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Pope to resign

Big news overnight from the Walking Dead: Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign at the end of February, presumably due to his frail health. No pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. It’s probably too much to hope … Continue reading

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Podcast #110 – The Pope OKs Condoms

Pope Benedict XVI has stirred up a controversy by stating that it might be okay in some cases to wear a condom; specifically, so homosexual prostitutes can prevent the spread of disease.  Is this the first step in a Vatican … Continue reading

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Pope equates atheists with Nazis

As Ronald Reagan once famously said, “There you go again.”  Pope Benedict XVI is on a tightly scripted four-day tour of Great Britain, and he’s wasted no time in dragging out the specter of atheism: Even in our own lifetime, … 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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Podcast #88 – The cross stays (for now)

The Supreme Court has ruled that a Christian cross erected on federal land in the Mojave desert can say (for now).  Among other things, certain justices ((cough) Scalia (cough)) have decided that crosses are a universal symbol for the dead.  … Continue reading

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If the Pope had any credibility left…..

…he just blew it.  Over the weekend the Pope prayed in front of the infamous Shroud of Turin, a thoroughly debunked relic (but interesting bit of artwork nonetheless).  Apparently there’s some significance to Ratzinger calling it an “icon” rather than … 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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Woman jumps Pope during Xmas mass

As much as the Pope deserves our outrage and contempt, I don’t think he deserves to be physically assaulted. A crazy person jumped the barrier during a Christmas Eve mass and knocked Ratzinger to the ground. He was unhurt, but … Continue reading

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Pope says condoms aren’t the answer. Now what was the question?

During his current trip to Africa, the pope pulled his head out of his c(ass)ock long enough to declare that “You can’t resolve [the AIDS crisis in Africa] with the distribution of condoms…on the contrary, it increases the problem.”   On … 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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