Life: Heavenly bodies
Lent is a perfect time to reflect on the humanity of Jesus, as well as our own. Alice Camille explores scripture and tradition, as well as some unlikely sources, for the answer to what that humanity encompasses.
Church: Pride and prejudice
While legislation regarding same-sex marriage may have pushed gay and lesbian issues to the fore in recent years, Kristen Hannum's timeline shows that the history of GLBT Catholics and their relationship with the church has been a long, winding road.
Culture: Smoke and mirrors
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Not the United States, whose social injustices have marred its image, writes Kevin Clarke.
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The Examined Life: Denying communion at a funeral: An offense worthy of suspension? Definitely
From the category of "you cannot be serious": A priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, Rev. Marcel Guarnizo, has, according to the Washington Post, denied communion to woman at her mother's funeral because she is a lesbian and living with a woman. He informed her of that in the communion line. He also left the altar when she delivered the post-communion eulogy for her mother.
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