March 14, 2013
by John Hayworth
The First Plumbline
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Bishop of Buenos Aires since 1998, and former head of the Argentine Jesuit Order, has just been elected as the new Pope of the Catholic Church. He will be known as Pope Francis I. Continue reading
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February 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI
Joseph Radzinger, aliasÂ Benedict XVI, formerly known as “The Rottweiler” fromÂ his role as attack dog for his predecessor Carol Wojtyla alias John Paul II under whose auspices he issued theÂ Criminale SolicitaccionesÂ instruction of Pope John XXIII has resigned. The uncoveredÂ instruction orderingÂ the protection of pedophile sex criminal priests and nuns at the expense of not protecting the little children they were molesting and threatening the littleÂ victims with hell if they did not keep their being raped secret did not result inÂ a RICO prosecution in the USA despite 177 out 179 AmericanÂ dioceses and their bishops andÂ archÂ bishops being found liable for massiveÂ damages inÂ court. The Bush Administration squashed civil litigations against Radzinger on political grounds that as a head of state the pope is immune from any judicial or prosecutorial proceedings byÂ International convention. Similar efforts in the UK to have citizen’s arrests of Radzinger during his papalÂ visit of 2010 were stopped by the British government, thus this gangster who orchestrated an international campaign to shield dangerous child molesters was never brought to justice for obstruction or aidingÂ and abetting fugitives from justice. The systematic rapeÂ and sodomizing ofÂ small children by Roman Catholic clergy under the protection of the church hierarchy stemmed from Australia andÂ New Zealand to the USA and Canada, to Great Britain, to GermanyÂ and beyond,Â but was found most prolific in Roman Catholic countries such as Ireland, Austria, French speaking Africa,Â and Brazil.
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Confidential personnel records are now offering a glimpse into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. They detail a pattern of cover-ups within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For years, victims have been clamoring to get their hands on these documents. Continue reading
April 5, 2011
By Francis X. Rocca
Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the early resignation of an âemotionally drainedâ bishop in Australia whose diocese has been the focus of several prominent sex-abuse scandals. Continue reading
Bruno Waterfield in Brussels
Published: 5:42PM BST 13 Sep 2010
Belgium's Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard addresses the media during a press conference in Brussels Photo: EPA
The Belgian Roman Catholic Church has begged for more time to deal with widespread child sexual abuse by its clergy because the problem is “so big and touches on so many emotions”.
A report, by a special independent commission, last week uncovered 475 cases of sex abuse committed by at least 91 priests, other clergy or church workers in every congregation in Belgium.
At least 13 victims committed suicide following abuse carried out over four decades, the investigation found.
By Nick Pisa
Last updated at 3:16 PM on 24th July 2010
A gay priest sex scandal has rocked the Catholic Church in Italy today after a weekly news magazine released details of a shock investigation it had carried out.
Using hidden cameras, a journalist from Panorama magazine – owned by Italian Prime Minister and media baron Silvio Berlusconi – filmed three priests as they attended gay nightspots and had casual sex. Continue reading
By Tim Townsend
Religion News Service
First Posted: 06- 1-10 08:21 PM
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (RNS) A group of parents from a school run by a troubled Catholic order says the school coerces their children spiritually and undermines their parental authority–concerns they are bringing to the archbishop of St. Louis.
The concerns of Gateway Academy parents come in the wake of a Vatican move to overhaul the order, the Legionaries of Christ, after its now-deceased founder was accused of sexual abuse and fathering children out of wedlock. Continue reading
Published June 02, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI, still struggling to repair the damage wrought by a wave of pedophile scandals, now faces a fresh challenge, from women loved — and often abandoned — by Catholic priests, AFP reported Wednesday.
About a dozen women have written an open letter to the pope challenging the Church’s position that priestly celibacy is a sacred commitment. Continue reading
Former Roman Catholic bishop Georg MÃ¼ller, who abruptly left his post as Bishop of Trondheim in Norway on 8 June 2009, was dismissed due to his sexual abuse of an altar boy 20 years ago, the Vatican has said. MÃ¼ller’s dismissal was confirmed to journalists on 7 April by Vatican spokesperson the Rev. Federico Lombardi. The Catholic bishop of Oslo, Bernt Eidsvig, had earlier announced the dismissal in a press release. Eidsvig has been acting bishop of Trondheim since German-born MÃ¼ller, aged 58, left. Eidsvig said the matter had not been publicised earlier because the person abused had not wanted it made public, and had requested anonymity.
Vatican attempts to defend Pope Benedict XVI in latest German child sex abuse scandal cover up.
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From The Times
February 4, 2010
A Jesuit teacher confessed yesterday to sexually abusing boys at a top German school, further engulfing the countryâs Roman Catholic Church in a scandal over the mistreatment of dozens of pupils in its care.
Almost 30 alleged victims have come forward with claims against three Jesuit staff, saying that they were abused in the 1970s and 1980s at Canisius college in Berlin, alma mater of some of the countryâs political, business and academic elite. Continue reading
Thursday, November 26 06:25 am
Archbishops will be named and shamed later when a report is published into decades of cover-ups of child sex abuse by Catholic priests. Continue reading
New York Times
By Laurie Goodstein
April 2, 2009
The founder of a Roman Catholic religious order that ran retreat centers for troubled priests warned American bishops in forceful letters dating back to 1952 that pedophiles should be removed from the priesthood because they could not be cured. Continue reading