Friday, July 10, 2015

Swain swoons as Pope apologizes for church atrocities

A Sioux Falls cleric with close ties to alleged criminals is operating behind an incense-infused smoke screen at a Mounty Marty healing event.
Bishop Paul Swain will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass with prelude and processional music by the Native American group Broken Walls. The group’s name comes from founder Jonathan Maracle’s realization that the walls which separate Native and non-Native people need to be broken down. [Yankton Press & Dakotan]
Swain led a prayer service reacting to the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding marriage equality. "We do not judge anyone," Swain said. "Judgment is to be left to god."

The Supreme Leader of the Roman Catholic Church is calling on his American flock to turn out Republicans for their belligerence on human-caused climate disruptions.
Pope Francis has apologized for the sins and "offenses" committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas. History's first Latin American pope "humbly" begged forgiveness Thursday during an encounter in Bolivia with indigenous groups and other activists and in the presence of Bolivia's first-ever indigenous president, Evo Morales. Francis noted that Latin American church leaders in the past had acknowledged "grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God." St. John Paul II issued a sweeping apology in 2000 for the sins of the church in the past and in 2001 sent an email apologizing for missionary abuses against the aborigines of Oceania.
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South Dakota's experiment with a GOP-dominated congressional delegation and Statehouse has failed so many generations that suicide looks like the only way out of lives twisted by a special kind of torture.

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