Posts tagged "catholic"
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

Thirty Years, Bobby Sands

At the end of The Troubles, in the Maze prison in Northern Ireland on March 1st, 1981, the second hunger strike of republican prisoners began with Bobby Sands' refusal of food.  The protesters contested the removal of Special Category Status for prisoners convicted of IRA criminality; Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was determined to not capitulate...

Small-r Rebellion

Gary Younge, a feature writer for the Guardian, has written that the Tea Party is "not a new phenomenon. It's simply a new name for an old phenomenon – the American hard right."  A disparate, loose group of previously unnamed ideas and motivations, with a boat load of money and its own TV channel.

Coming Into Existence

Yesterday the Pope followed up his condoms revelation with a more predictable point, one that emphasizes existing Catholic teaching and seems, at least linguistically, appropriate to the start of Advent:  protect "nascent life."  From what?  "Selfishness and the willful darkening of conscience.

Nobody Cares For You Like I Do.

Ann Neumann: Tired of being a persecuted Christian? Rowan Williams’ got your back!The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke during his Easter sermon about the “strange mixture of contempt and fear” of Christians in British society, evidenced by the push for “euthanasia.” But I’d watch his motives if I were you: Williams and the Catholic Church are about...