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How Do You Approach Sex in Fiction?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

I am well aware that any depiction of human relationships in a novel cannot ignore the fact that sex, however described or disguised, is a primal motivating condition of our existence. Indeed, even if the act itself is not referred to in action or description, it is always there, however coded, and can't be ignored by reader or writer.

Gay Man Abandoned Wife and Two Kids -- See How the Wife Responded (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-14-20140312RosaManriquezIFD.jpgImagine you have a husband, two infant girls, a house, and a marriage. Then your husband abandons you because he's gay. That's what happened to Rosa Manriquez.

Spiritual and Religious

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.

Unjust Immigration Laws Call for Humane, Family First Approach

Very Rev. John Edmunds, ST | Posted 12.01.2013 | Religion
Very Rev. John Edmunds, ST

Pulling daughters and sons from the arms of their mothers and fathers is not an American value. As a nation we are at our best when we exhibit the virtues of humility, compassion, and hospitality rather than slip into the vices of arrogance and possessiveness.

This Is What The (Former) Pope Had To Say About Art

ARTINFO | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Yesterday, the Roman Catholic Church and its followers around the world were surprised to learn of Pope Benedict XVI's plan to resign at the end of th...

Catholic Dorms Debuting At Non-Religious Universities

Posted 01.07.2013 | College

Two secular universities will offer dorms specifically for Catholic students in 2013's fall semester. Florida Institute of Technology, a private re...

Nuns of America Unite

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With each new discovery proving a Biblical assertion wrong, the Church retreats to the safety of errors in interpretation or dismissing the discrepancy as unimportant. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.

Why I Got Naked and Jumped Into the Ocean Before My Wedding

Jessica Langer-Sousa | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Jessica Langer-Sousa

Planning a marriage between an observant Jew and a devout Catholic is a delicious brew for controversy. Nonetheless, our interfaith wedding was only two weeks away and I wanted to do something spiritual to mark my upcoming marriage to the man that I loved.

Marriage Equality and the Catholic Bishops

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The most vehement opponent of marriage equality in New York was the Catholic Church. That the leaders of the Church take this position is certainly their right, but it is a sorry testament to their understanding of their Church's own history in this nation.

Project Conversion: 12 Faiths In 12 Months

Rothwell Polk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

"I am giving myself as fully as possible to their practices, beliefs, rituals and culture. ... I have to digest material in 30 days that would take a normal devotee a lifetime."

New York Review Of Books: Newman's Saga With The Catholic Church

The New York Review of Books | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stealing Newman" By Gary Wills Pope Benedict XVI is the best-dressed liar in the world. And in England he presided over the best set-designed lie i...

Vatican Library Reopens After 3-Year Restoration

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's Apostolic Library is reopening to scholars following a three-year, euro9-million ($11.5- million) renovation to ins...

U Of I Reviewing Firing Of Lecturer Who Said Homosexuality Was 'Morally Wrong'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Illinois is now reviewing their firing of a professor who was removed after telling his class why the Catholic church believes that ...

Vatican Makes Peace With The Beatles, John Lennon's Jesus Comment

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has finally made peace with the Beatles, saying their drug use, "dissolute" lives and even the claim that the band wa...

Pope Implicated In Cover-Up Of Wisconsin Sex Abuse Case

Huffington Post / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As a cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials did not punish or even hold a trial within the Catholic church for a Wisconsin priest who...

Health Care Overhaul Fight Exposes Catholic Rift

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

An unusual public split between U.S. Roman Catholic bishops, nuns and hospitals over abortion in the health care overhaul could undermine the church h...

Janine Denomme, Woman Ordained As Catholic Priest, Denied Catholic Burial By Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman who devoted her life to the Catholic Church and advocated that the church accept women as priests died Monday, and now the church will...

Pope Writes Open Letter In Attempt To Quell Paedophile Row

The Guardian | Riazat Butt and Kate Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The pope attempted to defuse growing anger in the Irish Republic over the sex abuse scandal today by urging people to read an open letter on the crisi...

Catholics Dominate Illinois Governor's Race

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those running for Illinois governor have their share of differences, but religion is not really one of them....

New Saints: Pope Benedict Canonized Five New Saints

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — A 19th-century priest whose courageous work with leprosy patients in Hawaii has been likened to the efforts of those battling the...