Archive / April 2011

Priest arrested over baby milk scam

FOLLOWING allegations that a Catholic charity in the US had sold free flu jabs to the poor comes a report from South Africa about the arrest of a Roman Catholic priest, who allegedly sold baby formula meant to be given free to underprivileged children. The 67-year-old unnamed cleric was arrested on Thursday at his Queenstown […]

Bondage Jesus ad upsets Catholics

A KINKY TV ad, featuring a reluctant Jesus about to receive the attentions of a big ol’ dominatrix, has upset some Catholics in Italy. The advert, for mobile phone earpieces, depicts the saviour sweating and looking anxious. He winces when a woman in tights and high heels enters the room, thwacks whip on the bed […]

US survey reveals that evangelicals are most likely to despise Jesus’ teachings

A PIECE written for – based on the results from a recent poll published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life -  says the finding reveal what social scientists have known for a long time: Authors Phil Zuckerman and Dan Cady wrote: Jesus unambiguously preached mercy and forgiveness. These are supposed to […]

US Catholic charity charged poor folk for free flu jabs, and pocketed the cash

THAT, alleges an American doctor, was one of many serious medical violations committed against patients by Catholic Charities at its clinics in Washington, DC, and Langley Park, MD. Part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities is now facing a $2-million lawsuit filed by Dr Charles C Briggs. In 2007, Dr Briggs, a […]

Pope Ratzinger talks himself hoarse spouting bull over the Easter period

HOARSE and coughing, the Pope used a service in Rome to tell the faithful that humanity was not a random product of evolution. Ratzinger, according to this report, emphasised the Biblical account of creation in his Easter Vigil homily, saying it was wrong to think at some point: In some tiny corner of the cosmos […]

Get crucified, win the lottery

THE Catholic Church in the Philippines got the hump yesterday when around two dozen Filipinos got themselves nailed to crosses to re-enact the passion for all the “wrong” reasons. The Church condemned the crucifixions as “self-serving”, as they were done to seek something from God, and “corrupt the message of Christ’s suffering for others”. One […]

Brighton passion play condemned

THE Brighton Argus carries a report today that rather staggered me. The paper claims that the Brighton & Hove Humanist Society has branded an Easter Passion Play about the death of Jesus Christ as: Tasteless and bloodthirsty. This prompted me to leave the following comment under the Argus report: As censorious Christians are forever getting […]