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Catechism

What Is Prayer?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

All religions, except some forms of Buddhism, recommend prayer. From the Latin precare, which means to beg, prayer is just that: begging, pleading, imploring a God, or some other otherworldly figure, such as a saint.

20 Ways To Think About God

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Humanity as a whole has never ever agreed about Who or What or Whether God is.

Making Gay Okay at the Vatican Synod

Dr. Anne Hendershott | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Dr. Anne Hendershott

No one -- including Catholic leaders -- want to return to the days when homosexuals were feared and stigmatized. It was a time when homosexuality was viewed as a problem so profound that it affected the total personality.

A Cancer Catechism

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremiah Horrigan

(Catechism: "A set of questions designed to determine knowledge.") What has cancer taught you? Nothing. What has cancer reminded you of? All t...

What Does Hanukkah Mean to my Autistic Son?

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

This year, "eight days" has personal resonance. During the ordeal of hurricane Sandy six weeks ago, we lost power for eight days. It was inky black beyond the fire's glow. I finally understood, on a visceral level, why for millennia, people stared down darkness with celebrations of light.

Controversy Remains After Priest's Confession Of Sexual Indiscretion During Exorcism

Roger Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Bianchini

As the Catholic blogosphere exploded with theories and accusations against the priest, Euteneuer broke the official silence with an admission of moral failing during his performance of an exorcism.