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Carmen Murguia describes coming out as a young, Catholic lesbian on Milwaukee’s South Side in the late-1960s and early 1970s. Read more

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former Vatican ambassador to Washington, D.C., well known for promoting rightwing causes, is openly calling on Pope Francis to resign. Read more

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No clear answers are possible in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s nail-biting production of Doubt. Read more


In Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart’s Path to the God Within, Vanderbilt history professor Joel F. Harrington does a good job writing the biography of the 14th-century Dominican friar who left no memoir or diary. Read more


No funerals for LGBTQ Catholics in Madison? Read more


The relentless Republican drive to destroy Planned Parenthood, the organization that has been protecting women’s health and reproductive rights for 100 years, is a swirling mass of illogical contradictions. Read more

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Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery—so far to widespread acclaim. He’s faulted the Catholic Church for its negative obsession Read more

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In recent years, an unholy alliance between conservative Catholic clerics and right-wing politicians has become so brazen many people may have forgotten there was once widespread fear of Read more

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A bill to allow adult victims of child sex crimes sue their abuser has been introduced in the state Legislature yet again. Although it is championed by four Democratic Read more

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You’d think lawyers suing a major religion that proclaims itself to be the guiding authority on moral behavior in every aspect of life would have the easiest job in the Read more

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Humor and religion may not seem synonymous, especially these days, but theologian Daniel Maguire merges the two in his funny and contemplative new book A Merry Memoir of Sex, Death, and Religion. This enlightening memoir Read more


Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan didn’t make any major gaffes in last week’s debate. But that doesn’t mean that he’s ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency... Read more

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The most amazing outcome of the Republican Party state primary for the U.S. Senate wasn't that Tommy Thompson... Read more

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Many Supreme Court watchers and political pundits predicted that the conservative majority on the bench would strike down portions—or all—of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), so those who care about women's health were relieved that. Read more

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It's been obvious for some time now that Republicans have no use for people of hues darker than pink... Read more

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