The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Fr. Jonathan Morris Unpacks the Serenity Prayer

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THE SERENITY PRAYER Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.The Serenity Prayer is a familiar quote on wall plaques and greeting cards and lockets.Originally written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, The Serenity Prayer was recited in the second season of the American television drama "Desperate Housewives" and set to music by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor.  It was prominently … [Read more...]

Jail Time Seems Likely for Episcopal Bishop Who Fled in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

Last week, Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook, second-ranking leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, was suspended from her duties following a hit-and-run accident on Saturday.  The bishop's car struck a bicyclist, Thomas Palermo, and then drove away.  The bicyclist, 41-year-old husband and father Thomas Palermo, later died at the hospital.After about twenty minutes, Bishop Cook returned to the scene on Baltimore's Roland Avenue.  However, the State Attorney General Marilyn Mosby said at a p … [Read more...]