“It is a mortal sin to vote Democrat … immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell.”
“We Christians have much to apologize for; and those apologies need not be confined to just one area. Ask forgiveness, and not just say we’re sorry.”
This is a big deal and could signal the Pope’s thinking that perhaps it is time for women to become priests.
Pope Francis opened the door for Priests to offer divorced and remarried Catholics a path to take Holy Communion.
Ken Starr dished out some reality to a religious freed summit audience, cautioning them that choosing which laws to obey is problematic
The GOP is unhappy the Pope is adhering to Jesus’ teachings – not those of Ayn Rand, Charles and David Koch, and every teabagger in America
The Pope is put off that there are churches that would rather use buildings they own to make money than to house refugees
The Pope, once again, has moved in the opposite direction of the Republican mainstream, declaring that, as part of the Church’s jubilee year of mercy (8 December to 20 November 2016), women who have had abortions should be granted forgiveness.
St. Patrick drove the Pagan snakes out of Ireland 16 centuries ago. Today, Gordon Klingenschmitt wants to drive the gay snakes out of Ireland
Although a weapon like same-sex marriage able to jeopardize the existence of the world’s largest religion sounds terrifying, the Vatican went a step farther and claimed the recent democratic vote in Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage is not only a clear and present danger to Christianity, it was a “defeat for humanity.”
Rubio talks about being globally competitive, but does hating gays more than Putin’s Russia make us globally competitive, too?
Recently, although Republicans love the Vatican’s support for opposition to equal rights for women and the LGBT community, there has been growing enmity over the Pope’s opposition to income inequality and anthropogenic climate change. The Pope finally went too far this past week when he failed to comply with Israel’s agenda that Palestine will never be a sovereign state.
Congressional Republicans are upset with Pope Francis for making political statements on issues like income inequality, climate change, and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
In his weekly Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis came out publicly in favor of equal pay for women.
What the so-called more “Christ-like” Pope has not done is rescind any of the Church’s archaic moral policies his predecessors kept in place and apparently Francis has no intention of changing them anytime soon; regardless of his Fox-created “friendlier pope” public relations image.
The latest indication that Republicans will enjoin the Catholic bishops’ and religious right’s war against the Constitution, was disgraced former speaker of the house Tom Delay who said unapologetically that, “gays undermine his religious liberty.”
It is why although the law appears only to target the LGBT community and allow the ‘faithful’ to legally punish same-sex marriage partners by refusing to hire, serve, or provide them with medical care, it is important to remember there is no mention of gays in the law.
In a conscientious city like San Francisco, water conservation measures are taken very seriously by businesses and residents alike; except for the San Francisco Archdiocese led by embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The latest outrage, and it is a monumental outrage on humanitarian and water conservation terms, against the Archdiocese is the harshest criticism for installing a watering system to drench the homeless to prevent them from sleeping in doorways around the sanctuary at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Corporations apparently have religious freedom if they are against contraception, but they have no right to speak up about marriage equality
Republicans are outraged that Christian murdering and enslaving for God should be compared to ISIL murdering and enslaving for God
In fact, Francis is closely aligned with conservative Republican ideology; particularly in his position on addressing poverty and social issues such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, and women’s rights.
Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to choose when they give birth and, like every year for over two decades, religious fanatics will protest the landmark decision. Their contention is that patriarchs in Catholic Church, not women, own the right to make reproductive choices for American women.
The Pope said, “You cannot provoke, you cannot insult other people’s faith, you cannot mock it” but mocks critics of religion as provocateurs
In Donohue’s ideal world, Muslims and artists would convert to Catholicism, “If both did,” he says, “we would have peace and civility.”
When it comes ti Islam, why must certain religious organizations “condemn” an attack where they assume their “religious extremists” are responsible?
American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby ruling. As is typical of the bishops, their aim is controlling American women and forcing them to either become celibate or perpetual birthing machines.
The Catholic Pope has garnered nothing but serious opposition and pushback from America’s evangelical and Catholic Republican movement, and now the Koch brothers and their dirty energy cabal have joined what is developing into a dirty oil-evangelical war against Pope Francis.
Pope Francis plans to issue an edict on climate change in 2015.
It appears nothing short of an outright ban, and criminalization, of all forms of birth control will satisfy the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
“Let no one consider themselves to be the ‘armour’ of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression!”
A group of Catholic bishops in America found an easy means to exert control over Christian conservatives and manipulate them to re-establish Vatican control over theocratic and political matters to bring women into subjection to Catholic dogma.
The Religious Right, which regularly mocks and profanes the beliefs of others, thinks other religions should be banned from mocking and profaning theirs
Home Depot founder Ken Langone complained that the Pope is being mean to rich Americans because unlike rich people in other countries, American rich people are benefactors.
The KGB has cleverly and diabolically re-written every Bible ever sold all the way back to the second century of the Common Era, missing only those copies anyone actually bother to read
The pope’s representative told the American bishops, “You know this comes from my admiration, respect, and loving concern for the Church in America.”
Ron Paul joined Pat Robertson on the 700 Club to show his Religious Right bona fides and his new homeschool indoctrination program
You shouldn’t have to be a liberal to think fascism is a bad thing. Republicans should think so too, and once upon a time, they did. But those Republicans aren’t in power anymore.
You have to wonder at what point Pope Francis will have pulled the rug out from beneath America’s Catholic and Evangelical clergy.
According to Republicans, if liberals would stop saying no to fundamentalists, we could have the America Jesus intended when he wrote the Constitution!
For the sake of the very modern concept of “family values” it is essential that people not listen to Jesus and put their family second, after the Kingdom of God.
In short, this is a story about the Catholic Churches priorities. Dogma trumps the constitution and dollars trump dogma.
Oklahoma Pastor James Taylor says if you can refrigerate something (like shellfish) it isn’t an abomination anymore
One might think that the gospel, and all those deeply held religious values really are only wallet deep.
Apparently, voter rejection of extremist views against women in the recent election is lost on Republicans because they are persisting in attacking women’s reproductive rights as the primary focus of their war on women.
In India, you can apparently be charged with blasphemy for pointing out that a statue of Jesus is not, in fact, crying.
Paul Ryan says Obama’s path compromises some non-existent values; the real problem is that Obama stands between Ryan and the Constitution
Billy Graham was clear about what constituted a cult. But for the sake of theocracy in 2012, Billy Graham sold his soul to Satan
Romney and Ryan are trying to run away from Akin this morning, saying they are for abortion in the case of rape, but history tells a different story.
As the birth control mandate went into effect this week, religious freedom arguments continue to threaten it. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Yet another Evangelical hater wants to kill gays like the Pilgrims did but he might want to stop and read his gay friendly Bible first
By banning science, by banning any discussion at all of climate change in North Carolina, the anti-regulation Republicans are regulating scientific thought.
The Right has been trying to pin pedophilia on the gay community while at the same time, enabling actual occurrences of pedophilia
The Christian Right pretends to be champions of religious freedom; but the only freedom they care about is their freedom to ignore ours
After spending 1500 years relentlessly persecuting every alternative to itself, the Catholic Church has the audacity to claim it is the persecuted party
If Republicans want religious legislation to run this country, do it right. Only cover health-related matters that do not violate the 10 Commandments.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich responded to Obama killing their phony war on religion by going on a full on orgy of Obama Derangement.
It is a modern-era phenomenon to shirk responsibility for one’s actions that at one time was the domain of criminals and spoiled little children. In the past, the clergy preached that unless one accepted responsibility for their actions and repented, they were still sinning. So, in keeping with the tendency of today’s mindset of deflecting blame, the Pope stated that the church’s child sex-abuse scandal was a product of secular society where child abuse is commonplace.