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Sean Cronin signs for Leinster

first_imgTAGS: ConnachtLeinster Sean Cronin said: “I am delighted to put pen to paper on a deal to join Leinster this summer and I believe that with the exciting players in the squad, the future looks bright.“I have been hugely impressed by Leinster’s displays both in the Magners League and in the Heineken Cup so far this season and the province’s ambitions mirror my own. Hopefully I can establish myself in the squad when I join up in a few months time.“I am grateful for the opportunity that Connacht have given me over the last three years to play for a fantastic club. They will continue to grow from strength to strength under Eric Elwood and the existing management team and I will do my utmost to help improve our Magners League standing over the coming months.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Commenting on Cronin’s signing, Leinster Coach Joe Schmidt said: “It’s great that Sean has confirmed that he will join us this summer. He is a dynamic and talented front rower who will add experience at hooker following the retirement of John Fogarty earlier this season.” Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of Ireland hooker Sean Cronin who will join the province in the summer on a two year deal.Cronin, 24, was educated at Ardscoil Rís in Limerick and has previously played with Munster and Connacht, whom he joined in the summer of 2008.A former Ireland Schools representative, Cronin featured in the AIB League for Shannon and he earned his first Ireland cap against Fiji in the RDS in November 2009, incidentally in the same match as Jonathan Sexton and Sean O’Brien.He won his first start against New Zealand in the 2010 Summer Tests and also started against Australia. Cronin has also represented Ireland Schools, U19, U21, and ‘A’ (Ireland Wolfhounds) levels.The Limerick man played three games in the recent Guinness series against Samoa, New Zealand and Argentina and has featured 7 times for Ireland to date.last_img read more

Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley scores a half century of points

first_imgStick to Rugby: Hanigan is a very good rugby player, but his cricket skills need improving (Getty Images)Foley’s Waratahs teammate Ned Hanigan also had a go at the crease but Cowan was less positive when talking about his cricket skills.“Ned on the other hand needs some work in the nets with both bat and ball.”The Waratahs kick off their 2018 Super Rugby season on Saturday morning in a tough match against the South African Stormers.Related: Super Rugby Australian Conference Guide Kicking off at 8.35 GMT, the ‘Tahs will be looking to improve from their disastrous 2017 season which saw them come 16th out of 18 teams.With four wins and eleven losses the Waratahs were shockingly bad last year, but Bernard Foley and a rejuvenated Israel Folau will look to recapture the kind of form which won them a Super Rugby title back in 2014. The strongest group in the competition, the New… Super Rugby – South African Conference Guide Expand Super Rugby 2018 Explained LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Super Rugby 2018 Explained Super Rugby – New Zealand Conference Guide There are team changes, rule changes and a… Expandcenter_img Skilled: Foley recently proved he’s class with both boot and bat (Getty Images) Collapse Super Rugby – South African Conference Guide Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley scores a half century of pointsWallabies and Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley is one of the best in the world at rugby, but if he ever fancies a career change, cricket could be the way to go.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, in a recent charity cricket match, the first five-eigth played his way to an unbeaten half-century which earned him man of the match honours.Related: Top 100 Players in the WorldThe charity in question was Batting For Change. Started by former cricketer Ryan Carters, the charity raises money to “assist the education of disadvantaged women in cricket-playing nations. Every summer we raise funds for the LBW Trust to support the education of young women in the developing world.”If you would like to visit the Batting For Change website click here. There were a whole host of well-known celebrities there including former Australian opener Ed Cowan, who was very positive about Foley’s game.“Bernard was brilliant, showed excellent technique.“Showed he had all the gears by batting deep in the innings. Clear man of the match.” In a recent charity cricket match, Foley smashed a half-century with the bat. The exodus of South African players continued in… Super Rugby – New Zealand Conference Guide Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Reaction to cancellation of Rugby World Cup games

first_imgHow coaches, players and pundits reacted to the news that England v France and New Zealand v Italy had been called off due to Typhoon Hagibis Reaction to cancellation of Rugby World Cup gamesFor the first time in Rugby World Cup history matches have been cancelled. With Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan on Saturday, World Rugby announced that England v France (Yokohama) and New Zealand v Italy (Toyota) would be called off amid safety concerns, while Sunday matches, including the crucial Japan v Scotland tie, remain under threat depending on the damage caused by the severe weather.So how did coaches, players and pundits react to the news? It’s fair to say opinions have been mixed…England coach Eddie Jones “Of course, everyone is disappointed we are not to play France and we put in a lot of work – emotional, physical and tactical – but we don’t control the situation and World Rugby has made a decision and we have no issue with it.“It’s not something you can control. I think it is a wonderful World Cup and you cannot help typhoons. We all like to think we have power above and beyond but we don’t and you just ride with them.On the move: Eddie Jones and England have left Tokyo for Miyazaki (Getty Images)“We are excited about the prospect of having great preparation for the quarter-final now. We did get some leeway over the next three days and so we are off to Miyazaki for a short pre-season camp and then we are off to Oita.“Who would have thought we would have two relatively easy games, one tough game and then two weeks to prepare for a quarter-final? Someone is smiling on us. The typhoon gods maybe.”Italy captain Sergio Parisse“It is difficult to know that we won’t have the chance to play a match against one of the great teams. If New Zealand needed four or five points against us it would not have been cancelled.“It is ridiculous that a decision of this nature has been made because it isn’t like the fans arrived yesterday. It is ridiculous that there was no Plan B, because it isn’t news that typhoons hit Japan.Frustrated: Sergio Parisse will not get to face the All Blacks on Saturday (Getty Images)“Sure, everyone might think that Italy versus New Zealand being cancelled counts for nothing because we’d have lost anyway, but we deserved to be respected as a team.“We had the chance to play in a big stadium, against a great team. The alternative is Plan B. When you organise a World Cup you should have one in place. If New Zealand needed the points, it wouldn’t have been cancelled.”New Zealand coach Steve Hansen“You could look at it as a negative or positive thing; we’re choosing to look at it as a positive. It now gives us more time.“Clearly, this is our biggest tournament. So is it frustrating? Of course it is, but the reality is we can’t control the weather. Do we charge on and put people’s lives at risk or do we lead and make a decision that’s around making sure people are safe? It’s a no-brainer. The man from America could even have made this decision.Point made: Steve Hansen says the decision to cancel games is a “no-brainer” (Getty Images)“If we’d had a choice, we would have rather played Friday but it wasn’t our choice, it was out of our control. We have to back World Rugby’s decision and if other teams miss out, it’s unfortunate.“If you want to be really ruthless, then it’s all about making sure you win the games on the way through because everyone knew this could be a possibility. That’s pretty hard-nosed, though, because I know if we were in their (Italy’s) situation, we’d be disappointed not to have the opportunity to get there. Warning: A sign outside Yokohama Stadium (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “It’s always a risk at this time of year with the typhoons, but this is when we play the Rugby World Cup. If you play it earlier, you run the risk of people dying on the footy field because it’ll be 40 degrees. If you play it later, then that’s when we are finished for Christmas so you’d have Santa Claus giving us the World Cup.”There were also mixed reactions on Twitter from former players and journalists to the news… Keep track of all the news from Japan via our Rugby World Cup home page.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Hotshot: Crusaders full-back Will Jordan

first_img Crusaders full-back Will JordanDate of birth 24 February 1998 Born Christchurch Position Full-back Franchise Crusaders Country New ZealandWhen did you first get involved in rugby? At about five or six – as soon as I could, for the High School Old Boys club in Christchurch. Growing up I was a keen cricketer – mainly a batsman – and played a bit of rep cricket for Canterbury.At school I was more of a cricketer than a rugby player. I took cricket more seriously until Year 13, when I started playing full-back and got interest from the Crusaders Academy.What positions have you played? When I first went to high school (Christchurch Boys’ High) I was quite small, so I played half-back for three or four years. Then in Year 13 I got into the first XV at full-back and ever since I’ve played there. I had a big growth spurt in Year 12 and have a fair bit of speed.Who were your childhood heroes? Like a lot of people from Christchurch, I looked up to Dan Carter a lot. As I got older and was playing full-back, Israel Dagg. I got to spend a little bit of time with him at the Crusaders.When did you link up with the Crusaders? When I left school I went to the academy while I was also at uni. I was pretty focused on studying, then the next year I made the New Zealand U20 team and went to the (2017 Junior) World Cup. We won the final and on the back of that I started to think rugby could be a real job for me. I guess the U20s was the start of my rugby journey.What are your strengths? I like to play with an attacking mindset and my running game is a strength. I like to challenge for the high ball, going up and competing there. Work-ons are my kicking game and positional understanding, which is growing as I get more experience.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? From a coaching point of view, Brad Mooar and Andrew Goodman. I learnt a lot from them. Then older players I’ve trained with – Israel Dagg, George Bridge, Ryan Crotty, David Havili…What’s next for you? I’m still reasonably young in my Super Rugby career. I’ve had a few injuries so I’m focused on staying on the field and staying healthy, getting as much game time as I can. I’m not looking too far ahead. The All Blacks would be a huge honour, but I’m focusing on nailing down a consistent role with the Crusaders.RW VERDICT: A commerce student and keen golfer, Jordan has topped the Super Rugby Aotearoa stats charts in categories like tries, defenders beaten and metres carried during an impressive campaign. He stands out with his ability to counter-attack at pace from deep. Get to know one of the stars of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img In the clear: Will Jordan breaks to score against the Highlanders (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Who is Andrew Porter: Ten things you should know about the Ireland prop

first_img5. Unlike most modern props, Porter can play both tighthead and loosehead. He now specialises at tighthead, although his age-group experience across the scrum means he is a genuine loosehead option at international level.6. Porter was part of the Ireland U20 squad that finished second to England in the 2016 Junior World Championships, scoring two tries for the team. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You could build a shed on Andrew Porter’s back.— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) February 14, 20217. He was selected in Warren Gatland’s initial 37-man British & Irish Lions 2021 touring party, but was ruled out a month before the squad departed for South Africa by a toe injury. He picked up the injury in a Leinster match and was replaced in the squad by Kyle Sinckler.8. Ireland capped him for the first time against the USA in 2017. They won 55-19 in New Jersey, with Jacob Stockdale and James Ryan also making their debuts.Andrew Porter taking part in the captain’s run before his Ireland debut (Sportsfile/Getty Images)9. He has surprising pace – he once scored with a 50m sprint from behind halfway for UCD.10. According to Porter, his max squat is 325kg, making him one of the strongest rugby players in the world. Ireland prop Andrew Porter in action for Leinster (Sportsfile/Getty Images) From economics to gym records, get the lowdown on the Leinster tighthead Who is Andrew Porter: Ten things you should know about the Ireland propAn outstanding scrummager, Andrew Porter has been part of the Ireland front-row mix since his debut in 2017.Here are a few facts about the Leinster front-rower.Ten things you should know about Andrew Porter1. He was born on 16 January 1996 in Dublin, and weighs in at 6ft and 19st. He came from an athletic family, with his parents playing hockey and rugby to a high level.2. Porter attended St Andrew’s College, a Presbyterian school in the suburb of Booterstown. Another notable alumni is Ireland team-mate Jordan Larmour, who was two school years behind him. Fantastic photo. Can you spot the young Lion cub? https://t.co/mlbC4CfYik— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) May 18, 20213. After leaving school he attended University College Dublin, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. He studied economics – but used to only manage to achieve a couple of lectures each month due to training.4. He works as an ambassador for the Irish Cancer Society after losing his mother, Wendy, to breast cancer when he was 12 years old. There is a tattoo on his arm as a tribute, which he designed himself.last_img read more

Video: Anglican primates process into Canterbury Cathedral

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Video Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Matthew DaviesPosted Mar 21, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] The 38 primates and moderators of the Anglican Communion provinces process into Canterbury Cathedral for the enthronement service of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Justin Welby Enthronement, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Video: Anglican primates process into Canterbury Cathedral Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

Mothers’ Union celebrates 140th anniversary

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Mothers’ Union celebrates 140th anniversary Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican mission agency Mothers’ Union is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2016. Throughout the year it will hold a number of events to mark 14 decades of “faithful outreach to families of all faiths and none.”The Mothers’ Union was formed in 1876, when Mary Sumner brought together parents in her own Hampshire parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children. Since then it has grown to an organization of more than four million women – and men – in more than 80 countries of the world and continues to encourage parents in looking after children, not only physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset, the Mothers’ Union recognized that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.“Whilst the ways in which we operate to fulfill that need may be different from that of the world of the 19th century, our vision today is still of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships. This is the essence of our work,” the agency says on its website. “We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. We can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. This is our mission. It is what we aim to achieve.”“In the first book of Samuel he marks an unlooked for victory against the mighty Philistines by erecting a stone, naming it ‘Ebenezer’ – meaning ‘stone of help’ – as a permanent reminder of the leading and guidance of God: ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us,’” a spokesman said. “Over the past 140 years, Mothers’ Union has faced, and will continue to face, many challenges. Family life is under increasing pressure and the call on charitable resources is higher today than ever before. But we can look at how we are meeting these challenges and say, like Samuel, ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us.’”A special anniversary celebration service will be held at Winchester Cathedral, England, on Sept. 22 – where the Mothers’ Union was founded; and service resources are being made available to help local churches hold their own Mother Union anniversary services on Mothering Sunday (March 6), Lady Day (April 4), and Mary Sumner Day (August 9).The Mothers’ Union has also set itself a fundraising challenge of £1.4 million to support is work providing practical action to support 500,000 throughout the year.The Mothers’ Union is engaged in daily prayer for next week’s Primates Meeting. On its website, the agency says: “Whilst Mothers’ Union is an autonomous organisation, our close fellowship and shared mission in many parts of the world mean that the meeting of the Primates of the Communion which will be held in Canterbury, UK, 11 – 16 January, will be held in the hearts of all Mothers’ Unions around the world. Therefore, please join us in prayer as we pray daily for the Bishops and Archbishops attending the meeting.”The Mothers’ Union has published its own prayers as well as linking to the litany for the Primates Meeting prepared by the Anglican Communion secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By ACNS staffPosted Jan 5, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

Burundian Anglicans march against gender-based violence

first_img Posted Apr 11, 2017 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Gender Justice Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho led a delegation from the Anglican Church of Burundi in a public march of several hundred people last month, in a public demonstration against gender-based violence. Archbishop Martin was joined on the march by the Bishop of Rumonge Pedaculi Birakengana and members of both provincial and diocesan staff and many school children.Full article. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Burundian Anglicans march against gender-based violence Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Africa, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

El Seminario del Sudoeste facilita el camino a la capellanía…

first_img El Rdo. Nathan Ferrel, capellán de la reserva en la Armada de EE.UU. fue nombrado el 23 de abril de 2017. Foto de la Oficina del Obispo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales.[Episcopal News Service] Joshua Woods sintió su primer llamado mientras ministraba a los pacientes en fase terminal en Fort Walton Beach, Florida.Muchos pacientes eran veteranos de las Fuerzas Armadas y sus cónyuges. Mientras les administraba atención pastoral,  Woods, un capellán laico, se enteraba del impacto que habían tenido en sus vidas los capellanes militares.Fue entonces que Woods, que ahora tiene 34 años, se persuadió de que quería convertirse en capellán militar. Tal capellán es un miembro del clero que le ofrece orientación espiritual, consejería y servicios religiosos a una institución diferente a una parroquia, tal como puede ser una prisión, una universidad, un hospital o una rama de las fuerzas armadas.Pero el proceso para convertirse en capellán militar es particularmente arduo. Woods no conocía de ningún seminario que tuvieran una especialidad en capellanía militar, existen tantos requisitos, lo mismo de parte de la Iglesia como de las fuerzas armadas, que puede resultar un camino a seguir tedioso y frustrante.“Una de las razones por las cuales resultaba un camino largo y tortuoso para mí era porque lo estaba haciendo sin orientación”, dijo Woods, aunque él sí obtuvo ayuda del Rdo. Dave Scheider, capellán del Ejército durante 25 años y actualmente jubilado, que era profesor del Seminario del Sudoeste en Austin, Texas.Woods cursa ahora su cuarto año [de licenciatura en Teología] en ese seminario episcopal, pero  a los que vengan tras él debe resultarles más fácil. El 12 de septiembre, el Seminario del Sudoeste anunció que iniciaba una especialización en capellanía militar para su maestría en teología. Esa es la primera de este tipo entre los seminarios episcopales.El seminario no creó esta especialización de la nada, dijo Eric Scott, director de comunicaciones y mercadeo del seminario. Durante 15 años, el Seminario del Sudoeste ha sido el único seminario episcopal que ofrece un diploma de maestría acreditado en salud mental para estudiantes que han de graduarse de consejeros profesionales, explicó Scott. Es un diploma clínico, completamente separado del mundo religioso.El contraalmirante retirado Don Muchow (izquierda) y dos reclutadores militares durante el evento del 12 de septiembre en que se dio a conocer la nueva especialización en capellanía militar en el Seminario del Sudoeste en Austin, Texas. Foto del Seminario del Sudoeste.“Debido a estas clases de consejería, y porque gran parte de lo que los capellanes militares hacen en la práctica es atención de la salud mental, el lado pastoral, podemos ofrecer algunas clases electivas de esos temas específicos, tales como estas clases de consejería, para tratar el síndrome postraumático, la adicción y la recuperación —todas las cosas que sabemos que tienen que enfrentar los soldados”, dijo Scott.Los seminaristas que siguen la vía de la capellanía militar, tomarán los mismos cursos obligatorios de sus compañeros que hacen la maestría en teología, en tanto aprovechan sus cursos electivos para la especialización.También ayuda que el seminario se encuentra a menos de 160 kilómetros de tres de las mayores bases militares del país, donde los seminaristas pueden hacer las prácticas obligatorias en parroquias cercanas que apoyen a las fuerzas armadas y sus familias: Fort Hood, del Ejército de EE.UU. en Kileen, y las bases Lackland y Randolph  de la Fuerza Aérea.El Rvdmo. Carl Wright, obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales, visitó el campus de Austin cuando se anunció formalmente el programa. Él brinda supervisión eclesiástica a 130 capellanes militares episcopales que se encuentran en la nómina federal y le encantaría duplicar esa cifra si hubiera suficientes sacerdotes adiestrados y llamados a ese ministerio. Él ve el crecimiento de ministerios especializados como una tendencia en la Iglesia Episcopal.“La especialización militar de la Maestría en Teología es una innovación, y es la onda del futuro en nuestra Iglesia, porque siempre hemos sabido que todo el mundo no siente el llamado específicamente al ministerio parroquial”, dijo Wright, en recuerdo de su visita. Él encomia al Seminario del Sudoeste “no sólo por el reconocimiento de otros llamados, sino también por crear una vía para que nosotros los procuremos”.La Rda. Hope Benko, directora de reclutamiento, y el Rvdmo. Carl Wright, obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales, asistieron el 12 de septiembre al evento inaugural en el Seminario del Sudoeste. Foto del Seminario del Sudoeste.Estos seminaristas recibirán adiestramiento en prevención de suicidios, consejería de matrimonio y relaciones y ministrarán a los soldados con síndrome del estrés postraumático, problemas de adicción y otros tipos de crisis. El diploma también conlleva trabajo práctico en los hospitales de veteranos y otras instalaciones médicas.Hay escasez de capellanes episcopales en las fuerzas armadas, donde aquellos que no responden a creencias más conservadores se encuentran necesitados de orientación y consejería espirituales, dijo Scheider. Él supervisa tres de los programas graduados del seminario concebidos para laicos y clérigos en consejería, capellanía y formación espiritual. Scheider supervisará a los estudiantes de capellanía militar.“La competencia para ministrar a todo el mundo, en unidades que abarcan todo el espectro político y teológico, exige mucho. Es realmente difícil de hacer, y eso es lo que deseamos que se preparen para hacer”,  afirmó Scheider.Él quiere capellanes que entren en las fuerzas armadas equipados para dominar la cultura y las presiones políticas, tales como poder aconsejar a los jóvenes soldados, con frecuencia provenientes de las minorías, que se incorporan a los grados inferiores para salir de la pobreza. Los capellanes también deben ganarse el respeto de los oficiales de alto rango que tienden a ser más conservadores, dijo Scheider.Hay un aumento de las minorías sexuales en las fuerzas armadas, pero un decremento en el número de capellanes de denominaciones que son más tolerantes con sus creencias y estilos de vida, siguió diciendo. Durante la semana en que los capellanes no están dirigiendo oficios religiosos, aconsejan a personas que atraviesan por serios problemas y, si bien ellos no son oficialmente consejeros de salud mental, podrían ser los miembros más valiosos de la unidad.El Rdo. Dave Scheider, el Rvdmo. Carl Wright y el Rdo. David Peters, un ex alumno del Seminario del Sudoeste y capellán del Ejército de EE.UU., asistieron al evento del anuncio el 12 de septiembre en el seminario. Foto del Seminario del Sudoeste.“Todo lo que tienen que hacer es dirigirse a un capellán y decirle: ‘hola, dispone usted de un minuto’”, dijo Scheider, y el soldado puede esperar completa confidencialidad, incluso si hubiera un intento de suicidio. Los capellanes se consideran clérigos, no profesionales de la salud, y por tanto no están sujetos a las mismas excepciones a lo dictaminado por la Ley [federal] de Transferencia y Responsabilidad de Seguro Médico (HIPPA, por su sigla en inglés) como tampoco a las excepciones estatales, que exigen o permiten revelar serias e inminentes ideas de los pacientes de atentar contra sí mismos. Estas reglas, requisitos y excepciones, junto con la responsabilidad que conllevan, pueden ser complicadas, pero el objetivo es resguardar a la persona que busca ayuda, y brindar la suficiente confianza para lograrlo.“Los capellanes son en extremo prudentes para que los soldados sencillamente abran su corazón y no experimenten ningún resultado negativo [por ello]”, apuntó Scheider.En esta última década de servicio militar activo, Scheider se especializó en ayudar a parejas que habían tenido relaciones extramaritales, una porción de los cuales se casaban jóvenes para salir de los dormitorios militares y recibir beneficios. Él obtuvo diplomas adicionales de consejería y una licencia en terapia matrimonial y de familia para realizar mejor esa tarea.“Todas las parejas deben tener ese nivel de apoyo y no verse discriminadas, y nosotros somos una de las pocas denominaciones que alentamos a nuestros capellanes a ofrecer ese tipo de apoyo a parejas del mismo sexo”, dijo él.Sobre todo, Scheider y Woods coincidieron en que un capellán militar debe ser primero sacerdote y en segundo lugar militar. Es por eso que es tan importante una base firme en el seminario.Hasta ahora, no ha habido ninguna ruta específica dentro de un seminario episcopal para estudiantes que quieran prepararse para llegar a ser capellanes militares en lugar de servir en una parroquia. La Iglesia Episcopal sí tiene un programa para seminaristas que aspiren a convertirse en “candidatos a capellanes”. Entran en las reserva para adiestrase durante sus vacaciones de verano entre el tercer y cuarto años del seminario. Esos candidatos a capellanes continúan adiestrándose y ejercitándose como reservistas hasta que terminan su período obligatorio de experiencia parroquial (hasta dos años), según la Rda. Leslie Núñez Steffensen, canóniga del Obispo de las Fuerzas Armadas y Ministerios Federales.Los seminaristas o clérigos interesados deben entrar en el proceso de reclutamiento de capellanes militares de EE.UU. y, en un determinado momento, recibir el llamado respaldo eclesiástico de su denominación.El Rdo. Todd Delaney, capellán de las Fuerzas Armadas de EE UU, desempeñando sus deberes no importa donde esté destacado. Foto de la Oficina del Obispo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales.Algunas personas estuvieron primero en las fuerzas armadas, y luego se fueron para ser ordenadas y hacer su adiestramiento de capellanía en un seminario. Otros se hicieron primero sacerdotes, y después ingresaron en las fuerzas armadas. El Ejército de EE.UU., por ejemplo, resalta tres de los principales requisitos: recibir un respaldo eclesiástico, obtener una licenciatura y ser un estudiante graduado de curso regular en un seminario o escuela de teología.En el caso de Woods, él tuvo que descubrir primero que quería ser episcopal. Anteriormente, había trabajado como capellán laico y pastor auxiliar en una iglesia no denominacional.  Antes de eso, había obtenido una maestría en estudios teológicos de la Universidad de Vanderbilt, y eso fue conforme a la doctrina de la Iglesia de su infancia, las Asambleas de Dios. Pero, en la medida en que maduraba, Woods fue encontrando restrictiva esa denominación, y le encanta la apertura al cuestionamiento y el carácter inclusivo de la Iglesia Episcopal.Se convenció, en su primera visita a una iglesia episcopal —San Simón del Canal [St. Simon’s on the Sound] en Fort Walton Beach—, cuando vio, en el estacionamiento, durante la elección presidencial de Obama-Romney, casi igual número de pegatinas de parachoques republicanas y demócratas.Los capellanes deben sentirse cómodos con la diversidad y el multiculturalismo para hacer un buen trabajo en las fuerzas armadas, dijo Scheider. Esa misma clase de acogida, de espíritu de aceptación, es lo primero que atrajo a Woods a la Iglesia Episcopal, y porque los militares necesitan más capellanes episcopales con una base firme en ambos mundos, afirman él y Woods.“En las fuerzas armadas, serás sacerdote o pastor para algunos, pero serás capellán para todos”, dijo Woods. “Todos los que atiendo no serán episcopales. Necesitaré  un juego de herramientas diferente para atender a todas las otras personas con diferentes tipos de creencias”.— Amy Sowder es corresponsal especial de Episcopal News Service y escritora y redactora independiente radicada en Brooklyn, NY. Pueden dirigirse a ella en [email protected] David Paulsen, redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service, colaboró en este artículo. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Presiding Bishop video: We must make our country safe because…

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