roman-catholicism

Religion
No one should be morally judged for characteristic traits within themselves because moral judgment of persons only applies
Religion
Justice Scalia was the proud possessor of a rigorously textual sense of legal reasoning and a decidedly oversized judicial personality. He was known, by friend and foe alike, as the promoter of a novel approach to judicial decision-making known as originalism.
Religion
My generation of Catholics has seen a lot of decline. The memories I have of a neighborhood bursting at the seams with Catholic parishes, participating parishioners, priests, nuns, students, service groups and athletic teams seems like a distant dream.
Queer Voices
By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!
Religion
The surprising retirement of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013 marked the end of a papacy reluctant to take on the full array of duties of the Bishop of Rome: pastoral, ecumenical, interreligious or diplomatic.
Culture & Arts
For many people who identify as religious, praying is the first activity upon waking up and the last before going to bed
Books
Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris' twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately.
Religion
As an openly gay Jesuit I sought ordination to the priesthood publicly acknowledging that I could not serve with integrity and not be allowed to bless same-sex unions through sacramental marriage.
Religion
We have seen a great shift in this Vatican's tone. But what have we not seen? We have not seen the shift fully extend to the women of the church.
Religion
At the beginning of my ministry in the See of Peter, I am pleased to meet all of you who have worked here in Rome throughout
Religion
The still-influential Curia is said by the same insiders to back Scherer, who worked in the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops
Religion
It's time I come clean. I'm an evangelical with a secret. A covert "real me" peaks from the shadows and longs to leap into the sunlight. World events compel me to throw caution to the wind and blare my confession: I'm a wanna-be Catholic.
Religion
"This is absolutely clear and this is the sense of the resignation," Lombardi said, adding that he "will not intervene in
Religion
The other new archbishops are Angelo Vincenzo Zani, an Italian in the Vatican's department for Catholic education, Fortunatus
Culture & Arts
To me, as a gay Jew at this difficult Christmas, thinking about Jean Valjean (and his creator Victor Hugo), even remembering crying my eyes out over him, are all very good. Because goodness is definitely its own reward, and we need to remember that.
Religion
His first three tweets all came within a couple of hours. Looks like twitter followers might be hearing a lot from the Pope
Religion
We are not some homogenous group. While we are unified in many important respects, we are not uniform.
Religion
There's not a thing Joseph Ratzinger can do to stop Roman Catholic women from becoming Roman Catholic priests. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Religion
It's a central part of worship -- or should be -- and many figures in many different religions have urged this message.
Religion
Jesus believed that power was only truly useful if it was given away. The papal ceremony of giving the red hats to the elite club of cardinals displays the great legacy of Jesus and King Arthur.