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Pope Francis’ New Encyclical Welcomes Gay And Divorced Catholics Back Into Church Life

Pope Francis’ long-awaited encyclical on love and marriage, Amoris Laetitia, was published today. In it, Francis doesn’t create any new rules for marriage, but he does elaborate on how priests…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Pope Francis Joins Instagram But No Selfies – Yet

FINALLY. Have you all been waiting for the Pope’s IG to start popping?? I know I have. Ok, I lie. But I guess it’s cool we have such a social…

Katrin Higher |

What Will Be On Pope Francis’ Instagram? Let’s Speculate

Francis is joining Instagram for the third anniversary of his election. Someone get the Pope a selfie stick!

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Vatican Fires Priest For Coming Out As Gay

Pope Francis may be the most “liberal” Pope there ever was, but the Vatican still isn’t.

The Polish Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa held a press conference on Saturday…

Katrin Higher |

Kim Davis And The Pope: Why Her Claims To “Religious Liberty” Are Bogus

Kim Davis and her lawyers from the Liberty Council are claiming that the homophobe and on-the-side Rowan County, KY clerk had a special, secret meeting with Pope Francis

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Pope Apologizes For Church’s Sins Against Native People Of The Americas

During his tour of South America this week, very progressive Pope Francis continued his legacy on Friday, by being humble and gracious – and (gasp!) not defensive about being Christian,…

Katrin Higher |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

While working at an orientation event at Sonoma State University of California, student Audrey Jarvis was asked by her supervisor — twice — to remove or hide her crucifix necklace…

Mary Odell |

Vatican Denounces Nun’s Book Supporting Gay Sex, Masturbation

The Vatican denounced an American nun, Sister Margaret A. Farley, on Monday for her theological teachings in support of same-sex relationships, remarriage after divorce and masturbation.

In her…

Daley Quinn |

5 Bad Dating Habits To Give Up For Lent

Besides just giving up  meat on Fridays (or pretending to when your parents ask), Lent is a great time to break bad habits. Just like the hose down Bourbon Street…

Cass Colin |

Evening Quickies: Susan Sarandon Calls Pope A “Nazi”

Susan Sarandon was interviewed this weekend at the Hamptons Film Festival and referred to the Pope as a “Nazi.” (Pope Benedict XVI, a German, did have connections to Hitler…

Jessica Wakeman |

Vatican Thinks America Has Naughty Nuns

Nuns across America are not very happy with the Vatican. And since nobody likes an unhappy nun, this story is troublesome for me to report. It seems that nuns have…

Justine Fields |

Giuliani In Deep Doo-Doo With God

We didn’t realize taking communion had so many rules! Rudy Giuliani got a major scolding from New York Cardinal Egan for taking the Eucharist during Mass when the Pope was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |