Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

“Cult of Conservative Christian GOPers Backs Death Penalty for Gays With HIV” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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………………..breaking news…
………………..he is gone by the time
………………..I get home

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Headlines:

“Cult of Conservative Christian GOPers Backs Death Penalty for Gays With HIV” (AlterNet)

“Rick Warren does the right thing” (BoingBoing)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“For God’s sake, blog!, pope tells priests” (Diane Mayr)

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

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sunday morning
she checks out the priest’s
facebook page

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Headlines:

“For God’s sake, blog!, pope tells priests” (Reuters)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Great Evolutionist Bares His Own Soul” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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evolution:
the child is the father of the man…
I ponder

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Headlines:

“The Great Evolutionist Bares His Own Soul” (New York Times)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (Diane Mayr)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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final relief check—
the click of her rosary
grows louder

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Headlines:

“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Pope faces fresh wave of child abuse scandals in Italy” (James Tipton)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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………………..for a long time
………………..this has not been
………………..God’s home

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Headlines:

“Pope faces fresh wave of child abuse scandals in Italy” (The Guardian)

“Pope Says Child Abuse by Irish Priests Was ‘Heinous’” (News Week)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Anglican Church Faces the Threat of Extinction” (Neal Whitman)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

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a Volkswagen bus
towed from the church parking lot
“Thou shalt not park”

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Headlines:

“Anglican Church Faces the Threat of Extinction” (Celebrifi)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Contractor to remove Bible references from guns” (Neal Whitman)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

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“End the War”
in a Victorian window
never out of date

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Headlines:

“Contractor to remove Bible references from guns” (Stuff)

“Good Riddance to ‘Jesus Rifles’” (Huffington Post)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Vatican Enmeshed in Gay Sex Allegations” (Robert Moyer)

Monday, April 19th, 2010

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evening mass
left hanging in the air
the organ’s low note

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Headlines:

“Vatican Enmeshed in Gay Sex Allegations” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Vatican issues emphatic defense of Benedict’s record” (Bill Kenney)

Friday, May 7th, 2010

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bible study…
does abba mean the same
as papa?

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Headlines:

“Vatican issues emphatic defense of Benedict’s record” (Washington Post)

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Poem by William Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Pope has immunity in abuse trials” (James Tipton)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

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………………..monopoly for Catholics
………………..every card reads
………………..“get out of jail free”

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Headlines:

“Pope has immunity in abuse trials” (Reuters)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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