It is Spring
Spring is Here
It is the hour of the Garden Goddess
and to all those back East who cannot see Spring coming, we in the West say… 7 more words
Catholics in Ireland walked out of Mass recently after a priest made prejudiced and personal attacks during a homily against marriage equality, about which the Irish are set to vote in a referendum later this spring. 689 more words
Systemic, structural inequalities, elected Catholic "leaders" like John Boehner and Paul Ryan whose policies benefit big business at the expense of the poor; bigotry from the bench (like the pronouncements of Catholic Supreme Court judge, Antonin Scalia); public officials (like Catholic governor Bobby Jindal in Louisiana who withhold healthcare from the poor and needy); hypocrisy from thrice-married Catholic convert and TV oracle on morality, Newt Gingrich; Catholic politicians who vote AGAINST pay parity for women or raising the minimum wage so that people can make enough to feed their families: at home and abroad, there is no shortage of issues that call for the clergy to forcefully remind us of what Jesus taught us. People in the pews would welcome a return to the Gospel of peace and justice Jesus left us, and the retirement of diatribes on sexual behavior.