Mass Grave in Ireland Holds the Remains of 800 Out-of-Wedlock Children Who Died in the Care of Catholic Nuns

Years after a Galway-area Catholic home for unmarried Irish mothers closed its doors, two boys playing on the grounds made a gruesome discovery:

… partially broken concrete slabs covering a hollow — a disused septic tank — “filled to the brim with bones.”

So began the latest scandal to swirl around the Catholic Church, an institution whose reputation in Ireland and elsewhere is in tatters due to a gigantic child sex-abuse scandal and the subsequent cover-up. Irish Catholicism was also rocked by revelations about the cruelty and exploitation that were endemic in the Magdalene Laundries, which I previously wrote about here.



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Cruel Uncertainty: Will Apostate Meriam Ibrahim Be Freed From Death Row in Sudan?

On Saturday, Western media shared some very good news: following international protests, Meriam Ibrahim will be set free. The 27-year-old Sudanese woman was sentenced to death two weeks ago, found guilty of leaving Islam for Christianity. Both the charge and the punishment are downright nauseating:

Ms Ibrahim was raised a Christian by her mother and has refused to renounce the faith.

However, a court ruled earlier this month that she is Muslim because that was her father’s faith.

Her Christian marriage was annulled and she was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and death by hanging for renouncing Islam.

The adultery charge stems from the fact that a Sudanese court decided Ibrahim’s marriage is illegal, because her husband is a Christian. Under Sudan’s version of sharia, a Muslim woman may not marry a non-Muslim man. If she does, that’s considered adultery.



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Inspired by Abraham-and-Isaac Bible Story, Woman Murders Two-Year-Old Girl in Religious Test; ‘God Didn’t Stop Me’

One of the Bible’s most troubling passages is the one in which God asks Abraham to kill Isaac, his son. It went down something like this: It’s best to make fun of the Almighty’s sick challenge to Abraham, a test that, in addition to being immoral, makes no logical sense. After all, God is supposed [Read More...]

Pakistani Assassins Kill U.S. Doctor In Front of His Wife and Toddler Son… for Being the “Wrong” Kind of Muslim

Mehdi Ali Qamar spent his adult life helping others. The 50-year-old doctor from Lancaster, Ohio,

… regularly visited Pakistan, bringing with him medical equipment and supplies he collected in charity drives in the U.S., said his childhood friend Sultan Mubashir.



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South Carolina Bible College President is Placed Under Detention for Slavery and Exploitation

The Good Book condones slavery and exploitation in multiple chapters and verses, so Reginald Wayne Miller, the president and founder of South Carolina’s Cathedral Bible College, can still be considered a true man of the Bible. But if the charges against him are true, there’s something else he deserves to be called: a felon.

A judge put Miller on home detention and had him fitted with an electronic ankle monitor just days into an ongoing federal investigation. The probe allegedly revealed that the former pastor habitually forced foreign students to perform non-academic work on the campus and at his home for a pittance or for nothing; pay ranged from $0 to $50 a week. Prosecutors say that Miller retaliated against those who complained or refused, by blustering that he would cancel their student visas, in effect sending them packing to their country of origin.

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