The collapse of faith in Catholic priests

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What do Catholics think about Catholic Priests? Roughly one month ago, in the lead up to Christmas 2018, Gallup conducted a poll of people that asked about the categories of professions that they trusted the most. They have been doing that every year for some time now. From that one we learned the following … Nurses … Read moreThe collapse of faith in Catholic priests

Catholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

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The Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has formally published a 1,400-page report into the sexual abuse of little boys and girls. It is such a common story from almost every corner of the planet touched by Catholicism that you might perhaps expect to be immune to shock, and yet the scale of this still delivers quite a … Read moreCatholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

Weekly World Religious News

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Abuse is the theme this week. Over and over, stories of religious abuse emerge. People in positions of trust continue to abuse such positions and often the religious response is to cover it all up and pretend it has not happened. During the past seven days the following tragic stories have emerged. Item 1 – Pastor … Read moreWeekly World Religious News

Top 3 Weekly Weird Religious News Items

The term “weird” is perhaps a relative term. Often ideas that are highly unusual and bizarre will be appropriated culturally and so they become accepted as normal and not weird. Belief often operates as a mini-culture that is distinctly different and so it can and does contain things that our wider society will recognise as … Read moreTop 3 Weekly Weird Religious News Items

Is there still ongoing Clerical Abuse and Cover up?

The TL:DR; answer is that yes, it is indeed still ongoing and it is still being covered up. The prevailing myth is that it is all in the past and with a new Pope in charge and a new set of rules in place, it is history, a rather dark abhorrent one, but still history. Alas no, … Read moreIs there still ongoing Clerical Abuse and Cover up?

Catholic Church refuses to divest schools or respect human rights in Ireland

Atheist Ireland reports on the latest developments … It is increasingly clear that the Catholic Church will not divest any schools to other patron bodies unless they are forced to do so. In fact they have reinforced their position of opposing human rights standards in education, by rejecting the Toledo Guiding Principles. Even Prof John Coolahan … Read moreCatholic Church refuses to divest schools or respect human rights in Ireland