Catholic Church

No funerals for LGBTQ Catholics in Madison? more

Oct 31, 2017 4:50 PM My LGBTQ POV

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. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:36 PM Taking Liberties 6 Comments

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 more

Dec 18, 2013 1:55 AM News Features

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 more

Oct 2, 2013 12:28 AM Taking Liberties

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 more

Jul 10, 2013 11:50 PM Issue of the Week

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 more

Jul 10, 2013 3:33 PM Taking Liberties

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 more

Apr 12, 2013 12:55 AM Books

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... more

Oct 17, 2012 8:00 AM Issue of the Week

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

Aug 21, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 15 Comments

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. more

Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 4 Comments

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

Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 11 Comments