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St Patrick’s bemoans Cecilia Gentili funeral – ‘mother of all whores’

Conservative Catholics in New York have their chastity belts in a twist after the funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral for Cecilia Gentili, celebrated as the ‘mother of all whores’. Over 1000 mourners attended the funeral of the Argentinian-born advocate for transgender people, sex workers and people with HIV. Mother of all whores Friends and family …

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Crusader Watch: Catholic Education Tasmania’s Gerard Gaskin

Crusading Catholic Gerard Gaskin, the head of Catholic Education Tasmania, has complained that sexual consent education designed for the national curriculum contains amoral information. Crusaders Occasionally, we like to check in on the modern-day crusaders. You know. The moralists who create a God after their own image and then strive to have everyone else obey …

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Homosexuality not a crime says pope of words, not deeds

Pope Francis declared this week that homosexuality is not a crime. But for all his nice words, this unusually progressive pontiff is 86 years old. It appears conservative Catholic leaders are planning to slam the door shut on any further liberalisation at the end of his reign. Sixty-seven countries still have laws on their books …

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Benedict XVI: thoughts and prayers for vile former pope

Current head of the Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, beseeched the faithful on Wednesday to pray for his predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger, aka Benedict XVI. It seems 95-year-old Holy Joe’s failing health is causing concern. They say don’t speak ill of the dead, so best to get in while there’s still time. Ratzinger retired from office …

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Cardinal Hollerich wants change to doctrine on homosexuality

Catholic Cardinal Hollerich of Luxembourg called this week for a ‘fundamental revision’ of church teaching on homosexuality. Jean-Claude Hollerich also condemned the idea of firing gay church workers. The cardinal made the statements in an interview with the German Catholic news agency KNA. He said he did not consider homosexual relationships sinful. “I believe that …

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A Sunday homily: Grindr hookups – Sex in the (Vatican) City

All hell has broken loose after a conservative Catholic blog published revelations of Sex in the City – the Vatican City. The Pillar claimed it obtained information about Vatican City and other priestly hookups from ‘publicly available data’. The data breach has led to the resignation of one high profile American Catholic priest whose phone …

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Defrocked Cardinal charged with sexual abuse of a minor

Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces criminal charges for the alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago. McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals in 2018 over allegations of sexual abuse against minors and adult men. The Vatican removed him from the clergy the following year. McCarrick now becomes the highest-ranking US …

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Brisbane Catholic school comes out in support of pride for IDAHOBIT

For many years, Catholic schools have long been viewed as organisations with less than progressive views. When it comes to the LGBTIQ community and pride the relationship has been tenuous. But this year one Brisbane school is out to change that impression. St Patricks College in Shorncliffe is an all boys Catholic school. Last week …

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Pope Francis declares support for same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis declared support for same-sex civil unions in a documentary released earlier today. He made the remarks during the discussion of various social issues in the film Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to …

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Two more boys make accusations against George Pell

Two more boys have made accusations against George Pell concerning child sexual abuse. Both boys spent part of their childhood in a Catholic orphanage in Ballarat run by the Sisters of Nazareth. They spoke to Sarah Ferguson for the ABC’s groundbreaking three-part documentary series, Revelation. The final episode of Revelation airs tonight. The series exposes …

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