Posts tagged "catholic church"

Gay Priest Fired For Coming Out Right Before Vatican Assembly On Family, Marriage & Same-Sex Relationships

One person who probably doesn’t refer to Pope Francis as “Cool Pope” like so many have called the notoriously less-bigoted-than-usual Catholic Church figurehead? Former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa, who was fired just…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 5, 2015 - 11:20 am

Pope Francis Says ‘God Weeps’ For Child Sexual Abuse Victims Of The Clergy

On the Pope’s final day of his historic United States visit, Francis met with Bishops in Philadelphia and brought up the Catholic church’s darkest secrets.
He said that all those…

Katrin Higher | September 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]
The case…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Hillary Clinton Pulls The Grandma Card In Support Of Vaccines

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2015

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 3, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pope Francis Gives Breastfeeding In Public His Holy Endorsement

Breastfeeding in public just got a major, holy, endorsement. Pope Francis recently told mothers that they could breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel. While presiding over the baptism of 33 babies,…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Feminists To Blame For Child-Molesting Priests, Says Demoted Cardinal

Cardinal Raymond Burke once held the high-ranking position of Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. However, last year, Pope Frank — disagreeing with his right-wing positions…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why I Don’t Love Pope Francis & Am Remaining A Lapsed Catholic

Fun facts about me: My mom’s whole family is Catholic going back centuries. It’s part of our family legacy – the Veteri Ponte (shortened to Vipond) were Catholic barons in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Bodies Of 800 Babies Found In Septic Tank At Former Irish Home For Unwed Mothers

From 1925-1961, the Home, in Tuam, Ireland, was where thousands of unwed mothers and their “illegitimate” children were sent to pay a penance for their out-of-wedlock pregnancies in the form…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 3, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Pope: The Catholic Church Is “Obsessed” With Abortion, Gays

In an interview published by 16 Jesuit publications around the world, Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and birth control. “It is…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Pope Francis: Who Am I To Judge Gays?

Pope Francis continues to make news by making waves: for assuring the world that atheists can be good people, for blessing leather-clad Harley riders, and, now, for softening the church’s position on…

Newser | July 29, 2013 - 11:50 am

The Pope Resigns With Mixed Legacy On Marriage, Condoms & More

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI will resign, making him the first pope to do so in six centuries. The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became pope in 2005,…

Pop Sugar | February 11, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Magdalen Laundries Report Released, But Irish State Stops Short Of Offering An Official Apology

On Tuesday, Ireland Senator Martin McAleese released a report on Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries, where 30,000 women and girls were enslaved in Catholic Church-run laundries between 1922-1996. (The Laundries actually existed since…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 6, 2013 - 10:20 am

Here’s A Video Game With Sexy Nuns Being Punched And Shot For You To Be Offended About

Much like the hair and costume folks for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the marketing folks for video games know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to getting attention for…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Pope Says Condom Use “Justified” For Male Prostitutes, I’m Not Impressed

Hey, great news, male prostitutes with HIV/AIDS! The Pope has given you his blessing to use condoms! In the upcoming book Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 22, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Gay Activists Stage “Kiss-In” Protest In Barcelona

In Barcelona, 200 gays and lesbians gathered at the Sagrada Familia church this past weekend to do lots of kissing. Why? To make a statement to Pope Benedict XVI who…

Ami Angelowicz | November 9, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Catholic Church Wants You To Pray Then &%$#

If you’re Catholic and you know it, pray before sex! Roman Catholic couples are being encouraged by the Church [UPDATE] prominent church group the Catholic Truth Society to say a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 2, 2009 - 1:15 pm

The Vatican Gives “Harry Potter” Two Thumbs Up

Ebert and Roeper can shove over, because the newest film reviewer, the Vatican, is now voicing their opinion on the latest flicks. Via their official newsletter, L’Osservatore, the Vatican has…

Justine Fields | July 15, 2009 - 6:45 pm

The Catholic Kama Sutra? A Monk Explores The Kinkier Side Of Religious Sex.

Is a steamier sex life the key to getting closer to God? According to Father Ksawery Knotz, it is. Sex as You Don’t Know It: For Married Couples Who Love

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 19, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Quickies!: TMZ Wants You To Think Sasha Fierce Isn’t The Best Singer

TMZ says audio of Beyonce singing really badly on “The Today Show” was doctored. The jokes on … who? [Perez Hilton]
Sean Penn admires President Obama for his…

Annika Harris | April 22, 2009 - 8:00 pm