Pope Francis fuels rumors he may quit in sermon on ‘the virtue of stepping aside at the right time’

During the Sunday Angelus, a Catholic prayer the Pope often leads on Sundays and holy days, the Pontiff said: ‘It is easy to become attached to roles and positions, to the need to be esteemed, recognized and rewarded.’

Pope Francis Says He Has Written Resignation Letter—in Case of Incapacity

Pope Francis said he signed a letter of resignation in the first year of his reign to provide for the possibility that he would become incapable of fulfilling his duties. “I signed it and said, ‘If I should become impaired for medical reasons or whatever, here is my resignation,’” the pope told the Spanish daily … Read morePope Francis Says He Has Written Resignation Letter—in Case of Incapacity

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

The figure includes abuses committed by some 3,000 priests and an unknown number of other people involved in the church — wrongdoing that Catholic authorities covered up over decades in a “systemic manner,” according to the president of the commission that issued the report, Jean-Marc Sauvé. The 2,500-page document was issued as the Catholic Church … Read moreFrench report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

Modern spiritual war: Priest claims evil demons have figured out how to send threatening text messages

Stephen Rossetti – a licensed psychologist and counsellor – said they do it to taunt their victims, their families and any priests trying to save them. The clergyman said: “We have had three cases in which demons have texted the team and or the family of the possessed person. “Two of these cases were the … Read moreModern spiritual war: Priest claims evil demons have figured out how to send threatening text messages

When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared The scientists analyzed the…

When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared The scientists analyzed the relationship between social complexity and moralizing gods in 414 societies spanning the past 10,000 years from 30 regions across the globe. Researchers examined 51 measures of social complexity, such as the size of the largest settlement and the presence of a … Read moreWhen Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared The scientists analyzed the…

A study asks: Are Atheists Genetically Damaged?

A study asks: Are Atheists Genetically Damaged?: The headline from DISCOVER is misleading.. but the report is interesting.. I just came across a paper with an interesting title: The Mutant Says in His Heart, “There Is No God”. The conclusions of this work are even more interesting. According to the authors, Edward Dutton et al., … Read moreA study asks: Are Atheists Genetically Damaged?

Pope drocks McCarrick

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTING.. Pope Francis has expelled Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, from the priesthood, after an expedited canonical process that found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and adult seminarians over decades, the Vatican said on Saturday.“The Holy Father has recognized the definitive nature of this decision … Read morePope drocks McCarrick