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BREAKING: Episcopalians vote to allow same-sex couples to have religious weddings in churches: http://t.co/6aO5xKQPuA pic.twitter.com/JCWbRhXM5A — NOH8 Campaign (@NOH8Campaign) July 2, 2015 Not all the way there, but definitely a step in the right direction: The bishops of the Episcopal Church have authorized their clergy to perform same-sex weddings, but don’t expect sweeping changes across […]

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Pope Francis vs. USA imperialism

I think everyone knows or suspected that the CIA ran the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, so this is a very interesting canonization: Pope Francis is soon to beatify the late Monseñor Óscar Romero, the archbishop of El Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 by a right-wing, pro-capitalist death squad. Unlike others whom Francis has […]

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Boy, they really are worried about this pope’s influence. What if he actually got people to stop believing climate change was a hoax? What would happen to their paychecks? By the way, the Pope happens to have a masters degree in chemistry, so they’re going to have to argue with someone who actually understands science: […]

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There have always been these “alternate” gospels, and frankly, we can’t really vouch for the veracity of any of them — including the originals. So what harm does it do? Jesus was a devoted family man with two kids and Mary Magdalene for his wife, a new history book based on an ancient manuscript claims. […]

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The Dalai Lama identified himself as a Marxist on Tuesday while addressing capitalism, discrimination and violence at a lecture on world peace in Kolkata, India. This is not the first time that the 14th Dalai Lama has spoken about his political leaning – in 2011 he said: “I consider myself a Marxist…but not a Leninist” […]

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Boy, this pope really pisses off the right wing, and his letter on climate change has them worked up to a froth. But among normal people, he’s got a 78% approval rating, and among Catholics, 93%. God bless Good Pope Frank! Long may he live… Bookmark It

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I love Pope Frank. In a world where so few people speak out in favor of the right thing, he doesn’t disappoint: AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, for our last report of 2014. Pope Francis is set to make history by issuing the first-ever comprehensive […]

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Where Jesus taught

Assuming he’s real, this is quite an important archeological discovery: Bookmark It

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Photo by Gabriel Sozzi via Wikimedia Commons As a fallen-away “cradle Catholic,” one who used to love arguing with my religion teachers about things like reincarnation, or women priests (“But if only men can be priests because Jesus only picked male apostles, shouldn’t priests have to be Jewish, too?”), I get a kick out of […]

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Schism?

Are conservative Catholic cardinals pushing for a break with this pope? Stay tuned! Bookmark It

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