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Freedom From Religion: Child Abuse

Taking the Catholic Church to task, Noel McGivern, in the sixth chapter of his book, Freedom From Religion, addresses the grotesque abuses children have suffered at the hands of its clergymen. 603 more words


Targeted killing in Homs: project partner of "Aid to the Church in Need" shot dead in Syria

By Reinhard Backes, ACN International

Adapted by ACN Canada

ACN, Montreal, April 9, 2014 – Father Frans van der Lugt is dead. The Dutch Jesuit and project partner of “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) was shot Monday morning (April 7) in Homs by an unknown person, as reported by his fellow Jesuit, Father Ziad Hilal. 369 more words

ACN International

Editorial Collaboration: Papal Paupery [TDC]

By March 2014 Pope Francis, or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was a year in to his tenure as leader of the planet’s largest religious organisation. Bergoglio, formerly the archbishop of Buenos Aires, had taken charge of a church whose members believe him to be the final authority on all holy matters. 1,059 more words

Religion & Ethics

PWF catch-up: Saints & Sinners: Faith, Abuse & George Pell, with David Marr

Continuing my series of catch-up posts on the recent (and getting not-so-recent) Perth Writers Festival in March, this session was pretty amazing and anyone who’s seen David Marr in full swing will know what I mean (although I did meet a man in a second-hand bookshop in Euroa who said he didn’t like Marr. 1,901 more words


The Pope's Revolution by Panorama, on BBC1 TV.

Having watched these documentary programs on TV recently, I decided to upload them to my channel on YouTube. (Please see below). You might find them interesting. 400 more words

TV Programs

I have a Confession

Confession: I signed me and my husband up for Obamacare and I’m kind of excited to get to see a doctor on May 1st for my leg and to see my Catholic NFP OBGYN for other things, including maybe trying to get pregnant. 400 more words