What Does Theology Have to do with Life?

In case you missed my previous speculation about the Virgin Mary, I’ll point out that it’s surprisingly easy to start speculating about theology, even when you know better. What I really wanted to talk about, rather than female ordination, was an old conversation about art that took place in early twentieth century France. By contrast,…

Personal Mother Versus Archetypal Mother

My criticism of Christianity has nothing to do with the beliefs or the theology. It has to do with its economic effects on communities. Of course these effects didn’t originate with Christianity. They originated with the Greek philosophers who remain influential in Christianity. Recently the Pope has made it clear that the Greeks are staying….

If Female Ordination is the Answer What’s the Question?

The female ordination faction is killing me. I wrote the last article to clarify the one before it but I think I made it worse. I was trying to say that Catholic women are free to make a plan for community reform without asking for ordination. When I said the bit about ‘resistance from the…

Female Ordination as Strategy

I think I’d better explain my position on female ordination. First, I know there are Christian Churches that ordain women. At this time, the most I can say about them is that they seem to represent a fundamental change in thinking. But for the most part, the world’s religions speak with a masculine voice. This…

If You Want Out of the Conversation You’ll Need a Better Excuse

If the New York Times is correct the Left has already reached a verdict on the conversation. Here I still am trying to sort out what to talk about next, a difficult thing to do when there are so many possibilities, and it’s taken these worthies about two years to decide that this conversation is…