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February 26, 2019

Update: For all my coverage of this story, also see the posts on May 2, 2018, Dec. 14, 2018, and Mar. 13, 2019, and Aug. 21, 2019.

Back in December, I wrote about reports that Cardinal George Pell had been found guilty by an Australian court on charges that he sexually...

February 22, 2019

Yesterday marked the beginning of a historic four-day summit being held at the Vatican focusing on the Catholic Church's ongoing abuse crisis.

The summit is not open to the public, although portions of the event are being live-streamed. Pope Francis opened the event wit...

February 20, 2019

On Monday, news broke that for the first time, the Vatican acknowledged secret rules for priests who break their vows of celibacy and father children.

The Vatican refused to reveal what these guidelines are (have to keep those secrets secret, after all), because they ar...

February 19, 2019

In the past month, there have been some interesting stories involving celebrities, churches, and what happens when celebrities who support specific churches are challenged about the doctrines of their faith.

First, on a broad level, we can start with this article publis...

February 17, 2019

Yesterday, the Vatican announced that Theodore McCarrick had been defrocked.

I wrote about McCarrick in June after he was initially removed from his position within the church. McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals in July.

McCarrick, who served as the Archbis...

February 13, 2019

The city of Portland, Oregon may soon offer protection for atheists and agnostics by law.

Current law protects individuals based on race, religion, skin color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation,...

February 11, 2019

A new report published by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News shows that almost 400 leaders within the Southern Baptist church have been accused of sexual misconduct in the last 20 years, and church leadership did nothing to protect potential victims.

The...

February 8, 2019

Pope Francis was traveling in the Middle East earlier this week. On Tuesday, he spoke to reporters about priests in the church sexually abusing nuns, and one instance where nuns were kept as sex slaves. 

Francis told reporters that Pope Benedict closed an enti...

February 5, 2019

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the United States. Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky at the time, refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs. She said she was acting "under God's author...

February 4, 2019

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said many stupid things since she assumed the role of press secretary for the White House. And now, in 2019, she is continuing that maddening trend.

In January, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, "Millennials and people, you...

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