I am well aware that any depiction of human relationships in a novel cannot ignore the fact that sex, however described or disguised, is a primal motivating condition of our existence. Indeed, even if the act itself is not referred to in action or description, it is always there, however coded, and can't be ignored by reader or writer.
Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.
Pulling daughters and sons from the arms of their mothers and fathers is not an American value. As a nation we are at our best when we exhibit the virtues of humility, compassion, and hospitality rather than slip into the vices of arrogance and possessiveness.
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"This is unacceptable. It is a huge, huge deal in campus ministry, and all the Newman Centers want to add dorms. These are
With each new discovery proving a Biblical assertion wrong, the Church retreats to the safety of errors in interpretation or dismissing the discrepancy as unimportant. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.
Planning a marriage between an observant Jew and a devout Catholic is a delicious brew for controversy. Nonetheless, our interfaith wedding was only two weeks away and I wanted to do something spiritual to mark my upcoming marriage to the man that I loved.
The most vehement opponent of marriage equality in New York was the Catholic Church. That the leaders of the Church take this position is certainly their right, but it is a sorry testament to their understanding of their Church's own history in this nation.
"I am giving myself as fully as possible to their practices, beliefs, rituals and culture. ... I have to digest material in 30 days that would take a normal devotee a lifetime."