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Guest Voices: July, 2012

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Catholic sex abuse crisis, 10 years later

Are kids safer in the church today than they were in 2002?

By Thomas G. Plante  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, sex abuse

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Bob Jones University alumni, students form advocacy group, march in NYC Pride parade

Newly formed BJUnity seeks to let LGBT students and alumni know they are not alone, say organizers.

By Becky Garrison  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BJUnity, NYC Pride, Bob Jones University

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

With the momentum and enthusiasm from the court’s vindication, let’s put shoulders to the wheel and roll out those needed tweaks now.

By Stephen Schneck  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health-care reform, Affordable Care Act, Catholics

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Nuns celebrate Affordable Care Act victory, but healthcare battles on Capitol Hill will continue

Decades of lobbying, organizing and writing about health care had led to this historic day.

By Sister Simone Campbell  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, health-care reform

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Reason rules the Roberts Court on ‘Obamacare’, but Christians need to continue to advocate for the poor

it is critical that Christians speak directly to their belief that as people of faith we must care for the sick as though each sick person were Jesus of Nazareth himself.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christianity, health care

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

It’s time to think without illusions regarding the state’s capacities about how we can be Good Samaritans.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, health care, supreme court

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/26/2012

On immigration, Supreme Court sends a contradictory message

Allowing “show me your papers” provision undermines impact of the positive actions the high court has taken.

By Minerva Carcaño  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Romney’s veep nominee: Would a Mormon-Catholic ticket turn blue states red?

Ideally religion should not be a part of any such equation. Yet politics is the ultimate reflection of human nature. Religion counts.

By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Catholics

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Immigration’s moral mandate

Slavery dehumanized people because it wanted to only profit from them. We should not show the same inhumanity to undocumented immigrants.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/22/2012

‘Fortnight for Freedom’ distorts true religious liberty

We cannot allow the bishops to redraft the terms of religious liberty according to the dictates of their religious beliefs.

By Laura W. Murphy  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Religious liberty: A cause for all seasons

This debate is about attempts to bully religious people and institutions into defying their most basic beliefs.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Meaning of Fred Luter’s presidency to Southern Baptists

I’m certain that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is smiling down with delight that such an event has taken place.

By Richard Land  |  05:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Luter, Southern Baptist Convention

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Religious liberty is not optional

The Constitution protects us from being punished by the government for living in accord with our beliefs. That’s all that Catholics seek to defend.

By William E. Lori  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Fortnight for Freedom: In Catholic campaign, what does freedom mean?

The “Fortnight for Freedom” occurs at a time when many Catholics in U.S. feel increasingly belittled.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 06/21/2012

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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Summer Solstice: On the first day of summer, finding balance

The year’s longest day - and its shortest night - marks a time to honor periods of flourish and rest.

By Starhawk  |  04:55 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  summer

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Trials of Jerry Sandusky and William Lynn: Coaches, Cardinals, Cowardice and Courage in Pennsylvania

Sex abuse cover-up allegations in the Sandusky and Lynn trials force us to reflect on our values

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Lisa Brown, silenced on the Michigan House floor, helps read ‘Vagina Monolgues’ on statehouse steps

After a Michigan legislator is silenced for saying “vagina” during a floor debate, women make a statement on the statehouse steps.

By Susan Thistlethwaite  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thistlethwaite, war on women

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Why I came out as a gay Mormon

Even though I am an active, devout Mormon married to a woman, I am also gay. 

By Joshua Weed  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Lisa Brown, Michigan lawmaker, performs ‘Vagina Monlogues’ after being silenced during debate

When a Michigan legislator is silenced for saying “vagina” during a debate, the repression of women is on the rise once again in American politics. 

By Susan Thistlethwaite  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thistlethwaite, war on women

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 06/17/2012

What I’ve learned about Mormons

A leading evangelical wishes, at least in one way, that Mitt Romney was even more Mormon.

By Richard Mouw  |  07:06 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormons, evangelicals, religion politics

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 06/17/2012

What’s an American Buddhist?

Western practitioners meditating in Massachusetts or applying the Eight-fold Path in Portland often embrace the established traditions of Tibet or Thailand, but that’s not the only way to be Buddhist.

By William Wilson Quinn  |  07:03 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buddhism, buddhist, culture, religion

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 06/17/2012

Creflo Dollar, corporal punishment and fear as a parenting tool

The pastor should remember the Scripture: “There is no fear in love.”

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  07:48 AM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 06/16/2012

A father’s legacy

Can this weekend become not just a celebration of birth, but a renewal of hope?

By Paul Cole  |  10:27 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  father's day, christianity, forgiveness

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 06/16/2012

Where is God in fatherhood?

Representing God to our children is not simply a dad’s role. Both fathers and mothers, women and men, reflect what God is like.

By Winn Collier  |  10:26 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 06/16/2012

A Heavenly Father for this life

Mormons aspire to be like their dads, including the being they imagine as a Heavenly Father. That is a beautiful idea.

By David Mason  |  10:23 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  father's day, mormons

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Why we (still) need the Catholic Church

Is it possible, as some say, to follow Jesus without a religious community?

By Michael Bayer  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, spirituality

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Is infanticide ‘madness’?

Where does the logic of the pro-choice worldview lead?

By Charles C. Camosy  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Mitt Romney, Mormon: This I know

Most Americans still don’t know Jack about Mormons. What do we know about Romney’s Mormonism?

By Joanna Brooks  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Is this what a gang symbol looks like?

Rosaries, gangs, and the battle over religious symbols in schools.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  06:57 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Faith in future generations

Around the world, religious communities play an essential role in preventing childhood deaths.

By Ariel Pablos-Mendez and Kent R. Hill  |  06:57 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Nixon’s worst Watergate legacy: The politics of hatred

I believe that nations, like individuals, have souls.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  watergate, ethics, hate, politics, morality

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 06/11/2012

God did not design us to be victims

Many of us have incarcerated ourselves to a life choked with grudges and hostility against family members, co-workers. It does not have to be this way.

By T.D. Jakes  |  06:12 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

American Catholicism’s gender wars would sound foreign to Catholic women on the other side of the world.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, feminism, nuns, gender

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Whatever happened to the religious right?

With their demand that Romney keep his Mormonism out of his politics, the Christian right is the group most fueling America’s shift to secularism.

By David Mason  |  04:58 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Why the Catholic Church needs Margaret Farley

If ever there were a method of moral reasoning on sexual ethics that is desperately needed in the Catholic Church today, it is the one proposed by Margaret Farley.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, sexuality, nuns, vatican

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Paul Krugman as prophet?: Economic suffering is not a virtue

The presidential election has come down to this theological question: Do some people simply deserve to suffer economically?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:16 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, morality, religion, paul krugman

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Faith in women

Interfaith dialogue among women is crucial for the healing of a country like Pakistan.

By Amineh Ahmed Hoti  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, pakistan, religon, islam, christianity, interfaith

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 06/03/2012

My evolution on gay rights

God’s compassions do not fail.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  05:04 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 06/03/2012

When gay-bashing goes viral

Why did Pastor Worley’s video and the video of that sad little boy go viral?

By Martha Woodroof  |  04:47 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Mitt Romney’s Mormon milestone

To most U.S. Mormons, Romney is considered in harmony with Latter-day Saint teachings.

By Kathryn Skaggs  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Bin Laden’s personal letters reveal Muslims are part of the solution to securing the United States

Muslims are an important part of the solution to effectively combating violent extremism

By C. Welton Gaddy and Salam Al-Marayati  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  islam, muslims, terrorism, bin laden

 

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