Faith Briefs for Oct. 8

CDA meeting Monday

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be having their meeting on Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. There are many activities to be involved in. CDA Sunday Mass is 10 a.m. Oct. 17. Gummi bears will be available for a free will offering at all three Masses to help promote Habitat for Humanity. Masks and social distancing are up to each individual.

Woman arrested on arson charge in fire at Montgomery church

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman was arrested on a charge of starting a fire that did $25,000 worth of damage to the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, court records showed Monday.

Xiaoquin Yan, 27, was charged with second-degree arson and jailed with bond set at $30,000. Court records didn’t show whether the woman, who has addresses in both Montgomery and Auburn, had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

Yan fit the description of a person shown on video starting the fires, according to a sworn statement by an investigator. It did not state whether additional evidence played a role in the arrest.

SC’s first female Episcopal bishop ordained

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first female bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has been ordained in Charleston.

WCIV-TV reports that Rev. Ruth Morse Woodliff-Stanley was ordained and consecrated as bishop on Saturday. She is the first woman to hold the position.

She will lead 31 churches in the Eastern half of South Carolina as bishop, representing over 7,500 members.

Woodliff-Stanley was raised and ordained in Mississippi. She previously served the Episcopal church in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York and was vice president of a church building fund.


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