Posts tagged "priests"

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 Italian women who are having affairs with Catholic priests have written the Pope asking him to end the church's celibacy vow.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

82-Year-Old Pervy Priest Fired After A Television Station Airs His Sex Tape

In Brazil, an unidentified 21-year-old vowed to get back at 82-year-old priest Luiz Marques Barbosa, who he claims sexually abused him. And so this 21-year-old knelt by a window, and shot a video of Barbosa having sex with a 19-year-old. In the middle of the act, Barbosa noticed him and yelled, "Who is it? Who'…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 20, 2010

No Celibacy For Married Anglican Priests Who Convert To Catholicism

The Vatican announced last month a plan to make it easier for disillusioned Anglicans, who feel their church has become too liberal, to convert to Catholicism. The plan allows for Anglican priests, including those who are married, to also convert to Catholicism. This stirred speculation that the age-old rule of celibacy for Catholic priests could…

By: Annika Harris / November 9, 2009

Nun Pageant Canceled

So, that priest who organized the Miss Sister Italy contest? Well, his superiors, including the local bishop, weren't happy with his innovative way of calling attention and praise to nuns and he had to suspend his project. "It was interpreted as more of a physical thing," Father Antonio Rungi said. "Now, no one is saying…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 26, 2008

Miss Sister: The Beauty Pageant For Nuns

Next month, the first beauty pageant for nuns will debut. Anointing a Miss Sister Italy "will be a way to show there isn't just the beauty we see on television but also a more discrete charm," said priest Antonio Rungi. "Nuns are a bit excluded, they are a bit marginalized in ecclesiastical life." But don't…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 25, 2008