Monthly Archives: July 2014

Chalices, Queer Theory, and More: So Much Internet

John Corvino argues that a little knowledge of queer theory is a dangerous thing, in Thinking Straight? Where Social Conservatives Go Wrong on Sexuality. His essay includes nice clear discussions of how sexuality can be socially constructed without, therefore, being … Continue reading

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The Encyclical Crisis Then (and Now)

Commonweal Magazine selects various stories from past issues to post on its website, and this month they’ve included theologian Fr. Bernard Häring‘s response to Humanae Vitae, the 1968 papal encyclical that banned artificial contraception. In many ways, as I’ve written … Continue reading

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Debts or Trespasses? And Other Riffs on the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those … Continue reading

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Summer Slushbrain: So Much Internet

Interesting things I’ve surfed across recently while my brain is on summer vacation: A graphic showing the relationships between, and relative sizes of, the various branches and movements of Islam. A serious look at the sexually abusive actions of John … Continue reading

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