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They Defeat Demons But Cannot Survive Mockery

Apparently, Roman Catholic priests are more afraid of being joked about than they are of demons with supernatural strength sent to defeat them. [...]

Less than Half of Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland Anti-Gay Money Actually Comes From Maine

A little while ago, I wrote that a whopping 86% of the campaign cash contributed to Stand for Marriage Maine (the anti-gay organization fighting to repeal same-sex marriage in Maine) in the 3rd Quarter of 2009 came from just four religious organizations. Those organizations, and the dollar amounts they contributed in the 3rd Quarter, are

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Fundraising: Maine No on 1 Blows Anti-Gay Forces Out of the Water

November 3, Mainers go to the polls and vote on whether to reject Maine’s new same-sex marriage law. Fundraising totals for the third quarter of 2009 are out for the NO on 1 and YES on 1 forces. The main Maine NO on 1 organization, NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality, has raised more [...]

Maine Catholic Diocese Holds Collection for Marriage Inequality, Lets Churches Close

Which is more important to the Roman Catholic Church: carrying on its religious mission, or taking away the equal rights of gay people?

Earlier this year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland gave us its answer. The diocese, which has jurisdiction over all catholic churches in Maine, had $100,000 at its disposal. Rather than spend [...]

Nemitz Peels Back Facade of Stand for Marriage Maine

In a careful and thorough column, Bill Nemitz uncovers some interesting information about Marc Mutty, the organization called Stand for Marriage Maine, and their effort to put an end to marriage equality in Maine in a referendum this fall:

* Marc Mutty has two jobs: as Director of Public Affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese [...]

Choices: Diocese of Portland would Rather Fight Gays Than Save Churches

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has $100,000. What to do with that money?

Choice A: Remedy a $48,000 deficit in the Biddeford Parish, save three churches there from closing, and establish a $52,000 financial security fund for the parish in the future.

Choice B: Close those three churches down and spend the money on [...]

3 Women Ordained As Priests And Other AntiMedieval News

Yesterday, a group of dissident Catholics ordained three women as priests. The Vatican expressed outrage that such a thing should occur, and declared once again that only men can become priests.

In other news from the Catholic Church:

- In Switzerland, a book about horse breeding methods was published using a printing press. [...]