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… More »
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… More »
Reverend Bob Simon of Philadelphia put aside his bible and his wafers to hunker down and build an impressive replica of the Vatican in advance of the Pope’s September Philadelphia visit.
The Rev. Simon spent 10 months and used approximately 44,000 legos to recreate St. Peter’s basilica and square, complete with little catholics… More »
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. … More »
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’s… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »