Posts tagged "SCANDAL"

Spice Up Your (Church) Life

Ashley Baxstrom: Apparently, the Roman Catholic Church is at risk of death by boredom. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, has told priests they need to pump up their sermons with the scandalous parts of the Bible or face becoming “irrelevant."  Because, you know, Catholics don’t have enough scandal to deal with already. Speaking...

It’s In the Dictionary

The Revealer and Killing the Buddha contributor Mary Valle has been keeping us abreast of the developments in the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal. In doing so, she's coined the term "Pontifigate"; it has now been picked up by UrbanDictionary.com.

Swedenborgian Street Soldier

The Catholic Church isn’t the only institution gripped by scandal — the Swedenborgians have been having a hot time of it ever since they let former mob enforcer and true-crime memoirist Eddie MacKenzie keep watch over the collection plate. Once again, The Boston Globe has the scoop… Reporter Kevin Cullen mixes it just right — one part Friends of Eddie Coyle, one part redemption song,...

Tie Your Camel.

The problem with the Justice Department’s investigation of American Muslim Council directorAbdurrahman Alamoudi, writes Shahed Amanullah and Aslam Abdullah, is that American Muslims didn’t think of it first. Is Alamoudi’s arrest part of an Ashcroftianwitchhunt? Perhaps, but that doesn’t mean Alamoudi isn’t at least guilty of lousy leadership, unless there’s some “Successories” that advises one to take under-the-table cash from anonymous...