Catholicism played a large role in democratizing this country, and now Catholicism and religion can play a huge role in putting the values system right.
Aug 12, 2014
Thirty-five is half a life. I can't lose the other half. I've lost so much living as a shadow of a person.
Aug 13, 2014
I don't like to talk badly about the Islamic State too much. At the end of the day, they're my brothers in Islam. But they're making mistakes, and they're too harsh on people, and they don't listen to scholars. I'm 100 percent convinced that they're on the wrong path.
Sep 05, 2014
I think there’s a sexual awakening going on among Iranian youth that transcends class, transcends religious barriers [and] religious differences at the moment. I’ve seen it really trickle down. So I think society is slowly changing, but the biggest fear for people is getting in trouble with the regime - getting in trouble with the law.
Sep 02, 2014
Not only should we not get our moral compass from religion, as a matter of fact we don’t…if you actually look at the bible or the Koran, and get your moral compass from there, it’s horrible – stoning people to death, stoning people for breaking the Sabbath. Now, of course we don’t do that anymore, but the reason we don’t do it is that we pick out those verses of the bible that we like, and reject those verses we don’t like. What criteria do we use to pick out the good ones and reject the bad ones? Non-biblical criteria, non-religious criteria. The same criteria as guide any modern person in their moral compass that has nothing to do with religion.
Sep 27, 2013
Cardinal Dolan, of course, has a very, very hard job: trying to hold up Catholic family values in sexually liberal New York City. I’m not saying New York is the Gay Mecca. But it’s at least Gay-rusalem.
Oct 18, 2013
If we truly believe we can end all abortion, then we must also address the fact that many of those children will end up orphans.
Oct 18, 2013
And in a year that saw the internet invalidating the issues of women of color, excluding them from important conversations about feminism, and - frankly - excluding them from feminism period (remember @Karynthia’s #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen and Michelle Cottle’s FLOTUS is a Feminist Nightmare), Beyonce came through with the power of Jesus Christ himself and did quite the opposite on a public stage.
Dec 13, 2013