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For the past several decades, the Catholic Church and the Vatican have had to deal with allegations of sexual abuse by priests and nuns, organized slave labor and financial scandal within the powerful and secretive Vatican Bank. Now, a recent arrest being disclosed by Vatican police officials has created another scandal. Vatican police raided the apartment…

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Pope Francis is the supreme head of the Catholic Church, which counts over 1.2B members. Since his election, Pope Francis has been seen by some to very controversial. His views on abortion and LBGTQ issues have been a message of love and redemption in the body of Christ. He said of homosexuals in 2013, “If…

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The parishioners of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC have received a great honor. It was announced that the church has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The move comes after the horrific mass shooting in 2015 by White supremacist Dylan Roof. During a prayer meeting, Roof opened fire on the unsuspecting parishioners…

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The United States has an estimated 3 million Blacks who are Catholic and the recent visit of Pope Francis has put a spotlight on the Catholic faith. The numbers of Catholic clergy who are Black has always been a subject of some controversy. In 2012, out of the 40,000 Catholic priests in America there were…

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The visit of Pope Francis to the United States excited Catholics and non-Catholics alike this past week. His message was not what many conservative Republicans wanted to hear as he spoke of the culture of consumerism in the body of the church as well as an order for the clergy to be more compassionate and…

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The Catholic Church has received worldwide condemnation over its handling of Catholic priest sex abuse. Over the past few years, it has been revealed that thousands of victims have been abused and the church has protected the abusing priest. Now, according to an interview with Pope Francis, the number of pedophile priests could be as…

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Pope Francis’ Easter Mass  Pope Francis marked Easter Sunday in Vatican City where he prayed for peace on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica. According to the Associated Press, people young and old and of various backgrounds turned out for Easter mass and listened intently as The Pope called for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians…

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For years, Jamaica has been regarded as one of the most homophobic nations in the world and on Friday, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller was heckled by anti-homophobia protestors in New York City as she left the offices of the Ford Foundation. According to the Jamaican Gleaner, the protest happened a day before Simpson-Miller’s address…

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Pope Francis has been gaining the approval people across the globe in recent weeks over his  unorthodox approach to promoting grass-roots ministry in the church, including visiting the prisons and favelas, aka ghettos, of Rio de Janeiro during his recent trip to Brazil for World Youth Day. Now, Pope Francis is shocking the world again…

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