Daft Claim: “Atheists slaughtered millions”

Over on the National Catholic Register Angelo Stagnaro rants for a bit on the claim that Atheist’s are vile evil people who did truly vile things. It is worth mulling over for a bit because it reveals how our use of language can and does enable some to fall into a bit of rather flawed thinking. His article is entitled …”Atheist … Read more

Is Mother Teresa really a Saint?

Today, in fact 40 minutes ago as I write this, the Pope conducted some official Catholic PR by declaring the culturally popular icon, Mother Teresa, is now a Saint. He announced … “After due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother bishops, we declare and … Read more

Catholic bishops not obliged to report clerical child abuse, Vatican says

I can only perhaps suggest just one simple response to the latest Guardian article, and basically it is – WTF! The article reads … Vatican guide says ‘not necessarily’ bishop’s duty to report suspects to police despite Pope Francis’s vows to redress Catholic church’s legacy of child abuse. The Catholic church is telling newly appointed … Read more