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Priest is guilty of defaming Church

Priest is guilty of defaming Church

A Roman Catholic Church tribunal in Scotland has found Fr Matthew Despard, above, guilty of 21 counts of defamation against fellow clergymen and parishioners. The priest, of St John Ogilvie Church in High Blantyre, had already been suspended for published a book entitled Priesthood in Crisis, in which he made the claims that sexual misconduct […]

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Wrong, Mr Trudeau!

Wrong, Mr Trudeau!

On April 10 the satirical cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury, gave a speech at the George Polk Awards in Journalism ceremony where he received a lifetime achievement award. In that speech he spat in the eye of satirical cartoons as a genre and satirical cartoonists as colleagues and comrades. I’ve been a fan of […]

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Is God Real?

Is God Real?

In 2010, the US-based website Circle of Moms published an anguished question from a woman who begged advice on how to put her 15-year-old – who ‘gave his heart to the Lord when he was four’, but later reclaimed it – back in the arms of Jesus. Over 90 moms responded, suggesting fervent prayer might […]