Atheists: pope shouldn’t pray Admin Wednesday, November 27, 2013 An atheist group lashes out at Francis for praying for Filipino typhoon victims. They even paid for a billboard to say so. Wouldn’t it have been better to donate to relief than to pay for propaganda? © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.