A small c catholic: Forgiveness can be risky. It can be painful. It can be and usually is necessary, but if you imagine it's an easy matter, you are delusional.
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A small c catholic: A story on Hans Küng shows Bill Tammeus how the Catholic and Protestant churches compare and how they're different.
A small c catholic: Bill Tammeus says that by not having female priests, Catholics are short-changed, missing the blessings female clergy members can bring to a parish.
A small c catholic: It didn't surprise me that a few readers who responded to my last NCR column about Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City accused me of anti-Catholic bias.
A small c catholic: No one is suggesting Kansas City, Mo., Bishop Robert Finn can't be forgiven his sins, but he has the obligation to avoid further damage.
A small c catholic: In a faith community, members know they are loved. In a time of one night stands and neighbors whose names we don't know, that's a lot.
A small c catholic: As we become more familiar with each other's faith communities and there's less likely to be either suspicion or animosity, which can grow when there is separation.
A small c catholic: Protestants used to rule the country, but now they are freed from the obligations of defending the status quo.
A small c catholic: Despite not being Catholic, Bill Tammeus remembers fondly the days of Vatican II, but thinks today there's a retrenchment of its hope.
Column: Both major political parties in the United States have it wrong, Bill Tammeus writes. It's not all about the economy, stupid. And it never should have been.