Was the Pope involved in priest-abuser cover-ups, shufflings? Updated.

[Updated with links to additional reporting.] Based on inferences that mainstream media news reports are drawing, he was. But is this the case? The goal of this post is to provide information–particularly, information that’s not making it into the mainstream media. In addition to the scandal in Ireland of child abuse by priests (Pope Benedict’s […]

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Predictions and Fulfillment

In last month’s column, I surveyed several writers who viewed the Sexual Revolution and predicted dire effects, and I concluded with the predictions of Pope Paul VI in his 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae. The Holy Father suffered greatly and was widely rejected for his statements, but the others experienced no such effects.  So, why was Pope Paul VI verbally […]

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Who’s Abusing Whom?

I’ve been reading a new book by Leon Podles entitled Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church (Crossland Press, 2008), an eye-opening, 600-page analysis of the clerical sex abuse crisis in the Church. However one may feel about his treatment of the subject, Podles is to be commended for his candor and research, but even more for […]

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