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Pope Francis Removes Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor Decades Ago

Pope Francis removes priest for decades old sexual abuse of minor

Pope Francis has removed a veteran Iowa priest from the priesthood following a church investigation that revealed he sexually abused a minor decades ago. Father Howard Fitzgerald was on administrative leave since June, pending the findings of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the juvenile, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time…. Read more »

The Controversial Pope Francis: Are His Beliefs Compassionate Or Crazy?

Pope Francis Blesses Baby

Pope Francis has sparked controversy since his very first day as pope of the Roman Catholic Church. People love him or hate him. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. The outspokenness of Pope Francis regarding his liberal opinions on hot topics such as homosexuality, birth control, and Christianity in general have caused waves… Read more »

Ice Water Challenge: Orthodox Christians Re-enact Jesus Christ’s Baptism

baptism in the River Jordan

Orthodox Christians from around the world re-enacted Jesus Christ’s baptism this past weekend by taking an icy plunge in rivers to celebrate the Epiphany. Thousands of Orthodox Christians across Europe, Russia and North America plunged into the freezing water to commemorate this pivotal moment in Christ’s ministry. More than 10,000 Christians from all over the… Read more »

Punching Pastor Apologizes, Saying ‘I Do Not Condone Abuse’

Punching Pastor has apologized.

Eric Dammann, the ‘punching pastor’ who is the subject of a video that’s gone wildly viral, in which he describes punching a teenager in the chest for ‘not taking the Lord seriously,’ is responding. He says that the story was a bad example to use in a sermon, that he’s not okay with abuse, and… Read more »

Detroit Muslims’ Charity Largely Unnoticed As Anti-Islam Sentiment Rages

Detroit Muslims' charity evokes further verbal attacks.

While anti-Islam sentiment grows with the terror attacks in Paris, leading to the bombing of mosques and an influx of anti-Muslim cartoons in Detroit, Muslims’ charity and generosity has gone virtually without mention, except, perhaps, by those residents thanking their neighbors for keeping their water running. Two Muslim groups in Detroit have combined efforts to… Read more »

Twitter God: ‘Insult The Hell Out Of Me.’

Twitter God: go ahead and insult me, I can take it.

“Twitter God” – a social media account that tweets messages as though they come from the Christian God (or at least, from one depiction of him, as a sarcastic guy who doesn’t seem to be a fan of discrimination or, actually, religion) has been controversial more than once. In the light of the Charlie Hebdo… Read more »

Man Suspected Of Vandalizing Islamic Cultural Center: Hate Crime?

Hate Crime Involving Vandalism?

The family of a man suspected of vandalizing an Islamic cultural center are claiming that the alleged actions were taken as a result of a medical condition, and was not an actual hate crime. Asif Mohammad Khan, a 28-year-old California man, has been accused of committing vandalism on the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. The… Read more »

Pope Francis Announces 15 New Cardinals — None From U.S.

A new group of cardinals has been announced by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has announced 15 bishops and archbishops to be honored as cardinals, and it is a diverse group from around the world. The Pope said on Vatican Radio that he will hold a meeting of cardinals on February 14, and “will name 15 new Cardinals who, coming from 13 countries from every continent, manifest… Read more »