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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! More »


Pope Francis Calls Trump “Not Christian,” Says Birth Control May Be OK In Zika-Affected Regions

Pope Francis wrapped up his tour of Mexico today, holding a mass in Juarez and specifically remembering victims of “forced migration,” including women who have been”unjustly robbed of their lives.” Francis said that migrants “are the brothers and sisters of those expelled by poverty and violence, by drug trafficking and criminal organizations.” More »


Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Pope, Speaks Italian

Leonardo DiCaprio greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern for the environment and gave the pontiff a check from his charitable foundation. “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” DiCaprio said in Italian as he arrived in the Apostolic Palace and kissed the pope’s ring. Read moreMore »


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… More »


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 nowMore »


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 asMore »


Philadelphia Priest Creates Vatican And Pope Entirely Out Of Legos In Advance Of Papal Visit

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 »


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. ExtendingMore »


Mommie Dearest: Pope Francis Gives Breastfeeding In Public His Holy Endorsement

Breastfeeding in public just got a major, holy, endorsement. Pope Francis recently told mothers that they could breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel. While presiding over the baptism of 33 babies, the leader of the Catholic church said, “You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are hungry, breastfeed them,… More »


The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast]
A law against revenge porn with a sentence of up to two years in prison has been proposed in the UK. [Marie Claire]
Even if two parents share… More »


The Vatican Had No Idea Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” Was About Heroin

Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, was trying to do a solid by tweeting lyrics from the Lou Reed song “Perfect Day,” as a tribute to the late singer who passed away this weekend. You can see how it would be easy to mistake the lyrics for a simple love song:
Oh, it’s suchMore »


The Vatican Gives “Harry Potter” Two Thumbs Up

Ebert and Roeper can shove over, because the newest film reviewer, the Vatican, is now voicing their opinion on the latest flicks. Via their official newsletter, L’Osservatore, the Vatican has given “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” two thumbs up. The holy Romans really loved how the adapted film showed that good deserves to triumph… More »


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 been branching out into the community, not wearing their religious garb, choosing to live independently and are joining new professions like political advocacy and academia. More »


Anne Hathaway Is Real Life Agent 99

Anne Hathaway, so polite, so proper. She’s never so much as flashed a nipple or blinged a crunk cup. The girl is squeaky clean. But beneath her well-mannered exterior beats the heart of a secret spy. In a case of life imitating art, but better, Agent 99 is sleuthing her own life story and snitching… More »