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Pope Francis’ refusal to accept a donation from his home country’s president may be odd, but there’s more to their relationship than meets the eye.
Pope Francis is giving permission to Catholics who reside in areas where the Zika virus is most dominant to use a form of contraception – but abortions are still illegal.
Instead of aiming for a specific religious doctrine, this time around Charlie Hebdo went for the big cat, God.
This Pope Francis doesn’t mind saying something a little controversial. Some of his comments have angered many in the Catholic Church, get up to date here.
Last week Pope Francis said in his homily that “everyone” will be redeemed. But now the Vatican’s spokesperson Rev. Thomas Rosica is taking a step back to “clear up” the remarks made by the Pope.
The Catholic Church has earned itself a rather nasty reputation in the department of child abuse, and has been struggling to shake it ever since. Not helping this effort is a statement made by a highly prominent member of the United States clergy, Father Benedict Groeschel, host of the Christian TV Show, Sunday Night Prime.
During an Easter radio interview, comedian Nik Rabinowitz upset some listeners with his jokes. Highlights included referring to a “queer Jesus for the gay community” and a “pastor who had a potato stuck up his backside.” This morning the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) found complaints accusing these statements as “blasphemous” to be not valid.
The Vatican recently launched an investigation into seven priests from the Legion of Christ for abuse of minors, another two priests are being investigated for other crimes. This marks the first known Vatican action against priests following a similar, high-profile case.
The Catholic Church in Ireland has apologized after gay porn popped up on screen during a PowerPoint presentation by a priest at a primary school. Father Martin McVeigh was presenting a talk for parents in preparation for their kids’ First Holy Communion. But when he inserted a flash disk into his computer, images of man to man action popped up on screen.
Gabriele Amorth is the Vatican’s chief exorcist. And if he is to be believed, he’s pretty good at it with just under 70 000 banished evil spirits under his belt. He says yoga is the work of the devil and leads to a belief in Hinduism, which, in turn, leads to evil.
Susan Sarandon has really rubbed America’s largest Catholic civil rights organization up the wrong way. The actress raised eyebrows the other day when she referred to Pope Benedict as a “Nazi”, and the Catholic League is now lashing out at her. The league claims that what Susie said was positively obscene, showing “unparalleled ignorance”.
The Simpsons have been hiding a religious agenda, apparently. Sunday’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s daily broadsheet, declared that ”Not many people know it, and he does everything he can to hide it. But it’s true, Homer J. Simpson is Catholic.” I guess drawing conclusions from nonexistent evidence isn’t entirely new to the region.