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UN Committee Against Torture Begins Grilling Catholic Church

The UN Committee on Torture began its questioning of the Holy See this morning in Geneva. So far, the questions have focused on a number of controversial topics including the sexual abuse of minors and Catholic opposition to abortion, both considered as forms of torture by committee members. May 5, 2014 3:17 PM PT

American TV Star to Be Named a Saint?

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen may be up for a prize even bigger than the Emmy he won, back when Emmys weren't a dime a dozen, back before every local producer had one on his shelf. Sheen is up for Sainthood by the Catholic Church, and the miraculous birth of a baby boy three years ago may be the nearly final proof the Church needs to determine that Heaven is speaking and telling us that Sheen is really there. Apr 20, 2014 12:25 PM PT

Spokesman Clarifies European Leader Joseph Daul Does Not Support Porn

The spokesman for Joseph Daul, head of the European People's Party in the European Parliament who made a controversial statement about pornography this week, told Breitbart News that Daul only used the porn analogy to make a point about the importance of open borders and common currency and not as a selling point for a united Europe. Apr 18, 2014 12:23 AM PT

North Carolina Nun's Homosexuality Lecture: What Really Happened

The national reports say the controversy was over a lecture Sister Jane Dominic Laurel of the Nashville Dominicans gave to an all-school assembly last month. The lecture—given to a largely bored student body, most of whom weren’t even listening—focused on Catholic teaching about men and women, relationships, and something known to Catholics as the Theology of the Body, a dense teaching developed by Pope John Paul II. Apr 16, 2014 8:53 PM PT

Rasmussen: Boy Scouts' Favorability Continues to Slide

New survey numbers from Rasmussen show public opinion turning slowly against the Boy Scouts. Though most Americans still view them favorably, their numbers continue in a perennial trend of decline. Apr 7, 2014 11:53 PM PT

Trouble Brewing for Boy Scouts as They Fire Gay Scoutmaster

It is likely that Geoff McGrath wants to test the Boy Scout rule that openly gay adults are not allowed as voluntary leaders in the Scouts. After all, why would he agree to appear on an NBC News program about being a Scout leader who is also openly gay? Apr 3, 2014 2:42 AM PT

National Right to Life Dumps Georgia Affiliate

In an argument over tactics and alleged insubordination, the largest pro-life group in America has essentially fired its longtime Georgia affiliate and replaced it with a newly formed group started with the support of RedState founder Erick Erickson. Apr 2, 2014 2:38 AM PT

Dissident Catholics Lobby President Obama in Rome

If President Obama opened the International New York Times when he woke up at the US Ambassador residence Thursday morning in Rome, he would have been greeted by a full-page ad from the dissident "Catholics for Choice" telling him to ignore the Pope on questions of sexual morality. Mar 27, 2014 12:31 PM PT

SPLC Claims Ongoing FBI Relationship

The Southern Poverty Law Center claims they are still in the good graces of the FBI and that reports the FBI has severed ties are false. Heidi Beirich, Director of SPLC's Intelligence Project told Breitbart News that she does not know why links to SPLC were taken down from the FBI site. Mar 27, 2014 11:29 AM PT

FBI Dumps Southern Poverty Law Center as Hate Crimes Resource

Christian groups are celebrating with the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have scrubbed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) from its hate crimes webpage, where the controversial group was listed as a resource and referred to as a partner in public outreach. Mar 26, 2014 6:45 PM PT

Missouri Joins Five States with Only One Abortion Clinic

With Missouri recently losing its penultimate abortion clinic, the race is on to become the first state without any abortion clinics whatsoever. Missouri joins five other states--Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming--with only a single abortion clinic. Mar 25, 2014 10:02 AM PT

Legislator Accuses SPLC of Bribing Teachers to Teach Anti-Christian Curriculum

A state legislator in Hawaii has filed an ethics complaint with the State Department of Education alleging that the Southern Poverty Law Center is bribing elementary teachers to take an SPLC course called Teaching Tolerance. State Representative Bob McDermott also charges that the SPLC course is biased against Christians and teaches leftist ideas. Mar 14, 2014 11:14 AM PT

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