Turning the tables on an advocacy group that has long supported victims of...– The New York Times, “Church Puts Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group.” William Donohue, that fucking attack dog and pig incarnate, speaks his defense of the Catholic Church with no irony whatsoever. What a vile dirtbag, just as vile as priests who sexually assault children. (via inothernews) God...
Cardinal slams Quinn for plans to give award at... →
SPRINGFIELD — Cardinal Francis George and other Roman Catholic bishops slammed Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for agreeing to present a pro-choice group’s leadership award and rewarding those “supporting the legal right to kill children in their mothers’ wombs.” The statement from the Catholic Conference of Illinois is the latest chasm between the governor, who is Roman Catholic, and the...
I was back home on the south side yesterday...
And I noticed that my childhood parish is no more. I was leaving a relative’s home, and I was on the bus, and I passed by the Catholic school I went to as a child. The school was still there, but the church is different. It is now a Baptist church. I am not really sure how I should feel about this. On the one hand it’s not incredibly surprising. That neighborhood hasn’t...
stfusexists: capnblackadder: I have to say, though, not every Catholic is pro-life. I’m not fully informed on Catholicism, but aren’t you not considered Catholic by the Pope if you’re pro-choice? This is technically correct, I remember when John Kerry was running for president the Pope issued an edict that he should be denied communion due to his pro choice stance. But I live in a pretty...
US bishop in abuse cover-up case →
letthetruthlaugh: Why am I not shocked?
300,000 babies stolen from their parents - and... →
riverandtrees: Edited to add: Bear in mind that this is the Daily Mail. There are other, more reputable sources out there documenting this right now (for example, some are saying 30,000 instead of the possibly-sensationalistic 300,000). I just happened upon this article first. This has kind of been covered. I know a while back that the church issued an official apology to unwed mothers who...
I’m staunchly atheist, I simply don’t believe in God. But I’m still Catholic, of...– Dara Ó Briain (via bright-young-thing) This is how I feel. It’s like being catholic is as much a culture as it is a religion. I guess I kinda view catholicism the way my Jewish friends view Judaism. They don’t see the point in keeping Kosher, but they like the tradition of it and...
How did I even become Catholic?
Well it’s an interesting story. Well that’s a lie. I’m not entirely sure that anyone other than myself will find this interesting, but it’s definitely a little weird to me. My brother and I are the only Catholics in the family. Well except for my niece and nephew who my brother is raising Catholic, but I think that can be inferred. Do you want to know the reason? Here...
I used to be Catholic. I think. I mean I know I used to be Catholic, but I don’t think I am anymore. But if I’m not Catholic, then what am I? The Church and I are having a serious difference of opinion right now (alright, for years now, but I only really began thinking about it recently). I am pro marriage equality. I am pro choice and pro birth control and pro comprehensive...