October 30, 2009
In the wake of Vatican plans to make it easier for Episcopalians to become Catholic, the Episcopal bishop of Maryland would like to make one point clear: The door swings both ways. Lost in talk of the splintering of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton says, is the appeal that the 45,000-member Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has held for former Roman Catholics and others looking for a big-tent church. While attention focused on the conversion en masse last month of a Catonsville-based order of Episcopal nuns to the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has received three former Roman Catholic clergy in the past couple of months, Sutton says.
November 5, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was empowered to take charge of the Episcopal Church yesterday in a Gothic sanctuary filled with well-wishers and clouds of incense, becoming the first woman to lead a national church in the Anglican Communion's 520-year history. The investiture of Jefferts Schori, an airplane pilot and former oceanographer, as presiding bishop of the denomination drew a standing ovation from the 3,200 people in Washington's National Cathedral, which was decorated with banners and flowers displaying the "colors of dawn" she selected as a motif: blues, greens, orange, silver and gold.
May 20, 2005
On May 18, 2005, ELIZABETH LEVIS BROWNE; beloved wife of the late Frank Lee Brown; devoted mother of Christopher Lee Browne, Timothy Lee Browne and Carroll Lee Browne; dear sister of the late Elinor Levis Himes; dear grandmother of Rachael, Aaron, Holly, Hope and Heather Browne. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, 10 A.M. at St. Albans Anglican Church, Joppa, MD. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery.
April 24, 2005
LOOKING FORWARD Sunday Pope Benedict XVI is installed as the 265th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Monday President Bush meets with Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas. The United States is close to reaching an agreement with Saudi Arabia on tariff cuts that the kingdom has to make to join the World Trade Organization, a top U.S. trade official said Friday. A bilateral deal with the United States would "pave the way for Saudi Arabia to sign the WTO [entry]
January 23, 2005
On January 21, 2005, LT. COL. JAMES W. CLARK, (U.S.A. Retired), of Bel Air, MD; beloved husband of Vera Clark; devoted father of James Brock Clark and Anna Catherine Breckley; loving brother of Sherrill B. Clark. Also survived by three grandchildren. Services will be held in ST. Alban's Anglican Church in Joppa, MD on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be in Christ Church Limestone Church Cemetery, Hanna City, Illinois. Friends may call at the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., in Abingdon, MD on Sunday, January 23 from 5 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Alban's Anglican Church, 1011 Old Joppa Road, MD 21085.
November 25, 2004
RUTH MONITA(nee Akehurst)KAVANAGH, of Port Colborne, Ontario died at the Hamilton General Hospital, Saturday, November 20, 2004 at the age of 82 years. She was born January 23, 1922 in Sparks, Maryland. Mrs. Kavanagh attended the University of Maryland, and then worked in Ottawa, Ontario, New York, New York, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was also the first delegate to be selected to participate in the newly formed International Farm Youth Exchange, a two-way extension service program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1948, for which she traveled to Britain and Denmark.