Posts tagged "catholics"

Hello Daily Links

Whattayaknow?! Mormons handle money differently than the rest of us. Same with the Mennonites, and the Jews. Is the Fall true or just factual?  Or both?  And what does that mean for Catholicism? Or, as the always witty @danielsilliman asked via twitter, in response to this, aliens? Charisma confuses mission work in North...

Atheism vs Religion:
Take 253: Matthew Chapman’s The Ledge

by S. Brent Plate Before you've even heard of this film, Bill Donohue has, once again, given it a ratings boost by rebuffing it on the Catholic League website. In between press releases on "Bishop Blasted over Gay Marriage" and "New York Times is Gay Crazy," is a little piece blasting Matthew Chapman's film The...

Assessing the Culture Warriors

From Tim Muldoon's article at WaPo's On Faith blog, "Faltering and Leading: The Conservative Moment," in which Muldoon assesses David French's fawning assessment of the state of the Conservative movement (only evangelicals need work harder!) and finds it almost very satisfactory:
If there is a hopeful note in this ancient and new story of...

Six Catholics, or Half a Dozen Communists?

21 December 2005 ACLU publishes a PDF of a recent FBI report on a Catholic Worker group in California. It reads like an old ’60s Jesus freak satire: One arrestee reveals that Catholics “advocate peace and love thru [sic] prayer.” The author of the report concludes that they’re communists.

Dorothy Day, Terrorist

20 December 2005 Turns out progressive Catholicism is alive and well. Evidence of liberal theology’s efficacy comes from, of all places, the FBI, which as part of its duties in the WOT, reports The NYT, has been monitoring the Catholic Worker movement made famous by Dorothy Day. Not that the Catholic Workers are “radical Islamists”...

Greening Christianity, Whitewashing the News

Buzzing its way through the British media is the recent announcement that three Christian faith-based organizations have joined together with 14 “traditional” environmentalist groups in order to guilt Downing Street into reducing its CO2 emissions. “Stop Climate Chaos” brings together the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Christian Aid and the evangelical organization Tearfund with groups...

17 September 2004 Daily Links

The Republican National Committee sends mailings to West Virginia voters warning that the Bible will be banned if Democrats win in November. A provision that cleared the House of Representatives last week went under the radar in the rest of the news: the measure would prohibit local, state or federal authorities from requiring any institution or health care professional...

25 August 2004 Daily Links

John Safran versus God: Australian comedian/documentary filmaker John Safran (of streaking through Jerusalem fame) has made a new series in which he: has a fundamentalist Islamic cleric put a fatwa on a fellow comedian, is beaten by a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk, attempts to get the Klu Klux Klan to admit him as a member...

23 August 2004 Daily Links

With regard to the swift boat controversy, a quick lesson in kairos from the greatest American pagan writer, William Faulkner: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – Requiem for a Nun. The Supreme Court rejects Michael Newdow’s appeal to reopen his case challenging the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more. A devout...

Bush’s Catholic Deal

UPDATE: The National Catholic Reporter has just posted the article that sparked the Deal Hudson affair — even before it was published. Joe Feuerherd’s expose is what religion reporting should be: tough, theologically and politically informed, empathetic, and attuned to the intersections of faith and the world. Here’s why it matters to everyone, religious or not: “The...

07 July 2004 Daily Links

If you were busy celebrating the land of the free this past July 4th, you probably missed Elena Lappin‘s Kafkaesque report in the NYT on her attempt to practice journalism without an “information visa.” We used to be familiar with Lappin as editor of the excellent British magazine, Jewish Quarterly; now, she’s writing for the Guardian. Apparently, a resume like...