As stories appear in Catholic and secular newspapers bemoaning the closings of Catholic schools, remember that Catholic organizations chose to spend millions of dollars to preserve legal discrimination in the United States of America. The Catholic group Knights of Columbus spent $1.2 million to outlaw same-sex marriage in California in 2008, making it the biggest […]
Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t seem to be in a mood to listen. Who could hear the humansists’ protest, then, and listen? […]
A Catholic conference’s concern with confirming the literal truth of the Bible’s ancient model of the universe comes across in such promised lectures such as The Biblical Firmament: Outer Space is Not Empty. […]
Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:
The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?
In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob […]
The Catholic Archbishop of New York says he’d be glad to help Muslim Americans move their things out of Manhattan, relocating a mosque out of his territory. How neighborly. Just as neighborly as when he nixed the erection of a mosque in Staten Island, also his territory.
This fight is about a squabble between religions, […]
… Catholic and fundamentalist Christian groups are organizing to try and ban the birth control pill.
Among the groups endorsing a ban of the birth control pill: Pharmacists for Life International.
The Constitution clearly states that there shall be no religious test for public office. So, why don’t we leave the religious, or non-religious, identities of Supreme Court nominees in the private sphere, where they belong? […]
The Portuguese position on marriage equality is in clear defiance of the teachings of the Catholic Church’s leadership. It is understandably bothersome to the leaders of the Catholic Church to come to the realization that they are not actually leading Catholics any more. […]
Millions of religious adherents around the world express a sense of vindication every time something that looks to them like the Virgin Mary appears on a garage door or an oil tanker or a potato chip or a piece of wood or flaking paint or an oyster shell.
If our perception of the image of […]
Is it a coincidence that those lips appeared on that tree just as I was passing by? Non-believers might think so, but more spiritually inclined people will see that I was meant to see the lips on that tree, and that I was meant to write this article showing the ent lips to the world. […]
Catholics have not responded to Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s appeal for a flood of telephone calls expressing opposition to marriage equality. […]