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If the Pope were really progressive, he'd speak about child rape

By: ELIZABETH RENZETTI

Feb. 10 2014

The Catholic Church probably thought the stormiest waters were behind. With a charismatic, groovy Pope at the helm, the church has been sailing an unexpectedly friendly sea. As if, perhaps, everyone had forgotten that thing. You know, that thing: The tens of thousands of children broken by abuse suffered at the hands of clergy. The priests left unpunished. The official silence.


UN names church for what it is: a rogue state

By Brenda O'Connor

09 FEBRUARY 2014

WE CAN tend to outrage fatigue when it comes to reports about the crimes committed within the Catholic Church in recent years. So when the UN Committee on the Rights of Children reported last week on its ongoing engagement with the Catholic Church regarding the rights of children within the Vatican and the Holy See, many people will have been tempted to ignore it.


Christians and the struggle to report child abuse

By Boz Tchividjian  

February 07, 2014

I recently came across a legal alert from a Christian organization that directs pastors who learn of suspected child abuse to first conduct their own internal investigation “to decide whether the situation requires reporting to the authorities.”  Yikes!


UN report on Catholic priest sex abuse, and a chance for Pope Francis: Editorial

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board 

February 05, 2014 at 7:00 PM

The most surprising thing about today’s scathing United Nations rebuke of the Vatican over decades of unchecked child abuse had nothing to do with its content. The allegations of systemic rape and cover-ups weren't new, nor even shocking. The report compiles a tragic list of known crimes, and scolds the Catholic Church for inaction.


Read the "devistating" UN Report on the Vatican

The UN has issued a report on how the Vatican handles clergy sexual abuse and cover up. The AP calls the report “devastating.” Reuters calls it “scathing.” We call it “on target.” Click here to read the report and the Vatican's unrepentant 150 word response – which does not contain the words “abuse,” “crimes,” or “cover ups.”


U.N. Panel Assails Vatican Over Sex Abuse by Priests


U.N. grilling: The Vatican should step up action against abuse

 


Document shows church leaders knew of abuse, but waited to report

By Madeleine Baran, MPR News, Jan 29, 2014

Archbishop John Nienstedt did not immediately report to police allegations that the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer sexually abused a child, according to a document obtained Wednesday by MPR News that the archbishop signed in 2012.


From Philly to Dallas, ex-priest a 'brutal abuser' without remorse

WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255

WHEN BILL Johnson moved into a Dallas apartment complex in October 2012, a neighbor named James rolled out the welcome wagon. Sort of.

WHEN BILL Johnson moved into a Dallas apartment complex in October 2012, a neighbor named James rolled out the welcome wagon. Sort of.
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WHEN BILL Johnson moved into a Dallas apartment complex in October 2012, a neighbor named James rolled out the welcome wagon. Sort of.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140129_From_Philly_to_Dallas__ex-priest_a__brutal_abuser__without_remorse.html#g8WFJrivDudmbi3U.99
WHEN BILL Johnson moved into a Dallas apartment complex in October 2012, a neighbor named James rolled out the welcome wagon. Sort of.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140129_From_Philly_to_Dallas__ex-priest_a__brutal_abuser__without_remorse.html#g8WFJrivDudmbi3U.99

sddddddsfsdfWHEN BILL Johnson moved into a Dallas apartment complex in October 2012, a neighbor named James rolled out the welcome wagon. Sort of.
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Do public inquiries really benefit survivors of childhood abuse?

Ruth Stark, Guardian Professional, Wednesday 22 January 2014 05.20 EST

Social care professionals need to inform the political will to seek redress for those who have suffered abuse.


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