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Catholic League president: Priests aren’t pedophiles, molesting children is ‘what gays do’

In another coup for the seemingly part-time political pundit Bill Donohue, CNN broadcast on Tuesday a conversation about the Catholic church’s thousands of pedophilia scandals that would be awkward to even over-hear in public, let alone broadcast nation-wide. That’s because Donohue, who presides over the Catholic League for Religious and…

Boy Scouts of America sued over sexual abuse of children

With the Vatican in the grips of a pedophilia scandal, the spotlight in America is being turned on US scouting, which is accused of keeping quiet about decades of alleged sexual aggression by its leaders against young boys. The Boy Scouts of America are being sued by a man who…

During Easter mass, Pope Benedict remains silent on pedophilia scandals

Pope Benedict XVI kept silent on the pedophilia scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church during Easter Sunday addresses as Christians across the world marked the resurrection of Christ. The leader of the world’s one billion Catholics condemned the persecution of Christian minorities in Iraq and Pakistan, but failed to mention…

Vatican on defense after Pope’s associate compares pedophile scandal to anti-Semitism

Pope Benedict XVI faced fresh criticism Saturday after attacks on the Catholic Church over the pedophile priest controversy were compared to anti-Semitism, further marring Easter Week celebrations. Jewish groups and those representing victims of abuse by Catholic priests denounced the remarks by the pope’s personal preacher during a Good Friday…

Italian exorcist: Devil made NY Times attack Pope

A spate of recent news reports alleging cover-ups of child sex abuse by priests was “prompted” by Satan, says a prominent Italian exorcist. Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist, told Italian media this week that a New York Times report alleging that Pope Benedict XVI ignored reports of sex…

Letter shows Pope Paul VI knew of child abuse decades ago

Further revelations of the Vatican’s inaction to address pedophilia may tarnish not only Pope Benedict’s reputation, but that of Pope Paul VI. According to a newly released letter, Pope Paul VI and the Vatican knew about clergy abuse of children almost 50 years ago. The 1963 letter is from the…

Video: Threatened Dem compares GOP response to ‘burning of the Reichstag’

House Democrat Alan Grayson joined the growing number of Democrats who have reported threats of violence over their support of the health care reform bill.…

Man accuses pope of protecting school for the deaf’s pedophile priest

ST FRANCIS, Milwaukee — A US man claiming he was abused by a predator priest accused of molesting scores of deaf boys said Thursday Pope Benedict XVI knew about the latest sex scandal to rock the church and should be held accountable for it. “The pope knew about this. He…

Pope faces fresh claims of child sex abuse cover-up

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fresh pedophilia cover-up claims hit Pope Benedict XVI late Wednesday as church files suggested he had failed to take action against a US priest accused of molesting up to 200 deaf boys. The documents obtained by The New York Times include correspondence between the accused priest, who…

Pope apologises for priests’ child sex abuse

Pope Benedict XVI apologised Saturday for Irish priests' child sex abuse in a letter with far-reaching implications, but victims said it was not enough to address the growing scandal.…

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