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This Pope Could Save the Catholic Church, And Maybe, America

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I'm excited. This pope Francis could change things. 
It'll take a lot. I've long thought the Catholic Church, through it's leadership and stances, has been one of the most evil forces on the planet. This new pope could be changing things. It could be huge. Let's hope he stays alive long enough. 

Frank Schaeffer nails it with his article, Heaven Forefend the Pope Is Sane!, saying,
The pope just told the American Catholic religious right to shove off . He said that the political game they've been playing on behalf of people like the Koch brothers and Tea Party -- in the name of morality -- threatens, the moral structure of the Church.

The Pope just told the right wing extremists to cool it. The logic of what they and people like the folks running First Things (that labeled the pope a "pacifist" and denounced him on that score) will make the Church "fall like a house of cards" if it does not find better balance.

Can you imagine if the Pope told his legions of Cardinals and Bishops and Priests to tell their flocks that it was evil for the House republicans to take away food stamps for five million people. 

Can you imagine if Pope Francis sent a message down the hierarchy that corporations are not persons, that they should demand that their politicians stop taking campaign money from them, directly or indirectly, and that the legislators should pass laws making it clear that corporations are not people. 

Imagine. It could, almost overnight, upend American politics. 

Can you imagine if the 45% of Catholics who have voted with the right wing Bishops dwindled down, in response to the Pope's change of heart, to 20 percent. 

Can you imagine if it happened before  November 2014. 

Can you imagine if the Pope told, not only the new "converts" away from right wing politics, but also the ones who voted Democrat, that almost all of the members of congress were in bed with the devil, because of their lying in bed with corporations. 

Can you imagine if those Catholics actually turned America upside down, and even told Obama how he was wrong to be appointing banksters to all the positions he has. 

Just imagine. 






 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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I fear you overestimate even what a sane pope can ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:46:00 AM
Totally agree, Robert.  Let's not get carried... by Ronnie Roberts on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:45:55 PM
If Pope Francis issued a "Papal Bull" ordering all... by M.I. Lee on Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:52:31 PM
Actually, you endanger your non-profit status by e... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 4:24:49 PM
I thought about that after I posted my comment, bu... by Ronnie Roberts on Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 5:00:44 PM
"Even he who limps goes not backward." (Gibran)You... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 5:59:22 PM
He doesnt have to totally remake the Church. As Ro... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:22:52 AM
Can you imagine if the Pope learned, accepted and ... by Garry Minor on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:46:44 AM
As everybody knows, The Pope Smokes Dope (at least... by Eric Arthur Blair on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:49:28 PM
Bull.... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:24:36 AM
Don't get too excited. I'm waiting for the other s... by Shireen Parsons on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:00:01 PM
I love this Pope too. He is even more connected to... by Georgianne Nienaber on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:16:21 PM
Got Mitt Uns anyone?More people throughout history... by Julian Lobato on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:28:13 PM
Pious Xll, before your time, was a great pope. Fra... by John Lake on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:15:43 PM
His actions tell me a lot!... by Georgianne Nienaber on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 6:17:27 PM
well stated, Georgianne... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 6:00:33 PM
Georgianne, I spent several years, in my twenties,... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 8:01:46 AM
Also bull. Who is feeling? You. Who decides what t... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:29:09 AM
To expect anything of the Catholic Church is nuts.... by Peter Niniart on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:48:38 PM
Pope Francis might be lauded for his anti-war effo... by David McElroy on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:09:30 PM
After a boggling start, the new Pope has brou... by John Lake on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:12:09 PM
The Catholic Church could be a force for tremendou... by Kevin Tully on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:26:43 PM
Pope John Paul, a vile right winger, with the help... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 8:05:30 AM
Why could the CIA give orders to the Pope? With Co... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:37:54 AM
Whoa. After the pope's speech the Australian branc... by Daniel Vasey on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 6:37:51 PM
Pope Francis openly opposed military intervention ... by Peter Duveen on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 7:23:49 PM
Good Point, Peter. My wife and I were present for ... by Mike Rivage-Seul on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 8:25:05 PM
Glad you made the point, Mike. I"ll definitely giv... by Peter Duveen on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 5:30:02 AM
What is the benefit of repentance by those who hav... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:41:34 AM
I wish something would change for the better as we... by anna kakol on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 7:43:12 PM
The new pope already decreed that it violates papa... by Howard Lewis on Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:08:58 PM
can you provide a link to that report?... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 8:21:31 AM
For what its worth, as long as we surrender our po... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 4:24:06 AM
Although I agree that autonomy is an important fac... by Peter Duveen on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 5:42:07 AM
You're right, of course, but until people stop tur... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 5:49:54 AM
Change comes from within.  Men must change fo... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 8:53:12 AM
Right. If we dont want Governments to run the worl... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:47:25 AM