Posts tagged "religion"

Are atheists imposing their views on others?

Atheists’ frequent criticism of Christianity and other religions is that they are trying to “impose their views on others.” Kept your religion to yourself, communities of believers are frequently instructed by atheists. Okay. Then perhaps atheists should follow their own advice. American Atheists have unveiled a tv commercial in which they are trying to attract... Read more »

Obama's flawed comparison of today's radical Islam with long-ago Christianity

Obama’s flawed comparison of today’s radical Islam with long-ago Christianity should be recognized, even by his most ardent supports, as apples and oranges. Obama made this strange comparison during a speech Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember... Read more »

Update: Neil Steinberg explains his anti-Catholic stereotyping in the Sun-Times

Neil Steinberg now has tried to explain the anti-Catholic stereotyping that he used in his recent Sun-Times column, ”The pope stumbles over Charlie Hebdo,”  Jan. 15, 2015. In it and his follow-up,  (“Do Jews go to Heaven?” in his blog, “Every goddamn day” here) he asserts that Catholic teaching (doctrine, dogma) condemns Jews (and by extension, all... Read more »
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A prayer for diversity

Neil Steinberg, a Sun-Times columnist, ponders whether there is a “prayer for diversity.” This enormous bounty — the dream of so many oppressed faiths for centuries — is not good enough for some. Believing their faiths to be drops of Truth from the lips of God, they want — no, they insist — that everybody else practice... Read more »

Newt Gingrich: The next Catholic president?

It came as a surprise to me to, even though I’m Catholic, that he is a convert. Here is a very informative article about the man. Hat tip to Blithe Spirit.

Notre Dame University again betrays Catholic pro-life principles

Notre Dame University again betrays Catholic pro-life principles
Roxanne M. Martino It did it by appointing to its board of trustees Roxanne M. Martino, a campaign contributor to political candidates who are strongly opposed to the Church’s teachings on life. The Cardinal Newman Society revealed her history: A review of Martino’s contribution history on City-Data.com (see here and here) revealed that she gave a... Read more »
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St. Sabina's: Parishioners' faith, not Fr. Pfleger is the question

You’d think that they weren’t on the same side. Cardinal Francis George and Father Michael Pfleger are both ordained priests of the Roman Catholic Church. According to that faith, both have direct lineage to the apostles and Christ. Both believe in and administer the sacraments. Both espouse virtue and condemn evil. Both are shepherds. But here we are,... Read more »

St. Sabina's: Parishioners' faith, not Fr. Pfleger is the question

You’d think that they weren’t on the same side. Cardinal Francis George and Father Michael Pfleger are both ordained priests of the Roman Catholic Church. According to that faith, both have direct lineage to the apostles and Christ. Both believe in and administer the sacraments. Both espouse virtue and condemn evil. Both are shepherds. But here we are,... Read more »

Is Father Pfleger the Christ?

( Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2011 ) Father Michael Pfleger gives prayers to his parishioners after the end of mass at St. Sabina Church. With his future at St. Sabina Catholic Church in doubt, a tired-sounding Pfleger stood in front of his parish Sunday and asked for its prayers. Two things puzzle... Read more »
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Something that gays and Christians should be able to agree on

In Afghanistan, a convert to Christianity faces the death sentence. And, according to some Islamic scholars, homosexuality likewise is to be punished by a death sentence. This is what we are told is what the Koran requires of such “crimes.” Well, if stoning a woman–but not a man–for adultery also is required, then I guess... Read more »
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