Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Anti-Catholicism: the last allowable prejudice?

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Listen to the March 5, 2013, episode:

peterg_for_blogPeter Gottschalk, Wesleyan religion professor, who teaches a course called “Religions Resist Modernity” and is working on a book about religious intolerance.

Arthur_for_blogArthur Meyers, director, Russell Library and author of Democracy in the Making: The Open Forum Lecture Movement, about a model of American civil discourse.

Lyrics to “Popeless,” by Atty. John Boccalatte

Sung to the tune “Helpless” by Neil Young

There is a man who once lived in Rome
He chose to leave St. Peter’s Square,
It was time to leave the papal throne,
All his problems were there.
Empty window below the stars
Helicopter on the rise,
Big bird flying across Roman skies,
To life away from public eyes
Leaves us,
Popeless, Popeless, Popeless
Popeless, Popeless, Popeless
Vacant balcony beneath the Dome
To a quiet spot for his Holiness
While the Vatican relocates nuns
To make room for emeritus
We are,
Popeless, Popeless, Popeless
Popeless, Popeless, Popeless
God, can you hear me now?
The chains are locked
Across the Sistine doors,
Cardinals, slow down and think this through somehow.
I’m Ok while we stay,
Popeless, Popeless, Popeless
Popeless, Popeless, Popeless

Link to the New York Times op-ed piece”A Vatican Spring?” by Hans Kung

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/opinion/a-vatican-spring.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Link to the New York Times op-ed piece “Give Up Your Pew for Lent” by Paul Elie

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/opinion/if-the-pope-can-quit-catholics-can-too.html

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