Brendan O'Connor · 02/23/16 06:46PM

According to the Guardian, Catholics in St Louis, Missouri, find themselves confronted with an ethical dilemma over whether they are permitted to buy cookies from the troublingly feminist Girl Scouts. “Each person must act in accord with their conscience,” the archdiocese advises.

Cool Pope Probably Not a Trump Supporter

Hamilton Nolan · 02/15/16 01:15PM

Cool Pope “Francis” (a rap name), a Catholic man that religious people must pretend to respect, continues his irksome habit of making public statements that do not comport with the official positions of Republican presidential candidates.

Hamilton Nolan · 07/10/15 08:40AM

Cool Pope “Francis” (a nickname) in a speech yesterday “called the unfettered pursuit of money ‘the dung of the devil.’” Damn—now that’s a cool Pope.

Cool Pope Just Making Stuff Up About Heaven Now

Hamilton Nolan · 12/12/14 09:55AM

It is becoming increasingly clear that Cool Pope "Francis" (a nickname)—though he is certainly cool and wacky and generally chill—is just making stuff up as he goes along. Do dogs go to heaven? Sure, why not?

Hamilton Nolan · 06/13/14 04:01PM

America's Catholic bishops are considering whether their voter's guide's "discussion of evil, now focused on abortion and racism, should be revisited in light of the pope's description of economic inequality as a social evil." Well... let's not be hasty.

Hamilton Nolan · 02/20/14 09:16AM

The Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, which two years ago closed a school for lack of funds, is paying to build an enormous new wing on its archbishop's vacation home, with "an indoor exercise pool, three fireplaces and an elevator." Jesus wept.

Lacey Donohue · 01/01/14 12:37PM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama administration's enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirements for a small group of Catholic nuns. The government has until Friday to file a response in the case.

Adam Weinstein · 12/02/13 02:21PM

In the latest travails of The Most Interesting Pope In The World©, Francis I has revealed to an interviewer that he used to be a nightclub bouncer. Most awkward ladies' night ever.