Life: Take a closer look
How should you read the Bible? The monastic way: slow and steady, says Sister Sheryl Chen, O.C.S.O.
Church: Take it to the board
The diocesan review board is one of the most important reforms of the sex abuse crisis, but its ability to keep predators out of priestly ministry depends on the prelate in charge.
Culture: In the service
With two wars in progress, there is a significant shortage of Catholic chaplains in the U.S. armed forces. John Lasker reports on both those who follow and those who question the military's marching orders.
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Margin Notes: How are we holding high the torch today?
Recently, we've been arguing about our budget priorities amid a monstrous national deficit. At the center of debate lies a question about funding for our military
. To me, the best way that we can hold the torch high is by striving for policies and trying to live lifestyles that limit war, death, and destruction.
The Examined Life: Locked and loaded? The Knights of Columbus v. HHS
The Knights of Columbus are taking it up a notch with their May issue of Columbia magazine, which prominently features a mounted cowboy-looking guy holding a rifle and wearing a crucifix around his neck.
The Examined Life: HHS is "raping" the First Amendment?
Rape is violent. It's an expression of power over someone who, in that situation, does not have it. It's usually sexual, and it leaves the victim depleted and diminished.
Does that sound like what HHS is doing to the First Amendment?
The Examined Life: Can you agree on contraception, but disagree on "religious liberty"?
You might not agree with the bishops' interpretation of the law in this case, but that doesn't necessarily mean you reject the teaching of the church on contraception.
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