Catholic

sex abuse

A Tidal Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Is About to Hit New York's Catholic Churches and Boy Scouts

Survivors of child sexual abuse in the state can sue their attacker, no matter how long ago the abuse happened, starting today.
Carter Sherman
8.14.19
sectarianism

Scotland's Sectarian Orange Order Is Trying to Get with the Times

The arcane organisation with roots in consolidating colonial rule in Ireland is trying to modernise.
Liam Turbett
10.5.18
Easter

Ham- and Egg-Filled Easter Baskets Are a Proud Polish Tradition

“People come with their baskets containing eggs, bread, salt, horseradish, ham. Egg is the main component because it’s the symbol of life.”
Kamila Rymajdo
3.30.18
Poland

Some of Warsaw's Best Candy Is Sold in the Cemetery

In the Polish capital, All Saints’ Day is a time to remember saints, martyrs, and loved ones—and to gorge on delicious sweets known as pańska skórka, sold at makeshift stalls in the city’s cemeteries.
Kamila Rymajdo
11.6.17
Gluten

Vatican Takes a Stand Against Gluten-Free Communion

"Hosts that are completely gluten-free are invalid matter for the celebration of the Eucharist."
Nick Rose
7.11.17
entertainment

Aubrey Plaza Is Here to Fuck Up Your Summer

The 'Little Hours' star talks about smoking weed with nuns, the tastes of Tuscany and whether she's a witch.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
7.1.17
Pizza

The Pope Is Taking Homeless People Out for Pizza

The Holy Father has been paying for rough sleepers in Rome to be taken on trips to the beach before hitting up the pizzeria.
Phoebe Hurst
8.15.16
spirits

This Catholic Priest Makes a Better Martini Than You

Father William Dailey is a noted priest and lawyer who is currently the Thomas More Fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics & Culture. During his off-hours, however, he’s a major cocktail geek.
Aaron Goldfarb
8.10.16
Art

A Midwestern Collective Takes the Art World to Church

SiTE:LAB transformed a desanctified Catholic church into an ongoing art installation.
Kara Weisenstein
7.13.16
the vice reader

The Story of My Rape as a Young Man

"When I was raped, I learned things about myself and the world I live in that it would have been far better never to know. And for most of my adult life, the knowledge has been killing me."
Raymond M. Douglas
4.7.16
vice

Dramatic Photos of Fully Grown Adults Getting Baptised

It's not just screaming children who are taking the plunge in Romania.
Remus Ţiplea, Words by Robert Alexe
11.6.15
Stuff

How the British Army Spread Rumours of Black Magic and Witchcraft in 1970s Northern Ireland

They wanted to smear paramilitary organisations and scare kids into staying indoors.
Yann Desfougères
10.2.15
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