Chicago singer-songwriter Neal Francis isn’t particularly religious, but the church has had a deep impact on his music. As a child piano prodigy, Francis learned to play the pipe organ […]
The celebrated short-story writer and recent debut novelist discusses his formative years in and around the city of his birth.
Rediscovering the Twilight Zone-esque Catholic television series Insight, which ran from 1960 to 1983
The 75-year-old writer-director talks about Catholicism, movie stars, and memories of Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Dan on shopping for safe and nontoxic dildos, committing to marriage on a coin toss, and advising employees about their cuckolding ways
In the Art Institute’s “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity,” painter James Tissot’s muse stands in sharp focus.
One to watch this fall: filmmaker Mary Fishman combats the culture of looking down on nuns
Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti ponders organized religion with We Have a Pope
The Virgin Mary once visited, and now so do throngs of the faithful
Pick your battles.
Robert McClory’s Radical Disciple looks at Father Pfleger as not just an activist but a priest.
Look, kiddo, you get one life, one chance at happiness. If it gives you a spiritual semi to fantasize about a God who created you gay but forbids you to act on your emotional and sexual attraction to men, knock your damn self out. But you can have a boyfriend and Jesus, too. You just have to do what people have been doing since the first terrified idiot invented the first religion: improvise.
The John Edwards campaign hired two bloggers — one of them’s local — and caught flak for their bad language.
Cattle Transit Authority, and what are Zorn and the Pope talking about?
Robert McClory’s 1989 profile of Father Michael Pfleger