Even when thousands of Americans took to the streets in 2011 protesting inequality and greed in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations the Wall Street plutocrats appeared completely unshaken in their belief that their power and privileges were legitimate, that they were right and just. To their mind the protesters were just envious of their success and instead of “working hard” as the rich had they wanted to whine.
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 31, 2013 7:31 am|
|By: Attaturk Friday September 20, 2013 1:30 am|
As many would have predicted, the statements of Pope Francis posed a bit of a problem for the right-wing dogmatist who have spent the last couple decades driving people out of the Catholic Church while fattening their wallets.
And who more likely than professionally constipated Bill Donohue of the Catholic League.
|By: RH Reality Check Saturday September 7, 2013 8:00 am|
On May 1, a familiar anti-abortion story line played out on Azteca 13, a popular television channel in Mexico. In the opening scenes of an episode of Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres (What We Women Keep Silent), a Lifetime-like telenovela series about “real-life” stories, a pretty brunette with a heart-shaped face, Alondra, discovers she is pregnant when overtaken by a sudden bout of morning sickness. Her sister Sofía is concerned, but later that night, when Alondra’s boorish boyfriend comes home and she breaks the news, he asks if it’s his, then tells her to abort.
|By: Attaturk Thursday August 1, 2013 1:30 am|
Thanks to Republican appointee Judge Rudolph Randa: Free touches!
|By: dakine01 Saturday April 27, 2013 10:15 am|
The Chicago Archdiocese must have a printing press or mint somewhere that allows them to continue to pay million dollar settlements or buy survivors of victims who have committed suicide a car and a house. Even after the Vatican substantiates the abuse and the perpetrator is allowed to flaunt the Vatican rulings against contact with children.
They. Just. Don’t. Get. It.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday March 31, 2013 9:00 am|
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made a surprising admission during an interview this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the church doesn’t know how to pursue it’s policy of opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples without being anti-gay.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday March 25, 2013 2:50 pm|
Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims.
If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil unions, he should have, according to the Vatican document “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons“.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday March 20, 2013 6:40 am|
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the political organ of the American Catholic hierarchy, is promoting National Organization for Marriage’s upcoming marriage discrimination rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with a “five reasons” list.
|By: RH Reality Check Thursday February 14, 2013 6:58 pm|
If you weren’t eagerly checking the bishops’ blog for their feelings on your health insurance, you may not have known last week was Catholic Schools Week! I generally don’t participate in the bishops’ weeks (or fortnights), but I think this is an ideal moment to highlight the proud history of advocacy for contraceptive access at Catholic-affiliated Universities — which is relevant to all those lawsuits that won’t be going away now that His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan has spoken.
We begin at Notre Dame in 1966.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday December 17, 2012 7:40 am|
In the wake of Washington state voters approving the state’s new civil marriage and religious freedom law, which allows same-sex couples to marry, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has summarized archdiocesan policy regarding same-sex marriage.