In a recent column for Time.com, contributor Tim Padgett suggests that the Catholic Church is nothing more than a sexist institution.
“The Vatican,” Padgett writes, “was apparently just warming up in 2010 when it declared, astonishingly, that ordaining females into the all-male Catholic priesthood would be a ‘grave sin’ on par with even pedophilia.”
Padgett goes on to claim that th... More
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In Iowa, Rick Santorum notes that unemployment for persons with college degrees is only 5%. Says we must revitalize manufacturing and processing. http://cvote.to/7c
The Pentagon is weighing base closures and military benefits in the face of budget cuts. http://cvote.to/7d
Says it all: Americans reduced debt... More
I’ll just give you the bookends. The article by Matthew Philips begins:
In the world of Vatican reversals, it�s a big one. According to a 41-page report released last week by the Roman Catholic Church�s International Theological Commission, limbo�a celestial middle ground between Heaven and Hell�is no longer necessary. That means that babies who die unbaptized are now free to go to h... More
Amy notes that the International Theological Commission’s report on Limbo has been released.
CNS has very good coverage:
After several years of study, the Vatican’s International Theological Commission said there are good reasons to hope that babies who die without being baptized go to heaven.
In a document published April 20, the commission said the traditional concept of limbo —... More
Carl Olson takes one for the team and reads through (with commentary) a hilariously bad article on Pope Benedict that recently appeared in The New Yorker.Really, you just have to laugh at these people. Hopefully they’ll eventually get embarassed enough to do a little research before they start rehashing the same old and tired prejudices.
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