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The Dalai Lama says praying for Paris will do no good, since the problem won’t be solved by prayer or God. “We cannot solve this problem only through prayers,” the spiritual leader said. “I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to […]

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Change is gonna come

Much like it is with our own politics, most of what this pope can accomplish is incremental. But he’s headed in the right direction: Pope Francis, ending a contentious bishops’ meeting on family issues, on Saturday excoriated immovable Church leaders who “bury their heads in the sand” and hide behind rigid doctrine while families suffer. […]

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Just so we’re clear

This priest wasn’t fired for being gay. He was fired for publicly and blithely ignoring his vows of celibacy, and announcing it at a press conference designed to cause maximum PR problems for the pope: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job after he came […]

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If I had a chance to talk to Pope Frank, I would say, “If women can’t be priests because all the apostles were men, well, they were all Jewish, too. So shouldn’t priests have to be Jewish? PHILADELPHIA — The passing crowd’s responses to the banner outside the World Meeting of Families and the women […]

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Way to lay it out there, Pope Frank! ROME — On the eve of a trip to the United States, Pope Francis has called himself a “son of immigrants” and confirmed the point by issuing a blunt warning to any religious orders in Europe that spurn his recent call to open their doors to refugees […]

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Progress

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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