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Putting Aside a Scandal-Ridden Church, Among Other Childish Things

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Leonce Gaiter

With evidence that the Pope enabled the rape of children through inaction, it is appropriate to examine the Church's authority on morality and spirituality.

The Trial Of Pope Benedict XVI

TIME | Jeff Israely and Howard Chua-Eoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

How do you atone for something terrible, like the Inquisition? Joseph Ratzinger attempted to do just that for the Roman Catholic Church during a grand...

Catholic Bishops Ignore Their Own Sins While Telling Us What To Do

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

It turns out that the Pope is just one more bishop to try to hide then protect child abusers. We have nothing to learn from these people who constantly seek to "teach" us their "absolute truths."

More Ex-Vienna Boys' Choir Members Allege Sexual Abuse By Priests

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — The Vienna Boys' Choir said Wednesday it has heard from eight possible abuse victims following an initial report of allegations last we...

Vatican Details U.S. Sex Abuse Defense

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Monday will make its most detailed defense yet against claims that it is liable for U.S. bishops who allowed pries...

Catholic Church Child Abuse Claims Sweep Across Europe

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DUBLIN — It often starts as a voice in the wilderness, but can swell into an entire nation's demand for truth. From Ireland to Germany, Europe's...

Pope's Former Diocese Admits Error In Letting Child Abuse Priest Return

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Germany's sex abuse scandal has now reached Pope Benedict XVI: His former archdiocese disclosed that while he was archbishop a su...

Celibacy Partly To Blame For Clerical Sex Abuse, Says Cardinal | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A cardinal seen as a future candidate for the papacy has broken a Vatican taboo by raising the possibility that priestly celibacy is among the causes ...

The Poor, the Preschoolers and the Pope

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

Church was demonstrating that the East coast did not have a monopoly on sacrificing good works on dogma's altar.

Georg Ratzinger, Pope's Brother, Admits Slapping Pupils

AP | MELISSA EDDY and ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The pope's brother said in a newspaper interview published Tuesday that he slapped pupils as punishment after he took over a renowned G...

Georg Ratzinger, Pope's Brother, Says He Will Testify In Abuse Case

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — The brother of Pope Benedict XVI has told a newspaper he is willing to testify in the sex scandal rocking Germany's Catholic Church, even...

Angelo Balducci: Vatican Chorister Hit By Gay Sex Scandal

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Vatican has been thrown into chaos by reports that one of the Pope's ceremonial ushers, as well as a member of the elite Vatican choir, were invol...

Pat, the Pope and the Devil

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

Abash'd the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is. . . . Milton, Paradise Lost Commentators should not be dismissive of Pat Rober...

Pope John Paul II 'Whipped Himself In Remorse For Sins'

Telegraph | Nick Pisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pope, who died five years ago, is being considered for sainthood by the Catholic Church....

Howl-oween Pet Costume Party Full of Canine Celebrities

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Everyone from Scooby Doo to Princess Fiona to Elvis had a tail-wagging good time at Animal Fair's 9th Annual Howloween Costume Party, which benefited the Humane Society of New York.

Lisa Birnbach, Assassin

Lisa Birnbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Birnbach

The invitation said, "Archery Tournament. Bring a photo of your most hated enemy. I will supply bows, arrows, feasting, and vodka." Our cohort had vendettas against Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, the Pope, Octomom and Dick Cheney.

So You're Thinking of Converting From Anglican to Catholic

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

In converting to Catholicism, you are really just switching over your "files" (ideas/customs/most profound expressions of faith) to your "Mac" (Catholic) "hard drive" (brain/immortal soul).

Pope Calls For Action On World Hunger

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — The world must take "determined and effective" action against hunger after the global economic crisis pushed the ranks of the undernouris...

The Pope, The Arts, A Nation in Crisis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We as a nation have not been upholding ample support for the arts, despite the deep spiritual healing that it can bring -- its joys, its shared experience, its sense of what and who we are.

Chile Outraged Over Giant Pope Statue | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- The neighbors couldn't help but notice the huge head of Pope John Paul II rising out of the sculptor's workshop next door. Hidde...

Pope Benedict XVI Meets, Forgives Woman Who Knocked Him Down

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI met on Wednesday with the woman who knocked him over at St. Peter's Basilica during Christmas Eve Mass, and he ...

The Preservation Elite Meet: At a Party Downtown, for a Good Cause

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Now that the former IRT Powerhouse on the Hudson is threatened with demolition, the Hudson River Powerhouse Group, led by Jimmy Finn and Paul Kelterborn, has emerged to save it.

"Sell The Vatican Save The World": Sarah Silverman's Campaign To End Hunger (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We're pretty sure offering the Pope "pussy" is inappropriate, but doing it in the name of solving world hunger seems a little less crazy. Sarah Silver...

Pope Benedict XVi Releases Album | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Move over, Snoop Dogg? As an white-haired octogenarian bachelor from a scholarly background, he hardly fits the profile of the first-time music artis...

Pope Creates New Structure To Bring Anglicans Into The Fold

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Tuesday it was making it easier for Anglicans to convert to Roman Catholicism – a surprise move desig...