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Monday, March 7, 2005

Liberal bishop's Republican advisor.

The Episcopal bishop of eastern Massachusetts, Tom Shaw, is featured once again in the Globe:

Five years after Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, attached an intern's badge to his own monastic robes and apprenticed himself to [Amory Houghton Jr,] the New York State representative, Houghton is returning the gesture. After leaving Congress in January, Houghton traded his spacious office on Capitol Hill for a narrow, windowless chamber next to Shaw's and is devoting this phase of his retirement to volunteering for the Episcopal Church.

The arrangement reflects a longstanding friendship between the liberal bishop and the GOP politician, who share an interest in putting the values of their Christian faith into action in the secular arena.

("The Apprentice in a Public Ministry," Michael Paulson, Boston Globe 3.7.05)

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 7 March 2005 at 8:30 AM

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March 7, 2005 05:48 PM | Permalink for this comment

CC tried to hire an entertainer for her wedding reception only to find that he was already booked for Amo Houghton's wife's 80th birthday party.


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