Tag: Vatican

November 4, 2011
May 22, 2006

While checking out the Sunday “papers” I came across some stories about church and state. Including the Vatican’s dirty secret and it isn’t The Da Vinci Code, The judge in the Dover PA court case talks about the founders true intent with religion and the state, a new book is coming out focusing on the Christian rights attempt for extra special unconstitutional treatment from our government, an Iranian dissident talks about how good we have it in the states by having separation of church and state, and a story about another poor use of tax money for an abstinence-only sex education program in South Carolina.

April 10, 2006

It seems that when the majority religious sects have a government policy go against them and their religion – they make a legal claim demanding separation of church and state. They never ask for it when a policy – say the Faith Based Initiative – supports them or gives them an advantage – like government funding.

November 4, 2005

Cardinal Paul Poupard, who heads the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the faithful should listen to what secular modern science has to offer, warning that religion risks turning into “fundamentalism” if it ignores scientific reason.

Monsignor Gianfranco Basti, director of the Vatican project STOQ, or Science, Theology and Ontological Quest, reaffirmed John Paul’s 1996 statement that evolution was “more than just a hypothesis.”