Posts Tagged scandal in the catholic church

Cardinals Tainted by Scandal Gather for Conclave

Now Gathering in Rome, a Conclave of Fallible Cardinals

The sudden resignation of the most senior Roman Catholic cardinal in Britain, who stepped aside on Monday in the face of accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward priests years ago, showed that the taint of scandal could force a cardinal from participating in the selection of a new pope. His exit came as at least a dozen other cardinals tarnished with accusations that they had failed to remove priests accused of sexually abusing minors were among those gathering in Rome to prepare for the conclave to select a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. There was no sign that the church’s promise to confront the sexual abuse scandal had led to direct pressure on those cardinals to exempt themselves from the conclave.” By Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times

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The History of Sex Abuse & Cover-up in the Catholic Church … In Three Minutes

As more and more information surfaces about clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Los Angeles Archdiocese Is Accused of Failing to Release All Abuse Records), and as a report on the horrific events in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries is about to be published (Magdalene Laundries Report Published Today), perhaps it’s time to review the history of this ongoing scandal in the Catholic Church. Here is a three-minute version …

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