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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. 

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The Vatican ‘Backtracks’ (Just a Little) on Its Support of Gays Thanks to the Theocons

With all the conservative backlash, it was only a matter of time until the Holy See had to rephrase its statements on gay cohabitation; according to activist Richard Stallman, cloud computing is a “trap”; meanwhile, employees continue to lose the most at corporations. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Papal Welcome

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Pope Float

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Pope Francis to Focus on Changing Times at Bishops’ Summit

This Pope Francis certainly is an ambitious fellow.

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Pope Francis in Jordan Reaches Out to Forgotten Syrian Refugees, Christians and Muslims

Syrian refugees, and Christian refugees in particular, are hoping that the visit of Pope Francis to Jordan on Saturday will raise the profile of their plight.

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Rushing Saints

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Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for ‘Evil’ of Child Abuse

In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis personally asked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.

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Is Pope Francis Good for the Democrats? Obama in the Vatican

Could the enormous popularity of Pope Francis spill over into American politics?

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Pope ‘n’ Prez

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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.

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U.N. Criticizes Vatican on Abuse

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We Need Your Prayers This Season, Pope Francis

Christmas this year seems more the occasion of religious war than of the peace to which the greeting cards routinely allude.

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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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Person of the Year

There are really just two possible choices for person of the year. I want to say Pope Francis, but I’ve got to go with Edward Snowden.

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Why Olympic Profiteers Are Happy to Ignore Russia’s Gaybashing

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why the Sochi Olympics remind us of Berlin in 1936, The People’s Pope is Time’s man of the year, turning beauty advertising on its head, college football is big business, and immigration abuses.

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Why Olympic Profiteers Are Happy to Ignore Russia’s Gaybashing

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why the Sochi Olympics remind us of Berlin in 1936, The People’s Pope is Time’s man of the year, turning beauty advertising on its head, college football is big business, and immigration abuses.

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Pope Francis Cracks Down on Child Abuse in Vatican

That Pope Francis is really on a tear. First he forsakes the luxe lodging and fancy wheels enjoyed by his peers, blasts the wanton lust for filthy lucre that has plundered the world’s coffers, breaks bread with the homeless and, most tellingly, ticks off Sarah Palin. You’d think his church was founded on the tenets of Jesus or something.

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Pope Love

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Let’s Face It, Pope Francis Still Ain’t That Great

There’s no denying the latest pope is one of the better leaders the Catholic Church has seen. But does that really make him the “best pope ever”?

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The Bible Tells Me So

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Papal Ride

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Pope Francis Mobile

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The Pope’s Job

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Listen: Father Guido Sarducci on the Election of Pope Francis

The “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update correspondent made an appearance on KPFK radio’s “Pocho Hour of Power” to comment on popes past and present.

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Did You Hear the One About the Pope and the Dirty War?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: All about Francis: Do we even need a pope? And did he collaborate with a brutal military dictatorship? Also: Why corporations don’t pay taxes, and more.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 READ MORE


Did You Hear the One About the Pope and the Dirty War?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: All about Francis: Do we even need a pope? And did he collaborate with a brutal military dictatorship? Also: Why corporations don’t pay taxes, and more.

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Google Wants to Give You a Ring

The Internet giant is seeking to replace your memorized passwords with jewelry; the tobacco and soda industries share more in common than you think; and is there such a thing as an ethical smartphone? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Pope Francis: A New Center of Gravity

In winning election as Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio defied the papal pundits, even though they should have seen him coming. His rise marks the decisive shift within Roman Catholicism toward Latin America and the developing world.

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A Fake Bishop Walks Into the Vatican and ...

It might seem like the start of a hilarious joke, but Monday a man pretending to be a bishop really did try to sneak his way into the secret meetings Catholic cardinals are holding at the Vatican to decide who will become the next pope.

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Polarization, Church and Country

What do the Roman Catholic Church and the American political system have in common? Both are divided into factions that neither trust nor understand each other, and both confront a crisis of governance.

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Farewell Speech

In his final address as pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI thanked the large crowd for its support and recalled joyous and difficult moments of his papacy.

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The Best Choice for Pope? A Nun

In giving up the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI was brave and bold. He did the unexpected for the good of the Catholic Church. And when it selects a new pope next month, the College of Cardinals should be equally brave and bold. It is time to elect a nun as the next pontiff.

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Three Things the Next Pope Can Do to Save the Roman Catholic Church

I don’t expect the Vatican to take my advice, which is only fair since I’ve been ignoring theirs my whole life.

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Pope Splits

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White Smoke

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The Paradoxes of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict’s resignation shouldn’t have surprised us as much as it did. As an institutionalist who believes in the Roman Catholic Church as the carrier of truth in a sinful world, he would worry a great deal about the impact of his own infirmities on the institution’s capacity to thrive.

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Pope Benedict XVI to Resign From Scandal-Plagued Church

Whatever messages Pope Benedict tried to convey during his tenure were “drowned out” by the child abuse scandal and other controversies that rocked the Vatican during his reign, John Hooper writes at The Guardian.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Vatican Lawyer Gives U.S. Media Credit for Uncovering Sex Scandal

For once, the American media might have done some good, at least according to the Rev. Robert Oliver, a lawyer for the Vatican who recently assumed the role of prosecutor on sexual abuse cases within the Holy See.

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Rape, Pedophilia and Guns

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50 Years After Vatican II

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‘Sesame Street’ Songs Used to Torture Inmates

To make inmates in Guantanamo Bay divulge information, guards play “Sesame Street” songs; studies are attempting to show that people can suffer from a clinical addiction to Facebook; meanwhile, the Catholic Church is looking into the Girl Scouts for their ties to organizations that promote safe sex. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 READ MORE


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Catholic Bishop Resigns Over Secret Family

It certainly is difficult to uphold a vow of celibacy when confronted by the contradictory evidence embodied in two teenage children, and this is the reason why a Los Angeles-area bishop, Gabino Zavala, recently resigned from his vaunted position within the Catholic Church. 

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Vatican Isn’t Buying What Benetton’s Selling With Pope-Imam Ad

Italian clothing company Benetton’s latest foray into multiculturalism, this time with interfaith overtones, has landed the retailer in hot holy water with the Vatican. In a blatant bid to stay relevant while broadcasting a shock-inducing message of love in the time of globalization, Benetton launched an ad campaign ... (more)

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