Dualism, the Body & the Self
We modern men and women are ambivalent about our bodies. We're not sure if we want to keep them or send them back.
Reading Francis through Manzoni
Those still looking for clues about just who Pope Francis really is might want to read the novel that he says “gave me so much.”
Three Books on Francis
We’ve read of the ecclesial context in which Pope Francis began his papacy; a responsible presentation of his cultural background isn’t as easily found.
Those Hurtful Ads!
Those NOR ads are presumably supposed to be satirical, but they're actually insensitive, judgmental, mean-spirited and hurtful....
Through the ages, great ideas have frequently found their expression in great works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
News You May Have Missed
A Vatican condom factory... Homosexual weapons research... Drive-through brothels... Voluntary human extinction... Are you serious?
Biotechnology & Posthumanism
Technology may finally make us so unhappy we will begin to effectively criticize its consequences with the whole human good in mind.
The Trendy Atheists
Richard Dawkins and his ilk view Catholics as deluded faith-heads whose minds have been taken over by irrational superstitions.
Despite any attempts at reading the tea leaves of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s past life, it's far from clear how he is going to handle becoming Pope Francis.
Same-sex marriage was the invention of the Emperor Nero, who had at least three such nuptials, one in which he played the bride.
The Problem of Evil
The Church is clear-eyed about the devil's existence and demands that we neither minimize nor exaggerate the danger he presents to our salvation.
New Age & Gnosticism
There's far more to this movement than the self-indulgent silliness of astrology, crystals, weird workshops, and the accompanying psychobabble.
Catholic Social Teaching
The same papal statements that criticize socialism also criticize capitalism, and for the same basic reason.
Experts approve miracle attributed to Fulton Sheen
Stillborn baby's heart didn't beat until 61 min. after birth
Cincinnati diocese expands moral clause in contracts
Teachers must avoid conduct that contradicts doctrine
Court battle next in ouster of Seattle principal
Catholic school entangled in Court vs. Catholic doctrine
Ex-gay-porn actor speaks to Courage in Santa Rosa
Says Catholic faith saved him from virtual 'imprisonment'
Disney ends Boy Scout donations due to gay ban
BSA maintains ban on 'open or avowed homosexual' leaders
Minn. archdiocese fails to block archbp's testimony
Nienstedt to be grilled; diocese to release accuseds' names
Pope meets with World Council of Churches head
Lutheran sees urgency in climate change, 'economy of life'
Shroud of Turin display dates for 2015 announced
Apr. 19-June 24 span is longest ever time for public viewing
Cdl. Müller tells ordinariates: ‘All eyes are on you’
Speaks of task to preserve distinctiveness while integrating
Pope prepares to leave Rome for Lenten retreat
He and his senior aides go to retreat center March 9-14
U.S. poll: Mass attendance unchanged over past year
40% of Catholics told Pew that they attend Mass weekly
Report documents persecution of Christians in India
Extreme Hindu nationalist ideology has gained ground
Legislation to help ex-inmates draws Catholic praise
Second Chance Act addresses re-integration, recidivism
Gay activists, PP issue joint statement on HHS suits
Conscience laws on mandate, marriage 'roll back clock'
Obama budget eliminates abstinence education
Most parents, Dem. or Rep., favor 'risk avoidance' approach
Pope defends Church record on tackling child abuse
'No one else has done more. Yet only the Church is attacked'
German bishop pushes for change in sexual morality
Ackermann: Church teaching is 'repressive, remote from life'
Pope: No need to change teaching on contraception
Pastoral efforts must 'take into account people’s situations'
CDF head: No doctrine change on divorce/remarriage
Raps idea of doctrine 'separated from pastoral practice'
Cardinal Turkson criticizes Uganda’s anti-gay law
'Homosexuals are not criminals' to be put in jail for life
Missionary priest labors alone in eastern Ethiopia
Is 700 miles from nearest priest in 'very dangerous place'
German homeschoolers won't be deported from U.S
Homeland Security gives 'indefinite deferred action status'
Pope Francis' Message for Lent 2014, full text
Only one real kind of poverty: not living as child of God
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