An atheist argues for preserving our religious roots.
Folks are having lotsa larfs at the expense of the Vatican’s official exorcist, who
…commented this week that the recent defamatory reporting on Pope Benedict XVI, especially by the New York Times, was “prompted by the devil.”
Father Amorth added that in instances of sexual abuse committed by some members of the clergy, the devil “uses” priests [...]
I’ll leave it to others more patient (and frankly, more interested) than I am to debunk the media malpractice coverage of the latest Vatican/sex abuse stories.
And “malpractice” isn’t too strong a word:
The Associated Press ran a story about how the mentally unstable man who shot Pope John Paul II believes that Benedict should resign.
Anyhow. I’ve [...]
As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, the Daily Beast’s James Carroll has a festive piece accusing the Catholic Church of a “shameful bid to rewrite Holocaust history.” The problem: Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration that Pope Pius XII, who “knew early on of Hitler’s plan for the Final Solution of the [...]