The Good and Bad in the Vatican’s new LGBT Statement

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In what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “seismic shift in position,” the Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement affirming loving, committed same-sex partnerships. And though this new declaration is a promising step toward greater equality for the LGBTQ community within the greater Christian Church, it leaves much yet to be desired [Read More...]

We’ve Already Blown It in Syria

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Everyone is talking about what we should be doing in response to the discovery of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But what no one seems to be acknowledging, from the most vocal advocates for peace to the staunchest hawks, is that our efforts are destined to fail, regardless of what we do. I [Read More...]

VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails “Papal Happy Hour” Edition

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What better way to welcome a new Pope to the Vatican than to dedicate an episode of Church Sign Epic Fails to him, right? Wait, what do you mean Francis isn’t on YouTube… Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” [Read More...]

Pope Francis Calls Out the Church

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Only a day into his papacy, and I’ve got to admit, Pope Francis has my attention. In an editorial piece on the Sojourners website today, Jim Wallis cited a surprising and very heartening quote from the new pontiff, especially for those looking in from the outside as non-Catholics. Here’s an excerpt from one of his [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “New Pope” Special Edition

It's happy hour not just because they use real wine; you also get two-for-one indulgences on all sins too! Venial sins only, please.

As a way to welcome, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Of Buenos Aires (also now known as Pope Francis) as the new pope, I figured I’d offer a mid-week all-Catholic themed church sign sampler. Don’t forget to wash your hands! [Read more...]


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