FIRE AT ST. ELMO: Arson ruled out, members prepare to move on
Church members step carefully through the debris, pausing to stare at the charred piano, the open ceiling, a soggy Bible. They speak softly and briefly.
“Didn’t we put that carpet down when you all were here?”
“That was such a magnificent organ.”
Bishop Swanson addresses health care debate
“My point here is not political but theological. I ask myself: Why would God want me to be concerned about health care? The response that comes to me is the story of Cain and Abel. Remember that after Cain killed his brother, God appeared to Cain and asked, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ Cain’s response was, ‘I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ God replied to Cain, ‘What have you done?’”