Right Wing Bishop Forbids Communion, Last Rites for Gay People

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois has issued a decree forbidding priests from giving the last rites to gay couples and should even deny communion or confirmation to the children of such couples. Praise the lord and pass the bigotry. … [Read more...]

Trump Picks Callista Gingrich to be Vatican Ambassador

Donald Trump has decided to nominate Callista Gingrich, third wife of Newt, to be ambassador to the Vatican. She has no experience at all in diplomacy, like virtually everyone else Trump has nominated for such positions. But she's Catholic, which is apparently all that matters. … [Read more...]

Women Face Blasphemy Charges — in Spain

It seems blasphemy laws to protect the delicate feelings of religious people are not limited to Muslim countries. Three women in Spain are now facing possible jail time for the "religious hate crime" of making fun of a Catholic Easter parade. … [Read more...]

Local Catholic Wingnut Makes the New York Times

I don't know how familiar the rest of the country is with Michael Voris, head of the ultra-traditional right-wing Catholic group called the Church Militant, but he's now getting attention in the New York Times because Steve Bannon used that term in a speech at the Vatican a couple years ago. … [Read more...]

You Know What the World Needs Now? More ‘Exorcists’

The Catholic Church is concerned -- very concerned -- that they don't have enough "exorcists" to cast "demons" out of people now that an "army" of demons has used drugs and porn to possess vast numbers of people. Bob Larson to the white courtesy phone! … [Read more...]

First After School Satanist Club Draws Protests

The first student After School Satan Club in the country, at a school in Portland, had its first official meeting this week and it predictably drew lots of protesters outside the school clutching their pearls and freaking out over it. … [Read more...]

Catholic Diocese to Enforce Mandatory Displays of Nationalism

The Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey is warning football players at its high schools not to join in the protest against racial injustice prompted by Colin Kaepernick. The letter reminds them that they have no free speech rights in their schools. … [Read more...]

Donohue: Anti-Child Abuse Bill an Attempt to ‘Rape the Catholic Church’

The state of New York recently failed to pass the Child Victims Act, which would have extended the statute of limitations for child molestation by five years and allowed a window to file for older claims. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is positively giddy about that. … [Read more...]

Bill Donohue Belches Out Response to Reason Rally

Bill Donohue, the perpetually outraged head of the Catholic League, undoubtedly got himself all worked up into his usual red-faced lather before belching out this inane response to the "invasion" of Washington, DC by tens of thousands of atheists at the Reason Rally this weekend. … [Read more...]

Voris: God Gave My Mom Cancer to Make Me Stop Being Gay

Michael Voris, the incredibly hardcore Super Catholic from Michigan, posted a bizarre video to his Church Militant website in which he claims that God gave his mother cancer in order to stop him from being gay. And his mother prayed for that to happen. Because that's totally not fucked up or anything. … [Read more...]

Catholic Fundies Blame Priest Rape on ‘Feminized Boys’

Michael Voris is a far-far-far-right Catholic extremist here in Michigan who is prone to saying some truly appalling things. He runs the Church Militant site and put up a video complaining that altar girls make boys not like the liturgy and that the whole priestly rape thing is because Catholic women raised "feminized boys." … [Read more...]

Two Bishops Accused of Covering Up Rape of Hundreds of Children

An explosive report from a grand jury in Pennsylvania says that two bishops who presided over a diocese in that state covered up the abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests over the course of nearly five decades. Just another tragic chapter in a book full of horrific abuse of children by Catholic priests. … [Read more...]