Thank God I’m a Violent Man

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Gregory Jaquet thinks Catholic-inspired Latin American culture creates the framework for domestic violence.

The Jewish Guy at Mass

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Pete Wilgoren reflects on raising children in a mixed religion family

Pope Francis’s Opportunity to Heal

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Pope Francis’ attitude towards homosexual priests is the first step on the path to healing the relations between the Catholic church and the LGBT community. But there’s still more work to do.

Just Pedal, No Push

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A Rockies encounter with an old traveler inspires Pat O’Connor to take a life-altering journey.

Blackmail, Gay Lobbyists, and the Pope

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There has been all sorts of misinformation floating around about the blackmail of Vatican Prelates and a gay lobby being at work, and Pope Francis’ confirmation of some of these things was leaked to the press.

Papal Happy Hour Edition of Church Sign Epic Fails

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Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Pope Francis, Tom Cruise, and the Power of Belief

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If Tom Cruise were to ascend to the position of Chairman of Religious Technology for the Church of Scientology, his coronation would be met with little besides smarmy jokes from chat-show hosts.

Why Are Priests Really Celibate? (And Will It Change with a New Pope?)

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Catholic priests weren’t always celibate, and some believe the matter is not a closed issue.

BREAKING: Pope Benedict to Resign February 28

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Benedict XVI will be the first pope in centuries to step down from the Throne of Peter.

Kicked Out of Sunday School

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As a child, Carl Pettit didn’t believe in God, and was sure he’d go to Hell for his disbelief.

Should Unhappy Couples Stay Together Because of the Kids?

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What should parents do when their marriage is beyond repair? Many end up struggling with this divisive issue.

Death by Confirmation

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In this Catholic rite of passage, becoming a man permanently alters a boy’s relationship to his father.

Burned Feet and Compassion: the Emotional Experience of Extreme Sex

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Noah Brand comments on a Jezebel article about a man whose sexual rituals include having his feet burned with cigarettes.

The Naked Woman at the Bottom of the Milk Carton

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8 year-old John Tinseth had seen pictures of a woman’s breasts before, but this was his first view further south, and he wasn’t sure what he saw was all that great.

Original Sexual Abuse Whistle Blower on Catholic Church Goes Public

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“The more I talked about the abuse, the less power it had to own me,’’ he said.

The Spiritual Agnostic’s Dilemma: Figuring Out How to Be a Good Man Without Religion

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Jake DiMare is discovering how to blend spiritual practices into an otherwise agnostic life. Their only goal? To help keep him on track toward goodness.