Reality Asserts Itself

Targeted by the Inquisition – RAI with Matthew Fox (5/8)

Targeted by the Inquisition – RAI with Matthew Fox (5/8)

Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict, launched a campaign in defense of murderous dictatorships in Latin America and to purge the Church of liberation theology and priests like Matthew Fox – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced June 13, 2019.

Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology – RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8)

Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology – RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8)

Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice – Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced June 10, 2019.

Marx, Catholicism and the Struggle for Justice – RAI with Matthew Fox (3/8)

Marx, Catholicism and the Struggle for Justice – RAI with Matthew Fox (3/8)

Now an Episcopalian priest, Matthew Fox tells of his coming to political consciousness and decision to join the Catholic priesthood, which he saw not as an escape, but as a way to stay in the world – Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced June 10, 2019.

Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? – RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8)

Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? – RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8)

Pope Francis announced new rules requiring pedophilia and sexual abuse to be reported to Church superiors, but survivors are critical, saying police need to be informed – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced June 4, 2019.

Pope Francis Targeted by Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies – RAI with Matthew Fox (1/8)

Pope Francis Targeted by Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies – RAI with Matthew Fox (1/8)

Former priest Matthew Fox discusses the book In the Closet of the Vatican, which depicts a “ring of lust” at the highest levels of the Church, and the campaign to hypocritically “weaponize” sexuality and bring down Pope Francis – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced June 2, 2019.

“American Does Bad Things for Good Reasons” – Christian Appy on RAI (2/5)
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“American Does Bad Things for Good Reasons” – Christian Appy on RAI (2/5)

This interview was originally published May 17, 2015. On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy, author of “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity”, discusses how before direct American military involvement in Vietnam, the US financed almost 80 percent of the cost, so, in effect, France was serving almost as an American mercenary.

“America Does Bad Things for Good Reasons” – Christian Appy on RAI (1/5)
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“America Does Bad Things for Good Reasons” – Christian Appy on RAI (1/5)

This interview was originally published on May 26, 2015. On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy, author of “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity”, discusses growing up with a broad faith that America is always an indispensable and invincible force for good in the world – and the seeds of his disillusionment with Americanism.

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