Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Pope Francis Canonizes Mother Teresa [VIDEO]

After the ceremony, everybody celebrated by forcibly converting some Hindus in return for shitty medical care. The BBC reports: Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican. Francis said St Teresa had defended the unborn, sick and abandoned, and had shamed world leaders ...

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IRELAND: Catholic Church Leaders Hold “Crisis Talks” Over Reports That Trainee Priests Are Using Grindr

ITV News reports: Church leaders have held crisis talks over fears that trainee Catholic priests in Ireland are using the gay dating app Grindr. Ireland’s Catholic Church hierarchy admitted concerns about an “unhealthy atmosphere” at the country’s main seminary. As a result Church leaders have ordered a review of the “appropriate use of the internet and social media” at a ...

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Priest Sued For Sexting Male Parishioner [VIDEO]

Sacramento’s Fox affiliate reports: As a monsignor, Larry McGovern is supposed to be a person Catholics can respect and trust. However, with recent allegations of sexual harassment, it seems that trust has been broken. According to attorney Vince Finaldi, his client, a parishioner with the Church of the Presentation, claims McGovern sent him sexually explicit pictures. “It’s extremely disturbing that ...

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GUAM: Elderly Catholic Priest Says He Was Told To Say “Hail Marys” As Penance For Molesting 20 Boys

The Associated Press: A 95-year-old Catholic priest admitted to sexually abusing boys decades ago on Guam. He said he confessed his sins to other priests on the island at the time but none told him to specifically stop. Instead, the Rev. Louis Brouillard said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday morning that the other priests told ...

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IRELAND: Dublin Archbishop Transfers Trainee Priests After Reports Of Grindr Usage In His Seminary

Irish Central reports: The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has announced that he will not send trainee priests from his own diocese, the largest in Ireland, to the national seminary at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. When asked about his decision to send three seminary students from Dublin to the Irish Pontifical College in Rome instead of Maynooth later this ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Archbishop Bans Remarried Couples, Unwed Couples, & Gays From Receiving Communion

And apparently gays should just get opposite-married anyway. Philly.com reports: Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, as well as cohabitating unmarried couples, must “refrain from sexual intimacy” to receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has asserted in a new set of pastoral guidelines. Released Friday, the guidelines instruct clergy and other archdiocesan leaders on implementing ...

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IRELAND: Priest Convicted Of Raping Boy With Crucifix

The Irish Post reports: A Catholic priest who raped a boy in the 1980s with a crucifix has been sentenced to two years in prison. Anthony Walsh, 63, who first gained notoriety in Britain and Ireland through his Elvis impersonations as part of Father Michael Cleary’s All Priests Show was found guilty of forcing the child to have sex twice. ...

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Dominican Cardinal Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs Against US Ambassador

From the Washington Blade: The Vatican announced on Monday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez of the Archbishop of Santo Domingo. The Holy See said in a statement that the pontiff has named Monsignor Francisco Ozoria Acosta of the Diocese of San Pedro de Macorís as López’s successor. López has repeatedly used ...

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Pope Benedict: I Broke Up The Vatican’s Gay Lobby

Reuters reports: Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called “The Last Conversations”, is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. ...

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FRANCE: Cardinal Suspends Four Pedophile Priests

Reuters reports: The Roman Catholic cardinal-archbishop of Lyon said on Thursday he had suspended four priests accused of paedophile activities and said their cases were known to French judicial authorities. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said in a statement that the four had been working in the Lyon region in central France but gave no further details about them. He also said ...

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Bill Donohue Melts Down Over Pope’s Call For Apology To Gays: They Should Apologize To ME [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: When CNN’s Chris Cuomo opened up his interview on Tuesday morning with Bill Donohue, the President of the Catholic League, it seemed likely that Donohue would at least somewhat echo the sentiments of the Pope. Not quite. “Do you feel like apologizing to the LGBT community?” said Cuomo. “No,” said Donohue. “As a matter of fact, I want ...

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Pope Francis: Christians Owe Gays An Apology

CNN reports: Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church’s tone toward homosexuality. “I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and ...

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HUMILIATION: Tens Turn Out For NOM’s Hate March

At this writing hate group leader Brian Brown is speaking to a crowd in the DOZENS for NOM’s fourth consecutive anti-gay marriage march. ThinkProgress reporter Zack Ford is tweeting out hilarious photos from the scene and some of those are embedded below. You may recall that last year’s march drew a paltry 3000 and that was before the Supreme Court ...

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Catholic Bishops Back NOM’s Hate March

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement urging Catholics to attend NOM’s anti-LGBT hate march this weekend. They write: On June 25, 2016, the day before the one year anniversary of the erroneous and unjust Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a rally and March for Marriage will be held in Washington, D.C. The event ...

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NEW YORK: Catholic League Celebrates “Victory” In Helping Block Bill To Reform Child Abuse Laws

The New York legislative session ended over the weekend without the approval of a bill that would have reformed child abuse laws. Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is taking credit. He writes: The bill was sold as justice for the victims of sexual abuse, when, in fact, it was a sham: the proposed legislation that failed to make it to ...

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BOMBSHELL: New York Pol Says Catholic Bishop Tried To Bribe Her To Drop Child Abuse Reform Support

Again from the New York Daily News: The head of the Catholic Church in Brooklyn offered a $5,000 bribe to an Albany politician in exchange for dropping her support for the reform of a state law preventing victims of child sexual abuse from seeking justice, the pol claimed Monday. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, who has for a decade advocated for an ...

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Bill Donohue: The New York Daily News Hates Catholics

The New York Daily News has been absolutely relentless in blasting the Catholic Church for its dogged opposition to reforming child abuse laws. And as usual, Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is screaming. He writes today: The Daily News stooped to a new low yesterday when it assigned reporters to interview the faithful as they exited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Child Abuse Survivors March Across Brooklyn Bridge In Support Of Reform Bill

Yesterday openly gay New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman (white shirt) led a march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of his bill to reform the statute of limitations on child abuse. From the New York Daily News: More than 200 advocates for reform of the state’s statute of limitations on claims of child sexual abuse marched across the Brooklyn ...

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Bill Donohue Vs The Daily News (Again)

The New York Daily News today continued its weeks-long campaign against the opposition to reforming New York’s statute of limitations on child abuse. As I’ve reported several times, leading the opposition is the Catholic Church, which has literally spent millions in lobbying against the reforms. Here’s how Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this morning: The New York Daily News ...

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NEW YORK: Catholic Church Has Spent $2M Lobbying Against Reform Of Child Molestation Laws

Last month I reported that soon-to-be imprisoned former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dropped his support for the reform of child molestation laws shortly after he began an adulterous affair with a lobbyist hired by the Catholic Church. Today the New York Daily News reports on how much the church has spent to oppose the proposed reforms. From their ...

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