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Go Home Cardinal Pell

Australia has not been immune to the worldwide acceptance of child sexual abuse by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. As everywhere, the Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals have been masters of passing the responsibility on to others. This is a … Continue reading

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary

The Virgin Mary sure gets around. Interestingly enough it seems to be an exclusively Roman Catholic phenomenon; she doesn’t appear to Protestants, and certainly not to non-Christians. 

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It’s exorcism time again

This month, you get the chance to attend the “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation” course held at the Vatican. The annual course, “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” is designed for priests and lay persons interested in learning how to recognize … Continue reading

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Liberal Catholics

I very often criticize the Catholic Church for its numerous shortcomings on human rights and paedophilia (among many others). It is important to note that most of these shortcomings are the teachings of the Church and the pronouncements from the … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

I’ve had a summer of home renovations, parties, company, and beach, so blogging dropped to a very low priority. These activities took precedence:  

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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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They just don’t get it

John Nienstedt became archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2008, long after the systemic support for abusive priests became public. This month he was being deposed in a clergy abuse lawsuit and admitted to covering up information … Continue reading

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Philippines make a move forward on Reproductive Rights – RC Church Displeased

The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … 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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