Politics and its Discontents: A Refreshing Perspective

For the first time in decades, I feel a modicum of optimism about organized religion. The new Pope, Francis, is breaking the centuries-long stultification of the Church through the kinds of pronouncements that reflect its founder’s beliefs and are long overdue. But with views like these, in which he lacerates the conventional wisdom about capitalism, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Pope Francis Has His Work Cut Out For Him

As The Disaffected Lib pointed out yesterday, Pope Francis seems to be making a real effort to bring a new tone and substance to the Church. However, if you watch this video, you will see that he clearly has an uphill battle in changing the views of reactionary Catholics: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: On Kettles and Teapots

With apologies, this timeworn metaphor was the only one that came to mind upon reading about this singular example of Church hypocrisy. Recommend this Post