The Catholic Church and the Holocaust-Denying Bishop
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My last post generated some helpful, constructive input from fellow saints and sinners who read it. Thank you, all. Saint and sinner Bruce writes: You know I respect you and appreciate your writing, but I think this is a pride issue, not an evangelical issue. The Catholic Church, Lutherans, Presbyterians and others all face scandals of moral failures from leaders. Their perspectives on the B ...
Suicide Saint Augustine believed this in the fifth century and, as a consequence, this became the Church's position regarding suicide for centuries. But Saint Augustine was wrong about this, just as he has been wrong about many other things, including "original sin." For most of my life, I have let the Church do much of my thinking for me. Which, if you do not know by now, I regard as the ultim ...
You may remember Father Alberto Cutié, one of the country’s most revered Roman Catholic priests, known for his charisma and spirit of giving back. But five years ago, everything changed. Tabloids leaked photos of Cutié kissing a woman at a Miami Beach, which rattled Miami’s Catholic community. Having broken his celibacy vow, he was removed from his parish and forced to confront his future in ...
Brendan Gleeson in "Calvary" Writer/director John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson met with my friend John Hanlon and me to talk about "Calvary," where Gleeson plays an Irish priest in an oceanside community that is filled with sadness, regret, and loss. Some of the movie's most important scenes take place on the beach. McDonagh spoke to us about the landscape and the way it helps to def ...
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' upcoming album, Hypnotic Eye, reveals a political side of the famous song legend. In a recent interview with Billboard, Petty was very candid about the inspiration and his overall feelings about the Catholic church and other things political. "Playing Dumb," a track on the new album, is centered on the sex abuse scandals with the Catholic Church. Petty say ...
A funny thing happened on the way to Jesus: "Seinfeld" writer Tom Leopold shares his heartfelt and inspiring faith journey + Thank you, Meshach Taylor + "Supernanny" on UP
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture So, there's this convert... I first met Tom Leopold , the accomplished sitcom writer ( Seinfeld, Cheers, Will & Grace ), comedian and host of Entertaining Truth on SiriusXM's Catholic Channel (Ch. 129/Thursdays, 1 PM ET) right after he was honored with The Christopher Spirit Award earlier this year in New Yor ...
There is a sense of peace and joy in believing in a good, gracious, merciful, loving, compassionate, understanding God. Blossom, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, sold; licensed open edition print at Framed Canvas Art. I'll be the first to admit that I make things too complicated, and as an astute and thoughtful reader wrote me about a recent article, The Kingdom of Heaven -- How Do ...
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