Spiritual Authority

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Francis, a pope for all Catholics (especially Millennials)

Francis’ papacy is cause for Catholics, especially millennials, to bring back the word “papist.”

Mary Magdalene to Rush Limbaugh: Your apology is too little, too late

Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio talk show host, attempted to silence women’s voices in the public square through sexual shaming. The … Continued

Eddie Long’s wife says divorce is back on

John Amis AP In this Sept. 26, 2010 file pool photo, Bishop Eddie Long walks to the pulpit with his … Continued

Beijing and the (next) Dalai Lama

This is the first in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Bishop Eddie Long: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader denies allegations

By Elizabeth Tenety Bishop Eddie Long denied allegations that he coerced three of his male congregants into sexual relationships after … 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

A woman’s sacred right to choose

Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and support … Continued

Tiller’s Muder an Act of Terror Against Women

On the day that Dr. George Tiller was murdered at his church by a right-wing anti-abortionist, I was teaching a … Continued

Faith in the Goddess is Growing

Is America losing faith? Not, apparently, faith in the Goddess, as Wicca and Paganism seem to be growing while everything … Continued

Stem Cells and Morality: A Pagan’s View

Wiccans, Pagans and practitioners of Goddess religion have no organized authority to pronounce on moral issues. We are forced to … Continued

Pagan Values and Politics

Earth-based Pagan religions hold that the earth and the environment is sacred, and that it is our prime duty to … Continued

Abortion and the Goddess

There’s no more personal choice a woman can face than what to do about an unplanned pregnancy. Often this debate … Continued

Rick Warren: Official Pastor of Campaign 2008

I’ve been trying to decide which is more troubling: That our two candidates for president are making their first joint … Continued

Burmese Protests Transcend Politics

The monk-led protests in Burma are about spiritual authority as much as they are about raw political power. They are … Continued

Spiritual Practices, Temporal Problems

First, there is no consensus about what constitutes the laws of the God of Abraham, with the possible exception that … Continued

Pope’s Comments on Islam Understandable and Clear

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Turkey is a major media event.The backdrop is the question of how Muslims will respond … Continued