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Catholic church

What he said:

Theology is also awesomely sophisticated and complex, and I think it’s an indicator of the intelligence of the men (mostly) behind it that they have erected such a fantastically intricate collection of rationalizations for such deeply absurd ideas. PZ Myers… Continue Reading →

What she said:

A charming elderly gentleman, whom my parents had long known, proceeded to the lectern to lead us in prayer. I wish I’d paid more attention, for I cannot now remember how he led up to the fateful words asking God… Continue Reading →

When pro-life really means pro-death (or: anti-woman)

For all my pro-life readers out there, I’d really like to hear your thoughts on this case: Hospital Nun Excommuniated for Allowing Abortion. The background:  last year, a woman in Phoenix received an abortion in a Catholic hospital.  This patient… Continue Reading →

What he said:

Earlier this week in the Star Phoenix there was a letter to the Editor where the author attempted to condone (or at least badly explain) the pedophilic priest epidemic by blaming the “sexual pollution” of our day and age. Today,… Continue Reading →

What he said, part 2:

re: Catholic child-abuse sex scandal — PZ Myers, on why we should (always!) “tell on the church”: So this is our sacrilege for the day: speak the truth, decry the crimes of those in authority, challenge the dogma that says… Continue Reading →

What he said:

Richard Dawkins, on whether the Pope should resign: No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench… Continue Reading →

Pope fail

While a cardinal at the Vatican, Joseph Ratzinger, now the pope, wrote a 2001 letter instructing bishops worldwide to report all cases of abuse to his office and keep church investigations secret under threat of excommunication. The Vatican insists the… Continue Reading →

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