Pope Estimates 2% Of Priests Are Pedophiles, Questions Celibacy Requirement

By: Monday July 14, 2014 10:10 am

Pope Francis marched into one of the Catholic Church’s most prominent scandals of the last generation, priests molesting children. Pope Francis compared pedophilia in the Catholic Church to leprosy and claimed that it had infected the Church. He went further to offer an estimate, provided in consultation with his advisors, that about 2% of the [...]

Wall Street Threatening To Withhold Donations After Pope’s Critique

By: Tuesday December 31, 2013 5:41 am

Even when thousands of Americans took to the streets in 2011 protesting inequality and greed in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations the Wall Street plutocrats appeared completely unshaken in their belief that their power and privileges were legitimate, that they were right and just. To their mind the protesters were just envious of their success [...]

Ross Douthat’s Inaccurate And Misleading Response To Pope’s Critique Of Capitalism

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 11:32 am

Ross Douthat of the New York Times is one of the better conservative reads around. Part of the value of his sometimes quite insightful analysis was that he was willing to accept unpleasant facts concerning the failures of conservative thought. That didn’t make him some liberal punching bag – a reverse Alan Colmes – but [...]

Rush Limbaugh Calls Pope Francis ‘Marxist’

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 8:40 am

Unlike many, Rush Limbaugh found Pope Francis’ rebuke to neoliberalism entirely out of step with Christian values. In fact, Limbaugh claimed it was “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.” Which is stunning on a number of levels. First and foremost Marxism is expressly atheist which would prove problematic for the head [...]

NSA Spied On Future Pope Francis During Papal Conclave

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 5:40 am

Were cardinals in Rome conspiring to launch a terrorist attack on the United States? Probably not. Nonetheless a new report alleges that the NSA was spying on the future Pope Francis before and during the papal conclave. Who becomes pope is now, apparently, a matter of US national security. The National Security Agency spied on [...]

Pope Says Church Too ‘Obsessed’ With Gays And Abortion

By: Thursday September 19, 2013 10:17 am

What the hell is going on in Rome? In his first interview since taking office Pope Francis¬†attacked the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with gay marriage, abortion, and contraception.¬†Yes, the Pope wants to call off the culture war and has essentially labeled those fighting it as deranged. Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old [...]

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