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  • Even as the Catholic Church faces a historic crisis over sexual abuse, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is promoting a special season of prayer for a "change in the Supreme Court."
  • Related: Brett "Stonewall Justice" Kavanaugh

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Sept.8, 2018 | Without mentioning Brett Kavanaugh by name, the bishops have launched a nine-week "Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life" which is all about abortion, with no mention of capital punishment, war, or poverty.


http://movetoamend.org/sites/default/files/sign-btn.pngSign the petition: Please immediately cancel the ill-timed "Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life." Catholics need you to focus on reforming the church, not trying to advance President Trump's judicial nominations.



Catholics across America are yearning for honesty and transparency about the church's past and future. Instead they're being given yet more bulletin inserts with religious-right talking points about Roe v. Wade.

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Brett "Stonewall Justice" Kavanaugh, Compiled by the Marshall Project

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination is different from its predecessors in many ways.

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"Not by Might, Nor by Power": The Zionist Betrayal of Judaism ~ Moshe Menuhin

  • With a new introduction by Adi Ophir: An early and fierce critique of Zionism from a Jewish child of Palestine who argued against nationalism and injustice.
  • Described in Barnes and Noble

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Born in 1893, Moshe Menuhin was part of the inaugural class to attend the first Zionist high school in Palestine, the Herzliya gymnasium in Tel Aviv. He had grown up in aHasidichome, but eventually rejected orthodoxy while remaining dedicated to Judaism.
 
As a witness to the evolution of Israel, Menuhin grew disaffected with what he saw as a betrayal of the Jews’ spiritual principles. This memoir, written in 1965, is considered the first revisionist history of Zionism. A groundbreaking document, it discusses the treatment of the Palestinians, the effects of the Holocaust, the exploitation of the Mizrahi Jewish immigrants, and the use of propaganda to win over public opinion in America and among American Jews. In a postscript added after the Six-Day War, Menuhin also addresses the question of occupation. This new edition is updated with an introduction by Israeli philosopher Adi Ophir, putting Menuhin’s work into a contemporary historical context.

Moshe Menuhin, one of the early anti-Zionists, once wrote … , “Jews should be Jews—not Nazis.” He was speaking of the Israeli oppression of Palestinians.

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Special Report | Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children

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  • Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church.
  • Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
  • Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children.
  • The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church

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Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
David Clohessy, Guardian

Thu 16 Aug 2018 | It’s all about the bishops.” That’s the single most damning line from a new, 1,300 page report, released by the Pennsylvania supreme court on Tuesday, which found that 300 predator priests in the state had abused more than 1,000 children since 1947. It’s the latest scandal in the Catholic church’s continuing child abuse crisis.

The two-year investigation, conducted by Pennsylvania’s attorney general and a dozen grand jurors, involvedhundreds ofinterviews, and examined half a million pages of church records. The probe is the biggest US government investigation into child abuse inside the Catholic church.

David Clohessy is the former executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

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Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children

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The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

Michael Stone, Patheos

August 15, 2018 | The truth hurts: Make no mistake, if you support the Catholic Church, you support the rape and sexual abuse of children.

Earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a sweeping grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The report documents the rape and sexual abuse of more than a 1,000 children by more than 300 “predatory priests."

Michael Stone is a Progressive Secular Humanist and the CEO and Founder of the popular Facebook page, Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner.

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Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous TimesMeaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times

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Author James Baldwin, in 1979. His searches for moral clarity included examining intellectual difficulties and ethical complications. Photo by Max Petrus, Courtesy of Dial Press

  • Part 1: Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments.
  • We are quick to condemn, with scant effort to understand.
  • Part 2: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times
  • You can’t stamp out conscience.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest


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Part 1: Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments.

 

We are quick to condemn, with scant effort to understand. That's a departure from a long history, and a real loss for society. 

Lee Siegel, Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune

July 28, 2018 | In his 1963 book, "The Fire Next Time," James Baldwin describes meeting Elijah Muhammad, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam. Baldwin felt alienated by Muhammad's black separatism and by his universal hatred of white people; at the same time, he admired Muhammad's acute understanding of the countless ways in which institutionalized white power continued to injure and suppress African-Americans.

"I felt very close to him," Baldwin writes about Muhammad, "and really wished to be able to love and honor him as a witness, an ally and a father." Yet, reflecting on the moment when the two men said goodbye, Baldwin writes, "we would always be strangers, and possibly, one day, enemies."

Lee Siegel is the author, most recently, of "The Draw: A Memoir." He wrote this article for the New York (NY) Times.

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Part 2: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times

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You can’t stamp out conscience.

Brandon Smith, Alt-Market.com

July 7, 2018 | Perhaps the most destructive idea ever planted in the minds of the general public is the notion that nothing in this world is permanent — that all things can and must be constantly changed to suit our whims. The concept of impermanence fuels what I call “blank slate propaganda.” The usefulness of the blank slate as a weapon for social control should be explained before we examine the nature of good and evil, because these days it infects everything.

The push for never ending social “evolution” has been called many things over the decades. In the early 1900s in Europe it was called “futurism;” an art and philosophical movement that helped spawn the rise of communism and fascism in politics. The argument that all old ideas and longstanding traditions should be abandoned to make way for new ideas, new technologies, news systems etc., assumes that the supposedly new ways of doing things are superior to the old ways of doing things. Things are rarely this simple, and in most cases the new methods so proudly championed by movements for social change are usually recycled and repackaged old ideas that are notorious for failure.

Brandon Smith, Founder, Alt-Market.com

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Paul McCartney brought James Corden to tears with the story behind 'Let It Be.'

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Watch the full video below, free your tears, feel the full spectrum of your emotions, and then get to work making the‌‌ world the awesome place we all know it can be.

Mark Shrayber, Upworthy

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June 22, 2018 | Imagine you're sitting in a pub and Sir Paul McCartney walks in.

That's exactly what happened when he guested on an episode of "Carpool Karaoke." The legendary performer rolled through his hometown of Liverpool with host James Corden, sharing memories of the city, surprising fans in his favorite pub, and bringing all of us a badly needed emotional release with his music.

Mark Shrayber: I’m a San Francisco-based writer with a love of all thing things pop culture and a background in mental health. My favorite stories to write are ones that center on relationships, identity, and how we can make the world a better place.



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