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Pope Accused of Covering Up Child Rape in Argentina

Just a reminder that the Catholic Church’s child-abuse coverup scandal isn’t over. According to Le Monde (in French only; sorry. But here’s a story from last year about this case), lawyers are accusing the Catholic church of covering up child … Continue reading

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Holy Mother Church, Repository of Christian Moral Teaching, Incorporates Child Abuse into Orientation-Day Ethics Training Materials

File this under “about goddamn time”: VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ sex abuse commission has scored a victory within the Vatican: Members have been invited to address Vatican congregations and a training course for new bishops, suggesting that the … Continue reading

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Catholic Church 99 44/100% Pure

BillDo has a post in which he plays down the Catholic priesthood’s image problem: Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the findings of the 2011 Annual Report on priestly sexual abuse that was released by the bishops’ conference; the … Continue reading

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Tim Minchin’s Pope Song — the Clean Version

Benny Johnson at the Blaze really didn’t like Tim Minchin’s Pope Song, which he played at the Reason Rally: http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/op2-JwCNpfU From the article and comments, it looks as though the word commonly referred to as an “eff-bomb” stopped Benny’s and … Continue reading

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Victim Card Fatigue

From yesterday’s WaPo: BALTIMORE — The Penn State scandal over a former football coach accused of sexually abusing young boys “reopens a wound” for the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, a leading bishop said Monday. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the … Continue reading

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He Just Doesn’t Get It

In today’s WaPo, we find an account of the pope’s visit to Germany. He told reporters on the plane that there needs to be an examination of why people have been leaving the church recently, and the part that the … Continue reading

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Ironic Story Is Ironic

This Is Plymouth (Devon, UK) reports: A CHURCH worker whose job was to protect young people from abuse had thousands of indecent pictures of children, a court heard. Married father-of-four Christopher Jarvis, aged 49, advised the Roman Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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