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

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

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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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Patron Saint of Buggery?

Filed in gld, Gold Spot Market by on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

No one can accuse the Roman Catholic church of learning from experience. Long years after fumbling its way through handling a sexual abuse scandal in the U.S., the church finds itself in the first stages of a sexual abuse scandal in Italy. And it seems determined to follow exactly the same script that brought it so much grief in the U.S.—initial denials that abuse could possibly have occurred, laughably inadequate diocese “investigations” that concluded there was no abuse, grudging acknowledgment that some abuse occurred (but far, far less than what is alleged). WRH permalink

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Scientology and FORCED Abortions among other vile practices. (VIDEO)

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Press Conference Los Angeles – Laura DeCrecenzo says she took her first Scientology course when she was six years old. She says she got married at sixteen, pregnant by seventeen, and was forced by the church to have an abortion. “I never agreed to have an abortion. Did I concede? Yes, I did. … ” Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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Del. Catholic diocese’s bankruptcy filing delays trial over priest accused of sex abuse

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A high-profile sex abuse case that was set to start Monday against Delaware’s Catholic Diocese of Wilmington and a former priest will be delayed after the church filed for federal bankruptcy protection.

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