Weekly World Religious News

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Abuse is the theme this week. Over and over, stories of religious abuse emerge. People in positions of trust continue to abuse such positions and often the religious response is to cover it all up and pretend it has not happened. During the past seven days the following tragic stories have emerged. Item 1 – Pastor … Read more

Top 3 Weekly Weird Religious News Items

The term “weird” is perhaps a relative term. Often ideas that are highly unusual and bizarre will be appropriated culturally and so they become accepted as normal and not weird. Belief often operates as a mini-culture that is distinctly different and so it can and does contain things that our wider society will recognise as … Read more

Is there still ongoing Clerical Abuse and Cover up?

The TL:DR; answer is that yes, it is indeed still ongoing and it is still being covered up. The prevailing myth is that it is all in the past and with a new Pope in charge and a new set of rules in place, it is history, a rather dark abhorrent one, but still history. Alas no, … Read more

Catholic Church refuses to divest schools or respect human rights in Ireland

Atheist Ireland reports on the latest developments … It is increasingly clear that the Catholic Church will not divest any schools to other patron bodies unless they are forced to do so. In fact they have reinforced their position of opposing human rights standards in education, by rejecting the Toledo Guiding Principles. Even Prof John Coolahan … Read more

Archbishop claims he did not know sex with Children was a crime

Archbishop Robert Carlson has been making a few rather weird claims, no not the god turns into a cracker bit, but rather assertions regarding him having a complete lack of any kind of moral compass. The context here is that he has been deposed as part of a lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese and the Diocese … Read more

Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

I simply cannot let this pass without saying something, especially since I am myself born and bred in Ireland. As you are no doubt aware, a rather horrendous discovery has been recently made, a rather large number of unidentified remains were discovered in a water tank close to the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Galway.  So how did all this come … Read more