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Vatican's 'Defeat for Humanity' Statement Shows Church Officials Have Not Learned from the Irish Example

Reactions to Ireland’s historic referendum vote to establish same-gender marriage in that nation have brought responses from around the globe.  The latest reaction came from the Vatican Secretary of State who said it was “Not a defeat for Christian principles, it was a defeat for humanity.” 1,119 more words


Will World Meeting of Families Accept Catholic LGBT Organizations?

In September of 2015, the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families (WMF) will bring together about 20,000 pilgrims to Philadelphia from all over the world to discuss family issues in the light of faith.   628 more words


A Civics Lesson When You Least Want One!

When I was a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, my mother always told me that I wasn’t allowed to quit something just because I didn’t like the outcome. 731 more words


Mormon Lessons for the Unification Church

By Takayoshi Sugawara

The rise of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) is an incredible story of a persecuted Christian offshoot that has grown to become the most successful, new global religion in the 14 centuries since Islam. 1,688 more words


Life After Death(s)

There always seems to be a tremendous amount of focus and fascination surrounding the topic of life after death. An analysis of whether there is a life after an individual passes on. 1,065 more words

Self Reflection

A Great Day for Irish Lay Catholics! And for Lay Catholics in El Salvador, Too!

The following is the statement of Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry, on the occasion of Ireland voting to legalize marriage for lesbian and gay couples: 638 more words


Ireland Votes on Marriage Today, While Bishops' Political Influence Wanes

Irish voters will decide today whether to legalize same-gender marriage in this most Catholic of nations. If they succeed, the vote would be the first national referendum in the world to endorse marriage equality. 1,034 more words