Molly'sBlog: A Devilishly Smart Pope

A DEVILISHLY SMART POPE One of the books I’m reading now is John D. Barrow’s ‘The Book of Nothing’. The subject is  a look at the concept of ‘nothing’, the void, emptiness, zero, the vacuum and so on. There’s actually quite a bit to say about nothing, and book ranges from a history of the ...

Molly'sBlog: A Devilishly Smart Pope

A DEVILISHLY SMART POPE One of the books I’m reading now is John D. Barrow’s ‘The Book of Nothing’. The subject is  a look at the concept of ‘nothing’, the void, emptiness, zero, the vacuum and so on. There’s actually quite a bit to say about nothing, and book ranges from a history of the ...

bastard.logic: RIP Father Raymond Gravel, Progressive Catholic Priest

Sad news via CBC News: “Father Raymond Gravel, a well-known Catholic priest, an advocate for Quebec sovereignty and a social activist, has died. […] “He served one term as the Bloc Québécois MP for Repentigny, before he was ordered by church authorities to choose between his priesthood or politics and returned to the pulpit. “He ...

The Ranting Canadian: The sins of the Argentinian church (article in The Guardian)

The sins of the Argentinian church (article in The Guardian): The last pope was a member of the Hitler Youth. The new one acted like a fascist collaborator in his adulthood. Fancy Francis, aka Jorge Bergoglio, was not a progressive-minded liberation theologist like Oscar Romero. Apparently the CONclave members have no problem with Bergoglio’s shameful ...

The Ranting Canadian: Thank gawd, finally a new cult leader was appointed in Italy by…

Thank gawd, finally a new cult leader was appointed in Italy by an elite cabal during a secret backroom ritual. This one is from Argentina. I guess that country deserves it, considering they just lost the recent vote on the status of the Falkland Islands. Yay, does this mean the end of the Olympic-style news ...

The Disaffected Lib: Sex Could Solve Roman Catholicism’s Biggest Problems

The debate is open again as to whether Roman Catholic priests should have to be celibate. Britain’s top Catholic, Cardinal Keith O’Brien says the next Pope should re-open the issue of ecclesiastical celibacy. Britain’s most senior Catholic has suggested Catholic priests should be able to marry and have children, saying the demand for celibacy was ...

Trashy's World: The danger of religion…

…the harm that Stone Age thinking has done and continues to do. Here is a great article penned by Neil MacDonald, who discusses a new book (Lawrence Wright’s investigative book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief),that looks at Scientology and the power that it can wield in American society. And while granted ...

gay persons of character: Vatican ups its homophobic rhetoric

I am so sick of Pope Benedict XVI poking his papal nose into the bedrooms of people across the globe to encourage bigotry against LGBT human beings. As Pinknews reports: “The Vatican appears to be continuing to launch a new wave of efforts to [strengthen] its opposition to LGBT rights, particularly equal marriage, using newspapers and ...

gay persons of character: Vatican ups its homophobic rhetoric

I am so sick of Pope Benedict XVI poking his papal nose into the bedrooms of people across the globe to encourage bigotry against LGBT human beings. As Pinknews reports: “The Vatican appears to be continuing to launch a new wave of efforts to [strengthen] its opposition to LGBT rights, particularly equal marriage, using newspapers and ...

gay persons of character: Vatican ups its homophobic rhetoric

I am so sick of Pope Benedict XVI poking his papal nose into the bedrooms of people across the globe to encourage bigotry against LGBT human beings. As Pinknews reports: “The Vatican appears to be continuing to launch a new wave of efforts to [strengthen] its opposition to LGBT rights, particularly equal marriage, using newspapers and ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Schism opens way for creation of SinoPope

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Avignon releases RoboPope schematics

AVIGNON (The Skwib) — Earlier today the Avignon Papacy held a news conference to confirm the existence of RoboPope, going so far as to release schematics of the first fully functional cyber-Pontiff. “Many question the existence of RoboPope,” Bishop of … Continue reading →

gay persons of character: Catholic Priests, not Obama Administration, assaulting Catholics

As American Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, continues to decry the Obama administration for its so-called assault on the Catholic Church, the fact of the matter is that Catholic priests, not the secular left, are the ones assaulting (literally) Catholics in America. For the facts, check out the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States to ...

gay persons of character: Catholic Priests, not Obama Administration, assaulting Catholics

As American Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, continues to decry the Obama administration for its so-called assault on the Catholic Church, the fact of the matter is that Catholic priests, not the secular left, are the ones assaulting (literally) Catholics in America. For the facts, check out the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States to ...

gay persons of character: Catholic Priests, not Obama Administration, assaulting Catholics

As American Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, continues to decry the Obama administration for its so-called assault on the Catholic Church, the fact of the matter is that Catholic priests, not the secular left, are the ones assaulting (literally) Catholics in America. For the facts, check out the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States to ...

gay persons of color: Catholic Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire backs marriage equality

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire vowed Wednesday to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage. Gregoire, who is Catholic, had for a long time publicly opposed marriage equality, but has now come around on the issue. From The Seattle Times: “I have been on my own journey. I will admit that. It has been a battle ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-12-31 15:59:00

RELIGION: PAPAL SINS: Amazingly enough I finished reading two books on a single day. There are two more rather technical books that I am still reading, but probably few would be interested in them. The first book I finished was the collected fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. I’ve already mentioned said book here. The ...

gay persons of color: Thousands of children sexually abused at Dutch Roman Catholic institutions

A report, known as the Deetman Inquiry, has confirmed that “between 10,000 and 20,000” children were abused at Catholic institutions in the Netherlands over the past 65 years. This is the latest in a series of investigations and reports coming from North America and Europe which have documented widespread and systematic child sexual abuse at ...

gay persons of color: Over 20,000 pages of Roman Catholic sexual abuse evidence delivered to ICC

Several boxes containing over 20,000 pages of evidence were delivered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Tuesday in The Hague in a move to begin an investigation of Pope Benedict XVI (pictured above) and three cardinals – Angelo Sodano, Tarcisio Bertone and William Levada – in their alleged attempts to cover up abuse by Roman ...

gay persons of color: At least 100 priests reported involved in same-sex blackmail scheme

The hypocrisy of the Catholic church never ceases to end or to amaze. The Italian weekly, Panorama, reported Friday that police have arrested two gay men in connection with blackmailing “at least 100 gay priests across Italy.” At the home of Diego Maria Caoggiano, 35, and his room-mate Giuseppe Trementino, 30, who are currently under ...