BHA condems high court decision to ban NI women from receiving abortions


Sometimes I genuinely hate people and their need to suck up to religious institutions.

“If bishops purport to instruct Catholic MPs how to vote on such matters, there is a clear risk that those MPs would begin to look like episcopal puppets. Indeed, in such a case, when could a Catholic candidate ever expect to be elected? And isn’t the logic of Bishop Egan’s position, therefore the complete withdrawal of Catholics from public office?”

The Tablet (Catholic magazine) 

Bishop wants to withhold communion from Catholic MPs who vote against doctrine


Catholic hospital 'forced miscarrying woman to deliver 18-week fetus'


Pope Francis Avoids Apology For Clergy Sex Abuse


Why doesn’t popular Pope Francis issue a straightforward apology for rampant child sex abuse by Catholic priests, instead of swerving time and again on the issue?

There is no question that Pope Francis has put a shine on the tarnished Catholic church through acts of humility and courage in the first eight months of his papacy. Cold calls to Catholics and random acts of kindness—including  rumors that he regularly sneaks out of Vatican City at night to help feed the poor in Rome—have endeared him to the most ardent naysayers.  But the first Latin American pontiff hasn’t won everyone over quite yet. 

Angered by church sex abuse, readers turn against Cardinal Mahony


Mass walkout during service


Vatican signs new agreement with right-wing Hungarian regime


Polish Catholic Church on the spot over paedophile priests and child abuse cover ups


Yet more disturbing news from the Catholic Church. 

Poland archbishop slammed over sex abuse comments


Victim blaming at it’s finest!
Oh, and this tired excuse:
 The church’s defenders say that priests are being singled out for condemnation when teachers and sports coaches have also been caught sexually abusing kids.

The difference being that teachers and coaches don’t claim to be here to speak for a god, or to be absolutely moral because they are backed by that god, oh, and they also don’t have hundreds of thousands of people looking to them for moral and ethical leadership. Also money, lots and lots of money is backing the priests and religious leaders, and a truly enormous organisation that has made every attempt in the past to just cover this shit up. In the Catholic Church it’s a systemic abuse. With teachers and coaches, it’s mostly a case by case basis of fuckheads finally getting caught.

Fuck the Catholic Church.

Catholic Church 'facilitated' abuse


South African cardinal: ‘I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals’


A South African cardinal has rejected accusations that he is homophobic, saying it is impossible because he knows no gay people.

The Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, was among the 115 cardinals whoelected Pope Francis as head of the Roman Catholic Church in March.

“I can’t be accused of homophobia,” Cardinal Napier told theSouth African Mail & Guardiannewspaper on Friday, “because I don’t know any homosexuals”.

He also described the promotion of gay rights by the US as “a new kind of slavery”.

“With the same-sex marriages, we are carrying out someone else’s agenda, it’s a new kind of slavery, with America saying you won’t get aid unless you distribute condoms, legalise homosexuality,” the cardinal said.

South Africa is the only African nation to have legalised equal marriage.

Last month, Cardinal Napier was forced to apologise for describing paedophilia as a sickness and not a crime.

“Paedophilia is actually an illness – it is not a criminal condition,” he told the BBC’s Stephen Nolan .

The 72-year-old cardinal has since apologised to victims of child abuse, saying paedophilia was a medical condition and sexual abuse of children was a crime.

PinkNews

“I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals”

“I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals”

“I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals”

Found via Atheist Aliance on FB
Pope Francis Kidnapping Controversy: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Accused Of Involvement In 1976 Abductions 
Argentine Cardinal Named in Kidnap Lawsuit
I’m not saying he did, but there is a lot of talk going on about this already. There ae people coming from all sides, to either say he’s guilty of condeming these two men to imprisonment, or saying he had nothing to do with it.
I’m not sure yet. But these are two of the articles about it for you to read.
Mooglets

Found via Atheist Aliance on FB

Pope Francis Kidnapping Controversy: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Accused Of Involvement In 1976 Abductions

Argentine Cardinal Named in Kidnap Lawsuit

I’m not saying he did, but there is a lot of talk going on about this already. There ae people coming from all sides, to either say he’s guilty of condeming these two men to imprisonment, or saying he had nothing to do with it.

I’m not sure yet. But these are two of the articles about it for you to read.

Mooglets

“There is no more mileage in this issue [same-sex marriage] for the Catholic Church, and the sensible course would be to put it on the backburner with the heat turned low — to make peace with the gay world and move on.”

Editorial, The Tablet