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Pope Francis apologizes for priests who sexually abused children

Aware the Catholic Church has been heavily criticized for not responding adequately to the issue of child sex abuse by priests, Pope Francis made a strongly worded apology on Friday. He did so while meeting with child-rights groups.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Catholic priest arrested for alleged rape, torture in exorcisms

Versailles - A French priest from an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been arrested and charged with raping and torturing three schoolteachers while performing 'exorcisms.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Man baptised at the age of 99

London - A 99 year-old man from Brentwood in Essex in England has been baptised. “I have been thinking about it for a couple of years,” commented Norman Machin after the baptism.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 3 comments

Child molesters: Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests over 2 years

Documents revealed today by the Vatican show that in 2011 and 2012 Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for child sexual molestation. While the numbers are higher than previous, the Church has only been releasing statistics for 4 years.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Pa. Court reverses priests conviction over sex abuse charges

Philadelphia - A Catholic priest’s conviction for child endangerment was overturned today by a Pennsylvania appeals court because the child endangerment law did not apply to those supervising people who are in charge of children.
In the Media by Stephen Pope - 7 comments

Angels exists but they do not have wings Catholic Church says

Rome - Angelologist Father Lavotori says that the heavenly beings do exist, however he is risking ire by challenging the perception of what angels look like.
In the Media by Eric Morales

5 Philadelphia priests removed over alleged child sex abuse

Philadelphia - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has removed three suspected pedophile priests, two priests accused of misconduct, and placed another on leave as an investigation into clergy child sex abuse moves forward.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Op-Ed: Is the Catholic church ready for first woman cardinal?

Talks of having a first woman cardinal in Vatican have been spreading like wildfires and rumors are swirling around that reformist Pope Francis could break a canon law of 1917 that says only ordained men can take the role.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Cathedral Square in Old Havana, Cuba Special

Havana - The “Plaza de la Catedral”, located not far from Old Havana’s Main Plaza, is the best known square in Havana and is considered one of the most beautiful and harmonious in Latin America. The mansions surrounding the plaza date from the XVIII century.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Pope says church 'obsessed' with gays, abortion, contraception

In an interview with an influential Jesuit journal, Pope Francis blasted the Catholic Church's 'obsession' with homosexuality, abortion and birth control.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments
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Corruption in the house of God

The gate's of heaven will be violently shaking with divine humiliation today, as St. Peter makes frantic efforts to...
Feb 24, 2013 by Joseph Caswell

Tears for the Pope?

I can't say I was shocked by the news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. I don't believe the reasons given for it...
Feb 14, 2013 by Michael Dutzer

Australian vicar's ridiculous comments on marriage in the Herald Sun

Father Tony Kerin, episcopal vicar for justice and social service in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, has a message for...
May 25, 2012 by Sarah Lucas - 1 comment

Marriage Equality and Religion

I'm writing this because there have been a few posts by people I know on Facebook and Twitter in regards to marriage...
May 15, 2012 by Michael Dutzer

Catholic Vs Protestant: European Debt Crisis?

Is there a connection between religion and the current European Debt crisis? With the majority of Europe's financial...
Dec 9, 2011 by James P Mahon - 2 comments
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