Ratzinger papacy investigates again: this time, Medjugorjan Blessed Virgin 'sightings' targeted by inquisitors
Adding the mystics of Medjugorje to his potential heretic hit-list -- along with gay seminarians and "uppity" women in genuine ministries -- the German pope has cranked up the smoke and mirrors intended to further enshroud the sexual perversion crisis of the imploding Roman priesthood and
Vatican 13 years delinquent in submitting legally required UN report on 'Rights of the Child'
On 20 November 2009, the global community celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the unique document that sets international standards for the care, treatment and protection of all individuals below age 18.
Convicted Mother Teresa spiritual advisor used status to prey on unsuspecting families and children; SNAP responds
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled to keep Fr. Donald McGuire behind bars. McGuire is an unrepentant, narcissistic, serial child predator who used his status as a Jesuit and Mother Teresa’s spiritual adviser to prey on unsuspecting families and kids.
"This case should remind all sex abu
'Rome fiddles, We Burn' - NYTimes Columnist Marueen Dowd comments on latest Vatican priest sex crime rules
"The church still believes in its own intrinsic holiness despite all evidence to the contrary...
"The casuistic document
"There is no moral awakening here. The cruelty and indecency of child abuse once more inspires tactical contrition. All the penitence of the church
Canonist and survivors' advocate Thomas Doyle speaks out on new Roman rules for handling sex abuse by priests
"The main problem with the Vatican's latest attempt at damage control is that they continue to deny the fundamental issue: the nature of the clericalized monarchical structure of the institutional church and its role in the systematic dismantling of the reality of church as People of God.&
Catholic news outlet calls Vatican refusal to implicate bishops in sexual crime coverup 'the elephant in the sanctuary'
"Lacking in both the Dallas Norms governing the American church and Cardinal Levada’s announcement of changes in the church’s universal laws was any mention of the fate of bishops who, by ignoring the reported sexual abuse of children by their priests, allow them to victimize yet other children
Mega-church elder pleads guilty to rape of church member, and to pending charge of spreading HIV ...
[Dallas, TX] Nathaniel Tumbwe, a self-proclaimed "reverend, doctor and prince" pleaded guilty Friday to raping a church member while still an elder in the Dallas mega-church Potter's House. Tumbwe also pleaded guilty to a pending charge of transmitting HIV to another women. A third vi
Vatican reduces protection for 23.7% of potential victims of priest child rape; claims 'major contribution'
Although the recently released rewording of Vatican status quo on the priest rape crisis extends the Vatican's self-authored statute of limitations to 20 years, the Ratzinger administration has, in essence, increased the dangerous vulnerability of children between ages 14 and 18 by removing the
Vatican tweaks statute; defines "child" as under 14; groups women priests, priest rapists; remains unaccountable
In yet another grossly insensitive attempt to manipulate public opinion in its favor and against its own victims, the Vatican has produced a woefully inadequate rewrite of its long standing status quo in regards to the protection of child victims of priest and priesthood rape. SNAP's response i
Roman Catholic theologian says Vatican intends to equate women’s ordination with priest pedophilia
A "magisterial" document (i.e. a divinely sanctioned, self-proclaimed "infallible" teaching by the Roman hierarchy) to be released later this summer by the Vatican is reported to include the ordination of women in the same category as sexual abuse by priests.
Roman church, Roman Polanski use similar tactics to evade justice for sexual abuse of minors, says SNAP leader
Many in SNAP are victims of perpetrators who, even when convicted or who admit guilt, escape justice anyway by what SNAP President Barbara Blaine calls, "political clout, shrewd maneuvering or by 'running out the clock' on the statute of limitations.'
This points out
Levada, Ratzinger never intended acting on US abuse crisis, says former chair of SF Review Board
"Levada (then archbishop of San Francisco, now Vatican chief inquisitor) reported to us on the SF Review Board that it was the opinion of the Inquisition (now the Vatican's CDF, then run by Ratzinger) that canon law should always supersede American law.
"Ratzinger and his a
Vatican office headed by Ratzinger successor ignores case of still active pedophile priest from 2005 to the present
Follow the trail of official documents and letters from 2005 to the present in this telling case of a priest pedophile transferred to the US where he molested young girls, and then was transferred to India where he still, to this day, heads an "Education" office which gives him full access
Pope praises predecessor who quit the papacy for not being equal to the job
Addressing citizens of a central Italian town earlier today, the pope praised one of his 13th century predecessor popes, Celestine V, saying the lifestyle of this man, one of the several Catholic pontiffs who resigned the papacy, can serve as an example for modern men and women.
Ratzinger's office of inquisition, responsible since 1922, failed to act on abuse scandal says NYTimes
The office which Joseph Ratzinger, aka Benedict XVI, headed at the Vatican for years (formerly the "Holy Office of the Inquisition") has been shown by recent review of official Vatican documents by canon lawyers, to have been responsible all along for hearing cases of sexual abuse by prie
Supreme Court decision to refuse immunity of Vatican for priest sexual abusers could be far-reaching
This week the US supreme court issued a decision against the Vatican the importance of which has been compared by one lawyer to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
That may sound like an exaggeration, but the court's decision that the Vatican does not have legal immunity in a claim of sexua
- Ratzinger papacy investigates again: this time, Medjugorjan Blessed Virgin 'sightings' targeted by inquisitors