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Progressives vs. Conservatives: The War over Catholic Doctrine

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Phillip Martin

Whoever succeeds Pope Benedict faces challenges that will impact Catholics everywhere, but will the choice have any impact on Catholic doctrine, which many believe is suspended somewhere between the Council of Trent counter-reformation and Vatican II.

An End to War Vs. the Animal Instinct to Survive

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Large scale violence happens for the same reason that most violence does. When we are threatened, we often protect ourselves with physical force. It's instinctive.

James Carroll: The Catholic Church Has To Be Rescued From Catholic Fundamentalism

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ian Masters

James Carroll, writer and former Catholic priest, put the Church's recent scandals into context, offering an interpretation that is both critical and optimistic.

Court Rejects Drew Peterson's Bid To Retain Control Of Slain Wife's Estate

Joliet Herald News | Joe Hosey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The appellate court shot down Drew Peterson's bid to keep his uncle in control of his slain third wife's finances. Peterson's legal team appealed a W...

Prop 8: Preying on California

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

The church poking its nose into politics has too long been too pervasive and too powerful in Bush's America.