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Podcast #123 – Study on US Catholic Child Abuse

Assuming the world hasn’t come to an end or that you haven’t been Raptured away… The US Catholic Church reveals The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010, a study into the causes … Continue reading

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Sam Harris puts the Pope in his crosshairs

I almost feel sorry for the Pope these days.   Okay, not really.  Honestly, I would love to be a fly on the wall when Ratzinger reads “Bringing the Vatican to Justice,” the latest essay from Sam Harris.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Catholic scandal: Are these guys reading the same news?

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t read something new about the worldwide, decades long scandal involving the Catholic Church and sexual abuse cover-ups.  What seems obvious to me is that there has been a persistent, consistent pattern of … Continue reading

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The Pope ain’t so dope (but then we knew that already, didn’t we?)

Information about the Catholic Church’s worldwide, decades-long cover-up of priestly abuse of children is emerging so often and so quickly, I could spend my whole time on this blog just trying to stay abreast.  Fortunately, Yahoo! News has a pretty … Continue reading

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Penn & Teller do the Vatican

I don’t know how long this video will be up, so watch it sooner rather than later.  It’s the latest episode of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, in which they take on the Vatican, holding nothing back: Penn & Teller: Bullshit … Continue reading

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New NY archbishop to “challenge” criticism

I guess the Eye of Sauron is tap-dancing with glee in his dank sub-basement, since he’ll soon have a new ally.  The AP reports: “The incoming archbishop of New York [Timothy Dolan] says he will challenge any suggestion that Roman … Continue reading

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Their bullshit is bullshit; our bullshit is real

Yeah.  The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a warning to their flocks to avoid Reiki therapy (which is based on “balancing energies” or some such folderol).  The USCCB is worried that Reiki “lacks scientific credibility.”  So let me … Continue reading

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Pope condemns genetic screening (except for priests)

Boy, lately the Pope just can’t steer away from hilariously ironic statements.  Now he’s warning us against genetic discrimination (under the guise of protecting fetuses who might turn out weak or ugly, I guess), whilst sitting at the head of … Continue reading

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Pope: Don’t be so down on marriage, except…

Again with the Pope.  First, he sits at the apex of an organization whose very foundation rests on unprovable superstitious claims but then sets up nonsensical rules to tamp down new claims.  Now, he’s telling the world “Don’t be so … Continue reading

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Pope Combats Fraud (Cancels Out Self?)

This is rich.  The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Pope Ratzinger “is declaring a ‘holy war’ against people who claim falsely that the Virgin Mary is appearing to them.”  As if a) anyone every really claimed truthfully that this has happened … Continue reading

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