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Vatican Shocker: Pope to Resign for the First Time in 600 Years
World  (tags: Benedict XVI, pope, resignation, Rome, Vatican, catholic church )

- 1764 days ago -
Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by announcing he will step down as the leader of the Catholic Church at the end of the month, citing ill health.
Man Faces Death Threats and Jail for Pointing Out That Weeping Jesus "Miracle" Is Just Faulty Plumbing
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Catholic Church, crime, ethics, fanatics, freedoms, India, politics, religion, society, world )

- 1840 days ago -
Sanal Edamaruku arrived and established that this was not holy water so much as holey plumbing, the backlash was severe. The renowned rationalist was accused of blasphemy, charged with offences that carry a three-year prison sentence and eventually,-->
Irish Abortion Laws to Blame for Woman's Death, Say Parents
World  (tags: Abortion Rights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Catholic Church, conflict, death, ethics, freedoms, politics, world )

- 1851 days ago -
Savita Halappanavar's mother asks Dublin to explain actions of hospital as law expert says termination would have been lawful.
Mother Teresa, John Paul II, and the Fast-Track Saints
World  (tags: Mother Teresa, John Paul II, pope, saints, catholic church, catholic schools, catholicism, christianity, Christianity World, corruption, crime, ethics, lies )

- 3183 days ago -
Teresa's "hospitals" kept the poor in deplorable conditions, but she went to the best private hospitals when ill. She journeyed the globe to wage campaigns against divorce, abortion & birth control. Her soup kitchens fed 150, but she claimed up to 9,000.
Gaza Church Accuses De Facto Government of Banning Jerusalem Capital of Arab Culture Events in Strip
World  (tags: de facto government in Gaza, Capital of Arab Culture 2009, West Bank, East Jerusalem, Catholic church, israel, middle-east, palestine, terrorism, violence, conflict, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 3185 days ago -
The de facto government in Gaza has banned celebrations of Al-Quds Capital of Arab Culture 2009 in the Strip, according to Father Manuel Musallam, pastor of the Catholic church in the Gaza Strip, on Saturday. Father Musallam told Ma'an that the de fact
The Pope Vs Condoms - Avaaz.Org Petition
World  (tags: Pope Benedict XVI, condoms, public health, AIDS, AIDS prevention, Catholic Church, HIV, petition children, freedoms, society, humans, world )

- 3185 days ago -
Pope Benedict said that "[AIDS] cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems". We may not be able to ask the Catholic Church to change its broader position, but we are asking the Pope to stop actively speaki

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