Posts tagged "catholic church"
The Patient Body: Pathological Sex

The Patient Body: Pathological Sex

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
Mountains of Mulide: A Wartime Refuge

Mountains of Mulide: A Wartime Refuge

Rowan Moore Gerety travels to northern Mozambique to visit the granite caves of Mulide that served as both church and refuge during the country's civil war.
40 Years of The Exorcist

40 Years of The Exorcist

2013 marks not just 40 years of Roe v. Wade but 40 years of The Exorcist, the classic horror movie about piety and possession in a little girl's upstairs bedroom.
Schradle's Links

Schradle’s Links

Nathan Schradle They might be downers but they're good downers.
Little Girls, Future Powerful Women

Little Girls, Future Powerful Women

Mary Valle:  Someone at UCSSB HQ has finally clicked on the links to anti-Girl Scout material on the web (for instance, here and here). 

“But Marriage is No Sacrament.”

From Gary Wills' new article at New York Review of Books:
The early church had no specific rite for marriage. This was left up to the secular authorities of the Roman Empire, since marriage is a legal concern for the legitimacy of heirs. When the Empire became Christian under Constantine, Christian emperors continued the imperial...

RT if u <3 da Sistas

Ashley Baxstrom: You’ve probably heard at this point about the Vatican’s statement concerning what it considers to be the wayward actions of its sisters in faith. You can refer to The Revealer’s “Radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith” for the basics, including how nuns were “reprimanded for making public statements that ‘disagree with...

Anti-Catholic Bias

Florida Times-Union writer Phillip Milano spoke with me--and Philip Jenkins--about "anti-Catholic" bias in the media.

Catholic Church Abuses Sex Abuse Victims

It's been more than a decade since the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal rocked Boston.  In that time, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has provided national support to victims of abuse.  But recently SNAP is finding that the Church's new approach to managing national lawsuits is not apology and reparation but counter-attack....

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Mary Valle:  Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, the priest who denied Barbara Johnson (also known as the "lesbian Barbara Johnson") communion at her mother's funeral, has been put on administrative leave for having "engaged in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry."

The Conscience Clause:
It’s Not Just About 750,000 Hospital Employees

There's much more at stake in the discussion about conscience clauses than who gets the bill for the pill. By Ann Neumann On January 20th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that contraception would be covered free-of-charge in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Obama administration's stifled, delayed-release attempt at reforming health...

Our Daily Links: Knee-Slapper Edition

So guess what, Occupy Wall Streeters!  Your lucky day!  Jim Wallis has invited you in from the cold!  I totally can't tell if Wallis is making a funny parody of all the inaccurate media coverage of the movement or if he actually thinks the people on the streets are pathetic orphans.
So let’s invite them...