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  • Pope Knew About McCarrick Allegations but Dismissed Them, Claims Writer of New Exposé

    02/19/2019 4:49:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/18/19 | Staff Reporter
    Frédéric Martel says papal entourage told him that Archbishop Viganò informed Francis about allegations involving seminarians Archbishop Carlo Viganò told Pope Francis about allegations against Theodore McCarrick, but the Pope dismissed them because they did not concern minors, a writer has claimed in an explosive new book about the Vatican. The book, In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality and Hypocrisy, contends that there is an extensive gay sub-culture within the Vatican. Author Frédéric Martel writes: “When the Pope dismissed the allegations, his entourage indicated to me that ‘Francis was initially informed by Viganò that Cardinal McCarrick had had...
  • Petition the State of New Jersey (Vanity)

    02/14/2019 7:19:18 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 11 replies
    How can I petition every state, but particularly New Jersey, with this request: Following the lead of the Catholic Church, I would like to ask the State of New Jersey to release a list of all public school teachers and administrators and school employees in every school district in New Jersey since 1930 that have molested a child, including the nature of the offense and whatever discipline was taken. I would also like to ask the State of New Jersey to adopt the SAME zero tolerance policy as the Catholic Church and immediately FIRE any teacher or administrator or school...
  • Woman behind the arrest of healer after claiming he was running a 'sex slave farm' commits suicide

    02/05/2019 3:58:41 PM PST · by MNDude · 40 replies
    A woman who helped to bring down a Brazilian faith healer accused of sex abuse has taken her own life in Spain. Sabrina Bittencourt, 38, died at her home in Barcelona just days after accusing John of God - real name Joao Teixeira de Faria - of running a 'sex slave farm'. She claimed young girls were held captive in a farming operation which exported babies on the black market. The women would be murdered after ten years of having babies in the alleged scheme run by the 77-year-old celebrity faith healer, who was arrested last year after hundreds of...
  • 81-Year-Old Nicholas County Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing Two Teenage Females [WV]

    01/19/2019 3:11:26 PM PST · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WOAY TV 4 ^ | January 19, 2019 | Tyler Barker
    SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – An 81-year-old man from Nicholas County is arrested after allegedly sexually abusing two females under 18 for six years. On Friday January 18, 2019, the West Virginia State Police arrested eighty one year old Summersville resident, Albert Vance, at his residence in Nicholas County. Mr. Vance is charged with two counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian or custodian and one count of first degree sexual abuse. Documents indicate between 2012 and 2018, Mr. Vance had an inappropriate sexual relationship with two females under the age of eighteen. Mr. Vance is currently being held at the...
  • Bernie Sanders staffers from 2016 campaign want a meeting to discuss 'sexual violence'..

    12/31/2018 7:01:30 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 31, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Bernie Sanders staffers from 2016 campaign want a meeting with the Vermont Senator to discuss 'sexual violence' and the 'predatory culture' they claim existed inside his camp Staffers circulated a letter asking Senator Bernie Sanders to hold a meeting that includes senior aides Letter's aim was to discuss 'sexual violence and harassment' that allegedly took place during the 2016 campaign While letter did not mention specific instances or accusations, it is meant to address 'culture of toxic masculinity' Sanders' longshot campaign in 2016 fell short of defeating the eventual Democratic nominee - Hillary Clinton More than two dozen male and...
  • Jeffrey Epstein, serial sex abuser, settles one case, apologizes. Next up: federal court

    12/04/2018 10:41:14 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story December 04, 201 Read more here: | Julie K. Brown
    A trial that could have allowed the victims of serial molester Jeffrey Epstein to finally tell their stories from a witness stand was aborted Tuesday when it was announced in court that the case had been settled. It ended with an apology — not to the dozens of women who were sexually abused by Epstein as underage girls, but to the lawyer who represented them. There is also a monetary settlement, which is undisclosed.
  • No Erasing The Vatican’s Lady Macbeth-Like Spot from View

    11/26/2018 5:52:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/26/18 | Judi McLeod
    Silent on sexual abuse among the clergy, Pope Francis, who has been loquacious on global warming/climate change and immigration, is just as much a politician as Barack Obama is Why is Francis, the fully Vatican-backed 266th Pope ignoring what the Catholic blogosphere is calling “the biggest crisis in the Catholic Church since Reformation” amidst continuing irrefutable proof that hundreds of Catholic clergy engage in regular sexual abuse and get away with it? No pontiff can hide proof of truth like a lighted candle under a bushel, nor will refusing to discuss a scandal ever make it go away.
  • Cop Tasked With Helping Child Sex Crime Victims Arrested for Raping a Child Victim he was ‘Helping’

    11/21/2018 5:36:30 PM PST · by deandg99 · 21 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11.21.2018 | Matt Agorist
    Los Angeles, CA — A disturbing case of police rape has surfaced out of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department this week as a detective assigned to handle victims of child molestation cases was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl was a victim in a case the officer was investigating and had already been raped by someone else. Detective Neil Kimball, 45, was assigned to the Special Victims Bureau, a unit tasked with investigation cases of sex crimes against children. Kimball was arrested on Friday on suspicion of rape by force and “preventing or dissuading a witness or...
  • Guam Catholic Church to file bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

    11/12/2018 10:31:07 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 7, 2018 | CALEB JONES and GRACE GARCES BORDALLO
    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s Catholic Church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced Wednesday that mediation efforts that began in September led the church to bankruptcy.
  • Report: Priest pedophilia is on the rise again, linked to homosexuality

    11/06/2018 3:45:00 PM PST · by deandg99 · 13 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    On Nov. 2, 2018, Louisiana-based Ruth Institute released a study, Is Catholic clergy sex abuse related to homosexual priests?. The Ruth Institute was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economics-trained author and writer on marriage, family and human sexuality who was the spokesperson for Proposition 8, the California ballot measure defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman which was passed by voters but nixed by an activist judge. Far-left groups including the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have criticized the Ruth Institute’s stance against same-sex marriage and other...
  • Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message

    10/21/2018 5:32:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 21, 2018 6:38 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy. The month-long synod of bishops ends next Saturday with the adoption by the 260-plus cardinals, bishops and priests of a final document and approval of a separate, shorter letter to the world’s Catholic youth. Some of the youth delegates to the meeting have insisted that the final document express an inclusive message to make LGBT Catholics feel welcome in a church that...
  • Jury awards $35 million to a woman who says Jehovah's Witnesses covered up her sexual abuse as a...

    09/30/2018 11:01:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 30, 2018 | Associated Press and Mary Kekatos For
    FULL TITLE: Jury awards $35 million to a woman who says Jehovah's Witnesses covered up her sexual abuse as a child by a congregation member he Jehovah's Witnesses must pay $35 million to a woman who says the church covered up her sexual abuse as a child at the hands of a congregation member. Issued by a jury in Montana on Wednesday, both the Thompson Falls congregation and the national organization, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, was ordered to pay $4 million in compensation and $31 million in punitive damages. The 21-year-old accuser said higher-ups told local...
  • The Catholic League on the Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Scandal

    09/13/2018 3:15:49 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 1 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 9/13/2018 | Chris Pryor
    Rick Hinshaw is the Communications Director for the Catholic League. Rick joins the show to discuss the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and other political threats facing the Church.
  • New York and New Jersey Launch Investigations of Sex Abuse in Catholic Church

    09/08/2018 11:00:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/18 | Joshua Gill
    New York and New Jersey have launched new probes into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in light of Pennsylvania’s recent grand jury report. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, moved by the Pennsylvania report on child sexual abuse, subpoenaed all eight dioceses in the state for information and documents regarding any allegations of sexual abuse, payments to alleged victims, and church investigation findings. Gurbir Grewal, the attorney general of New Jersey, meanwhile, announced the formation of a special task force assigned to investigate the way seven dioceses have handled sexual abuse allegations. (RELATED: Main Org For Catholic Business Owners...
  • When the Beloved Priest From Your Childhood Turns out to Have Been a Monster

    08/28/2018 7:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies ^ | August 28, 2018 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- Last Sunday, a city parish on the top of a steep hill overlooking the neighborhood aptly named Observatory Hill waited for her faithful to arrive for Sunday Mass, as it has every Sunday for over 102 years. It was 9:00 a.m., just a handful of days after a report was released by the Pennsylvania state grand jury on alleged sexual abuse in 54 of the state's 67 counties, a report that has rocked this tight-knit community. Some came to Mass. Some did not. Those who did had difficulty holding back tears. The somber music played by the organist...
  • Small crowd for papal Mass in Ireland (Only 130,000 of the 500,000 who bought tickets showed up)

    08/27/2018 11:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | Rick Moran
    More than 500,000 tickets for the papal Mass in Dublin's Phoenix Park on Sunday were handed out, but apparently, only about 130,000 people showed up. Irish Mirror: Over half a million tickets were snapped up for the event, but it is thought that just 130,000 people turned out. Well wishers waved flags, cheered and reached out to touch the pontiff as he passed on his way to a stage, where he then conducted the religious service for the faithful. During the mass, which was aired live on TV, the Pope asked for forgiveness for the clerical and institutional abuse...
  • Porn is slowly killing Evangelicalism

    08/24/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 12, 2018 | Grayson Gilbert
    Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader after leader (after leader!) disqualifies himself through sexual misconduct, all the while the name of Christ is slandered. Lest we...
  • 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...
  • [PA] Greensburg Diocese reveals credible allegation of sexual abuse by Monsignor Michael Matusak

    08/22/2018 12:46:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WTAE ^ | 8/22/18 | Nick Matoney
    The Diocese of Greensburg says they’ve received a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Monsignor Michael W. Matusak dating back almost 20 years.In a statement released Wednesday morning, the diocese says Matusak was removed from his place of ministry and relieved of all parish duties within 24 hours of the allegation being made. He will remain on leave until the investigation is complete.The diocese also says they phoned the allegation into the PA ChildLine and the appropriate district attorney. The diocese says this is the first and only allegation it has received against Matusak. The diocese says...
  • Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

    08/19/2018 4:28:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    New Republic ^ | June 2017 | Kathryn Joyce
    Over the past five years, in fact, it has become increasingly clear—even to some conservative Christians—that fundamentalist churches face a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse and institutional denial that could ultimately involve more victims than the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church. In 2012, an investigation at Bob Jones University, known as the “fortress of fundamentalism,” revealed that the school had systematically covered up allegations of sexual assault and counseled victims to forgive their attackers. Sovereign Grace, a network of “neo-Calvinist” churches, has been facing multiple allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse. In 2014, a New Republic investigation found...