Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fair Questions: Why are chastity talks so often so awful?

I recently stumbled across a delightfully humorous description of the different types of speakers on chastity commonly found in Christian youth ministry circles.  It reminded me of the chastity talks I experienced at my middle school and high school and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Doctrines: Homosexuality and the Synod on the Family

As expected, the media narrative of the tale of two doctrines continued as the mid-term report was released.  Based on the hilarious response to it in many media outlets, I have to assume that the journalists either have no understanding … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Were early Christians socialists?

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who happens to be a Franciscan friar pointed out during his homily that it is mentioned in the Bible that the early Christian community shared everything in common.  This was connected with … Continue reading

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More or Less: Religion & Politics

Recently, over at the CNN Belief Blog, a piece from Sara Grossman was posted regarding a small shift in public opinion regarding the role of religious institutions in politics.  It seems that the minority of people who want religion to … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Doctrines: Pope Francis and the Synod on the Family

Over at the CNN Belief Blog, Delia Gallagher has put together a nice summation of the debate between the promulgators of two apparently very different doctrines in the Catholic episcopate regarding the reception of Holy Communion for Catholics who have … Continue reading

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