Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Bob Thurman: The Pope Hits a Triple

Thurman; It is further unfortunate that discussion of the encyclical will apparently survive only a few news cycles. At this writing, it has already disappeared from the mainstream media. Instead, every interviewer should be regularly pushing it in the face of every presidential and congressional candidate.

Mark Fiore: The Gospel of Denial

Fiore: Now that Pope Francis has come out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of “science” not religion. Where does this pope guy get off on mixing religion and politics, sheesh!

▶ Why Obama Is Right to Avoid a Double Standard on Modern Christian Atrocities (Video)

“Other Christians worked for abolition, so all this support for enslavement was not intrinsic to Christianity; it was a matter of a particular interpretation of Christianity. Slavery was widespread in the world, but Southern American plantation slavery was called the ‘peculiar institution’ for a reason– much slavery elsewhere was household slavery, as in most of the Muslim world. It was no fun to be someone’s property in a household either, but plantations (and this was true of Brazilian plantations as well) were particularly deadly, often killing the workers by age 40.”

Chris Hedges: Suffering? Well, You Deserve It

“The free market norm assumes a frictionless exchange which maximizes everyone’s well-being,” he said. “The existence of … coercive instruments, such as the prisons and the enormous military, makes you think that the theory is not all it is purported to be. There is a gap between what it pretends to be and what it […]

Evergreene Digest: Roy Bourgeois | An Open Letter to Pope Francis

Any movement rooted in love, justice, and equality is of the Divine and cannot be stopped. And so one day our Catholic Church will have women priests and marriage equality.  I do hope, Pope Francis, that you will implement these changes as soon as possible. Pink Smoke Over the Vatican Roy Bourgeois, Religion Dispatches  January 21, […]

▶ Noam Chomsky on the Pope’s Radicalism

Published on Dec 5, 2013  Robert Malin  via The Raw Story Full Blog post on Huffington Post. Please paste comments there. Getting Serious With the Gospels: Chomsky on the Church http://huff.to/1cnL3yb via @HuffPostRelig Note from Abel Collins ” I sat down to discuss a wide range of topics with the idol of my high school days, Noam Chomsky, in […]