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Posted inEthics and Morality

Cardinal Pell Charged with Historic Sex Abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been a long time comin’. I have reported on this ongoing investigation before, several times. What is it with the One True Religion™? Here we have someone, Cardinal George Pell (Vatican treasurer), in one of the most senior positions in the church being accused of one of the most culturally heinous crimes. Cardinals should […]

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Why is the Vatican a State?

Reading Time: 3 minutes [This was written a few years ago when the pedophile priest scandal was at its peak. The scandal seems to have died down, but the questions that were raised have not gone away.] The central office of the Catholic Church, The Vatican, is considered a nation. No other religion is accorded this honor. Why does […]

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Hundreds of child sex abuse complaints made against Christian Brothers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Royal Commission has their work cut out for them in investigating historic sex abuse from clergy and religious institutions in Australia over previous decades. As the Guardian reports: In Australia, 853 people have made a claim or substantiated complaint of child sexual abuse against one or more Christian Brothers, with 75% of victims under […]

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Offer to Help Cardinal Pell Appear at Sex Abuse Hearing

Reading Time: < 1 minute I reported that Australian Catholic clergyman Cardinal Pell was looking to be too ill to travel by plane to a crucial hearing into sex abuse by the Catholic church. Well, it appears it may be that he has to appear by video link. However, a seemingly kindly doctor from the Netherlands has offered to step […]

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Los Angeles Catholic church files show decades of sexual abuse

Reading Time: 4 minutes As I am on holiday, I have scheduled a number of easy news repost for your delectation. From the Guardian:

Court-ordered release of documents reveal what Catholic orders knew of sexual abuse by priests, brothers and nuns

In therapy sessions, the priest confessed to shocking details he’d kept hidden for years: he had molested more than 100 boys, including his 5-year-old brother, had sex with male prostitutes, and frequented gay strip clubs.

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Papal resignation linked to inquiry into ‘Vatican gay officials’, says paper – one shitstorm to another!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well, I was just about to produce a big post on how the explosive, moving, powerful, revealing documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa, was behind the resignation of the Pope, as many have said. Well, the Guardian (reporting La Rupubblica) think otherwise. It’s not “the paedophiles”, it’s “the gays”!

One shitstorm to another.

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