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Holland: bleak future for Catholic Church

Holland: bleak future for Catholic Church

Dutch bishops visiting Rome this week have given Pope Francis grim tidings about the Church’s future in the Netherlands. The bishops, according to this report, told the Pope in Rome that about two-thirds of all Roman Catholic churches in Holland would have to be shut or sold by 2025, and many parishes merged, because congregations […]

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Christians’ shocking acceptance of abuse

Christians’ shocking acceptance of abuse

When is it acceptable for a muscular man who weighs 100 kilos and stands 1.85 meters tall to grab a stick and repeatedly hit a skinny, scared toddler half his size? According to many conservative Christians, such behavior is acceptable when the small, skinny person is a four-year-old child and the big one is his […]

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An empty tomb & the origin of Christianity

An empty tomb & the origin of Christianity

Body Missing – Reports of Resurrection! So might a popular Jerusalem tabloid for 17 Nisan 3793 (CE 33) have described the disappearance of Jesus. It might have continued: Jesus bar Joseph, leader of the Nazarenes, was arrested early on Friday morning in the Garden of Gethsemane by a squad of Temple police accompanied by Roman […]