Catholic Priest Sexually Abuses a Woman During Exorcism

An unnamed woman from Virginia was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest who was performing an “exorcism” on her years ago… but she’s fighting back. Jane Doe (as she is named in the law suit) is suing the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, its bishop Paul Loverde (who is not being accused of sexual assault), and pro-life group Human Life International (which [Read More...]

A Catholic Election Ad… with Fire

Catholics Called to Witness (“Inspiring Catholics to Live Their Faith”) released an extremely dramatic video about the upcoming presidential elections: The text reads as follows (emphasis theirs, and also note that their text is all in caps lock.  I wouldn’t subject you to that, though): In generations past, the church has always been able to [Read More...]

The Future Is Ours

If you’re feeling a little pessimistic about the world, watch this video. Trust me, you’ll feel better. The Future is Ours from Michael Marantz on Vimeo. [Read more...]

Support The Good Atheist’s Kickstarter!

I have a confession to make: I have never read the Bible.  I read Genesis for a lit class in college, but when I tried to power through some more, I nearly died of boredom. Jacob Fortin of feels our pain and has a solution. It’s called Bible Stories, and he is translating the Good [Read More...]

Do Bishops Speak For All Catholics?

On Sunday, published this letter-to-the-editor from Anita Ciannilli: To the Editor: I am a Catholic, and I support insurance coverage of contraception. I believe that I should be free to follow my faith and my conscience, and make the health care decisions that are best for me. Some people are saying that it’s an [Read More...]