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Weekly Wrap 11.21.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

1.  Everything You Need to Know About Obama’s Executive Action ThinkProgress  breaks down the immigration relief announced by the president Thursday night. Who gets relief and who is left out? What about border security? Your questions ...

Weekly Wrap 11.14.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

1. Interstellar Isn't About Religion (and Also It Is Totally About Religion) "While the film has a marked admiration for science—it is science, in the end, that helps humanity to rescue itself—it has ...

Finding Faith in Irreverence
Originally Posted: 07/23/2014 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

The question isn’t how we can find faith in irreverence but how we can find faith without it. Without questioning, doubt, and calling out what’s real, how can faith be truly genuine? ...

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah Converge on 'Thanksgivukkah' for First Time Since 1888
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

It last happened in 1888 and, according to one calculation, won’t happen again for another 77,798 years: the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  It last happened in 1888 an ...

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of Course) Stephen Colbert
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The great and the good — and lots of politicians and TV pundits, too — gathered Thursday to hear comedian Stephen Colbert roast and toast everyone from Pope Francis to his host for the evening, Cardinal Timoth ...

QUIRK: We. Can't. Breathe. (or Stephen Colbert Does Liturgical Dance)
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic and sometimes CCD teacher, does a "liturgical dance" number to the hymn, "King of Glory." You're welcome. Stephen ...

No Joke: Dolan-Colbert ‘Catholic Comedy Slam’ Gets Media Blackout
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Organizers of the Catholic comedy slam, set for Sept. 14 at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York, have announced a total media blackout of the event. News that Comedy Central ...

Sister Simone Campbell Schools Colbert on the Social Gospel
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

NETWORK's Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell responds to the Vatican's "radical feminist" charges, and Stephen learns how to get into heaven. "Amer ...

Colbert Catholics: Father Thomas Reese on Ryan's "Deeply Christian" Budget
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Georgetown University's Father Thomas Reese finds discrepancies between Catholic doctrine and Paul Ryan's fiscal ministry. "As Jesus said, 'Tough love your ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

Today is Pi Day -- March 14! Celebrate by learning a little more about one of the most irrational numbers around. [ Pi Day ] Oh the many things you wouldn’t be able to do if your arms were as tiny the arms of a T-Rex (like writing out the f ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

In preparation for tomorrow’s show in Punxsutawney , discover a few things you may not know about the February occasion in the video, “ Groundhog Day Explained .” http://youtu.be/7-Nl4JFDLOU Stephen Colbert sits down with Icelandic mu ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet . See the final moments of last yea ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Brooklyn based musicians Miracles of Modern Science perform an a capella mashup of Bon Iver + Bon Jovi , or Bon Joviver. [ Prefix ] ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

All the hype about SOPA, dogs bark to the tune of Darth Vadar, debunking myths about homeschoolers, Tim Tebow visits Sin City, innovative musical projects, extreme skateboards, and more. ...

Immigration Reformer Scott Douglas Faces the Colbert Nation
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

On Monday's Colbert Report, Sojourners friend and Civil Rights activist Scott Douglas, discussed the overturn of Alabama's immigration law with host (and potential presidential candidate) Stephen Col ...

Jon Stewart is Pretty Princess, (Super) PAC Man
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Stephen Colbert announced that he is exploring a possible presidential run in 2012, and put Comedy Central compatriot, Jon Stewart, in charge of his Super PAC. Because of the strict FEC separation o ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Polaroid camera are back on the market, apocalypse survival guide, Jack Kerouac for bros, the NBA begins using 3D graphics, the hit show Portlandia, James Franco's new film, classic album covers are given ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert takes Pat Robertson's challenge to America and prays at full volume, Harrison Ford watches Indiana Jones for the first time, Gary Busey and Ted Haggard on Wife Swap, part two of Jimmy Kimm ...

Links of Awesomeness: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 9:19pm | Type: Blog

Jesus Toast! A vicar beatboxes the Nativity Story. Butter shortages wreak havoc on Norway. Ten out of Tenn gives away its new Christmas album. Knit some dim sum for your cat. Iconoclastic Hasidic-reggae master ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Beard Yourselves!
Originally Posted: 12/09/2011 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 IFC’s latest show is dedicated to fans of the facial hair: Whisker Wars ! And to celebrate new beginnings, fans can ...

Colbert on OWS Evictions: "Linking Arms is a Dangerous Act of Aggression."
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

"The founders never intended indefinite free speech. They assumed after two weeks any protest would be wiped out by small pox.” — Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report ...

A Robin Hood for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams observed that ”people are frustrated beyond measure at what they see as the disastrous effects of global capitalism,” and urged a full debate on “a Financial Transaction ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Science, God, and Presidential Politics Science, God, and Presidential Politics Science and God are again front and center in presidential politics. GOP presidential candida ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Why Homelessness Is Becoming An Occupy Wall Street Issue Why Homelessness Is Becoming An Occupy Wall Street Issue As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encam ...

Did Someone Say "Class Warfare"?
Originally Posted: 10/03/2011 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

In his column Thursday, Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis took on "class warfare," calling it the "hot topic" of the week here in Washington, D.C. Wallis said: In hi ...

America's Greatest Deficit is Spiritual, Not Merely Financial
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

With all the angst about the economy, the deficit, and a looming government shut-down, I'm still concerned that we're treating symptoms rather than diagnosing the underlying disease. ...

Things Worth Remembering from the Rally to Restore Sanity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101101-rallytorestoresanity21.jpg"></a>On my way back to Pennsylvania after attending Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity in Washingto ...

Stephen Colbert for the Least of These
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act. Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act. We ...

Friday Links Round Up: Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers. ...

The Immoral Impediments to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so good at public relations, while liberals, at ridicule. One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">Missing God. Modern day slavery. A crawfisher turned crooner. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> ...

Video: Colbert Interviews Elizabeth Warren on Financial Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Stephen Colbert does the second best interview in recent memory with economist, passionate advocate for consumer protection, and veteran Sunday school teacher Elizabeth Warren. Second best, that is, ...

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>When Glenn Beck promised to devote a whole week of his television show to come after me, I wasn't sure he really meant it. I guess he did. Last night he began to make good on the threat he made o ...

Video: Fr. James Martin Sets Stephen Colbert (and Glenn Beck) Straight on Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Wonderful! Wonderful! Social comments and analytics Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by johnpyle: Father. James Martin Sets Stephen Colbert (and Glenn Beck) Straigh ...

Video: Colbert on the 'Desert Cross' Church-State Controversy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I had invited one of our regular bloggers to comment on the <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8295490.stm">"desert cross" controversy</a>--a Supreme Court ca ...

Video: Colbert on Conservapedia's Bible Translation Project
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, "a huge fan of the Bible," offers a conservative update of Matthew 5:5,</p> Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, & ...

My Experience of U.S. Health Care as a Recent Immigrant (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Regular readers will know that in the past year, I embarked on a genuinely life-altering journey. I emigrated to the United States, got married, and now make my home in North Carolina. ...

Jim Wallis and Jon Stewart Get It Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis is one of the most talented interviewees I've ever known. He knows how to get substance, not just spin, into a sound byte, and he has an amazing ability to think on his feet. ...

The Myth of Holy War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I, like <a href="../2009/05/22/was-iraq-a-holy-war/">Aaron Taylor</a> before me, noticed the <a href="http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_9217"><em>G ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...