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Category Archive: Catholic

Feb 09 2014

The Roman Catholic Church’s New Gaffe

I am tempted to call this article “You won’t believe what the Roman Catholic Church has done now!” Basically? The UN’s produced a report. A report whose TL:DR version boils down to “Why don’t you lot at the Roman Catholic Church have a look in the mirror and have a sodding word with yourself”. It …

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Jul 09 2013

Adoption

Wait? You want a day where religious people have more say than others? Where people who’s only qualification is “more” belief in a god and a grasp of latin to be making policy? And you want the UK to suddenly stop listening to the Church of England and listen to Catholics instead? You may as …

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Jun 19 2013

Domestic Violence, The Work Place and Catholic Values

At what point does someone else’s problem become our own problem? We all say “Well That’s What We Would Do” but doing something and saying you will do something are two entirely different beasts. But when you are holding yourself (or claiming that you are holding yourself) to higher values than the rest of us …

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Jun 05 2013

Ghostbuster

Ghostbusting has always been a big business. Let’s define it for a second. In this context I refer to the notion that people believe in intelligent beings that are not human or were human that either possess other humans or interfere in the way we live in some way. There has been a proliferation of …

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Mar 22 2013

Of Popes, Catholics and Atheism

It’s no secret that Atheism and Skepticism are rising movements. What was once a lose confederation of a lack of belief is more organised and more connected thanks to things like the Internet. Love him or hate him, the Pope is the world’s most influential religious leader. Due to his rank as the head of …

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Mar 06 2013

A Second Letter – Dear Cardinal O’Brien

Dear Cardinal O’Brien My first letter was extremely harsh. Well to be fair you deserved that harshness. You were utilising a position of power to denigrate and deny the basic right of happiness to a group of people based on prejudices created by a 2000 year old book. There are Gay Priests. There have to …

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Mar 06 2013

Repost – Dear Cardinal O’Brien

A Copy of the following Letter has been sent to Archdioscean office and Cardinal’s Residence as a voice of complaint against the letter written and published in the Sunday Telegraph by Cardinal O’Brien. If you wish to voice your complaints as well, please take the time to do so and I urge that there are no active threats. …

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Feb 22 2013

Reducing Abortion

Richard M. Doerflinger’s article on Washington Post has me intrigued. How do you reduce abortion? From a medical standpoint? Abortion can be a medical or a surgical procedure, each with specific risks. If we can control and totally reduce unwanted pregnancy we can eliminate these risks.

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Jan 16 2013

Oh Noes! Won’t Somebody Think of the Priests!

The priests of the UK have written a letter in opposition of Gay Marriage, So far it has 1000 signatures and says that allowing gays to get married will lead to persecution against Catholics. Repeat after me. No one is going to force priests to get married to each other. No one is going to …

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Jan 10 2013

Investigations of Child Abuse Halted In Germany

Well if you haven’t heard already, the current investigation into the abuse of children perpetrated by the Catholic Church in Germany has come to a halt. The reason? Well the lead researcher complained about the level of control the Church wanted over the investigation. According to the Church? According to them it was due to …

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