I’ve heard the most appalling — and the most beautiful — messages about sex in the church. Too often, the church is silent and bashful about sex, and when the church has spoken out about sex, many messages I heard have either been shaming or repressive. Here’s the 10 best thing I’ve ever heard about “Christian sex.”
Archives: January 2013
(RNS) While researchers don’t know exactly how common it is, the nation’s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists says women should be screened for ‘reproductive coercion.’
(RNS) The head of a schismatic traditionalists recently labeled Jews “enemies of the Church.” And while that statement could have sparked an interfaith crisis, it’s instead motivated Catholic leaders to directly repudiate him with strongly worded pledges of friendship with Jews.
There are signs that a younger generation of Catholic leaders have learned lessons from the last decade and are attempting to be as open as possible when a crisis comes to their diocese. Yet in the case of a priest diagnosed with “non-sexual self-bondage,” that desire for transparency may have produced a response that caused more harm than good.
(RNS) “It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head — I’m going to sound like such a lunatic — and then your whole body is filled with this electric current. And you just start speaking, but you’re not thinking because you have no idea what you’re saying. Words are [...]
A Christian pastor was sentenced in Iran. Three rabbis sought to make their inaugural prayers “Jewier.” Megan Fox speaks in tongues.
Throngs of anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall Friday (Jan. 25) for a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. After speeches by new March for Life President Jeanne Monahan and political and religious leaders, they marched to the steps of the high court. RNS video and photos [...]
(RNS) “The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed. It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.” – The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria, in a [...]
LONDON (RNS) The increasing isolation of Britain’s Muslim community is leading to stepped-up attacks against Muslims and a sense that Muslims can act like “idiots” against outsiders in some parts of the city, British government and Muslim leaders say.
(RNS) A Catholic hospital in Colorado has argued in court documents that it is not liable for the deaths of two 7-month-old fetuses because those fetuses are not people.