Wonders of CatholicismGrowing up I found Catholicism heavy on doctrine and light on insight. The concept that truth came through authority was clearly a fraud. As an adult I appreciate Joseph McCabe who spent 12 years of the 19th century in a Franciscan monastery. His insight is that the Catholic church contains both outstanding people and scoundrels in the same proportion as the general population. Unfortunately I met none of the former in early associations with the Church (I've met some since). I'm pleased to see that the Church has come to terms (partially) with the Enlightenment, but shocked to see that many (fundamentalists) still prefer Medievalism.
How many popes are there? List of papal claimants - Pope Michael (KS) - more
Pope Michael - documentary, True Pope speaks, Popes in the wings
Pope Lucian, Pope Linus II, Pope Pius XIII, Pope Peter II - Sedevacantism - at Wikipedia
Imprimatur for Harry Potter - a concession to modernism?
Catholics accept evolution? Not all of them
Future pope arrested, at wikipedia, more from his bizarreness
Index of Prohibited Books - a Medievalism that's disappeared
Looking for that great gift your mother can give the grandkids to show how far out of touch she is? See also the Philadelphia Inquirer's take on these.
Syllabus of errors - (1864) an early attempt to suppress Modernism.
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences - how the Catholic Church avoids creationist Medievalism.
The church of my youth is the headline incident in the latest Time magazine story Catholicism in crisis
Is the periodic table just a modernist fad? Why not one of these?
The Satanic roots of the Catholic Church
Discussion of controversies in the modern Catholic church.The trivialities that people fixate upon never ceases to amaze. It's astounding how easily some pursue trivialities to the point of forgetting the importance of being human. Religion suffers from fixation on rationalizing. Virtually any doctrine can be rationalized (by someone) as being essential to human survival. Of course this problem is hardly unique to Catholicism.