For the past year, a pastor at a Boca Raton church has been serving up the good word from the pulpit while higher-ups in the faith look into allegations that he was sexually involved with a teenager in the 1980s. Kirk A. McCormick has been a pastor for the past 18 years at Grace Community Church, ... More >>
In case ya haven't heard, Pope Benedict XVI has given his three-week's notice to God. The 85-year-old Pontiff, who was once part of the Hitler Youth and went out of his way to protect pedophile priests, told the Vatican that he's stepping down due to being inflicted with old. "Before God, I have co ... More >>
"Who controls the past controls the future." So taught The Party, the totalitarians who ruled Oceania in George Orwell's 1984. It's a lesson now put into practice by the Florida House of Representatives and the Archdiocese of Miami, both of them pushing a twisted version of American history in sup ... More >>
James Talmage Stevens lives up on a mountain somewhere in Texas, where he has a few years' worth of food, a well he can pump by hand, sturdy walls, and gardens for food. He's prepared for just about anything.Stevens goes by the moniker "Dr. Prepper" on his weekly preparedness radio show, and he co-o ... More >>
In this week's cover story about survivalists, I speak with a man who identifies himself only as "Bowreeguard," who hails from hard-granite New Hampshire and says that prepping was a way of life for his family when he was growing up.The eldest son of his family, Bowreeguard learned to keep supplies ... More >>
A naughty nun.In a debate with Archbishop John Onaiyekan and former British MP Ann Widdecombe about the virtues of the Roman Catholic Church, Christopher Hitchens pilloried the pope's promise to provide the victims of pedophile priests with "loving pastoral care." "I'm sorry," said Hitchens, "the ... More >>
Witch-hunting manual commissioned by Pope Innocent VIII.On Monday, I published this rebuttal to an editorial by Archbishop Wenski of Miami, in which the Archbishop argued against the legalization of gay marriage.I didn't think my points were especially controversial. Archbishop Wenski suggested t ... More >>
Flickr, Blondie5000 Delicious Greek Pastries St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 29th Greek Festival this weekend in Boca Raton. From Thursday - Sunday, you can gorge yourself on authentic Greek food and enjoy traditional Greek dance performances. If you're curious abou ... More >>
Cal Thomas.Conservative columnist and over-syndicated radio blowhard Cal Thomas doesn't live around here, so he may not have seen our summary dismemberment of the suddenly-fashionable "chaplain's argument" against the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. But there he is, on the opinion page of our on ... More >>
Jasen BruceNot to say that we don't appreciate the men and women who volunteer to serve their country in the War Against Terrorism, but maybe this Marine Reserve unit in West Palm has the soldiers a bit too keyed up. On November 11, a member of that unit, Jasen Bruce, was in Tampa, in the parking ... More >>
A story in yesterday's Sun-Sentinel says the Mormon Church has plans to build a new temple somewhere in western Broward County. It will be one of five new temples built in the United States and abroad and is expected to help serve the state's roughly 100,000 members living in Florida.  ... More >>
The answer, apparently, is to exploit Terri Schiavo one more time, as Ave Maria is doing today. The Catholic city, which lies in the swamps east of Naples and was bankrolled by a pizza delivery baron, is staging a mass in Schiavo's honor. Because Schiavo was -- before she slipped into a persistent v ... More >>
The full list of Bernie Madoff fraud victims has been released by the court and among them is St. Thomas Aquinas High, the football powerhouse private Catholic school in Fort Lauderdale. Listed as the representative for the St. Thomas account is Monsignor Vincent Kelly, who als ... More >>
Actually, yes, yes we do!
This week Pope Benedict XVI reinstated Bishop Richard Williamson after 20 years of excommunication from the Catholic Church. Williamson' excommunicable offense was being consecrated without the Vatican's consent (which sounds like some hardcore Da Vinci Code shit, right?) but the offense that's caus ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale multimillionaire Michael Bienes never cut ties with Bernie Madoff — even after the SEC shut him down.
Bienes Knighted By Catholic Church Well, the Sun-Sentinel, apparently in a panic over the New York Times beating it to the story, finally reported on the connection between Fort Lauderdale philanthropist Michael Bienes and his partner, Frank Avellino, to Bernie Madoff, the $50 billion Po ... More >>
When a Margate priest misbehaved, the archdiocese punished his secretary
Again and again, local claims of abuse point to one priest, the Rev. Neil Doherty, and the Catholic archdiocese that protected him
For a couple of Delray padres, the high life allegedly got in the way of their priestly duties
Walk into a confessional
Past its date of freshness, Sol Theatre's Mass Appeal still charms.
Hand of God wrestles with gritty questions like, Do miracles happen every day?
Broward Community College is a public school, but its religion professors consider it a private reserve
He's a Catholic priest who plans to marry his gay partner
God Punishes Free Weekely
After the Catholic Church banished him, Cuba welcomed him. But the vibrant new life George Zirwas created for himself soon ended in tragic death.
Plumbing the depths of the Christian Taliban
Once a drag queen, Willie Rios plans to enter the sacred world of Santería priesthood
Faith and Courage (Atlantic)
A little piece of a bleeding Italian priest has traveled here to help in the healing
St. Pierre Botanica Shop and Spiritual Store
Bring together a TV-production mogul and the charismatic leader of Calvary Chapel, and you get Cross TV all religion, all the time
Religious leaders in West Palm Beach see the work of Satan in the Jehovah's Witnesses' purchase of Municipal Auditorium
Feuding Christian-radio hosts Perry Hodges and Melanie Lashbrook are waging a legal and media war that is unforgiving