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FLASHBACK to January – Vatican bank charged with money-laundering

Filed in economy, Gold, Gold Spot Market by on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

“This corruption is continuing on a regular basis in the Vatican,” claimed Janathan Levy, a lawyer familiar with the bank. “Again, there’s no reason for a religion to have a bank that does worldwide commercial activities, dealing in gold, dealing in insurance, dealing in property and then hiding behind the Roman Catholic Church,” Levy pointed out.

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Pope: Church’s own sins to blame in sex scandal

Filed in Bank Gold, gld, Gold Spot Market, ubs by on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

In his most thorough admission of the church’s guilt in the clerical sex abuse scandal, Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday the greatest persecution of the institution “is born from the sins within the church,” and not from a campaign by outsiders. The pontiff said the Catholic church has always been tormented by problems of its own making — a tendency that is being witnessed today “in a truly terrifying way.” “The church needs to profoundly relearn penitence, accept purification, learn forgiveness but also justice,” he said. “Forgiveness cannot substitute justice,” he said. WRH permalink

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Ministry by Priest Broke Deal, Suit Says

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold Spot Market by on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

A woman from New York who says she was abused by a priest from the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church has filed an unusual lawsuit accusing the Jesuits of breach of contract for allowing the priest to perform public ministry even though he was barred from doing so because of a settlement stemming from an alleged sexual assault. WRH permalink

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Delilah Moussa gives life savings to Centrelink (Australia’s government welfare agency)

Filed in Gold Bullion prices by on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

AN elderly woman with no family has left most of her life savings to Centrelink. Lebanese-born pensioner Delilah Moussa regularly stopped in at the Campbelltown office to talk about her welfare payment, The Daily Telegraph reports. But in an unlikely return of favour, the woman donated $60,000 to Centrelink when she died in July 2007, along with a smaller amount to her church. Centrelink yesterday said the money was now being used to fund programs for seniors in Ms Moussa's former home suburb of Campbelltown. Ms Moussa was 67 when she died, had never married and had no family. A… Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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More sex victims set to break silence

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold Spot Market by on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

Catholic Church could face 400 more cases WRH permalink

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Victims slam ‘blame-shifting’ Vatican

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A US support group for victims of predator priests slammed the Vatican for allegedly seeking to shift blame for the now global child sex abuse scandal away from the church. WRH permalink

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Victims’ advocate predicts more church sex scandals in Canada

Filed in gld by on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

The wave of scandals battering the Roman Catholic Church is only the tip of the iceberg, claims a victims’ rights advocate in Quebec who has gathered more than 400 testimonies from men and women who say they, too, were abused by priests. WRH permalink

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Hundreds Honor Fallen Rochester(Mn) Marine (video)

Filed in Gold, Gold Bullion prices by on April 9, 2010 0 Comments

A giant American flag fluttered from a fire truck ladder at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial on Thursday night as hundreds of people honored a Marine from Rochester who died last week in Afghanistan. The father, mother, sister and wife of Lance Cpl. Curtis M. Swenson sat in the front row at the candlelight vigil, a somber ceremony attended by families, teenagers, gray-haired veterans and baby-faced Boy Scouts. “It's obvious that Curtis was a light to many,” said the Rev. Norman Wahl of Bethel Lutheran Church, where Swenson's family are longtime members. Swenson's father held his arm around his mother,… Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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Pope begins Easter with Church under a cloud

Filed in Gold Spot Market by on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

Pope Benedict led the world’s Catholics into Easter with the holiest day of the liturgical calendar clouded by persistent allegations of sexual abuse of children by priests. The 82-year-old pope presided at an Easter Eve service that began late on Saturday night in St Peter’s Basilica. During the service, he received six adult converts into the Church and administered the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation to them. === And … what little boys are under his robe today? WRH permalink

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Most priests accused of sex abuse were never tried, admits Vatican

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold Spot Market by on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

Catholic Church officials never prosecuted more than half the roughly 3,000 priests accused of sexual impropriety in the past decade, a top Vatican official has revealed. WRH permalink

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O’Reilly Pays Legal Bill for Fallen Marine’s Father

Filed in Gold, Gold Bullion prices by on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

No. 1 cable news host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son's funeral. According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of gay people. The church garners attention for its views by protesting high-profile funerals. Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict condemns ‘petty gossip’ over child sexual abuse scandal

Filed in Bank Gold by on March 28, 2010 0 Comments

Pope Benedict today risked inflaming opinion as he appeared to round on critics of the Catholic church over the widening sexual abuse scandal, saying he would not “be intimidated by … petty gossip”. The 82-year-old pontiff led tens of thousands of people in a Palm Sunday service in St Peter’s square. He did not mention the scandal engulfing the church directly, but parts of his sermon alluded to it. WRH permalink

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