Topic: Catholicism

Oh, the Irony: There Is a Patron Saint of Sex Abuse Victims

Oh, the Irony: There Is a Patron Saint of Sex Abuse Victims

Move over, Mother Teresa – there’s a new saint in town. The Catholic church is in the process of canonizing Sister Mary MacKillop, an Australian nun who was excommunicated by a priest whom she outed as a child molester. MacKillop, who went by the name Sister Mary of the Cross, died in 1909 and is the first Australian to be beatified. After being formally canonized on October 17th, she will become the patron saint of sexual abuse victims. To be honest, there are so many jokes to make here that I almost don’t know where to begin. I’ll just commend the Catholic Church for their excellent PR attempt. More »

‘Bachelor’ Bride Molly Malaney Writes for a Catholic Dating Site

'Bachelor' Bride Molly Malaney Writes for a Catholic Dating Site

Molly Mesnick, nee Malaney, is blogging for CatholicMatch.com, a dating site for – you guessed it – Catholics. Since Molly isn’t a writer by trade, what makes her qualified to blog? Well, for one, she’s Catholic. For another, she’s matched! Molly met her husband, Jason Mesnick, when she was competing to win his heart on The Bachelor. If you missed it, the really interesting part happened when Jason proposed to someone else (Melissa Rycroft). Jason later dumped Melissa on national TV during the Bachelor reunion special and announced he was in love with Molly, who then popped up from behind the scenery to suck face with Jason. More »