Cool Pope to Catholics: Oh My God, Please Stop Having So Many Kids

Cool Pope (real name) just came back from visiting the largest Catholic nation in Asia and he's got some thoughts he needs to let out, namely the fact that maybe catholics have a "moral responsibility" not to have as many kids as they're having. » 1/19/15 11:00pm 1/19/15 11:00pm

Contest: Name The Pope's Non-Existent Rock/Rap/Pop Album

The new issue of Rolling Stone features everyone 's favorite new rock star, Pope Francis. More radiant than Justin Bieber, almost as excited as Rick Ross, clad in all white like Roger Daltrey, His Holiness wears a beatific smile and a Madonna-esque crucifix. ROCK. » 1/28/14 4:00pm 1/28/14 4:00pm

Pope Francis Is the Princess Diana of Popes

This morning, TIME announced that this year's Prom Queen Of News is none other than Pope Francis. The pontiff is the perfect choice for 2013's Person of the Year — he changed the Church from a mouthpiece for intolerance into one of love and acceptance. Except not really for women. He's still pretty meh about women.… » 12/11/13 12:50pm 12/11/13 12:50pm

Coolest Pope Ever Urges Catholics to Chill Out About Abortion and Gays

Pope Francis, the hippest, most bro'd down Pope since Pope Brad the Chill (not a real pope), just did a long interview with an Italian newspaper — and it was the stuff of right wing nightmares. During the interview, the head of the Church stopped just short of chiding modern church leaders who are "obsessed" with… » 9/19/13 2:30pm 9/19/13 2:30pm

Madonna's 1991 Letter To Steven Meisel, Unearthed

Heart Of Darkness

Infuriating quote of the day: "You can't resolve [the AIDS crisis in Africa] with the distribution of condoms...On the contrary, it increases the problem." -Pope Benedict XVI earlier today. [AP, via Yahoo News] » 3/17/09 9:40am 3/17/09 9:40am

Melissa Etheridge Suggests Fighting H8 And Rick Warren With Tolerance

Melissa Etheridge (who not too long ago contemplated a tax protest in response to Prop 8) now thinks that supporters of same sex marriage rights should spend some time reaching out to the H8ers, too. » 12/23/08 5:30pm 12/23/08 5:30pm

Hardline Anti-Choicers Will Not Compromise With Obama Administration

It's been less than a month since the staunchly pro-choice Barack Obama has been elected President, and already anti-abortion advocates are reassessing their goals. » 11/18/08 9:30am 11/18/08 9:30am Some anti-choicers are taking a practical route, according to the , supporting legislation that may cut down on the need for abortion, like providing poor…

Meg Ryan Is The Pits • Tim Robbins: Pitbull On The Hockey Rink

Welcome back to the Monday morning edition of Snap Judgment, in which we publish the celebrity snaps that came in over the earlier part of the weekend. Inside: Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Jessica Simpson, Pope Benedict XVI, Fred Savage, Kristie Alley, and Heather Graham. All those — and others — in a gallery beginning… » 9/15/08 9:10am 9/15/08 9:10am

Lauren Conrad Is A Total Charity Case

Love the sinner, hate the sin? Not if you're Catholic you don't. In 2004, the now-Pope barred pro-choice politicians from accepting Communion, though most of them (like all other pro-choice Catholics) basically ignored him. Now there's a hubbub because some whiny guy from Lancaster saw a priest give Communion to… » 5/09/08 6:30pm 5/09/08 6:30pm

Venus Williams Thinks Fashion Design Is Actually About Design

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