Hundreds of children were raped and abused in Philadelphia and the monsignor in charge of investigating it instead shuffled priests around putting more children at risk. And of course they continue to stonewall. It occurs to me that the only accusations and convictions so far have been against priests, with none against bishops, archbishops, or […]
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A newly revealed 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland’s Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police — a disclosure that victims groups described as “the smoking gun” needed to show that the Vatican enforced a worldwide culture of cover-up. The letter definitively shows the Vatican has been consistently lying for […]
Sister Mary MacKillop of Australia was canonized by the Vatican. She exposed sexual abuse by priests of minors and in retaliation, the male hierarchy excommunicated her in 1871 and tried to shut down the order she founded. The excommunication was lifted after five months. While I suppose it’s good the Catholic Church has recognized her, […]
Yes. Teach a Catholic priest how to use a condom and he simply must rape a child. And then, his boss, Cardinal Ratzinger, must then help to cover up the child rape. All because someone taught a fifth grader where babies come from.
Leslie Lothstein at the Institute of Living in Hartford CT has treated many sexual predator priests. In a NY Times article, he said: “I had predicted 15 years ago that this would go up to the pope.” “It was a surprise for me to see how many psychopaths I met in the priesthood, Glib, callous, […]
Negating women is at the heart of the church’s hideous — and criminal — indifference to the welfare of boys and girls in its priests’ care. Lisa Miller writes in Newsweek’s cover story about the danger of continuing to marginalize women in a disgraced church that has Mary at the center of its founding story: […]
What is not clear from Andrew Sullivan’s article or the church documents is that Kiesle [the priest] was defrocked in February 1987 – and yet was *still* working in youth ministry in May 1988: The only sane voice appearing in the church’s documents is that of Maurine Behrend, who worked in the Oakland diocese’s youth […]
The AP’s story on Joseph Ratzinger’s direct involvement in delaying for six years the defrocking of a priest who had confessed to tying up and raping minors ends any doubt that the future Pope is as implicated in the sex abuse crisis as much as any other official in the church. Even worse, the boys […]
Ratzinger resisted pleas to defrock the priest over concerns about “the good of the universal church.” AP has a copy of the signed letter. This destroys Vatican lies that Ratzinger never blocked removal of a priest.
Marcial Maciel started and controlled the Legion of Christ. Right wingers loved them. Pope John Paul II protected them. At its peak, they had a fortune of $33 billion. Macial was addicted to morphine, sexually abused seminarians, fathered children by two wives. The order has been smashed (finally) and it now appears it was buying […]