Corpus Christi

Today in the Catholic calendar is Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ–a day established to honor the Catholic church’s dogma of transubstantiation, the teaching that “by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the…

Stifling Discussion

Under debate in the state next door: the Louisiana Science Education Act, which would, according to a news report, allow use of supplemental materials in classrooms which promote “critical thinking skills, logical analysis and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming and…

Tobacco Money vs. Academic Freedom

From Bruce Tomaso at the DMN Religion Blog, link to a NYT story: At One University, Tobacco Money Is a Secret. Tomaso comments: The university’s vice president for research, according to the story, refused to say how much money Philip Morris gave for this “restricted research.” Apparently, he forgot that he works for a public…