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David Bowie SPARKS Controversy With God Vs Devil Music Video For The Next Day! Watch HERE!

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David Bowie is causing quite the ruckus now that he’s back in the music scene.

His new video for The Next Day, starring Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, violently tackles both religion and devil worship, and it’s bound to catch people’s — and the Vatican’s — attention!

Including over-sexed clergymen, self-flagellation, Marion’s sudden development of stigmata, and a bit of nudity, The Next Day is definitely graphic and not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned. We can hear the criticism pouring in already!

Ch-ch-check out the video and see for yourselves if you so dare …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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The Vatican's Lawyers Go After Benetton Over Kissing Pope Ad

Filed under: Legal MattersAd Campaigns

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Well that certainly didn't take long!

The Vatican is raising hell over Benetton's new UNHATE Foundation campaign, specifically the ad that shows Pope Benedict kissing Imam Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb.

On Thursday the Vatican released a statement saying their lawyers in Italy and around the world will "take the proper legal measures" to stop the distribution of the unauthorized photo, even in the media.

The statement adds:

"This is a grave lack of respect for the pope, an offense against the sentiments of the faithful and a clear example of how advertising can violate elementary rules of respect for people in order to attract attention through provocation."

Benetton has since removed the ad from their website and issued their own statement and apologized to those who were offended.

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The Vatican: Yo, Abortions Are OK… But Only For Six Days

Filed under: Etc.Politik

The Vatican Forgives Abortion For Six Days

Everyone knows abortion is a major no-no in the Catholic Church.

If you get one, you are thereby excommunicated from the Church and looked down upon like the little heathen you are.

But

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Introducing…The iPope! Vatican Gets A Twitter!

Oh man, we wonder what this will mean!

Will all prayers now be in 140 characters or less?! LOLz!

Pope Benedict XVI made history today by not only getting an iPad at age 84, but by using it today to launch the Vatican's new website, News.va, and to TWEET for the first time!

The message read:

"Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI"

Check out a video from the big event (above)!

Glad to see the church is getting internet-savvy!

Here's hoping that they can get a little more savvy about their stance on gay rights!

Hey! Just saying!

P.S. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter!

P.P.S. CLICK HERE to "like" Perez on Facebook!

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Arrivederci! JWOWW's Off To Italy!

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Which means the rest of her Jersey Shore cohorts can't be too far behind!

This afternoon, JWOWW took to her Twitter to wish her followers farewell as she would be boarding a jet plane to be whisked off to the motherland of Italy to film the fourth season of The Jersey Shore. She tweeted out:

"Off to italy! Be back on twitter soon! Love u all n thank u for all the support xoxo"

Oh, no. Thank YOU for agreeing to be taken out of the comforts of Seasides Heights and thrusted into a world with so much culture and history, we doubt that peeing behind a bar would be considered taboo or that you'll be gawked at more than the Vatican!

Happy trails, Miz WOWW!

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Pope John Paul II Gets Closer To Sainthood

Filed under: Media Minute

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Looks like the current Pope's going to have a lot to live up to!

Today, the Vatican announced that Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1st.

The late Pope will be referred to as "the Blessed John Paul II" following the beatification ceremony, and he'll be much closer to becoming a saint.

For one to be "beatified," a post-death miracle must be proven "through the scrutiny of medical and theological experts."

Looks like John Paul should be all set to be beatified, as he's been credited for healing Sister Marie-Simon-Pierre who prayed to him, following his death. According to "experts," her prayers to the late Pope cured her of Parkinson's disease, and it was deemed "a miracle."

For John Paul II to actually reach saint status, he'll need a second miracle to be confirmed.

Guess we'll see what happens. We'll be sure to keep an ear out for any miracle reports.

Do U think John Paul II deserves recognition as a saint? Do U think it will happen?

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The Power Of Christ Compels Discovery Channel

Filed under: TV News

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Even the Catholic Church is getting into reality television!

The Discovery Network has just announced a new series, brought to you by The Vatican itself, called The Exorcist Files. The show reportedly will recreate documented stories of real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church. Each episode will explore a specific case only found in the the Vatican’s exclusive case files, as well as "interviews with the organization’s top exorcists — religious experts who are rarely seen on television." Discovery president and GM Clark Bunting explained:

“The Vatican is an extraordinarily hard place to get access to, but we explained we’re not going to try to tell people what to think… The work these folks do, and their conviction in their beliefs, make for fascinating stories."

For sure! Nothing like a good exorcism to livin' up a network lineup!

The show won't debut on the network until the spring, but if it is successful and they get the Church's blessing, the producers want to take the series one step further and join Catholic investigators on "live demon-purging ride-alongs. "

Intense! We're totes intrigued by this! Sounds positively chilling!

Send us a screener ASAP!

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