Topic / Catholicism

Ireland: drive-thru confessional pokes fun at Catholic Church

An enormous drive-thru confessional has been erected in Dublin to coincide with the Pope’s visit to Ireland this weekend – but bookmakers Paddy Power, the company that erected it near Phoenix Park where thousand are due to see the pontiff, clearly did so to mock the Catholic Church. According to this report, a spokesperson for […]

‘Catholic Church must stop ordaining homosexual men’

Daniel Mattson, author of Why I don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace,  has weighed in over the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, saying that the church needs to admit that it has a homosexual priest problem and must stop ordaining men with homosexual inclinations to the priesthood. Mattson […]

New website names Catholic clergy who covered up abuse

A newly-launched website – ComplicitClergy.com – identifies ten American bishops who ‘should have known’ about the predatory behaviour of disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who recently resigned from the College of Cardinals after the Archdiocese of New York admitted that there were ‘credible allegations’ that he had sexually abused a minor. The website, created by […]

Awful week for the Vatican as more abuse allegations surface

The iter sabbati began with news that in Chile authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic church’s Episcopal Conference as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Catholic Marist Brothers. This coincided with reports that a grand jury yesterday revealed that more than 300 Catholic ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania […]

Argentina: Catholics urged to quit church after abortion vote

Last week, despite massive demonstrations in support abortion in Argentina, the country’s Senate voted against a Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) Bill. It’s now being reported that those in favour of legal, safe and free abortion are being urged to quit the Catholic Church, which vigorously campaigned against the Bill, and that thousands have already […]

‘Catholic Church is woefully incapable of policing itself’

That was the reaction of  lawyer Richard Scorer to a report published today about the ‘appalling’ abuse inflicted on pupils at two Catholic schools – Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset – over a period of 40 years. The report, published by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), exposes a shocking cover-up […]

Pro-gay priest WILL speak at WMF despite Catholic hysteria

Despite the fact that at least two petitions are demanding that Fr James Martin – ‘an outspoken pro-LGBT rights priest’ – be excluded from the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland the organisers said that there will be no change to the current line-up of speakers. A spokeswoman for the event said: With just […]

Nuns who expelled a Ugandan from a shelter face a backlash

A gay rights organisation in Holland – Rozelinks – announced on Facebook that it was planning a lesbian kiss-in today (Wednesday) outside Amsterdam’s Missionaries of Charity shelter in protest against the expulsion of a Ugandan asylum seeker identified only as ‘Justine’, above. According to this report, the young woman is an asylum-seeker who was staying […]

Irish PM to tackle Pope over LGBT issues and clerical abuse

When Pope Francis arrives to in Ireland on August 25 for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families (WMF), Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, above, intends telling the pontiff that the country has moved on from the dark days when it was firmly under the heel of the Vatican. Writing for LifeSiteNews, gay-hating homosexual Doug Mainwaring […]

Clerical abuse: another senior Catholic leaves in disgrace

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – one of the most prominent members the American Catholic hierarchy – has resigned over allegations of sexual abuse. According to this report, Pope Francis has accepted his resignation. The 88-year-old retired Archbishop of Washington has been ordered to remain in a house “to be indicated” until the accusations against him are examined. […]