Priest killed, another one injured in attack at Catholic church in Phoenix

CNN A shooting at a Catholic church in Phoenix left one priest dead and another one in critical condition, authorities said early Thursday. A 911 call came in about 9 p.m. Wednesday local time from the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church, said Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department. One of the victims… More Priest killed, another one injured in attack at Catholic church in Phoenix

Home Depot founder worries Pope Francis neither loves or understands rich Americans

The Raw Story In an interview on CNBC on Monday, Home Depot founder and devout Catholic Ken Langone said that the Pope’s statements about capitalism have left many potential “capitalist benefactors” wary of donating to the Church or its fundraising projects. According to Langone, an anonymous, “potential seven-figure donor” for the Church’s restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral… More Home Depot founder worries Pope Francis neither loves or understands rich Americans

Pope Francis slams super salaries for the rich while the poor survive on “crumbs”

The current budget brokered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is up for a vote today.  It will be interesting to see if it passes both houses. Giving more tax break to the rich and cutting subsidies for the underemployed and poor seems to be a… More Pope Francis slams super salaries for the rich while the poor survive on “crumbs”

‘Tell Rush Limbaugh: We Support Pope Francis!’ Catholic Petition Demands An Apology

As a follow-up to the earlier post:  The Right is going batsh*t crazy over Pope Francis’ agenda. Case in point… The Huffington Post “Tell Rush Limbaugh: We Support Pope Francis!” urges a petition which has already garnered almost 4,000 signatures on the website of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. Catholics and non-Catholics alike were infuriated… More ‘Tell Rush Limbaugh: We Support Pope Francis!’ Catholic Petition Demands An Apology

10 worst right-wing statements of the week — Marxist pope edition

You can’t make this stuff up. I challenge any conservative leaning person or blog to match the insanity featuring similar left-wing statements… Salon Pope Francis came down on the dangers of trickle-down economics — and conservatives promptly lost their mind This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Before the Thanksgiving floats, there was the usual parade of… More 10 worst right-wing statements of the week — Marxist pope edition

10 things you need to know today: October 4, 2013

The Week A car chase ends in a shooting at the U.S. Capitol, Congressional Republicans ramp up efforts to end the government standoff, and more 1. Car chase ends in shooting at the U.S. Capitol A Connecticut woman led Secret Service and Capitol Police officers on a car chase Thursday through the streets of Washington,… More 10 things you need to know today: October 4, 2013

10 things you need to know today: September 30, 2013

The Week The House votes to delay ObamaCare, the Breaking Bad finale airs, and more 1. Shutdown looms for U.S. government The U.S. government appears to be on the verge of shutting down for the first time in 17 years. The slow-motion budget crisis will continue Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) set to… More 10 things you need to know today: September 30, 2013

What the GOP could learn from Pope Francis

Just sayin’… The Week The pope warns against being “obsessed” with gay marriage and abortion Pope Francis is a hit. In July, he drew three million people to Mass at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach. A Pew Research Center poll released this month shows that 79 percent of Catholics have a favorable view of him, compared to… More What the GOP could learn from Pope Francis

Pope: Church Should Stop Being “Obsessed” with Abortion, Gay marriage and Contraception

Sensible Pope… Daily Kos I really like this new Pope. A lot. From the NYT: Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old papacy, said that the Roman Catholic church had grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations… More Pope: Church Should Stop Being “Obsessed” with Abortion, Gay marriage and Contraception