Posts tagged "pope francis"

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 before the Church’s assembly on family issues this weekend, because he came out as gay and introduced reporters to his boyfriend.
“I want the Church and my community…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 5, 2015

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 in Rome, calling on Pope Francis to revise the Catholic stance on homosexuality, so that it is no longer a “sin.”
Charamsa told reporters with his partner…

Katrin Higher / October 4, 2015

Vatican: Pope Francis Is Down With His Gay Buddy, Not Kim Davis

What does Kim Davis do with her gay friends? Deny them marriage licenses. What does the Pope do with his gay friends? He grants them the only “real audience” he gave during his entire visit to America. Point: Pope.
The Vatican is continuing to backpedal on what they’re now realizing was

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2015

Vatican: Hold On, We Don’t Like Kim Davis That Much

The Vatican wants everyone to slow their roll on this whole Pope-Kim Davis meeting. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi issued a statement on the meeting to “contribute to an objective understanding” of what transpired:
“Pope Francis met with several dozen persons who had been invited by the Nunciature to greet him as he

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2015

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 during his tour of America last week.
Davis claims that she received a phone call from a church official apparently inviting her to Washington D.C.,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2015

Watch The Pope Bless His Very Own Mini-Me

While you were busy planning for your Super Moon party over the weekend, Pope Francis crossed paths with something of similar cosmic importance — BABY POPE. Parents Daniel and Dana Madden attended the papal parade in Philadelphia on Saturday with their infant daughter Quinn dressed like Pope Francis, because imitation is the sincerest form of preciousness.

Lauren Vinopal / September 28, 2015

Pope Says Kim Davis Is Right For “Conscientiously Objecting”

Pope Francis told reporters on the plane back from the US to Rome that government employees should have the right to refuse to issue marriage licenses if that’s what their conscience tells them to do.
“Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right,” he said. “I can’t

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 28, 2015

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 responsible for the sexual abuse of youth by the clergy will be held accountable.
Francis said “God weeps” for the child victims and that “The…

Katrin Higher / September 27, 2015

The Pope Is So High Fashion, Here Are His Best Looks!!!

Pope Francis has descended upon New York City, dragging his papal vestments through our dirty streets, waving giant scepters, waving swingy golden incense holders and causing traffic jams, street closures and general mayhem. Do you like the Pope? Do you care about his Holiness and all that he represents? Are you one of those people…

Megan Reynolds / September 25, 2015

Everyone Calm Down, The Catholic Church Is Still Sexist And Homophobic

Conservative pundits were concerned that a reception for Pope Francis was intended to “embarrass” him because – oh no – there were religious leaders who were gay, transgender, and supportive of the Affordable Care Act despite its birth control mandate. Mike Huckabee even said that “welcoming a pro-life, pro-marriage leader at the White House with a crowd

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 24, 2015

7 Things The Pope And Pizza Rat Have In Common

Relax. They’re all good things.

Lauren Vinopal / September 23, 2015

Pope Francis Has Made It Easier To Get An Annulment

This morning, Pope Francis issued two “moto proprio” documents – decrees from the Pope himself – that will make the annulment process easier for Catholics starting on December 8, the beginning of a Holy Year on the theme of mercy. The documents eliminate a second review by a cleric, give bishops the authority to fast-track

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 8, 2015

The Soapbox: Thanks For The Slut-Shaming, Francis!

Pope Francis deciding to allow priests to forgive women who have had abortions isn’t the progressive move you might think it is.

Katie Klabusich / September 2, 2015

Pope Francis Will Allow Priests To Forgive Abortions

Pope Francis is allowing priests to forgive women who have had abortions during the upcoming Catholic Holy Year, from December 8, 2015 to November 26, 2016. Normally, if a woman has an abortion, she can seek forgiveness from a bishop, missionary, or the chief confessor of a diocese – otherwise, she’ll be excommunicated. Extending

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

LGBT Catholics Are Organizing For Inclusion In The Church

Plus, did you know Beatrix Potter studied mushrooms?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 28, 2015

Fox Host Declares Pope Francis “The Most Dangerous Human Alive”

Because climate change, obviously. …

Robyn Pennacchia / June 17, 2015

US Republicans Tell Pope Francis Not To Quit His Day Job

The far right in our country are gearing up to put Pope Francis in his place before he convinces everyone in the world that climate change is legit.
The Pope is scheduled to cast that climate change as the moral cause of our times. But of course the losers of our country want to…

Katrin Higher / June 13, 2015

Pope Francis Gives Homeless Catholics A Private Tour Of The Sistine Chapel

PLUS, millennials have some weird beliefs about doin’ it and VICE is all about sex innnnnn spaaaaaaaaace — all in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 30, 2015

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 against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic]
Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site, has been sentenced to seve…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

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

Of course Hillary Clinton supports vaccines, she’s sane. [Associated Press]
The man behind the revenge porn web site YouGotPosted is facing up to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015