Topic / Catholicism

Catholic school sheltered child abusers, says former abbot

A former abbot at Downside Abbey in Somerset, Aidan Bellenger, above, claims that a school attached to the monastery sheltered child sex offenders and tolerated abuse. According to this report, Downside Abbey is is being investigated by an Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse after two of its monks were jailed for child sex offences. […]

Kenya’s ‘true church’ annoys mainstream Catholic leaders

Legio Maria members do many things that Catholics do, except they claim to do them a whole lot better – and this annoying mainstream Catholic leaders. Said Geofrey Omondi, a catechist of the Nyatike Catholic church in Migori: This is worrying because leaders from this church (Legio Maria) have their own selfish agendas, which they […]

Pastor: ‘atheist billboard is slap in the face to people of faith’

Richard Mansfield, a senior pastor at the New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is not amused by a billboard which has just appeared on his patch. He is quoted here as saying: I think they’re trying to give a slap in the face to not only the Christian community but people that have faith […]

Jesus DID have two dads, so why the anger over this scene?

According to biblical mythology, Joseph wasn’t merely some human caretaker, he was Jesus’ human father. But it’s apparently “blasphemous” to create scenes or signs which suggest that Jesus had two fathers, even though a Catholic deacon in Brooklyn, Greg Kandra, pointed out in 2015: God was Jesus’ father in a much more literal sense than […]

Offensive to Christians: zealots destroy a Sydney mural

A mural described as ‘a direct attack on Christians or anyone who believes in a God’ was obliterated last week by Christian vigilantes. According to this report, the work – “The Happy Ending” – by street artist Scott Marsh was done to celebrate Australia’s vote in favour of marriage equality in a plebicite. It featured […]

Partial Sunday shopping ban displeases Polish Catholics

Last Friday Polish lawmakers voted to ban shopping  on Sundays twice a month – but Catholics aren’t pleased because they want Sunday trading outlawed completely, and they want it now. Instead, the poor dears are having to wait until 2020 for a total ban, according to this report. The ban was proposed by trade unions […]

Holy Cow! Crucified bovine outrages Flemish Catholics.

A ‘sodomite artist’ named Tom Herck has outraged Catholics by placing a crucified cow in the Saint John the Baptist Church of Kuttekoven, in the Flemish town of Borgloon. I have no idea whether Herck, pictured above with his provocative artwork, is gay or straight, but check out this headline: It appears on the Pope […]

Catholic school is forced to rethink recently-erected statue

A Catholic school in Adelaide has been forced to cover up a recently erected statue of St Martin de Porres handing a boy a small loaf of bread because of its ‘potentially suggestive’ nature. The move, according to this report, came after pictures of the saint began popping up on social media, giving rise to […]

Robert Mugabe enjoyed God’s protection says Catholic priest

Robert Mugabe’s chaplain believes that God ‘protected’ the Zimbabwean dictator during his 37-years rule, which ended today with displays of wild jubilation. According to this report, Father Fidelis Mukonori, a Jesuit priest and close confidant to Mugabe, led the mediations between the devoutly Catholic 93-year-old ruler and the military chiefs who recent took control of […]

Virginia’s ‘chief homophobe’ ousted by trangender woman

A significant blow against bigotry occurred yesterday when a devout Catholic, Bob G Marshall, who described himself as Virginia’s ‘chief homophobe’, lost his seat in the House of Delegates to Democrat Danica Roem, a 33-year-old former local news reporter who is openly transgender. Cosmopolitan reports that she soundly defeated 25-year incumbent Republican, “a social conservative […]