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Lip Service To Celibacy In The Catholic Church

Kevin Childs | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK
Kevin Childs

Calls for the reform of the Church from within have been ignored, if not actively silenced over the last 30 years or so. Only those who support a sort of mushrooming hierarchy of powerful prelates and dreadnaught Vatican dogma flourished under the dead-leaf papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Sex Scandal 'A Serious Blow' To Scottish Catholics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's temporary successor has told a congregation there is little doubt the credibility and moral authority of the Catholic Church ...

Cardinal Admits Sexual Conduct 'Below Standards Expected Of Me'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted that his sexual conduct had at times "fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardin...

Funny Tweets Of The Week (AAA Battery Jokes Not Included)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy

It's been another bumper week of Exciting Events and, therefore, a bumper week for Twitter funnies. In showbiz news, the Oscars took place, the cur...

New Catholic Church Scandal: Thousands Of Priests Found Trapped In Closet

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The Catholic Church has been engulfed in a new scandal following the discovery of thousands of priests trapped in a closet. The closet was found as...

Jessica Elgot

New Pope 'Will Not Be A Saint'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The former Archbishop of Westminister has warned that the new Pope "will not be a saint, straight away" as the Vatican once again prepares for a concl...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien Resigns To Contest 'Inappropriate Behaviour' Claims

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has resigned to contest claims of inappropriate behaviour. Three priests and a former priest complained to the Vatican about...

Momma was Gay, Poppa was a Witch - A Personal Account of Gay Parenting and Gay Marriage

Alice Grist | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The weirdest thing about my childhood was probably when Dad turned his back on the church and became a Pagan High Priest. I was taken aside and point-blank informed, "Alice, I'm a Pagan." My blood pumped faster as I anticipated being the focal point of a virgin sacrifice. This was not to pass.

Marriage is Changing - And Even the Church Can't Stop it

Chris Dreyfus | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Dreyfus

I am a gay, Christian conservative. Quite a combination some might say. My faith, as well as my personal interest, compels me to support same-sex marriage. The Christian faith, at its core, preaches love, tolerance and freedom. Organised religion however is as much about power as it is about faith.

An Ethical Dilemma for Cardinal O'Brien and Gordon Wilson SNP

Peter Curran | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

One well-established method to examine fundamental ethical questions is to pose imagined ethical dilemmas and discuss them in the abstract. Every stud...

Sectarianism, Religion and Politics in 21st Century Scotland

Peter Curran | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

FACTS AND BELIEFS - SHARED AND PERSONAL Let's start with a few facts, ones that are accepted as fact - I hope - across the range of opinions on the s...