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Bernie Sanders Talks With TIME About Winning the White House

After nearly nine months on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders’ message of political revolution is starting to break through where it counts.<p>He is …

Sanders promotes equality, Trump promotes hate

In my previous Contributors piece, I cited a Quinnipiac poll that showed Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe Hamas-led clashes at …

Donald Trump

Pope contrasts Jesus' birth, excess in Christmas Eve homily

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his Christmas Eve homily Thursday, Pope Francis noted the simplicity of Jesus' birth as he rebuked what he called societies' …

Christianity

Pope Francis urges faithful to reject materialism

Pontiff makes appeal to Christians to criticise consumerism, hedonism and the excesses of modern society<p>Pope Francis ushered in Christmas by urging the faithful to reject the materialism that pervades the gift-giving season, and to embrace "simple, balanced" values, as violence subdued festivities …

Pope Francis

Former Top Obama Advisor Accuses DNC Of ‘Putting Finger On Scale’ For Clinton

The charges from David Axelrod reflect growing distrust in the Democratic Party’s top organization.<p>Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and its supporters got a high-profile boost in their vendetta against the Democratic National Committee on Friday.<p>David Axelrod, a former senior advisor to …

Middle-class

Catholic School Defends Prayer Room For Muslim Students

"We have this sacred space available for you if you want it."<p>Parents of several students at a private Catholic school in Michigan have been protesting the existence of a prayer room used by the Muslim students. In an email to local station WXYZ, one parent claimed it was "unconscionable" and would …

Religion

America’s True History of Religious Tolerance

Wading into the controversy surrounding an Islamic center planned for a site near New York City’s Ground Zero memorial this past August, President …

Religion

In the data breach, some much-needed attention for Sanders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At first the Democratic National Committee voter data breach looked terrible for Bernie Sanders, with a top staffer breaking into an opponent's core data and laying eyes on the Hillary Clinton strategy in early states.<p>But it quickly gave the Sanders team something it hadn't seen …

Middle-class

Why the Bernie Sanders Revolution is Not Televised

As a writer, I never expected to fall in love with the 2016 election. As recently as 6 or 7 months ago, I fully expected that America was on a collision course with dueling oligarchic dynasties -- Bush 3 vs. Clinton 2 -- in a race where the (not unimportant) differences would be overshadowed by …

Clinton and Trump Would Make Similar Presidents. Bernie Sanders Offers America a Choice

Critical thinking in our society has been overshadowed by a dangerous form of group think, bolstered by the overwhelming influence of media and political pundits, and defined by immediate acquiescence to poll numbers. I explain in my latest YouTube segment why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would …

Don't Let Them Gaslight the 'Bern'ing for Social Change

<i>Gas-light-ing (gas-lighting) v. 1. a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun 2. false information presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own perception and reality. Adj. gas-lit misled into accepting false information for the purpose of social control</i><p>Perhaps …

Bernie Sanders Will Become President, Despite Rigged Debate Schedules, Skewed Polls, and Clinton's 'Inevitability'

The American political establishment is trying desperately to shift public opinion towards the belief that voters will elect a person they don't trust and don't like. It's not a conspiracy, however, it's simply the same dynamics that allowed Enron to seduce financial markets before its epic …

Bernie Sanders: I’m Sick of Trump’s Anti-Muslim ‘Crap’

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered his first televised comments on Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. And …

Democratic Race Heats Up As Bernie Sanders Gains 10 Points On Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders has gained ten points on Hillary Clinton in the past month and has seen his own support grow by thirteen points in the latest ABC …

Bernie Sanders: The steady rise of the ultimate political outlier

Bernie Sanders, the senator and socialist from Vermont, is the unlikeliest of contenders to rival Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.<p>The 74-year old reputed grump has shaken up the Democratic presidential race with his blunt talk about income inequality and excessive …

Pope's Message On Religious Freedom At Independence Mall (Full Transcript)

Pope Francis addressed a group of immigrants and Hispanic Americans at Philadelphia's Independence Mall on Saturday, delivering a powerful message on religious freedom and cultural heritage. Speaking in Spanish, he referenced the Declaration of Independence, the Quakers who founded Philadelphia and …

Christianity

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Pope Francis

A New American Socialism

Writing in <i>The Nation</i> magazine, Eric Alterman recently celebrated the fact that "economic inequality has finally risen to the top of the list of most Americans' concerns." Citing recent polls, he reports that more than 2/3 of respondents think our economic system favors the rich, and more than 80 …

Take and Eat: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time | St. Paul Center

Readings:<p>1 Kings 19:4-8<p>Psalm 34:2-9<p>Ephesians 4:30-5:2<p>John 6:41-51<p>Sometimes we feel like Elijah in today's First Reading. We want to lie down and die, …

Faith

The Marks of the Church: The Church is Catholic - Seek First the Kingdom: Catholic Blog by Cardinal Donald Wuerl - Archdiocese of Washington, DC

Jaclyn Lippelmann for the Catholic Standard<p>Each Sunday as we recite the Creed, we profess that the Church is “catholic.” This word is used not in the …

Christianity

What Do We Pray For?

What should we pray for? In what order?<p><b>Of Petition</b>, from <i>Finding God through Meditation</i>, by St. Peter of Alcantara<p>This noble oblation being well …

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl Says Church Stands by Traditional Marriage, but Will Respect Gay Marriage Ruling

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl says that despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, it cannot change the …

LGBTQI

Against a Growing Intolerance, Christians Must Witness Christ 'for the World'

<i>This homily was delivered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington</i> <i>at the Mass closing the U.S. bishops'</i> …

Historic Prayer for the United States

<b>By Bishop John Carroll, in the first American diocesan synod, November 10, 1791, “for all the ranks of society and for the welfare of the …

The Freedom to be True to Our Catholic Identity - Seek First the Kingdom: Catholic Blog by Cardinal Donald Wuerl - Archdiocese of Washington, DC

Photo: Jaclyn Lippelmann for the Catholic Standard<p>On this Fourth of July, which concludes the Fortnight for Freedom, we need to remember that …

Bernie Sanders turns into force on presidential campaign trail

The biggest obstacle to Hillary Rodham Clinton winning the Democratic presidential nomination is a rumpled, white-haired grandfather who doesn't even …

Where do we go from here?

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to change the definition of marriage requires a response. I see the decision as a "tragic error" not because …

Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on | Reuters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - More and more voices across the U.S. South called for banishing the banner of the pro-slavery Confederacy on Wednesday in a fast-growing movement that adds new emotion and tensions to a year of soul-searching over race in America.<p>A horse drawn carriage carries the …

South Carolina

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict. In "The Hidden Killer," a voice speaking Saudi-inflected Arabic asks the viewer to guess …

Bernie Sanders Thrills Large Crowd At Iowa Town Hall

DES MOINES, Iowa -- While Hillary Clinton makes her way to the Hawkeye State following her first campaign rally in New York City on Saturday, crowds there are lining up to see Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.<p>A horde of supporters applauded the presidential candidate more …