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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.

On June 2, 2014 at Black Cat, Something Special Happened

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.04.2014 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

With the organized chaos of a controlled experiment, Priests precisely executed a set for the ages. Borrowing from moments from each part of their short career, the band ignited the crowd in joy and frenzy.

Leading Off: Parshat Emor

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

What does the word antelapsarian mean? And what does it have to do with Kohanim (priests)?

Priests Cycle 450 Miles For Charity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Three intrepid priests from St Michael’s College in Cardiff, Wales completed a 450-mile, 8-day cycling trip on Tuesday, traveling throughout the cou...

Death Defying Father Mike Tells of Hell Rider Days

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Michael Sean Comerford

Freak Show owner Chris Christ, left, and Father Michael Juran talk at the IISA Trade Show last month. This video is brought to you by HoldtheMayoMe...

Jesus Hated Women -- Right?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The Jesus story is still out of sync with the way we treat females. Rather, we're still out of sync with Jesus. Women are still abused, raped, killed, marginalized, belittled and insulted.

The Ultimate Wedding Day Battle: Priest vs. Photographer

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

If it's true that we put our money where our mouth is, then for many American couples, weddings aren't about the spirituality. In other words, the priority of our society -- when it comes to weddings, at least -- is on the material things, not the spiritual ones.

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Another Take on Millennials and Vocations

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

While it is true that the numbers of those entering religious life or diocesan formation does not rival the numbers of those entering fields of accounting, medicine, or law, that some Millennials are choosing to respond to "a call" to religious life is hardly defiance of projected clichés.

WATCH: Catholic Priest: Why I Came Out Of The Closet

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Fr. Gary M. Meier, the formerly anonymous author of the book "Hidden Voices, Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest," discussed his decision to come ou...

Jesus, The New York Review Of Books And Mass

Donna Schaper | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Donna Schaper

I read something about transubstantiation, and it got me to thinking. In fact, I can't stop thinking about it.

Time For Vatican III?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Chris Weigant

Perhaps it is time for the Third Vatican Council. Because Vatican III is going to be the only way sweeping change will ever take place within the Catholic Church.

Conclaves, Pheromones and the Pure Religion

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Marie Woolf

A whole past of faith and of beauty emerges in front of our eyes thanks to watercolours brushed by a hand of an artist, responsible for love.

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...

Conclave Considerations

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

A bad choice could set back the cause of the Church's renewal even more. A mediocre choice will only ensure that the Church continues to wallow in the current woes. A truly wise, visionary choice will lead the transformation of the Church to ensure its vitality for generations to come.

Priest ‘Playing’ With Handcuffs Gets Stuck, Calls 911 For Help

Posted 01.04.2013 | Religion

A Catholic priest in Illinois has reportedly taken a leave of absence after he called 911 to seek help getting out of a pair of handcuffs. “I’m...

Meet Boston's Transgender Priest Turned University Chaplain

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

“I seemed to need to pass through a certain kind of fear before I could embrace a fuller vocation to contribute to conversations on trans and wider ...

Breaking the Silence: The Media and Male Sexual Abuse

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...

Letter To A Young Bride After 43 Years Of Marriage

Martha Lyles | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Martha Lyles

Marriage isn't as easy as it sounds today, with the clicking photographer and clinking champagne glasses. But it's also much richer. You're just beginning to grasp what true romance looks and feels like

Appalling Sexual Truths From Friar Groeschel

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Although it's hard to fathom that any churchman would still be so confused about the criminality of adult priests committing sex acts with juveniles, we should be grateful that Groeschel gives us the chance to review the Church's problem with sex and power.

Confessions Of An Ex-Priest: Learning To Drink Like A Catholic Cleric

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Tom Rastrelli

Priests have the right to drink alcohol. But when they provide alcohol to minors, drive while drunk, and sexually assault children, we must never get used to it. Instead of promotions and prayer vigils, Archbishop-elect Cordileone and Father Perez deserve prosecution to the full extent of the law.

3 Brothers All To Become Priests

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion

MILWAUKEE -- When Luke Strand started college nine years ago, he wanted to earn a marketing degree, a job in the business world, then a house and chil...

Broke Philly Archdiocese To Sell Beach House

AP | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is putting a massive beachfront home on the New Jersey shore up for sale as it faces a $17 millio...

Woman Barred From Testifying: 'I Wanted To Get The Truth Out'

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- The priest accused of molesting children has "pleaded the fifth." The judge has stricken his testimony and denials of abuse from the ...

Priest Denies He Molested Man Accused Of Attacking Him

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The trial of a man accused of beating a priest that he claimed molested him decades ago was put on hold Thursday as the judge...