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A New Bishop in Chicago, the Tribune Gushes.

The Chicago Tribune has lately been full of the news that there will be a new Roman Catholic bishop of Chicago , (and a major new player in the city’s power structure?) The Tribune reported on September 20th that: The Vatican on … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s stand on organized crime long overdue.

So the Pope has recently discovered that the mafia are evil. The Guardian reported last week that Pope Francis has taken on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling the Ndrangheta crime group an example of “the adoration … Continue reading

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Canada treading into dangerous theocratic waters?

Is Canada a theocracy? No? But if it’s not right now, could it be heading that way? Did you answer ‘No’? Well maybe we shouldn’t be so sure about that. I was recently stunned to read that the Canadian House … Continue reading

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Same country, different rules?

The Associated Press just reported: NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the … Continue reading

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New Pope Francis documentary

I watched 60 Minutes on April 13th, and their piece “Francis.” I was amazed by how positive, rah-rah-rah it was, how much this CBS show appeared to have been produced from an awe-struck fan’s point of view, rather than from the … Continue reading

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More on the New Documentary

As I disclosed last week, I recently viewed the notable documentary Secrets of the Vatican (2014), on PBS. But I wanted to look at something else the film discussed that I didn’t get to mention. What was also interesting about the … Continue reading

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New documentary, old problems for the Church of Rome?

Recently, I viewed the “Secrets of the Vatican” (2014), on PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secrets-of-the-vatican/.  It is a new documentary that, according to its subtitle, is: “A report on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 … Continue reading

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New book, new problems for the Church of Rome?

An upcoming book by David Kertzer looks like it could be an interesting read. Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy have been recently opened, allowing researchers like Kertzer to give a fuller look at Pius’s relationship with Italian dictator Benito … Continue reading

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Vatican denying accountability for abuses to UN officials

Officials of the Roman Catholic Church were forced to participate in a UN review January 16 and give an account of their compliance with the Convention on Rights of the Child. The Vatican however has reportedly said that they only … Continue reading

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Murder and the Church

Murder for religious reasons is apparently ok among some “intellectual” and media types in Scotland. Martyr’s Monument in St Andrews has been restored and was re-inaugurated last year. There is family history in St Andrews and so I became aware … Continue reading

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