A Toxic Supreme Court

  The US Supreme Court has once again demonstrated its dangerous political and religious bias. In a majority decision, the court has ruled that a company may deny birth control coverage to employees if the company’s  owners believe birth control is against God’s law. This clearly violates the constitutional separation of Church and State and nudges America closer […]
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Pope Francis Delivers a Timely Message

I am not a Roman Catholic. My mother became a Catholic after she married my stepfather, and she was very devout. But as a child our family was Anglican. Two of my father’s uncles were Anglican clergymen in Jamaica, and I can still recall the sedate services at Stanmore Anglican Church with Parson Emmanuel delivering […]
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Does superior father general Richard Ho Lung deserve a pass?

Jamaica is celebrating its 50th year of Independence… an important milestone no doubt, but one which despite the celebrations, is fraught with self-doubt regarding our development.  We aren’t where we should be and not sure what to expect in an uncertain future.  If there is a time Jamaicans really need a pick me up, then […]
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Birth Control Fuss Shows Church’s Hypocrisy

  We’re hearing a lot about the First Amendment rights of religious groups in America. An innocuous regulation in the new health care reform legislation is prompting the most unctuous fulminations from Catholic politicians like John Boehner and Rick Santorum – and even Mormon Mitt Romney. They are outraged – outraged – by President Obama’s […]
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It Must be the Devil That Made Bishop Tobin So Arrogant

I find the concept of Hell hard to accept – God is all-merciful, after all – but if there is such a place, I believe Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin will go there. Unless, of course, he repents and changes his arrogant ways. The incredibly self-important Rhode Island prelate (photo at right) has banned Rep. […]
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It’s Time to End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

The protests over Notre Dame University’s decision to have President Obama address its graduates illustrates the absurdity of tax exemption for religious institutions. Obviously, the vast majority of America’s religious leaders have abandoned any pretense of political neutrality. And, according to the IRS, political activism is a no-no for tax-exempt religious organizations. (For example, the […]
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