Category Archives: LGBT issues

No, The Anglican Communion Did Not Suspend the Episcopal Church

No, The Anglican Communion Did Not Suspend the Episcopal Church

By Frank Kirkpatrick Just when you thought the travails of the Episcopal Church in the United States (known as TEC) over issues of sexuality had settled down or gone underground, a group of leaders of Anglican bodies around the world met in Canterbury, England, and issued a communiqué “requiring” TEC not to participate in decision-making… Continue Reading

Papa Francisco, Si; Catholic Social Teaching, Not So Much

Papa Francisco, Si; Catholic Social Teaching, Not So Much

By Andrew Walsh   America loves a papal visit. For the tenth time since the Pope Paul VI made a one-day stop in New York in 1964, a familiar pattern of joyful adulation played out as Pope Francis visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia over six days in late September. Hundreds of thousands of people… Continue Reading

Tough Times for Mormon Orthodoxy

Tough Times for Mormon Orthodoxy

Watching the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struggle to control its public image has been a study in the difficulty of maintaining orthodoxy in the age of instant communication. When podcaster John Dehlin was excommunicated earlier this week for apostasy – his offenses included “spreading” his dissenting views “widely via the Internet” despite orders to stop – he announced the decision on a radio show, and posted the letter explaining the reasoning behind his ouster on his Mormon Stories website. Continue Reading