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Pope Francis: Man of the Year and a Sign of Some Hope

Matthew Fox | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Such a story is raising hope among activists and progressive Catholics, many of whom have left the church behind but still recognize its potential power as a source for good in many parts of the world.

Secret Societies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

There is the Hemlock Society which is devoted to suicide and The Eulenspiegel Society whose members gather to express sadomasochistic desires. Perhap...

The Dark Legacy Of Pope Benedict XVI

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Matthew Fox

As a Christian, I witness his legacy, and that of his predecessor, with profoundly mixed feelings: outrage over the crimes committed against the people of God, and relief that the masks covering the corruption of the papacy have at last been removed.

With Pope Benedict's Resignation, It's Time To Move From Religion To Spirituality

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Matthew Fox

The lack of conscience in the yes-men Benedict and Pope John Paul II appointed to positions of decision-making means that Catholics should not be holding their breath expecting the Holy Spirit to elect a decent leader. The church as we know it is finished and that is a blessing in itself.

Cordileone's Installation: An Ominous Day for San Francisco

Matthew Fox | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Cardileone's ardent support and fundraising for Proposition 8 is only the tip of the iceberg. The Pope's deliberate appointment of this homophobic Opus Dei bishop is not just an insult to San Francisco and its citizens and its values: It is an ultimate act in cynicism.

Does Gay Marriage Really Enslave Poor Women?

James Peron | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Michael Cook concludes, based on a survey that is "far from scientific, let alone comprehensive," that "poor women... will be recruited to service gay couples." With no actual statistics, but with his wonky survey, he is ready to pronounce moral judgment and point a bony Puritanical finger at gay men.

Vatican Gets Fox Media Adviser

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 08.23.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has brought in the Fox News correspondent in Rome to help improve its communications strategy as it tries to cope with yea...

A Pennsylvanian's Guide to the Rick Santorum You Don't Know

Will Bunch | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

You could say that Rick Santorum is just another politician. But that would be giving him too much credit.

Madonna And The Work Of God

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

The coupling of Madonna and Opus Dei is an intriguing one that brings two seemingly irreconcilable public perceptions into stark juxtaposition. But our public perceptions are only part of the story.

Opus Dei Followers Accused Of Forcing Disciple To Work Decade Without Pay

AP | MASHA MACPHERSON | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

PARIS — Two Opus Dei followers and an association closely linked to the conservative Roman Catholic group went on trial Thursday, accused of for...

Son of a Salesman: Dougray Scott on There Be Dragons

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

In There Be Dragons Scottish actor Dougray Scott plays a Spanish-born journalist named Robert Torres who's writing a book about the real life priest Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like St. Josemaria?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

"There Be Dragons," is an epic period piece set during the Spanish Civil War that tells part of Escriva's back story. But instead of focusing on the would-be saint, the film casts him in a supporting role.

Finding God In The Ordinary

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

How does one find God in the everyday situations of life? How do we find God in the everyday things that we do, or can we? Is God present in everything or only in those things that we would traditionally call holy?

Agnostic Filmmaker Explores Faith in 'There Be Dragons'

Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) British film director Roland Joffe calls himself a "wobbly agnostic." But in his Oscar-winning 1986 film ...

Madonna And Opus Dei?

The Daily Mirror | Tom Bryant | Posted 06.17.2011 | Religion

For the past 15 years, she has been Kabbalah’s most high profile and dedicated follower. But now Madonna has apparently ditched the controversial...