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Suicide... An Unpardonable Sin?

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

So, with Robin Williams, and others like him and their families, it is my sincere hope the Church will respond to this with compassion, understanding, and with openness. We need many informed and humane conversations around the issue of suicide.

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

Will The Catholic Church Ever Stop Trying To Criminalize Sin?

James Heffernan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
James Heffernan

Last October, a pregnant Indian woman died in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion that might well have saved her life. The Irish parliament is now considering a bill that would legalize abortion under very strict conditions. It has been roundly condemned by the Roman Catholic church.

Easter Before The Bunny

Garry Wills | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Garry Wills

In early Christian communities, Easter was the day when, normally, all new Christians were baptized, and it was the deepest spiritual experience most of them would ever have.

Game Change: Sarah Palin and the Confessions of Steve Schmidt

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Forget whether or not Sarah Palin suffered through some sort of psychological breakdown during the 2008 campaign, the bigger issue is how can the U.S. best select its leaders when celebrity packs more electoral caché than experience or political courage?

PHOTO: Unknown Caravaggio Painting Discovered

Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

London art historian and dealer Clovis Whitfield claims to have identified a previously unrecognized painting by early 17th-century master Caravaggio....

Adam And Eve Didn't Exist. Get Over It!

Michael Ruse | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Organisms evolved from simple forms by natural selection. This includes humans. We are the end result of a long, slow, natural process of development. Moreover, there never was an original pair.

Original Sin, Evolution and Human Origins

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

What if Adam and Eve never existed? What happens to the whole doctrine of original sin?

Memo To Catholic Conservatives: Two Great Saints Stand Behind the Pope's Statement On Condoms

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James Heffernan

When conservative Catholics idolize the golden calf of moral absolutism, they forsake the teachings of the saints.