Quantcast
 
Shroud of Turin Is A Fake, Say Scientists

Shroud of Turin Is A Fake, Say Scientists

By Kelly Weidman April 21, 2014

The Shroud of Turin, revered by many as proof positive of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is a fake, according to non-profit group The Skeptics Society. “It’s like Big Foot. Every time someone comes up with a new theory or …

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the resignation of embattled Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had been accepted. Pope Francis had temporarily expelled the German bishop from his diocese back in October, due to his $42.7 million project to build …

Pope Addresses Mobsters At Church Vigil Pope Addresses Mobsters At Church Vigil

If Italy’s mobsters won’t listen to reason, maybe they will listen to the Pope. Pope Francis was attending a prayer vigil at a Roman church for relatives of innocent people killed by mobsters when he gave the warning. The vigil …

Pope Francis Nominates Eight to Sex Abuse Commission Pope Francis Nominates Eight to Sex Abuse Commission

Eight members were chosen Saturday as advisors for the Vatican’s sex abuse policy. According to the CS Monitor, the Associated Press reported that Pope Francis’ elected members would be ahead of a commission panel, which would report any sexual assault …

Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican

On March 13, 2013, Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope. The announcement of a new Pope came at nighttime, as white smoke poured from the chimney and caused the crowd to cheer while waiting to see …

Pope Francis Marks One Year as Pontiff Pope Francis Marks One Year as Pontiff

Pope Francis is now one year into his tenure as Bishop of Rome and leader of the Catholic Church as a whole. And what a year it’s been! The past 12 months have seen more news come out of the …

Pope Hints At Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions Pope Hints At Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions

In an interview published on the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Serra, Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic Church’s position against same-sex marriage, but hinted that it may support same-sex civil unions. In the interview, Pope Francis said that matrimony is between …

Pope Drops F Bomb Accidentally During Speech Pope Drops F Bomb Accidentally During Speech

The Pope may need to ask for forgiveness from God and everyone else who heard his recent speech. While in the middle of giving the weekly blessing at the Vatican, Pope Francis accidentally dropped the F Bomb. Pope Francis was …

Pope Francis Drops Italian Equivalent of F-Bomb Pope Francis Drops Italian Equivalent of F-Bomb

Pope Francis dropped what is known as the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his Sunday address from the Vatican. While some are likely still sitting aghast at the pope’s potty mouth, this will likely serve to make the pontiff …

Pope’s Harley Will Be Auctioned Off On Thursday Pope’s Harley Will Be Auctioned Off On Thursday

We already know that Pope Francis is probably the most progressive Pope ever. He does have his own official Twitter page. But now you can add a little street-cred to the Pontiff’s resume as well. He owns a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. …

Pope Releases “Peace Doves”, Birds Attacked Pope Releases “Peace Doves”, Birds Attacked
· 3

It’s almost like something out a dark comedy. On Sunday, as thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square, two white doves were released by children. Standing next to them was Pope Francis himself. The gesture was meant to promote world peace. …

Pope Francis Says The Internet Is 'A Gift From God' Pope Francis Says The Internet Is 'A Gift From God'
· 4

For progressive Catholics and the progressive non-religious, Pope Francis has been a pretty bit hit in his first year in the papacy. Between his “judge ye not” stance on gays, advocacy for the poor, and disparaging remarks about capitalism as …

Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering
· 1

A former senior Vatican accountant who is already on house arrest is facing yet another charge for money laundering. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is currently facing separate charges from last year for smuggling 20m euros into Italy. However, on Tuesday, he, …

Pope Francis Encourages Breastfeeding at Mass Pope Francis Encourages Breastfeeding at Mass
· 1

It has been less than one year since Pope Francis was inaugurated, but in that time he has been hailed as one of the more liberal popes in recent history. After causing much uproar for refusing to judge homosexuals back …

Pope Francis Greatly Limits Use of “Monsignor” Title Pope Francis Greatly Limits Use of “Monsignor” Title
· 1

“I do believe the monsignor’s finally got the point.” – Connor MacManus, Boondock Saints Anyone who has watched a gangland film has heard the term “monsignor” used in relation to some priest in the neighborhood. In fact, in Hollywood’s version …

Pope Wishes All World Peace, Included Atheists Pope Wishes All World Peace, Included Atheists

The 77-year-old Pope Francis is full of surprises since he became the new residing pontiff of the Catholic Church. In his first Christmas address from the balcony at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square he made a broad call to the …

Time’s Person Of The Year: How It Began Time’s Person Of The Year: How It Began

Time Magazine has been releasing a “Person Of The Year” issue since 1927, and this year’s choice is widely agreed upon: Pope Francis. According to the magazine, the subject chosen for the cover is “the person or persons who most …