I haven't blogged for nine months, mostly because I fell off the blogging horse after a rather traumatic opening to my year. The longer I was away from it, the more I questioned whether I had anything unique to add to cultural discussions. This insecurity will be familiar to other people of my Tribe, because… Continue reading Kim Davis: reality check on Christian persecution
If you're up on the news this morning you've heard that the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops went against precedent and voted against elevating Tucson's Catholic bishop to president of the group. Gerald F. Kicanas, who came to Tucson to lead the diocese's 350,000 Catholics nearly 10 years ago, received 111 votes to the 128… Continue reading Gerald Kicanas passed over as leader of Bishops conference
Following on the heels of a rather confusing and regrettable action yesterday, the Vatican further sullies its image today by saying it can - and will - prove that it isn't liable for the sexual abuse of minors by priests in the U.S. Now, before you get your panties in a wad, know that, like… Continue reading The Vatican claims no liability in U.S. clergy case
Where to start on this Tuesday morning? How about the insane "Christian" militia group trying to jump-start Armageddon out of a Michigan base? Granted, living in Michigan's weather might make one cross over to the dark side, but I've never known snow drifts to cause folks to gird up in weapons and plot to kill… Continue reading Crazy believers, billboard battles, and stealth abortion funding
The wonderful Laurie Goodstein has documents (redacted, just like the politicians'!) and a great story showing a dismally sad state of affairs in the Vatican when reports of a priest abusing 200 deaf boys came to Rome's attention. And, depressingly - but not surprisingly, since he was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of… Continue reading Before he was Pope, Benedict XV1 knew of horrific abuse
Remember how Pat "I call myself a Christian but just can't act like one" Robertson blamed the tragedy in Haiti on a pact with the devil? Well, Lily Coyle took offense and decided to pen a response in the personal of Satan. She sent it to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and it's starting to go… Continue reading Satan talks back to Robertson, and some thoughts on minority progress
Apparently televangelist Pat Robertson is blaming the natural disaster in Haiti on a decades old pact he says Haitians made with the devil to get out from under French colonial rule. What an embarrassment for thinking people, especially thinking evangelical Christians. Read about it here.