Clergy Same-sex Union in Ireland

But of course it’s an Anglican, Stephen. It had to be that or a Unitarian.

First Clergy Same-sex Union for Ireland - It's Anglican, of Course... A ‘Very Reverend’ Dean in the Church of Ireland has decided to enter into a civil union with his boyfriend: First printed in The Church of England Newspaper. The Dean of Leighlin Cathedral in the Diocese of Cashel & Ossory has become the first serving Church of Ireland clergyman to enter a same-sex civil partnership in the Republic of Ireland. The public announcement of the Dean’s same-sex civil partnership and his Bishop’s apparent support f … Read More

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It’s Better to Pray to God than to a Saint or at some Shrine

Because you don’t have to go on pilgrimage to pray to God. And the consequences of trudging off to a spot of idolatry can be hazardous to your health…

Man on Pilgrimage of Thanks after Recovery from Car Crash is Run Over And killed after only a mile into his journey. How very unfortunate: A year earlier, he had been injured in a road accident and made a full recovery. So the man decided to make a pilgrimage to a shrine to give thanks for his survival – only to be knocked down and killed by a car less than a mile into his trek. The 40-year-old Spanish man died instantly after being hit by the vehicle just 20 minutes into his journey. Two women walking with him wer … Read More

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Polish Singer Acquitted Over Bible-ripping

From the ‘people can be jerks’ category

Polish Singer Acquitted Over Bible-ripping Ynet news: A Polish court has found a singer in a heavy metal band, who tore up the Bible during a performance, not guilty of offending religious sentiments. The judge ruled last week that the ripping of the holy book by Behemoth frontman Adam Darski could be defined as “artistic expression” consistent with his band’s style. Darski, who uses the stage name Nergal as the Babylonian god mentioned in the Book of Kings, is a famous figure in his home … Read More

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The Right Archbishop Who’s Wrong

He’s right that the various networks mentioned get religion wrong most of the time. He’s wrong in not saying that most journalists do as well and not just those from those news outlets.

Archbishop Chaput: New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, MSNBC Not ‘Trustworthy’ on Religion Archbishop Charles Chaput is conservative, and I really do like the sounds he’s making: (CNSNews.com) – The news outlets CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and MSNBC do not “provide trustworthy information about religious   faith,” said Philadelphia’s incoming Archbishop, Charles Chaput, at the Catholic World Youth Day ongoing this week in Madrid, Spain. Chaput, the former Archbishop of Denver, made his remarks in an address on religious freedom to … Read More

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Another Pagan Anglican Priest

This guy should be removed from his office today. Not because of his acts but because of his words. Any priest who states that the God of the Bible is wicked and perverse has no business being a priest. Let him join the tribe of angry atheist ex Christians. But kick him out of the Church first.

To allow him to remain in the priesthood is a travesty and an injustice.

Rector Burns Bible Pages   What a wicked man! The Church in Wales says it is investigating after a Gwynedd rector burnt some pages from the Bible. The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth of St Peter ad Vincula Church, Pennal, also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork. Unveiling it at a church event, he said it revealed a “cruel and vile God”. The Bishop of Bangor said: “Destroying parts of the Bible we don’t like is disrespectful and will offend many … Read More

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That’s a Priest with Anger Management Issues…

Stephen remarks-

Priest Slaps 9 Year Old Girl in Church How vicious! Totally deplorable: Thrissur, India:  A nine-year-old girl who failed to take confession in a Church here was allegedly slapped by the angry Vicar, prompting the child's father to file a police complaint.      The police said as per the complaint, Father Paul Pulikottil, the Vicar of the nearby Vadookara Little Flower Parish Church, had allegedly slapped the girl on July 9 in the church hall in the presence of several others.     The … Read More

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No, Stephen, it will Never End…

Kansas City Catholic Diocese in Lawsuit Over Alleged Distribution of Child Pornography Will it ever end?! KS (KCTV) – The Kansas City Catholic Diocese is defending itself against a groundbreaking lawsuit involving the alleged distribution of child pornography. The attorney representing a family suing the Kansas City Catholic Diocese says this is the first time that someone has sued the Catholic Church for violating federal child pornography laws. “The (federal) law has pretty severe penalties for anyone who holds or views or otherw … Read More

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