Kristina Keneally Should Stop Crying

Kristina Keneally’s article, “When I First Heard Tim Minchin’s Song about Cardinal Pell, I Laughed. Then I Started Crying,” is pathetic, but Keneally deserves criticism not sympathy. Keneally describes herself as a Catholic and a public critic of Cardinal Pell and the Catholic church on its handling of cases of … Continue reading

“Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” – Tim Minchin

Tim Minchen risks angering the Roman Catholic Church and prominent Australian cardinal George Pell with his latest charity single “Come Home (Cardinal Pell).” Minchin has pledged that the proceeds from the controversial song’s sale will go to the gofundme page set up to help clerical abuse victims fly to Rome … Continue reading

The Catholic Church Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks.

A colleague from the Canadian atheist, secular, humanist, freethinking community alerted me to the article “Paris Attacks in God’s Name ‘Blasphemy’” using the subject line “Ironic News article”: The militants behind the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people are “violating the image of God” by claiming to carry out … Continue reading

Happy Holy-Ween?

If you thought Halloween was just a harmless occasion for dressing up like your favourite celebrity while skull-shaped celestial objects hurtled past overhead, think again. Experts understand that this seemingly lighthearted celebration is fraught with little-known hazards. Rome’s chief exorcist, Gabriel Amorth, has warned of a danger to young people … Continue reading

Stop Ontario Catholic Schools!

In a post on Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, which is “holding public hearings to evaluate claims by survivors of child sexual abuse perpetrated at Catholic institutions,” Jack says secular governments around the world may need to give some serious consideration of how best to … Continue reading

Recommended Reading

Heather Hastie, who comments on Canadian Atheist, has her own website: Heather’s Homilies. Hastie’s November 13th homily “The Roman Catholic Church Loses the Plot in Kenya” is recommended reading: The Roman Catholic Church is responsible for the agony and death of millions of those infected with HIV/AIDS in Africa because they forbade … Continue reading

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