Staying An Ash Wednesday Execution Wesley Allen Mercer is scheduled to die today by lethal injection in the state of Louisiana. Mercer beat his 6-year old son to death back in 1992 and has been on death row ever since his conviction. Considering Louisiana’s capital punishment laws It is no surprise that he is scheduled… Read more Staying An Ash Wednesday Execution
Congregants get what Cardinals Don’t Amen to that!
Via Kristof: “We are All Nuns” Excellent and inspiring piece by the NYT’s Nicolaus Kristof. Through all the controversy the Catholic Church has been forcing upon itself over the last few years, you would think they would try to HEIGHTEN the importance of the best bastion’s of their religion… but no, even the 70+ year… Read more Via Kristof: “We are All Nuns”
Just started following “St. Thomas the Doubter” Church because of cartoons like this one! Classic! This is a great illustration of why fundamentalism exists. Somehow, in the midst of all of this division, people want certainty. So new trends evolve in order to provide certainty… but the giant web of divisions increases yearly which adds… Read more Doubt and Faith
So, the most recent roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (sometimes derogatorily called Obamacare) is to require all insurance policies to cover birth control without a co-pay. This seems great… unless you’re Catholic, of course. Catholics don’t “officially” believe in birth control. There are several other very conservative denominations who also equate birth control with pre-emptive abortion,… Read more “The Pill” on Both Your Houses!