CRITICAL THINKING: “Mother Teresa: Hell’s Angel” / Christopher Hitchens ☮

Christopher Hitchens investigates whether Mother Teresa of Calcutta deserves her saintly image. Probes her campaigns against contraception and abortion and her relationships with right-wing political leaders.

MORAL PHILOSOPHY: “Pope Francis Just Dropped the Mic on the Death Penalty” / John Iadarola ☮

Pope Francis just laid down the law on the death penalty, saying that it fosters vengeance in the hearts of crime victims, not justice. This is just the latest in a long line of liberal positions the Pope has laid out. (He ain’t perfect though)

THE INTERNATIONAL CHILD RAPING ORGANIZATION, CATHOLIC CHURCH: “Catholic Church Sex Abuse is ‘Scandalous’ Betrayal – Pope Advisor” / The Lip News / Elliot Hill and Sasha Kai Parker ☮

Top Pope Francis advisor Cardinal George Pell admitted that the Catholic Church has made “enormous mistakes” in dealing with sexual abuse allegations as he testified at a public hearing of an Australian investigative commission in Rome. Was Pell complicit in the church’s cover up of the sexual abuse of thousands of children by priests over centuries? We look at the Vatican’s lack of transparency.