I do not doubt in the least that Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops take their task with the utmost seriousness and compassion. But, ethics are informed by experience and, as such, their ethics will remain fatally flawed and their conclusions fatally unjust.
Savita's death serves as the most raw of reminders that the global war against women's fundamental human rights rages on. And even though our country spoke loudly for women's rights on election day, that war does rage on right here at home.
The film is about how Juan Pablo's faith gave him the strength to conquer cancer.
Perhaps my pondering on repentance during September led me to think of the sins that I've committed during the past year. I started wondering, could the Seven Deadly Sins could be reframed into something more positive?
The science of evolution poses some thorny problems for Roman Catholic tradition. But a new book gives me hope the topic will be more deeply explored by Catholic theologians (and publishers) in the future.
But for Buddhism, I could not be Catholic today. When I left Catholicism my sense of independence and self-sufficiency was too strong to accommodate a personal relationship with, or recognition of my dependence on, God.
They had never met each other and had little idea beyond fragments of stereotypes of each other's faith. But a panel, "Catholic/Mormon Dialogue on Women's Ordination," brought them together.
The modern era has seen a lot of good men come to the Vatican wanting to inspire the world toward more faith, more observance and more good works, as Christ's vicar on earth. What is it, then, that spoils their good intentions?
Imagine my surprise when for the first time in 14 years the Mormon Church appears to have sat out the five anti-gay marriage elections this year.
I have been with my husband for 16 years, but married only for seven. Those seven years are the same time span it took the Constitutional Court to declare gay marriage constitutional, thereby invalidating the right wing's many demands to ban it.
The positions President Obama and Governor Romney took on the Women's Amendment is indicative of their social, economic, and political values. Here are facts behind the mandate to inform your vote.
In the next few days, hundreds of thousands of my fellow Catholics will vote for Mitt Romney with the belief that he is a pro-life leader who will work to end abortion. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The fundamental error in defining a vote as Catholic is that it assumes that I have only one identity that governs my thought process and that determines my behavior.
Dear Catholics: If marriage is on the ballot in your state, chances are you've received a "personal appeal" from your bishop. Marriage equality, the letter says, doesn't reflect the church's concept of family. My letter to you makes a different personal appeal.
According to Bishop Ricken, marriages like mine are thoroughly evil "by [their] very nature," and anyone who either marries a person of the same gender or supports their fellow citizens' right to do so is ipso facto a very bad person.
Ann Coulter is just one of many. Her use of the word "retard" in recent diatribes against President Obama only echoes a prevalent notion that comparing someone to the mentally handicapped is a clever put-down.