at 3:05PM on Mar 31
The letter is 100% on point and Fox News should be snuffed out. The video was alright. I thought the best part was “I’m clearly Sam Elliot”.
at 4:14PM on Feb 20
I’m probably going to get totally skewered for this but I’m not on team Kelly here…not that I’m on team CD either. I just don’t know why this girl is so addicted to burning bridges. This stinks highly of that ridiculous Ryan Tedder incident and I just feel like while she totally has a right to stand up for herself, this is the hands-on-my-hips justification of a teenage girl. If you’re that great, Kelly, you’re fans won’t give a shit what CD says about you. Let your music speak for itself.
at 9:19AM on Feb 11
That NYT article is horribly typical. Whenever they bring up that 1985 case they fail to mention that the priest had committed those crimes years before and was already not performing any parish duties and died just weeks after…seems like less of a scandal if they tell the entire story.
As a Catholic, I have to say that I have mixed emotions. Growing up with only Pope JP II, this Pope was kind of a surly uncle that sometimes chooses to express himself in less than loveable terms. At times you need that, and at times you need the soothing voice of a father, a shepherd. There is no man alive who can adequately fill the role of the vicar of Christ, so we only get to pray that God’s will be done.
I will say though, Trent, that I too hope for a Pope who can fully express the love that the church is supposed to have for all humankind. The Catichism of the Catholic church, which Benedict largely wrote, speaks rarely about homosexuality, but I remember vividly on the subject that it expresses that we are only to love one another and not judge. It’s a shame to me that hasn’t been expressed in action yet. I pray that my Catholic brothers and sisters can one day come to a realization that saying “where there is love, there is God” is not just words on paper…it’s truth in motion, whether we’re talking about sexuality or other religions.
Start praying for the next Pope, y’all!
at 1:48PM on Jan 21
OH man…I totally forgot to address the “you can’t be pro-life and feminist at the same time” part of this story.
I take issue with some women who think that feminism is one thing or another. Being a feminist is being pro-woman, and I think a lot of women lose sight of that. Man we are tough on each other. Feminism is in it’s essence a celebration of femininity, a belief that a woman can be what she wants without permission. If I choose to be pro-life, because that is my deep belief and desire, is that not just as feminist as a woman who takes on a male-dominated profession?
I am not anti-abortion. I am for women taking owness and responsibility for their lives, and I believe that includes being responsible with the actions of her body. Abortion will never be illegal because nobody wants to go back to the back-alley abortion days. However, the piece we’re missing is that women are not being raised to be responsible with their bodies before they get accidentally pregnant and once they are, the support is not always there with options, and I mean more than one. A woman deserves to know she is supported no matter what she chooses, and that is where the pro-life movement falls short. I will never condemn a woman for getting an abortion. It saddens me as someone who believes in life at conception, but what kind of person, and what kind of woman would I be to condemn her for it? I certainly then wouldn’t be much of a feminist.
But to condemn me as anti-feminist because I believe women should consider ALL choices instead of “taking care of it” as it’s commonly put to them, is a remark as anti-feminist as any I’ve heard.
PS – not all pro-lifers are women holding graphic signs at the clinic. Some of us would walk with you into the clinic and hold your hand even if we wished you’d make a different choice.
at 11:00PM on Jan 19
Or maybe educate yourself on natural family planning to mitigate the risk, right?
at 9:47PM on Jan 19
And that’s exactly why I agree with people like the Bieb’s mom, encouraging women to see it through and imagine the possibility of taking a short period of inconvenience (caused by their own lifestyle choice) and using it to make a dream come through for one of the many people who would do anything just for the chance to adopt a baby, because they didn’t have a choice by nature to have their own.
I know in Canada you can go to a resource center in almost any town and get free condoms too, so…yeah.
at 7:07PM on Jan 19
Oh and I meant “not saying we shouldn’t have abortions available”. Woops!
at 7:05PM on Jan 19
I’m really not trying to flame here, although my post may have come off a bit salty. The number annually is around 100,000 although some provinces do not have to legally report numbers so you can assume 100,000+. (30 million population)
And yes, unfortunately our health care, as wonderful as it is, is commonly being used as emergency birth control by women not only once, but several times in their lives. I’m not in any world saying we shouldn’t have abortions, I’m just saying the Bieb’s mom has a bit of a different perspective because of our universal health care…although she could just be fanatical, I couldn’t say. I just wanted to share a Canuck perspective because abortion here is not just about can or can’t, it continues on to an abuse of a public health system and also, and this part is just my opinion, an attitude that it’s no rush since you can legally have third trimester abortions if you find the right clinic. I find it sad that many, many women are using this publicly funded option for their “woops” moments. Like I said, it bums me out guys. And I am sorry if my post came off snarky. Just trying to be real with you.
at 5:21PM on Jan 19
You have to understand that in Canada, abortions are free, meaning that literally tens of thousands of women are using my tax dollars to fund their convenient form of birth control every year while in turn harming their bodies, never mind what you think of life of conception. AND in Canada there are NO restrictions on abortion, meaning that if you can find a doctor to do it, you can have an abortion at ANY point of your pregnancy. While I think the procedure should be legal, I don’t think it should be taken for granted the way it is, especially in our country with universal health care.
And before you tell me about rapes and incest, studies have proven that’s about 1% of abortions. 99% are making a lifestyle choice and I’m the one paying for it. That bums me out.
at 8:55AM on Jan 12
I think the difference for me is that RT isn’t a producer. JT has that producer edge that takes his music to another level. He thinks like an artist and a producer when he composes and I think that’s the magic.