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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Pope Quote

“In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every question that arises, it is important to recognize dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate.” —Pope Benedict XVI, to the bishops of England and Wales on their […]

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“Charity in Truth”

Pope Benedict XVI’s third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, has been signed (on July 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul) and released. A couple snippets from the introduction: In the present social and cultural context, where there is a widespread tendency to relativize truth, practising charity in truth helps people to understand that adhering […]

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