The Verdict

The verdict is in and, for many Americans, the trial went the way they hoped.  A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd.  Justice was served, at least for now. Why do I say for now?  I have noticed that many clergy and bishops are posting prayers...

Hurricane Laura Assistance

To my brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, I am grateful to God for our safety as well as your eagerness to respond to those in need. As I hear from our neighbors to the west, wind damage is far greater than the anticipated storm surge. In this...

A Pastoral Letter on COVID -19

July 27, 2020 A letter to the good people of the Diocese of Louisiana “Have mercy on me, O God, for my enemies are hounding me;All day long they assault and oppress me. They hound me all the day long;Truly there are many who fight against me, O Most High. Whenever I...

Finding God in All of This Disorder

Dear Communicants of the Diocese of Louisiana, I watched with interest as President Trump stood in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, holding up a Bible. This followed his statement from the Rose Garden that he was our “president of law and...

June 2 Clergy Call Recap

Dear friends, Thank you for your time this morning. I wanted to get this follow up out to you as soon as possible since much of this is time-sensitive with what is going on in the diocese and in our greater community. *Thank you to Katie Mears of ERD.  Please...

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