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Trying to be woke:
Bishops Showcase ‘Non-Binary’ Youth at Opening of German Synodal Path

FRANKFURT, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) - Dramatically defying Pope Francis' conservative stance on gender ideology, the German bishops have caused a sensation by inviting a person identifying as "non-binary" to address the opening assembly of the controversial "synodal path."

But the politically correct attempt at including a gender non-conforming speaker backfired on the bishops.

Mara Klein, who began her brief speech by identifying herself as "non-heterosexual" and "non-binary," almost immediately lashed out at the bishops, labelling them "an association of perpetrators" of sexual abuse in the Church.

"I hope we feel uncomfortable. We have every reason to be," the 23-year-old woman from the diocese of Magdeburg told the 230 delegates meeting on the first day of the synod in Frankfurt on Jan. 31.

"As a young person in our Church, I feel uncomfortable standing here and knowing all those in the structure has caused the results, which the MHG study only emphasized again, are gathered around me," Klein said, referring to a 2014–2018 study by academics at the universities of Mannheim, Heidelberg and Gießenby which found that 3,677 children and juveniles fell victim to sexual abuse perpetrated by 1,670 clerics between 1946 and 2014.

"I am against a polarization of clergy and laity, but I want to emphasize that we are dealing here with a massive structural sin. Show us that you can break out of it. I'm still standing here, and it's hard for me, because I believe that we can break out of it," she said.
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Serves them well. Back to the roots, mass in Latin and brimstone for all heretics! :x
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Not the Church:
Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy. Hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits are now on hold

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court early Tuesday.
The youth organization, which celebrated its 110th anniversary February 8, listed liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million and estimated assets of $1 billion to $10 billion.
The bankruptcy filing comes at a time when the organization faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, thousands of alleged abuse victims and dwindling membership numbers. As a result of the filing, all civil litigation against the organization is suspended.

Paul Mones, a Los Angeles-based attorney representing "hundreds of sexual abuse victims in individual lawsuits," called the organization's bankruptcy filing a "tragedy."
"These young boys took an oath. They pledged to be obedient, pledged to support the Scouts and pledged to be honorable. Many of them are extremely angry that that's not what happened to them and the Boy Scouts of America did not step up in the way they should have," Mones said.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/18/us/b ... bankruptcy
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Disgraced religious order tried to get abuse victim to lie

MILAN (AP) — The cardinal’s response was not what Yolanda Martínez had expected — or could abide.

Her son had been sexually abused by a priest of the Legion of Christ, a disgraced religious order. And now she was calling Cardinal Valasio De Paolis -- the Vatican official appointed by the pope to lead the Legion and to clean it up -- to report the settlement the group was offering, and to express her outrage.

The terms: Martínez’s family would receive 15,000 euros ($16,300) from the order. But in return, her son would have to recant the testimony he gave to Milan prosecutors that the priest had repeatedly assaulted him when he was a 12-year-old student at the order’s youth seminary in northern Italy. He would have to lie.

The cardinal did not seem shocked. He did not share her indignation.

Instead, he chuckled. He said she shouldn’t sign the deal, but should try to work out another agreement without attorneys: “Lawyers complicate things. Even Scripture says that among Christians we should find agreement.”

The conversation between the aggrieved mother and Pope Benedict XVI’s personal envoy was wiretapped. The tape — as well as the six-page settlement proposal — are key pieces of evidence in a criminal trial opening next month in Milan. Prosecutors allege that Legion lawyers and priests tried to obstruct justice, and extort Martínez’s family by offering them money to recant testimony to prosecutors in hopes of quashing a criminal investigation into the abusive priest, Vladimir Reséndiz Gutiérrez.
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Chichester vicar jailed for 'this is what God wants' abuse

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A former vicar who sexually abused a woman and a girl, who he told "it was what God wanted", has been jailed for eight years.

Meirion Griffiths, 81, was convicted of four counts of indecent assault last month following a six-day retrial.

He had moved to Perth in Australia from Chichester, in West Sussex, but was extradited to the UK to face justice.

Sentencing him, the judge at Portsmouth Crown Court said Griffiths' actions were an "enormous breach of trust".

Judge Roger Hetherington described the effects on the two "highly-impressionable, naive and innocent" victims as "devastating".

Griffiths was a Church of England vicar at St Pancras Church in Chichester at the time of the offences.

He was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault against teenager Julie Macfarlane - who has waived her right to anonymity - during the mid-1970s, one of them involving multiple occasions.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-51591194
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Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church

A three-year research project into paedophile Catholic clerics in Victoria has identified 16 child sex abuse networks operating over six decades involving 99 priests and Christian Brothers.

The investigation found that clergy paedophile rings shared patterns of behaviour with criminal gangs, the Mafia, terrorist cells, corrupt police, drug dealers, money launderers and price-fixing cartels.

The research showed their abuse was facilitated and reinforced by church hierarchy, including five successive archbishops of Melbourne from Daniel Mannix, appointed in 1917, through to George Pell (himself appealing against a conviction for child sex abuse) in 2001.

The researcher, Sally Muytjens, spent more than three years investigating "dark networks" of paedophile clergy in Victorian dioceses. She published the research late last year, receiving a doctorate from Queensland University of Technology.

Muytjens’ research found the largest and most active dark networks were at schools including St Alipius in Ballarat and Salesian College, Rupertswood, and orphanages including St Vincent de Paul’s in South Melbourne and St Augustine’s in Geelong.

One of the worst offenders, convicted paedophile and former Christian Brother Edward "Ted" Dowlan, was active in five of the 16 dark networks, she found.

Her study also identified Christian Brother Rex Francis Elmer as a member of two paedophile networks. The Sunday Age last week revealed that Elmer taught at Catholic schools in regional Victoria and Africa for decades after his order first knew he had abused children at a Melbourne orphanage.

In her thesis, Muytjens used a research method called social network analysis, which can reveal hidden patterns and ties between members of groups and provide insights into how they operate.

Using SNA enabled her to identify connections between clergy perpetrators and specific locations in Victoria from 1939 until 2000, unearthing what she described as a pervasive “sexual underworld” that had the potential to destroy Victorian dioceses.
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Colombia’s Catholic Church suspends 15 priests for sexual abuse

Colombia’s Catholic Church has suspended 15 priests accused of sex abuse, according to the spokesman of Archdiocese of Villavicencio, in the centre of the country.

“Fifteen priests from the archdiocese have been suspended as a precautionary measure (…) since they are the subject of a preliminary investigation,” Spokesperson Carlos Villabon is quoted by the French news agency AFP as saying.

The fifteen were accused in a complaint dated 14 February and filed by an adult male Colombian, the archdiocese said in a press release. The plaintiff, who was not identified by name, accused the priests of committing “acts contrary to sexual morality.”

The Office of the Public Prosecutor has been informed of the facts “and we have placed ourselves entirely at their disposal to collaborate with the investigation,” the church said in the press release.

The Colombian church said it had followed the broad guidelines issued by Pope Francis, advocating “zero tolerance for sexual attacks by members of the clergy.”
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Vatican sends top 2 sex crimes investigators to Mexico

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is sending its top two sex crimes investigators to Mexico on a fact-finding and assistance mission as the Catholic hierarchy in the world’s second-largest Catholic country begins to reckon with decades of clergy sex abuse and cover-up.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu teamed up in 2018 to investigate the Chilean church and its wretched record of protecting pedophile priests — a bombshell expose that resulted in every active Chilean bishop offering to resign.

Their new mission to Mexico, due to take place March 20-27, was announced Monday in Mexico and at the Vatican. Officials stressed it was not an investigation per se but an assistance mission to help the Mexican church combat abuse.
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They look straight out of some comedy movie. :mrgreen:
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US bishop resigns; didn’t speak up on priest accused of rape

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in Cincinnati has resigned after not going to his superiors with concerns about a priest who now is set to be tried on charges that he raped a boy.

Pope Francis recently accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, the Vatican announced Thursday. The announcement gave no details.

But the Archdiocese of Cincinnati noted that Binzer had already been removed as director of priest personnel “after he failed to bring past concerns about Father Geoffrey Drew’s conduct to the attention of Archbishop Dennis Schnurr” and the priests’ personnel board.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in Cincinnati has resigned after not going to his superiors with concerns about a priest who now is set to be tried on charges that he raped a boy.

Pope Francis recently accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, the Vatican announced Thursday. The announcement gave no details.

But the Archdiocese of Cincinnati noted that Binzer had already been removed as director of priest personnel “after he failed to bring past concerns about Father Geoffrey Drew’s conduct to the attention of Archbishop Dennis Schnurr” and the priests’ personnel board.

Drew is accused of raping the boy in the 1980s and 1990s, years before he was ordained as a priest and while he was music director at a suburban Cincinnati parish. Drew has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of rape. His trial was scheduled for October.

“I am deeply sorry for my role in addressing the concerns raised about Father Drew, which has had a negative impact on the trust and faith of the people of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,” the archdiocese quoted Binzer as saying. “In April, having studied this matter since last summer, the Holy See informed me that it agreed with this assessment.”

Binzer, a Cincinnati native, was ordained as a priest on June 4, 1994, and later served as chancellor of the archdiocese for eight years before being ordained a bishop. He was installed as auxiliary bishop in 2011. Binzer remains a priest in the archdiocese.
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Australian pedophile priest sentenced to more jail time

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pedophile priest was sentenced to more jail time Thursday after admitting to crimes against another four boys in the 1970s.

In all, Gerald Ridsdale is known to have abused at least 69 children. He has been behind bars since 1994 after he was sentenced to 34 years.

He had been eligible for parole in 2022. But Victorian County Court Judge Gerard Mullaly on Thursday extended Ridsdale’s non-parole period by another two years, by which time Ridsdale will be 90 years old.
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Vatican sends top 2 sex crimes investigators to Mexico

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is sending its top two sex crimes investigators to Mexico on a fact-finding and assistance mission as the Catholic hierarchy in the world’s second-largest Catholic country begins to reckon with decades of clergy sex abuse and cover-up.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu teamed up in 2018 to investigate the Chilean church and its wretched record of protecting pedophile priests — a bombshell expose that resulted in every active Chilean bishop offering to resign.

Their new mission to Mexico, due to take place March 20-27, was announced Monday in Mexico and at the Vatican. Officials stressed it was not an investigation per se but an assistance mission to help the Mexican church combat abuse.
https://apnews.com/0d0dc276465c3769368032687fabed13

They look straight out of some comedy movie. :mrgreen:

"All The Popes Men."
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Pastor who raped daughter, 14, gets light prison sentence because he is a man of God

A pastor facing life in prison for raping his 14-year-old daughter was shown mercy by a judge who was impressed by his alleged religious faith.

David Richards, 41, was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Thursday in Knox County Tennessee for raping his adoptive daughter – 60 years less than the maximum term sought by prosecutors.

As he handed down the lenient sentence, Judge Steve Sword cited Richard’s work as a pastor and the Bible study he began in jail as mitigating factors.

Richards was found guilty of rape, incest, and sexual battery by an authority figure for abusing his daughter, Amber Richards, for two years beginning when she was 14, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Victims of sexual crimes are not typically identified in court, but Amber chose to testify publicly after her adoptive father was convicted in February.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/13/pastor-r ... d-9515582/
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Polish priests defy bishop amid pedophilia scandal

Priests in the Polish diocese of Kalisz have refused to sign letters of loyalty to their bishop after a child abuse cover-up. More and more Catholics in Poland are calling on the Church to properly investigate crimes.

The documentary "Hide and Seek" by Marek and Tomasz Sekielski, which was watched by almost 7 million people on YouTube within a week, continues to make waves in Poland.

The film tells the story of two brothers who were sexually abused by a priest in the diocese of Kalisz in central Poland in the 1990s. They were 7 and 13 years old at the time. The documentary makes it clear that the local bishop, Edward Janiak, knew about the abuse and swept the scandal under the carpet. The filmmakers uncovered dozens of other cases in the diocese as well.

After the film's premiere, the diocese's council of priests, which acts as an advisory body to the bishop, was called upon to sign letters of loyalty to him. But the members of the council refused. They stated that they first wanted to wait for the results of a Vatican investigation, launched after Poland's Catholic primate, Wojciech Polak, had informed the authorities there of the abuse accusations.

Priestly resistance

The letters of loyalty from the priests' council would have been important to investigators as evidence of support for the bishop, who is accused of trying to cover up the scandal. The fact that the priests are refusing to back their bishop in this way is unusual, the Polish theologian and ex-Jesuit Stanislaw Obirek told DW.

"These priests have shown great courage, which is a rarity in the hierarchical church structure," he said. In his opinion, their actions could contribute to getting the bishop suspended.

Obirek, currently a journalist and professor at Warsaw University, left the Jesuit order in 2005 because, he said, the church hierarchy had silenced him for his criticism of Pope John Paul II. Since then, he has been even more unsparing in his criticism of the Catholic Church.
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Bishop booked for allegedly raping church visitor to ‘cast out demons' [Jamaica]

A 56-year- old bishop and businessman from St Catherine has been charged with rape and another crime following allegations that he tricked a female visitor to his church to have sex with him, claiming that the act was necessary to cast demons out of the woman.

The police said the clergyman, Winston Campbell, was charged with rape and obtaining money by false pretence after he allegedly also tricked the female into paying him $2,500 to cover costs associated with the arrangements for the act.

The police said the pastor was charged following a question-and-answer session with investigators.

Reports are that the now accused churchman met the now complainant who was a visitor to the Faith Works Church of God in St Catherine that is led by Campbell.

The police said they received reports that the pastor convinced the woman that someone had set demons to hurt her, and that he would need to help her before she dies.

The bishop reportedly took the woman to the Annex Motel in the parish, where he told her that he would need to insert a liquid through a condom into her vagina for the demons to be forced out of her body.

Bishop Campbell then allegedly placed a condom on his penis with the liquid inside, after which he punctured the condom and inserted his member inside the woman, all the time convincing her that she would be healed by the overall act.

The clergyman then reportedly took $2,500.00 from the complainant, supposedly to cover the cost of purchasing items towards her ‘healing’.
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Three priests accused of abusing a Binghamton boy in the 1970’s

A lawsuit filed against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse alleges a gross pattern of heinous sexual crimes against a Binghamton boy by 3 priests at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Central High School in the 1970’s.

The suit, filed by attorneys at Hinman, Howard and Kattel under the state’s Child Victims Act look-back window, accuses the priest at Saint Thomas and a teacher and an administrator at Catholic Central of repeatedly raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing the boy from the time he was 10 until he graduated at age 18.

Attorneys say the victim, who is now 61 years-old, suffered severe physical and psychological abuse leading to PTSD, anxiety, severe depression and chronic migraines.

NewsChannel 34 does not identify victims of sexual abuse.

The accused are former priests Robert Kloster who was the rector at Saint Thomas, David Pichette, who was a teacher at Catholic Central, and Thomas Zedar who served as the school’s principal and later the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Broome County.

The graphic abuse is laid out in a lawsuit that was filed in federal court in February.

It alleges that the abuse began in 1969 when the plaintiff served as the lone altar boy for daily afternoon mass at Saint Thomas.
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Some news from the competition:
Imam of Jamia Masjid in Model Town S block raped students for 15 years

LAHORE: The imam of Jamia Masjid in Model Town S block of Lahore has been accused of sexual abuse of children by a student at the mosque who says the cleric has been abusing the students for the last 15 years.
Qari Tahir Shah, who was the imam at a mosque & running a madrassa in Model Town, Lahore for 15 yrs, booked for raping his students. He was seen doing that in a viral video. The mullah & his accomplice are now on the run. This is what’s happening in many madrassas across country pic.twitter.com/figq3fdG7F

— Bilal Farooqi (@bilalfqi) June 21, 2020
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Ohio priest indicted on charges of child pornography and juvenile sex trafficking, US attorney says

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An Ohio priest who allegedly pretended to be a woman on social media to entice minor male victims has been indicted on child pornography, child exploitation and juvenile sex trafficking charges, a US attorney announced.
Robert D. McWilliams, 40, is charged with sex trafficking of a minor, sexual exploitation of children and transportation of child pornography among other charges, according to a news release from the US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
"Posing as a female, McWilliams allegedly enticed the minor male victims to send sexually explicit photographs and videos, sometimes threatening to expose embarrassing information McWilliams already knew about the victims if they did not send such images," according to the news release.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/03/us/o ... index.html
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↑ Beat me to it. Let them die.
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Former Cardinal McCarrick accused of participating in beach house ‘sex ring,’ lawyers allege

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Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who is charged in a new lawsuit of sexually abusing teenagers in his New Jersey beach house decades ago.
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↑ Is there also an esoteric doctrine taught only in the Deep Church™? :P
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:00 am
Witness wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:57 am ↑ Is there also an esoteric doctrine taught only in the Deep Church™? :P
I'm pretty sure "heresy" covers that one. :)
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So I was alluding to the Secret True Teachings Of The Church™, not the exoteric Catholicism peddled to the masses. Wouldn't that make a nice conspiracy theory?
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Now that's mean.
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Mexican megachurch leader charged again with child rape

The leader of a Mexican megachurch has been charged a second time with child rape after earlier charges were thrown out

LOS ANGELES -- California on Wednesday charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecution errors.

Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, was charged with three dozen felony counts.

Also charged were Susana Medina Oaxaca and Alondra Ocampo.

Prosecutors contend the three committed sex crimes and also produced child pornography involving five women and girls who were church group members. The crimes took place between 2015 and 2018 in Los Angeles County, authorities said.

García is the spiritual leader of La Luz del Mundo, which is Spanish for “The Light Of The World.” The Guadalajara, Mexico-based evangelical Christian church was founded by his grandfather and claims 5 million followers worldwide.

García and Ocampo already were being held in custody in Los Angeles County while prosecutors decided whether to refile charges. He was rebooked on $50 million bail and Ocampo was booked on $25 million bail, while Oaxaca remained free on bail, according to the California attorney general’s office.
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The whole of religion is nauseating, so…

It just means they desperately try to remain relevant, even at the price of jumping through the woke loops. Won't work, mass in Latin or nothing. (Our local churches put up posters on public transportation begging for cash. Good, means escheat.)
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↑ Ah, didn't see it from that point of view. :mrgreen: But you're right, fuck 'em (metaphorically)!




Bay Area megachurch pastor resigns amid scandal fallout

MENLO PARK — A Bay Area megachurch pastor has resigned amid growing fallout over his handling of a volunteer’s professed sexual attraction to minors — and the recent public revelation that the volunteer was his son.

Christian author John Ortberg will no longer serve as pastor of the 4,000-member Menlo Church, the church said Wednesday, a decision that came after mounting calls for his resignation and a secondary investigation into the volunteer’s behavior with children.

“In recent days and after a process of mutual discernment with John and in consultation with the Presbytery, it is with a heavy heart that the board unanimously concluded that John should resign as Senior Pastor of our church,” the church’s Elder Board wrote in a letter posted to the church website. “He agreed and tendered his resignation last week.”

Board members felt that Ortberg’s “poor judgment … resulted in pain and broken trust” across the church community and worried that a lengthy investigation would sow further ill will among members, the letter explained.

The scandal began unfolding in July 2018, when a church volunteer disclosed to Ortberg that they had struggled with an unwanted attraction to children — but had never acted on the impulse, Board Chair Beth Seabolt told parishioners in a January email.

According to the board, Ortberg did not tell other church leaders about the volunteer’s statements and “failed to take the required steps to prevent the person from volunteering with minors at the Menlo Park campus.” About 18 months later, the volunteer made the same disclosure to someone else — this time to Ortberg’s other son, the author and Slate columnist Danny Lavery.

Lavery did not identify the volunteer publicly at the time, but said that that he reported the disclosure to Menlo Church elders within days. Ortberg was placed on leave in November and returned to the pulpit in late January.

A few months later, on June 28th, Lavery revealed in a series of tweets that the volunteer was his brother, and called for his father’s resignation from the church. In a July 6 letter to the congregation, Ortberg himself confirmed that the volunteer was one of his own children.

“When my son first spoke to me, I should have immediately asked our church Elders for counsel and I should have exerted my full influence to ensure that he did not volunteer again at any event with kids and youth,” Ortberg wrote.
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Incredible the persecution Christians had to suffer for 2000 years! :shock:
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Indeed. One would have thought they'd have learned better by now. Stupid fuckers.
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That's the problem with magic spells: one slight error in the formula and the demon you thought you had securely summoned will rip your head off. :P
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Q anon is right about the religions


So many pedos, so much sadism and extreme fuckery
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I mean goddamn, the fucking Mormons STARTED OUT AS A PEDO CULT
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It’s why Smith was lynched, and they had to flee to Utah
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German Catholic Church decides on new compensation model for abuse victims

The Conference of German Catholic bishops has announced plans to compensate abuse victims up to €50,000 each. Much more than the previous average payout, but much less than survivors had hoped for.

A statement by the Conference of German Catholic Bishops revealed new plans on Thursday to pay survivors of abuse at the hands of Catholic priests compensation of up to €50,000 ($58,000).

The compensation consists of a one-off payment for each affected individual as determined by an independent decision-making body, the chair of the Bishops' Conference, Georg Bätzing, announced in the central German city of Fulda.

Victims will also be able to request that costs for individual or couples therapy be paid for by the Church.

Compensation claims determined by independent body

The new model would come into effect from the beginning of 2021. Until now, abuse survivors have received an average of €5,000 in compensation.

Bätzing emphasized that a unified framework would be guaranteed for all 27 dioceses and that solutions found satisfactory in previous years would continue.

The independent body to determine the validity of claims will be made up of professionals from the fields of medicine, law, psychology and pedagogy, and may not be employed by the Church.

This body will not only decide on the amounts to be paid, but also sort out the payments themselves in hopes of speeding up the process.

The victims of abuse had demanded greater sums in compensation, up to six-figures, especially for those who had been left unable to work. An independent working group at a previously held conference had suggested up to €400,000.
https://www.dw.com/en/german-catholic-c ... a-55044425
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Orange City pastor accused of possessing child porn

Bryan Scott Carrejo, 33, of Orange City was arrested on five counts of possession of child pornography Wednesday.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement says their investigation into Carrejo, a pastor at Victory Chapel in Orange City, began after agents were told someone in his home was offering to share child pornography on the internet.

According to FDLE, during a search of Carrejo’s residence they found several files depicting children as young as eight years old.
https://www.wftv.com/news/local/orange- ... 26WUTL7LM/
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Ex-BBC presenter and pastor jailed for 10 years for prolific sexual abuse

Benjamin Thomas pleaded guilty to 40 offences over 30 years, mainly against teenage boys

A former pastor and BBC television presenter has been jailed for 10 years and four months after he admitted abusing boys and men over almost three decades.

Ben Thomas, 44, carried out many of his attacks while his victims were sleeping at Christian camps and conferences, Mold crown court in north Wales heard.

Sentencing Thomas for 40 sexual offences involving 33 boys and men, the judge, Timothy Petts, said: “For nearly 30 years, you hid a dark secret, namely that you were a prolific sex abuser.”

The vast majority of Thomas’s victims were teenage boys and Petts said Thomas used his position as a “respected church leader” to pinpoint victims. The judge said Thomas, who began the sexual abuse when he was 14 or 15, had a “facade of respectability” but was a dangerous offender, and ruled he would be on the sex offender register for life.

Thomas worked for BBC Wales as a presenter on Ffeil, the Welsh language news programme for young people, and as a reporter on Wales Today. He left the BBC in 2005 to preach on the streets of London before returning to Wales in 2008 as the pastor of the Criccieth Family Church in Gwynedd.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... -sex-abuse
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Middlesboro pastor arrested in Tennessee on child sex charges

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 56-year-old pastor of a Middlesboro, Ky. church was arrested Monday night in Claiborne County, Tenn., on child sex-related charges.

According to WRIL Radio, Frank Noe, of Speedwell, Tenn., was arrested by Claiborne County Sheriff’s investigator Eric Fraley on five counts of child rape and one count of incest.

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Noe is a pastor at Bennett’s Fork Baptist Church in Middlesboro, according to the radio station.
https://www.wtvq.com/2020/10/06/middles ... x-charges/
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Vatican trial for sex abuse in pope’s youth seminary opens

VATICAN CITY (AP) — For the first time, a clergy sex abuse trial opened Wednesday in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal, with one priest accused of molesting an altar boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary and another priest accused of covering it up.

The case concerns the closed world of the St. Pius X youth seminary, a palazzo inside the Vatican walls just across the street from where Pope Francis lives and the criminal tribunal itself. The seminary, which is run by a Como, Italy-based association of priests, serves as a residence for boys aged 12 to 18, who serve as altar boys at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Whistleblower Kamil Jarzembowski meets journalists outside St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other accused of covering it up. The proceedings starting Wednesday were forced on the Holy See after victims and Jarzembowski went public in 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — For the first time, a clergy sex abuse trial opened Wednesday in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal, with one priest accused of molesting an altar boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary and another priest accused of covering it up.

The case concerns the closed world of the St. Pius X youth seminary, a palazzo inside the Vatican walls just across the street from where Pope Francis lives and the criminal tribunal itself. The seminary, which is run by a Como, Italy-based association of priests, serves as a residence for boys aged 12 to 18, who serve as altar boys at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica.

According to the indictment read aloud Wednesday, the Rev. Gabriele Martinelli, 28, is accused of abusing his authority as a more senior seminarian to force a younger seminarian into “carnal acts” of sodomy and masturbation, using violence and threats, from 2007-2012.

The former seminary rector, the Rev. Enrico Radice, is charged with having helped Martinelli avoid investigators by telling the Como bishop that the victim’s allegations were baseless and telling Vatican prosecutors that he knew of no sexual misconduct in the seminary.

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The charges suggested that Radice’s alleged cover-up went beyond what was previously known and put into question Martinelli’s very ordination. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Radice not only helped Martinelli evade investigators in the years prior to becoming a priest, but also falsified a letter from the Como bishop announcing Martinelli’s imminent ordination.

The scandal is particularly grave because the abuse allegedly occurred within Vatican City itself, and the allegations were known since at least 2012 but were covered up by the Vatican and other church authorities until the victim and his roommate went public in 2017.

Their stories greatly undermined Pope Francis’ pledges of “zero tolerance” for abuse because the alleged crimes occurred in his own backyard and had gone unpunished for years. Eventually though, Francis waived the statute of limitations in the case and signed off on a new policy for Vatican City requiring such crimes to be reported to Vatican prosecutors.
https://apnews.com/article/sexual-abuse ... c7521ad662
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Something about money, for a change:
Vatican: Italian woman arrested in fraud scandal

Police in Milan say they have arrested a 39-year-old Italian woman, who has worked for Cardinal Angelo Becciu, a senior Vatican official who was demoted last month over embezzlement claims.

Cecilia Marogna says she was paid €500,000 ($587,000; £454,000) by Cardinal Becciu.

Ms Marogna was arrested after an Interpol warrant was issued at the Holy See's request, according to reports.

Both Ms Marogna and Cardinal Becciu have denied any wrongdoing.

In interviews with Italian media in recent days, Ms Marogna confirmed that she had been paid €500,000 by Cardinal Becciu through a company she operated in Slovenia. She said she received the money to provide "parallel diplomacy" to help missionaries in conflict areas.

A senior Vatican source told Reuters news agency that Ms Marogna was suspected of "embezzlement and aggravated misappropriation in complicity with others".

The cardinal allegedly authorised the payments to Ms Marogna while serving as number two in the Vatican's Secretariat of State, which manages the Church's donations.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54533486
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Pope removes Polish bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has permanently removed a Polish bishop who was kicked out of his diocese a few months ago pending a Vatican investigation into allegations he covered up cases of sexual abuse by his priests

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Pope Francis on Saturday permanently removed a Polish bishop who was kicked out of his diocese a few months ago pending a Vatican investigation into allegations he covered up cases of sexual abuse by his priests.

The resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz suggests the Vatican was able to substantiate at least some elements of the accusations made in a documentary about sex abuse in Poland that has undermined the country’s influential Catholic hierarchy.

Francis on Saturday accepted Janiak’s resignation and confirmed the archbishop of Lodz, Grzegorz Rys, as the diocese’s temporary administrator. At 68, Janiak is well below the normal retirement age of 75 for bishops.

Francis in June had ordered Janiak to leave Kalisz and forbade him from having any influence on how the diocese is run pending the investigation.

In May, the online documentary “Playing Hide and Seek” exposed two cases of pedophile priests that Janiak handled, first as an auxiliary bishop of Wroclaw and then as bishop of Kalisz, which he had headed since 2012.

It featured court testimony about Janiak’s role in helping transfer one priest, subsequently convicted and defrocked, from Wroclaw to another diocese even after a criminal investigation had begun. The film also documented an alleged cover-up relating to another priest during Janiak’s time as Kalisz bishop.

The film was the second on Polish clergy abuse to be made by brothers Tomasz and Marek Sekielski. Their first film last year, “Tell No One,” triggered a national reckoning in a country where there is no higher moral authority than the Catholic Church and its clergy.

The Polish bishops conference, in reporting the news on its website Saturday, simply posted a statement from the Vatican ambassador to Poland reporting that Janiak had resigned and Rys would be the “apostolic administrator" of Kalisz until the position is permanently filled.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/pope ... 03673.html (quoted in extenso)

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Michigan’s clergy abuse probe identifies 454 accused priests, 811 victims

LANSING, MI – A two-year investigation into sexual abuse in Michigan’s Catholic churches has, so far, identified 454 accused priests and 811 victims, and led to charges against 11 clergymen.

Of the 11 charged, two have been convicted thus far. Their sentences were for 60 and 45 days in jail.
https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/10/stat ... ctims.html for details of the investigation.