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  • Language matters at an interfaith service

    Q: I'm a member of the U.S. Power Squadron, and every year we hold a non-sectarian memorial service in a church for members who died the previous year. The doxology is sung after the offering. This response refers to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost....
  • Let them eat cake

    In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: "Hate the sin, love the sinner." Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "religious freedom bill" passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the...
  • Southeast Side Catholic school gets reprieve after fundraising effort

    Southeast Side Catholic school gets reprieve after fundraising effort
    A Catholic school in the Hegewisch neighborhood, one of about half a dozen schools slated for closing by the Chicago archdiocese, has raised about $100,000 from the community and plans to remain open, according to officials. Representatives of Chicago...
  • Problem with Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Problem with Religious Freedom Restoration Act
      If Arizona legislators were being perfectly candid, they would have labeled their so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act precisely what it was, a "Right to Use Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Lesbians Act."...
  • Carnett: 'Just pray' is a good credo; still I yearn for holy places

    Sacred spaces. Do they exist on planet Earth? Are there spaces — natural or man-made — that bring us closer to the divine than, say, a supermarket checkout counter or a bus station washroom? Do spiritual vortexes exist where the holy can...
  • 'Non-Stop' tops 'Son of God' and 'Lego Movie'

    Mid-flight thriller "Non-Stop," the latest action movie to star Liam Neeson, flew just higher than "Son of God" to top the box office over the Oscar weekend.  "Non-Stop" grossed a studio-estimated $30 million in ticket sales in the United States and...
  • Letters: When sacred oxen are gored

    Re "Vaccinations, not scare tactics," Editorial, Feb. 27 As The Times says, religious beliefs should not legitimize acts contrary to the compelling societal interest of improving public health with vaccines. Religion-rooted controversies lately have...
  • Box Office: 'Non-Stop' Soars Past 'Son of God,' 'Lego Movie' With $30 Million Weekend Opening

    Universal's Liam Neeson-starrer "Non-Stop" looks to be unstoppable this Oscar weekend. With an expected $30 million weekend bow, the action-thriller is on track to crumble Warner Bros.-Village Roadshow's "The Lego Movie." Neeson is up against himself...
  • The God Squad: Where do dinosaurs fit into faith?

    Q: If God created the heavens, the Earth, all creatures and man in seven days, where do the dinosaurs fit in? We know from the fossil record that man and dinosaurs were segregated by millennia.— K., via cyberspace A: I've wanted to write about...
  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • Pray away the gay? Certainly not. But we can ban dangerous therapy.

    Pray away the gay? Certainly not. But we can ban dangerous therapy.
    There may have been a time when the impulse to “cure” people of their homosexuality through psychological or spiritual intervention was accepted as an ethical course of action. Those days are long gone. And yet even today, despite all...