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Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot keep Trottie from such grace and love. Why is this so difficult to believe?

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

I'll Take You to the Moon and Back

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Let's talk about another prominent American hero who had a love for God... Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. July 21, 2014 marked the 45th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. Aldrin did something very special when he and Armstrong landed the lunar module on the moon.

Deeper Love

Jim Burklo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Jim Burklo

For deeper love we spread the bread I won't be full till all are fed Till every soul has home and bed The rest of us can't move ahead For ...

Vatican Spokesman Says Pope Francis' Phone Calls Not To Be Considered Source Of Church Teaching

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis's habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lomba...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary Is Subversive

Jeremy John | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Jeremy John

Lent is an extraordinary time to establish our joys in the everyday. We give those things up so we can focus on the ordinary and make our lives more consistent with our Gospel call to love ourselves and what we do. Falling in love with the ordinary is subversive.

Gay Heart Attack Patient Refused Last Rites By Catholic Priest?

Posted 02.23.2014 | Religion

Lifelong Catholic Ronald Plishka wasn't sure that he that he would survive when an ambulance brought him to the emergency room of Washington, D.C.'s W...

Vatican Disapproves Of German Challenge To Divorce Rule

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.10.2013 | Divorce

VATICAN CITY -- VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican put a German diocese on notice Tuesday that it disapproves of its challenge to church teaching on wh...

Online Communion Sparks Questions for Digital Age

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Is it crazy to discuss conducting this most historic act of faithfulness through a mediated form that is foreign to our historic understanding?

On Holy Meals and Leftovers

Rev. Joanna Harader | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Joanna Harader

If Jesus instituted the meal on the most stressful night of his life with his betrayer there grabbing at the bread, I suppose we are allowed to eat the meal under less than ideal circumstances, passing the bread and cup to people we are, frankly, not quite sure about.

Hi-Tech Unites the World's Sikhs in Daily Communion

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

The forces of cyberspace have come together at their own pace, on their own will, to bring together as a single, united community every day and at every moment of each day, to listen to the magical sounds and words -- of song and poetry -- emanating from Amritsar.

Church Celebrates Marriage Equality With Awesome Rainbow Communion Bread

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion

On May 14, Minnesota became the 12th state to sign gay marriage into law as Governor Mark Dayton signed its marriage equality bill and said "life, lib...

New Year, New Values, New Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This year, may we discover and embrace our own purpose, passion and power. May we accept our responsibility and our personal rule. May we take our ideas and our skills and use them to create a viable, safe, sustainable and sane world for us all.

A Post-Christian Hindu Yogi In Communion

Chris Fici | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

Returning to communion for me is a chance to reclaim a part of my spiritual identity, to fully form and own an understanding of my development as a seeker and servant of God.

Why And How Christians Should Stop Being Jerks About Politics

Rev. Joanna Harader | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion
Rev. Joanna Harader

In the midst of the wall-building that is going on all around, those of us who claim to be followers of Christ should be about the divine work of reconciling people, of tearing down the walls of hostility.

Magic and Every Kingdom: Conversations With Smash Mouth's Steve Harwell and Communion Artist Ben Howard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"A lot of people don't expect it. We've done it in the past and it's never really been 'accepted' but I think this year, we're going to get a shot with that song, and if not that one, I think 'Better With Time.'"

Father 'No Communion For You!' Fired For One Reason Or Another

John Shore | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
John Shore

The announcement letter from the Washington archdiocese said that Guarnizo was placed on leave for "engaging in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry."

Priest Who Denied Communion To Lesbian Withdrawn For 'Intimidating Behavior'

Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion

Rev. Marcel Guarnizo, the priest who denied a lesbian woman communion at her mother's funeral, has been withdrawn and placed on administrative leave.*...

Lesbian Denied Communion At Mom's Funeral: 'The Worst Experience On The Worst Day' Of My Life

Posted 03.02.2012 | Gay Voices

A Maryland lesbian who was denied Communion by a Catholic priest while attending her mother's funeral is speaking out about her experience. CNN's ...

Father 'No Communion For You!' Not The Whole Story

John Shore | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
John Shore

You've likely heard the story of Barbara Johnson, who was denied holy communion by the priest officiating at the funeral of her beloved mother. But that priest is the sole villainous Catholic in a story starring a great many heroes.

Lee Speigel

'Communion' Author Describes Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.07.2011 | Weird News

Is there more than one physical universe? Why is Earth's climate changing so suddenly? At what point will intelligent machines pose a threat to the me...

World Youth Day: Seeking Jesus On The Crowded Streets Of Madrid

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

The energy of over a million pilgrims seeking Jesus is palpable here, as is the joyful encounter with Christ that is taking place at huge events like this outdoor liturgy.

Bearing God: Advent from the Eyes of a Pregnant Pastor

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

There was that morning I will never forget, when I stood in the sweet sanctuary. I was at the table before the bread and the wine, saying those ancient Words of Institution, when my belly began shifting around with those smooth oceanic movements.

Eating in Church

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

I grew up in a very faithful household -- my father was an Episcopal priest and I was devoutly devout, an altar boy from age six and happy for it.

Gays Protest Church's Refusal To Give Communion To Gay Man

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Hundreds of worshipers walked out of a Catholic mass in Holland in protest at the practice of denying communion to open homosexuals, according to repo...