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June 02, 2014
New on AlterNet: Catholicism’s Demonic Revival
My latest column is up on AlterNet, Why Do Many Christians Still Literally Believe in...
May 13, 2014
Sympathy for the Devil
I wanted to write about something important this week, like the Greece v. Galloway decision,...
May 12, 2014
Satan Comes to Harvard
As I've written in the past, I find Satanism silly and juvenile. If you're an...
April 02, 2014
Upsets the Courtiers
I'm greatly enjoying the new Cosmos, but there are those who are none too pleased...
February 17, 2014
The World Is Changing and the Churches Are Afraid
Last week, a Daylight Atheism commenter (thanks, Nathaniel!) pointed out that my post "Aid in...
February 12, 2014
Aid in Dying
In 1994, Oregon became the first U.S. state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for the terminally...
January 29, 2014
Who Speaks for American Catholics?
Last week during my interview on the Nick Givas Radio Show, the host, himself a...
December 28, 2013
Weekend Coffee: December 28
While you rest and recover from all the holiday feasting, some links: • The eruption...
December 11, 2013
When Bishops Tie the Doctor’s Hands
Although the media has been thrilled by some symbolic statements about poverty by Pope Francis,...
September 24, 2013
New Pope, Same Old Dogmas
Earlier this summer, I wrote about some conciliatory (but ultimately meaningless) remarks from Pope Francis...
September 18, 2013
The Dreamy Hormones of Matrimony
Last week on Twitter, I saw a link to a Catholic site calling itself Fix...
August 19, 2013
Moral Relativism in the Catholic Church
Back in March, I wrote a post about how the Catholic church isn't a democracy...
July 31, 2013
The Pope and Gay People: Nothing’s Changed
The media has been in a tizzy these past few days over some remarks made...
July 17, 2013
World News Roundup
I can't write about every story that crosses my radar, as much as I'd like...
March 16, 2013
Weekend Coffee: March 16
• As you all know, there's a new pope in town: Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of...
March 06, 2013
Fifty Reasons to Boycott the Catholic Church
This article was originally published on AlterNet. Last year in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar died, and...
March 04, 2013
The Increasing Problem of Religious Hospitals
The needless death of Savita Halappanavar last year, after a Catholic hospital refused to terminate...
March 01, 2013
The Catholic Church Is Not a Democracy
Pope Benedict's surprise resignation has set off a frenzy of speculation as to who the...
February 20, 2013
The Church Isn’t Too Good at Introspection
While doing research for another post, I came across a slew of articles with a...
February 10, 2013
Weekend Coffee: February 10
• No matter how many compromises the Obama administration offers, Catholic bishops just don't want...
December 22, 2012
The Twitter Report: Let’s Have A Rousing Welcome for the Pope
On a related note to my last post, you've probably heard that the Pope recently took...
December 21, 2012
Reasons to Quit the Catholic Church: A Coda
Even though I just published a long list of reasons why good people should leave the...
November 28, 2012
What the Bishops Have to Say For Themselves
Ireland's Catholic bishops have released an official statement on the death of Savita Halappanavar, to...
November 27, 2012
New on AlterNet: Reasons to Boycott the Catholic Church
My latest column has been posted on AlterNet, 50 Reasons to Boycott the Catholic Church....
November 17, 2012
Catholic Bloggers Don’t Understand Catholic Doctrine
Following up on my post about the preventable death of Savita Halappanavar due to anti-choice...
November 16, 2012
Savita Halappanavar is dead, and she shouldn't be. That has to be the beginning and...
September 26, 2012
German Catholics, It’s Time to Quit the Church
I've been writing a lot lately about reasons to quit the Catholic church, and judging...
July 27, 2012
How to Ruin Your Moral Authority
On Tuesday, Monsignor William Lynn, former secretary of clergy for the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia,...
June 27, 2012
Today’s Reasons to Quit the Catholic Church
Over the last few years, it's become increasingly clear that there's no longer any place...
June 19, 2012
My Questions for Leah Libresco
As you may be aware, Leah Libresco at Unequally Yoked had a startling announcement yesterday:...
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