Pope Francis Rejects Equating Islam with Violence

Traveling back to the Vatican from a week in Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis told journalists that it is not right to equate Islam with violence.The Catholic Herald reports: “I do not like to speak of Islamic violence because everyday when I look through the papers, I see violence here in Italy,” the Pope told reporters.“And they are baptised Catholics. There are violent Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, I also have to speak of Catholic violence,” he added.Spending … [Read More...]

For Those Still Not Feeling Hillary, The Latest #DNCLeaks Provide Affirmation.

Visit the link:RELEASE: 19,252 emails from the US Democratic National Committee https://t.co/kpFxYDoNyX #Hillary2016 #FeelTheBern pic.twitter.com/Pft8wnOujl — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 22, 2016I hope you're not surprised.Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, was quick to share the news:#DNCLeak shows: ✔️Collusion between DNC & media ✔️Plotting to smear Sanders ✔️Questionable fundraising for HRC & DNChttps://t.co/lwmp64KwuS— Dr. Jill Stein (@D … [Read More...]

Clinton Campaign uses White Noise to Make Fundraiser Speech Inaudible for Reporters

An interesting bit of information was delivered to the Bernie Sanders campaign email list this afternoon.Last night, apparently, Clinton had a special fundraiser speech that would cost interested persons a pretty penny to listen in on: Last night Hillary Clinton hosted an outdoor fundraiser in Colorado (a state that already caucused) where "Event Chairs" could bundle $27,000 and "Champions" contributed $2,700.But a crazy thing happened when she got ready to speak. Her campaign actually … [Read More...]

Mons. Marcelo Sorondo’s idea to Invite Sanders to Vatican

We've noted that Sanders was accused of discourteously invitig himself to the Vatican's event on Centesimus Annus, by Archer. (See our last post.) The Sanders campaign rejected Archer's account, and Mons. Sorondo has backed the Sanders version of the story.The Daily Mail reports: "I deny [Archer's account that Sanders invited himself and was discourteous]. It was not that way," Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told Reuters in a telephone interview while he was traveling in New York. … [Read More...]

Organizer says Sanders was Discourteous in Seeking Invite to Vatican Conference – Update: Organizer’s Account Contradicted

Update: Sanders spokesman Michael Shank denied Archer's version of what happened, and claimed there was no angling for a spot before the March 30 invite arrived. In a copy of the invitation provided by the Sanders campaign, Archer was listed as one of the people officially requesting Sanders’ presence. Moreover, Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, a close aide to Pope Francis, and the head of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, which is hosting the event, said Archer's account is not true - … [Read More...]

Breaking: Bernie Sanders Invited to Vatican for Conference on Building a Moral Economy

UPDATE: Vatican organizer Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said Bernie Sanders was discourteous in lobbying for an invite, that he made the first move in the process. The Sanders campaign rejected Archer's account of the events leading up to the announcement of Sanders' invitation. Moreover, Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, a close aide to Pope Francis, and the head of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, which is hosting the event, said Archer's a … [Read More...]