This past weekend former-educational-TV-star-turned-science-advocate Bill Nye posted a video about abortion on Big Think. Nye attempts to use science to resolve the debate about abortion and arrives at the following conclusion: “When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction...
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Editors Note: In light of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, we are continuing a series of posts that answer the most common arguments made against the office of the papacy and the men who have held that office. The first post in the series can be accessed here.
Myth #3: Peter was important, but he had no special authority that could be passed...
As Pope Francis travels through the United States during his visit to the World Congress of Families in Pennsylvania, expect critics of all stripes to be denouncing him and his office. That’s why this week we will be publishing a series of posts that refute these pernicious myths about the office of the Papacy as well as those who have held that office.
Myth #1 - The papacy is not found in the Bible.
It’s true the word papacy is not in the Bible, but...
I was glad I was sitting down when I read about the priest in a small town in Wisconsin. His parish just finished purchasing extensive land on which to construct a new church and other buildings. The congregation had been in a celebratory mood. In the Sunday bulletin he reported that “we truly ‘christened’ our new property . . . when we carried the Blessed Sacrament in procession there. As I broke up particles of the Sacred Host and scattered them over our 37 acres . . .”
To celebrate suicide prevention week, advocates of doctor-assisted suicide rammed a bill through the California legislature that they had been unable to pass previously.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not said whether or not he will sign the bill, criticized the surprise tactics used by those in the legislature.