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Pope Ratzinger Blames Jesus for Catholic Sexual Abuse of Children

The Catholic Pope, the former Nazi Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, gave a speech today in which he spoke about his church’s problem with sexual crimes, saying, “How are we to explain the fact that people who regularly received the Lord’s body and confessed their sins in the sacrament of Penance have offended in this way? It remains a mystery.” […]

Archbishop Says Depriving Gays Of Rights Is Not Anti-Gay

I’ve been puzzling over how Archbishop John Nienstedt could seriously assert that depriving gays of freedom and equality is not anti-gay. […]

Canadian Catholic Censorship Gone Wild!

The Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School issued an invitation to comic Dawn Whitwell to participate in its new anti-bullying program, but revoked the invitation yesterday, after it found out that Whitwell is a lesbian. […]

As Schools Close, Catholic Organizations Spend Wildly to Stop Equal Rights

As stories appear in Catholic and secular newspapers bemoaning the closings of Catholic schools, remember that Catholic organizations chose to spend millions of dollars to preserve legal discrimination in the United States of America. The Catholic group Knights of Columbus spent $1.2 million to outlaw same-sex marriage in California in 2008, making it the biggest […]

Protesting The Pope

Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t seem to be in a mood to listen. Who could hear the humansists’ protest, then, and listen? […]

Catholic Conference Attempts To Revive Medieval Astronomy

A Catholic conference’s concern with confirming the literal truth of the Bible’s ancient model of the universe comes across in such promised lectures such as The Biblical Firmament: Outer Space is Not Empty. […]

The Know-Nothings of the 1800s and the No-Mosquers of the new millenium

Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:

The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?

In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob […]

Catholic Archbishop Glad to Help Shove Mosque out of His Territory

The Catholic Archbishop of New York says he’d be glad to help Muslim Americans move their things out of Manhattan, relocating a mosque out of his territory. How neighborly. Just as neighborly as when he nixed the erection of a mosque in Staten Island, also his territory.

This fight is about a squabble between religions, […]

While You’ve Been Living in the 21st Century…

… Catholic and fundamentalist Christian groups are organizing to try and ban the birth control pill.

Among the groups endorsing a ban of the birth control pill: Pharmacists for Life International.

Does The Supreme Court Need A Wiccan?

The Constitution clearly states that there shall be no religious test for public office. So, why don’t we leave the religious, or non-religious, identities of Supreme Court nominees in the private sphere, where they belong? […]

Portugal Will Grant Equality New Jersey Won’t

The Portuguese position on marriage equality is in clear defiance of the teachings of the Catholic Church’s leadership. It is understandably bothersome to the leaders of the Catholic Church to come to the realization that they are not actually leading Catholics any more. […]