Catholic doctrine still vilifies homosexuality, and no amount of priestly “love” makes that okay
Bergoglio’s election as the new pope—the first from Latin America—isn’t really the progressive gesture the conclave of cardinals wants the world to think it is
Is shielding children as essential a part of teachers’ portfolios as educating them?
Kids need this ritual to help make sense of tragedy and disaster
If Americans want to know what the country would be like if abortion was illegal, they need to look no farther than Latin America
Yes, there are more people who don’t belong to any particular church, and yet many still believe in God
The recently discovered papyrus reminds us that a celibate, all-male priesthood needs reform
The selection of Paul Ryan has intensified the fight between conservative and liberal Catholics, but branding politicians as “un-Christian” can be bad religion
Why does the Vatican still condemn birth control when it saves women’s lives and prevents future abortions?
Even a wrecked Church can’t force us out of a rich faith, as much as some fundamentalists and dissenters alike might wish