This multi-part exposé is a journey into the mind ofJuan J. Vaca, a child and victim of abuse, deception, evil and lies. These excerpts are from an original letter to Maciel begging him to stop the lies. 1,397 more words
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As I read When a Congregation is Betrayed: Responding to Clergy Misconduct (Alban, 2006), a series of essays edited by Beth Ann Gaeide, I was struck by the extensive work that needs to be done in churches before any kind of misconduct possibly occurs. 411 more words
A Twin Cities priest was acquitted Monday on charges of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly starting an affair with a married female parishioner he was counseling at his Maplewood parish. 259 more words
An activist pope, to be sure.
FYI: Almodóvar’s “Bad Education” treats clergy abuse in grim detail.
By Ruth Bertels
It was an ordinary August morning, Thursday, the 7th, to be precise, not yet too hot, filled with promise of a completed column, at least by mid-afternoon, with the possibility of a long walk to follow. 1,121 more words
Bishop Charles Scicluna, Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Named as One of Top Ten People of 2012
â€œThere is one of the key assistants to Cardinal Ratzinger from his years at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a man who, under the Popeâ€™s orders, has courageously toiled to â€œpurify the Churchâ€� by investigating cases of priestly sexual abuse. 2,100 more words