Teresa Forcardes OSB…in her own words

“I’ve been censored, my lectures have been cancelled whether in the medical, the political, or the religious arena. In medicine, because of my criticism of the pharmaceutical industry. In politics, because of my criticism of Israeli government policy in the confrontation with the Palestinian people. In the religious environment, because I support homosexuals unions and because of my feminism. The latest episode was when I was to have gone to Israel for a lecture and they didn’t let me enter the country, they sent me back.”   “Criticisms are to be expected. I follow...
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Independent thinking: Sr Teresa Forcades

The result of the Scottish independence referendum this week will be awaited eagerly not just in the UK but around the world; and nowhere more so than in Catalonia, where the question of independence is also dominating political discussion. One of the most influential voices in the Catalan independence debate is, surprisingly, that of a Benedictine nun. Sr Teresa Forcades spoke to Thinking Faith’s Editor about capitalism, community and the Catalan question.   Questions of sovereignty and independence are at the top of the UK political agenda in the final days before the Scottish independence...
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Big Pharma Prepares to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Keep Drug Prices High

Big Pharma Prepares to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Keep Drug Prices High Posted on Oct 26, 2016 By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams     A recent poll found that more than three in four Americans consider prescription drug prices “unreasonable.” (Dvortygirl/flickr/cc) Facing an increasingly outraged public, the leading Big Pharma lobby group is hiking its annual dues by more than 50 percent as it prepares to defend its pharmaceutical company members against lawmakers and voters who want to rein in out-of-control drug prices. Politico reported Tuesday that “PhRMA hopes to improve its public image next...
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Honduras…again Phil Little

It happened that three world leaders traveling together were in an accident and all died. Juan Orlando Hernández, dictator of Honduras, Obama of the USA and Tony Blair from the U.K.  Not surprisingly to anyone other than themselves they realized they were in hell.  Accustomed to having things their way they demanded the right to make a phone call.  The devil, always wanting to accommodate those who had served him so well on earth granted their requests but not without cost.  First Obama made his call to his legal team at the White House and was disappointed with their advice. On finishing the devil...
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Teresa Forcades, the revolutionary Catalan feminist theologian, says: “We are all different!”

That women of all times have left an unmistakable and indelible mark on history beyond recognition in their returns, is beyond any doubt, and today, increasingly, the feminine is emerging in the international cultural scene. It’s the case for Teresa Forcades, a feminist theologian among the most original and trendy of the Catholic world in talking about burning issues such as the role of women, divorce, abortion, and homosexuality which she addresses from a theological point of view. A Benedictine nun from Catalonia, she has been out of the cloister for a year, with Vatican dispensation, to also...
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The shameful harassment of Nadia Shoufani and the impotence of Catholic institutions

There is no doubt in my mind that the spurious and desperate harassment of Catholic teacher Nadia Shoufani  will be laughed out of any court. The process will exonerate her. The nuisance suit brought about to send a chill through the teaching community will be seen for what it is, a futile attempt to abrogate a citizen’s right to speak freely. Especially about the apartheid policies of Israel. My understanding of theology  leads me to believe that huge organizations often are in bondage to what St.Paul calls, “the powers and principalities.” The brilliant Anglican lay theologian Bill Stringfellow 40...
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