Sexuality & Gender

Essay

Uganda’s President Will Sign Anti-Gay Bill. How Did the Nation Get to this Point?

On February 14, news reports began to surface that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni planned to sign into law the nation’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill, often referred …

By Jason Bruner

Essay

Concerning “Goodbye Christ”: Langston Hughes, Political Poetry, and African American Religion

“Politics can be the graveyard of the poet. And only poetry can be his resurrection.” Langston Hughes (1964) On the afternoon of November 15, 1940, Langston …

By Wallace Best

Report

With New Pope, a More Open Catholic Church?

Alison Donohue teaches college writing in Hawaii, but her preference is to be back in a Catholic school, an environment where she spent more than …

By Michael O’Loughlin

Essay

On Anti-Semitic Tropes and the Naming of the Federal Reserve Chair

In a scene from the 2010 film The Social Network, the actor who portrays Larry Summers brushes off the WASPy Winklevoss twins, who come to …

By Rachel Gordan

Report

How a Nun Turned a Monastery Garage into a Global Catholic News Network

In March of 1978, a 55-year-old cloistered nun named Mother Angelica went to Chicago. She was there to give workshops to supporters who would distribute …

By Renée K. Gadoua

Essay

The Critic Within: On Father Andrew Greeley (1928-2013)

Father Andrew Greeley, who died in May at the age of 85, used to joke that he would be remembered as the Catholic priest who …

By Robert A. Orsi

Essay

What Marriage Equality Isn’t

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning same-sex marriage have been heavily touted as victories for the LGBT community. The material benefits that accompany marriage and …

By Kent L. Brintnall

Essay

The End of DOMA and the Dismantling of the “Straight State”

Advocates for marriage equality came away from yesterday’s Supreme Court pronouncements on same-sex marriage more jubilant than battered. But there was plenty of hurt to …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon

Essay

Why I Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage

Rich Stearns is a servant, a Wharton grad who leapt from the top of corporate America and landed in a stream, knees bent bracing. Arms …

By Eric Teetsel

Report

Being Gay at a Catholic University

When I was a student at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2005, a group of gay students organized with the aim of …

By Michael O’Loughlin

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Maine

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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THE TABLE

A setting to debate the issues of the day.

Should we teach religion in public schools? And if so, how?

How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools?

By Mark A. Chancey

The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

By Annie Laurie Gaylor

We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

By Joseph Laycock

To Teach or Not to Teach?

By Cynthia N. Dunbar

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