Catholicism and Me

I'm Catholic. I'm a Catholic in my heart, in my morality and in my soul. I didn't practice Catholicism for a long time — it may well have been forty years. If someone asked me my religion during that time, I said, "I'm a recovering Catholic." Get it?

Draupadi and the Mahabharata

The Indian epic, the Mahabharata, is a tale of love, of hate, of two clans who vie for a kingdom, of a dice game where a kingdom is lost . . . and of a war to the death fought to gain back that kingdom.

Racism, Life Lessons and Memorable Movies

There are more than one set of values and morals available to me in life. How do I choose the right one? And where did those values and morals come from. How do I decide which path to take.

Gods and Goddesses

I'm afraid to talk about the Goddess. God, the big patriarchal male God will strike me down. This depiction of God the Father is from the Sistine Chapel.

 

A Goddess Who Wept

The Temple to the Goddess Inanna in Sumeria was the central core of the community for centuries prior to and during the biblical era. The temple owned much of the arable land and herds of domesticated animals. It was the temple that regulated the law. It was the temple that kept the economic and social records.