BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Book On Pope Francis

Dennis Gruending judges.  The result: Pope F is pretty good when it comes to gays, the poor, and the Climate (very good there, actually, IMHO).  Not so good when it comes to wymen.  Also hasn’t done much to roust out the Church Pedos.  But better than the last guy, who was 100% a dick. 

Boreal Citizen: Women’s rights, religion and the population crisis

World population has increased from under 1-billion in 1800 to over 7-billion today–that’s just over 200 years. So that’s an extraordinary rate of population increase. If we saw that in any other species, we’d say, “Wow, that species is headed for a crash.” We don’t think that way when we see the human population numbers. ...

Politics and its Discontents: Debased

It is the only word that seems remotely appropriate to describe the view of human nature implicit in this article, published in the National Post, dealing with the Pope’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, the man who leaked embarrassing documents to the media with the intent of exposing Vatican corruption he hopes public scrutiny will ensure an ...

Politics and its Discontents: Vatican Makes Deal With The Devil

I can’t think that this arrangement passes the sulfur smell test. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Vatican Has The Answer We’ve All Been Looking For

Those of us who thought that the Vatican was rampant with corruption and political power struggles now know better, thanks to this communique from the Pope’s second-in-command. Beshrew my cynical mind! Recommend this Post