Day: October 19, 2014

“The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord”

Scott Carter, a former standup comedian who once suffered from a near-death bout with asthma, has written a play called, “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord”. Carter’s play is about spiritual questions from the perspective of the three men and, for Carter, is a means of understanding the […]

Catholic Bishops fail to welcome gays, divorced Christians

On Saturday at the Vatican Extraordinary Synod on the Family, efforts to welcome LGBT and divorced Catholics failed: Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.