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Beginning December 8, 2015, women of the Catholic Church who have had an abortion and seek forgiveness, will get just that – it is a decision by Pope Francis that has since caused a lot of commotion. In brief, The Holy Year or Jubilee Indulgence will last until November 20, 2016, and “may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed. Read More
It is a Jubilee Year, a.k.a. a Catholic year of Mercy, and Pope Francis is yet again proving to be James Dean levels of cool by directing priests to pardon women who have had abortions.  Generally, this is a good thing. Because it's a year of mercy, priests are encouraged to pardon and forgive all “sinners." Which is to say that women who have had an abortion have sinned, and have something they should be repentant for in the first place. Read More
There are things going down in the Vatican we can finally appreciate: Pope Francis has deemed inequality in the workplace a “pure scandal.” By prompting Christians to be “more demanding” for “radical equality” through “supporting the right of equal pay for equal work,” the Pope believes there will be an increase in the amount of successful marriages in a “society (that) is confront with fewer” ones. Read More
We weren’t sure the Pope (whom we’ve now officially dubbed “Cool Pope” by the way) could surpass said coolness, but he’s just freed the nipple in the Sistine Chapel. So... We think it’s pretty safe to say he is now the coolest pope. Ever. Last Sunday, he went to work baptizing 33 infants for the annual Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and encouraged mothers to go ahead and breastfeed their kiddos if they cried from hunger during the service. Read More
  As of Saturday, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, 66—who previously served as head of the Vatican’s highest court (making him the highest-ranking American in the Vatican)—has been downgraded to a ceremonial position of chaplain for the Knights of Malta, a charity group. Thankfully, he now holds little responsibility and has a much smaller figurative megaphone. With Burke’s uber-conservative views on abortion, same-sex marriage, and feminism it’s clear why our open-minded Pope removed him from his position of power. Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual assault that may be triggering for survivors. After writing a letter to Pope Francis, 44-year-old Alejandra Pereya got a call from the Pope himself last Sunday afternoon. The letter that she sent to him earlier this month contained her story: she was raped, and her family was harassed by the local police. In the midst of being raped, Pereya wrote to the Pope that the police officer also pointed a pistol at her head. Read More

New Pope: Feminist?

BY Melissa Coci in General

Stop the press. The Catholic Church has just created history by allowing women to be a part of a sacred Easter ritual normally reserved for men. Who instigated this joyous occasion?   NEW POPE FRANCIS THAT’S WHO!   The Pope has gotten off on the right foot (allow me this one pun, please) with liberal Catholics by breaking church rules that banned females from being included in the ‘washing of feet’ for the Church’s Holy Thursday celebrations. Here’s a quick history/theology lesson for some context. Read More