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Think God Doesn't Love You? Please, Think Again.

Ethan Falleur | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Ethan Falleur

In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my ...

Diane Silver "Sacrament" at Coagula Curatorial, Abstracting Religion Down to the Bones

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.22.2016 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Using a limited palate with plaster, bone, wax, ink and hemp, Silver moves herself and the viewer through the Seven Sacraments in a meditative series of large scale canvases.

Gay Wedding

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

You are also committing yourselves to staring at petunias and trees with all encompassing love and compassion, and dancing daily whether you hear drumbeats or internal songs of joy.

How An Unexpected Encounter Turned Around My Lonely Mother's Day Weekend

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

The mariachis played horns and guitars in the midst of a large configuration of tables with pink and white balloons floating above. I tried to discern the occasion. Wedding? Baby shower?

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

A Frank Letter to a Conservative Priest About, Well, You Know What

Michael Pettinger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Pettinger

When you treat LGBTQ Catholics as "secular society" rather than as your brothers and sisters in Christ, you poison the sources of grace for them. For that matter, when you treat LGBTQ non-Catholics as a particular species of sinner rather than as images of God like yourself, you have broken the Great Commandment.

On Bodies, The Eucharist, and Skydiving

Broderick Greer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Broderick Greer

The next time you receive the Eucharist, try erasing the memory of its flavor from your taste buds. The next time you receive Christ's fragmented body in your hands, try forgetting the sensation of Jesus on your skin.

Pentecost: the Salvific Mission of the Church Begins

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Celebrated on the Seventh Sunday (50 days) after Pascha and 10 days after the Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost -- also referred to as Trinity Sunday -- marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on about 120 disciples.

My Year As A Pro-Gay 'Orthodox' Heretic

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

My views on gay marriage are at odds with the consensus of my bishops. Speaking out on this issue has probably done irreparable damage to my career.

Is All Marriage Sacramental?

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Marriage is pretty much a universal phenomenon across cultures, and existed before the Christian Church did. In fact, the early church merely blessed marriages that were conducted by the state.

Traditional Marriage and the Straw-Horse Argument

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Minogue

"If we change traditional marriage, it's a slippery slope," said the man at the table next to me. "Soon we'll have people marrying animals." I'm not aware of any man-horse association that's lobbying Congress or state governments to allow bestiality.