For nearly two decades, a small nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has operated out of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse. And while powerful clerics have publicly pledged toContinue Reading The highest-ranking Catholic leader in England and Wales defended the reputation of the church rather than protecting children in the face of allegations of sexual abuse, a report by the independent sexual abuse inquiry has concluded. The archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was heavily criticised in the 65-pageContinue Reading 1 of 6. Catholic clergy aren’t more likely to abuse children than other clergy or men in general. According to the best available data (which is pretty good mostly coming from a comprehensive report by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2004 as well as several otherContinue Reading Catholicism is woven deeply into the Spanish-influenced culture of this land of 165,000 people. Families consider it a blessing to be closely associated with priests, and having a son grow up to be a priest or a daughter become a nun is a source of pride. That’s why allegationsContinue Reading Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation and the lack of safe drinking water. Francis was asked about the church’s opposition to condoms while returningContinue Reading

#Vatican stuns Catholics by saying gays have “gifts & qualities to offer” #Catholic #LGBT — News (@NZStuff) October 13, 2014 The document, prepared after a week of discussions at an assembly of 200 bishops on the family, said the Church should challenge itself to find “a fraternalContinue Reading A Catholic parish priest says he’s anxious about the wellbeing of his victim after pleading guilty in the Blenheim District Court to indecent assault today. Father Aidan Kay, from St Mary‘s Catholic Parish in Blenheim, was removed from his duties at the church after being charged by police. HisContinue Reading