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Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

A prayer for the progression of Mormon women

According to a Salt Lake Tribune article, in April a woman will offer a prayer in a regular session of … Continued

‘Jesus wife’ Coptic papyrus is a fake, declares Vatican newspaper

AP In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo released by Harvard University, divinity professor Karen L. King holds a fourth century … Continued

Five big questions about the ‘Jesus’ wife’ discovery

In a surprise announcement that seemed scripted by the novelist Dan Brown, a Harvard professor revealed an ancient scrap of … Continued

‘Jesus wife’ papyrus provides additional confirmation on early church history

Karen L. King (C) KAREN L. KING 2012 You know there’s a buzz out there when 100 emails come into … Continued

Did Jesus have a wife?

KAREN L. KING A newly discovered fragment of Coptic writing suggests some early Christians believed Jesus was married, a Harvard … Continued

Matters of life and death

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Catholic Charities, gays and DC’s poor

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. If you believed what you read on blogs and in newspapers, you … Continued

New Poll: Marriage as Party Indicator

By William Wan Gallup came out with a new poll today on the relation between marriage and which political party … Continued

Raising Kids in a Same-Sex Marriage

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then come all the thorny issues that arise with raising kids in a religious … Continued

In Defense of Celibacy

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Jesus said, “Leave everything and follow me”

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Celibacy a Man-Made Rule that Can be Changed

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Can Sex Bring Us Closer to God?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

What Does God Require?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Denominations Choose, But Who Pays?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Celibacy: Beautiful and Wrong

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Celibate Clergy and the Reins of Power

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

Changing an Unchanging Church

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual orientation make sense these days?