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  • The Holy See's blindness

    10/09/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2018 | John David Powell
    Politics and sex. There was a time when some of us “seasoned” individuals believed you could not get enough of either. Sadly, that is not the case lately. Politics and sex; sex and politics. I do not know about you, but it has not been good for some folks in a long time. Sex in some form is all part of a day’s work for a political figure. It can range from criminal behavior (alleged or actual), to extramarital (real or imagined), to issues of gender (same or trans or whatever is in vogue at the moment). Former Louisiana governor...
  • Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build (And Can Help Rebuild) Western Civilization

    09/23/2018 4:19:58 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Feb 2018 | Rodney Pelletier, William Slattery
    HEROISM AND GENIUS is the dramatic flesh-and-blood account of the real men who built the West's civilization during the dark centuries after the collapse of the Roman Empire. It tells the inspiring story of how these towering giants of mankind, their minds imbued with the genius of Christianity, integrated the achievements of the Jewish people, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Germanics, creating a new society that embodied the Catholic vision of God and man, time and eternity. Although it highlights the role of priests, there are countless interesting insights into the formidable laymen and women who also shaped the new social...
  • Putting things in perspective: There Are Holy Priests, Too (They just don't make headlines)

    09/17/2018 8:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    I’ve been thinking a lot about priests lately. In truth, I often do, as some of my best friends happen to wear Roman collars. I see them on their low days, and I see them in moments of true total self-surrender. Of course, you know why I’d be thinking about them even more lately. For priests who seek holiness in loving service to God’s people — striving to see God in every person they encounter — these are grueling times. And a few conversations I’ve had lately have reminded me that the good and holy among them, while still human...
  • Two Chicago PRIESTS are caught by police performing a sex act inside a car in broad daylight

    09/05/2018 9:52:22 AM PDT · by buffyt · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/2018 | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Two Chicago PRIESTS are caught by police performing a sex act inside a car on a Miami street in broad daylight A bystander called police after spotting the two men engaging in oral sex inside a rented black Volkswagen around 3.20pm on Monday. The car was parked across the street from both a park and a children's playground. The officer said he could see Berrio, who was sitting in the passenger seat, performing oral sex on Cortez, who was in the driver's seat The officer said he could see Berrio, who was sitting in the passenger seat, performing oral sex...
  • Catholic priests arrested after allegedly engaging in sex act in car near Miami Beach: report

    09/05/2018 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    Two Catholic priests were arrested Monday after police said they were caught performing sex acts on each other in a parked car near a Miami Beach playground, reports said. Diego Berrio, 39, and Edwin Giraldo Cortez, 30, face charges of lewd and lascivious behavior after a passerby spotted the alleged rendezvous in a rented Volkswagen Beetle in broad daylight, the New York Post reported. Giraldo Cortes also faces an indecent exposure charge. The car did not have tinted windows, so officers said they were able to witness the sexual acts upon arrival, the newspaper reported. The two Chicago-area priests apparently...
  • The Modern Catholic Church

    09/04/2018 7:08:53 PM PDT · by bogusname · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/04/2018 | Salt
    Two Priests show the true purpose for their service.
  • [Catholic Caucus] St. Monica and Prayers for Priests

    08/27/2018 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-26-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Monica and Prayers for Priests Msgr. Charles Pope • August 26, 2018 • On the Feast of St. Monica, who prayed at length for her son, I’d like to say that my mother prayed for me too! And I really needed (and still need) her prayers.In this time of pain in the Church where God’s people are rightly disturbed by the sins of the clergy, I know too that many of you have assured me and many clergy of your prayers. And thus, St. Monica, especially in this difficult time is an image not only of prayers for...
  • Fr. John Lankeit's Homily on Sodomite Predator Priests [Catholic Caucus]

    The Catholic Mass for August 26, 2018 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Ruth Institute on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

    08/22/2018 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | August 11, 2018 | Father Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
    Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., Research Associate of the Ruth Institute, Answers Questions on The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal Is the current Catholic sex abuse scandal related to homosexuality?Yes. The current scandal includes mostly revelations about male on male sexual abuse of seminarians, where the victims are adults. These kinds of cases were not even considered in the responses to the 2002 scandal, which was about the criminal abuse of minors.Was the 2002 scandal also related to homosexuality?The US Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned two reports, one in 2004 and in 2011, by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to...
  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl's name to be removed from North Catholic High School

    08/22/2018 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Online ^ | 8/22/2018 | Brian C. Rittmeyer
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s name will be removed from North Catholic High School, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Wednesday morning. In a news release, the diocese said that the board of directors of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School and the board of Catholic High Schools of the Diocese of Pittsburgh accepted Wuerl’s request to remove his name from the school in Cranberry. Bishop David Zubik accepted the recommendations. The school’s name will be North Catholic High School.
  • Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

    08/17/2018 4:58:44 PM PDT · by buffyt · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2018 | By Daniel Burke and Susannah Cullinane
    A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. "We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands," the grand jury report says. "Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected;...
  • Cardinal Burke: ‘Very Grave Problem of Homosexual Culture in the Church

    08/17/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 884 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...
  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/14/2018 4:06:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 251 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/14/18 | Richard Willingham
    Child sexual abuse revealed in confession would have to be reported to police and could be used as evidence if the Coalition wins Victoria's state election, the Opposition's most senior Catholic MP has announced. The Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse last year recommended that states introduce laws to make it a criminal offence to fail to disclose abuse revealed in the confessional. The Andrews Government has not ruled it out, but said it wanted to first examine a uniform national approach. Nationals Leader Peter Walsh told the ABC a Coalition Victorian government would change the law...
  • When Churches Become Scenes of Sexual Abuse: Why Does It Happen?

    08/16/2018 9:46:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/16/2018 | Haley Halverson
    This week a grand jury reported on documents from six Catholic Church dioceses in Pennsylvania that revealed 300 “predator priests” have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 children. The grand jury report states: “We believe that the real number – of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward – is in the thousands. Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too. Some were teens; many were prepubescent… But all of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and...
  • 'Most hypocritical institution': Duterte blasts Church anew

    08/14/2018 7:47:14 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | 08/15/2018 | Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out against the Catholic Church again, breaking his promise of not making anti-Church statements. In a speech in Malacańang, Duterte explained his own concept of what God is, as opposed to the belief of Catholics. “It’s only one God, God the Father. He’s not even the father. He's God, period,” he said. The President then asked if there was a bishop in the audience, before threatening to “kick his ass.” “Is there any bishop here? I want to kick your ass, and the priest,” Duterte asked, eliciting laughter from the audience composed of businessmen...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report:‘They Were Raping Little Boys...

    08/14/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Andy Sheehan
    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 all begin to...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds of accused priests will be listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse

    08/14/2018 10:08:56 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein
    Catholics on Tuesday were awaiting the release of one of the most sweeping investigations ever on U.S. clerical sex abuse of minors — an 800-page-plus grand jury report detailing 70 years of misconduct and church response across Pennsylvania. The release is the culmination of an 18-month probe, led by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, on six of the state’s eight dioceses — Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, Erie and Greensburg — and follows other state grand jury reports that revealed abuse and coverups in two other dioceses. Legal challenges by some of the approximately 300 clergy named in the report have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Patrick Madrid on the Cristeros - Relevant Radio

    08/10/2018 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Relevant Radio ^ | 04.17.18 | Patrick Madrid
    Please click on the Relevant Radio link above. Patrick Madrid, of Mexican descent, is an expert on the Cristero War, Rebellion, Movement,
  • Catholic Caucus: Viva Cristo Rey: Catholic Persecution in Mexico - Patrick Madrid - Deep in History

    08/10/2018 6:39:19 PM PDT · by Coleus
    Please click YouTube link above