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I know that pointing out the atrocities of the Catholic Church is like shooting fish in a barrel, but occasionally the church still does something so beyond the pale it's worth mentioning.
by eldubb72
Comment Count 1035 comments on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 09:20 AM PDT with 415 Recommends
The announcement prompted rumours that the pontiff's health was poor, but the Vatican dismissed such fears, saying the break with tradition was simply to ensure the 82-year-old was not ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 1111 comments on Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 12:38 PM PST with 395 Recommends
From The Guardian , reporting on a story in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica : A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 297 comments on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:06 PM PST with 314 Recommends
The 85-year-old pope is resigning "because of advanced age," Benedict told the cardinals of the Catholic Church on Monday. "Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few ...
by Roxine
Comment Count 224 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:06 AM PST with 182 Recommends
Be sure to follow @dailykoscomics and yours truly, @...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 06:52 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
Bless the Peacemakers, for they will be called Children of God. Call for the abolition of weapons of mass destruction, standing armies and warfare. Call on the United Nations to spearhead ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 51 comments on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:06 PM PST with 42 Recommends
The NY Times reported this morning: Opening a monthlong meeting in Rome that will be devoted to Africa, where ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 04:16 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
After painful inner examination, I have to say goodbye to the church that I joined less than ten years ago. I took a long time deciding to join the church, due to it's stance on abortion, but ...
by glendaw271
Comment Count 100 comments on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 12:42 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Like many recovering former Roman Catholics, I have been absolutely appalled by the unending tales of sexual abuse of children by priests. Just as appalling have been the endless examples of ...
by Ralphdog
Comment Count 76 comments on Mon Jun 28, 2010 at 03:09 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Rachel Zoll, of the Associated Press, reports a strict Crackdown on US nuns continues under Pope Francis, indicating that whatever new directions Pope Francis may be willing to explore in some areas,
by HoundDog
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 04:53 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Today, the UK Parliament is holding its second reading of a bill which will legalize same-sex marriage (live updates) . It's a bill which will pass today despite a revolt from some Tories, since ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 09:39 AM PST with 32 Recommends
"I won!" Professor Plum cried gleefully. Seeing our blank ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 74 comments on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 04:03 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Hahahahahahaha!!! What more can I say? MSNBC ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:57 PM PST with 28 Recommends
At today's Good Friday service at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, the preacher to the Papal Household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, [compared http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/world/europe/...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 11:08 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Pope Benedict has issued his Third Encyclical - Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth) - which addresses the global economy and its inequalities. It is a long, dense piece and can be read ...
by DowneastDem
Comment Count 106 comments on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 01:35 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
From the BBC : A senior cardinal has said the Roman Catholic faithful will not be swayed by "petty gossip" ...
by Cenobyte
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 08:21 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Pope Benedict XVI has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the ...
by trifecta
Comment Count 97 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 05:20 PM PST with 22 Recommends
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by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 21 Recommends
but what about those who knew and did nothing? Pedophile Priest Enablers from the former Pope Benedict (previously Cardinal Ratzinger) to Cardinal Mahoney and now, Cardinal Domenico Calcagno - ...
by Roxine
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 11:40 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Can somebody say Wrong Reaction, your Poe-ship? From the BBC : Pope Benedict has joined ...
by Cenobyte
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 09:07 AM PDT with 20 Recommends