Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco, is beside himself over the state of Rhode Island becoming the 10th state to legalize same-sex marriage. And he’s offering a transparently ridiculous argument in opposition to it. This is just staggeringly stupid and hypocritical:
Category Archive: Catholic Church
May 09 2013
May 07 2013
To listen to the apologists for the Catholic Church, the problem of pedophile priests and the church’s actions in covering up their crimes by moving them from parish to parish is an artifact of the distant past. Not so. The archbishop of Newark is apparently still doing it.
May 02 2013
The Catholic Church is fast tracking the canonization of Pope John Paul II, which could happen as early as later this year — a record time for the church to invent a bunch of nonsense about miracles. A council of doctors, none of them non-Catholic of course, has validated a second “miracle.”
Apr 22 2013
You may have heard by now that a Catholic school in Ohio fired a longtime teacher at the school because she’s lesbian. And the only reason they even found out about it was because she listed her partner in her mother’s obituary. That led a parent to inform the school and demand that she be …
Apr 11 2013
Wikileaks strikes again, releasing documents that show that the Vatican strongly supported brutal dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet of Chile after he overthrew Salvador Allende in 1973. And they communicated this to Henry Kissinger, then the secretary of state and also a supporter of Pinochet.
Mar 28 2013
A virtually unknown filmmaker has written a letter to Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, New York asking him to excommunicate Gov. Andrew Cuomo because of his support of reproductive rights. Unsurprisingly, the Worldnutdaily is promoting that nonsense:
Mar 26 2013
The New York Times has a very interesting report that the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, supported civil unions for gay couples in Argentina as a pragmatic means of stopping a drive for true marriage equality in that country (they legalized full marriage equality anyway).
Mar 22 2013
While Bill O’Reilly has long blathered on and on about the importance of stable families and traditional marriages, it seems his own divorce and custody fight has turned very ugly indeed. And the Catholic Church, to which he donates a great deal of money, seems to be helping him. Gawker has the details from legal …
Mar 20 2013
Within 24 hours of Cardinal Jorge Mari0 Bergoglio being named pope, I started seeing people sharing what was alleged to be a quote from him declaring that women were unfit for…well, almost everything other than being led around and told what to do by men. The “quote” that flew around Facebook among the ostensible skeptics:
Mar 19 2013
Perhaps the most bizarre argument offered by the anti-gay bigots is the claim that allowing gay people to form legally protected families through marriage is a plot to destroy all families. Unsurprisingly, a high-ranking Vatican official repeated this nonsense recently:
Mar 18 2013
Tim Drake tracks down the original source for a quote that has been circulating for a few years, usually attributed to Chicago Cardinal Francis George, that predicts anti-Catholic persecution. He confirmed with George that the quote is accurate and that he’s not backing down from it. Here’s what the cardinal told him about what he’d …
Mar 15 2013
I sometimes complain that PZ gets all the crazy email and I don’t get nearly as much as I deserve. Boy, did I hit the jackpot with this one though. A guy named Matt Wykoff, a really hardcore traditionalist Catholic (see his website), sent me an email telling me that I’ve been found guilty by …
Mar 14 2013
The conclave to select the next pope is over and, as always, it was quite an amusing affair. We’ve got pomp and circumstance, lots of funny hats, social media blackouts and high-tech sweeps for listening devices in the Sistine Chapel. And lots of political maneuvering:
Mar 06 2013
As the conclave of cardinals meets in Rome to choose a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI, there’s a new report out that says the Vatican wiretapped many high church officials as part of an investigation into who had leaked documents to the press about the outgoing pontiff.