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Religious overtones in ‘Occupy’ protests, but some faith leaders are wary

PARIS (Reuters) – Religions condemn greed. The “Occupy Wall Street” protests around the world condemn greed. So theoretically, religious leaders should find common ground with the rallies denouncing the inequalities of capitalism. Some activist clergy have turned up at protest camps. Not long after Occupy Wall Street began in New…

French far-right Christians besiege ‘Jesus excrement’ play

PARIS — Paris police have arrested around 20 Christian fundamentalists who burst into a theatre and threw stink bombs to protest against a play featuring the face of Christ drizzled with fake excrement. Police made the arrests at the Theatre de la Ville, on the banks of the Seine near…

Catholic church trains priests to place renewed focus on exorcism

Citing a shortage of priests who can perform the rite, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are holding a conference on how to conduct exorcisms. The two-day training, which ends Saturday in Baltimore, is to outline the scriptural basis of evil, instruct clergy on evaluating whether a person is truly possessed,…

Catholic Church fighting CT law that would repeal statute of limitations on child sex crimes

Read that headline again. I am not making that up. In fact, it’s impossible to make something this sick up, given the state of disarray, denial and continuing revelations about priests, child-rapes and coverups by Papa Ratzi’s hierarchy. Look at what the bishops in Connecticut are doing. (CNN): A bill…

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