Glass Houses & Stones: The Religious Right’s War On Islam

Okay, let’s start off with a little education. I promise, conservative readers, it won’t get too complicated. An Abrahamic religion is a monotheistic faith of West Asian origin, emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him. This small group is one of the major divisions in comparative […]

Pope Francis Makes Bold Move to Address Vatican’s Scandal-Plagued Finances

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about Pope Francis.  For a few weeks, toward the end of 2013, it seems he was in the headlines at least twice a week.  And deservedly so.  In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a Pope who’s clearly on a mission to completely revamp the Catholic Church.  Something […]

Pope Francis Says Church Should be More Open and Accepting That Their Beliefs are Not the Only Valid Ones

In what’s becoming a common occurrence, Pope Francis has made more enlightening comments about the direction the Catholic Church should take going forward.  This time he said that the church needs to be more engaging with people of different beliefs and should be open to the idea that Catholicism might not be the only religion […]

Pope Francis Removes U.S. Cardinal Popular with Conservatives from Powerful Vatican Position

You can bet this is going to get a reaction from quite a few conservatives.  Pope Francis has removed U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, popular with many conservatives for his outspoken stance against abortion and same-sex marriage, from a powerful position within the Vatican. Cardinal Burke was taken off the Congregation for Bishops, which is the […]

Progressives, the Golden Rule and religion

                  As someone who has been a convert from a conservative Catholic as a child and young adult to being an agnostic Progressive now, I’ve been in the foxholes of both sides and seen the respective viewpoints of many different religions. After all, it’s been through these […]