Staff / TruthdigMay 8, 2007
The heads of Northern Ireland's main Protestant and Catholic political parties have joined together in an historic power-sharing government. Ian Paisley, leader of an anti-Catholic church, and Martin McGuinness, formerly of the IRA, will lead the new government. Both men have spent time in prison for their extremist roles in the conflict. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 15, 2006
Days after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed concerns over the proposed (but unfunded) 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, a high-ranking representative of the pope called the measure part of an "inhuman program." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 15, 2006
The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted overwhelmingly to back the Vatican's stand against gay sex, marriage and adoption. The group also renewed its opposition to contraception, though only 4 percent of Catholic Americans abide by the ban. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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Staff / TruthdigJul 26, 2006
William Donohue, executive director of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, began his appearance on "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday by swiping at the host with a ruler. After Colbert confiscated the ruler, Donohue went on to hit a home run for tolerance by challenging the nativity of Native Americans and the motives of Hollywood Jews. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 24, 2006
About 50 prominent religious leaders--including Catholic cardinals and archbishops -- have signed a petition in support of a constitutional amendment blocking same-sex marriages. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 31, 2006
A nationwide study finds that having strangers pray for heart patients does not help their health. In fact, the prayed-for are actually more likely to suffer complications. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 14, 2006
A French nun inflicted with Parkinson's disease is suddenly cured--after fellow nuns pray to the dead pope.
The Associated Press ran this story without a hint of irony or skepticism.
Check out Truthdig's Sam Harris for a little perspective. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 3, 2006
The founder of Domino's Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control.
Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism.
Couldn't the guy put his money where it's really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn't resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 19, 2006
The official Vatican newspaper lauds a judge in Pennsylvania for tossing intelligent design out of the classroom. Anyone hear the galloping of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? | story Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 31, 2005
In negotiating with a second wave of sexual abuse victims, the Catholic Church has "reverted to the bare-knuckles tactics it had long used to silence or marginalize them," critics tell the New York Times, "largely because public attention to the scandals had abated." Read the story. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )