Topic / Catholicism

Christian Legal Centre & Pope involved in Alfie Evans case

Tom Evans and Kate James, above, the parents of a boy on a life support system, today lost the latest round of their legal fight to have Alfie Evans moved to a hospital in Rome.  Evans and James, according to the BBC, failed to persuade the Supreme Court that Alfie was being unlawfully detained at […]

Irreligious Britain is entering a ‘frightening new Dark Age’

Bishop Philip Egan of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth – pictured above with a glum young novitiate – warned at the weekend that a ‘frightening new Dark Age’ brought on by the end of faith in society is imminent for Britain. According to this report, he said in an April 15 pastoral letter: The demise […]

BBC homophobia video blasted for being offensive to Catholics

A video entitled ‘This is how homophobia feels in 2018, has been bashed by the Bishop of Paisley, John Keenan, for being ‘offensive to Catholics’. The video was posted on the Facebook page of BBC The Social, a project aimed at young adults and managed by BBC Scotland. In once scene it depicts a priest holding […]

Catholics insists that women’s protection treaty is ‘ungodly’

The Croatian Government voted on Friday to ratify the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, widely known as the Istanbul Convention – and thousands, egged on by the Catholic Church, gathered to protest, saying the move would pave the way to same-sex marriage and will give rights […]

China v Vatican: official says ‘no religion is above the state’

A ban on the sale of Bibles to China via online distributors such as Amazon is the latest twist in the ongoing row between the Vatican and the Chinese government. According to this report, the ban comes as the Holy See and Beijing try to resolve a long conflict over the appointment of bishops. Catholics […]

‘Crazy’ atheist and the Pope are ‘in love’ says columnist

Well-known Italian columnist, Father Mauro Leonardi, this week tried to explain how the Pope Francis was ‘misrepresented’ over the existence of Hell by veteran atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 93, above. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Catholic world when Scalfari recently wrote – not for the first time – that Francis did […]

Good Friday pub openings generate £35-million in Ireland

On Friday, for the first time in 90 years, pubs in Ireland were allowed to stay open – and to celebrate members of Atheist Ireland gathered at the Hairy Lemon in Dublin. It is reported by The Independent that the opening is believed to have generated more than £35-million in sales. It was the first […]

Hell: real or fake?

Barry has already reported on the recurring story of “the pope says there is no hell … or does he?” but I want to point out some Profound Theological Questions the issue raises. Let’s start with the Catechism, via the Washington Post: The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “The teaching of the Church affirms the […]

Vatican distances itself from Pope’s ‘no Hell’ quotation

Veteran Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 93, left, has again claimed that Pope Francis does not believe in the existence of Hell. According to this report, he made the claim today in a front-page La Repubblica article after his his latest wide-ranging conversation with the Pope. On the existence of Hell, Scalfari described himself asking Francis […]

Catholic school receives lawyer’s letter over gay event

Declan Meehan, above, Deputy director of Cara-Friend, an LGBT-support organisation based in Belfast, has hit out at the parents of a pupil who refused to put up a poster for a gay event held at the weekend in the city. The Northern Ireland parents, according to this report, retained a solicitor to warn the school […]