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Head of Church Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85. The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest […]

Images of the Macabre and the Grotesque

Cardinal Keith O’Brien said countries which legalise gay marriage are “shaming themselves” by going against the “natural law,” and should not consider their actions “progress”. He claimed same sex unions were the “thin end of the wedge” and would lead to the “further degeneration of society into immorality.” In a series of controversial comments, he […]

Obscene Ear-Worm Du Jour

So NSFW we had to leave it until the weekend. Tim Minchin seems to be taking the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church quite personally… though with stories like this one I can rather see his point (and I did like the flasher can-can).

Saints Alive!

Mary MacKillop, who was born to Scottish parents, worked in often harsh conditions in the Outback and will become Australia’s first saint during a special Mass at the Vatican on Oct 17. An Australian documentary due to be aired a week before her canonisation claims that she was persecuted by the Catholic Church for denouncing […]

Tim o’Shanter

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has brushed off any concerns that there is a lack of enthusiasm for the Pope’s visit. Archbishop Vincent Nichols said he was sure “Catholics are looking forward to this visit very much indeed”. The archbishop’s comments came after it was revealed that thousands of […]

Church Swap

I can reveal that Dr Jeffrey John, the openly gay but celibate Dean of St Albans, has been blocked from becoming a bishop once again. He has not been chosen as the next Bishop of Southwark. Liberals will be dismayed that the Church has lost its nerve – but there is no reason for evangelicals […]

Ari and Mohammed are now friends

The Israeli military cancelled a planned raid on a Palestinian village after one of its soldiers posted details of the operation on Facebook. The unnamed soldier revealed the time and place of the raid and the name of his unit on the social networking site. He said on his status update that his unit planned […]

MONDAY FUNNIE: Pope Alone

The Pope will spend the next five days visiting various holy sites in Israel and the West Bank. See the link below for details on their location and his itinerary. – BBC News