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

Archbishop claims he did not know sex with Children was a crime

Archbishop Robert Carlson has been making a few rather weird claims, no not the god turns into a cracker bit, but rather assertions regarding him having a complete lack of any kind of moral compass. The context here is that he has been deposed as part of a lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese and the Diocese … Read moreArchbishop claims he did not know sex with Children was a crime

Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

I simply cannot let this pass without saying something, especially since I am myself born and bred in Ireland. As you are no doubt aware, a rather horrendous discovery has been recently made, a rather large number of unidentified remains were discovered in a water tank close to the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Galway.  So how did all this come … Read moreBodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

The Destruction of Family life

The Pope has announced that he wants to forge alliances with other religions against gay marriage, saying the family was threatened “to its foundations” by attempts to change its “true structure”. He said: “There is no denying the crisis that threatens it (the family) to its foundations – especially in the Western world.” Actually there is … Read moreThe Destruction of Family life

Pope needing new PR man … picks Fox News reporter!!

When I first spotted the story, I thought it just had to be a joke … but no, apparently it is quite real. The Catholics have indeed been having a bit of an image problem. Gosh I wonder why, could it possibly be something to so with having priests who think that buggering young kids … Read morePope needing new PR man … picks Fox News reporter!!

NI inquiry needs legal teeth to investigate child abuse

Amnesty International has issued a warning that a Northern Ireland government-led investigation into clerical child abuse may fail. Why? The problem is that within its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty has highlighted problems with the terms of the inquiry’s reference. “In September, the Northern Ireland executive announced proposals for the establishment of an … Read moreNI inquiry needs legal teeth to investigate child abuse