Pope Francis Calls For Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples: ‘They’re Children Of God’

Pope Francis has officially endorsed “civil unions” for same-sex couples. The Catholic Church’s official teachings have never supported gay marriage. As The Associated Press wrote, the Vatican maintains that gay individuals must be treated respectfully, but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” His Holiness made the comments, which are in stark contrast to Vatican law […]

Mike Pompeo Attacks Pope Francis & The ‘Moral Authority’ Of The Vatican Amidst Potential Deal With China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit out at Pope Francis following the news that diplomats from the Holy See are meeting later this month with members of the Chinese Communist Party to renew a two-year-old agreement between China and the Vatican. Though the Middle Kingdom nominally adheres to the principle of religious freedom, it […]

Deirdre ‘Dede’ Byrne: Who Is The Nun & Surgeon Speaking At The 2020 RNC?

Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne will be one of the featured speakers at the third day of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. While no details have been given about the content of her RNC speech, she will likely detail her unique background that saw her serve as a surgeon, soldier and nun. President Donald Trump […]

China Is Offering Rewards For Reporting Underground Churches In Latest Religious Crackdown

Reports are claiming that the Communist Party in China has begun a new program throughout the country that offers a substantial monetary award to those who report and identify home churches in their communities. According to the Catholic News Agency, the directive was tested earlier this year in the province of Heilongjiang. Citizens of the […]

Prominent New York Cathedral Marred By Protest Graffiti

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City was the target of vandalism and was photographed with profanities scrawled across its side. The desecration was spotted by a New York Post reporter around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the Post, the graffiti appears on one wall on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street read “F–k F–k” […]

Pope Francis Declines To Allow Married Priests In Amazon Region, Where There’s A Severe Shortage

Pope Francis has declined to allow married priests in the Amazon region, a part of the world where there are so few Catholic priests that some faithful will go for months without being able to celebrate Mass with an ordained priest, CNN reports. On Wednesday, the pontiff released his long-anticipated, four-chapter report about the church’s […]

Hours Before Pope Francis Called Mistreatment Of Women ‘Profane,’ He Slapped A Woman’s Hand And Yelled At Her

Just hours before his traditional New Year’s Day homily at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, in which he condemned “every form of violence” against women, Pope Francis was purportedly caught on video slapping the hand of a woman in St. Peter’s Square and shouting at her. The incident reportedly occurred as the pope was […]

Jack Wilson, Hero Reserve Deputy In Texas, Releases Statement: ‘I Had To Take Out An Active Shooter In Church’

Jack Wilson, the volunteer security member, former reserve deputy sheriff, and firearms instructor who killed the gunman that opened fire in a Texas church Sunday, released a statement about his actions on Facebook and thanked those who have sent him prayers, CNN reports. “The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a […]

Maison Hullibarger’s Parents Sue Archdiocese Of Detroit After Priest Said Son May Go To Hell During Funeral

The parents of a young man who committed suicide are suing the archdiocese of the Catholic priest who spent much of the funeral condemning suicide and suggesting that the man might go to hell, USA Today reports. Maison Hullibarger took his own life in 2018. In arranging his funeral, his grieving parents asked the Rev. […]

Vatican Is Training More Priests In Exorcism Rites, As Requests For The Procedure Are On The Increase

The Vatican is training more priests in the process of performing exorcisms, as demand for the ancient rite is on the rise, Columbus, Ohio’s WBNS-TV reports. Father Vincent Lambert from Brookville, Indiana, seems to have unwittingly become the face of exorcism in his part of the Midwest. He spent three months in Rome, training in […]

Madonna Thinks Jesus Would Have Supported Abortion

The former Pop Queen Madonna is 60-years-old now but is still making headlines. During an interview on Tuesday with Australian talk show host Andrew Denton, she made some pretty controversial remarks about abortion and reproductive rights. Madonna, who actually grew up in the Catholic faith, questions some of the Catholic Church’s doctrines now and isn’t […]

What Prince George Can Do That No Monarch Has Done For 350 Years

Prince George follows his father, Prince William, making him third in the line of succession to the British throne, but he will be the first monarch in 350 years to be able to marry a Catholic rather than a member of the Church of England. Express says that not since King James II has a […]

Catholic Church Has A Secret Method For Dealing With Priests Who Father Children, Vatican Confirms

The Catholic Church has a secret document that lays out instructions for priests who father children in spite of their vows of celibacy, CBS News is reporting. The document specifically states that such a priest must first consider the needs of the child over his devotion to the Church. For 900 years, the Church has […]

Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Found Guilty Of Sexual Abuse, Dismissed From Priesthood

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked. CNN reports that the Vatican has found McCarrick, 88, guilty of sexually abusing minors. As the former head of the Archdiocese in Washington, McCarrick was once a very powerful figure in the U.S. Catholic Church. The verdict now makes him the most senior Catholic clergyman to be removed […]

Catholic Diocese Of Baton Rouge To Release List Of All Priests Accused Of Abuse

Later this week, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will release a list of clergy members who have been accused of abuse. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Baton Rouge Bishop Michael Duca will release the names of those who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The announcement was made in […]

Nuns Shockingly Accused Of Abuse In Case Reminiscent Of Priests’ Scandal

An unfathomable number of priests across the country have found themselves thrust into the spotlight after being accused of unspeakable crimes involving children. In Illinois alone, 690 priests have been blamed for abuse against children, a report has shown. But a secret has emerged, thrusting the Catholic church into the criminal lineup again. This time, […]

Evidence Of Reincarnation Was Removed From The Bible By The Catholic Church, Claims Scholar

A shocking claim suggests the Bible once contained evidence of the concept of reincarnation but was purged of such “blasphemy” thousands of years ago by the Catholic church. The belief in reincarnation is as old as the hills. The feeling we’ve been here before is nothing new, but the cycle of life, death, and rebirth […]

New Pokemon Go Clone Has Players Collecting Catholic Saints

A new game application, Follow JC Go, is the Catholic Church’s newest attempt to reach out to Generation Z, according to The Verge. The Vatican is not directly linked with this new game, but Pope Francis is noted as being a huge fan of the idea. For those who haven’t heard of the game, it […]

US Justice Department Launches Further Investigation Into Clergy Sex Abuse In Pennsylvania

The U.S. Justice Department has opened up an investigation into the reported child abuse scandal currently rocking the Catholic Church by serving subpoenas to churches across the state of Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. The deep dive into Pennsylvania churches comes after an August state grand jury report that revealed rampant sex abuse from […]

Pope Francis Accepts Washington Archbishop Wuerl’s Resignation

Pope Francis Friday reportedly accepted the resignation of Washington D.C. archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl after a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report charged him with covering up years of sexual abuse by priests, according to the New York Times. But Pope Francis said that Wuerl, a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, would stay on as […]

Father Paul Kalchik Removed From Catholic Church After Burning Rainbow Flag

On September 14, Reverend Paul Kalchik of the Avondale Resurrection Catholic Church on the North Side of Chicago burned a rainbow flag that had been hanging in the church for several years. Saturday Cardinal Blasé Cupich announced that Kalchik had been removed as head of the church. Cupich released a letter that explained the move. […]

Legendary ‘Devil’ Letter Penned By Nun Claimed To Be Possessed By Satan Is Finally Translated

As famous correspondence goes, the legendary “Devil Letter” is in a league of its own. This misanthropic message from the abyss was allegedly written by a nun over 300 years ago. At the time, she was apparently possessed by the dark lord himself, and according to The Mirror, the devil letter has finally been translated. […]

Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal Leads To Two More States Launching Investigations

Following a high profile investigation currently underway in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey both announced they were launching investigations into child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, reports the New York Times. The attorneys general of New York and New Jersey announced two separate investigations into the sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. […]

Vatican Removes Reference To ‘Psychiatric Help’ For Gay Children

Pope Francis has been surrounded by controversy lately. Recently, Inquisitr reported that he was accused by former Vatican official Carlo Maria Viganò of hiding evidence of sexual abuse and misconduct. Now, according to The Guardian, the Vatican has removed a comment by the pope from their website. The comment recommended that parents seek psychiatric help […]

Pope Francis Stays Silent Over Sex Abuse Claims

Pope Francis claims he will “not say one word” about the allegations from a retired Vatican official, Carlo Maria Viganò, stating he attempted to cover up evidence of sexual abuse from as early as two decades ago and that he should resign. The pope spoke to reporters while returning to Rome and said the testimony […]

Pope Francis Condemns Child Sex Abuse In The Catholic Church During Visit To Ireland

During his visit to Ireland on Saturday, Pope Francis condemned the historic record of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, calling such crimes “appalling,” and claiming that any outrage is “justified.” According to CNN, the Pope denounced this widespread clerical abuse and cover-ups within the church in a speech delivered to both religious and […]

Pope Francis’ Ireland Trip Will Include Meeting With Sexual Abuse Survivors

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will meet victims of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland on August 25 and 26. The Holy Father will also attend the Catholic World Meeting of Families in Dublin and visit Knock Shrine in Co Mayo. Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke noted that the meeting with clerical abuse […]

Pope Francis Pledges To End Catholic Church Cover-Ups Of Sexual Abuse

In an unprecedented letter released Monday, Pope Francis acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s decades-long failure to take action over the “atrocities” committed by priests against children, and demanded accountability from future leaders. “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” he wrote in his 2,000-word letter published in full […]

Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal ‘Obscene Lie’ According to Catholic League President

A Pennsylvania grand jury report was released last week detailing the child sexual abuse allegations against more than 300 Roman Catholic priests. The report claims that church leaders covered up the scandal. More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable, according to NBC News. Catholic League President Bill Donohue has written a commentary “debunking” the report, […]

Vatican Breaks Silence On Pennsylvania Grand Jury Abuse Report

According to CNN, the Vatican finally broke its silence on the Pennsylvania grand jury report on Thursday, which accuses more than 300 Catholic priests of child sexual abuse, dating all the way back to 1947. In response to the detailed report indicating decades of abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in the Catholic church, […]

Catholic Church Helps Molester Ex-Priest Get Disney Job, According To Grand Jury

As previously reported in The Inquisitr, a grand jury report about the Pennsylvania diocese covering up the sexual abuse suffered at the hands of 300 priests has shaken the world of the Catholic Church this week. But as CBS News reports, another disturbing chapter has come to light. The grand jury report alleges that the […]

Catholic Campus Minister Says Priest Abuse Scandal Is ‘Much Ado About Very Little’ And Will Blow Over Soon

A scathing report in Pennsylvania has unveiled a massive sex abuse scandal covered up by the Catholic Church that included more than 1,000 children as victims, but one campus minister at a Catholic institution reportedly believes it is “much ado about very little.” On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a report detailing a two-year […]

Argentina’s Senate Rejects Abortion Bill After Harrowing Debate

After a more than 16-hour debate, Argentina’s Senate has rejected legislation to legalize abortion for women up to 14 weeks pregnant, reports the BBC. The final verdict was 38 votes against the bill to 31 votes for it. Currently, Argentina allows abortion in cases of rape or for women facing serious health problems if they […]

Pope Francis Just Made A Major Change In Roman Catholic Teachings

On August 2, Pope Francis changed the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching to declare that the death penalty can never be sanctioned because it “attacks” the inherent dignity of all humans. In a statement by The Vatican, the pontiff changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church to reflect the new teachings. Prior to its revision, the […]

Cardinal McCarrick Resigns Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

According to The New York Times, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals on Saturday over accusations of sexual abuse, sentencing him to a “life of prayer and penance.” McCarrick, who is the first cardinal to resign over accusations of sexual abuse, was removed from the ministry last month […]

Rev. Michael Briese: Raging Priest Kicks Black Family Out Of Church During Funeral, Casket And All — See Video

A Catholic priest in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, flew into a rage and abruptly halted a funeral attended by hundreds on June 26, for a African-American woman whose dying request was to have her funeral in the same church where she was baptized as a child, according to a report by Washington, D.C., TV news station […]

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Removed From Ministry By Vatican Due To Decades-Old Sex Abuse Allegations

Retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick led the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., from 2001 to 2006. Today he revealed that he has been instructed not to publicly exercise his priestly ministry or activity until a final decision is made related to charges of sex abuse that have been brought against him. The instruction was given to him […]

Charged Catholic Priest In Delaware Claims Child Rape ‘Happened By Accident’

A former Catholic priest who was charged with child rape by a grand jury in Delaware this week has claimed that the entire thing was apparently an “accident.” John A. Sarro, the 76-year-old priest accused of rape, was recently interviewed by The News Journal of Wilmington where he explained that the entire event that occurred […]

Pope Francis Tells Mothers To Breastfeed Their Babies At The Sistine Chapel Amid The Stigma Attached To It

Pope Francis has once again proven that he is the “People’s Pope” after telling mothers of newly baptized children to breastfeed their babies at the Sistine Chapel if the need arises. The 266th Pope of the Catholic Church has made yet another statement that differentiates him from his predecessors as he urged mothers of 34 […]

Pope Francis Calls Indifference To The Needy A ‘Great Sin’

During his Sunday’s homily at the St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis did not mince his words when he criticized Christians who use the phrases “That doesn’t regard me; it’s not my business; it’s society’s problem” in the midst of the suffering of other people. The Supreme Pontiff called this “indifference” a “great sin.” The Pope […]

After 500 Years Of Martin Luther Reformation, Why Can’t Catholic Church Accept It?

On this day, October 31, Protestant churches around the world celebrated the 500 years of reformation as initiated by Martin Luther. For centuries, the Protestant movement has reshaped the world’s civilization and changed the culture. However, why can’t the Catholic Church accept the movement after five centuries? The Reformation culminated on October 31, 1517, when […]

After 40 Years, A Virginia Catholic Priest Reveals His Embarrassing Past As Ku Klux Klan Member

A Catholic priest in Virginia unveiled his dark past as a member of Ku Klux Klan and revealed that only God’s love can change the people. After admitting his embarrassing past, Rev. William Aitcheson steps down temporarily from his position in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington to settle his unpaid dues. Aitcheson admitted his […]

How The Italian Media Have Handled Accused Sex Offender Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric to face charges of historical sexual assault claims, and the Italian media is providing close coverage of the 76-year-old cleric and details of his latest setback. Earlier this week, Italian newspaper websites ran prominent pictures of Pell, and included footage of sex-abuse survivors in Australia who […]

Pope Francis Makes Interesting Statement By Replacing Conservative Doctrinal Chief

It’s been a rough few days for the Catholic Church. First, Australian Cardinal George Pell — the third-ranking official in the Holy See — was charged with sexual abuse after the police received several complaints from alleged victims. Pope Francis made a statement by refusing to have the Vatican pay for Cardinal Pell’s attorney fees, […]

Victoria Police Have Officially Charged Cardinal George Pell With Historic Sex Offences

Victoria Police have charged Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s highest member of the Catholic Church, with historic sex offences. The charges have arisen from multiple complainants, although the final decision was made by police to charge Pell. These charges relate to several complaints made over the last 18 months in relation to incidents occurring in the […]

Pope Francis: Forgive The Church For Our Role In The Rwandan Genocide

Pope Francis has been a history-making pope in that he often acknowledges sins and failings of the Catholic church. He continued that tradition after speaking with Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, and asking for forgiveness for the role the Catholic church played in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Pope Francis acknowledged that in some instances, even priests […]

Pope Francis: Fewer Children, Married Priests, An End To Catholic Doctrine?

In an increasingly secular society Pope Francis is charged with ensuring the survival of the Roman Catholic Church. For centuries, Pope’s have overseen the world’s most dominant religion. The Catholic Church has survived scandal after scandal. Pedophile priests, the forced immigration of children, and corrupt banking practices are just a few of the matters that […]

If The Bible Is True Does That Mean We’re Not Going To Mars?

Nothing in Christianity specifically prohibits space exploration or the colonization of other planets, but if what the Bible says is true, humans may not have time to reach Mars. The Bible refers to the end of the world in Revelations where it specifically describes the destruction of Earth, but humanity would need to be trapped […]

Can Religion Motivate Explorers To Colonize Mars? Does God Belong In Space?

Humans haven’t visited the moon since the 1970s and the recent surge in public support for a manned Mars mission may not be enough to motivate explorers to leave the comfort of Earth and colonize the red planet. Patriotism, profit, and science may not be enough to encourage thousands of people to leave Earth forever […]

Mother Teresa Remains An Inspiration To All: Archbishop Vigneron Quotes The Saint ‘Find Your Own Calcutta’

Mother Teresa,”saint of the gutters,” as she was dubbed recently by the Pope according to the Inquisitr, has been an inspiration to all, not just Catholics and not just Christians. Most Catholic and non-Catholic Teresa admirers appreciate that the Catholic Church recognized the faithful Mother as a saint, but many recognized it long before now, […]