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From the Archives: Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.

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Donald Trump’s Tiff With Pope Francis Endangers His Political Future (Video)

Billionaire bigot Donald Trump’s tiff with Pope Francis continued Thursday, though Trump appeared to have gotten cold feet about taking on the pontiff toward the end of day.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Pope Francis: To Address ‘Grave Environmental Crisis,’ Build Social Justice

“In effect, there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order,” the pontiff said at the start of his first visit to Africa.

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 READ MORE



Pope Francis Hails ‘Time of Mercy’ as Synod Ends at the Vatican

Pope Francis marked the end of a lengthy bishops’ summit Sunday in his homily at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE


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Pope Francis: He Told Them!

The visiting pontiff presents a moral energy that has been largely absent in our political discourse. In light of his comments, much of what we have heard in the presidential campaign now seems tawdry and small.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE



Will the U.S. Catholic Church Divest From Fossil Fuels and Buy Solar Panels Instead? (Video)

In his White House address on Wednesday, Pope Francis again brought up the urgent issue of global warming, linking climate change not only to the general welfare of people on earth but especially to the fate of the “excluded”—i.e., the poor.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE



The People’s Pope in the Land of the Dollar

Pope Francis seems intent on forging a new, progressive path.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Pope Francis Is an Honest Conservative, Not a Liberal

The positioning of the pope as a “liberal” or “progressive” in American politics is incorrect and indeed a little bizarre.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE


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Pope Francis Aims to Make Marriage Annulment Process Easier

Continuing his reform streak from within the Vatican’s highest post, Pope Francis on Tuesday announced that he is taking steps to make marriage annulment a less complex, pricey and fraught process for Catholics than it historically has been.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE


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The Pope, the Saint and the Climate

Invoking his namesake, St. Francis—the patron saint of animals and ecology—Pope Francis says flatly that a “very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system.”

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 READ MORE


Pope Climate Change









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Pope Unselfie









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Evolving Catholicism









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Pope Francis: ‘Evolution of Nature Is Not Inconsistent With the Notion of Creation’

The increasingly popular pope warns against the perils of depicting God as a “magician.”

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Tinted Pope









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Pope Francis’ Synod: Change Is in the Air, but Not Yet on the Books

On Sunday, Pope Francis wrapped up the synod, or bishops meeting, he presided over for the last two weeks with a beatification service at the Vatican for Pope Paul VI but without significant progress made on hot-button topics such as homosexuality, divorce and contraception. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 READ MORE


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Pope Francis to Focus on Changing Times at Bishops’ Summit

This Pope Francis certainly is an ambitious fellow.

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 READ MORE



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Pope Francis Heckled in the Holy Land

The pontiff was in Jerusalem on Monday, where he called for more tolerance and cooperation between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Posted on May 26, 2014 READ MORE



Pope Francis Prays at Apartheid Wall, Calls for Palestinian State

On Sunday in Bethlehem, Pope Francis called for recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

Posted on May 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Israeli Squatters’ Anti-Church Terror in Jerusalem ‘Poisons’ Papal Visit

The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has said that Israeli squatter attacks on and desecration of Christian churches has poisoned the atmosphere in advance of Pope Francis’ planned visit to Jerusalem.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE



Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Germany’s ‘Bling Bishop’

Pope Francis has formally accepted the resignation of Germany’s controversial bishop of Limburg, who had come under fire for his luxury lifestyle.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 READ MORE


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Pope Cleans House









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Bill O’Reilly’s War on Jesus

Maybe it is time to put Christ back in Christmas.

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Pope Marx









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Pope Francis to Conservatives: ‘I Have Met Many Marxists in My Life Who Are Good People’

In an interview published Saturday in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the head of the Catholic Church responded to claims by conservatives like Rush Limbaugh who called him a “pure Marxist” for his recent condemnation of trickle-down economics.

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE


Person of the Year









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Pope and Limbaugh









The pope is a commie. 
Dang straight, BAAA, you tell 'em Rush.
Posted on Dec 12, 2013 ENLARGE



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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The People’s Pope

According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he “changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions in an extraordinary way.” But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 READ MORE


Wise Pope









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Impeach the Pope









GOP: When he talks about income inequality, he's promoting class warfare and should be impeached. Can we impeach the pope?
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The Hook









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The Monkey Wrench Pope









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