Archive: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007
You pray with intention- you do what you are doing deliberately. If you do not understand, you cannot do that properly.
By Julia Neuberger | July 13, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (275)
In my opinion, it's fine to do the Catholic Mass in Latin, if the priest and the audience want to. Ancient languages are wonderful to give a sense of connection to tradition - though Jesus himself spoke Aramaic, and much...
By Robert Thurman | July 13, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (46)
Worship must be rooted in the Scripture, the Creeds, and the Apostolic teaching that all Christians hold in common.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | July 13, 2007; 8:53 AM ET | Comments (30)
Latin, while old, is not religion. It is neither sacred nor better than the current vernacular language.
By Chester Gillis | July 13, 2007; 7:18 AM ET | Comments (30)
What is wrong with a religion that claims to have an infallible leader is the idea that what was once held sacred must remain sacred today.
By Susan Jacoby | July 12, 2007; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (373)
Super-titles have been an enormous boon in the opera, which is, after all, very much like the church.
By Wendy Doniger | July 12, 2007; 8:26 AM ET | Comments (875)
For most of us the sound of spoken Latin may be so alien that the poetry in it is difficult to hear.
By Christopher Dickey | July 12, 2007; 7:21 AM ET | Comments (33)
Suggesting we change a line in the liturgy would be considered heretical -- and not just mildly heretical but wildly so -- in the eyes of many Muslims
By Pamela K. Taylor | July 11, 2007; 8:37 AM ET | Comments (219)
False is the argument that people need to hear everything in their own language in order to understand.
By Willis E. Elliott | July 11, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (56)
To revive the Latin Mass now is to give the Catholic faith over to the dead hand of traditionalism.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | July 11, 2007; 6:38 AM ET | Comments (46)
Supporting a Pagan’s right to freedom of worship is one of the best things Christians can do to safeguard their own freedom.
By Starhawk | July 10, 2007; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (125)
II would vote for a Pagan, although Paganism is un-American.
By Willis E. Elliott | July 10, 2007; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (588)
Religion, really, has nothing to do with it.
By Pamela K. Taylor | July 10, 2007; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (89)
Some who read this blog will bring images of godless hedonists who worship nothing or, worse, come close to worshipping satan.
By Bob Edgar | July 9, 2007; 9:57 AM ET | Comments (112)
Sure I’d vote for a Pagan (I think I probably already have, quite often), but I don’t think there should be a Pagan chaplain. There are two different issues here, complicated by the fact that there are two very different...
By Wendy Doniger | July 9, 2007; 8:10 AM ET | Comments (55)
Here is another argument in favor of atheism, as opposed to either polytheistic or monotheistic religion. Atheism costs the taxpayers nothing.
By Susan Jacoby | July 9, 2007; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (446)
I wonder about a person's judgment if he, or she, has embraced paganism.
By Cal Thomas | July 9, 2007; 6:33 AM ET | Comments (117)