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Montreal Simon: Pope Francis and the Wolves in the Vatican

As you may know Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change has been leaked to the media before its scheduled release on Thursday. Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pope Francis and the Wolves in the Vatican

Montreal Simon: The Vatican and the Unholy Conclave

Well I see they have been filing into the Vatican getting ready to choose a new Pope.Dozens of old men in red beanies. And one in a fedora.But before they start voting they want to know what is the Vatican HIDING? Who's REALLY pulling the strings?And of course, knowing them eh? Who is being . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Vatican and the Unholy Conclave

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 . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Debased

Politics and its Discontents: The Vatican Needs A (Re)boot

Although I am a man with spiritual beliefs, I have little but contempt for religious institutions, given as they are to making rules and interpretations that serve only to inhibit inquiry and honest discussion about the true nature of reality as they desperately try to maintain their waning political power.

Particularly guilty . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Vatican Needs A (Re)boot

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

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… absenteeism, heat and, of course, the Del Mastro edition.. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ There is a lot of talk around this “leaked” document purportedly (I say purportedly, because very few have actually seen it) showing that public servant absenteeism is a BIG problem costing Canadians GAZILLIONS of $$$’s a year!!! The Sixth Estate commented on this: Whether . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

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