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Episode 326 — The Vatican


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:11 AM

Today Jared Logan and Andrew talk all about the Vatican and process of choosing a new pope. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

The Station Agent isn't really about his struggles as a little person. That aspect is buried under at least 20 layers of other character traits and interactions.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:41 AM

The thing with Pope Francis is he's not even really taking things in a slightly new direction. The Catholic Church has never been as terrible as people think when it comes to homosexuality. They've always had that wishy-washy not terrible but not good attitude of "hate the sin love the sinner" that basically says it's a sin, but we should leave them alone about it like we do with all the other sins out there. Most of the hateful anti-gay Christian speech comes from non-Catholics or Catholics who have no authority within the church and are just pandering to the religious right for political reasons (like Santorum). Okay you might find some bad things by individual bishops here and there, but certainly not the Vatican.

Where they are really terrible is when it comes to reproductive rights and patriarchy. Oh and of course covering up all those child rape cases. Tat is some truly fucked up shit, and with the first two I mentioned, it shows no sign of ever stopping. If Pope Francis allows women into the clergy, stops trying to actively block birth control and make abortion illegal, and gives some really good apologies along with sincere efforts to punish offenders as much as it is still possible, then I will truly say he is making the Catholic Church better. He may be highlighting the areas where the Catholic Church is slightly more liberal but that does not equal making change.