An ecumenical milestone in Boston: Fifty years ago, the late Richard Cushing became the first Catholic cardinal in the country to speak at a Protestant church. Last weekend, Boston’s current archbishop, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, remembered that occasion by visiting the same United Methodist Church. The clergy were recalling Jesus’ baptism by putting drops of water on people’s foreheads. Unexpectedly, O’Malley asked the church’s senior minister to anoint him. The Reverend Anne Robertson was happy to do so.
News of the Week
see allWatch Full EpisodesDecember 12, 2014: Churches and Conversations on Race; War and Human Rights in Columbia; Bruce Feiler on Religious Pilgrimages; Hanukkah Reignited at Jewish Theological Seminary
R&E Video and News Widgets
Our news widget offers the latest headlines from our website.LEARN MORE