What’s scandalous and evil, Archbishop Cordileone?

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To: Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco Your Excellency, you have denounced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for perpetrating “grave evil” and causing “scandal” because she supports abortion rights and Roe v. Wade. You are consequently denying Pelosi “Holy Communion” — an officious action by the Church that overtly interferes with politics. Nancy Pelosi deserves not censure […]

Europe’s sectarian wars lasted forever

Reformation Wars What’s scandalous and evil, Archbishop Cordileone?

Rampant corruption and greed in the medieval Catholic Church triggered the Reformation, which spawned a never-ending bloodbath of Catholic-Protestant wars in Europe. A preliminary rebellion erupted in the 1400s when Czech priest John Hus protested the sale of indulgences (paid forgiveness for sins) and denounced Vatican immorality. He drew followers, some of whom were executed. […]

Congressional success, avoiding bad thinking, the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church

VoiceOfReason What’s scandalous and evil, Archbishop Cordileone?

Even a regular week for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation is crammed full of activity. We followed up on our mobilization against the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month with an analysis revealing our effectiveness. Only five House Democrats and 11 Republicans were listed this year as “honorary House Committee” members, we emphasized. […]

The Catholic Church’s baptism recall is all wet

VoiceOfReason What’s scandalous and evil, Archbishop Cordileone?

I know affirmed pronouns are important these days, but isn’t the Catholic Church taking pronoun awareness to extremes? The Church has decreed that 16 years of baptisms are invalid simply because a priest used the wrong pronoun! When this story broke last week, it made the email rounds at our office. “That’s the first time […]

“The Borgias” reveals medieval Vatican to be a crime scene

The Borgias What’s scandalous and evil, Archbishop Cordileone?

Editor’s Note: The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its staff would like to wish a Very Happy Birthday to Jim Haught, who turned 90 this week! While they posed as pillars of piety, many medieval popes were depraved criminals. Sergius III (reigned 904-911) allegedly had two papal rivals strangled in prison. John XII (955-964) openly […]

Being childfree is not selfish

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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

Religious Harm Web What’s scandalous and evil, Archbishop Cordileone?

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

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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

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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 […]