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Pope's first year of papacy has been a failure on child abuse

Posted: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 by Keith Porteous Wood

This week marks the first anniversary of the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis. But as far as far as child abuse is concerned, it's just business as usual at the Vatican but with better PR, argues Keith Porteous Wood. Read More »

Tags: Catholic Church, Child Abuse

Vatican’s attack on its critics is a familiar tactic

Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 by David Clohessy

After hearing the UN's scathing attack on its child abuse record, the Vatican's counter-attack against its critics is a familiar tactic, argues David Clohessy Read More »

Tags: Catholic Church, Child Abuse, United Nations

Catholic cognitive dissonance: Overlooking evil

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 by Terry Sanderson

The UN's recent examination of the Holy See presented yet more evidence of the Catholic Church's responsibility for, and cover-up of, child abuse. Yet the Catholic majority remains persistently silent, argues Terry Sanderson.

After the drubbing over child abuse... Read More »

Tags: Child Abuse, Catholic Church

Will the UN finally bring the Vatican to account for its child abuse crimes?

Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 by Keith Porteous Wood

As a United Nations Committee on children's rights confronts the Vatican on its abysmal record on clerical paedophilia and criminal cover-ups, Keith Porteous Wood describes his role in bringing the Holy See to account. Read More »

Tags: Child Abuse, Pope, Catholic Church

Joseph Ratzinger’s failed papacy may have fatally undermined the Vatican

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson argues that under Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican has become despised and resented throughout the world – greatly reducing its authority. Read More »

Tags: Catholic Church, Pope, Child Abuse

There can be no cultural get-out clause for child abusers

Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 by Anne Marie Waters

It's official – raping children is wrong. Sometimes. It depends on the colour (sorry "culture") of the child being raped. Welcome to post-racism Europe. Read More »

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Murdoch no match for Benedict in the 'unfit to govern' stakes

Posted: Fri, 04 May 2012 by Alistair McBay

Does the British Government regard hacking into celebrity telephone mailboxes a greater crime than the brutal and systematic rape of innocent children? Read More »

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Child brides and licensed rape

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 by Tessa Kendall

Women in the UK are being forced to get married with threats and violence. Children under the legal age of consent for marriage or sex are also being forced to marry - and most of them are girls. Read More »

Tags: Sharia, Child Abuse, Forced Marriage

What’s a fate worse than death? Being brought up in the Catholic Church!

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 by Sue Cox

A personal testimony of child abuse in the Catholic Church from Sue Cox of Survivors Voice Europe Read More »

Tags: Catholic Church, Child Abuse

It’s good when the Vatican has a bad week

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 by Terry Sanderson

Frances Kissling, when she was head of theWashingtonDCbased liberal group Catholics for Choice (anathema to theVatican), once told us that "My job is to ensure that the pope has a bad day every day." Read More »

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