Tag Archives: Pope Francis

How to Organize a Ban Nuclear Weapons Campaign, State by State, by Marie Braun

The next step toward attaining a world free of nuclear weapons must involve the nuclear armed states.  Disarming nuclear weapons should not be a difficult process since we have the technical expertise and verification procedures in place.

Mark Fiore: Islamophobic Air (Video)

Now that Pope Francis made the wonderful symbolic gesture of flying twelve Syrian refugees to Rome on his plane, let’s take a look at what it’s like for Muslims flying on planes in the United States.

Carol Masters | Take it on Faith: Militarism and Environmental Destruction Not an Option

Masters: His criticism was not limited to the manufacturers; Francis also called out investors, saying “duplicity is the currency of today…they say one thing and do another.”

David Swanson: Pope Tells World’s Top Arms Dealers to End Arms Trade

Swanson: Perhaps they even heard the shout of honesty in the line: “Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood.”

Rabbi Lerner: Save the Pope’s Radical Prophetic Message from Media Trivialization

Lerner: Few Americans realize that the Pope’s recent encyclical on the environment is one of the most articulate and accessible presentations of why there is scant chance to avoid environmental disaster unless we radically transform our global economic and political order.

John Kiriakou: The Pope Goes to Prison in America

Kiriakou: The United States is not the only country in the world with private, for-profit prisons, although it certainly has the most, and it has the worst.

Democracy Now! | ▶ Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican and the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical

DN!: We speak to Klein about her trip to the Vatican and the importance of the pope’s message – not only on climate change, but the global economy.

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!

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 […]