Lawd Jesus it’s an exorcism. Catholic Church Gives Exorcism Training According to Raw Story Catholics in and around Madrid concerned that they or their loved ones are suffering from demonic possession may be about to get some much needed
A year ago today, when I met with some of the 80,000 underground Catholics of Wenzhou, China, they were rebounding from serious hardship. Just months before, authorities had detained their bishop, Peter Shao Zhumin, and chancellor, Paul Jiang Sunian. Show More Summary
POLISH media are notoriously wary of confronting the powerful Catholic Church. Until recently, at least. On May 23rd TVN24, a news channel, ran a half-hour programme about child abuse by priests. It was the second in just a few weeks. Show More Summary
Pope Francis, the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, recognized that non-Catholics, including atheists, humanists, and other secular folks, can still have a moral compass. "We must meet one another doing good," he said on Wednesday. read more
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An order of the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to pay $16.5 million to more than 400 adults who said they were sexually abused as children by religious leaders, the parties announced on Thursday in separate statements.
Pope Francis's pronouncement that God has "redeemed all of us even the atheists" Wednesday surprised both believers and nonbelievers around the world, who are used to stricter edicts from the Catholic church. It also got us wondering where the world's atheists live. Read full article >>
From my quote journal.When it comes to fighting vampires and performing exorcisms, the Roman Catholic Church has the heavy artillery. Your other religions are good for everyday theological tasks, like steering their members into heaven, but when the undead lunge up out of their graves, you want a priest on the case. Show More Summary
“Now just hear me out, Cardinal Vengeance, I was only-” “You will pay for your insolence, Francis. Rosary KICK!” While Catholics have stood by as the church systematically shielded and abetted serial child molesters for decades, the new Pope is probably going to finally face intense criticism and revolt for saying atheists make it into Read More...
Who says the Catholic Church is no longer engaged in effective outreach? [US Conference of Catholic Bishops (with link to the Spanish bulletin)] Because why should English be the only language that is bastardized with code words that mask the...
This is well worth noting before it passes over us, on the question of abortion in the south. James P Mackey is visiting professor at the school of religions and theology at Trinity College. And he’s been looking back at some of his old Catholic textbooks from Maynooth: The Roman Catholic hierarchy has formally stated [...]
Using a connection to god a sure-fire way to make sure a new branding campaign goes viral fast. AS Roma have today unveiled their brand new club logo, and the Giallorossi roped in the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, to make sure their new brand received instant worldwide recognition. Delegations from AS Roma and [...]
A welcome change of pace on the Catholic commentary circuit: "Though few will state it publicly, one of the arguments against admitting homosexuals as adult scout leaders is the unsubstantiated belief that homosexuals are more prone to sexual abuse of...
Political map of Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Religion News Service had an interesting story out of Ireland yesterday. As you probably remember, the Catholic Church in Ireland was finally exposed for "decades of rapes, humiliation...Show More Summary
The Catholic Church, one of the country’s largest sponsors of Boy Scout troops, is “hopeful” about remaining with the Scouts — even if its governing board later this week votes to welcome openly gay scouts, a new letter appears to say. Read full article >>
Pope Francis is calling for renewal in the Catholic church as he wrapped up two days of mass gatherings in St. Peter's Square aimed at energizing the faithful.
Pope Francis said Saturday it is heartbreaking that the world today is more concerned about the health of banks than homeless children dying of starvation and cold, and called on the Catholic Church to seek out those who need help the most.
In watching and listening to the unfolding stories over the last week of sexual assault in the military, I could not help but notice how similar the military's mess is to the situation in the Roman Catholic church over child abuse carried out by priests. Show More Summary
By Karen Johnson. This month I'm building on last month's post on evangelical racial reconciliation to describe some similarities between the efforts of an interracial, evangelical Protestant church and non-profit most active in reconciliation in the 1980s and 1990s, and an interracial Catholic settlement house from the 1940s. Show More Summary
The esteemed Kyle Cupp was written a beautifully thoughtful essay in which he puzzles over the Catholic Church’s insistence that certain kinds of sex are necessarily injurious. First he writes: I’ve asked Catholics who write knowledgeably...Show More Summary
Jenny is stalked by an obsessed priest in THE CONFESSIONAL, from 1976! Pete Walker returns with another fiendish plot as he lashes out against the questionable methods of the Catholic church. When Jenny wanders in to the wrong confessional...Show More Summary