I Left The Church To Become A Witch, And I'm Never Looking Back

For the longest time, it felt like a dirty secret that I needed to hide from everyone. I left the church to become a witch! Read...
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Finding My Rebel Catholicism In Mexico City

In my rebel Catholicism, and the Catholicism that I see so many other Latinx people practice, faith and cynicism are dancing partners that invent Read...
Michelle Threadgould    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
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Not Your Grandmother’s Religion: Why My Parochial Education Was A Big Fail

I spent nine years attending Catholic School. I’m pretty sure I would have been there for twelve if the grades offered went beyond the Junior High Read...
Judith Liebaert    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
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My Catholic Father Uses Our Spiritual Differences To "Keep Me In Line"

The through line of my life has been the tension caused by my father believing that I should “fall in line” and defer to his patriarchal authority. Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   02.22.17   |   SHARE
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Religion vs. Motherhood: Why I Doubt My Choices

I am still a very spiritual person, but don’t necessarily agree with a lot of the things I was taught growing up — or the way it was shoved down our Read...
Allison Cooper    |   05.9.16   |   SHARE

Why Progressives Need Conservatism To Save The Church

Conservative fetishization of the past is myopic, simplistic, and mean-spirited—but progressives can be too quick to cede tradition. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   03.10.15   |   SHARE
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Vatican Kicks Off Highly Dubious "Women's Culture" Conference

Too bad the Vatican has already undermined the entire project with its own daft efforts at outreach. Read...
Katie Tandy   |   02.4.15   |   SHARE
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Catholic Conversion Therapy: When Religion, Sexuality, And Gender Collide

In an attempt to understand the apparent motives of conversion “therapists,” I contacted a number of them. Here's what they had to say. Read...
Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld of The Good Men Project    |   01.14.15   |   SHARE
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