Category Archives: Catholic Church

Morality and religion

I have been trying to write something about the mass grave of discarded children in Ireland and Catholic society that allowed such mistreatment to continue for so long. The other Catholic topic that hit the wire recently is the trial of … Continue reading

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Those Poor Persecuted Catholics

The Christian religion is built upon tales of persecution and martyrdom. From the earliest days of conflicts with Jews and Romans, Christians have often clashed with ruling classes. Some of this persecution complex is based upon facts and some on revisionist … Continue reading

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The Bishop of Portsmouth Doesn’t like Secularism

In a non-surprising statement from the Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, he claims that secularism is not a good basis for a society. “Secularism is too fragile a basis for a free society…the Gospel alone can offer an authentic humanism … Continue reading

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Catholic Church as arbiter of moral authority – Canadian Residential Schools

The Catholic Church is an organization that has a view of itself that is totally at odds with its actions. I am talking about the things that have been committed or condoned by the organization as an entity. The sexual … Continue reading

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Drug dealers are the Devil

At least in the eyes of the Catholic Church in Mexico. Estimates by Mexican media have suggested that since 2006, approximately 70,000 people have died in the drug wars.and many thousands more have been disappeared. The church’s explanation? Demons. “We … Continue reading

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Catholics for Choice

Catholicism is a Christian sect in which the leader makes pronouncements that the majority of followers totally ignore. Catholics have premarital sex, use contraception, divorce and remarry, have gay sex and relationships,  and abortions at about the same ration as … Continue reading

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Benedict has a short memory

The previous Pope, Benedict XVI, has written a letter to an atheist Italian mathematician in which he conveniently ignores a piece of his past. One could call it a lie of omission, as the facts are true if Benedict is … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Abuse in the Dominican Republic

Surprise, surprise. A high ranking member of the Catholic church in the Dominican Republic  is involved in a case of sexual abuse. Is this even news any more? That’s the sad part, it hardly even registers in the media any … Continue reading

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Theology of Women – The Pope’s View

Many people believe that because Pope Francis has a gentle demeanour and reaches personally to people that the church may move away from its conservative stance on women and other aspects of human rights. Not happening.Pat Gohn writing in the … Continue reading

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When Conspiracies Collide

If you have ever read, or watched the film adaptions of, Dan Brown’s books, you will be familiar with a number of the conspiracy theories around the Catholic Church. Many of these centre on Opus Dei, also known as The … Continue reading

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