The Roman Catholic Church

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Interpol - The Met - 9/2/14

    Better Than: Being inebriated during mass at the Vatican. Is Interpol art? I asked myself that very question as I watched Paul Banks -- a ridiculously handsome man, in a black suit and tie with slicked hair a la Don Draper ('cause that's how he rolls) -- perform inside the Metropolitan Museum of A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Dennis Guerra, NYPD Officer Lost in Coney Island High-Rise Fire, "Did Not Die in Vain"

    On Monday morning, members of the NYPD filed quietly into the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. They were there to mourn one of their own: Dennis Guerra died five days earlier of severe smoke inhalation. He was 38 years old, a father of four, and the first New York police officer t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2014

    Rightbloggers Go to Holy War for Hobby Lobby, Against Abortion Pills, Lady Judges

    Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2013

    Tighten Up, Francis: Rightbloggers Reassure Us the Pope Isn't That Gay-Friendly

    Last week the Pope made some nice-sounding comments about gay priests ("Who am I to judge") which, as even casual students of the Holy Mother Church will know, do not constitute policy statements. Nonetheless the pleasure with which it was received in some quarters presented rightbloggers with an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    What's The Difference Between A Priest And A Pedophile?

    Lady Bunny has the answer to that in her new, hilarious assortment of jokes (below), which she obviously filmed right in front of the Vatican. And she did so in a shmatte similar to what the new Pope will surely be wearing! (Though Bunny has way better hair.) Anyway, I suppose you'll want an answe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    My Choice For New Pope!

    With Benedict taking off his gown and vacating, we need a new Pope pronto, and I just happen to have one: Carmelita Pope. "Who?" you heathens ask. She's the lady who became famous for Pam cooking spray commercials, gushing about how one squirt of Pam meant that eggs, oils, and all sorts of other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    We Need a Young, Sexy Pope With a Great Brand and Killer Social Media Presence

    Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world today when he announced that he will be resigning from his post on February 28th. Speaking in Latin to a group of cardinals, he said, "Before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Did You Just See The Virgin Mary?

    The Virgin Mary might live in a tree in West New York, New Jersey, some now claim. Today's New York Times has a report that religious pilgrims have been flocking to the site, "making the sign of the cross and weeping at the base of a Ginkgo biloba tree with a strange knot that they believe resembl ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 15, 2012
  • Art

    March 2, 2011

    Mark Lombardi's World Conspiracy, Corruption, and Vatican Hit Men

    Pierogi hosts an overview of the artist's career

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Pope Unwittingly Blessed Gay Event!

    ​Oh yes, heathens. In 2010, Pope Benedict gave the divine OK to condom use in certain instances, and now it turns out he also granted a heartfelt blessing to a gay pride festival in Canada! He's clearly putting the Sodom back in Gomorrah.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Bronx Church Burglar Suspect Nabbed by Cops

    ​Police say they have arrested and charged a Bronx man on two burglary counts, and are investigating him as a suspect for a string of eight other similar burglaries at churches and parochial schools in the Bronx's 50th and 52nd precincts.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2010

    Twenty Bucks Says the Pope Can't Even Type

    ​ The picture is via BuzzFeed (courtesy of Blogger Chen) because Pope Benedict XVI had a Vatican conference on culture, telling believers that new forms of communication "risk increasing a sense of solitude and disorientation." So don't have sex and definitely don't use condoms! This seems lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Vatican Declares Homer Simpson a "True Catholic"

    ​No, this is not the Onion. Apparently, the Pope isn't relatable enough these days. Instead, if you're seeking a Catholic role model, you should look to a beer-guzzling, doughnut-pounding, Ned-Flanders-torturing "everyman." Yes. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, has published an a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2010

    Give Robyn Her Knock Back

    A beloved pop star's Body Talk series withers away to treble

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Jane Fonda, the ideal Barbarella

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 17, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 1 Films by Andrew Sarris "BARBARELLA" is not nearly the disaster it had every intention of being. Somehow its comic strip conceits and Playboy-Bunny-in-Disneyland decor manage to sustain themselves for 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Pastor Attacks Yankees in Obama's Presence!

    We assume the Daily News was just being playful when it compared anti-Yankees comments made by Reverend Luis Leon in President Obama's presence Sunday to the controversial remarks made by Reverend Wright during the late Presidential campaign. Leon said during services attended by the Obamas in D.C.' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Pius XII Up for Pre-Sainthood; Jews Say, No So Fast

    Pope Benedict XVI is considering clearing the way for the beatification (a sort of pre-certification for sainthood) of Pope Pius XII, who held the Throne of Peter from 1939 to 1958. But Benedict indicates he is not unaware that "in recent years, when Pius XII is spoken of, attention is concentrated ... More >>

  • Film

    November 27, 2007

    Spanish Cinema, Then

    433-minute War on Film comes to Lincoln Center

  • Columns

    November 27, 2007
  • Film

    November 20, 2007

    Outsider Art

    Pier Paolo Pasolini made movies for and about the fringe. And he lived it.

  • Art

    August 14, 2007

    The Anxiety of Influence

    MOMA does its reputation—and utopian wealth of material—a grave disservice. Again.

  • Columns

    December 19, 2006
  • Screens

    May 23, 2006
  • Film

    May 16, 2006

    Code Unknown

    In the shadow of Da Vinci, Cannes '06's first great film: A visionary American comedy about the end of times

  • Film

    May 16, 2006

    Louvre Story

    Hanks and Howard turn bestselling Christian skullduggery into long-winded History Channel special

  • Music

    April 18, 2006

    Pain and Juice

    A grand tour of Brazilian pop that critiques sexism as it goes

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Outing Cardinal Egan

    A priest's lawsuit alleges the Catholic Church is hiding pedophile clergy—and offers a stunning reason why

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2005
  • News

    April 5, 2005
  • News

    March 29, 2005

    The Courting of Bill

    Busting that GOP dream plot: shut out Hillary by appointing hubby to Supreme Court

  • Theater

    February 22, 2005

    Trial and Terror

    The Vatican ponders whether the natives are real people too

  • Film

    February 1, 2005


    Saints and sinners: Humanist portrait of a holy nightmare

  • Music

    September 14, 2004
  • News

    June 29, 2004

    Kerry's Catholic Question

    Cardinal Edward Egan faces a defining moment in the 2004 race for the White House

  • Film

    May 4, 2004

    Whack Drac

    Dead and hating it: Atrocious accents and bad hair days in a Mummy-less monster mash

  • Film

    March 9, 2004
  • Theater

    December 23, 2003

    Holiday Humbug

    Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to Christmas pageantry

  • NYC Life

    December 9, 2003

    The Cheap Detective

    Holiday Hunting in Bargain Bins

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    Gay Catholics Act Up

    Confronting the Bishops From Within the Church

  • News

    November 4, 2003

    Mel Gibson's Jesus Christ Pose

    The Passion of the Christ Marks the Latest Chapter in the Making of a Hollywood Martyr

  • Theater

    September 9, 2003

    This Farmer's A Charmer

    Eligible SWM Seeks Hibernian Honey for Pastoral Passion

  • News

    August 5, 2003

    Get Back!

    The Gathering Storm Over Gay Rights

  • Film

    January 21, 2003

    Secrets and Lies

    The Cleric and the Clerk Who Turned a Blind Eye

  • News

    June 11, 2002

    Is Nothing Sacred?

    The Church vs. the Irreverent Media

  • News

    May 22, 2001

    Father Frank's Crusade

    A Staten Island Priest Leads a Costly and Well-Organized Campaign Against Abortion

  • Film

    April 10, 2001
  • Film

    August 17, 1999

    Fallen women on the rise

    Hopping beds and breaking barriers: Retro show de-codes a raunchy chapter in Hollywood history

  • News

    January 26, 1999

    Practical Piety

    A Guide for the Perplexed, Pg. 2

  • Music

    March 10, 1998
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