Tag Archives: the vatican

Saints and Scroungers

One of my favourite modern films is “Stigmata”. In it, a Catholic priest and debunker of miracles for the Holy See (Gabriel Byrne) stumbles across the case of an American hairdresser (Patricia Arquette) who appears to be exhibiting the signs of Stigmata despite living an unashamedly dissolute party-animal life and being a complete non-believer. What […]

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 […]