Have you read this story that the New York Times ran today? The article says that Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy in Wisconsin was accused of molesting more than 200 deaf boys and even though American bishops allegedly warned top Vatican officials to act, the Vatican did not move to defrock Rev. Murphy. It’s a compelling article with some specific allegations relating to then-Cardinal Ratzinger, have a read and post your thoughts on what you think is next for Catholics and the Catholic Church. Here’s an update, a Reuters article on the Vatican response.
Posts Tagged ‘sexual abuse
6 years ago, a survey in Kenya showed a third of women between the ages of 15-49 had been abused either physically or sexually.
Same survey now and things are getting worse- the figure going up to 39 percent. Continue reading ‘Why do some men think it’s acceptable to hit women?’
He’s received a Presidential greeting like no other on his first official visit to the US, but should he be receiving such a welcome?
During his six-day visit, the Pope, as head of the Catholic Church will address the UN and lead prayers at Ground Zero. Before arriving on American soil he told reporters on board his plane that he was “deeply ashamed” of sexual abuse by US clergy and said “we will absolutely exclude paedophiles from the sacred ministry”. In recent years, the US Catholic Church, which has around 65 million followers, has paid $2bn (£1bn) to settle clergy sexual abuse cases. Continue reading ‘On Air: Should the US be welcoming the Pope?’