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Category Archive for 'Theology'

This month, I’ve been reading biblical scholar Reza Aslan’s fascinating “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”, and highly recommend it. One of the things that really got my attention was how he described the political uproar of Jesus’ time, and the deep wish for a political savior. Sounded a lot like the […]

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Not at all surprised that no one’s paying attention to the church on sex. Is anyone? VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to “close our eyes to anything” when it opens a two-year debate on […]

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Says out loud the things American politicians would never dare to say: At a Vatican conference on ethical investments on Monday, the pope urged investors to put their money where their mouth is by choosing responsible lenders that focus on social good instead of profits. “It is important that ethics once again play its due […]

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CA Baptist congregation changes view on homosexuality after pastor’s son comes out (via Raw Story ) A church in California has decided to reject the Southern Baptist Convention’s official position on homosexuality after a pastor told members that his son was gay. In a letter to Christianity with Humanity blogger John Shore last week, New […]

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If there wasn’t one already: VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today. Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of […]

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Vatican III?

Sure sounds like it, huh? Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They’re issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves. Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a man who appears determined to push boundaries and effect […]

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This is pretty much how I feel. I don’t care if people are atheists, it’s none of my business. It’s when they start making intellectual arguments for my inferiority because I don’t agree with them — that’s when I have a problem. What do you guys think? Atheism is intellectually fashionable. In the past month, […]

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The sin of Sodom

Not what you think! Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. –Ezekiel 16:49

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Cue the exploding heads in North America’s Catholic Church, whose leaders were just described as what a bishop ought not to be. Zing! VATICAN CITY — In another strongly worded message to the Catholic hierarchy, Pope Francis on Thursday (Feb. 27) told the Vatican body that vets nominees for bishops that they need to find […]

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Shocking

I mean, not really. And of course I’m not surprised that the U.S. won’t release the info: New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact […]

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