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Why the Catholic Church needs Margaret Farley

The Vatican has once again sharply criticized a nun, this time for writing on sexual ethics. The Vatican has accused … Continued

Obama’s embrace of gay marriage makes for a spiritual Mother’s Day

When President Obama threw his support behind same-sex marriage, he did something much more than please the members of the … Continued

After Breaking Dawn, talking sex and chastity with teens

HANDOUT REUTERS Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson, stars of the new film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – … Continued

What does the Bible say about sexual desire?

By Jennifer Wright Knust Part III: Biblical Desire Attempting to describe the love of the soul for God, the third-century … Continued

What does the Bible say about sexuality?

By Jennifer Wright Knust Part II: Biblical Sexuality In the Bible, sexuality is a matter of roles, property rights, and … Continued

Avoid the allure of selective highlighting of texts

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Old vices don’t improve with age

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Martyrdom, selective memory and Pope Benedict in England

I was almost going a little soft on Pope Benedict XVI during the early part of his visit to the … Continued

What does Christine O’Donnell believe about God?

By Elizabeth Tenety Much has already been written about Christine O’Donnell, “the Sarah Palin and Tea Party backed candidate” who … Continued

Christopher Hitchens doesn’t need pre-obituaries

A new development in Christopher Hitchens’s interesting life (previously chronicled only by him) is that he he has now become … Continued

Do we have to choose between faith and love?

On April 2 of this year, I was engaged to the most beautiful woman I have ever met. When I … Continued

Child sex abuse and women’s ordination: the Vatican’s immoral equivalency

Open mouth and insert foot–again and again and again. That must be the Vatican motto under Pope Benedict XVI. How … Continued

Sex as God, gross and gift

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Sex not a bad thing

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Pope Benedict’s karma

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Big Brother, Get Out of My Marriage!

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … 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

The Mystery of Sex

Having the sex talk is one of the most important parts of adolescence. Sadly, many political leaders have lost credibility in the conversation.

Sexual Sin: A Private, Not Public, Affair

The American obsession with sex scandals–as opposed, say, to political scandals involving serious violations of individual liberties, abuses of government … Continued

Gay People are People Like Anyone Else

In my mosque, we don’t have a single imam, but rather the sermon is delivered by different people from week … Continued