Catholicism

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Forgiveness in the Epoch of Me Too

Whose job is it, anyway?

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Fallen and Alone in Manchester

A new movie carries the world on its shoulders.

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Lay Down Your Weary Tune

My fear is generalized. This is now my country’s fear as well.

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Not Weird Enough

According to the author of a new Catholic handbook, eucharistic adoration should be the new yoga.

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Faith Enough

Visions come at the worst possible time.

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Crocodile Prayers

A reptilian pilgrimage in Spain.

Killing the Buddha

The Pope and Selfishness: Contradictions and Fictions

It was a record-scratching, “hold up, wait a minute” moment a few days ago when Pope Francis, who had just a couple of weeks back told Catholics that they don’t need to “breed like rabbits,” followed that up by stating that “the choice not to have children is selfish.” KtB editor Mary K. Valle and…

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Calvary Won’t Set you Free

Small parables about the possibilities of life beyond Catholicism.

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Diane praying with a member of a Holy Wisdom community after giving her communion in her home.

Q & A with Luc Novovitch, Director of God’s Daughters

Diane prays with a member of the Holy Wisdom community after giving her communion in her home. Roman Catholic Womenpriests have been in the news a lot lately. Even though automatic excommunication is the penalty for womenpriests as well as those who ordain them, they show no signs of backing down. Luc Novovitch, a former…

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KtB Religion News Roundup

The AV Club reports that, what with Captain America taking over the box office from Noah, comic books have reasserted themselves as “America’s favorite religion.” Let’s look at the numbers: apparently there are 24 million self-identified comic fans in the U.S.  Number of registered Catholics? 69,436,660. Clare O’Connor writes in Forbes about how some companies…

Killing the Buddha

The Praying Habit: Catholic Week

This was the week I was most looking forward to doing when I made this Lent commitment. Catholicism has been an ongoing presence in my life despite not being raised in the faith myself. Many of my friends and classmates growing up were Catholic—I was extremely jealous of their beautiful First Communion dresses (I got…

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Waiting For Facts

The shakeup in Berkeley’s Catholic community.

A Conservative Who Was Right About Occupy

In the heady early days of Occupy Wall Street, there was a lot of talk about whether this thing was really a movement or something else, something presumably less worthy of attention. In an early Room for Debate discussion at The New York Times, for instance, the eminent social movement scholar Stephen Zunes stressed that…

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He’s a Belieber

Justin Bieber, according to the New York Post, was recently “scouring New York for a pool” in which to conduct a “baptism-like ritual.” The fuzzy-lipped Canadian has been in trouble with the law as of late, and so required a “spiritual cleansing” of some sort. Justin is said to favor the Hillsong Church in New York,…

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Giving Thanks For Torn Bread

Last week, the  awesome Kaya Oakes, who’s written several beautiful personal essays for KtB, entrusted us with a new one, which she felt was a little more experimental, less linear than her other work. “Torn Bread” is a searching, self-reflective exploration of the feeling of receiving Communion from a female Episcopal priest, as a feminist Catholic…

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The Golden Helmet of Jubilation

Loki is my new Beatles, prayer-wise.

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Torn Bread

Communion in a woman’s hands.

Photo by Verónica Capriglioni.

Over the Rainbow

Gay Argentinians’ views on marriage, legal or not, are still shaped by forces beyond their control.