Vatican diplomatic immunity ploy to evade prosecution in child abuse blocked by US Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court has denied a Vatican petition to hear an Oregon clergy sexual abuse case. The decision to deny allows a civil lawsuit against the Holy See to proceed despite the Vatican’s claim of Foreign Sovereign Immunity.
“Today’s action by the Justices is an answer to the pr
Catholic group urges disenfranchised laity to send bishops a strong message by withholding Peter's Pence
A group of distinguished Catholics, among whom are Fr. Thomas Doyle, and SNAPDFW's group facilitator, Lisa Kendzior, are calling on Catholics to send a strong message to their bishops in the only place it will be felt -- the collection basket.
"Catholics have no elections, recall pro
Testimony archdiocese sought to repress shows cardinal protected admitted pedophile priest from police
Claiming that church policy at the time was to withold church knowledge of pedophile priests from the law, and that the victims, being "illegal aliens," (direct quote from the deposition) had already left the country anyway, the head of the archdiocese of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony, comment
'Why I can't accept the pope's latest apology' - SNAP's Director comments on pope's year of priest speech
"No entity can effectively police itself, least of all an ancient, rigid, secretive, all-male monarchy with a widely-documented track record with predatory employees and complicit supervisors." -- SNAP Executive Director David Clohessy
Read Clohessy's complete article in Mo
Law Remains Above the Law - Pedophile Protector Remains ArchPriest Under Vatican Diplomatic Immunity
Dozens of protesters took to the sidewalks outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston Sunday morning to voice their opinions on Cardinal Bernard Law.
Law resigned as Boston’s archbishop in 2003 following the clergy sex abuse crisis. Area Catholics said he knew of sexual misconduct
Pope's apology to victims: The Devil made us do it, as thousands of priests gather in Rome to celebrate themselves
Implying that a world without priests is a world without God, the pope punctuated his long-awaited "apology" to the victims of priest rape and child abuse by blaming it on 'the enemy,' catholic jargon for the devil.
“It was to be expected that this new radiance of the pries
Decades of Victims attend "Year of the Priest" in Rome, say lip servant pope must do more than "apologize"
Victim of sexual abuse by a priest, Joelle Casteix , member of U.S.-based Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), holds a banner during a news conference in downtown Rome June 8, 2010. -- Credit: Reuters/Tony Gentile
(Reuters) - Victims of sexual abuse by priests Tuesday demanded Po
SNAP director says focus of cardinal's trip to Ireland obscures real problem: a secretive, self-serving hierarchy
"Focusing on the laity, especially regarding mass attendance and confession, more than "misses the boat." The problem has been and remains a rigid, secretive, self-serving all-male monarchy that consistently puts its own comfort and reputation above the safety and well-being of its fl
Clerical abuse shows Catholic church needs nothing less than total reform, says Australian Catholic bishop
Calling the current crisis facing the Catholic Church arising out of sexual abuse "arguably the most serious challenge the Church has faced since the Reformation in the 16th century," an Australian bishop insists that a total systemic reform of Church structures is needed.
Church pressure contributes to defeat of NY Child Victims Act for 5th consecutive year; SNAP director responds
On Wednesday, all seven Republicans on the Codes Committee and two of the nine Democrats voted no on the state's proposed Child Victims Act, which would have allowed greater flexibility to victims of childhood sexual abuse in civil suits against their abusers.
Senator Jeffrey D. Klei
Catholic officials oppose NY Child Victims Act to prevent child abuse, expose sex abusers; Senate votes today
Later today, the NY Senate Codes Committee is expected to vote on a bill that would help prevent child sex crimes, expose child sex abusers and help those who have already been molested get justice, healing and closure.
The proposal, called the Child Victims Act, would open a one year ‘wi
Innocent nun excommunicated as bishops continue to deny cover up of child abuse by priests
As Roman priests worldwide scramble to evade prosecution for rape and the abuse of innocent children, and the Vatican's well-paid American lawyer prepares the pope's defense against charges of global complicity in these horrible crimes against humanity, an innocent catholic sister is rejec
- Vatican diplomatic immunity ploy to evade prosecution in child abuse blocked by US Supreme Court