The Moment of Enlightenment

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ I haven’t been to church in ages (I grew up […]

Why you Should Pray With Your Shoes On

Joe Doe is not much for church, but he wants to tell you why he prays.

When You Realize That Religion Is Just Science with a Cool Story

This is the story of how I went hiking with God, lost him in the woods, and was rescued by a Physicist.

One Man’s “Spiritual Awakening” In A 12-step Recovery

“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” – Step 12

Popes and Presidents

Patrick Paglen discusses the latest controversy over Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: A New Masculinity

What are Pope Francis’ beliefs about masculinity?

Catholic Therapy, or Sexuality and Gender Abuse?

The church dictates the norm for identity and sexuality while upholding the norm to the point of abuse.

The ‘Dark Side’ of Capitalism: Why the Pope is Highlighting Inequality

Pope Francis has emerged as one of the most important voices on the global stage about the need for a stronger moral dimension in economic policies.

Thank God I’m a Violent Man

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

The Jewish Guy at Mass

Pete Wilgoren reflects on raising children in a mixed religion family

Pope Francis’s Opportunity to Heal

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

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

Blackmail, Gay Lobbyists, and the Pope

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

Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Pope Francis, Tom Cruise, and the Power of Belief

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?)

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