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Sacraments

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

A Frank Letter to a Conservative Priest About, Well, You Know What

Michael Pettinger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

When you treat LGBTQ Catholics as "secular society" rather than as your brothers and sisters in Christ, you poison the sources of grace for them. For that matter, when you treat LGBTQ non-Catholics as a particular species of sinner rather than as images of God like yourself, you have broken the Great Commandment.

On Bodies, The Eucharist, and Skydiving

Broderick Greer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Broderick Greer

The next time you receive the Eucharist, try erasing the memory of its flavor from your taste buds. The next time you receive Christ's fragmented body in your hands, try forgetting the sensation of Jesus on your skin.

Pentecost: the Salvific Mission of the Church Begins

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Celebrated on the Seventh Sunday (50 days) after Pascha and 10 days after the Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost -- also referred to as Trinity Sunday -- marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on about 120 disciples.

My Year As A Pro-Gay 'Orthodox' Heretic

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

My views on gay marriage are at odds with the consensus of my bishops. Speaking out on this issue has probably done irreparable damage to my career.

Is All Marriage Sacramental?

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Marriage is pretty much a universal phenomenon across cultures, and existed before the Christian Church did. In fact, the early church merely blessed marriages that were conducted by the state.

Traditional Marriage and the Straw-Horse Argument

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Minogue

"If we change traditional marriage, it's a slippery slope," said the man at the table next to me. "Soon we'll have people marrying animals." I'm not aware of any man-horse association that's lobbying Congress or state governments to allow bestiality.