Is Your Pastor/Priest An Authority About Anything?

My answer to that question is an enthusiastic YES.  The clergy are people with experience in areas where many of us are lacking.  I have learned a great deal from the Pastors of churches we have belonged to and the Pastors and Priests I’ve known. The things Pastors know the most about, in my experience, is in…
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Pope Should Celebrate DADT Repeal

I’m not a Catholic, but I read this little item today that pleased me. It was a phrase from The Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2358, that set forth the church’s view on the treatment of gay people:  “They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.  Every sign of unjust discrimination should be avoided.” Here, there…
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Pat Robertson Turns Liberal

I often watch Pat Robertson’s “700 Club” just to see what his thinking is about events that come along.  Every once in a while he provides some a big surprises. After the Haiti earthquake, he said it was punishment from God for some deal the Haitian people made with the Devil.  It is obvious he believes there…
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Sometimes Men Of The Church Seem Medieval

When I read about the Old Testiment advocacy of stoning to death children who disrespect their parents or women who are unfaithful,  I know it was men who made these decisions.  I am glad we do not live in those times.  Yet, when I read about the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz0na, I’m not so…
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Moral Majority, Where Have You Gone?

This past week there were two bills the religious evangelical community had weighed in on.  One it wanted passed, the other defeated. They lost both. One was better known, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal.  Evangelicals pulled out all the stops on that one. But they lost anyway.  It seemed as if the members of Congress…
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