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  • Democrats accused of trying to bury Ellison abuse allegations with sluggish probe

    09/21/2018 3:41:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/21/18 | Valerie Richardson
    Democrats taking to the airwaves to denounce Judge Brett Kavanaugh have been considerably less focused on their own abuse investigation into Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said a month ago it would investigate after a former girlfriend accused Mr. Ellison of emotional and physical abuse, but since then the party has said nothing as the probe fades largely from view. That’s undoubtedly by design, said Larry Jacobs, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, who characterized the investigation as an exercise in damage control aimed at providing the party with political...
  • Michigan attorney general investigating all 7 Catholic dioceses

    09/21/2018 9:10:33 AM PDT · by blu · 12 replies
    Up North Live ^ | 9-21-18 | Madeline Ciak
    LANSING, Mich. --The Michigan Attorney General’s office says it’s launched an investigation into alleged sex abuse and assault of children in all seven dioceses in Michigan. Michigan Catholic Diocese Map by Madeline Ciak on Scribd Ads by ZINC The attorney general’s office says it’s investigating allegations dating back as far as 1950. The investigation will also include any allegations related to the cover up of sexual abuse or assault.
  • FR ROBERT ALTIER’S TRUTHFUL HOMILY ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE CHURCH

    09/21/2018 8:19:45 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 21 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | 8/19/2018 | Fr Robert Altier
    FR ROBERT ALTIER’S TRUTHFUL HOMILY ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE CHURCH The following is the transcription of the August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the second reading today St. Paul tells us that we have to make the most of our opportunity because the days are evil. We aren’t just simply living in days that are evil, we are living in the days that Isaiah spoke about, the days when they will call evil good and good evil. And we have been brainwashed into thinking that...
  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend posts medical record alleging abuse

    09/20/2018 12:54:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/19/18 | JESSIE VAN BERKEL
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan has posted a medical document on social media that shows she told a doctor in 2017 that she had been in an abusive relationship with Ellison. Monahan, who said Ellison domestically abused her in 2016, shared the patient progress notes from Nov. 2017 on Twitter several times this week. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, has denied the allegation, which emerged in August. Monahan’s son first told the story on social media, and she later confirmed what her son said. During a fight, Ellison pulled on her legs and feet...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Archbishop Viganò is almost certainly telling the truth

    09/06/2018 9:00:27 AM PDT · by scouter · 2 replies
    Edward Feser's Blog ^ | Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Edward Feser
    There are five considerations that seem to me to make it very likely that Archbishop Viganò's testimony is truthful. To be sure, given how numerous and detailed are the claims he makes, it would not be surprising if he has gotten certain particulars wrong. And perhaps in his passion he has inadvertently overstated things here and there. But the main claims are probably true. I certainly do not believe he is lying. The reasons are these: The deafening silence of Pope FrancisThe apparent silence of Pope BenedictArchbishop Viganò's concern for his own place in history and his immortal soulPope Francis’s...
  • Catholic Women’s Call to Pope Francis (Now almost 25,000 - Click, Sign and Circulate!)

    09/01/2018 2:00:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Kathryn Jean Lopez I wanted to make sure you saw the letter that some women who love the Catholic Church and her teachings organized put online yesterday. Since midday yesterday, it’s gathered about 15,000 [now over 25,000] signatures and counting. The goal of it is to get it to the Holy Father as a plea to help us in trying to know what went wrong so that we can get things right. In reads, in part: We are Catholic women deeply committed to our faith and profoundly grateful for Church teachings, the Sacraments, and the many good bishops and priests...
  • Reformers agree with Trump: Prosecutors really do abuse ‘flipping’

    08/30/2018 7:39:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 28, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    In the United States, people are supposed to be considered innocent until the government proves its case beyond a reasonable doubt in a courtroom. But with plea deals, there’s no standard of evidence, no proof. The Constitution’s guarantee of a fair trial is disappearing. “Federal criminal defendants are being coerced to plead guilty,” cautions the nonpartisan National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “There is no more heart wrenching task than explaining” to an innocent person that “they must seriously consider pleading guilty or risk the utter devastation of the remainder of their life.” Yet flipping has plenty of supporters. Peter...
  • Cover-up claims grow after tell-all letter published

    08/30/2018 12:22:32 PM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 8/30/18 | Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
    A grand jury's horrific report describing decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania has now climbed to positions of power and influence at the Vatican, including the pope himself. At the same time influential bishops and cardinals were claiming ignorance of abuse, and even blaming the 1,000-plus victims, Archbishop Carlo Vigano (pictured at left) dropped a bombshell: Pope Francis actively covered up the well-known abuses of an influential cardinal. Theodore McCarrick, a Washington archbishop, was allegedly promoted to cardinal even though it was known for years he sexually assaulted male seminarians, Vigano claimed. Vigano, a retired Vatican ambassador...
  • Chicago Cardinal: Global Warming, Migrants Are ‘Bigger Agenda’ than Sex Abuse

    08/28/2018 2:51:41 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Aug 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, has downplayed bombshell allegations that Pope Francis knowingly rehabilitated an abusive American cardinal, saying the pope has a “bigger agenda” to worry about, such as protecting the environment and migrants. In a television interview with NBC News, Cardinal Cupich commented on a recent 11-page statement by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States, that alleges a series of misdeeds by high-ranking Catholic prelates, including Pope Francis himself. “The pope has a bigger agenda. He’s gotta get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and...
  • We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage

    08/28/2018 8:14:22 AM PDT · by MeganC · 113 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | 27 August 2018 | Christine Kenneally
    It was a late summer afternoon, Sally Dale recalled, when the boy was thrown through the fourth-floor window. “He kind of hit, and— ” she placed both hands palm-down before her. Her right hand slapped down on the left, rebounded up a little, then landed again. For just a moment, the room was still. “Bounced?” one of the many lawyers present asked. “Well, I guess you’d call it — it was a bounce,” she replied. “And then he laid still.” Sally, who was speaking under oath, tried to explain it. She started again. “The first thing I saw was looking...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Father’s Thoughts on Current Crisis

    08/26/2018 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 23 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | August 23, 2018 | Chris Check
    My wife Jacqueline and I have four sons. Thanks be to God, they never fell victim to the calculating predations of a bishop or priest seeking to gratify his disordered passions. Many fathers’ sons and daughters did.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written

    08/25/2018 7:03:11 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 24 replies
    Fr. Zuhlsdorf ^ | August 17, 2018 | Fr. Zuhlzdorf
    Folks, I know that you are really angry. The depth of ugly you see in the news is often not nearly as deep as the ugly that some priests see. You are surely and rightly angry. Do you think that we priests are not? I have to remind myself that when Our Lord cursed the fig tree before His Passion, that wasn’t the model that we priests should employ when it comes to homosexual predator priests. And let’s be clear. This scandal is about HOMOSEXUALITY.
  • North Catholic HS sign vandalized amid pressure to remove Cardinal Wuerl's name

    08/20/2018 9:31:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 21, 2018
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - As pressure grows to have Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s name removed from North Catholic High School, the school’s sign was vandalized. On Monday morning, it was discovered that someone sprayed red spray paint over “Cardinal Wuerl” on the sign. The school’s principal, Luke Crawford, said the vandalism happened sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Cranberry Township police are investigating. Monday marked the first day of school for students, who have the option of wearing the normal Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic uniform or opting for a plain white or red polo shirt or white oxford,...
  • Is It Fitting for Calvinists to Adopt the Theology of a Man, and One Who Murdered Servetus?

    08/19/2018 12:48:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 87 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | May 2009 | R.C. Sproul
    As my friend Doug Phillips has pointed out, this year has brought, in the providence of God, a strange confluence of anniversaries. The two men who have had the greatest impact on these United States may well be, on the one hand, Charles Darwin, and on the other John Calvin. Darwin was born two hundred years ago this year, Calvin five hundred years ago. Our perspective on each of these men will serve as a potent bell-weather for our perspectives on a whole host of issues. In the culture wars most of our enemies will celebrate the birth of Darwin...
  • DFL Launches Investigation into Ellison Allegations; Party Chair Supports Him 'At This Point'

    08/16/2018 8:45:45 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Eric Chaloux
    Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer Party leaders addressed domestic abuse allegations involving Congressman Keith Ellison during a Thursday news conference, just two days after he won the party’s primary for attorney general. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said Ellison has their support for now as the party’s candidate. "We take these allegations seriously, we are certainly eager to hear all the answers to the questions that have been raised,” said Martin. “We continue to watch the story develop, we don't know how it's going to develop and the conclusion at this point."
  • “I Didn’t Choose For You To Drag Me Off The Bed,” Says Ellison’s Ex

    08/16/2018 4:58:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 8/16/18 | WCCO staff
    The former girlfriend of Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison sat down with CBS News on Thursday to talk about the abuse she says she endured during their relationship. Just days before the primary, Karen Monahan’s son posted on Facebook that he had seen a video of Ellison dragging his mother off a bed by her feet in Ellison’s home. Monahan spoke with CBS’s Jericka Duncan about why she decided to share her story. “At this point in time, I’m grounded and I know who I am. I have healed for a year and a half. I looked straight at him and...
  • More Questions Than Answers in New Mexico Compound Abuse Case

    08/16/2018 1:29:39 PM PDT · by ptsal · 35 replies
    NBC NEWS - Nightly News ^ | 16-AUGUST-2018 | NBC NEWS
    Compound destroyed and no one seems to know how or why. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/new-mexico-compound-mysteriously-destroyed-by-authorities-1299928131725?v=railb The "before" and "after" photos in the video clip are disturbing.
  • Keith Ellison allegations 'disturbing,' DNC says

    08/15/2018 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison, three days after he was accused of physically and verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend. “These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the DNC told NPR in a statement Tuesday evening. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.” **SNIP** Just hours after the DNC said it was reviewing the allegations, Mr. Ellison went on to win the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, easily besting four other challengers Tuesday evening.
  • Domestic Abuse Allegations Surface Against Congressman Keith Ellison (2006 stories also pop up)

    08/13/2018 11:44:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/12/18 | Mary McGuire
    **SNIP** “One night I confronted him very calm about a lie he had just told me straight to my face. What happened next was a rage that I had never witnessed to that magnitude. He was becoming a person I had never seen before. The next morning, he came into the room I was sleeping in. I was laying across the bed with my headphones on, listening to podcast on my phone. He said he was about to leave town for the weekend and told me to take the trash out. Given the explosive outrage that occurred the night before,...
  • FLASHBACK: Ellison Statement on Sen. Al Franken's Resignation

    Dec 7, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON – Following Sen. Al Franken's decision to resign from the U.S. Senate, Rep. Keith Ellison issued the following statement: "I commend the brave women who have come forward in recent weeks to share their experience of sexual harassment and assault. Their courage is immense, and has sparked a long overdue national reckoning with persistent inequities and injustices in our society. "I am grateful for Al Franken’s progressive record of accomplishment over the years—from his forceful advocacy for a free and open internet, to his important work helping to shape the Affordable Care Act, to...