The Medjugorje Hoax Begins to Unravel

Pope Benedict XVI has laicized a priest at the center of the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje. More at Commonweal. Here are some links I once had on my webpage (via Web Archive) about Medjugorje, many of which demonstrate that the alleged visions were part of the hysteria of nationalism and religious fanaticism that…

Chaplain Shortage–Who’s to Blame?

A recent AP story notes that there is a severe shortage of chaplains in the National Guard. The shortage is most severe for Catholics (reflective of the shortage of priests generally) and mainline Protestant groups. Minority faiths are also drastically underrepresented: The Army National Guard has just six rabbis and no imams for its 362,000…

A Taste of Christian Zionism

A neighboring church hosted a pastors’ brunch this morning with John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. The purpose was to introduce Hagee’s organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Most of those attending were Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Baptist. I went mainly to get acquainted with my neighbors–I knew going in that my theology goes…