New Zealand’s Catholic church admits 14% of clergy have been accused of abuse since 1950


New Zealand’s Catholic church has admitted that 14% of its diocesan clergy have been accused of abusing children and adults since 1950.

The church released the figures at the request of the royal commission on abuse in care, set up in 2018 by prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who said the country needed to confront “a dark chapter” in its history, and later expanded it to include churches and other faith-based institutions.

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15 Of The Most Absurd And Unforgivable Things The Catholic Church Has Ever Done


Lea Rose Emery

Updated September 29, 2021759.6k views15 items

It’s hard out here for a pope. See, when it comes to religious history, the list of Catholic Church transgressions makes for pretty uncomfortable reading. Despite exalting virtue and kindness in its teaching, church leadership has spearheaded a long history of outright unforgivable Catholic actions.

You might remember some of these improprieties from school – the Inquisition, Joan of Arc, and the trial of Galileo should all ring a bell. But not everything here is medieval. Though Vatican violence goes way back, a number of disturbing episodes are from recent history. Some of this repugnant behavior comes from popes, some was church-endorsed, and some, most unsettlingly, was just straight-up regular church practice.

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CMV: The Catholic Church is an evil organization


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I want to start off by saying I dont think just because you are catholic or a priest you’re a bad person I’m more talking about the history, principles and actions taken by the catholic church from its conception to now. I will also cede that some good has come out of it although I think the bad heavily outweighs it.

I’ll briefly touch on the pedophilia that is rampant is the catholic church although this is a widely known fact but a less widely known fact is the fact that Pope Francis and some of the highest cardinals were directly implicit in signing and creating documents saying any priests who would admit or talked about that they sexually abused a minor before 10 years after the incident occurred would be excommunicated.

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Ankunft der Bogomilen in Bosnien – “od Kulina bana i dobrijeh dana”

Das geflügelte Wort “od Kulina bana i dobrijeh dana – von Kulin Ban und besseren Tagen” spielt im Volksmund an den ersten Aufschwung eines unabhängigen bosnischen Königreichs Ende des 12. Jahrhunderts an. Einer brutalen päpstlichen Ausmerzungs-Kampagne zum Trotz gewährte damals Kulin Ban vielen Bogomilen aus Serbien und Dalmatien Zuflucht. Er

Why is Russia’s church backing Putin’s war?


Opinion by Scott Kenworthy: Church-state history gives a clue


Published: MARCH 22, 2022

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, conducts a service on Orthodox Christmas at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia January 6, 2018.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has defended Russia’s actions and blamed the conflict on the West.

Patriarch Kirill’s support for the invasion of a country where millions of people belong to his own church has led critics to conclude that Orthodox leadership has become little more than an arm of the state – and that this is the role it usually plays.

The reality is much more complicated. The relationship between Russian church and state has undergone profound historical transformations, not least in the past century – a focus of my work as a scholar of Eastern Orthodoxy. The church’s current support for the Kremlin is not inevitable or predestined, but a deliberate decision that needs to be understood.

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