Tag: pontifical

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Crimen Sollicitationis

Grindr, blackmail and confession: The life of a gay seminarian

Grindr Blackmail Gay Seminarians Title: Grindr, blackmail and confession: The life of a gay seminarian Author: Frédéric Martel Publisher: The Irish Times Date: 02MAR2019 Frédéric Martel on power, homosexuality and hypocrisy in the closet of the Vatican. Ydier and Axel are two seminarians whom I meet at the Mario Mieli cultural centre, in Rome. (Their

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News

As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate

Grey Nuns Child Abuse Title: As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate Author: Simon Nakonechny Publisher: CBC News Date: 09JUL2021 WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. Three Quebec-based religious orders that staffed residential schools in the rest of Canada have earned

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Blog

The Cult of Secrecy

Mark White Kieran Tapsell Title: The Cult of Secrecy Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 22JUN2021 On November 21, 2019, Bishop Barry Knestout appeared unexpectedly at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He insisted on meeting privately with me. (The bishop had the Vicar General with him.) The

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Opinion

New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner

Collins Irish Abuse Survivor Title: New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline.com) Date: 17JUN2021 A respected former member of Pope Francis’ commission on clergy sexual abuse has expressed disappointment in the recent revision of the criminal section of the Catholic Church’s

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News

Former Christian Brother Ted Bales admits to abusing another 19 children

Christian Brother Ted Bales Title: Former Christian Brother Ted Bales admits to abusing another 19 children Author: Adam Cooper Publisher: The Age Date: 11Jun2021 Convicted paedophile and former Christian Brother Ted Bales has pleaded guilty to abusing 19 children in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing to 50 his total number of confirmed victims.Bales on Friday

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Opinion

The Catholic Church desperately needs to change, but will it do so?

Will Catholic Church Change? Title: The Catholic Church desperately needs to change, but will it do so? Author: Ruth Gledhill Publisher: Christian Today Date: 10JUN2021 There is no doubt that at long last, the Catholic Church has heard the message that survivors and others have been crying out for decades. There is a serious problem

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Opinion

Explainer: Cardinal Marx wasn’t accused of sexual abuse or cover-up. So why has he offered to resign?

Cardinal Reinhard Marx Explainer Title: Explainer: Cardinal Marx wasn’t accused of sexual abuse or cover-up. So why has he offered to resign? Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine (America Media) Date: 09JUN2021 While Cardinal Reinhard Marx has long been a mover and shaker in the Catholic Church both in Germany and at the universal level,

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