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Not a day goes by without reading a news account or editorial piece in which the author is outraged and shocked by the brutality of ISIS, the mass murdering jihadists who seek to establish a ...
by Haldon Richardson
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 07:53 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Andrew M. Greeley (February 5, 1928 to May 29, 2013) was a progressive Catholic priest and sociologist. He was of Irish decent and resided in Chicago. He was a sports nut who cheered for the Chicago ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Kudos to my wife for finding this one. Want fries with your communion wafers? Link to FOX News article . Quoting from the opening of the article: As church attendance falls, one group believes ...
by Village Vet
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 02:13 AM PST with 14 Recommends
You may recall that last month, I angrily attacked Cardinal Raymond Burke for unbelievably offensive comments he made about homosexuality. I used strong, colorful language, because I was extremely ...
by leftprogressive
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Well, here is a new one. A teacher took some time off because she was going for in vitro fertilization treatment. However, she was teaching in a Catholic school, and the Catholic Church is against ...
by varii
Comment Count 129 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 09:45 AM PST with 103 Recommends
It's been in the news. Now it has been confirmed. As of this past weekend, Raymond Leo Burke, America's highest-ranking cardinal ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 250 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 09:23 AM PST with 394 Recommends
The expression “love of God” is ambiguous: it can refer to God’s love of man or to man’s love of God. The expression “fear of God,” therefore, suffers from the same ambiguity, but not ...
by disinterested spectator
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 04:36 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Yep, they have gone there Activists and human rights groups have lashed out at the Catholic Church's failure to open its doors to gay people, but praised Pope Francis for getting bishops to ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 57 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2014 at 09:49 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
A few days ago there was there was a flurry of excitement over a preliminary draft of a report from the RCC synod of family life. The people who think that Pope Francis is some kind of revolutionary ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 143 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 04:22 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Much has been written that the Vatican was changing its approach to homosexual persons at its Synod meeting. Some conservative bishops expressed displeasure with this new tone. Now, The Vatican ...
by varii
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Having read the entire “ Relatio Post Disceptationem ,” I am struck by its embrace of, rather than its rejection of, the Catholic tradition. It is a tradition that has shown incredible ...
by Glenn Melancon
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 06:45 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
The kind of people who get very excited about Pope Francis and his occasional promising soundbites had a new reason to be excited today, via this diary: Vatican Shake Up on Gay Issues Well, ...
by SantaFeMarie
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 04:35 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Nicole Winfield , of the Associated Press reports Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts to Offer Church,
by HoundDog
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 07:58 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
If you had any hope that the Catholic Church's "Synod on the Family" would do any good, this will probably dash it. Cardinal Raymond Burke was giving an interview to the religious right extremist ...
by leftprogressive
Comment Count 219 comments on Sat Oct 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDT with 186 Recommends
A few days ago, a Satanic Temple in Oklahoma held their controversial Black Mass, which mocks the Catholic Church. The reaction from conservatives has proven that free speech is a one-way street, ...
by leftprogressive
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 02:48 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The history of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland is a tale of scandal after scandal. The stories of abuse of young women in the Magdalene Laundries , the more recent stories of child ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 05:23 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 80 comments on Sat Sep 20, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
The hierarchy of the Catholic Church has never been very friendly toward LGBT folks, to put it very mildly. They have been extremely hostile with regard to our relationships and our marriages. Now,
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 87 comments on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 01:53 PM PDT with 138 Recommends
On Friday, a former Catholic Priest was found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic. Apparently, the same priest also has a former conviction of child ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
Gabriele Kuby is an ostensible sociologist from Germany. I say "ostensible" because of what she has said in this interview with Catholic World Report. Also of interest is what NOM has had to say ...
by leftprogressive
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 01:34 PM PDT with 14 Recommends