The Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

August 30th, 2018 4:30 PM
Sexual scandals and inappropriate behavior are as old as the Bible. I give you (1 Corinthians 5:1) in which Paul writes: “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife.” In more modern times, there have been sex scandals involving TV evangelists from Aimee Semple McPherson…

NYT Fires ‘Warning Shot for Hard-Line,’ ‘Ultraconservative’ Catholics

August 3rd, 2017 5:20 PM
Jason Horowitz, the New York Times’ most showily left-wing political reporter, made common cause with a piece making the rounds of Catholic intellectual circles singling out “ultraconservative” Trump-supporting conservatives as dangerous, in “From the Vatican, a Warning Shot for Hard-Line Catholics in the U.S.”
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Bernie: You Think I'm Radical? 'Read What the Pope Is Writing'

April 8th, 2016 9:26 AM
What does it say about Bernie Sanders--and the Pope--that when it comes to economics, Sanders sees Pope Francis as more "radical" than he is? Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Sanders discussed the news that he has been invited to visit the Vatican. Sanders mentioned that [other than on social issues] he is a "big, big fan of the Pope." Said Sanders: …

Rob Lowe Stars as Rude, Foulmouthed Priest in New NBC Show

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February 1st, 2016 8:00 AM
NBC’s You, Me and the Apocalypse centers around an eclectic cast of characters as they receive the news that a comet will hit the Earth in 34 days, ending all life on the planet. Rob Lowe stars as the chain-smoking, foulmouthed Father Jude, the Vatican’s newly re-empowered “Devil’s Advocate.”

Clash at Papal Summit Over Climate Change Shows Debate Turning 'Nasty'

April 28th, 2015 5:57 PM
During a press conference in Vatican City on Tuesday, people described as “papal heavies” interrupted “an awkward question” being asked by Marc Morano -- publisher of the skeptical Climate Depot website -- who wanted to know what Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, thinks about climate change deniers. According to an article written by James Dellingpole…

New Yorker Writer: The Pope, Unlike Cruz and Inhofe, Respects Science

November 16th, 2014 2:41 PM
Michael Specter comments that Francis “believes that science, rational thought, and data all play powerful and positive roles in human life,” but that the two GOP senators “seem as if they do not.”

NBC Touts 'Controversial Theories' About Pope's Resignation That Claim

March 8th, 2013 1:01 PM
On Friday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Lester Holt hyped unfounded speculation surrounding the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI: "More than a week after his resignation became official, there are still a lot of controversial theories about why Pope Benedict XVI stepped down. NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel is looking into them at the Vatican." [Listen to the…