I Hope I Never Have to Attend a Catholic Funeral

There was a story the other day of a Catholic priest ruining a funeral because it was more important to him that Catholic tradition be preserved and a lesbian family member get denied communion than it was to have a service the family would have appreciated. I didn’t realize Catholics have a habit of making [Read More...]

What Happens After You Die?

These beliefs make as much sense as all the religious ones: (via SMBC Theater — Thanks to Paul for the link!) [Read more...]

Don’t Blame the Priest for Acting Catholic

Loetta Johnson died recently and, at her funeral, her daughter Barbara Johnson went up to receive communion from Rev. Marcel Guarnizo. What happened next made national news: The priest refused Johnson, who is gay, the sacramental bread and wine. “He covered the bowl with the Eucharist with his hand and looked at me, and said [Read More...]

In Memory of Tina Strobos

Dr. Tina Strobos died earlier this week. She was 91. She saved the lives of more than 100 Jews during the Holocaust by allowing them refuge in her Amsterdam home. She gave them food and medical care. She cleverly found ways to obtain fake passports for them. She was arrested nine times. Her house was [Read More...]

Grief Beyond Belief Group Gets Major Press

Back in June, 2011, Grief Beyond Belief was created in order to support those who experienced the death of a spouse, or child, or friend, but didn’t want to bring religion into the conversation. Rebecca Hensler‘s group is now getting some major media attention, thanks to Kimberly Winston at the Religion News Service: For nonbelievers, [Read More...]


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