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Catholic Bishop Resigns Over Secret Family

It certainly is difficult to uphold a vow of celibacy when confronted by the contradictory evidence embodied in two teenage children, and this is the reason why a Los Angeles-area bishop, Gabino Zavala, recently resigned from his vaunted position within the Catholic Church. 

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 READ MORE


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Pope Doesn’t Let Irish Bishops Resign

Two Catholic bishops in Ireland attempted to resign late last year in the midst of a scandal about widespread sexual abuse occurring in their Dublin diocese, but Pope Benedict XVI wasn’t having it.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE


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Pope Threatens to Cancel U.K. Trip

It seems the pope can’t take a joke. The Vatican is threatening to cancel a visit to Britain by Benedict XVI after a leaked Foreign Office memo gave suggestions that included a “Benedict condom.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 READ MORE


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European Catholic Clergy Faces Fallout From Sex Scandal

Two more high-profile figures are paying the price for their parts, however direct or oblique, in the child abuse scandal still rippling through the ranks of the Catholic church. By Thursday, the Vatican had officially retired ...

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 READ MORE


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Catholic Bishop ‘Can See the Arguments’ for Condoms in Third World

The highest-ranking Catholic clergyman in England and Wales, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, has made the slightest of admissions that he understands why contraception use may seem, well, useful under certain conditions—such as poverty, for example.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Pope Accepts Irish Bishop’s Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has OK’d the resignation of Bishop John Magee, an Irish clergyman who had held prominent positions within the Catholic Church for decades and whose diocese was rocked by allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy ranging from at least the mid-1990s.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE


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Irish Bishops Called on the Carpet

The long-running clergy sexual abuse scandal within Dublin’s Archdiocese is still the Catholic Church’s problem, and on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI met with Irish bishops for the first part of a two-day strategy and damage-control session at the Vatican.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Episcopal Church Making Progress on LGBT Rights

Although it doesn’t look like the Church of England is getting with the program at the moment, its American counterpart, the Episcopal Church, is preparing to officially perform same-sex marriages and to approve gay and lesbian bishops. One openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, was ordained in 2003.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 READ MORE


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Pope Admits Vatican’s Mistake in Holocaust Controversy

The Vatican is about to become a more Web-savvy institution, according to Benedict XVI. The pope issued a public statement Friday acknowledging that the Holy See failed to investigate the background of Holocaust-denying British Bishop Richard Williamson before formally welcoming him back into the Church’s good graces in January.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009 READ MORE


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Consider the Source

Now a lot of folk will go along with the line that the Holy Father is so stupid—so utterly out of touch with Planet Earth—that he has no idea how disastrously his actions are received. Hmmm. Well, I wonder.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Holocaust Bishop’ Ordered to Recant

With a media-dubbed moniker that doesn’t look good for either party, the “Holocaust Bishop”—a British bishop recently un-excommunicated by the pope—is being told by the Vatican to recant his views after news broke that he “believe[s] there were no gas chambers [during World War II].”

Posted on Feb 4, 2009 READ MORE


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Bishop Robinson’s Invocation Cut From HBO’s Telecast

Here’s the footage of openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson’s invocation, which he delivered Sunday before the inaugural concert festivities began—and which was not included in HBO’s special broadcast of the show. But was it the network’s choice or Team Obama’s?

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 READ MORE


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Obama Asks Gay Bishop to Lead Pre-Inaugural Prayer

Clearly Barack Obama and his legion of inauguration planners have registered the gay community’s dismay over the selection of the Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation on Jan. 20, as Obama has tapped the openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson to lead the prayer session at an event two days prior.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 READ MORE


Catholics Can’t Vote for Obama?

In a last-ditch attempt to derail Latino support for Obama, an anti-abortion crusader and an activist against illegal immigration have teamed up to send a retired Texas bishop’s message to nearly 3 million Latino voters by e-mail and to even more by radio.

Posted on Nov 2, 2008 READ MORE


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Sexuality Debate Divides Anglican Bishops

Here’s the condensed version of this story: A once-per-decade Anglican bishop conference looms in Canterbury, England; some bishops are upset due to growing acceptance of homosexuality in Anglican-affiliated churches; said bishops decide to boycott Canterbury conference and start their own in Jerusalem. So there!

Posted on Jun 20, 2008 READ MORE


Episcopalians Reject Ban on Gay Bishops

Proof that not all religious groups are reflexively hateful and intolerant of homosexuality.

Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


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