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Matthew Fox is a (r)evolutionary theologian and educator who has written more than 30 books on spirituality and culture, including Original Blessing, The Pope's War, Letters to Pope Francis, and Occupy Spirituality..

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Men Behaving Badly

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Recent news stories have not been showing the better side of men. From police brutality to domestic violence and international terrorism, we've seen stories lately to raise horror and concern.

We've seen a white male cop gun down a young black man, apparently for walking while black on the...

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Pope Francis: Man of the Year and a Sign of Some Hope

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 1:39 PM

In my recent book, Letters to Pope Francis, I challenge the new pontiff to live up to his purposefully chosen namesake and alert him to how people would hold his feet to the fire because no other pope had ever taken up that iconic name.

Most people do know that...

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Occupy Is Not Dead: A New Call for an Engaged Spirituality

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 6:52 PM

People argue whether Occupy was successful and whether it is still around. To us, Occupy is not over. It is just beginning. Occupy is about intuition for justice that this new generation is sensing and giving birth to through their courage. Revolutions will come and go. Movements will change names...

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How the Papal Conclave Could Renew Religion: My Two Votes for Pope

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 12:22 PM

I was asked yesterday on the "Young Turks" TV show how the Vatican could recover its sense of moral and spiritual leadership. First, I acknowledge the depths of the question: The Vatican over the past 42 years has lost any inkling of moral and spiritual respect.

I...

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The Dark Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

(46) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:32 PM

The pope has chosen to step down, the first pope in seven centuries to do so. As a Christian, I witness his legacy, and that of his predecessor, with profoundly mixed feelings: outrage over the crimes committed against the people of God, and relief that the masks covering the corruption...

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With Pope Benedict's Resignation, It's Time to Move From Religion to Spirituality

(59) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 2:08 PM

In many regards my goodbye salute to Pope Benedict XVI is to be found in my book, "The Pope's War: How Ratzinger's Crusade Imperiled the Church and How It Can Be Saved," where I put the past 42 years of the papacy in perspective. There I catalog his...

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Celebrating Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church, Herald of the Divine Feminine

(70) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 12:26 PM

On Oct. 7, Pope Benedict XVI declared Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church (one of only four women so named in 2,000 years of history).

Why? There is not a single hint as to why in the vacuous Vatican announcement. But in my new book, "Hildegard of...

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Cordileone's Installation: An Ominous Day for San Francisco

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 4:13 PM

We learn that the new Archbishop of San Francisco celebrated his ecclesial elevation making jokes in the pulpit about his DUI arrest (last time I looked driving while drunk was a very serious danger to others--check out the Bishop of Phoenix who killed a man in a hit and run...

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Becoming Christian Mystics Again

(292) Comments | Posted May 1, 2011 | 9:46 PM

Albert Einstein was asked toward the end of his life if he had any regrets. He answered: "I wish I had read more of the mystics earlier in my life." This is a significant confession, coming as it does from one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century, a...

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