Tag Archives: pedophilia

ITALY: Catholic Bishop Alleged To Have Known Pedophile Priest Was Meeting Teens On Grindr

The International Business Times reports: Italian police have arrested an alleged paedophile priest amid media accusation he was protected by the local bishop. Detectives allege father Antonello Tropea, 44, used gay dating app Grindr to groom teenage boys who he then paid for clandestine encounters in the southern Calabria region. Tropea was held on 18 December at the end of …

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Tony Perkins Has The Equality Act Sadz

“The rest of the country may have gotten the message from Houston — but obviously, President Obama did not. A week after his sexual extremism took a drubbing at the ballot box (62-38%), the White House is back at it, pushing an agenda even more radical than Mayor Annise Parker’s bathroom ordinance! The same day the president was featured on …

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ITALY: Catholic Priest Sacked After Blaming Pedophilia On “Affection Seeking” Kids During Live TV Interview

In Italian priest has been suspended from his parish after telling a live TV audience that he can understand pedophilia because it’s caused by “affection seeking” children. Homosexuality, he went on to say, is just a sinful disease. The Independent reports: Don Gino Flaim, 75, of the diocese of Trento in Northern Italy, has been removed from his position and …

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Bill Donohue: Accused Catholic Priests Aren’t Pedophiles, They Are Homosexuals

“An editorial in today’s New York Times cites the Vatican’s disciplinary action against its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the now-defrocked Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski. It invokes Pope Francis’ promise that in the pedophilia scandal ‘there are no privileges.’ The Times erred again by repeating the myth of a pedophilia scandal: 100 percent of the victimizers were male; 81 percent …

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Pope Meets Abuse Victims For First Time, Promises Accountability, Begs Forgiveness

Today Pope Francis met with six victims of pedophile priests in his first such meeting since becoming pontiff in March of last year. Catholic bishops “will be held accountable” for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis said Monday, his strongest acknowledgment yet of what abuse victims have been saying for decades: that the cover-ups have often been …

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MINNESOTA: Archdiocese Sued Again Over Claims It Shielded Pedophile Priest

Yet another lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis. Via MPR News: The lawsuit filed Thursday morning by St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson on behalf of a man in his 50s alleges Kern abused him starting when he was 12 years old while Kern was working at Our Lady of Grace in Edina during the …

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Catholic Church On ENDA: Discrimination Against Gay People Should Remain Legal

The United States Conference On Catholic Bishops has issued a press release and sent a letter to members of the Senate in which they declare that it should remain legal to fire LGBT people. Peter Montgomery of People From The American Way has a excerpt: While the Church is opposed to unjust discrimination on any grounds, including those related to …

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POLAND: Archbishop Blames Divorced Parents For Pedophile Priests

“Many of these cases of (sexual) molestation could be avoided given a healthy relationship between parents. We often hear that this inappropriate attitude (pedophilia), or abuse, manifests itself when a child is looking for love. It (the child) clings, it searches. It gets lost itself and then draws another person into this. How many wounds are their in children’s hearts, …

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Scott Lively: I’m Running For MA Governor

“After long contemplation and prayer I am convinced that I should run for Governor of Massachusetts. I will run as an independent. The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned …

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Priest Arrested For Rape Of Altar Boy

Another day, another Catholic priest arrested. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: District Attorney Seth Williams announced the arrest of Rev. Robert L. Brennan, 75, for allegedly raping an altar boy between 1998 and 2001, while he was assistant pastor at Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Rhawnhurst. The charges came about after a 26-year-old man reportedly encouraged by last year’s trial …

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Ex-Pope: I Never Shielded Pervy Priests

In his first public comments since resigning, today former Pope Palpatine denied the long-running accusations that he shielded pedophile priests from exposure and prosecution. The comments – which a victims’ group rejected – were made in an 11-page letter to Italian author and mathematician Piergiorgio Odifreddi, who had written a book about the problems facing the Roman Catholic Church before …

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Tweet Of The Day – Dan Savage

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REPORT: Archdiocese Of Minneapolis Covered Up For Pedophile Priest

According to a report published today by Minnesota Public Radio, the Archdiocese of Minneapolis covered up for a local priest recently sentenced to prison for child molesting. We all know Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstadt, of course, for his opposition to same-sex marriage, for declaring that Satan loves sodomy, and for advising a parishioner that she will go to hell if …

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Chris Cuomo Vs Bill Donohue

CNN host Chris Cuomo really got into it with Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue today, calling Donohue out on his history of defending the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandals. Cuomo: “The pope is giving you a different message. He’s saying: ‘Don’t make these statements about the homosexuals. Don’t make these statements about the Jews. Get back to the what your church …

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Quote Of The Day – Bill Donohue

“It was the Democrats who made the difference between last week and this week. Last week, they were indecisive; this week they decided to cast their vote in favor of a bill that discriminates against the Catholic Church. We need a lawmaker who will introduce a bill that discriminates against the public sector. The bill should suspend the statute of …

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WISCONSIN: Victims Group Wants Judge Tossed In Milwaukee Archdiocese Case

Late last month a Wisconsin judge ruled that the victims of pedophile priests and other creditors should not have access to the millions that then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan moved to a cemetery fund after telling the Vatican that he was doing so for the “improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.” Now that group wants the judge …

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Dolan Wins In Milwaukee

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: In a major victory for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a federal judge ruled that funds set aside for cemetery operations cannot be tapped to pay sex abuse settlements in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case. U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa ruled that taking even a portion of the funds would violate the archdiocese’s free exercise of …

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Cardinal Dolan Sought Vatican Permission To Shield Millions In Assets From Lawsuits Filed By Victims Of Pedophile Priests

He has denied it for years, but today the truth came out. Via the New York Times: Files released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday revealed that in 2007, the diocese’s archbishop at the time, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, requested permission from the Vatican to move nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund in order to …

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OREGON: Catholic Priest Sentenced To Six Years For Child Molestation

Wearing only his underwear, last year Father Angel Armando Perez chased a 12 year-old Oregon boy down the street after pulling the sleeping child’s pants down to take a cell phone photo. Yesterday Perez was sentenced to six years in prison. The Rev. Angel Armando Perez, 47, pleaded guilty in Marion County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree sexual abuse, …

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Religion’s Gifts To The World

Fourth in a monthly series.

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