Archive for June, 2009

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 13:51 | 4 comments

Pope: Basilica bones belong to apostle St. Paul Scientific tests prove bones housed in the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome are those of the apostle St. Paul himself, according to Pope Benedict XVI. “Tiny fragments of bone” in the sarcophagus were subjected to carbon dating, showing they “belong to someone who lived in the […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 08:57 | 3 comments
Categories: Interesting, News

Papal visit would not be welcome in wake of Ryan report POPE Benedict XVI is not entirely welcome here in the wake of the damning Ryan report, a survey found. More than half of people surveyed do not want a second papal visit following the revelations in the report on child abuse. An online survey […]

Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 14:32 | 1 comment

Atheist Bus Campaign Draws Official Complaint A private citizen has filed a complaint with the Council of Ethics in Advertising over the atheist bus campaign, which has plastered buses in some cities with atheist slogans. According to the petition, the cheery ad campaign for atheism is slanderous and breaches UN human rights treaties. The chair […]

Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 14:31 | 1 comment
Categories: Interesting, News

Scientology leadership rife with physical violence, report says Clearwater, Fla. — The leader of the Church of Scientology struck subordinates numerous times and set an example for physical violence among the tightly controlled religion’s management team, four former high-ranking executives told a newspaper for a story published Sunday. The executives, who have since left the […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 09:41 | 1 comment
Categories: Bad News, Interesting, News

Milwaukee Group Seeks Fiery Alternative to Materials Challenge Life grows more interesting by the day for officials of the West Bend (Wis.) Community Memorial Library. After four months of grappling with an evolving challenge to young-adult materials deemed sexually explicit by area residents Ginny and Jim Maziarka, library trustees voted 9–0 June 2 to maintain […]

Sunday, June 21st, 2009 at 21:24 | 7 comments
Categories: Bad News, News, Stupidity
Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 15:32 | 6 comments
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 11:08 | 40 comments

Abusive priest Gannon gave boy an ‘anatomy lesson’ A FORMER Melbourne priest who sexually abused young boys over an 18-year period from 1958 refused to apologise for indecently assaulting an 11-year-old for fear of a compensation claim being made against the church, a court has heard. Retired Catholic priest Desmond Laurence Gannon, 79, told police […]

Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 03:48 | 2 comments
Categories: Bad News, evil, News

Dead girl ‘punished in cold bath’ A seven-year-old girl allegedly starved to death by her mother and mother’s partner was made to sit in a cold bath as a punishment, a court has been told. In video evidence shown at Birmingham Crown Court, a 12-year-old girl said that she herself had been made to stand […]

Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 16:08 | 1 comment
Categories: Bad News, evil, News, Stupidity