Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Mike Rivage-Seul

                 
Volunteer a little time and make a big difference

I have 27 fans:
Become a Fan
Become a Fan.
You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEdNews

Mike Rivage-Seul is a liberation theologian and former Roman Catholic priest. Recently retired, he taught at Berea College in Kentucky for 36 years where he directed Berea's Peace and Social Justice Studies Program.Mike blogs at
http://mikerivageseul.wordpress.com/

OpEdNews Member for 259 week(s) and 0 day(s)

119 Articles, 0 Quick Links, 404 Comments, 2 Diaries, 2 Series, 0 Polls

Articles Listed By Date   List By Popularity

Page 1 of 2    First   Back  Next  2     View All

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wapo Errs in Retracting Its 'Hands-up Don't Shoot' Support Darren Wilson and his defenders are ironically correct in their claim that he was "just doing his job."

Sunday, March 22, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) "Citizenfour": Keeping God's Law through Civil Disobedience Today's liturgy of the word is about obeying conscience rather than the written law. It's about someone like Ed Snowden -- a 30 something law-breaker who rejected absolute security in favor of opposing the authorities of his time.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, March 15, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) A Wife-Husband Lenten Discipline: A Course in Miracles This year for Valentine's Day, my bride of nearly 40 years, Peggy, gave me a wonderful gift.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, March 1, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Transforming Our Addiction to Child Sacrifice Most who identify themselves as pro-life are not really pro-life, but simply anti-abortion. Otherwise, child sacrifice is perfectly acceptable and even celebrated.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, February 22, 2015 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Pope Francis on Climate Change: Nature Never Forgives! The readings for this first Sunday of Lent highlight the pope's concern for the environment. They call us to become visionaries like him -- and especially like the young prophet, Jesus of Nazareth, as depicted in today's gospel.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, February 15, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Jesus Becomes a "Low-life Scum": So Should We! In today's gospel Jesus identifies with what Senator McCain called "low-life scum."
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, February 8, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Ten Reasons for Hope in a Time of Despair: Empire Is Crumbling before Our Eyes Fifty percent of the world has already broken free of the imperial order that has governed the planet since the end of World War II.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, February 1, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Why I Liked "American Sniper" Viewed from the underside of history, "American Sniper" was a tribute to the world's poor and oppressed -- especially to the heroic people of Iraq. It was about resisting bullies the way the Iraqis have since 2003.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, January 25, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Pope Francis' Prophetic Warning on Climate Change: Repent or Else; the Time Is Short Pope Francis literally embodies our century's best hope for "saving the world."

Saturday, January 17, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Pope Francis Calls for a Global Catholic Climate Movement Is Pope Francis really "an ideologue and a meddlesome egoist"?
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Charlie Hebdo: A Thought Experiment A World War II discussion-starter about terrorism, war, legitimate targets, and western double standards. How do you answer the questions posed in this thought experiment?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (22 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cuba and the Trojan Horse of Restored Relations Restored relations between the United States and Cuba largely represents a change of tactics on the part of the U.S. in its efforts to undermine the Cuban revolution.

Monday, January 12, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Charlie Hebdo: Porquoi? Even Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Natanyahu, fresh from butchering 500 Muslim children in Gaza solemnly marched against the criminal barbarism of killing 12 westerners.

Friday, January 9, 2015 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Twenty Lessons I learned from 40 Years of Teaching Social Justice During the fall semester of 2014, I taught a Religion course at Berea College called "Poverty and Social Justice." The course was personally significant because it rounded off 40 years of teaching at Berea, where my first class convened in 1974 -- exactly 40 years ago. Please allow me to share what I've learned over that time.

Monday, December 29, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"The Interview": Dumb and Dumber Dis Langley "The Interview" is a more effective lampoon of U.S. culture, politics, and the CIA than an indictment of North Korea. Could it be that Sony's CEO is a double agent?

Sunday, December 21, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) The Torture Report: Cheney Channels King David in the Struggle over Historical Narrative It seems most "American" Christians (80% of the U.S. population) agree with Mr. Cheney that what the Romans did to Jesus was not torture.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, December 14, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Towards a Counter-Cultural Christmas: Becoming Nobody How are we to celebrate Christmas in this year of extreme income gaps, torture, racism and militarized police?
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Saturday, December 6, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Black Lives, Muslim Lives Matter: Obama's as Guilty as Wilson & Pantaleo President Obama, Eric Holder, and their minions are as guilty as Daren Wilson and Daniel Panteleo. All of them kill with impunity. They answer to no one. They refuse to investigate much less prosecute extra-judicial executions.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Thanksgiving Table Talk: Immigration Reform I'm not looking forward to Thanksgiving. Like most everyone else, I've got this Fox News brother-in-law, and he gives me indigestion. This year he'll probably be complaining about immigration reform.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) The Islamic Caliphate and the Final Judgment of "America" Think about this for a minute: In the eyes of Jesus' executioners, today's "Solemnity of Jesus Christ King of the Universe" would be as unlikely as some future world celebrating the "Solemnity of Osama bin Laden, King of the Universe."
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, November 16, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) The Parable of the Talents: Pope Francis Buries His Pope Francis is like the servant in today's parable who buried his talent in the ground refusing to invest it in a corrupt system that invariably widens the gap between the rich and the poor. That's why the pope is our world's most effective moral leader.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pope Francis and the Revolutionary Significance of the Lateran Basilica St. John Lateran offers archeological evidence of the tragic moment in history when the would-be followers of a poor working man sold their souls to Jesus' executioner.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Why Do They Hate Us? Jesus' "9/11 Assault" on the Temple The religious and political leaders of Jesus' day probably wondered about the origin of his apparent hate for them and their religion. Why would a good Jew symbolically "raze" the temple and predict with apparent prophetic delight its actual destruction? "Why does he hate us?" I'm sure they wondered.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Without Ideologies: Reflections on the Mid-Term Results The last five two-term presidents -- Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush II --all faced in their final two years, a Congress with both houses controlled by the opposition. Yet all five finished strongly with quite high approval ratings (except for Bush II) and significant accomplishments during what was supposed to be their "lame duck" years.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Contemplating My Own Death, Contemplating Yours The Day of the Dead invites us all -- "believers" or not -- to recall those who have gone before us to "rest in the sleep of peace" and to ready ourselves for The Great Transformation by looking death square in the face.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, October 26, 2014 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Usury More Clearly Contradicts God's Law than Abortion! How much interest can be charged before the rate becomes usurious? Today's liturgy of the word suggests an answer: "Zero," "Nada," "Zilch,"none at all!
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Islam & Women: Muhammad, Pedophilia, Gold-Digging, Cars & Burkas (Pt. 4 of 4 on Islam as Liberation Theology) Muhammad was a champion of women far ahead of his time. In general, women recognized him as a prophet on their side.
Series: Islam as Liberation Theology (4 Articles, 6767 views)

Sunday, October 19, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Islam, Violence & Double Standards (Pt.3 of 4 on Islam as Liberation Theology) The West wants no part of people who defend themselves against western depredations. Meanwhile western Christianists claim not only the right of self-defense but even the prerogative of "preemptive strikes."
Series: Islam as Liberation Theology (4 Articles, 6767 views)

Thursday, October 16, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Muhammad as Liberationist Prophet (Pt. 2 of 4 on Islam as Liberation Theology) The second in a series of four on Islam as liberation theology. This posting recognizes Muhammad as champion of the poor and oppressed.
Series: Islam as Liberation Theology (4 Articles, 6767 views)

Sunday, October 12, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Islam as Liberation Theology: Muhammad as a Prophet for Our Times (Part 1 of 4) "Islamists" are part of world-wide movement of poor people who use their religious traditions as a force for liberation from external neo-colonial control.
Series: Islam as Liberation Theology (4 Articles, 6767 views)

Saturday, October 4, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
War Mongering at the New York Times: There's always a "Why" The gentle editors of the New York Times (speaking for their employers in the military-industrial complex) can't stand what they see in the mirror. So they project their own "hearts of darkness" onto the U.S. enemy du jour.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) U.S. Doublespeak Is More Threatening to the World than ISIS or Khorasan One of these days Khorasan's heat-seeking missiles will find the rear end of your plane, and that will be the end of you. And those firing the rockets will be justified in doing so -- if they follow the insane logic behind Mr. Obama's latest justification for bombing his seventh Muslim country in six years.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, September 21, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Jesus Advocates a $58 an Hour Minimum Wage! What will the Kingdom of God be like for minimum wage workers? Ask the poor people in today's gospel. There the Great Teacher tells them a story about a skinflint boss who imagines himself a great humanitarian, despises his workers as lazy, and treats them with complete arbitrariness. He takes great delight in disappointing them -- simply because he can. But, Jesus promises, the tables will soon be turned!
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, September 14, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Jesus Had More in Common with ISIS than with the United States The Romans thought of Jesus as a terrorist. That means Christians worship someone whom the quintessential empire (Rome) and its hangers-on vilified as much as President Obama vilified ISIS last Wednesday night in his address announcing yet another war.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, September 7, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Listen to ISIS and Stop Our Collective Suicide! ISIS militants actually represent the largely Sunni blowback from U.S. policies over the last 13 years. In fact, ISIS would not exist were it not for the United States. Today's liturgy of the word calls us to dialog with ISIS.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, August 31, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) The Ayatollah Was Right: the U.S. IS the Great Shaytan! The United States is indeed the Great Satan leading the world astray with its beliefs that limitless wealth brings happiness, that bombing can be a humanitarian act, and that "fearing for our lives" justifies killing others.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, August 24, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) The 'Gates of Hell' from Ferguson to Gaza These days when we're not actually bombing, we're building walls with infernally locked gates. This Sunday's readings invite followers of Jesus' Way to unlock all of hell's gates from Ferguson to Gaza.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, August 17, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Jesus Comes Very Close to Rejecting a Palestinian Woman as an Unworthy "B_tch" Were Jesus in Gaza today, millions of Palestinian parents could echo the petition of the poor mother in today's' gospel selection, "Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon." And the demon in Gaza's case would be the State of Israel itself.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, August 10, 2014 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily)Dear Pope Francis: Gaza Needs More than Tears; Please "Walk on Water" for Gazan Children! Peter's refusal to follow Jesus as he walks on water is a summons to Pope Francis to do better -- to get out of the boat, walk on the waves and confront the demons and monsters represented by Netanyahu and Obama.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Saturday, August 2, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Water and Food Are Not Commodities, but Human Rights Today's readings teach that the commodification of Nature's free gifts of water and food is incompatible with the divine Gift Economy dramatized by Jesus in the "miracle" of loaves & fishes.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Siege of Gaza: A Palestinian Liberation Theology Perspective According to liberation theologians in Palestine, there are four types of violence at work in the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Three of them are employed by Israel's leadership against the Palestinians. In fact, only one level of violence can ever be excused. And that happens to be the very type our media uniformly designates as "terroristic" -- the violence of Palestinian self-defense.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Liberation Theology, BRICS and the Untelevised Revolution I'm not saying that the Kingdom has arrived in BRICS 2014. However at the BRICS Conference a power emerged which actually prioritizes benefitting the poor instead of the elite 1%. And that's the direction liberation theologians (and so many of us) have been praying for.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, July 20, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Zionists Are Weeds in the Garden of Palestine Today's liturgy of the word implores the Zionists to abandon their butchery. It also challenges Christians to denounce such ethnic cleansing and to withdraw the last vestiges of support for a group that more resembles their former Nazi persecutors than the "People of God" celebrated in the Hebrew Bible.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, July 13, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) The Encouragement We Need: Pete Seeger on Seeds & Sand Pete Seeger reminds us that the stories Jesus made up were intended for ordinary people -- for peasants and unschooled farmers. They were meant to encourage the belief that each of us can do our part to change the world -- to bring in God's Kingdom. Doing so is as simple as sowing seeds.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Standing up for War" (a July 4th homily inspired by this Sunday's lectionary) What do you do when the voice on the loudspeaker asks you to stand for the National Anthem or to applaud a veteran returned from a criminal war?
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, June 29, 2014 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Pope Francis & St. Peter -- Throwing Rocks at Empire Then and Now Three weeks ago, Pope Francis reaffirmed what has become a theme of his papacy. Without mentioning the United States by name, he condemned the economic system "America" and its European partners champion. The pope's words put him on the same page with Jesus' rock-throwing friend, Simon Peter -- but not in the way you might think.

Monday, June 2, 2014 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cuba: the Most Important Country in the World As the most prominent center of resistance to U.S. empire, Cuba is the most important country in the world. Its tourist attraction surpasses Costa Rica. It has already surpassed the United States in quality of life.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 (68 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What You Don't Know About Cuba Tells You About YOUR Future I'm leaving for Cuba tomorrow. After many trips there, I've come to realize that Cuba's way of life and adjustments to the realities of Peak Oil and climate change describe the path that the rest of us must travel in the near future. Either that or perish!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 (38 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Sunday Homily) Christianity Is Communism! Jesus Was a Communist! This week's readings show that communism originated in Christianity. It doesn't come from Marx and Engels.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, April 20, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
(Easter Homily) Pope Francis: Of Course Jesus Arose; Resurrection Is a Law of the Universe! Did he really rise from the dead? Or is that doctrine simply a remnant of childhood like belief in the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus? And for those of us concerned with social justice, what can the Bible's resurrection stories possibly mean? Here's what Pope Francis says.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, April 13, 2014 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Palm Sunday Homily:A Recipe for Parish Renewal Inspired by Pope Francis During Lent, as we've studied "The Joy of the Gospel," I and my fellow parishioners have marveled at Pope Francis' courage, boldness and audacity. Almost from the beginning, our group has asked, "But what should we do in this parish in response to the pope's general directions?" Here's my modest proposal.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, April 6, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Lazarus come forth! Pope Francis Brings Jesus Back to Life Paul Ryan and the pope are on completely different pages. While conservatives have buried the Jesus of the gospels, Pope Francis calls him back to life. He stands before the grave and shouts " Jesus, come forth!" The tomb opens. And the one who has been buried more than three decades stumbles out. Even Fortune Magazine has recognized the resulting miracle.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, March 23, 2014 (34 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Pope Francis to Women: The Next Pope Should Be One of You! Commentators say that Francis has simply endorsed the position of his two conservative predecessors by excluding women from the priesthood. But there's more to what the pope says about women -- lots more.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, March 16, 2014 (32 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Is Liberation Theology Obsolete? Insights of the Enlightened Jesus Lately I've been wondering if in my thinking, teaching and writing I'm too concerned with politics, economics, and issues of oppression and liberation -- too influenced, perhaps, by liberation theology.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, March 9, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Academy Awards, 'Gravity,' Lent and Rebirth Both "Gravity" and Jesus' vision quest in the desert summon us to either grow up here and now or suffer the consequences.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, March 2, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Jesus Rejects Money and Work: He Embraces 'Back to Nature' Abundance Republicans today would clearly regard Jesus and his apostles as examples of the idle undeserving poor – not to say bums – living off the donations of hard working people. But in denigrating money and work Jesus was insisting: in God's order, there is abundance for everyone -- or as Gandhi said, enough for everyone's need, but not for their greed.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Saturday, February 22, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Join Pope Francis: Take Back the Church and Say No to War! It's time for "fallen-aways" to join Pope Francis in taking back the church from the war mongers and oppressors who have distorted Jesus' compassionate and loving Parent God. Church services offer the opportunity for an instant peace rally every Sunday.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, February 9, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: The Hypocrisy of Reagan's 'City on a Hill' The horrors of the “Reagan Revolution” have nothing to do with Jesus’ vision of a "City on a Hill." Rather policies based on Reagan's vision fly directly in the face of Jesus' teachings.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, February 2, 2014 (32 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: The Enlightened Jesus (Like Us) Rejects the Religion of His Childhood This week a "poetic" reflection rather than a "sermon."
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Sunday, January 26, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunday Homily: Pope Francis, Jesus and David Brooks on Wealth Redistribution In 1998, a UN Development Report said that a tax of 4% on the world's richest 225 people(6% less than the traditional tithe) would provide enough resources to feed, clothe, house, cure and educate the entire Third World. To the wealthy, such taxation is unthinkable. As a result, 30,000 children die of absolutely preventable starvation each day. Pro-life anyone?
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (60 Articles, 77369 views)

Page 1 of 2    First   Back  Next  2     View All