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David, Contraception, and the “Defenders” of “Religious Liberty”

June 20, 2012


When the Lectionary takes up the beloved story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49) this Sunday, many preachers will be sermonizing on a narrative with themes that have been embraced and reframed over and over again in American culture. Indeed, many of our nation’s favorite cultural tales favor the “little guy” […]

“A House Divided” in Catholic Bishops’ Masculinities (cf. Mark 3:19-27)

June 6, 2012


A few weeks ago a group of three former Catholic priests sent a letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune stating their opposition to the upcoming constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. And, while it received substantial news coverage, I found the response from the Archdiocese of St. Paul more significant insofar as it assumed a sort of […]