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Sins of the Fathers

Kerry Walters | Posted 02.01.2017 | Religion
Kerry Walters

Watching Spotlight brought back all the shame, anger, and grief that seared me fourteen years ago when the scandal first broke. The sexual exploitation of children is horrible enough. But that the predators were priests was a body blow no one saw coming.

Pope Francis and the Rebranding of Catholicism

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.02.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

As a Catholic who observed closely the resignation of the emeritus pope and elevation of Jorge Bergoglio, in March of 2013, with hope and some suspicion, I find myself vexed by the profuse adulation Pope Francis I received during his visit to the United States.

What I Hope We Learn From the Pope: A 30-Something's Reflection on Catholicism

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion
Kristy L. Moore

My generation of Catholics has seen a lot of decline. The memories I have of a neighborhood bursting at the seams with Catholic parishes, participating parishioners, priests, nuns, students, service groups and athletic teams seems like a distant dream.

#PopeInUS Finding Common Ground With Pope Francis

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Pope Francis is clearly a religious leader who sees the values in unity over conflict. We should welcome that as we welcome him to the United States.

A Pope for All People?

David Moore | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
David Moore

Indigenous peoples throughout the Americas know Junipero Serra's legacy, but Californians know it best, and many would like to know what the devil is going on. I truly want this Pope to have moral authority.

Welcoming the Stranger With Executive Action

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.

'Mass Mobs' Are Taking Over Detroit's Catholic Churches

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion

It’s a plan with mass appeal. With all the fervor of a typical “flash mob,” faithful Catholics in Michigan are joining "Mass Mobs" to fill th...

Stumbling Toward a Just Peace

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Without question, the complexities we face now are even more difficult to navigate from what those seeking peace during the Cold War encountered. Can "Just Peace" be a model for addressing the messy conflict in Syria and Iraq, which involves the terrorist group ISIS?

Abortion: Whose Religious Beliefs Should Prevail?

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

The highly politicized pro-choice/anti-choice dispute is usually fought on the battleground of religion, though not religions agree on it. It involves complex moral and personal questions that are framed by some religions as theological.

How a Conservative Catholic Girl Became a Producer on a Gay Web Series

Kit Williamson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kit Williamson

I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.

Dehumanizing the Poor for Fun and Profit

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The average net worth of the 41 GOP senators who opposed the first minimum wage increase in half a decade is $6.26 million.

8 Ways Pope Francis Is Changing the Conversation

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Pope Francis is being celebrated for his ability to change the conversation of the Roman Catholic Church. His communication skills coupled with the stature of the papacy have brought a new tone to discourse within the church and captivated those of us outside that communion.

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

Is the Pope Christian? Fr. Roy Bourgeois Writes to the the Pope

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Today, excommunicated and defrocked Roman Catholic Maryknoll priest and peace activist Roy Bourgeois, published an open letter to Pope Francis I. In ...

The Bible Passages Of John F. Kennedy

Posted 11.22.2013 | Religion

Three days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, on November 25th, 1963, the official funeral service for the slain President was held at St. Ma...

Time to Come Out as People of Faith for Marriage Equality

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Most Christians once opposed the fight for equality for gays and lesbians. Today many Christians and other people of faith are at the forefront of the fight to end discrimination against the gay and lesbian community -- even working to support marriage equality.

Theism, Deism, Atheism, Poetry and Divine Comedy: Not Black and White

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Where does the pontiff get off advising atheists on conscience? Why would atheists, who have only conscience itself and not a sin-tallying Creator in the heavens to keep them in line care in the least, about advice from the rich and powerful Oz in a mitre?

Nuns on Tractors Can Bring a More Sustainable World

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Keith Runyon

Nuns on tractors? Sounds a bit odd, but if a creative group of Roman Catholic sisters in Kentucky and neighboring states have their way, they and other religious orders can take leading roles in the world's growing movement for sustainable agriculture.

The Day Cardinal Dolan Hugged A Gay Man: Me

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As the Cardinal entered his office, I rose and we embraced each other in what could best be described as a bear hug! The Cardinal then turned to me and said, "You are most welcome here." Do you know what is radical about that statement?

BREAKING: We Found the Pope's Letter of Resignation

Blake Henderson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

This is my letter of resignation. To be honest, I really don't know about the whole protocol over retirement for a guy like me. It turns out I am the first quitter in about 700 years in this neck of the woods. Mamma mia!

The U.S. Empire and Modern Day Christian Martyrs

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.27.2013 | Home
Dan Kovalik

It is the U.S. which, since 1962, has cultivated the very death squads which haunt the Church of the poor in Latin America, and specifically in Colombia.

How I Pray

Virginia Bell | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

For years, I prided myself on being an atheist and had no interest in god or religion. Back then, the word "spirituality" wasn't part of our everyday vernacular. But all that changed during the 1970s when spirituality became a buzz word.

Andrew Burmon

Time To Visit The Vatican?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

After the Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's decision to abdicate as the head of the Catholic Church on Monday, front-page headlines across the wor...

Vatican Applauds Palestinian State Vote, Eyes Jerusalem

By Philip Pullella | Posted 11.29.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican hailed the United Nations' implicit recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guarantee...

Who Are The American Catholic Saints

Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion

Saints Kateri Tekakwitha and Marianne Cope join 10 other American Catholic Saints when canonized at the Vatican on Oct. 21, 2012. See All The Amer...