Nun Abuse: How My Mother, a Former Nun, Suffered at the Hands of 'The Good Sisters'

Catholic priests have become synonymous with “abuse” in recent years, but they’ve never been the only people of the cloth guilty of inflicting physical and emotional pain on innocent victims. Seldom talked about are the rarely maligned women of the Church: sisters who intentionally abused fellow nuns behind convent…

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Liam Neeson Narrated a Pro-Choice Ad for Amnesty International and People Are Maaaaaad

In the run-up to Ireland’s general election next spring, one of the biggest issues is quickly becoming whether the country will vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which places a near-total ban on abortion. Liam Neeson recently did a voiceover for an ad advocating that the law be repealed, leading to an epidemic of…

Catholic School Dumps Student with Leukemia, Then Tries to Lure Her Back

In a case of, ‘That’s so Catholic Church!’, a Catholic school in Detroit dismissed one of its students—who was sick with leukemia—because of poor attendance. Because she was being treated for leukemia. Now she’s going to public school, and the Catholic school is like, no, hey, you can come back if you want, we were…

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The Archdiocese, New York’s Shittiest Landlord, Bans Public School Tenants from Teaching Sex Ed

If the Catholic Church was your landlord, it almost definitely wouldn't let you masturbate in your apartment. You'd have to sneak away to a public park, like some sort of deviant. The Catholic Church, in other words, would make a pretty overbearing landlord, something that is being proved right now in New York, where…

We're So Surprised That the Catholic Bishops Rejected Obama's Birth Control Guidelines, Again

The White House released new birth control guidelines last Friday (we broke them down here) in hopes of reaching a compromise with religious groups and organizations that don't want to subsidize whatever they personally equate with baby-killing: contraceptives, sterilization, Plan B, those stress dreams you have that…