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Intense Beginnings

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Transitions prompt anxiety. Combinations of transitions can be simply overwhelming. Imagine what it must have been for the Israelites about to enter the land, the community they have created together barely coalescing.

The Irony of Religious Celibacy

Peggy Payne | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Poet John Donne famously recognized the similarity of sexual and religious ecstasy. Born Catholic, he became an Anglican priest and the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as a poet both bawdy and religious.

Kidnapped Polish Priest Released By Ukrainian Separatists

AP | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry says that a Polish Catholic priest who was abducted in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has been released....

Priests Behaving Very Badly

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Rev. Frank P. Hreno, a Catholic priest, appeared in court on Tuesday to fight charges that he had threatened a fellow priest, Rev. Emeka Okwuosa, with...

Polish Priest Walks Down Middle Of The Highway After Car Accident

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Yes, this is a picture of a priest walking down the middle of a highway in Switzerland as surprised cars swerve to avoid him. The bizarre incid...

Singing Priest Vs. Singing Nun: The Ultimate Catholic Smackdown (POLL)

Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

This week, the internet was flooded with praise for Father Ray Kelly, a priest from Westmeath, Ireland, who unexpectedly burst into a soulful renditio...

The Bible Lesson You Might Have Missed

John Backman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
John Backman

Nicodemus's night visit to Jesus is not exactly empathic, but there is an intimacy to the setting. It is a tête-à-tête: Not a Sermon on the Mount, not a raising of Lazarus, but a private conversation between people who have studied God.

New Year, New Direction -- Reflections From a Gay Catholic Priest

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

My book has generated a lot correspondence from people all over the world. Few have been negative. The rest are a combination of affirming supportive emails and emails from those who have been hurt by the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality.

Cata9tales: The Angst Rolling Off the Tongue

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

When a rapper rhymes as fast as Berkley Priest, it would be nice to know what he's rapping about. But Berkley Priest hardly slows down enough to comprehend what he's spitting about, so one would have to read the lyrics.

Cyclists And Faith Find A Common Cadence

Win Bassett | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

Regardless of creed, crank, and even creatine in some cases, it's not uncommon to find people mixing religion and riding and subsequently discovering a unique spiritual and physical reciprocity.

900 Year Old Tradition Of Priestly Celibacy May Soon Be Over

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

For over 900 years Catholic priests have practiced celibacy; but now that may be changing. After Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned over sexual misconduc...

Director Finds Key to California Solo

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lewy had the idea for a Brit living in the U.S., even as he was researching America's immigration bureaucracy. His discussions with immigration lawyers sparked the idea for the film.

Kansas City Priest To Plead Guilty To Child Porn Charges

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 08.02.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City priest accused of producing and possessing child pornography will plead guilty Thursday to at least some of the fede...

Catholic Priest Admits To Being Secretly Married

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

Father Kevin Lee, a Catholic Priest who presided over Padre Pio parish in Sydney, Australia, admitted to being secretly married for a year, and says m...

Priest Shows Porn to Parishioners: Those Lucky Catholics

Tony Phillips | Posted 06.04.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

Nowadays churchgoers never know when they might catch a glimpse of hardcore porn at a school meeting to discuss their children's first communions.

Ages Of Man, And Of A Friend

Christopher Meeks | Posted 03.08.2012 | Fifty
Christopher Meeks

There's a stage of life that Shakespeare didn't define, but it's the decade where everyone you love starts dying.

2011 Year-End Wrap Up: The Underrated Films of 2011

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Here are ten films that qualify as "underrated." Some of them are good, if not great films, that were unfairly maligned. Others were mediocrities that nonetheless did not deserve the level of scorn which they received.

Priests and Porn Addiction - A Full Scale Farce

Bethany St. James | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Bethany St. James

Sex was around far before pornography was. Before the cyber age, I'm sure priests, rabbis and clergy from all religious affiliations were aware it existed. It didn't take porn sites and web cams to bring it to their attention.

Parish Priest Compares Irish Leader to Hitler as Church/State War Escalates

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

A parish priest in Ireland has compared Enda Kenny, the Irish leader, to Hitler. It is the latest volley in the war between church and state that has transfixed the country.

Former Windsor Priest Pleads Guilty To 1950's Sex Charges

ca.news.yahoo.com | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

CBC Former priest and teacher William Hodgson Marshall, 88, pleaded guilty in a Windsor, Ont., court on 17 sex assault charges for crimes he committed...

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Priest

Dan Persons | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The producers of Priest are hoping you're jazzed to see a ravaged world in which the war between humanity and blind, sluglike creatures called vampires has reached a stalemate.

Weekend Box Office: Bridesmaids Scores, Thor Repeats on Top, Priest Survives

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.15.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

You can write up Bridesmaids as a triumph for female-driven comedies or just the triumph of a terrific movie opening well. In a just world, Kristen Wiig would be getting Oscar talk.

'The Rite': Something To Believe In?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Faith is powerful, yes, the film posits, but so are the forces of darkness. It's not an easy fight and woe to the man who thinks it is.

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...

Egypt's Top Archaeologists Discover Nearly 4,500 Year Old Tomb

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's top archaeologist showed off the newly discovered tomb of a pharaonic priest on Tuesday, a find he said could point the way to a...