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The Best Tweet From the Pope’s Speech to Congress

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The Pope Isn’t Visiting America

He’s visiting three cities within a hundred miles of each other on the east coast.  That’s America like Cabo is Mexico.

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Dear North Carolina, Please Let Me Be the Grand Inquisitor

When you set up your cool new theocracy.  I promise to do a good job and honest injun, ask anyone, I can spot a heretic what needs burning or drowning at 200 yards.  Furthermore, I have many years experience already … Continue reading

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That’s Odd…

Like the rest of you I see a lot of endorsements for books and software and that sort of thing.  But I have to say, this is the weirdest: Does Mohler (who is an odd one) go around calling himself ‘ninth president’? … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: Luther’s Candid Thoughts on the Papacy

On 6 February 1539 Luther shared these thoughts with his dinner-companions: “These arrogant and unlearned papists can’t govern the church because they write nothing, they read nothing, but, firmly saddled in the pride of possession, they cry out that the … Continue reading

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Hans Küng May Be Old, But He’s Still Fiery

One of the world’s most prominent Catholic theologians has called for a revolution from below to unseat the pope and force radical reform at the Vatican. Hans Küng is appealing to priests and churchgoers to confront the Catholic hierarchy, which … Continue reading

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The Pope Isn’t Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

If some priest somewhere is a molester that priest is himself guilty, and not the entire Catholic Church.  Blaming the whole Church, or the Pope, for the deeds of a tiny minority of priests is like blaming every American for … Continue reading

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Why the Pope ‘Has to be Infallible’?

I’m willing to hear Michael out.  And since this is just part one, I’m guessing more is to follow. Let’s start with the question: who is the final arbiter of the interpretation of Scripture?  I start with this point, because … Continue reading

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16th Century Propaganda

One of the more fascinating aspects of life in the 16th century was the willingness of all sides of debates to use broadsheets and ‘comic strips’ and illustrated panels to inform the wider (largely illiterate) population of their various positions. … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber: Catholic Theologian…

“Basically, I don’t even consider religion. Like, I’m a Christian, I believe in God, I believe that Jesus died on a cross for my sins. I believe that I have a relationship and I’m able to talk to him and … Continue reading

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