Entries from September 2009

Not Guilty

The other day a friend told me about a poster he saw which made me both sad and angry. It was a photo of several eight year-olds dressed in their Sunday best, kneeling at the altar of a Catholic church, apparently taking their first communion. The large caption underneath read: Not Guilty. Catholicism, indeed most […]

Belief vs. Action

I just heard the wonderful religious scholar, Karen Armstrong, interviewed on NPR. She spent seven years as a Catholic nun feeling very empty and disillusioned before leaving and has since written several books on religion and spirituality which provide much needed perspective and clarity on these issues. Armstrong has a new book out called The […]