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Bishop Spong: Towards an Educated Laity

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Reprinted here, with permission from Bishop John Shelby Spong, is a Q & A from a recent edition of his newsletter in which he discusses the healthcare debate and calls for more honesty. His response to a reader’s question urges

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Posted in Bible, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, Progressive Christianity, Readers of the Book, Uncategorized

The “twiddly bits” from the Past

“Twiddly bits” –in case you did not catch this Sunday’s NPR story on the Orthodox Easter—is the technical term the founding artistic director of Capella Romana uses to describe the extra something in the way his group sings the music

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Posted in Christian Politicians, Civic Square, I BLOG, Merrie Monarch, Politicians and their Lies, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, Women's Rights

Lenten Diary 1: Ash Wednesday Calumny

There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, the false witness

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, US Bishops, Women's Rights

Reading Lolita in Tehran and Weiner in Washington D.C.

I finished Azar Nafisi’s wonderful memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran just as the story of Weiner’s online sexual antics broke. Nafisi’s memoir of resistance to tyranny through the liberating power of literature makes the point that one should not let

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Posted in I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, Readers of the Book, Sex and Politics, Survival, Transformation, Uncategorized

Deaf

What a sad, sad, parade of powerful men making the news. Their predatory behavior is damning enough. But the behavior of each one also speaks to a spiritual and emotional deafness to those in whose midst each man built his

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Posted in Business and Justice, Family and Friends, I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Uncategorized, US Bishops

What is a kyl?

Apparently it is a lie, otherwise known, according to the office of Senator Jon Kyl of  Arizona as something “not intended to be a factual statement.” As in stating, as Senator Kyl did for the record, that “well over 90

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Posted in I BLOG, Planned Parenthood, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Senate
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