Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag: Catholic Church

Progressive Briefing for Monday, August 20, 2018

U.S. prisoners organize massive prison strike, Catholic leaders do damage control, ICE detains a man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth, and more.

Neither idiots nor useful: Our politically underachieving liberal churches

In suggesting that liberal churches are neither idiots nor useful, I’m purposely implying a stark contrast with churches whose members are useful idiots.

Legalizing divorce: A battle between church and state in the Philippines

The Instituting Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in the Philippines Act is being condemned by the Catholic Church citing "social costs" as a result of the bill.

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations amid sex abuse scandal

They asked forgiveness for the pain that they have caused and the “omissions” committed.

Pope’s senior adviser charged with multiple counts of sexual assault

Numerous victims have come forward in the past few years alleging sexual assault charges against the cardinal.

Unholy Secrets: The Legal Loophole That Allows Clergy To Hide Child...

Clergy-penitent privilege sometimes called “priest or pastor-penitent privilege,” is complicating child sexual abuse cases involving clergy.

“Members of the Jury, You Have Just Found Jesus Christ guilty”:...

“On this Easter Weekend, I would like to focus on a few of the statements made by the Catonsville Nine, as recorded by Daniel Berrigan in ‘The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.’”

Papal Stardom: Triumph of Upbeat Humanism, Skirting Dogma-Driven Culture Wars

The Pope Francis whirlwind has wowed the West with an upbeat Christian humanism. Yet the Pope doesn't come without major contradictions—Is his urge for reform “outside” the church not matching up with that on his home turf?

Will the US Catholic Church Divest from Fossil Fuels and Buy...

The pope is trying to get the word out to U.S. Catholics to do something practical about climate change. Will Pope Francis help move all Americans toward a greener and less dangerous future?

Pope Francis Is an Honest Conservative, Not a Liberal (Video)

While some American conservatives are angry at the Pope for not being far enough right on some issues and joining in their delusions, the Pope is far from " liberal” in American politics. This suggests fascist strains in American.

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EPA reverses approval of poison traps used to kill wildlife

Last week, Trump’s EPA had made the decision to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps to kill the wild animals that...

Ideas from hell: The far right’s weaponized conspiracy theories

Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of...

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Looking backwards: 2020-1944

Perhaps you’ll recognize the reference in the title to this article to a novel published in 1888.  It was the third most...