Culture

January 15, 2015

Wait. Do We Get To Be Charlie Hebdo Too?

  Thank God the Pope said what he did about Charlie Hebdo. He said it’s wrong to kill in the name of God, but it’s also wrong
January 16, 2015
Pope Francis visiting a Buddhist temple (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano/pool)

The Call to Prayer, Pluralism, Provocations, and the Pope’s Punch

Religious freedom is a basic human right. This is not terribly controversial by itself, but when we come to the details, things can get messy. At
January 17, 2015

NBC’s ‘A.D.: The Bible Continues’: The Greatest Story Not as Often Told (Video)

If there’s one thing that spouses and producing partners Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (bottom row, center) learned during their hands-on promotional efforts for their History
January 19, 2015

All God’s Children

Today we honor the memory of one of the great figures in the struggle for civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have seen so
January 19, 2015

The Pope, Freedom of Speech, and the Constitution

Last week Pope Francis encountered some criticism for suggesting that there are limits to freedom of speech.  His comments were made in the wake of the
January 20, 2015

Loaded Language on “Marriage” Heads to the Supreme Court

During Pope Francis’ Encounter with Families in the Philippines this week, the Holy Father commented on particular threats to the good of the family, saying, “The
January 21, 2015

‘Chaste, Gay Couples’ and Other Same-Sex Unions

  In certain Catholic landscapes, an unsettling custom seems to be developing. Many Catholic writers, pundits, and thinkers are opting to give a thumbs-up to the