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  • Abuse survivor calls for Cardinal Wuerl's resignation: 'He's criminally responsible'

    08/18/2018 5:01:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    WTTG ^ | 8/18/18 | Cori Coffen
    Two days after Cardinal Donald Wuerl sat down exclusively with FOX 5, others are coming forward to refute the Archbishop of Washington’s claims that he did everything he could to protect victims within the Catholic Church.A growing number of people are also calling for Wuerl’s resignation, including David Lorenz, the Maryland director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP.Lorenz tells FOX 5 he had direct and one-on-one interactions with Cardinal Wuerl, who was not receptive to Lorenz’s requests on handling victims in the church.“I wanted him to develop a support group that survivors could come...
  • Cardinal Burke: ‘Very Grave Problem of Homosexual Culture in the Church

    08/17/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nolte
    Cardinal Raymond Burke has called for “open recognition” of the Catholic church’s homosexual culture in light of recent revelations of sexual abuse. “I believe that there needs to be an open recognition that we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church,” Burke said in an interview Thursday, “especially among the clergy and the hierarchy, that needs to be addressed honestly and efficaciously.” he former head of the church’s equivalent of the Supreme Court said it was already “clear after the studies following the 2002 sexual abuse crisis that most of the acts of abuse were...
  • Philadelphia mom, who shelled out $25k on prom is charged with fraud for collecting disability(tr)

    Philadelphia mom, 44, who shelled out $25k on Arabian themed prom send-off for her son complete with camel and three dates is charged with fraud for collecting disability and faces 140 years behind bars Saudia Shuler, the mom who dropped $25,000 for her son's 2017 prom, has been charged with wire fraud, theft of government funds and Social Security fraud The 44-year-old was said to have applied for benefits, describing herself as disabled and unable to work, but continued working She even operated a restaurant called Country Cookin' - costing the government close to $37,000 Shuler could face a staggering...
  • At least 5 shot inside Philadelphia-area Walmart, suspect in custody, investigators say

    08/15/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting at a Walmart north of Philadelphia wounded at least five people including a customer Tuesday evening before the shooter apparently escaped from the store -- and crashed a getaway car into a police SUV, reports said. Police took the 30-year-old suspect, who has not been named publicly, into custody after workers at the Walmart in Cheltenham Township identified him, Fox 29 News Philadelphia reported. A woman was also reportedly apprehended. The incident initially erupted as a disagreement at the register, during which a man took a firearm from a woman and opened fire, police told the outlet. A...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping...’

    08/14/2018 1:24:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 143 replies
    WKDK-TV Pittsburgh ^ | 08/14/18 | Andy Sheehan
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. “Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping [Boys & Girls]’

    08/14/2018 11:47:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 1,300-plus page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. The report begins with the following statement: “We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But...
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/13/2018 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 | Matthew Medsger
    Kittanning Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at the Family-Life Church on South Jefferson Street in Kittanning. Also arrested...
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/12/2018 6:16:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Trib Review ^ | 8/10/18 | Matthew Medsger
    (Note: Croyle also runs a paper and a radio station) Kittanning (PA) Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at...
  • Pennsylvania governor announces ‘LGBT Affairs’ commission to push gay agenda

    08/11/2018 5:28:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 08/11/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, August 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, a body dedicated to promoting homosexual and transgender interests in a wide variety of ways. “The creation of the commission on LGBTQ Affairs is one step of many we have taken to ensure obstacles are removed for anyone who is facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,” Wolf said. “It’s a step we took together with our stakeholder and advocacy groups and one that those involved asked for – a commission...
  • Jordanian patriarch facing death in Houston ‘honor killings’ praised 9/11 attacks

    08/01/2018 5:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 6:26 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Brian Rogers
    A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday. Nesreen Irsan, 30, told jurors that her fervently Muslim father, 60-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was living in Conroe when the infamous attacks occurred and was happy that Americans had died. He also told his 12 children they should become suicide bombers if asked. “He said it’s what America deserves,” the daughter said as she testified against the father who has been convicted of killing her...
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • Previously deported illegal, raped child after being given a 'free pass' (Philadelphia)

    08/08/2018 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08/08/2018 | JENNIFER SMITH
    A previously deported illegal immigrant from Honduras who raped a little girl in Philadelphia after being let loose by police instead of being handed over to ICE has pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the US. Juan Ramon Vasquez, also known as Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, was first deported from the US in 2009
  • Conservative activists driven from restaurant by antifa group

    08/08/2018 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/06/2018 | Annie Geng
    Washington (CNN) Conservative activists Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk were accosted at a Philadelphia restaurant on Monday by protesters from a local antifa group. Owens and Kirk, who lead the conservative super PAC Turning Point USA, had their breakfast at Green Eggs Café prematurely ended when protests erupted outside. Owens told CNN that the protesters, who bore an antifa sticker, "immediately recognized" Kirk and her, and a much larger group approached the restaurant about 20 minutes later. She said the protesters began harassing and throwing things at Kirk and her from outside the restaurant. Videos posted by Owens, who is...
  • Defendant Released from Local Custody Despite Outstanding ICE Detainer Pleads Guilty to...

    08/08/2018 12:49:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Philadelphia, PA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Ramon Vasquez, a citizen of Honduras, pleaded guilty today to illegal reentry after deportation. In May 2009, the defendant was deported from the United States. Thereafter, in March 2014, the defendant was found back in the United States by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) officers. At that time, Vasquez was in the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. The City of Philadelphia thereafter chose not to comply with a detainer lodged by ICE for the defendant, who was instead released from custody by...
  • New fear: Democrats could win Senate

    08/08/2018 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/08/2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Confident talk in Washington that swaggering Republicans will fatten their majority in the Senate to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the fall elections is shifting to nail-biting whispers the Democrats could take charge and install Sen. Chuck Schumer as leader. Already fretting odds that the House will turn Democratic and that potential Speaker Nancy Pelosi will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a path to a Democratic Senate is beginning to emerge based on historical statistics and the anti-Trump sentiment in some areas of the country. Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ Larry Sabato...
  • [PA] Gov. Wolf announces formation of LGBTQ commission

    08/06/2018 6:12:09 PM PDT · by lightman · 48 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 6 August A.D. 2018 | Paul Vigna
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday created the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. "The creation of the commission on LGBTQ Affairs is one step of many we have taken to ensure obstacles are removed for anyone who is facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression," Wolf said in a press release. "It's a step we took together with our stakeholder and advocacy groups and one that those involved asked for - a commission to help coordinate and drive statewide equality efforts." The 40-member commission, believed to be the only one in the country, will be...
  • Killing coal by private means

    08/06/2018 10:38:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/6/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Coal has become the enemy of city-dwelling, affluent believers in global warming. Yet it continues to be cheap and available for many countries, especially China and India, that want to expand their power grids to raise their standards of living to a level approaching that of the warmists who insist that doom awaits if atmospheric CO2 levels rise. So how can the poorer countries in the world, whose governments insist on improving their citizens' lives with electricity now and worries about hypothetical assertions based solely on computer models later, be forced to comply with the elites' desires? The warmists have...
  • Reverend: Boys Hung Black Doll With Noose In Philly Playground To ‘Creep People Out’

    08/06/2018 9:36:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | August 2, 2018 | Staff
    A reverend says a black doll found hanging from a makeshift noose in a Philadelphia playground was apparently staged by a group of kids who wanted to “creep people out.” Police say they received a 911 call around noon after a city worker found a black doll hanging from a telephone wire with a makeshift noose around its neck at the Weccacoe Playground at 4th and Queen Streets.
  • Conservative Leaders Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk Attacked by Protesters While Having Breakfast

    08/06/2018 9:25:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    IJR ^ | AUG 6, 2018 | JULIO ROSAS
    While Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens were having breakfast in Philadelphia on Monday morning, a group of protesters started to heckle them. Watch the videos below: “We [were] just enjoying life,” Kirk, TPUSA's founder and president, told IJR. “And then they came outside the window and started screaming.” In a video posted to Twitter, it is shown that when Owens and Kirk went outside, a protester poured water on Kirk: Police had to then intervene to prevent the situation from escalating. “Is there a colored-only section for black police officers and black conservatives that I missed,” Owens...
  • Maxine Waters gets her wish: Antifa mob ATTACKS Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens

    08/06/2018 8:00:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | August 6, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Two of Turning Point USA’s leaders were accosted by protesters they say were Antifa in Philadelphia Monday morning, according to videos posted to Twitter. Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens tweeted a video saying she and Charlie Kirk, the organization’s founder and president, were “ATTACKED” and protested while they were eating breakfast in Philadelphia, Penn. Candace Owens ✔ @RealCandaceO Charlie Kirk and I just got ATTACKED and protested by ANTIFA for eating breakfast. They are currently following us through Philly. ALL BLACK AND HISPANIC police force protecting us as they scream “[expletive] the racist police”. [snip] Candace Owens ✔...