Tag Archives: Catholic Church

PhoboQuotable – Cardinal Carlo Caffarra

“It’s impossible to consider oneself a Catholic if that person in one way or another recognizes same-sex marriage as a right. Politicians have a serious duty to make sure their beliefs, thoughts and proposals concerning the common good are consistent. It’s impossible for the Catholic faith and support for putting homosexual unions on equal footing with marriage to coexist in ...

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Signorile On Joy Behar To Discuss Anne Hathaway Leaving Catholic Church

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Palpatine Attacks UK LGBT Rights Law

“Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society. Yet as you have rightly pointed out, the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to impose unjust limitations on the freedom of religious communities to act in accordance with their beliefs. In some respects it ...

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Again: Hawaii To Consider Civil Unions

Last February we saw some of the ugliest anti-gay demonstrations ever when red-shirted Christianists jammed the Hawaii state house day after day, successfully stalling a proposed civil unions bill in the state Senate. This week the bill will get another consideration. When Hawaii legislators reconvene on Wednesday, all eyes will be focused not on teacher furloughs that resulted in the ...

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Catholic Archbishops Launch New Manhattan Declaration Campaign

The authors of the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, which calls for the disobedience of any laws granting LGBT rights, want to increase its number of signatories from 370,000 to one million. Working to help them reach that noble goal are Catholic archbishops. Via press release: Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia (right), Archbishop Wuerl of Washington, DC (left), Archbishop Dolan of New York ...

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Ill Papa: Gays Endanger Humanity

Pope Benedict Palpatine has issued another insulting attack on gays, saying that homosexual marriage endangers all of humanity. Oh noes! Pope Benedict XVI on Monday called laws ignoring the difference between the sexes an “attack” on creation just days after Portugal moved to legalise gay marriage. Creatures, including humans, “can be protected or endangered”, the pope, 82, told the Vatican ...

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Catholic Church Thanks Anti-Gay NY Senators For Their Bigotry

It’s that time of year when you thank all the fellow bigots in your life, so New York’s Catholic Church has sent Sen. Ruben Diaz and his fellow “No Homo Marriage” voters a note of appreciation for all of their hard work in keeping those dirty queers down. “On behalf of the Bishops of New York State and millions of ...

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SPAIN: Thousands Rally Against Marriage

Led by Cardinal Antonio Rouco, tens of thousands of Spaniards attended an open air Mass and rally in Madrid against same-sex marriage and abortion rights yesterday. According to Rouco, Europe is “doomed” to experience a declining population unless Catholic values are maintained. According to a just-published survey, only about 25% of Spaniards now describe themselves as Catholic. Spain legalized same-sex ...

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Palpatine Forgives Attacker

Pope Palpatine says he forgives the woman that attacked him on Christmas Eve. Appearing for his Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to tens of thousands of congregants in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope made an appeal to “abandon all logic of violence and revenge” and lead with “generosity” on “the path of peaceful coexistence.” The plea came less than a ...

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Jews Outraged: Palpatine Wants Holocaust Pope Pius XII To Be Named A Saint

Jewish groups are furious over Pope Palpatine’s announcement that he is submitting Pope Pius XII, infamously known as “Hitler’s Pope,” for beatification. Jewish leaders from around the world expressed their outrage today after the Pope opened the way for his controversial wartime predecessor to be made a saint, with some calling the possible beatification of Pius XII as “inopportune and ...

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Irish Bishop Donal Murray Resigns Over Child Molestation Scandal

Limerick Bishop Donal Murray has resigned in the wake of Ireland’s child molestation scandal. Last month the Irish public was shocked by the revelation that the Catholic Church had covered-up the abuse and molestation of thousands of students at its orphanages and private schools. Murray met with Pope Palpatine all this week and today the Vatican issued a brief email ...

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“A Perverse Accomplishment”

In an editorial about their October court victory in forcing the Catholic Church to turn over secret documents about the child molestation cover-up scandal, yesterday the New York Times noted the starkly differing reactions to such abuses by former New York Archbishop Edward Egan (pictured) and Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Referring to the Rev. Raymond Pcolka, whom 12 former parishioners ...

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Italy: Vatican Bank Being Investigated For Money Laundering

An Italian newsweekly is reporting that the Vatican Bank is being investigated for a $300M money laundering scheme involving one of Italy’s largest banks. Panorama reports that officials from the Bank of Italy’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) have identified transactions worth up to €180 million (£160 million) that allegedly violated anti-money-laundering regulations in accounts held at a UniCredit branch in ...

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