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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Christmas For The Faithful: Best Of Times, Worst Of Times

So much is written about a “blue” Christmas. A church I have attended in Des Moines is even having a special service for people who are blue. Little is written about the conflicted feelings expressed by the faithful themselves.  Yet, there are two difference feeings in front of us daily during every Christmas season. For Christians,…
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“Catholics Come Home” Ad

A while back I saw a site called Catholics Come Home.  Now, there are television ads inviting Catholics who have left the Church to return. What is shown on the ads facinates me.  If you were writing such an ad, what of the many aspects of the Church would you highlight?  What the ad designers chose is…
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Religious Right’s Impossible Conditions

The strategy of the religious right to stop repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is a familar one.  What they said, and are still saying, is that it is risky to change a personnel policy like DADT in the middle of two wars.  “Lives will be lost,” they are saying. It would be more honest of…
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