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Vatican Sex Scandal

Pope Francis, Man of the Year? Not Yet

Michele Somerville | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Pope Francis may well be what he seems but it can not be denied that this pope is made-to-order. It is only by cutting through the 'spin' that we can know how genuine Francis and the change with which he being credited actually are.

Grant Me the Pope Francis Kool-Aid but Not Yet; Is the New Pope for Real?

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Vatican doctrine still holds that same-sex and marriage and love are sinful. The pontiff has yet to fling "open the door" (to employ the terminology Ratzinger et al used) to the discussion of Women's Ordination.

Vatican Sex Abuse Record Under Investigation By UN

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has been called to give detailed information on its record on child sexual abuse to a United Nations panel, a move that...

If The Red Prada Shoe Fits: The Legacy Of Benedict XVI

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I believe that if a man robs a bank, kills the teller, runs out the door and jumps into the getaway car, the driver is an accomplice to the murder. In the context of the Catholic sex abuse crisis, Ratzinger was behind the wheel of the getaway car for 30 years.

Timothy Dolan And Simone Campbell: The DNC's Dueling Religious

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I'd sure hate to be the anti-LGBT, anti-woman tantrum-prone cardinal following the sage, rabbinic and serenely exuberant Sister Simone Campbell at the Democratic National Convention. But Timothy Dolan did just that.

Josh Zepps

WATCH: The Vatican Can’t Be Held Responsible For Things It Couldn’t Have Known. The Problem Is… It Knew A Lot.

HuffingtonPost.com | Josh Zepps | Posted 08.24.2012 | Religion

Where does accountability begin and end? I hosted a heated HuffPost Live discussion about that question with Marci Hamilton, a lawyer trying to hold t...

Strauss-Kahn and the Pope

Christopher Strong | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Strong

What's the connection? The "common cord?" What on earth could possibly connect these two other than hair color?. Certainly not religion. Equally not ...

Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist, Says Devil Is In The Vatican

timesonline.co.uk | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorc...

Clergymen Line Up For Pope's Gay Sex Scandal (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Vatican was recently hit with a sex scandal involving something about gay prostitutes and blah blah blah. We don't know the specifics (if you want...