Posts Tagged ‘Catholicism’
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 5, 2014
The UN has demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers, in a report released on Wednesday.
The UN watchdog for children’s rights denounced the Holy See for adopting policies allowing priests to sexually abuse thousands of children.
It heavily criticised the Vatican’s attitudes towards homosexuality, contraception and abortion.
The Vatican has set up a commission to fight child abuse in the Church.
It is expected to issue a statement on the report later on Wednesday.
The committee’s recommendations are non-binding and there is no enforcement mechanism.
In its report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said the Holy See should open its files on members of the clergy who “concealed their crimes” so that they can be held accountable.
The committee said it was gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed.
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 4, 2014
The UK’s biggest ever inquiry into child abuse has begun with shocking evidence from people who say they suffered torture at the hands of Catholic priests and nuns.
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 22, 2014
The revelation that the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago hid decades of child sex abuse was revealed through documents as part of a settlement with victims. The papers describe how church leadership reassigned priests accused of abuse to different parishes. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeff Anderson, attorney for the plaintiffs.
And gawd did nothing…
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 21, 2014
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on November 26, 2013
Like, have this rosary and magic book.. and pray to the magic man in the sky..
Cranford, NJ—American Atheists launched six billboards on Monday in central New Jersey attacking the non-helpful responses by some religions to recent natural disasters. These responses have included praying for the victims and sending bibles and rosaries instead of requested relief supplies that can save lives.
While at least $300 million has been pledged by nations around the world to help survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines, a billion-dollar non-government organization, has responded to the disaster by sending 1,000 bibles and 12,000 rosaries to survivors, according to CBS News. Additionally, the Pope tweeted for Catholics to pray for the typhoon victims. His message was retweeted 30,000 times.
“Imagine if the Pope had asked for people to send money to victims or to send needed supplies. How much more useful would that have been to the people of the Philippines? This is insulting,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “Over 5,500 people have died, so Pope Francis leads people in prayer, and they send bibles and rosaries. This is repugnant; natural disasters should not be viewed as opportunities for proselytization.” Silverman continued, “Religion is not charity. It’s business masquerading as charity, and it needs to be recognized as such.”
The billboards encourage people to visit atheists.org/relief where they are directed to three secular organizations that have campaigns to assist victims of the typhoon and the recent Midwest tornados. “These organizations provide actual services to people who need them,” said Dave Muscato, Public Relations Director, “and they are our best way to help those affected. Prayer is cheap, quick, and easy, but it accomplishes nothing. Real people are really suffering; they need real help.”
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 28, 2013
Are Hispanics losing their religion? A new study indicates Hispanic-Americans are becoming increasingly atheist, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Indeed, the number of Latinos who say they do not follow a particular religion is growing to rival the number of evangelical Hispanics. A 2013 Hispanic Values Survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute suggests that the number of Hispanics who are atheist or agnostic reached 12 percent, doubling the rate reported in 1990 by the American Religious Identification Survey. A 2012 survey by Patheos suggests the number may be as high as 14 percent. Given that 56% of Hispanics over 30 identify as Catholic, this increasing trend suggests somewhat of a dynamic shift among young Hispanics.
The trend towards agnosticism or atheism is nation-wide: a Gallup poll shows that in 2008 14.6 percent of Americans identified as non-religious, while in 2012 the number has risen to 17.8 percent. While the Hispanic number is slightly lower, it still indicates a move away from religious affiliation. The results are indicative of a wider social change, as Evangelical alignment often leads to conservative social views. The study also found that 80 percent of non-religiously affiliated Hispanics favored same-sex marriage, while only 21 percent of evangelical Latinos were pro marriage equality. Statistics for abortion found a similar result. Latina.com suggests that Hispanics are also more willing to express their faith or lack thereof, particularly among educated young adults: “becoming college-educated has … encouraged them to open up about their anti-religious stance.”
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 23, 2013
Hmm, may the catholic church should sell all the “bling”… and use the money to help the poor.. eh
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 14, 2013
Same old story…
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 13, 2013
Gawd wants money Ugga Bugga
The lavish lifestyle of a bishop who is spending €31 million on building a new headquarters in west Germany was exposed on Friday, when it emerged he has spent €783,000 on a garden, €25,000 on a table and €15,000 on a bath tub.
The bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, has been heavily criticized for the luxurious complex being built next to Limburg Cathedral in the state of Hesse. Earlier this week it emerged the costs had overrun by ten times the initial estimate from around €3 million to €31 million.
And on Friday Bild newspaper published a breakdown of the costs of the pricey project. They include €350,000 on built-in-wardrobes, €25,000 on a conference table and €783,000 on a garden.
His own apartment in the complex is costing €3 million with €478,000 going on furnishings. Guest rooms will cost €1.1 million and the new chapel €2.67 million.
The Nassauische Neue Presse newspaper also reported on Wednesday that the bishop’s bathtub cost €15,000.
Although the money is coming from church funds, the bishop has been criticized for setting a poor example.
The 53-year-old has defended himself. He told the Bild on Wednesday: “Those who know me, know that I don’t need any kind of grandiose lifestyle.”
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