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Douthat and the Desire for an Unchanging Church

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.02.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat's critique of the direction of Catholicism under Pope Francis has recently come under attack from some prominent American Catholic theologians.

As the Catholic Synod on the Family Ends...

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Stan Chu Ilo

The Catholic Synod on the family ends this week with many unanswered questions on how the church is going to meet the challenges facing families today.

Died, Passed Away or Passed

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Exactly when did the change in terminology occur, what was the reason for the change, is it helpful for the family of the deceased, and what are the theological implications of using "passed away" or "passed" instead of "died"? I decided to explore the matter.

Dadmissions: A Jewish Dad's Daughter Is Welcomed Into the Church

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It's no secret we have a mixed marriage of cultures and religion in our home. My wife and I have always vowed to let the kids believe what they want and when they want.

Why I Regret The Religious Lessons I Did (And Didn't) Teach My Kids

Lisa McElroy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

It's just not right that my kids go forth in this world without having experienced the kind of celebration at the center of religious observance that is so much a part of most people's life experience.