Tag: Catholic Church

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    Writer Mary Karr says what struck her about Catholicism “wasn’t the grandeur of the Mass, it was the simple faith of the people” and “the carnality of the church. There was a body on the cross.” More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch much more of correspondent Judy Valente’s conversation with Mary Karr about God, prayer, poetry, and the Catholic faith. More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    As states wrestle over workers’ rights, union organizing, and difficult budget and deficit debates, what do religious leaders and organizations have to say? More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    One of the biggest challenges of Pope Benedict XVI’s state visit to the United Kingdom is how to make the case for the Christian faith in a nation known for its growing secularism. More

    September 17, 2010 | Comments

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    “For me Reiki is another form of prayer,” says spiritual director Lauri Lumby Schmidt. But a member of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops says this holistic healing practice is “not of God.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

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    In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

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    “The church has to open itself to hear the wisdom of its laity” says Rev. Patrick Lee, who leads two Catholic parishes in Chicago. More

    May 7, 2010 | Comments

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    Gerald Kicanas, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, says Arizona’s new immigration law is not a solution to our broken immigration system, and the dignity of migrants needs to be respected. More

    April 30, 2010 | Comments

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    “The whole Vatican needs to come to grips with this,” says Catholic journalist and editor Margaret Steinfels, and “they should stop blaming the messengers.” More

    April 23, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation on the Catholic Church, sexual abuse, divisions over health care reform, and questions about the church's moral authority.

    March 26, 2010 | Comments

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