Sacrilege!

***Warning, this post contains satire. Read accordingly. *** This weekend, I read an article that surprised me…, at first. It seems that Timothy Schmalz, an artist in Ontario, Canada, created a statue of Jesus that was rejected by most of the churches he offered it to. Wait a minute, a statue of Jesus that was […]

Whose Truth?

I don’t write about the Catholic Church much. Not so much because I disagree with them, but because they are outside my frame of reference. I’ve only been to a couple of Catholic services in my life and, as a southerner, that whole hierarchy and papal infallibility thing makes me itch. If I don’t write […]

Spiritual Bullying

Spiritual bullying…, not two words you expect to see together, but it happens. Probably the most visible aspect of spiritual bullying is that old chestnut, “Love sinner, hate the sin”, which is almost always applied to LGBT folks. Interesting note, that particular phrase doesn’t come from the Bible. The exact quote comes from Mohandas K. Gandhi’s autobiography. […]

Turning Back The Clock

Is it just me or does there seem to be a concerted effort to turn the clock back to the 1950’s? Recently, we’ve seen major arguments about birth control, over whether it should be covered under insurance or even allowed at all. Several Catholic Universities have cancelled all health care for students rather than comply with the […]

People Before Everything Else

     Unless you live under a rock, you’re aware of the goings on at Penn State University.  But, on the off-chance you’ve missed it, I’ll give you a brief synopsis.  Last week (November 4th, to be precise), Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly indicted former Penn State defensive coördinator Jerry Sandusky on 40 counts of molesting young boys, ranging in […]