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September 28, 2018

This is one of those stories I like to point to whenever someone tries to tell me that Pope Francis is a "good pope."

He is not. In many of my posts I have pointed out that while he has been good with public relations in the western world (until recently, at least), he...

September 26, 2018

The discovery of a letter, long thought lost, which was written by Galileo in 1613 has shown how the astronomer softened his language to avoid the church's ire.

Galileo Galilei was an Italian scientist, astronomer, and mathematician who lived in the 16th and 17th centur...

September 25, 2018

Last month I wrote about several scandals the Mormon Church is currently facing. One of those scandals involves Sam Young (Young is the good guy in this story).

Sam Young is a former bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He started the organization ...

September 21, 2018

Catholic parishioners in Pennsylvania are suing all eight dioceses in the state. They are claiming that Catholic leaders there systematically covered up sexual abuse committed by priests.

They have good evidence for that claim in the unprecedented grand jury report rele...

September 19, 2018

On a Fox News segment covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, and in particular, the deaths of more than 30 people, the question was asked, "Where is God in a hurricane?"

Father John Morris, a Fox News religion contributor, spoke about th...

September 17, 2018

New charges have been brought against a Michigan doctor who has been charged by federal prosecutors with female genital mutilation.

Three new victims have been identified. Prosecutors believe that the doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, mutilated the genitals of at least 100 girl...

September 14, 2018

I cover a lot in today's post: a study out of Germany documenting priests abusing children, Pope Francis meeting with church leaders from the U.S., and the resignation of a priest in West Virginia over sexual harassment allegations.

Our first story is a leaked stud...

September 12, 2018

The Catholic Church is currently facing a scandal of historic proportions in the United States. A grand jury report in Pennsylvania revealed the details of 70 years of abuse committed by more than 300 priests. There were more than 1,000 victims. Several more states are...

September 10, 2018

On Thursday last week, the New York attorney general's office subpoenaed all the Catholic dioceses in the state. This makes the state of New York the latest one to examine the Catholic Church in the wake of last month's grand jury report out of Pennsylvania.

The report...

September 7, 2018

It feels like so long ago now, what with all the insanity we are confronted with on a day-to-day basis, but back in October of last year, I wrote about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia promising a return to "moderate Islam" in his country. Given that ju...

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