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  • I am a sexual assault survivor. No, we should not ‘believe all women’

    09/20/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 20, 2018 | Saraa Gonzales
    “Believe all women.” In the last week, this pious new mantra of the left has been used to completely dismantle an honorable man’s reputation. It’s incredible really, the idea that, in the year 2018, your biological makeup entitles you to be believed even in the absence of one shred of evidence. Set aside for a moment that the notion is completely contrary to the American idea that we are all innocent until proven guilty, the suggestion that we should “believe all women” is also dangerously irresponsible. We are told by the left that there are no differences between men and...
  • Why Every Christian, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Very Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

    09/17/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 335 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | By Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians...
  • 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...
  • Vatican II Church Meltdown – Day 8

    09/02/2018 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 50 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 8, Anno Domini 2018 | (Editor)
    The Latest on the Viganò Letter Drama… Developments & Reactions [New developments being added as we become aware of them] This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018 “Abp.” Carlo Viganò releases new letter revealing ‘what really happened’ when Francis met privately with Kim Davis...
  • Pope Francis, you really let us down

    08/30/2018 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2018 | By Richard Jack Rail
    Pope Francis refuses to say "a single word" about the accusation by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States, that Francis knew in 2013 of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's sexual predations of young men in seminary and covered them up. I've had it with this man. He goes around redefining Church dogma to suit himself, saying there is no Hell. As the head of the Church, he doesn't have the right to do that. If he wants to gainsay Christ, he should resign his post and go on a lecture tour as a private citizen, saying...
  • The Priest Scandal and the Statute of Limitations

    08/29/2018 12:18:45 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 27, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    A recent report by a Pennsylvania grand jury has put a scandal – the one about the Catholic priests guilty of sex abuse – back in the news again. Since this particular investigation and report deals with a period that goes back seventy years, there isn’t much actual “news” in it, but it includes shocking numbers and heartbreaking stories, so it has understandably gained national attention. This Pennsylvania grand jury cast a wide net to capture the entire picture, or at least, as much of the picture of an international organization and an international problem as a state judiciary can...
  • The Epidemic of Denial about Sexual Abuse in the Evangelical Church

    08/23/2018 12:56:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2018 | Joshua Pease
    “Sexual abuse is the most underreported thing — both in and outside the church — that exists,” says Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham and a former Florida assistant state attorney. As a prosecutor, Tchividjian saw dozens of sexual abuse victims harmed by a church’s response to them. (In one case, a pastor did not report a sexual offender in his church because the man had repented. The offender was arrested only after he had abused five more children.) In 2004, Tchividjian founded the nonprofit organization Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which trains Christian institutions...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, August 23, 2018 [prayer]

    08/23/2018 12:10:56 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies ^ | August 23, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Spot on! Fr. West, Enough is Enough

    08/21/2018 9:44:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    How sincere was Pope Francis in responding to the grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses? The cynical among us, of which there are many practicing Catholics, would say about as sincere as a wife-beating alcoholic husband who tells his wife after his last beating: “I’m sorry and will never do it again.”
  • Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

    08/20/2018 9:08:31 AM PDT · by deport · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out “this culture of death” and vowing there would be no more cover ups. In a highly personal letter addressed to “the people of God,” Church language for all members, the pope appeared to be launching an appeal for all Catholics to face the crisis together and not let it tear the Church apart.
  • The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention [Sexual Abuse]

    08/18/2018 9:39:49 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 68 replies ^ | May 23, 2018 | Albert Mohler
    Sexual misconduct is as old as sin, but the avalanche of sexual misconduct that has come to light in recent weeks is almost too much to bear. These grievous revelations of sin have occurred in churches, in denominational ministries, and even in our seminaries. We thought this was a Roman Catholic problem. The unbiblical requirement of priestly celibacy and the organized conspiracy of silence within the hierarchy helped to explain the cesspool of child sex abuse that has robbed the Roman Catholic Church of so much of its moral authority. When people said that Evangelicals had a similar crisis coming,...
  • [satire] Pope Says He Will Address Sex Abuse Scandal Once He’s Finished Talking About Climate Change

    08/16/2018 7:24:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8/16/2018
    VATICAN CITY—In his first public statement on the horrifying, devastating report on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Pope Francis stated he would address the controversy in detail once he’s done talking about climate change for a few more weeks. The head of the Roman Catholic Church claimed he is deeply concerned with the tragic report, but is “just too swamped” with work fighting climate change, criticizing capitalism, and advocating for other issues of social justice to talk about the repulsive report at the moment. “Rest assured, once I have exhausted my talking points on the need for government policies...
  • Cardinal McCarrick & His Protectors

    07/17/2018 4:09:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 7/16/18 | Rod Dreher
    Well, well, well. On the front page of today’s New York Times, Uncle Ted takes a direct hit. This was a long time coming. Headline: “He Preyed On Men Who Wanted To Be Priests. Then He Became A Cardinal.” Excerpts: But while the church responded quickly to the allegation that Cardinal McCarrick had abused a child, some church officials knew for decades that the cardinal had been accused of sexually harassing and inappropriately touching adults, according to interviews and documents obtained by The New York Times. Between 1994 and 2008, multiple reports about the cardinal’s transgressions with adult seminary students...
  • Investigative report: Planned Parenthood’s systemic complicity in sexual abuse

    06/08/2018 11:58:12 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 4 replies
    LiveAction ^ | June 7, 2018 , 09:26 am | Carole Novielli
    Live Action has recently released a powerful docuseries demonstrating Planned Parenthood’s decades long complicity in the cover-up of sexual abuse. An investigative report has also been released, detailing some of the horrific cases covered up by Planned Parenthood, which receives millions in taxpayer dollars annually, including Title X funds. It also reiterates how abortion enables sexual abusers by aiding them in the ability to cover their crimes. The report, “Aiding Abusers, Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of child sexual abuse,” (which can be read here) adds to the mounting evidence of Planned Parenthood’s history and corporate culture of failing to report incidents...
  • Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson found guilty of covering up child sexual abuse

    05/21/2018 11:18:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies ^ | 5/22/18 | Nancy Notzon
    The most senior Catholic to be charged with concealing child sexual abuse — Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson — has been found guilty by a New South Wales court, in a landmark ruling. The 67-year-old was accused of covering up abuse by priest Jim Fletcher in the NSW Hunter region in the 1970s. As part of his defence, Wilson's legal team tried to argue that as child sexual abuse was not considered a serious crime in the 1970s, it was not worthy of being reported to authorities. However, Magistrate Robert Stone cast that claim aside in a ruling that could have...
  • Schneiderman Victims Warned Not to Speak Out for Good of Dem Party

    05/08/2018 5:07:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on CNN this morning, Ronan Farrow, co-author of the New Yorker story about Eric Schneiderman’s alleged abuse of women, said of his reported victims that: “friends warned them off of talking because they thought that he had the power to do too much good for the Democratic party.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Brokaw denies allegations of sexual harassment: 'I was ambushed'

    04/27/2018 12:17:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/18 | Max Greenwood
    Veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw mounted a scorching denial of allegations that he made unwanted advances on a young colleague in the 1990s, claiming in an email to several NBC News employees that he had been "ambushed" by a public smear campaign."I was ambushed and then perp walked across the pages of The Washington Post and Variety as an avatar of male misogyny, taken to the guillotine and stripped of any honor and achievement I had earned in more than a half century of journalism and citizenship," Brokaw wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Return to times tables?

    02/18/2018 6:38:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies ^ | 2/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    No, they are not going to bring back times tables, Teachers think this sort of thing is beneath them, and that making any child learn things is cruel.... But employers, if they can, somehow seem to prefer to hire Poles or Romanians. We may have the certificates. But it is the people from the old-fashioned countries that tend to have the education...... Amid all the usual fuss about guns, important information about Nikolas Cruz, the alleged Florida shooter, is as usual obscured. So here it is. The Miami Herald spoke to his aunt, Barbara Kumbatovic, who said: 'I know he...
  • Soros migration group has funds frozen amid fraud, bribery and assault claims

    02/17/2018 11:04:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | February 17, 2018 | conservativestories_1mpqtw
    A massive pro-migration group partnered with liberal billionaire George Soros has been accused of “hushing up” allegations of more than 37 cases of sexual assault, fraud, and bribery. The United Kingdom froze the funds to the International Rescue Committee, a non-governmental organization, after evidence surfaced that the group was paying off people to remain quiet about sexual assault and fraud the group committed. The IRC was given more than five and a half million pounds — which is just shy of $8 million U.S. dollars — of taxpayer funds to support a charitable mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo....
  • Man who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel

    02/16/2018 6:24:08 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Feb. 16 2018 | Lewis Kamb
    the Kent man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago — prompting other accusations to come to light, leading to Murray’s resignation — was found dead early Friday of an apparent drug overdose in an Auburn motel.