Jesuits “Lied for Jesus” About This Priest For 40 Years…UPDATED

Defrocked Jesuit priest Donald McGuire leaves the Dirksen Courthouse in Chicago after a hearing in 2007. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / November 9, 2007)

As you might guess, this turns out badly.

It’s timely that I posted something earlier  about the sexual abuse scandals, whistleblowers, and how lying about them for Jesus has damaged the Church. And when I say Church, I mean the present, and future, faithful. Not the buildings, or the hierarchy. I mean the full Body of Christ in the world.

Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune has the scoop on how the headline above came to be from a story that hit the wires just a little while ago. [Read more...]

Meet the “Catholic Whistleblowers,” Learn the Fate of Father Fugee, and Revisit “Lying for Jesus”

You may recall the recent goings on in the Archdiocese of Newark related to the scandal of sexual abuse of minors. Well, a number of priests and religious have banded together to form a posse of sorts, and they call their little band of brethren the Catholic Whistleblowers. Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times shares the story up about them. [Read more...]

This Just In! IRS Seeking Agency Name Change…UPDATED

Their fetching new logo…

The IRS, seeking to shed its image as a benign, and somewhat boring, revenue collection agency of the US Government, has asked the President to allow the agency to be more suitably named.
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Kermit Gosnell Agrees To Serve Two Life Sentences

Thus avoiding the death penalty. More on that news here,

By Russell Goldman (@GoldmanRussell)

May 14, 2013

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell agreed today to serve two life sentences and waive his right to an appeal in order to avoid the possibility of being condemned to death. [Read more...]

Is It Just Me, Or Has This Been A Tough Week For The Obama Administration?

I mean, it’s so bad, even CNN’s Piers Morgan is seeing the light.


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Your Creepy, Post Gosnell Verdict, Quote of the Week, Courtesy of NARAL…

“Now, let’s make sure these women are vindicated by delivering what all women deserve: Access to the full range of health services including safe, high-quality and legal abortion care.”

–Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America [Read more...]

Sorry Forbes, But You Can’t Fool Papa Francis…

Knows bloat when he sees it, cuts costs at the Vatican Bank.

Pope Francis sent out a tweet I missed the other day. The howls of opprobrium started up immediately. [Read more...]

We Live On An Unusual Planet In An Unusual Solar System. That’s Two “Unusuals.”

Or so we thought…
Image Credit: Robert Krulwich/NPR

Yesterday, I was going on about the Sun. Today, Robert Krulwich, of NPR’s science desk, has a very interesting piece up today on a blog that is written and illustrated by him.

It’s called, Our Very Normal Solar System Isn’t Normal Anymore. [Read more...]

What’s The Sun Got To Do With That Weird Weather We’ve Been Having?

I don’t know, but it’s completely out of our hands. Maddening, isn’t it? [Read more...]

Bishop O’Connell Accepts Resignations of Youth Ministers Who Enabled Fr. Fugee, And Of Parish Pastor UPDATED

Fr. Michael Fugee, center, with his longtime friends Michael and Amy Lenehan.

The tremors out of the Archdiocese of Newark can still be felt. The latest news concerns the termination of lay youth ministers, Michael and Amy Lenehan, longtime friends of Fr. Fugee

Below is a copy of Bishop O’Connell’s e-mail to priests dated yesterday afternoon announcing the above developments. [Read more...]


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