Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Castel Gandolfo Regina Caeli, Sexual Abuse Updates

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St. Martin was born in Todi, Italy. He was elected pope in 649 during the period of the last christological controversy. For his defense of Christ as true God and true man, he was exiled by the Byzantine emperor Constans II to Crimea where he died, broken by his sufferings

"Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true. That is the problem." Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Why did I greet his successor, Pope Benedict, with relief? Well, rarely in the history of the Church have two men so extraordinarily different in style, origins, tastes and even outlooks toward the future ascended back-to-back to the papacy. Yet they were close friends and collaborators in the preservation and proclamation of the faith

The Holy See released a document today outlining the procedures used by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to respond to legitimate reports of sexual abuse

Dawn Johnsen has withdrawn her bid to head the White House´s Office of Legal Counsel, throwing in the towel after interminable delays and bipartisan opposition in the Senate, in part due to some of her radical pro-abortion views

Ignatius Press founder Fr. Fessio took on additional inaccuracies in the AP story, stressing that the 1985 letter from Cardinal Ratzinger regarding the removal of Fr. Kiesle from the priesthood concerned the issue of dispensing him from his vows, not punishing him for sexual misconduct

A jury in the Brazilian city of Belém has sentenced a rancher to 30 years in prison for the murder of an American-born nun, news agencies reported

Pope Benedict XVI will meet with victims of sexual abuse by priests, but away from the media spotlight, the Vatican said Tuesday

Pope will NOT be intimidated by socialist thugs in the UK

Vicious attack against Pope's baptismal home

Polish first lady is returned to her homeland

"Nine Days That Changed The World" movie

Pope Benedict, both before he became Pope and since, has done a great deal to confront the issue. He changed the policy that kept allegations of abuse within the authority of local bishops (Alan Dershowitz's defense of B16)

A review of this pontificate demonstrates this Pope´s effort to lead Europe to a future which embraces its Christian roots in order to flourish

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