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The Catholic Hierarchy’s Quest To Erase Same-Sex Marriages From The Universe

The Catholic Hierarchy’s Quest To Erase Same-Sex Marriages From The Universe | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago, the only Catholic President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, stressed the importance of separating church and state, imagining a nation “where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials.” Fast forward to the present where Rick Santorum — also Catholic — feels that mentality makes him throw up, and it’s clear how much power the Catholic Hierarchy is now exerting over the debate about equality.

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Catholic hypocrisy at its worst

Catholic hypocrisy at its worst | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Bishops condone much more direct contradictions of church dogma. The birth control uproar is a cynical power play.

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Gay bishop encounters protests in N.C.

Gay bishop encounters protests in N.C. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An openly gay Episcopalian bishop visited Charlotte, N.C., and preached inclusion while encountering protesters, observers said Monday.
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BishopAccountability.org - Documenting the Catholic Sexual Abuse and Financial Crisis

BishopAccountability.org - Documenting the Catholic Sexual Abuse and Financial Crisis | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Documenting the Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a matter of public record that U.S. bishops have knowingly transferred thousands of abusive priests into unsuspecting parishes and dioceses, placing fear of "scandal" ahead of the welfare of children. The bishops themselves have apologized for what they call their "mistake," but they say nothing about the crucial actions that constitute accountability.

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Bishop's child porn collection included Catholic imagery

Bishop's child porn collection included Catholic imagery | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Child pornography in the collection of disgraced Catholic bishop Raymond Lahey included graphic images of young boys wearing crucifixes and rosary beads, a Crown prosecutor told a judge Tuesday.
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'No Belgian church escaped sex abuse', finds investigation - Telegraph

'No Belgian church escaped sex abuse', finds investigation  - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Child sex abuse by clergy or church workers has taken place in every Roman Catholic congregation in Belgium, according to an independent commission investigating paedophilia allegations.
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Bishop calls on Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - Telegraph

Bishop calls on Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Roman Catholic Bishop has urged MPs “of Christian conscience” to rebel against their party leaderships and vote down plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

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Bishop accused of incitement to hatred in homily - National News - Independent.ie

Bishop accused of incitement to hatred in homily - National News - Independent.ie | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A HOMILY delivered at Knock shrine by the Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, is being investigated by the Director of Public Prosecutions following a formal complaint by a leading humanist who claims the sermon was an incitement to hatred.
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Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims

Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An upcoming book about Mitt Romney claims that the GOP presidential candidate, then a Mormon Bishop, once pressured a woman to give her unborn baby up for adoption.
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Catholic bishop criticises ruling on church liability for actions of priests

Catholic bishop criticises ruling on church liability for actions of priests | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Roman Catholic bishop has criticised a high court judge for ruling that the church can be held liable for the misconduct of priests, a judgment that could make it easier for victims of clerical sexual abuse to bring compensation claims.

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