “It became clear that he was a very good rugby player, a very good cricketer and a very good hockey player.“This was shown up well when the school went on a tour to Barbados and Ali impressed many over there with his skills in all three sports. He was also in the school athletics team and he was just one of those kids who you could see had the talent to go on to quite a high level.”When did Ali Price make his debut for Scotland?5. Price made his Scotland debut in November 2016, during a 43-16 win against Georgia at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock. He was 23 when he made his debut. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Who is Ali Price: Ten things you should know about the Scotland scrum-halfAli Price has steadily improved throughout his career, with his stock rising while at Glasgow Warriors in the scrum-half position. Now, he is an integral member of Scotland’s starting line-up alongside Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell, dictating play with his lightning-quick decisions.Below, we find out a little more about Ali Price and his rise to Scotland’s starting 15.Ten things you should know about Ali Price1. Born in King’s Lynn in England, Price qualifies for Scotland through his mother. He has extended family in South Ayrshire.2. Price stands at 5 ft 10 in (178cm), weighing 12 st 8lbs (80kg). Price is known for sharp and nimble play from his scrum-half position.3. Joining Glasgow Warriors from Bedford Blues ahead of the 2013-14 season, Price signed as part of their Elite Development Programme. As part of the deal, Price played for Stirling County for four years. It wasn’t until December 2015 that he graduated from the Scottish Rugby Academy, signing his first professional contract with Glasgow.
Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Antoine Dupont scores against England after 65 secondsBarely a minute had passed in the Six Nations encounter between England and France when red-hot scrum-half Antoine Dupont got himself on the scoresheet. England would win a pulsating affair 23-20, but the standard was set for a classic encounter from the off.At the very start of the match, the French backline worked the ball wide, when it came to wing Teddy Thomas… He put a chip over the top. It bounced well for Dupont and as he raced forward, after juggling it, he took control and went over for the match’s opening try.England came roaring right back, though, scoring a try through wing Anthony Watson – who is celebrating his 50th England cap today. and ended up winning the Man of the Match. Antoine Dupont of France scores against England (Getty Images) The in-from France nine came flying out of the blocks With England under the shadow of the french posts, the ball made it to George Ford who slung it wide to Watson. With Thomas flying up, the England star had a clear run-in.From here England pinned les Bleus down in their own territory, with Owen Farrell penalties edging the hosts in front.Related: The importance of executing in the opposition 22Dupont was even charged down in his own 22 by breakaway Tom curry, but the nine made up for it seconds later by forcing Ben Youngs to knock-on at the very next ruck.Damian Penaud scored just after the half-hour mark. From a lovely lineout move over the top, Gael Fickou passed back inside to Dupont. He found Matthieu Jalibert and a looping ball made it over to the rangy wing. The try made it 17-13 in France’s favour.Penalty kicks brought it to within four points at 16-20, before Maro Itoje’s try edged England ahead and Farrell made it 23-20.
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Now, with additional content, our clergy and lay leadership have additional tools to assist them with their preaching and spiritual responsibilities.”Originally designed to assist small congregations and missions without full-time clergy, Sermons That Work supplies fresh sermons in English and Spanish each week for lay readers based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sundays and selected feast days.“Sermons That Work allows those who preach regularly and lead worship to use the comprehensive, lectionary-based archives for research projects, sermons, presentations and small groups,” noted Sarah Johnson, editor of Sermons That Work. “Now, clergy and laity will have additional information from which to choose.”Upcoming special reports on Sermons That Work include: Vacation Bible Schools That Work; Newcomers and Converts; Transforming Churches (Season 2); The Digital ParishRecognizing the value of Sermons That Work as a source of inspiration for preaching, the Episcopal Church offers all the sermons up into the public domain, free from any copyright considerations, with only the request that proper credit is given to the sermon writers for the use of their ideas and words.Sermons That Work, along with Episcopal News Service and Wayfarer, is part of the Episcopal Digital Network, a digital publication network that delivers news and feature stories to church leaders, members and general audiences.Spanish sermons, “Sermones que iluminan,” and Bible study, “Estudio de la Biblia,” are available here. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 11, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The deputations from Albany and Newark gather July 11 to discuss the proposed 2013-2015 budget at the start of the House of Deputies’ committee of the whole session prior to formal debate on the budget. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service] The budget for the Episcopal Church in the 2013-2015 triennium was unanimously adopted by the 77th General Convention July 11 with little fanfare.Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance chair Diane Pollard, deputy from New York, moved the budget’s enabling Resolution A005 in the House of Deputies. The members debated the budget for about 20 minutes, rejecting three attempts to change its revenue or expense categories.Earlier in the day, the deputies had spent an hour discussing the budget as a committee of the whole before beginning formal debate.They passed the budget on a voice vote, with no dissenting voice heard, and sent it to the House of Bishops where Maine Bishop Steve Lane, PB&F vice chair, asked his colleagues to concur.Three bishops spoke to the house, taking just more than three minutes, before the house approved the budget by voice vote.The budget, as proposed July 10 by the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance, is balanced at $111,516,032, compared to $111,808,350 for the current triennium, and comes with a very small surplus of $30,000.The budget is available here.Diocese of Fort Worth Deputy Katie Sherrod, right, and Deputy Barbara Caum of Bethlehem consult July 11 as Sherrod prepares to comment on the proposed 2013-2015 budget during the House of Deputies’ committee of the whole session prior to formal debate. ENS photo/Mary Frances SchjonbergThe spending portion of the budget is allocated according to the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, and the categories of administration and governance.The budget assumes $73.5 million in commitments from the church’s dioceses (line 2), nearly $4 million less than that in the current triennium. That total is based on keeping at 19 percent the amount that the church asks dioceses to annually contribute to the church-wide budget.Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. General Convention’s 2010-2012 budget was based on a 21 percent asking in 2010, 20 percent in 2011 and 19 percent in 2012.While the budget asks for 19 percent from the dioceses each year, not all dioceses give the full amount and thus the projected diocesan income is forecast, in part, on giving trends. For instance, Barnes told the committee earlier in the convention that the average rate of giving in 2012 has been 15 percent, with the asking at 19 percent.Just more than 41 percent of the dioceses and regional areas have committed to contributing the full amount in 2012, according to a list here.The budget revenue also includes a five percent draw, or dividend, on the income from the church’s approximately $215 million in unrestricted invested assets. The draw amounts to $25.5 million, compared with $27.5 million in the current triennium (line 3).In addition, the budget will draw another $4.1 million of the income from unrestricted assets as a one-time grant to pay for a new development office (line 4).The rest of the budget’s income comes from rental of 3.5 floors of the church center in New York, General Convention income from registration and exhibitor fees, event and program fees and other small income sourcesThe budget anticipates a reduction in the churchwide staff of 12 positions or 10.75 full-time equivalents. Some of those positions are currently vacant and the other reductions will be allocated by program heads and the chief operating officer, PB&F said.Canonical expenses are funded at $20.1 million, corporate at $33.9 million and program at $57.3 million. The amounts for each category in each year are specified in the budget resolution.A major new feature of the budget is $5.5 million in block grants to pay for new mission work. The committee sees the grants as a way to “create collaborative partnerships with dioceses and congregations” for which the Episcopal Church will provide seed money and/or matching grants, along with staff support and expertise, according to Lane. The precise planning of the program and grants is left to Executive Council and the church center staff, the committee said.Even though not every new program will be successful, the committee said, it urges “experimentation” with a full accounting of the results to the next convention.During their debate July 11, deputies rejected amendments to:cut the churchwide staff by 25 percent,add $500,000 to line 50 for digital communications, andadd a requirement that no committee, commission, agency or board can solicit money from outside the church for its work without the permission of Executive Council.During the short discussion in the House of Bishops, Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas said he would vote for the budget, but added that he would be remiss if he did not express his dismay about one line item.He called attention to the fact that 2013-2015 budget will give $700,000 to the Anglican Communion Office. Douglas, the church’s episcopal representative to the Anglican Consultative Council, note that the amount is 30 percent of what the ACO asks of the Episcopal Church. The church gave the ACO 50 percent, or $1.16 million, of the asked-for amount in the current budget, he said.“This runs somewhat contrary to the overtures of our support and participation in the councils and as a constituent member of the Anglican Communion and I would plead that if there is in the future renegotiations of this budget that that line item really be reconsidered,” he said.More details about the budget are here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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December 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm Let’s beging by taxing bullets at $5 each. The Constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms. It doesn’t say a thing about bullets.-Bill Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA F. William Thewalt says: [Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s religion section.We like to think of Christmas as a magical time of the year. That is particularly true for those of us in New York, where the season leading up to Christmas takes on a seemingly magical atmosphere. It feels like winter. There are ice skaters at Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Bryant Park. The store windows along Fifth Avenue tell stories of elves and reindeer. Lighted trumpeting angels line the streets. All we need is a little snow. It is easy to fall into the magic, and who wouldn’t want to?Among the things stolen from us last week was Christmas magic. Nothing seems magical in a world where a disturbed young man could enter a school and shoot 26 people, including 20 children, reveling, no doubt, in the magic of the season of anticipation, and erasing visions of sugar plums with brutal permanence. I have read that residents of Newtown, Conn., have been taking down the so recently unveiled Christmas decorations. Christmas has become difficult to bear. The magic has gone out of the air.In truth, though, Christmas has never been all that magical, even from the beginning. We tend to overlook that the holy birth occurred in Bethlehem because of an act of oppression, and the threat of violence, when a man and woman were forced to travel from Nazareth to their ancestral home by the decree of an occupying army in the final days of the young woman’s pregnancy.And, although we tend to be only vaguely aware of it, the massacre of innocents, not at all unlike the one we experienced on Friday, is woven inextricably into the story. Only three days after Christmas Day, on Dec. 28, the Church’s calendar remembers the other children of Bethlehem, the ones left behind when Joseph fled with Mary and Jesus to Egypt for safety following an angelic warning, the ones slaughtered by King Herod in a fearful rage.There is really nothing at all magical about Christmas or the birth of Christ. No matter how much we might like to make it so, it has never been. Though we may rarely come to terms with it as somehow we must this year, the Christmas story begins and ends in violence shockingly similar to that at Sandy Hook Elementary School.We should not be surprised. We should not be surprised that the incarnation of good, of which the innocence of all children reminds us, is not received either warmly or passively by the presence of evil. Sometimes that evil finds its expression in armies of violence, sometimes in greed and fear and power, and sometimes in clouds of darkness that overtake and consume those among us most vulnerable to delusion left to their own devices by a society deaf to the needs of the mentally ill.No, there is nothing magic about Christmas at all. That is good. Magic too easily lets us off the hook for the role we are called to play in the story, the story of goodness being birthed in the world, the story of light that the darkness would overcome, the story of innocence confronted by evil, the story of Christ.The world is not magic, and Christmas has no special exemption from that. Every single day, eight children in America are killed by gun violence. That’s 56 children every week, almost three times the number of children killed at Sandy Hook. Every single week, 75 adults in America are killed by gun violence, more than 12 times as many as at Sandy Hook. Half a world away, in Afghanistan, 10 little girls were killed yesterday by an explosion while gathering firewood, possibly the result of a new bomb or a decades-old landmine forgotten and left behind, now just part of the landscape in this troubled part of the world. It is everywhere. Why on earth would we ever think there was a Christmas vacation from violence and death? There is no magic. There never has been.No, there is no magic. What there is is an age-old struggle with evil that comes in many forms. Christmas comes into play, not because it represents even a temporary respite from reality, but because the birth of incarnate love lays bare the reality that it is the evil that does not belong here. The birth of incarnate love lays bare that the slaughter of innocents in whatever form, child or adult, finds no place, no home, no tolerance, no business as usual in the world of which God dreams.And once we are robbed of the magic of Christmas, we begin, maybe, to grasp its reality. The reality is that the birth of the Christ child does not cast a magical spell rendering the presence of evil ineffectual. It does not relieve humankind of the reality of the world we have made of the creation. Rather, it invites us to participate in its redemption. The birth of the Christ child is not a tool for us to use, like sorcerer’s apprentices, magically relieving us from doing the hard work that needs to be done. It is a call to action.The grace of the death of magic this Christmas may be that it has starkly called us to wake up and look around us, and to take part in the work begun when a babe was laid in a manger by its holy mother on a probably not-so-peaceful night many, many years ago. We can disabuse ourselves of any notion that magic is going to save us, even at Christmas, and this year especially at Christmas. What is going to save us is entering into the life of that infant, the Holiest of Innocents, the Christ.And, as we do, we can find a joy based on what is real surpasses even magic. Our true joy is the assurance that in this particular child, Jesus, God has entered the world in a profoundly real, not magical, way. And that in this particular child, light has come into the world and the darkness did not, and will not, overcome it.— The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls is the chief operating officer of the Episcopal Church. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am Thanks Stacy, we all need to hear this message of love that transcends magic and the evils of this world. Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ George Werner says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Christmas magic? By Stacy SaulsPosted Dec 19, 2012 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY December 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm Yes, it is not magic. It is us allowing the Holy Spirit to use us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. May we all say, “Here I am. Send me.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Stephen Bergmann says: Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 21, 2012 at 7:46 am It is a gift to hear your clear and important voice again….Merry Almost Stacy. 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Andrews says: Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 December 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm Thank You Bishop Sauls. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Por Onell A. SotoPosted May 1, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA A pesar de la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia prohibiendo el uso de lugares públicos para protestas y reuniones estudiantiles, los estudiantes universitarios siguen con su empeño de que el régimen de Nicolás Maduro renuncie y se han reunido con el mismo ánimo y valentía como en los días previos a la Semana Santa. Va ser muy difícil que el gobierno pueda controlar las muchedumbres. Dice un cartel: “No tenemos armas pero tenemos la verdad que nos da ánimo para continuar la lucha”. Las demostraciones comenzaron hace más de dos meses.El Chavismo está dando un paso que pudiera traerle más problemas de los que ya tiene. Se trata de controlar el sistema educativo para que se “asemeje al cubano”. Ya se han publicado miles de cartillas en la que los escolares ven a Chávez como el salvador de la sociedad venezolana y explican que el socialismo es el único sistema posible para traer libertad y prosperidad a toda la nación. La Constitución, por ejemplo, lleva en su portada una foto de Chávez rodeado por niños de diferentes etnias. La Colección Bicentenaria publicada ya hace tres años y conformada por unos 70 libros (cuatro para cada grado en primaria y uno por materia y año en bachillerato contiene en el área de matemáticas serios errores, dicen los educadores venezolanos). El proyecto ha recibido el rechazo de la juventud que estaría encargada de darlo a conocer.La situación en Nigeria se agrava. La secta islámica Boko Haram ha perpetrado varios ataques mortales a la comunidad cristiana. Dos iglesias fueron incendiadas una en Jos y la otra en Bui que causaron un indeterminado número de muertos. En el Estado de Yobe las autoridades decretaron un toque de queda y aún así 40 personas perdieron la vida en atentados dinamiteros. Nigeria cuenta con 170 millones de habitantes integrados por más de 200 grupos tribales.A pesar de una fuerte campaña contra el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, encuestas realizadas en el Estado de Nevada indican que la oposición está cediendo a la presión de los que están a favor. Aún conservadores republicanos están abogando por que se apruebe la medida como parte de la defensa de los derechos humanos. Recientemente el partido republicano retiró de Nevada el matrimonio como parte de su plataforma política, siguiendo el ejemplo del Estado de Indiana.En un programa transmitido por la cadena ABC se discutió el hecho de que en Estados Unidos los ricos cada vez son más ricos y los pobres más pobres. George Stephanopoulos, hijo de un sacerdote ortodoxo griego, dijo que ese hecho está “debilitando” la clase media algo que perjudicaría a toda la población. Como promedio los ricos tienen seis veces más recursos que lo pobres que generalmente están integrados por afroamericanos, hispanos, y otros inmigrantes.Ricardo Potter, canónigo de la diócesis episcopal de la República Dominicana, celebrará el 31 de mayo el cincuenta aniversario de su ordenación sacerdotal. La Iglesia de San Esteban en la ciudad de San Pedro de Macorís donde fue bautizado, confirmado y ordenado planea una gran fiesta para celebrar la ocasión.Marcus Walker, un sacerdote inglés de 33 años de edad, nacido en Jerusalén y criado en el Medio Oriente, ha sido nombrado director interino del Centro Anglicano de Roma debido a que el titular del mismo, el arzobispo David Moxon, dedicará buena parte de su tiempo a trabajar en la Red de Libertad Global, una iniciativa del papa Francisco y el arzobispo de Cantórbery para tratar de erradicar la esclavitud en el mundo.The Tablet, prestigiosa publicación católica romana inglesa, informó que tres obispos solicitarán que en la próxima reunión de la jerarquía de Inglaterra y Gales se dedique tiempo para discutir el celibato sacerdotal. La publicación recuerda que antes de asumir su presente posición, el papa Francisco dijo que el celibato “es asunto de disciplina y no de fe y por tanto puede cambiarse”. Thomas McMahon, obispo emérito de Brentwood, dijo que la experiencia con los clérigos anglicanos casados que trabajan en varias diócesis “ha sido excelente”. Añadió que la escasez de clérigos es crítica.La prensa mundial ha dado amplia cobertura a los actos de “santificación” de los papas Juan XXIII y Juan Pablo II. Cerca de 800,000 peregrinos colmaron la amplia plaza de San Pedro. Esta es la primera vez que dos papas han sido elevados a la santidad en reciente memoria. Juan Pablo II fue el más aclamado y también el más criticado por encubrir casos de abusos sexuales.VERDAD. Lo que no quieras que se sepa, que no se haga. Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rapidísimas Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA