An audience with the Pope – What would you say?

The latest edition of the UK’s “New Humanist” has asked a few famous folks what they would say to the pope if they were granted an audience with him. Here are a few of my favorites … Richard Dawkins: “Mr Ratzinger, as head of the world’s second most evil religion you are not welcome. True, … Read more An audience with the Pope – What would you say?

Christopher Hitchens: “Freedom of Religion – No Thanks”

There is a thought provoking article by Christopher Hitchens that was published in Slate on 6th Sept (Yes, OK, I’m a slow reader, even if it is 2 days later, I get there eventually). Do you truly believe in “Freedom of Religion? Without giving it too much thought, the immediate off the cuff remark might … Read more Christopher Hitchens: “Freedom of Religion – No Thanks”

Canon law has allowed Catholic abuse priests to escape punishment

There is an interesting article in today’s UK Guardian that states the position now being taken by Geoffrey Robertson QC, the lawyer engaged to seriously consider a legal challenge against the pope. His book, “The Case of the Pope”, is published tomorrow, so unless you have been living on MARS for the past five years, … Read more Canon law has allowed Catholic abuse priests to escape punishment