The official Vatican newspaper has declared that beer-swilling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson and son Bart are Catholics — and what’s more, it says that parents should not be afraid to let their children watch “the adventures of the little guys in yellow.”
|By: Peterr Monday June 28, 2010 8:50 pm|
It’s been a bad week for Pope Benedict. From Italy to Belgium to Washington DC, courts everywhere seem to be taking a hard look at some of the activities of the Catholic church, and they’re not liking what they’re seeing. Worst of all, from Benedict’s point of view, is that the events of the last eight days are but a foretaste of the weeks to come.
|By: davidson Thursday May 13, 2010 11:36 am|
“Stinky Smoke” links two very different — or very similar — stories. One is about the Pope’s responses to those saying priestly pederasty is a bad think, the other a story from China with neither sex nor priests.
|By: Becca Friday April 16, 2010 9:40 pm|
A current list of everyone so far that the Vatican, its spokesmen, and other Catholic officials have blamed for the priest pedophilia scandal
|By: davisfleetwood Wednesday March 31, 2010 1:08 pm|
This Easter Sunday, the group that brought you the inquisition and the crusades (imagine how those little pageants would have played out in a nuclear era) gives you a man who presided over- and gave his blessing to- decades of institutionally approved rape and pedophilia: Pope Benedict.
|By: GregoriusU Thursday March 18, 2010 6:48 am|
3-1 odds against Pope Benedict’s resignation.
|By: Thursday February 25, 2010 10:14 am|
When you count all the Christian families who have fled their homes in Mosul in the last few days and not just those who fled to Tal Keef as we have done and as Bishop Emil Shimoun Nona, Chaldean archbishop of Mosul, has done then the scale of the catastrophe engulfing Mosul’s Christians becomes clear.
|By: twolf1 Sunday October 11, 2009 5:23 am|
Sarah Silverman reveals her plan to feed the world.
|By: BooRadley Friday March 6, 2009 6:08 pm|
The case of the pregnant 9-year-old was shocking enough. But it was the response of the Catholic Church that infuriated many Brazilians. Archibishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho of the coastal city of Recife announced that the Vatican was excommunicating the family of a local girl who had been raped and impregnated with twins by her stepfather, because they had chosen to have the girl undergo an abortion. The Church excommunicated the doctors who performed the procedure as well. “God’s laws,” said the archbishop, dictate that abortion is a sin and that transgressors are no longer welcome in the Roman Catholic Church. “They took the life of an innocent,” Sobrinho told TIME in a telephone interview. “Abortion is much more serious than killing an adult. An adult may or may not be an innocent, but an unborn child is most definitely innocent. Taking that life cannot be ignored.”