As part of a settlement between the Archdiocese of Chicago and the victims of 30 pedophile priests, a cache of 6000 documents
has been made public, detailing the Catholic Church's efforts over many years to cover up sexual abuse and protect accused priests.
posted by reenum
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Meet Becca Stevens, Episcopal priest
, Tennessean of the year
, Nashvillian of the year
, author, podcaster
and wife of an equally cool husband.
In addition to tending her flock and raising a family, the Rev. Becca runs Magdalene House
, a residential program for women
overcoming lives of addiction and prostitution that has an 87% success rate. Women in the program work at Thistle Farms,
making all natural lotions, balms and bath products that put Mary Kaye
posted by Biblio
on Apr 10, 2006 -
Philadelphia Priest scandal unfolds
The Philadelphia Archdiocese
concealed sexual abuse by priests for four decades, but no criminal charges can be brought against the church or its priests because of the constraints of state law, according to grand jury findings released Wednesday. With 63 confirmed and as many as 170 suspected - all accused of multiple acts, Priests in the city of brotherly love
are making a mockery of the city's moniker. It's being reported that Both Cardinal Bevilacqua and Cardinal Kroll not only ignored the abuse but were complicit in preventing the abuse from being reported to the police.
posted by j.p. Hung
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Going to Hell?
According to the Vatican, sexually active homosexuals and divorced Catholics who remarry cannot be forgiven until they give up their sin. However, it came as good news for pedophile priests that priests implicated in the sex abuse scandal can be forgiven. Has the Church lost it's relevancy, or will it just take another 350 years for it to catch up with reality as was the case with Copernicus
posted by Mack Twain
on May 4, 2002 -