He has truly lived his vow of poverty,” said Father Thomas Reese, a sociologist and author of Inside the Vatican, serving as a media commentator at the Holy See Press Office this week. “He was very progressive on social justice, fighting the Argentin
After a right-wing coup crushed the reforms of Vatican II, one scholar says the last two popes are illegitimate
Jorge Bergoglio, a Jesuit from Argentina, was named as the new pope this evening, becoming the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He took the name Francis I.
White smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel today and the bells of St. Peter's Basilica are ringing, signifying that a new pope has been elected to head the world's Catholic Church. A roar of cheers arose from the thousands of people
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay nearly $10 million to settle four cases alleging abuse by a now-defrocked priest who told Cardinal Roger Mahony nearly 30 years ago he had molested children, attorneys confirmed on Tuesday.
NBC News' Richard Engel talks to Gianluigi Nuzzi, one of Italy's top investigative journalists, about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Nuzzi's interviews with Benedict's whistleblower butler led to the Vatileaks scandal. Nuzzi and others allege
Hundreds of Christians protesting the burning of their homes by a Muslim mob over alleged blasphemous remarks made against the Islam's Prophet Muhammad clashed with police on Sunday in eastern and southern Pakistan.
The resolution of a lengthy legal battle over homes and land owned by a polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs crept forward, when a Utah judge gave initial approval for the creation of a trustees board to oversee the properties on the Utah-Arizona bord
“Some factors are rudimentary: a man of faith and prayer, a good track record, a man with languages. I think we need somebody who is a strategist, a decision-maker, a planner, somebody who has got strong pastoral capacities already demonstrated so th
For those prophets for liberty out there who are frustrated with most people’s inability to grasp the possibility of life without the state, libertarian anarchist Albert Jay Nock’s essay titled, Isiah’s Job is a must read. In the essay, Nock compare
“The true founder of anarchy was Jesus Christ and … the first anarchist society was that of the apostles.”
Most of us are taught from childhood to respect and obey the law. On the whole, Americans are law-abiding people. This is only fitting for a nation that was built on the principles of law. Remember, at our core, this is supposed to be a “nation of la
Each side blames the errors of the other for the troubles of the church. So the sex abuse scandal is either due to authoritarian clergy and a corrupt culture of celibacy, or to liberal slackness. The fall in attendance is either due to the refusal of
It is no hyperbole to say that what we do–or don’t do–now will determine the state of freedom in America for the next 50 years or more. To make no decision is to decide for tyranny.
Ireland ignored the mistreatment of thousands of women who were incarcerated within Catholic nun-operated laundries and must pay the survivors compensation, the Prime Minister said in an emotional state apology for the abuses in the
There is turmoil among some Catholics due to the announced resignation of Pope Benedict. It reminds me of the sadness, dismay, disappointment and sometimes shock I saw in many a Christian following the 2012 presidential election.
Italian prosecutors say a Ferrari-driving lawyer who defrauded insurance companies used the priest as a frontman, with Palumbo stashing the illicit cash inside the secretive Vatican Bank.
A Kentucky pastor says that the state of Tennessee was wrong to confiscate 5 poisonous snakes that were intended for worship services and he wants them back. Pastor Gregory Coots was on his way back from purchasing the snakes
At approximately 8:30 AM on February 13, 2001, Federal Marshals carried out a well planned raid on IBT ...
No one did more to successfully address the problem of priestly sexual abuse than Joseph Ratzinger. Just weeks before he was chosen to be the new pope, he spoke bluntly about this issue: “How much filth there is in the Church, and even among those wh
Benedict XVI Becomes First Pontiff to Step Down in Six Centuries, Citing Age, Illness
The Stockholm syndrome is a severe form of a psychological phenomenon known as dissociation. It is the mind's survival mechanism, the way trauma victims convince themselves that "this isn't happening". Mohammed discovered it by accident.
The 2013 inaugural of President Barack Hussein Obama will forever be known as the year that a President went shopping for clerics ...
After reading this article you will sadly come to the conclusion that anti-Semitism is unfortunately still alive and very well in Europe and the phrase Never Again may simply be a phrase if Jews sit back and allow it to happen.
It is time to recognize that traditional Islam is backward, bloody, brutal and beastlike. . . .
Who is God? What is God? Where did God come from? How did God invent Itself? Is God a gray-haired old man with a silver beard sitting on a throne? Is God a beautiful woman in a flowing gown standing on a pedestal? Does God think?
Hello Pastor Anderson, My name is Zaidali and I am a 21 year old student from India. As my name suggests I am a practicing Muslim and I love my Christian brothers and sisters, especially awake humans like yourself, Alex Jones to name a few. I was rRead Letter
The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse. Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Mahony
...Jesus told his disciples, “But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” (Luke 22:36 KJV)
It was in the remote south of the forest in the summer of 1978. A helicopter sent to find a safe spot to land a party of geologists was skimming the treeline a hundred or so miles from the Mongolian border when it dropped into the thickly wooded vall