Posts tagged "catholic"

Frisky Rant: An Atheist’s Take On Lent

I wasn’t always an atheist. There was a period in my life in which I was Catholic, and I humbled myself by giving things up for Lent. Or, well, I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 18, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Mayor Fires Obstetrician Who Refused To Inform Patient Carrying Badly Deformed Fetus About Abortion

The mayor of Warsaw, Poland, fired the obstetrician who heads a maternity hospital that refused to provide information about abortion to a patient carrying a badly deformed fetus. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2014 - 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

26 Italian Women Having Affairs With Priests Ask Pope To End Celibacy Vow

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke: Twenty-six women wrote a letter to the Pope … 

But it’s a reality reported by the site Vatican Insider: 26…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Catholic School Refuses To Rehire Vice Principal Ousted For Being Gay

Most news about “kids these days” has me shaking my fist in the air in anger, which makes this story about Sammamish, Washington, middle and high school students all the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: ACLU Sues Catholic Bishops Over Abortion Policies At Hospitals

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Catholic bishops for denying medical care to women by refusing to provide the morning-after pill and perform abortions in…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Widower Of Irish Woman Who Died After Being Refused An Abortion Sues Doctors

Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died in an Irish hospital last year after she was refused a medically necessary abortion, is suing the Health…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Meet Valerie Dodds, The 19-Year-Old Who Masturbated With A Crucifix At Her Former Catholic High School

Right now, St. Pius X High School’s staff and student body are praying for the soul of former student Valerie Dodds, after the 19-year-old returned to the Lincoln, Nebraska, campus…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 7, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Teen Girl Kicked Out Of Catholic School For Sexting (Sext Recipients Still At School, Though)

Holy double standard, Batman!

Our fellow ladyblog Jezebel has an exclusive today about a 16-year-old Catholic school student in Fairfax, Virginia, who sexted a photo to two lacrosse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Boston College Halts Condom Distribution

Boston College students are facing possible discipline for distributing condoms both on- and off-campus. The school, a Jesuit college, no longer wants birth control distributed on its campus because…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Francis I) Is Anti-Gay

Today, cardinals named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archibishop of Buenos Aires,  the newest Pope. Pope Francis I, as he will be called, is the first-ever Latin American Pope. I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Girls Take No Cursing Pledge At NJ Catholic School

A New Jersey Catholic high school is under fire for asking girl students to take a no-swearing pledge for 30 days because it says, “We want ladies to act like…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. “Healthy self-criticism” is necessary for women to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Ireland To Clarify Abortion Law Following Death Of Woman Who Was Refused Medical Care

Thirty-one-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland’s University Hospital Galway in October after she was repeatedly denied medical care while suffering a miscarriage.

Halappanavar, an Indian who lived and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Protests In Ireland Over 31-Year-Old Woman Refused Medical Care During Miscarriage

Earlier this week, the world reacted to the news that a hospital in Ireland refused medical care to a woman during her miscarriage and she eventually died from blood poisoning.

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Irish Woman Savita Halappanavar, 31, Dies Because Hospital Refuses Abortion

A young dentist named Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland because University Hospital Galway repeatedly refused to perform an abortion. Doctors would not terminate the clearly-failing pregnancy while she was undergoing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Lady Gaga: The Pope’s View On Homosexuality “Does Not Matter To The World”

“I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must.  We are not actually equal — humanity — if we are not allowed to freely love one another. What the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Rush Limbaugh Adds Catholic Nuns to His Growing “Feminazi” List

During his (frighteningly) popular radio talk show on June 13, Rush Limbaugh didn’t hesitate to add Catholic nuns to his oh-so-scary list of “feminazis.” Limbaugh voiced his concern over the

Daley Quinn | June 19, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Stephen Colbert Defends “Radical Feminist” Nuns

Better late than never: it is from Monday night’s show, but I really wanted to post Stephen Colbert coming to the defense of “radical feminist” Catholic nuns. Love you…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

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