Pope Benedict Xvi

Can Atheists and Theists Get Along?

Doug Thomas | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada
Doug Thomas

Most atheists have read much more of the holy books than theists think. They are surprised when an atheist is able to quote a passage from holy scripture. So, atheists thank them very much for their concern, already know about the gods, but just don't share their faith in those gods. Can atheists have a dialogue with theists, then? Yes, if theists can agree to remove two hurdles.

This Viral Photo Is NOT What It Seems

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada

A photo tweeted by NBC News comparing pilgrims in St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013 is going viral on social media. The image composite shows a c...

Love Actually: The CBC and the Catholic Church

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

------------------------------------------------------------ I believe in discovery and technology and innovation and science. My profession -- wh...

Cardinals Want Answers For Vatican Corruption Allegations

AP | Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada

VATICAN CITY -- Cardinals said Monday they want to talk to Vatican managers about allegations of corruption and cronyism within the top levels of the ...

The Pope Retires -- Abuse Does Not

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We continue to hear about religious groups who cover-up sexual abuse. We have been exposed to the Catholic Church's abuse of young people that was kept hush-hush for decades. Unfortunately, just as Pope Benedict XVI is retiring, we are hearing about more abuse and the attempt to hide the truth, again. Those of us who believe in God cannot stand by and allow fundamentalists to second religion and then abuse the flock.

Why Shouldn't the Clergy Be Allowed to Marry?

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

The recent clamour to permit Catholic priests to marry is an excellent development, which should be encouraged. After all, non-Catholic clergy, who do marry are presumably equally dedicated to God and their church. The clergy of other religions too are meant to be dedicated to serving God, and their own sexual experiences do not seem to prevent such dedication.

LOOK: Pope's Final Sunday Blessing Draws Crowd

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI gave his pontificate's final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people pac...

Vatican Blasts 'Deplorable' Reports

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to el...

Watching the Watchdog: The Separation of Church and Journalism

Tim Knight | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Good journalists, almost uniquely in our workplace culture, are independent operators and thinkers who don't write stories to fit in with the philosophies of their bosses. I'm reminded of this by coverage of the resignation of Benedict XVl, the 266th Pope of Rome.

How Can the Pope Resign? People Are Still Using Condoms!

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

These are tough times for the soon-to-be-departed Pope Benedict XVI. Not only are people all around the world voluntarily using condoms, but his "effort" to "apologize" to a large number of sexually abused (OK, raped) children went largely scoffed at and he's now retiring at the end of February.

'Great Shock For The Church:' Canadian Church Reacts

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Surprise, a lack of understanding and even some disappointment — those were among the initial emotions expressed by a number of Canadians ...

B.C. Catholics React To Resignation

CBC | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller says he's shocked and saddened by the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, but he understands the Pope's d...

Sinead O'Connor 'Congratulates' Pope Benedict On His Sudden Resignation

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Music

The surprising news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation effective at the end of this month has at least one fan: Sinead O'Connor. The singer posted ...

Benedict XVI Resigns As Pope

Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church and spiritual father to the world's estimated one billion Catholics, will resign as pontiff at ...

Alberta Must End Funding of War on Gays

Kathleen Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

There is no arguing that the Roman Catholic Pope is the very portrait of homophobia, and although some would argue that he has a legal right to spread his message of hatred, the question must be asked in Alberta why our government is so willing to fund a school board that supports this hatred, this outright advocation for gay genocide.

SavvyMom Roundup: The Pope and the Royal Fetus Joined Twitter

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

What a week it's been. As if the holidays aren't enough, we have a royal pregnancy, papal updates and Korean music light shows. Wait, which one of those is not like the other?

In Uganda, Gay Rights Activists Fight Back

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada
Mariah Griffin-Angus

Small acts of courage by gay rights activists in Uganda are taking place against a backdrop of virulent hatred and fear. The country's tabloids, most notably Rolling Stone (not affiliated with the music magazine) and Red Pepper, thrive on spreading messages of hysteria with regards to the 'gay epidemic'. Rolling Stone published a list of 100 'homos' and called for them to be hanged. David Kato, a prominent Ugandan gay rights activist, was one on the list and he was brutally beaten to death with a hammer shortly after.

Clergy's Sexual Abuse A 'Mystery': Pope

CBC | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a "mystery" why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in th...

Toronto Archbishop Elevated To Cardinal

CP | Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict on Saturday brought 22 Catholic churchmen, including Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, into the elite club of cardinals ...

Pope: 'Glitter' Hides Real Meaning Of Christmas

CBC | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, urging the...