The postmodern intellectual is also more closely associated with business and sales than in the past. Today, everyone markets themselves and everything is a business. Even academic institutions resemble business institutions.
For those of us outside the institutional Church, who nevertheless hope for it to grow out of the era of scandal and focus on its great good works, Francis is fast becoming a beacon of hope.
Where to go when in search of a LGBTQ-friendly higher power? Believe it or not, they are out there, but you have to know where to look, and how to peel away layer upon layer of spin doctoring to get to the fundamental truths.
Stretching back to the Apostle Peter, the papacy has been a near constant superpower that has outlived empires, survived world wars and shaped western history perhaps more than any other office. An incredible list of men have held the highest position of the Catholic church.
This work is a 343 page offering that with a flick of a switch floods light onto the dark side of the sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.
he abashed cardinal attributed his mischievous deed to "too many spaghetti Westerns." As penance, he is required to give up both spaghetti and Westerns.
You've seen it in pictures. You've read about it in clever, witty blogs. But you can't fully appreciate the majesty of human endeavor until you see the Colosseum through your own eyes. Avanti!
He and his Church are not exactly the problem, and even less the solution. A hypothetical acceptance of same-sex marriage by the Roman Catholic Church will fail to provide what same-sex lovers need from spiritual leaders.
As a gay dad, and a professional, I thought it would be fitting to send a note of congratulations. Our note includes a suggested four point plan based on the principles that I have used with my sons, and that they have found effective.
While bankers, lawyers and religious people all turned towards the big screen, this man was left alone with his child. I don't know what he was thinking. I don''t care.
Why did Pope Francis, as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, rail against gays in such a bigoted way after he was unsuccessful in getting support for civil unions in Argentina? Because one doesn't become pope by doing otherwise.
Just as some people believe that "size is everything," there are certain audiences who assume that the bigger and flashier the production placed before them, the greater its artistic value. Unfortunately, such is not always the case.
When the new pope supports the freedom and equality of all people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and when he shows the world that he has the courage to expose and prosecute every child-raping priest in the Catholic Church, I'll have some respect for him.
Teaming is not only an important skill for Christian leaders and workers; it is fast becoming the skill of the age.
I am not a good Catholic. I have not been to confession for over 20 years. I don't go to mass and I don't give money to the church. More importantly,...