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dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Apr.10.2014
I’ve had it backwards all along. You’ll see. Just stay with me. I have written extensively on the subject of the widespread departure of what reporters describe, in an effort to be politically correct, “the religiously unaffiliated.” Everyone knows, however, what is really meant is “those...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Oct.26.2013
 “Patrick Parkinson, a lawyer from the University of Sydney and a non-Catholic, declared in a speech on Thursday night that there were still some rotten apples among the church’s hierarchy.  This senior lawyer has warned that the Catholic Church will not win back public trust and...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Sep.24.2013
sen·ti·ment Def #1: a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion.  Def #2: a feeling or emotion. I used to be quite the sentimental person. One doesn’t know exactly why certain sentiments build up in the psyche, but they do. Embracing these sentiments defines your life. Or it’...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.28.2013
Was there a female pope as has been claimed in several historical books about her reign or is Pope Joan merely a hoax perpetrated on the Catholic church for some unknown reason? Donna Woolfolk Cross took what little she could find and turned the information into a novel. Pope Joan is a historical...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.23.2013
Since there are now a couple of cable series about the Borgias, The Borgias on Showtime and Borgia: Faith and Fear, I have had a look at what most of the world thinks about the Borgias. Everyone knows that Lucrezia Borgia was a poisoner without peer and I seem to remember she was involved The...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Mar.16.2013
Another round of CPAC madness is nearly through in America. A parade of Republican zealots highlights the speaker list, with Grover Nordquist standing proudly at the front of the line proclaiming that any Republican who agrees to tax increases of any sort "are rat heads in a Coke bottle. They...
will-durst's picture
Mar.01.2013
Q. Can you please explain what the heck is going on in Rome? A. Well, Pope Benedict XVI retired and now Catholic Cardinals from around the world are congregating to elect a new one. Q. When was the last time a pope retired? A. Thursday. Q. No, before that. A. July 4, 1415. Gregory XII stepped down...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Feb.11.2013
It’s odd to wake up in the morning to hear the head of your church has resigned. Especially since you weren’t really found of the man, but didn’t he have great shoes? I especially loved his red slippers, so snazzy! Plus let’s face it, I’m a terrible Catholic. I’m for women’s rights, I have no...
terence-clarke's picture
Nov.14.2012
A new HuffPost piece of mine, published today...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.24.2012
This week I finished writing and editing a historical novel set in Europe immediately preceding the year 1000. It's in good enough shape for Lyn, my "second set of eyes." She's an excellent editor as well as a gifted writer, so it's in her hands now. Sylvester II image via commons.wikimedia.org I...