Episcopal head reflects on devastated Haiti diocese

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(RNS) The most populous diocese in the Episcopal Church doesn’t sit along the Eastern seaboard; it’s not a notch on the Bible Belt; and it lies nearly 3,000 miles from California’s golden shores. Actually, it’s in Haiti, a fact that escapes even many Episcopalians. Asked how many members of her church know about the Diocese […]

  • SM

    I think the Bishopess is incorrect in her summation on Lent. Yes, the Hatian people suffered greatly; however, a general neglect of their faith has been brewing for decades, nay centuries.

    Whereas I won’t go so far as Pat Robertson, the lack of faith of much of the nation and their trend toward demonic Voodoo certainly could have an effect (God does allow things to happen to reawaken faith and to prove a point…)

    Now is the time, in this horrific tradgedy, for the people to turn back to their faith, and Lent, in it’s magnificent call to die-to-self. It should be a powerful season and time for these people; one where they can apply their suffering as the Church Militant to lead to a whole conversion through the holy season on the road to Good Friday, then Easter, and eventually on to the Final Reward.

    Haiti, we pray for you. Unite your sufferings with Christ in this holy season… let the traditions and practices of fasting and prayer be your leavening.