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Mike Rivage-Seul is a liberation theologian and former Roman Catholic priest. Retired in 2014, he taught at Berea College in Kentucky for 40 years where he directed Berea's Peace and Social Justice Studies Program. His latest book is "The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking: seeing through alternative fact & fake news." Mike blogs at
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Bread and Puppet Theater, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 8, 2021
The Bread of "Bread & Puppet" Was Not Easy to Chew: Neither Is Jesus' Bread SUNDAY HOMILY: Sad to say, we've reduced the Bread of Life to a silly Wonder Bread. And this at a time in history when acceptance of life's essential unity is necessary for our species' very survival.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
Colombia protesters set fire to police station as anger intensifies | DW News In Colombia, more than two weeks of protests against the government - and most recently against alleged police violence - have intensified. In one city ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 22, 2021
Imagine the Outcry If Cuba Acted Like U.S. Right Wing Clients in Colombia or Saudi Arabia! Until "Americans" are willing to recognize the United States as the cause behind most of the world's conflicts, we'll continue to naively credit official lies about U.S. support for democracy, rights and freedoms.
newsroom hbo, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 11, 2021
Prophets Amos & Jesus Condemn American Values SUNDAY HOMILY: Followers of Jesus are called to centralize concern for the poor, to simplify their lifestyles, and run the risk of being judged enemies of the state just as Amos, Jesus and early Christians were.
Apple Daily 2005/12/08 A10, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 4, 2021
Jimmy Lai vs. Julian Assange: Prophets without Honor (A July 4th Sunday Reflection) JULY 4th SUNDAY HOMILY: It's hard to believe that (after Abu Ghraib and the imprisonment of Julian Assange) the U.S. or Great Britain has the gall to criticize China over human rights or press freedom.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
Headquarters of the other Catholics :-), From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 2, 2021
Abortion Obsessed Catholic Bishops Betray Pope Francis - and Jesus In favoring denial of Holy Communion to President Biden, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has aligned itself with the most reactionary elements of the Republican Party.
Tropical Cyclone Glenda in the Indian Ocean, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(52 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 20, 2021
Jesus' Angry Call to Fearlessly Protect the Waters of the Earth SUNDAY HOMILY: Today's improbable account of Jesus' calming a storm at sea gives insight into the way that modern scripture scholarship deals with the allegedly miraculous. It also calls us to take courageous action against climate chaos.
Joaquin Pheonix's Joker Look + Set Photos Officially Revealed!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 13, 2021
God's Kingdom is for Clowns, Comedians, Immigrants and Exiles SUNDAY HOMILY: Lin Manuel Miranda, Joaquin Phoenix and Jesus all agree that the poor represent our future. They are the key factor that will either destroy or save us.
Exterminate All The Brutes (Must See!) An Absolute MUST see FAM...! LINK BELOW.. youtu.be/g37YqLD0BSg., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 10, 2021
White Supremacy's Origin & Mission: "Exterminate All the (non-white) Brutes" Raoul Peck's "Exterminate All the Brutes" is unique in that it tells the irrepressible story of western civilization from the bottom-up.
War tax resisters aren't buying it, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 18, 2021
Jeshua's Peace Invites Tax Resistance SUNDAY HOMILY: The peace of the risen Jeshua is not merely about tranquility of mind and spirit; IT's ABOUT ABSENCE OF WAR.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
Tomb door and window_2034, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2021
Easter Reflection: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? EASTER REFLECTION: Did Jesus really rise from the dead? The answer depends on what you mean by "really." Let's look at what the biblical tradition tells us.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
Palm Sunday, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(35 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 28, 2021
Palm Sunday Reflection: The Revolutionary Jesus PALM SUNDAY HOMILY: There are many Jesuses of faith. However, there was only one historical Jesus. And that anti-imperial Zealot must be the criterion for judging which Jesus of faith we accept -- if any.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
It's Vaccination Day! - .For The First Time In Forever. Frozen Parody For the first time in forever, I might actually go out... and put on a bra. I know... #parody #comedy #covid Well, 2020 is over but 2021 still is pretty weird. So we ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 22, 2021
The Spiritual Roots of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Its Chinese Cure Covid-19 represents an entire set of health-related problems that cannot be cured by vaccines alone. Ultimately, like China's, our response must be spiritual and civilizational. However, our gridlocked system of political economy bolstered by religious fundamentalism makes that impossible.
It's Vaccination Day! - .For The First Time In Forever. Frozen Parody For the first time in forever, I might actually go out... and put on a bra. I know... #parody #comedy #covid Well, 2020 is over but 2021 still is pretty weird. So we ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 21, 2021
The Spiritual Roots of Our Pandemic Response: The Chinese Alternative Normalcy is gone forever. Vaccines aren't the answer. Only fundamental change along the lines of China's flexibility and efficiency inspired by notions of common good and common home can save us now.
Pixar's Soul - Official Trailer 2 Life is full of possibilities, you just have to know where to look. Watch the new trailer for Disney and Pixar's Soul, streaming this Christmas only on Disney+., From YouTubeVideos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 14, 2021
Pixar's "Soul": Profound Spiritual Wisdom from a Soulless Corporation Disney's "Soul" suggests a poor man's version of Dante's Divine Comedy. It has all the ingredients: a guided trip through the great beyond, a painful process of purgation, and finally arrival at peaceful beatitude.
Suicidal Tendencies // Teach Your Children to Worship Satan, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(43 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 21, 2021
QAnon Is Right: We've Become the Devil's Christians SUNDAY HOMILY: QAnon is unwittingly correct in saying that the world is run by a cabal of Satan worshippers. It's governed by a gang best described by Rob Kall as "the devil's Christians."
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
Jeff Bezos - Caricature, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 7, 2021
Amazon Workers to Vote on Unionization: Bezos Says He Can't Afford It SUNDAY HOMILY: Tomorrow, 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will vote on unionization. Today's readings call us to oppose Amazon's exploitation of workers. This implies support of unions everywhere. It suggests backing the co-op movement.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
Religion's Sudden Decline: What's Causing it and What Comes Next, with Ronald Inglehart People's interest in Religion is massively declining. There are clear reasons for the decline. We discuss those reasons, how decreasing interest in religion is ..., From YouTubeVideos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2021
Liberation Theology and the Decline of Religion So, why not follow the implications of Dr. Inglehart's book and interview?" Why not jettison faith altogether along with its supporting documents?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2021
Don't Listen to Blinken: China's System Is More Just Than Ours SUNDAY HOMILY: China's departure from capitalism-as-we-know-it represents a path forward - if not for imitation, for inspiration and instruction.
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (144 Articles, 223385 views)
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2021
What Joe Biden Should Learn from Obama's Autobiography: Listen to Jeremiah Wright! Had President Obama quietly embraced Dr. Wright's lessons, we'd likely be living in a far greener country with far less wealth disparity, injustice and anger.
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2021
In Defense of Revolutionary Violence The term "violence" is more complicated than most of us think. In fact, there's a lot to be said in favor of revolutionary violence.

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