Being childfree is not selfish

Catholic Church

It has been one week since Pope Francis labeled childfree people “selfish” and I am still not over it. If you were fortunate enough to miss it, I will fill you in: To an audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis explained that “We see that some people do not want to have a child … […]

Theologian admits religion does more harm than good

Surprisingly, an important theologian and Catholic scholar has admitted that all religions do more harm than good. Writing in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin a couple of years ago, Northwestern University Professor Robert Orsi delivered a blistering indictment titled: “The Study of Religion on the Other Side of Disgust.” He startingly stated, “On balance, in the […]

Vaccines, abortion rights, the Supreme Court & the missionary Big Oil nexus

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been concentrating on issues of critical importance this week. What can be more important than getting people vaccinated to help end the pandemic? This is why FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel argued in a new column for Religion Dispatches that vaccine mandates are constitutional, and religious […]

Religion is largely to blame for Catholic Church sex abuse scandal

We have learned something new and disturbing about France: The Roman Catholic Church has likely abused more than 300,000 French kids since 1950. That’s an average of one child every two hours for 70 years. That’s a staggering rate of abuse, only possible when a lot of bad actors have a lot of possible victims […]

The Texas abortion ban, the Supreme Court, the Catholic Church & Joel Osteen

We at Freedom From Religion Foundation pride ourselves on our rapid response to breaking events — and this week the emphasis was on rapid. We immediately cheered when news broke that Texas’ draconian six-week abortion ban has been temporarily halted by a federal judge. “Judge Robert Pitman commendably took the action that was the Supreme […]