Pope Francis and cardinals at the Vatican
June 17th, 2019

Apparently feeling threatened by the growing popularity of progressive views on gender and sexual orientation, the Vatican is trying to promote a “positive and prudent sexual education” which stresses to students the “full original truth of masculinity and femininity.” Continue reading

In the Closet of the Vatican book
February 21st, 2019

According to French journalist and author Frédéric Martel, the Vatican is a veritable mecca of closeted gay men. “Even in San Francisco’s Castro” he writes, there aren’t “quite as many gays.” Martel’s new book, titled ‘In the Closet of the Vatican,’ hits store shelves today. Continue reading

Catholic priests gathering to pray
January 2nd, 2019

Catholic bishops from across the U.S. are meeting in Chicago for a week-long retreat that will focus on the clergy sexual abuse scandal that continues to plague the Church. Sounds promising, right? Well, there’s a catch. The bishops have been forbidden to enact new policies, instead focusing on prayer as a solution. Continue reading

The Nun poster
October 26th, 2018

Horror flick ‘The Nun’ hit movie theaters this fall, and some critics latched onto the demonic possession scenes in the movie as a metaphor for the plague of scandals infesting the Catholic Church. Continue reading

Satan in hell
October 10th, 2018

As the fallout from the clergy abuse scandal continues to plague the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is now blaming the church’s problems on a familiar adversary: Satan himself. Continue reading

Pope Francis angry face
September 14th, 2018

The Vatican sex scandal has officially gone global, forcing Pope Francis to summon the world’s top bishops to Rome to figure out how to end the abuse. Will they come up with a tangible plan to protect children, or just another flimsy set of promises that fail to address the root problem? Continue reading

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

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

A controversial shirt that uses the pope's image.
March 6th, 2017

The Vatican has a problem: Pope Francis is too popular. While it’s always been common for the pope to be venerated on flags and medals, companies today want to use his name on products and buildings. Now the Vatican has had enough, and they’re pushing back. Continue reading

Pope Francis has taken a hard-line stance against Catholic women in leadership positions.
November 4th, 2016

The Question Well, Pope Francis certainly didn’t beat around the bush. Earlier this week, a reporter posed a question to the pontiff. Reporter: “Is it realistic to think that there might be women priests also in the Catholic Church in … Continue reading