TAGS: Munster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Nottingham’s Slone Kalamafoni on the charge against BristolNOTTINGHAM Director of Rugby Glenn Delaney is hoping for a massive response from fans ahead of this Friday’s clash with Magners League titans Munster.The evening British and Irish Cup spectacle, which kicks off at 7.45pm, has already attracted a record smashing 500 corporate guests.Now the kiwi is hoping fans will cram into Meadow Lane to support the Green and Whites quest for the cup against one of the Europe’s biggest clubs.Echoing the words of Nottingham Chief Executive Simon Beatham who has heralded the response from the City of Nottingham, Delaney said:”We’ve had already had a staggering reaction to this match. “Munster are one of the biggest names in rugby, having them play here at Meadow Lane will certainly be a brilliant games for fans and we’re hopeful of a getting a very good crowd in to witness the action.“The game also provides a brilliant opportunity for people who may not have seen Nottingham Rugby before to come and enjoy a great evening of action.” The club is offering a host of advanced purchase ticket offers, allowing season ticket holders to buy 2 for £20, the general public to buy 4 for £45 and students 2 for £10.To purchase fans should call the office on 0115 9070070, with tickets available on collection from the ticket office at Meadow Lane.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Time for Clermont to kick on: the Yellow Army of Clermont Auvergne, led by Brock James, will want to go all the wayBy Gavin MortimerLet’s for a while forget the future and enjoy the present. Yes, the Heineken Cup is upon us and though it may well be the last of its kind, this season promises the usual doses of agony and ecstasy. Last season the final was an all-French affair but what shape are our Gallic neighbours in this time around? Gavin Mortimers runs his eye over the seven French sides Pool3: Toulouse v Zebre, Friday 21hToo much power: Toulouse should have enough to beat ZebreToulouse begin their European campaign on the back of a resounding 28-10 victory over Stade Francais, a win that lifts the four-times Heineken Cup winners into third in the Top 14. With memories of their failure last year to reach the quarter-finals still fresh in their mind, Toulouse will want to start well and the Italians shouldn’t offer too much of a challenge. Beaten in all six of their Heineken Cup outings last season, Zebre chances of springing a surprise are minimal, particularly as Toulouse welcome back Thierry Dusautoir into their squad after a long lay-off with injury.Verdict: Toulouse are too good for ZebrePool5: Treviso v Montpellier, Sat, 13h35Treviso have turned their little patch of Italy into something of a fortress in recent seasons – at least as far as French teams go. Biarritz and Perpignan have both lost at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo, while last season Toulouse only pulled clear in the last quarter. That said, Montpellier have played some irresistible rugby of late, hammering Oyonnax on Saturday 45-20 and a fortnight earlier routing Clermont 43-3. Blessed with two of the in-form scrum-halves in Europe right now in Jonathan Pelissie and Benoît Paillaugue, the Mediterranean side should be too strong for their Italian hosts. But Montpellier are one of those French sides that attach far more importance to the Top 14 than they do the Heineken Cup and a trip to Treviso might induce complacency.Verdict: Treviso claim another French scalp What a clash this promises to be, two teams with plenty of stars and plenty of inconsistency so far this season. In between running up convincing wins over Bordeaux and Toulouse, Clermont – last year’s beaten European finalists – have suffered defeats to Toulon, Oyonnax and that incredible 43-3 thumping at Montpellier. Not that Racing have had their fans jumping out of their seats in excitement after nine rounds of the Top 14. The Parisians have managed just nine tries this season and on Saturday suffered the ignominy of a 22-20 home defeat to Grenoble. Bolstered by the return this week of Springbok lock Juandre Kruger and Argentine pair Juan Imhoff and Juan Martin Hernandez, Racing will need Jonny Sexton to bring all his Heineken Cup experience to bear if they’re to see off Clermont.Verdict: Home advantage sees Racing home by the skin of their teeth. Verdict: Northampton avenge last season’s defeat at the Stade Pierre-AntoinePool 6: Gloucester v Perpignan, Sat 18hPerpignan have produced some moments of good rugby this season, most notably in defeating Montpellier 28-16 last month. Full-back James Hook is his normal reliable self and the assured performances of Camille Lopez at fly-half have given the Catalans more bite in attack. With Gloucester reeling from their 29-12 defeat to Exeter at the weekend – their second reverse this season – Perpignan should travel to Kingsholm without trepidation. USAP could give a run out to Luke Charteris, back to fitness after 10 months out with a knee injury, but whatever team coach Marc Delpoux selects he’s promising they’ll head to England “completely relaxed”.Verdict: Gloucester grind out a win Pool 2: Toulon v Glasgow , Sun, 15hVipers: Toulon could bite Glasgow WarriorsThe leaders of the Top 14 take on the leaders of the RaboDirect Pro12, the only difference being Glasgow are unbeaten after five games while Toulon have lost three of their nine matches. The Scots have won well away from home this term, beating Ulster and the Scarlets, but heading to the Cote d’Azur will be a step-up. Unlike some French teams Toulon take the Heineken Cup seriously – as they showed in winning the trophy last season – and in Matt Giteau they have arguably the form player in France right now. The former wallaby fly-half has been sensational this season and was chosen ahead of Jonny Wilkinson for the clash with Clermont last season. Toulon won that encounter and their mighty pack will take some stopping if Glasgow are to get a win in the south of France.Verdict: Toulon take the spoils Pool 4: Racing Metro v Clermont, Sun 20h Chasing their tails: Castres have stumbled in the Top 14Pool 1: Castres v Northampton, Sat, 15h40Castres edged home 21-16 when the two sides met in last season’s pool but neither managed to progress from a group dominated by Ulster. Castres went on to win the Top 14, stunning Toulon for their first title triumph in 20 years. But how distant those days now seem. Humiliated 34-0 by Brive on Saturday, Castres languish in 11th spot and according to reports this week in the French press the squad is being pillaged by the rest of the league. Scrum-half Rory Kockott has allegedly agreed terms with Toulon while Brice Dulin and Antonie Claassen are in talks with Racing. It’s all going wrong for Castres but pride may yet produce the sort of passion that characterised their performances last season. Toulon’s Maxime Mermoz celebrates after scoring a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulon vs Clermont-Ferrand on October 5, 2013 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)
The Men in Black: Richie McCaw trucks over the Pumas tryline LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Passion: The Wallabies were desperate for the win and got itWhat will have hurt Heyneke Meyer more than anything was the fact the Springboks didn’t punish the Wallabies and go for the jugular when they were 20-6 to the good. Like a football team that thinks it’s done enough and is prepared to sit back and soak up the pressure, the Springboks did just that and were stung after the hooter when Tevita Kuridrani touched down for a nanosecond to win the game 24-20. The Wallabies simply played with more fear of losing and it paid off. Their ability to come off the ropes will be duly noted and England and Wales – who have painful experience of the Wallabies never-say-die attitude – will be playing to the final whistle. The first weekend of Rugby Championship action gave rugby watchers their first chance to see what sort of shape four of the world’s top 10 sides were in with the World Cup just under two months away. There were plenty to talking points…Sonny Bill deliversIn certain quarters, Sonny Bill Williams is regarded as an overgrown showpony, who favours style over substance. Those individuals were conspicuous in their absence in the wake of the All Blacks 39-18 victory over Argentina. In truth, SBW has not been entirely convincing in an All Black shirt, especially against more gifted opposition, but against the Pumas, he delivered; he topped the defensive hits in the ABs backline (8), tracked back and did some of the dirty work and offloaded so successfully that the Pumas could have been forgiven for sticking a strait-jacket on him. Always one for the big occasion, SBW wouldn’t have wanted to miss rugby’s biggest jamboree, now would he?And for my next trick: Sonny Bill Williams tortured the Pumas with his offloading abilityTrouble out wideWaisake Naholo made a telling contribution in his first 50 minutes of Test rugby. The Highlanders wing was full of endeavour and enterprise, taking high balls, shepherding Puma attackers into touch, but it was one fleet-footed break from his own 22 when he beat five defenders and steamed up the guts of the Pumas defence, that led commentator Justin Marshall to shout ‘gas, gas, gas’. It’s a shame then, for the All Blacks and the wider rugby public, that he broke his leg during the game and will miss the World Cup. When wind came through that Cory Jane had also injured himself in the New Zealand Maori v New Zealand Barbarians game, the words ‘wing’ and ‘crisis’ started being bandied around. Fans will be praying Julian Savea is wrapped in cotton wool ahead of the tournament, it’s a matter of national security that he makes it to England unharmed.Get with the CreevGo forward: Agustin Creevy is a fine leader and scored two tries for the PumasAfter being dominated by the All Blacks for the majority of the match – they had only 33 per cent territory in the first half – it must have been heartening for Daniel Hourcade and his dapper management team to see Los Pumas digging in and fighting back, heck, they may even have exposed the All Blacks susceptibility to a driving attacking maul. One man integral to that was Agustin Creevy, the Puma captain. Creevy is not one prone to taking a backward step and he was full of five metre carries, tackles and breakdown biff. He also crashed over for two tries which Steve Hansen called ‘bloody boring’. Surely the ultimate accolade. If you’re looking at the world’s best No 2s, Creevy demands to be in the conversation. Centres of attentionYoung gun: Jesse Kriel had a composed debut and scored a fine individual tryWith Jean de Villiers short of match practice and Jaques Fourie undercooked and sent back to Japan, there are many furrowed brows when discussing the Springbok midfield. Saturday’s Test in Brisbane went some way to allaying those fears, with Jesse Kriel and Damien de Allende putting in accomplished performances. Their defence was watertight – Allende put in 15 tackles – handling assured and they asked questions of the Wallaby defence – in fact Kriel was the second top ball carrier with 81 metres and ran in a brilliant try early in the second half. No more could be asked of them.Cooper misses his cuesMercurial talents: Quade Cooper has many gifts but a reliable goal kicker is not one of themQuade Cooper is an outrageously talented player who has kept rugby highlight packages on You Tube in business for years. He showed some of his box of tricks on the weekend, with an outrageous wrapround offload in his own 22, the most noteworthy, but if Australia are serious about exiting Pool A, they can’t task him with the place kicker role. He’s just too inconsistent. After missing a relatively easy penalty early on, with 10 minutes to go, he had a chance to reduce the arrears to seven points, with a very kickable penalty, just slightly left of the posts. He shanked it like a Tiger Woods seven-iron. Not good enough. With Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar, George Ford and Owen Farrell ticking the opposition scoreboard over, Australia just cannot risk being outgunned.Wallabies wanted it more
Tackle interpretation: Thomas Lavanini was yellow carded for a ‘no arms’ tackleThe practical issue being that, unlike an upper body tackle; it is very difficult for a player to completely wrap their arms around the ball carrier’s ankles, when leading with the shoulder, due to relatively small circumference of the carrier’s ankles. It takes longer to wrap your arms around a smaller object, than a larger object thus magnifying and isolating the use of the defender’s shoulder. November saw some very unbalanced refereeing with regards to the ‘speed-bump’ tackle. This cannot be the case come the Six Nations – test matches deserve and will require more clarification. TAGS: Wasps The passing of Jonah Lomu, Richie McCaw’s incredible career, crowd funding in Welsh rugby and Wasps’ renaissance are all discussed Momentum: Wasps are leaving big-name sides in their wakeWhereas some clubs make decision making look incredibly difficult, Wasps are currently making it seem very easy – moving Ashley Johnson from flanker to hooker being a minuscule, but perfect example. All of which combined, in November, with Wasps beating Leinster away and Toulon at home. It’s worth remembering that this is a Toulon team which subsequently beat Clermont Auvergne, at the Stade Marcel Michelin, which is rarer than hen’s teeth – it’s actually rarer than a hen’s toothbrush. If you haven’t seen Wasps play this season, do. It’s rugby as it should be played.Can crowdfunding help the Welsh regions?Welsh rugby is beginning to recover after years of financial and administrative neglect. However, the cash flow in Wales is still way short of that in the Aviva Premiership and the Top 14. And whilst lucrative stadium sponsorship deals, and increased commercial activity, are beginning to make a difference, there is one avenue that hasn’t been explored – Crowd Funding. Crowd Funding taps into a revenue stream outside of the traditional routes.Progress: Wales is starting to bring its best players back but more money needs to be generatedWhilst television income, season tickets and commercial activity are vital, crowd funding could appeal to those who are unable to, both physically and geographically, contribute to their team’s finances. The Welsh Regions could quite legitimately set up a ‘Crowd Fund’ to secure a major marquee player – potentially harnessing support and cash from those living outside of the region or overseas etc. With enough social media activity, particularly via official Supporters Groups, the ‘Crowd Funding’ of a marquee player could genuinely help the regions. It works in many other sectors and rugby is no different. Definitely worth a shot.The ‘Speed-bump’ tackle needs clarificationNot a month goes by without one of rugby’s laws being jammed under the microscope. November saw the ‘speed-bump’ tackle become the latest to dumbfound players, supporters and pundits. By the way, I’ve made-up the name ‘speed-bump’ tackle, but it seems to accurately describe the act of hitting a ball carrier, low, around the ankles, without the use of the arms. What was once an accepted defensive technique, particularly in the narrow channels, is now a penalty and yellow card risk. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jonah Lomu – the man who changed rugbyNovember saw the passing of the most devastatingly effective player in the history of rugby union – Jonah Lomu. Never has there been, or will there be, another individual to compare with Lomu. It was as if he’d been created by a 13-year-old boy on a computer game, where all of the ‘dials’ were switched to max. If like me, born in 1977, you were used to seeing backs measuring up at 5ft 10ins and 12st, then Lomu changed your perception of rugby. My generation simply accepted that forwards had the power and backs had the pace. But then Jonah arrived.Sorely missed: Jonah Lomu’s passing will leave a big hole in world rugbyHe made forwards look like backs, and backs look like malnourished Victorian street urchins. At 6ft 5inches tall, 18st 5lbs and clocking a 100m time of 10.7 seconds, rugby simply wasn’t prepared for him. It is perhaps strange that Lomu’s most famous victim is Mike Catt. But if you look at Lomu’s highlight reel, Catt is actually one of the fortunate ones. Some defenders, rather embarrassingly, didn’t even have the opportunity to lay a finger on him. His lateral movement, combined with incredible acceleration, Jurassic thighs and calves, and an industrial handoff meant that most players didn’t even get the chance to be flattened. RIP Jonah Lomu.Richie McCaw – the man who rugby changed rugby to his rulesMany athletes attain greatness in sport. But true greatness is achieved when the game starts to accommodate ‘you’. The remarkable Richie McCaw fits into this category. November saw McCaw retire from what is the finest career in rugby union. A period of achievement whose numbers look so unbelievable that it could almost be a FIFA press release. 148 tests, 131 wins and 110 as captain. Ten Bledisloe Cups, Four Tri- Nations Championships, Three Rugby Championships, Three World Player of the Year titles and two Rugby World Cups.Leader of men: Richie McCaw led by example on and off the pitchBut McCaw’s achievements in rugby extend beyond numbers. As with Michael Jordan’s ‘Jordan Rules’, McCaw reached a level where the game changed for him. McCaw’s mastery over his position, sport, team, opposition, media and officials meant that he, as with Jordan, defined his own rule book. In short, Why would you enter through the gate, when you’ve been given the keys to the side door? McCaw is the best forward to play the game. A truly wonderful player.Wasps showing others how it’s doneThere are a few teams in rugby, and their supporters, who can on occasion feel a bit sorry for themselves. Overly dwelling on issues of history, identity, or location can seriously affect the wellbeing of a club. The antithesis of which is Wasps. This is a club which has moved 82 miles, to Coventry, and suffered massive financial problems over the past four seasons. Yet they are now lying top of their Champion Cup group, 5th in the Aviva Premiership table and are playing some of the finest rugby in the Northern Hemisphere.
Major teams: Broncos, WaratahsCountry: AustraliaTest span: 2013 – Australia caps: 41 (41 starts) Test points: 100 (20T)– Figures correct as of 19/07/2016 –He arrived in rugby union accompanied by astronomical expectations, having already achieved superstardom in one sport at the tender age of 23.A haul of 73 tries in 91 NRL matches for Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos, as well as another six for Australia and five in the maroon of Queensland, galvanised his reputation as a rugby league phenomenon.Rangy, rapid and deceptively strong in the contact area with sublime offloading skills, Folau’s move to the Waratahs in 2013 – via a season in Aussie Rules with the Greater Western Sydney giants – cause a significant stir in both codes. The hype was justified. Super 15 defences found it difficult to shackle Folau and Robbie Deans handed him a Wallaby debut in the first Test against the Lions, citing his ability to learn fast and to “embrace a challenge”. Israel Folau takes on the South African defence Israel Folau has accomplished much in the Australian jersey in a short period of time, and is fast becoming one of the full-back greats Although Australia lost 23-21 on their way to a 2-1 series defeat, their high-profile newbie ran in a couple of stunning tries from the wing. Scrum-half Will Genia, who sparked the first after 13 minutes, articulated it best afterwards when calling him “an absolute freak”.Folau’s explosive athleticism has allowed him to change the face of ariel kicking tactics, legendary AFL coach Kevin Sheedy saying: “His jump is unbelievable and his hands are imprints of the Grand Canyon.”The pedantry instincts have remained in his new code. There was a hat-trick in Rosario as Argentina were dispatched 54-17 and braces in victories over France and Wales in 2014, either side of the Waratahs’ maiden Super Rugby title. Folau made 126 running metres in the final as a last-play penalty from Bernard Foley beat the Crusaders 33-32. Now settled at full-back, Folau was a stand-out performer in Australia’s 3-0 defeat to England in June, and he’ll need to continue his fine form if the Wallabies are to challenge New Zealand in the Rugby Championship this year.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Friends for life: Phil Vickery after the successful final Test against the Springboks Rugby World editor Owain Jones took a pew with England and Lions legend Phil Vickery to discuss the tour in New Zealand, the likely Test 23 to face the All Blacks for the First Test and whether they can win their first Series since 1971…How do you think the side have conducted themselves on the field? Is a strong bond forming?There was a little stir made with Maro Itoje celebrating a scrum penalty against the Blues. You have to be careful sometimes how you portray it? Do people think you’ve portrayed it as winning the game. I struggle sometimes when you see a wing running 40 into the scrum, doing high-fives and slapping backsides. It’s a part of the modern game but it would irritate me. I also struggle with players going to the referee, talking, calling for a high-tackle by throwing their arms in the air. The referee is in charge, end of. I’m 110 per cent behind making our game safer but sportsmanship needs to be kept in check. On the whole, I’m not that surprised with the results. We’re not sitting here saying the lads haven’t got a clue what to do, Gats is weeping and Rob Howley has gone for a long walk. It’s building nicely.Do you have an inkling what the Test side will be?I’m a big Johnny Sexton fan. I think he’s fantastic. I think maybe he has a better rugby brain than (Farrell) as an attacking force but if I was a front-row forward, I’d probably want Owen there with his defence and aggression. Does Farrell and Sexton work together? That’s a big call. Over a period of 12 months, I’d be thinking of a Catt and Wilkinson scenario, Farrell and George Ford but they haven’t had much time together.In midfield, I think Ben Te’o has been a real stand-out on this tour and Jonathan Davies is favourite for the shirt at No 13 and I’m a big fan of his. Stuart Hogg has been so unlucky. Anthony Watson is an outside bet at No 15, but he’ll probably stick with Leigh Halfpenny for his kicking. I see North on one flank, and maybe Watson or Liam Williams on the other.Tough choices: Do you pick Owen Farrell or Johnny Sexton, or play them together?How do you see the pack shaping up for Eden Park on June 25?Up front, the first person I think of first is Mako Vunipola. He’s just immense. His workrate – I just want to hug the bloke. If he doesn’t start and you go with Jack McGrath. If you’re losing by 10 points, with 25 to go, you bring him out to energise matters. I thought the Irish front-row would be starting the Test. Tadhg Furlong has been quite a find and Rory Best, plays with his heart on his sleeve and has captained Ireland to a win over New Zealand. He’s an immense human being. If you’re looking for an impact, you want Jamie George on the bench. In the engine room, George Kruis has to be a starter, it hurts when you think Joe Launchbury isn’t even on the tour. Alongside him, at the start, you have Alun Wyn Jones for his experience, he’s a bloody good rugby player. Maro could come off the bench and offer you that energy. I don’t see him as a six option.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIn the backrow, Taulupe Faletau is a shoe-in. He just gets on with it quietly; he tackles, has the footwork. Peter O’Mahony has given the backrow balance and Sean O’Brien has come back with a back and I’d be tempted to start him, with Warburton coming back to fitness. It seems crazy because we have three or four of our best players on the bench. The sports analysts make the call when they change them. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In the second part of his interview, England and Lions legend Phil Vickery speaks to Rugby World about big decisions Warren Gatland has to make in the next 24hrs… Leader: Peter O’Mahony may have done enough to earn a blindside spotIs this Warren Gatland’s biggest test as a coach?I’d say so. He’s surrounded by a coaching team that has been around for a long time. Steve Borthwick, Andy Farrell and Rob Howley are all very experience but Gats is his own man. He showed that with the dropping of Brian O’Driscoll. He’ll make the right decision for the Lions and as a New Zealander, no one will want to beat them more than him.Can they win the Series?Are they capable? Yes. Can they perform on the day for long enough period to win a Test Series? I’m not so sure. I believe the skillset and ability of this Lions squad is as good as the All Blacks, but can they get all those elements right on the day. They’ll have to be perfect to do it.Support for the Lions is flooding into Auckland for the First TestPhil Vickery’s squad for the First TestJack McGrath (Ireland)Rory Best (Ireland)Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)George Kruis (EnglandAlun Wyn Jones (Wales, capt)Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)Sean O’Brien (Ireland)Taulupe Faletau (Wales)Conor Murray (Ireland)Johnny Sexton (Ireland)Anthony Watson (England)Ben Te’o (England)Jonathan Davies (Wales)George North (Wales)Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)Reps: Mako Vunipola (England), Jamie George (England), Kyle Sinckler (England), Maro Itoje (England), Sam Warburton (Wales), Rhys Webb (Wales), Owen Farrell (England), Liam Williams (Wales)
Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rapidísimas 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] Natalie Allen, hermana del obispo episcopal de Honduras, Lloyd Allen, fue asesinada el domingo 5 de febrero en la ciudad de Tela, al norte de Honduras, cuando regresaba de un cursillo de cristiandad. Tenía 50 años de edad. Los asesinos estaban robando en su casa cuando ella llegó, le dieron tres puñaladas y le desfiguraron el rostro golpeándola con un bloque de cemento. La comunidad episcopal, tanto dentro como fuera del país se ha unido a la familia Allen en estos momentos de dolor. Julio Murray, obispo de Panamá, dijo en un mensaje: “No te pido que seas fuerte, sólo que la fortaleza que experimentes sea la fuerza del Señor Jesús, que prometió estar con nosotros siempre”.Josefina Vázquez Mota, economista de 51 años de edad, se ha convertido en la primera mujer en ser candidata a la presidencia de la República Mexicana. En esta carrera sigue los pasos de Brasil, Argentina, Costa Rica y Chile y otros países latinoamericanos que han electo mujeres a la primera magistratura. El voto femenino fue aprobado en México en 1953 y la primera mujer gobernadora fue electa en 1989. Vázquez será postulada por el PAN, el partido gobernante. Está casada con el hombre de negocios Sergio Ocampo, el joven que conoció durante sus estudios de bachillerato. La pareja tiene tres hijas María José, María Celia y Montserrat. Uno de sus libros más populares lleva por título Dios mío, hazme viuda por favor, una llamada a las mujeres a desarrollar su total potencial.Richard Land, presidente de la Comisión de Ética y Libertad Religiosa de la Convención Bautista del Sur, propone una alianza con los grupos defensores de los animales para que se castigue a los que promuevan las peleas de gallos en el país. “Los cristianos deben oponerse a una práctica tan bárbara contra la creación de Dios”, dijo Land. Las peleas de gallos fueron traídas al nuevo mundo por los conquistadores españoles después que se practicaron en la India y China por miles de años.Pablo Edwin Finkenbinder, más conocido como “El Hermano Pablo”, falleció el 27 de enero en Irvine, California, a la edad de 91 años. Nacido en Santurce, Puerto Rico, dedicó su vida al ministerio radial por más de 70 años con sus populares mensajes cortos llamados “Un mensaje a la conciencia”.Los que esperaban cambios en el gobierno de Cuba vieron frustrados sus deseos. El presidente Raúl Castro clausuró la Conferencia Nacional del Partido Comunista con una enfática defensa del modelo de partido único en Cuba. Dijo que éste es un importante baluarte en la protección de la independencia nacional.Aunque originalmente muchos gobiernos locales toleraron las actividades del Movimiento Ocupemos, en las últimas semanas las autoridades han aplicado leyes de desalojo en ciudades como Londres, Washington, Nueva York, San Francisco, Los Ángeles y Miami. En un artículo en el semanario Libre, el pastor presbiteriano Martín Añorga, dice: “Ocupar parques, plazas, calles y edificios para provocar el desorden y vivir sin trabajar, con desatención de los deberes cívicos y ciudadanos, no debe permitirse bajo pretexto alguno”.Jerónimo II, arzobispo ortodoxo de Atenas y Toda Grecia, ha advertido al gobierno que implantar un programa de austeridad exagerado puede desembocar en una seria crisis social. Por otra parte, organismos financieros internacionales amenazan con no dar un euro más si no se adoptan las medidas de austeridad.Todavía se siguen discutiendo en la prensa las palabras del aspirante a candidato presidencial Mitt Romney, cuando dijo que “no estaba muy preocupado por los más pobres”, porque tienen una “red de seguridad suficiente”. El político mormón por fin admitió que él da “miles de entrevistas” a la prensa y que simplemente se equivocó.El senador republicano Marco Rubio ha presentado un proyecto de ley que eliminaría parte de la ley de servicios médicos del presidente Barack Obama, que exige a algunas instituciones religiosas ofrecer a sus empleados contraceptivos y servicios de planificación familiar como parte de su cobertura médica. El problema con los contraceptivos es que las parejas que tienen dinero los compran y los usan, y los matrimonios pobres se cargan de hijos que no pueden sostener. ¿Dónde está la justicia?La reina Isabel II de Inglaterra cumplió 85 años de edad y 60 años de su ascensión al trono británico. La popular soberana dijo que no quería ninguna ceremonia oficial para este día histórico y planeó una agenda normal. Asistió a una celebración privada de la Eucaristía según el Libro de Oración Común de la Iglesia Anglicana, dijo el Palacio de Buckingham.VERDAD. El amor es una flor demasiado preciosa para ser cortada. 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Por Onell A. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Mensaje de Pascua de 2012 de la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal: “Den gracias por la Pascua.” An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Holy Week/Easter Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Posted Apr 2, 2012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Den gracias por la Pascua,” la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori dijo en su mensaje de Pascua de 2012. “Den gracias por la Resurrección. Den gracias por la presencia de Dios encarnado entre nosotros”.El mensaje de la Obispa Presidente en vídeo está aquí: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/presiding-bishopAsimismo, señaló que, “En este tiempo de Pascua les animo a que miren dónde encuentran una nueva vida y resurrección, y dónde surge en sus vidas y las de sus comunidades una vida abundante y amor encarnado”.Lo siguiente es una transcripción del mensaje de Pascua de 2012 de la Obispa Presidente.Pascua de 2012Uno de mis himnos favoritos de Pascua trata del verdor.Ahora sale la verde hoja; surge del grano enterradoSigue hablando del amor que viene de nuevo. Es para mí un recordatorio de la manera cómo nuestras imágenes de la Pascua están centradas en el hemisferio norte. Hablamos de verdor y de una nueva vida y de la vida que brota de la tierra, cuando hablamos de la resurrección.A menudo me pregunto qué imágenes de la Pascua hay en el hemisferio sur, y creo que la iglesia del sur tiene al respecto algo que enseñarnos.Me encontraba en Japón hace más o menos un mes, y visitaba la zona de Japón que fue tan afectada por el tsunami y las consecuencias del terremoto. La tierra es – era en ese momento – casi descolorida, marrón, en medio del invierno. No verde. Pero, al mismo tiempo la labor de la Nippon Sei Ko Kai, la iglesia anglicana en esa parte de Japón, ha creado una gran cantidad de nueva vida, vida abundante para las personas que han sido devastadas y desplazadas, que todavía están de luto por la pérdida de sus seres queridos, la pérdida de hogares y de empleo.La nueva vida surge de muchas formas, incluso en las estaciones que parecen bastante invernales.Cuando comenzamos la Cuaresma, les pedí que pensasen en los Objetivos del Milenio para el Desarrollo y en nuestra tarea durante la Cuaresma como una reorientación de nuestras vidas. Estoy encantada de poder decirles que el informe de la ONU en este último año ha mostrado un logro importante en un par de esos objetivos, en particular en términos de la reducción de las tasas de la peor pobreza, y en el logro de un mejor acceso al agua potable y un mejor acceso a la educación primaria. En realidad, podríamos alcanzar esos objetivos para el año 2015. Eso deja una serie de otros objetivos, así como lo que hay más allá de los objetivos hacia un acceso pleno de todas las personas a una vida abundante.En esta estación de Pascua, les animo a que miren dónde encuentran una nueva vida y resurrección, y dónde surge en sus vidas y las de sus comunidades una vida abundante y amor encarnado. En realidad hay verdor en cualquier estación.Den gracias por la Pascua. Den gracias por la Resurrección. Den gracias por la presencia de Dios encarnado entre nosotros.La Rvdma. 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Mississippi begins clean up after Isaac Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Crews from Mississippi Power work to repair damage from Hurricane Isaac along a road in Waveland, Mississippi, August 31, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger[Diocese of Mississippi, Gautier] Episcopal clergy contacted along the Mississippi coast agree that the devastation caused by Hurricane Isaac could have been much worse.From Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis, a 50-mile stretch, the Diocese of Mississippi’s six coastal churches sustained little damage from the category-1 hurricane that drenched the Gulf Coast between Aug. 28-30.“We are very happy to report that all our churches made it through Hurricane Isaac intact,” said Diocese of Mississippi Bishop Duncan Gray, III.St. Peter’s by-the-Sea in Gulfport experienced the worst problems when water seeped into the parish hall on Aug. 30 during the brunt of the rainfall.“We had about 40 volunteers with wet vacs who came and cleaned up about 2 to 3 inches of water,” said the Rev. Scott Williams, deacon at St. Peter’s who coordinated the work crew.A bobcat front end loader drops storm debris into a dump truck on Highway 90 near the gate to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. Clean up efforts are in full swing across the Mississippi coast today. Photo/Scott LenoirAlthough the Mississippi coast did not experience the same damage and flooding as parts of Louisiana, hundreds of residents still were displaced into shelters due to power outages, high winds, and heavy rainfall that resulted in the flooding of homes and businesses in low lying areas near the beaches and along several rivers.Rainfall amounts on the coast varied from 10 to 17 inches.Prior to the storm, the Rev. Carol Spencer, chair of the diocesan disaster and preparedness task force, advised all congregations to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”“Our task force stayed in communication with each other,” said Spencer, a deacon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. “We were lucky to have two members of the task force present on the coast who were able to report firsthand what happened.”Spencer estimates that between the diocesan office and task force members, at least three calls were placed to each Gulf Coast congregation in advance of and during the storm.The Rev. Cathy Halford, an Episcopal deacon and pastoral care coordinator for the task force, partnered with Catholic Charities of Jackson to answer the call for supplies from people weathering the storm in the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.Episcopal Relief & Development has been standing ready to assist as diocesan teams are able to assess the situation.“Every step along the way, Episcopal Relief and Development was kept informed as to our work and the needs we had,” said Spencer. “Also, we appreciate the many calls we got from dioceses across the nation who checked on us. We will continue to monitor the needs of churches and their people as assessments are being made and needs are being expressed.”Meanwhile, at a nationally televised press conference on Sept. 1, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano assured Mississippi coast residents that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will follow through with clean up efforts and relief.The conference at the No. 1 fire station in Bay St. Louis was attended by several Mississippi leaders, including Mayor Les Fillingame. “Our biggest story coming out of this storm event is the damage we didn’t have,” said Fillingame.— The Rev. Scott Lenoir, editor of The Mississippi Episcopalian and member of the diocesan disaster and preparedness task force, is present on the Mississippi coast to report firsthand on Isaac’s impact. Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Scott LenoirPosted Sep 4, 2012 Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel
Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (4) Rector Smithfield, NC March 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm Ed was a wonderful human being, editor and Christian, whom I got to know along the way when he helped me become the regular film critic for the Episcopalian shortly out of seminary. I had written a small piece on a John Wayne western, True Grit, for the parish newsletter where I was curate… sent a copy off to John Wayne and to the Episcopalian, and The Episcopalian, (Ed) wrote back… the start of a beautiful editorial friendship. We shared a love for “lager and limes” following up on a common anglophilia, and shared several amongst Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street emporia.Bless you Ed, may flights of angels indeed guide you in your rest. Much love. Pat (Smith) DesRoches says: May 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm Dear Chad, Heather and Sara,I knew your Dad and Mom when they lived in Millis; in fact I babysat for Heather and Chad while your Dad was the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. I send my sincere sympathy to you. I remember Rev. Dell as an engaging and very kind person; may he rest in peace.May God bless you during this most difficult time. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Leonard Freeman says: Pat Smith DesRoches says: Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA May 24, 2014 at 9:15 am Hi Pat,I know Mom has told me about you babysitting Chad and me! Wow! Thanks so much for your kind remembrance. Are you still in the Millis area? Chad is in NJ, and Sara and I are in IL. We get back to MA once a year or two. Heather People Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC July 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm Hello Heather,I just read your reply to my message of condolence. Your parents were the best; so kind and gracious. I had been in contact with your Dad, probably a couple of years before he died. I often have thought of you and Chad – you both were such beautiful children and so well behaved. I would love to contact your Mom but don’t know whether she would remember me nor do I have any information on where she may be living now. I remember that her family had a home on Oak Bluffs. I have not lived in Millis since my marriage in 1964. My husband and I live in Webster, MA and have 4 sons and 2 granddaughters. I would love to hear from you. Please say hello to your Mom and Chad for me. Pat Posted Mar 8, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Obituary, Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Edward T. Dell, Jr. was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia to Edward T. Dell, Sr. and Virginia Hopper Dell, the first of five children. Ed died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 25 in Peterborough, New Hampshire.At the age of 13 in Miami, with the help of his father, he started a small printing business producing grocery store flyers and business cards. Together they built the lean-to onto the garage that housed the press, type and related accessories. When he went to college at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, he fell in love with New England, spurring an abiding interest in U.S. colonial history that scrutinized Jefferson and celebrated Hamilton among others.After graduating with bachelor’s degrees in history and theology, he chanced to attend an Episcopal church service at the Church of the Advent, which he said opened his eyes to a form of Christianity that delighted in the human spirit. It changed his life. He earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1955 from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was called to his first Episcopal church in Millis, eventually becoming the managing editor of the national publication The Episcopalian with the encouragement of editor-in-chief Henry McCorkle.The magazine gave him the opportunity to travel to the Philippines, Japan, and Israel, and to join his mentors and dear friends (and C.S. Lewis scholars) Chad and Eva Walsh in England (with an extraordinary visit with C.S. Lewis himself). Ed’s thorough familiarity with the writings of Lewis allowed him to identify Lewis’s work under a pseudonym. This demonstration of scholarship prompted Lewis’s publishers to entrust Ed with the publishing rights to Lewis’s work for Seabury Press.Ed’s love of technology and classical music led him to start the do-it-yourself magazine The Audio Amateur, for those who wanted to build or improve their own audio systems. He successfully grew the business to include Old Colony Sound Lab and other publications including Speaker Builder and Glass Audio. He sold the business, now AudioXpress, when he reached the “retirement age” of 88.He was widely recognized for his business acumen and commitment to excellence, most recently as a recipient of the Legend of Business Award by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. Ed believed in doing what you truly love, an excitement for exploring ideas, and a delight in whimsy which he instilled in his children, Chad (with Eleanor Novek of Neptune City NJ), Heather (Pat Langley of Athens IL) and Sara Dell (David Ijaz of Chicago IL) who will miss him.Ed deeply enjoyed the friendship and fellowship of Community Suppers at All Saints’ Church; donations in lieu of flowers appreciated.The memorial service will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, March 9 at 11 a.m. with reception at 11:45 a.m. at Reynolds Hall at 51 Concord Street in Peterborough, New Hampshire. 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