Colbert Made the Only “Salute to the Pope” Worth Watching–WATCH!

Colbert can be seen and heard serenading P Francis with his version of "You Got a Friend" Watch the clip below and sing along...Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter See Frank’s paintings Follow Frank on Facebook ht … [Read more...]

Do You Think the Pope’s Visit Actually Means Anything?

Will Pope Francis' visit mean anything more than a chance for the media to sell advertising? I can't answer that but I can tell you that I doubt his fellow "Christians" on the religious right will change anything because of his visit.Take,  Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, who said of Francis'  statements on income inequality, “I’m always concerned about those who are bringing spiritual messages that step too far over the line in terms of political issues.”Check out Coats' Tweet re separation of r … [Read more...]

Pope Francis to Conservative anti-Contraception Catholics: Have SEX, BUT No More “breeding like rabbits!”

According to the Religion News Service, Pope Francis he's starting to chip away at the contraception ban. Ironic eh? Just as Wheaton College (a school that used to be evangelical) becomes anti-contraception, the Pope starts talking like evangelicals used to before they were hijacked by the loony Roman Catholic right.The Pope derided the idea that “in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits” and produce litters of kids." “No,” he told reporters on his flight home from the Philipp … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Denounces Religious Fundamentalism — Is the Pope an Atheist Who Believes in God… Like Me?

Pope Francis must have been reading my new book that extols the virtues of embracing tolerance and paradox over what I call "certainty addiction." The pope said, "Religious fundamentalism, even before it eliminates human beings by perpetrating horrendous killings, eliminates God himself, turning him into a mere ideological pretext."The pope denounced the religious fundamentalism that inspired the Paris massacres and ongoing Mideast conflicts, saying the attackers were enslaved by "deviant f … [Read more...]

The choice is clear: Pope Francis or the GOP? Republicans V. Pope Francis on Cuba WATCH the Tango Danced in St. Peter’s Sq

According to press reports,  Pope Francis had quite a 78th birthday. The pontiff began Wednesday with prayers and a birthday celebration with tango dancers near St. Peter’s Square. His day ended with a historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States — and the disclosure that the Argentine pope played a key role as broker.Francis is being credited for helping bridge the divide by first sending letters to President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba, and then having t … [Read more...]

Pope Francis To “Creationists” GET LOST!

Pope Francis I stated that God should not seen as a “magician with a magic wand.” Pope Francis also said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are both true. In other words he believes in paradox!VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (Oct. 27) waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Scien … [Read more...]


 Pope Francis said in an interview published Thursday that the Roman Catholic Church must no longer focus on abortion, contraception and gay marriage. Trouble is the American Roman Catholic Church is being manipulated by some very extreme people. They will not be happy!Robert George, (the Princeton professor behind the extreme recent rightward tilt of the American Roman Catholic bishops and, according to the New York Times one time mentor to Glenn Beck) Antonin Scalia, and the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and the Far Right Counterattack

Here's a guest column "Is Pope Francis a Fraud?" on the new pope by Andrew O'hehir from SALON. I'ts the best  commnetary on the the papacy, the recent history of the Roman Catholic Church and religion in general I've read in a long time. Is Pope Francis a fraud? After a right-wing coup crushed the reforms of Vatican II, one scholar says the last two popes are illegitimate BY ANDREW O'HEHIRaoh@salon.comIt’s easy — maybe too easy — for people with progressive political views to dismiss t … [Read more...]