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The Catholic Church is not going to care what I write or say about the canonization of Pope John Paul II. The Church has never been a democratic institution, so to hell with my opinion. And I am a ...
by Merlin1963
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 01:24 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
With his stirring, progressive pronouncements upsetting those conservatives with money and power across the globe, Pope Francis has already become a transformational world leader. And he continues ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 359 comments on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 06:47 AM PST with 264 Recommends
Want to be a saint—it's easy! First be a Pope , and then another Pope will fast-track you to sainthood — it's the Catholic way! And the Church knows a thing or two about saints; they have one ...
by jps1
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 06:48 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
From the ghetto of Warsaw during the German invasion of Poland, thousands of Jewish mothers made the unthinkable torturous decision to allow young Gentile women to smuggle their children out of the ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
It has been around eighty-two years since the first gender reassignment surgery surgery. It has only been 13 years since the Catholic Church decided that surgery for transsexual people is "against ...
by rserven
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The hoopla surrounding the Pope's prospective abdication is surreal to me. I'm not Catholic, so to many I have no say in the matter and shouldn't write anything on this matter. I'll try to be ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 08:39 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Too many citizens, and particularly politicians, prostrate themselves to Wall Street’s bronze idol. They revere financial titans who pay themselves and their minions millions to manipulate money ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 06:21 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I know this will come as a complete shock to some, but my sister and I do not see eye-to-eye, philosophically or religiously. Serena (not her real name) and I are disgustingly close, and ...
by Colorado is the Shiznit
Comment Count 65 comments on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 09:00 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
I do most of my writing for the Iowa progressive community blog Bleeding Heartland. Following up ...
by desmoinesdem
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 08:57 PM PST with 8 Recommends
See AP via AOL News, Vatican diplomat Cardinal Pio Laghi dead at 86 ,
by David Boyle
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 05:08 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Were we courageous and moral people of high character, we would fight them here so we wouldn't have to fight them "over there".
by Sarge in Seattle
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 10:34 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
...the common people suffer. "In the old days," said a priest in northern Brazil, some 14-odd years ago, "Child death was richly celebrated. But those were the baroque customs of a conservative ...
by Shaviv
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 04:15 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Perhaps, this will bring a tear to your eye. While Bush was jeered and boooed at today's funeral, Bill Clinton ...
by Al Rodgers
Comment Count 341 comments on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 01:18 PM PDT with 207 Recommends