Comments in authorised biography also associate gay marriage with the Antichrist
The former pope Benedict XVI has accused opponents of wanting to silence him, while associating gay marriage with the Antichrist and attacking humanist ideologies in an authorised biography published in Germany.Continue reading “Ex-pope Benedict XVI accuses opponents of wanting to silence him”
Two case studies reveal the full extent of the Cardinal’s knowledge of sexual abuse within the Catholic church. Here’s what they tell us
Two previously redacted sections of Australia’s child sexual abuse royal commission’s final report were published on Thursday, more than two years after the commission finished its five year inquiry.Continue reading “‘He should have done more’: key findings from the newly released George Pell reports”
Pope Francis entered a heated church-state debate Tuesday night calling for “prudence and obedience” amid the coronavirus limits on Mass and other religious services.
The Catholic leader’s appeal came two days after Italian bishops expressed outrage that the government in Italy didn’t address church services in its plan to reopen businesses, social activities and sports beginning on May 4.Continue reading “Pope urges coronavirus lockdown obedience amid church-state debate”
By Ken Gillman
Last updated Mar 8, 2020 | Published on Oct 10, 2017 |
‘Proselytizing is an indispensable and inalienable characteristic of Religions; ‘believers’ are impelled to convert others because they know the real truth and must save others from their (incorrect) truths. Religions are therefore inherently divisive and alienating. As history reveals, unfettered, proselytizing soon descends the path to division, fear, and thus conflict. Consequently, religions are only peaceful, safe, moral, and acceptable when they have been made so by being neutered through the influence of rationalism, education, science, and a secular society, with a complete separation of church and state — which has not yet been accomplished by any western country.’
I have written this commentary for several reasons. I have added minor updates since Pell’s guilty verdict has been announced, although it was actually given in December 2018, and will post this version when the appeal is (finally) dealt with.Continue reading “Institutions, religions, Catholics, and perversions”
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By Joanna Szabo
March 27, 2020
Although the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal has been making headlines for years as thousands of people come forward with their own stories of abuse at the hands of priests, only one Church official has actually gone to prison as a result.
Now, that official’s retrial date has been pushed back by nearly a year due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading “Retrial Date Pushed Back in Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal Due to Coronavirus”
The bishops should end their obsession with Pell and take up their moral responsibility to victims
Cardinal George Pell’s acquittal was legally the correct decision. His relief and that of his family and many supporters will be palpable. He – not the Catholic church – was on trial and the high court has seen fit to ensure justice was served.
But it is not possible to divorce the acquittal from the broader context of the Catholic church’s history of child sexual abuse.
With the matter concluded the Catholic bishops should end their obsession with Pell and take up their moral responsibility to the victims of church perpetrators and those who obfuscated and concealed on their behalf.Continue reading “It is not possible to divorce George Pell’s acquittal from the Catholic church’s history of child abuse”