Posts tagged "vatican"
In the News: Apps, Apologies, Apocalypse and more!

In the News: Apps, Apologies, Apocalypse and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News - Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

In the News – Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Pamela Gellar, Prophesy, PEN, and more!

In the News: Pamela Gellar, Prophesy, PEN, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.

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...

Our Daily Links: While You Were Eating Fruitcake Edition

Worth the Wait: It may have taken 1,500 years but the Talmud finally has an index. Early Adopters: I've long said that religion and porn are the two first groups to adopt new technologies. In "Christianity and the Future of the Book" at The New Atlantis Alan Jacobs writes, "Religious communities have been the...

Arrested Development

Ashley Baxstrom:  It’s hard out there for a protestor. Occupying Oakland? Get arrested. Occupying Wall Street? Also get arrested (but don’t worry: there’s an app for that). Cornel West? Arrested (hey, twice in one week!). An almost-excommunicated Roman Catholic priest advocating women’s ordination outside the Vatican? You guessed it – arrested. The Rev. Roy Bourgeois...

John Paul II Beatified Today

Pope John Paul II, who's been placed on the fast track to sainthood, was beatified in Rome today, before heads of state and hundreds of thousands of religious loyals.  Writes The Guaradian:
Beatification is the last step on the road to sainthood, though not all those who are beatified are finally canonised. Before conferring the...

Limbo’ed

29 December 2005 Ian Fisher of The New York Times News Service, undertakes a thoughtful investigation of the Vatican’s plans to remove the theory of limbo from Catholic doctrine — a question that was discussed at this month’s meeting of 30 Catholic theologians who advise Pope Benedict XVI. Though the Pope has not weighed in...

Vatican Open Letter

15 December 2005 Approximately 80 Italian gay clergy members have issued an open letter (translated text here) to the Vatican, protesting that their orientation has not precluded their being good priests, but rather served as their “‘wealth, because it helps [them] to share the marginalization and suffering of many people.'”