Pope Francis speaking in Hell
April 3rd, 2018

An Italian journalist set the media world ablaze last week when he reported that Pope Francis personally told him that “hell does not exist” during a private meeting. Scrambling, the Vatican press office quickly refuted reports that the pope denies one of the main tenants of the Catholic faith – eternal damnation. They insist the published transcript was not “a faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words.” Continue reading

Gay Catholic teacher marries partner
February 19th, 2018

Wedding bells on the weekend, fired first thing Monday morning. Not exactly the happily-ever-after that first-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi envisioned when she decided to tie the knot. The wedding went off without a hitch, and everything seemed to be great. … Continue reading

November 9th, 2017

A former nurse who worked in the hospital at Duke University has filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination. The woman, Sara Pedro, claims that Duke violated anti-discrimination laws by refusing to accommodate her religious objections to aiding in abortions, … Continue reading

Pope Francis speaks with reporters on the papal plane.
September 14th, 2017

In the wake of the White House’s decision to end the DACA program, Pope Francis had a sharp message for Donald Trump. If the president is truly “pro-life”, said Francis, then he cannot allow the children of immigrants – known commonly as “Dreamers” – to be thrown out of the country. Continue reading

Euthanasia injection
August 22nd, 2017

Pope Francis is trying to crack down on euthanasia in Catholic-run charity clinics. Earlier this month, he issued a decree ordering an organization in Belgium run by the Brothers of Charity to stop practicing euthanasia on patients in their psychiatric … Continue reading

Abuse in the Catholic Church
July 26th, 2017

In the latest sexual abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church, a shocking report reveals that more than 500 boys suffered physical and sexual abuse at an acclaimed Catholic choir school in Germany. The abuse took place over a period … Continue reading

A dish of Strozzapretti pasta
July 11th, 2017

Strozzapreti might look innocent enough – on the surface, it’s just another type of Italian pasta. However, this unassuming food has a dark untold history. The medium-sized corkscrew-shaped pasta noodles were created not only for scooping up those last bits … Continue reading

bigotry in religion
July 10th, 2017

A new study conducted by researchers in Belgium sought to find out how open-minded atheists and agnostics were compared their religious counterparts – and the results were surprising. There exists a common stereotype that people who are highly religious are … Continue reading

Girl Scouts holding cookies
May 5th, 2017

The Archdiocese of Kansas City has announced it is cutting ties with Girl Scouts because of its stance on abortion and connection to Planned Parenthood. Citing the group’s promotion of materials that are “reflective of many of the troubling trends … Continue reading

Filipino Catholics during the an annual religious procession
March 27th, 2017

Atheist groups in the Philippines are stealing tactics used by Christian missionaries in the hopes of boosting an atheist movement that has struggled to gain a foothold in the majority-Catholic country. Will it work to fight fire with fire? Continue reading