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Knights of Malta insist ouster over condom scandal was legal

8 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The head of the embattled Knights of Malta says lawyers have confirmed he followed the rules in ousting a top official over an old condom scandal that has led to a remarkable showdown between the ancient Catholic lay order and the Holy See.

Let’s Stand Up Together

Bhikkhu Bodhi urges Buddhists to be visible advocates of peace, basic sanity, and social justice — causes that, he argues, transcend party politics. The post Let’s Stand Up Together appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Open Letter To Nicholas Kristof On Inquiry Into The Virgin Birth, Etc.

After Francis Church and the New York Sun, I want to say, "Yes, (saint) Nicholas, there is a Virgin -- as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist." Just not as supposed by your conversation partner in your New York TimesShow More Summary

Why We Should Never Settle For 'Meaningful'

One of the elementary, yet mysterious, dimensions of humanity is the desire to derive something called "meaning" from our existence. The exact nature of this term is nebulous. Surely, there must be a reason why we were all placed inShow More Summary

A Christian Grandmother Shows Us How To Support Trans Youth

Lately we've all been made keenly aware of the plight faced by so many transgender people seeking nothing more than to be accepted for who they are. And much of the cultural prejudice aimed at such folks is, of course, grounded in (tragically flawed and institutionally promoted) conservative Christian theology. Show More Summary

After Comedian Refers to Communion As “Haunted Bread,” Priest Files Complaint with Irish Government

A comedian mocked the Catholic concept of communion -- in which worshipers believe they are eating the actual body of Christ -- on a recent episode of the Late Late Show on Ireland's RTÉ television. In a nation where blasphemy laws still exist, priests aren't handling the humor very well.

Four Ways the Obama Legacy Will Backfire

This is the season to discuss President Obama’s legacy. After all, he is the first black president set to leave the Oval Office this week that begins with Martin Luther King Day and ends with Inauguration Day for his replacement. Perhaps history will always remember him as the likeable man with a likeable family that [...]

Break Your Silence: Speak About Amoris Laetitia!

It has been 600 days since I last composed a blog post, but this is so important I am breaking my hiatus. Almost exactly 1600 years ago, in the midst of the Pelagian heresy which threatened to engulf the Church, St. Augustine wrote that when Rome has spoken, the case is closed (paraphrased: “Roma locuta [...]

Day 1: 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

12 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King, Jr. read more

When Should a Humanist Forgive?

Forgiveness has to be sought, and the defenders of bigotry and brutality in America haven't taken even the first step.

Tossing away spirituality

12 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

Just recently Hollywood director Martin Scorsese said that "we shouldn't toss away spirituality". He said this in connection with his film Silence which was released on Dec. 23. The film is based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same...

November 8th Is Long Gone, So Where do Christians Find Themselves?

God doesn’t love countries. He loves people. Many Evangelicals voted for Donald Trump on November 8th, and he is now our President-elect. Last October and November, I ran numerous articles about Trump and the other candidates. As I posted...Show More Summary

Adult Film Star Kim Holland Apologizes After Shooting Scene Inside of Church Without Permission

Of all the sacrilegious things atheists could do in a church, I tend to draw a line at anything that gets in the way of those who are peacefully worshiping.You swallow a communion wafer despite not being Catholic? Doesn't really bug me.Shooting a porn scene near the confessional booth? Too far.

Why this Wall Street powerhouse says women shouldn’t try to be like men at work

Back in 2002, Wall Street veteran Sallie Krawcheck was dubbed one of "the last honest analysts" by Fortune Magazine. At the time, she was heading up independent research shop Sanford Bernstein just as Wall Street analysts' reputations...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Lectionaries: Qualitative versus Quantitative Measures

In recent years, I have been drawn into research on the revised lectionary, which is often hailed as one of the great gains of the liturgical reform. The fullest presentation of my findings is published in the proceedings of Sacra Liturgia 2015, Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century (pp. Show More Summary

The Feast of St Agnes in New York City

The church of St Agnes in New York City, located at 143 East 43rd St, will hold a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the feast of its Patron Saint, this coming Saturday, starting at 10:30 a.m. The music will be Palestrina’s...Show More Summary

If you couldn’t lie what would you do differently?

If you couldn't lie - How different do you think you would be or live if you could not tell a single lie. You always told the truth! #5TruthorDare The post If you couldn’t lie what would you do differently? appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. ©2004-2017 by Steve Patterson of Courageous Christian Father.

Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular state

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute and Gurpreet Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University Religion is one of the toughest challenges facing modern secular societies in their search for identity, equality and cohesion. Show More Summary

Are We Aiming for a Post Racial Society?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s likeness, words, and pretty much everything else about the man has been thoroughly co-opted to serve many activist-oriented agendas, some of which Dr. King surely would not have embraced. I suppose one could...Show More Summary

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