Maybe ‘The Young Pope’s’ emphasis on doctrinal purity sounds like a supervillain to those outside the Catholic faith and to more than a few still claiming membership in the church.
Papal connivance with the commutation of Oscar Lopez-Rivera’s sentence was not spontaneous. Francis’ mercy-mongering on his behalf lasted more than a year.
Not only do these Christians have hundreds of years of oppressed mentality to overcome, but Muslims, just like wife-beaters, increase their wrathful acts upon their victims when they seek help.
With Mary Tyler Moore’s death came not grief, but a kind of bittersweet remembrance of times past. She wasn’t just an actress who played a character, she was the setting of our lives.
The Christian church has struggled with compartmentalizing our lives long before teenage kids ignored their parents while scanning Facebook at the restaurant.
If you have nothing to die for and no hope after death, you have no reason to live.
These transitions are wistful and a little frightening. But after the year we’ve had, I greet them with reverence and wonder.
I find it strange that Garrison Keillor feels the need to move on. After all, liberal protestants don’t really see the Trump-voting, booger-eating Bible thumpers as their spiritual kin.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
Leah Remini illustrated how ‘disconnection’ keeps doubters involved in Scientology long after they would have preferred to depart, and just how devastating it can be for those affected.
Their mutual love of flowers brought them together, but Baronnelle Stutzman and Robert Ingersoll’s love for each other grew out of their love of growing things.
Christians are still in Christmastide; the Christmas story remains timely for a few more days. And to take the Incarnation seriously is to take history seriously.
I am a fan of many of the celebrities who died, but it did seem a little over the top to say 2016 was worse than any other year. Then November 11 came.
The loss of Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher so close together, the week of Christmas, is a terrible shock and leaves millions of fans reeling.
What makes Scientology a cult instead of just an extreme religion? The two latest episodes explained the difference better than any of the previous episodes.
This gives us the chance to look at some beautiful objects, delve into history, and reflect on why the martyrdom of a first-century Christian is still relevant almost 2,000 years later.
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There is no more effective evangelical leader than Dr. Russell Moore. He should not be forced to resign because he criticized Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Francis’ unorthodoxy shouldn’t have been surprising. He’s a dyed-in-the-wool Jesuit who came of age in the post-Vatican II world.
Far from debating the merits of Betsy DeVos’s support of school choice, a New York Times op-ed insinuates she’s a religious zealot who intends to Christianize public education.
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