Tag Archives: Catholic church

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Birth Control Coverage

    Feb 14, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *In the latest battle pitting democracy against theocracy, Obama’s healthcare program has taken center stage. At issue is the prospect of religious institutions contributing to the costs of birth control for people affiliated with them. The critical piece of this debate is about whether schools and hospitals, and other institutions supported and founded by the […]

  • New Changes in the Bible

    Mar 4, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments

    *The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has ordered up a new translation of the Bible, one it says is more accurate, more  accessible and more poetic. Now “booty,” a word that sets off snickers in Sunday school, will be replaced by the “spoils” of war when the newest edition of the New American Bible, the English-language […]

  • Catholic Theologians Call for an End to Celibacy

    Feb 8, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments

    *University theologians in Germany have called on the Catholic Church to abandon the vow of celibacy for priests, open up the clergy for women and accept gay couples. The 143 professors said the church must implement bold reforms because of “a crisis without precedent” following the discovery of widespread sexual and physical abuses by clergymen […]

  • Photo: Offensive Ice Cream Ad Gets Banned in Britain

    Nov 13, 10 by Brittney M. Walker 4 Comments

    *Europe is known for its edgy sense of fashion, artistic expression, and interesting adverts, to say the least. A recent British ad was quickly pulled by the country’s Advertising Standards Authority after a commercial depicted two priests getting ready to kiss passionately before sharing a tub of ice cream. The ad was for Italian company […]

  • Catholic Priest Accused of Embezzlement

    Jun 21, 10 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *NBCconnecticut.com reports – A Catholic priest in Waterbury is accused of illegally taking $1 million from his parish for his personal use. Rev. Kevin Gray of Sacred Heart Church is now being investigated by the police. The Archdiocese of Hartford made the discovery after reviewing the church’s finances. The Archdiocese claims Rev. Gray took the […]

  • Catholic Church Abusive Personnel Cover-up

    May 7, 10 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Three years after Los Angeles Archdiocese agreed to the largest priest abuse settlement in U.S. history, a key element of that agreement — public release of accused priests’ personnel files — remains unfulfilled with no clear outlook on when the documents may be disclosed. For many who believed that church authorities had ignored or downplayed […]