Is Anti Abortion Winning The Cultural War

The religious right says often it are winning their war against abortion. It has on its side the conservative Congress and President. The case can be made, however, they are losing. That case is being made by the President of Planned Parenthood. Of course, we will not know for sure what is happening today until…
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Why Do Some Christians Want Harry Potter Books Banned

According to the link, some Christians are so mad about Harry Potter books they have had book burnings.  I have never understood what was so objectionable about Harry Potter books. As I understand it, the objection comes from the view that reading fiction leads children to see witchcraft as real. I don’t think reading about…
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Christianity Loves Cash, Not Credit Cards

Strange as it may seem, there is religious meaning to the way money is given as well as the amount. I was not aware that many mega churches have ATM machines in their lobbies so those attending church can draw out cash. Paying by check or phone scan apparently does not seem right in church.…
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The Faith Should Discover Kindness

I read a really nice article in a Christian publication about kindness. It discussed how resolving to be kind, or kinder, can help marriages and parent child relationships. It would helpful. What would really help, however, would be kindness toward those needing abortion and those who are different in gender issues. Without some improvement in…
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The No-Priests-Alone-With-Children Project

In Montreal, there is an experimental program which parishes can participate in. It prohibits clergy, lay volunteers and others with official positions in the church from ever being alone with children. Whether this policy is adopted elsewhere is yet to be seen. This practice would be a good one for all churches and other institutions with…
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