Prison reform may be more appealing to critics when the narrative changes to crime prevention. What if we change the discussion from one of values and “the right thing to do” to one of fiscal and public safety concerns for all the residents of U.S. cities and towns?
The document covers a number of other issues, but it’s clearly meant to send a signal to the hierarchy that the pope has a new program in mind.
Doug Zeigler explores the very different messages of Pope Francis and New York City Mayor Bloomberg about the poor.
Mainline churches would do some good by paying attention to the tables the Pope is overturning.
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.
Cardinal Bergoglio has chosen the name “Francesco I,” or Francis I.
Catholic priests weren’t always celibate, and some believe the matter is not a closed issue.
Okay boys and girls, here’s why the opinions of your parents, teachers and preachers don’t really matter on this particular issue.
Benedict XVI will be the first pope in centuries to step down from the Throne of Peter.
Sadly, our most common criticisms of marriage reveal much more about the critics than the state of contemporary romance.
When someone like Pope Benedict scorns the very basis for the conversation about LGBT equality (and during an address that is meant to focus on Christmas), I have little hope that we’re making significant progress in the effort to heal.
“The more I talked about the abuse, the less power it had to own me,’’ he said.
Chick flicks and green veggies… After seeing the title of this blog post, you may be thinking to yourself, “This could very well be crude and crass.” You may be right. I’m not really sure which direction this post is heading in. I’m guzzlin’ some Dew and letting the fingers go where they go. […]
The News—Pope Benedict Goes On a Trip, Boeing Welcomes Space Tourists, and the Tea Party After-Party Rages On
Good morning, gentlemen. Here’s what’s good feeding on this fine Thursday morn. Pope Benedict visits UK, reprimands molesting priests Pope Benedict kicked off his controversial four-day tour of the UK with a state visit with Queen Elizabeth this morning… and it’s a pretty big deal. This is the first pontifical visit to Britain in nearly […]