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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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Happy to see this happening: The Vatican said on Tuesday that it had placed under house arrest and opened criminal proceedings against one of its former ambassadors, Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who has been accused of sexually abusing boys he met on the street while serving in the Dominican Republic. It is the first time the […]

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This month, I’ve been reading biblical scholar Reza Aslan’s fascinating “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”, and highly recommend it. One of the things that really got my attention was how he described the political uproar of Jesus’ time, and the deep wish for a political savior. Sounded a lot like the […]

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Not at all surprised that no one’s paying attention to the church on sex. Is anyone? VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to “close our eyes to anything” when it opens a two-year debate on […]

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Says out loud the things American politicians would never dare to say: At a Vatican conference on ethical investments on Monday, the pope urged investors to put their money where their mouth is by choosing responsible lenders that focus on social good instead of profits. “It is important that ethics once again play its due […]

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