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Oct 23 09:23

Religious Vegan Parents Convicted in Starvation Death of Son

Nearly five years after religious parents starved their toddler to death, a jury found Jennifer and Jeromie Clark guilty of criminal negligence causing death. The jury in Calgary, Canada also convicted the parents with failing to provide the necessities of life-related to the child’s death. At the time of death, the child suffered from a rash, gangrene, hypothermia, and a staph infection. Jennifer and Jeromie Clark, Seventh Day Adventists, had never taken the child to see a doctor. They only brought 14-month-old John to the hospital the day before he died. The parents starved the child to death with a strict vegan diet.

According to multiple reports, in November 2013, Jennifer and Jeromie Clark brought their son, John, to a local hospital. Doctors that treated John testified he had blisters on 70% of his body, gangrene on four toes, hypothermia, and a staph infection.

Oct 22 07:18

Video: AntiRacist Hitler

An entertaining and informative video. Watch.

Oct 21 09:49

'Toxic Christianity': the evangelicals creating champions for Trump

Three times a week, 15,000 students stream into the Vines Center, a huge silver-domed building on the campus of Liberty University for “convocation”, an intoxicating mix of prayer, political rally and entertainment. Thousands more watch a live stream of the event.

The star attraction has twice been Donald Trump, in 2012 and 2016. His first appearance was as a successful businessman and reality TV star, the second as the man campaigning to be the Republican party’s candidate for president. Last year, he made a third appearance at Liberty, to address the university’s graduation ceremony. By then, he was one of the most divisive leaders in the country’s history.

Oct 20 08:37

Stanford’s Hoover Institution implicated in “astroturfed” pro-Israel demonstration

A leaked clip from a censored documentary indicates that a pro-Israel, anti-Arab protest was manufactured with the help of some staff and students from the Hoover Institution.

Oct 20 03:46

Video: holocaust liar abram bomba

Note: Expose the liars. I personally witnessed a "holocau$t survivor" give a talk at the Simon Wiesenthal center after which children of about 12 years of age rushed up to get a hug from him and have their picture taken with him. Stop the lies and prosecute the liars.

Oct 20 03:22

Should Holocaust education be mandatory? This Oregon 9th-grader tries to make it so

Just ten states have laws requiring grade school Holocaust education, but a Lake Oswego, Oregon, high school student is hoping to make her state the 11th ... There are ten states where Holocaust education is mandatory: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, according to Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who helped spearhead the law in Pennsylvania and now coordinates a nationwide effort through her Facebook group "Campaign to Make Holocaust Education Mandatory in All 50 States." The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Fink-Whitman said she was surprised to learn teachers weren't required to teach about the Holocaust in her home state of Pennsylvania.

Oct 19 09:42

Which way to Mecca? Turkish imam finds faithful had been praying in wrong direction for 37 years

Muslims in a village in western Turkey have been forced to ‘realign’ their beliefs after learning that they had been praying in the wrong direction for nearly four decades due to a faulty floor plan at their local mosque.
Imam Isa Kaya decided to investigate rumors that the congregation at his mosque in the village of Sugoren had been praying facing the wrong direction. In the Islamic faith, prayers should be performed in the direction of Mecca.

After appealing to the office of the regional mufti, Kaya was shocked to learn that the gossip was true – the mosque, which had been built in 1981, suffered from an embarrassing design error: the niche in the wall of the mosque indicating the direction of Mecca was around 30 degrees off its mark.

Oct 18 16:54

Free Speech Victory: Atlanta Settles Lawsuit with Christian for $1.2 Million

The City of Atlanta agreed this week to pay former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought against city leaders who fired Cochran in 2015 for expressing his Christian beliefs on homosexuality and gay marriage.

“The government can’t force its employees to get its permission before they engage in free speech,” said Kevin Theriot of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented Cochran in his lawsuit. “It also can’t fire them for exercising that First Amendment freedom, causing them to lose both their freedom and their livelihoods.”

Oct 17 08:27

Photo gallery: Idol of Goddess in Vizag Temple decorated with gold and currency notes worth Rs 4.5 crore

Photo gallery: Idol of Goddess in Vizag Temple decorated with gold and currency notes worth Rs 4.5 crore

Oct 16 14:53

Saving the Holy Land – a "dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinians”… and now "a land in which human beings kill each other”

Stuart Littlewood highlights the “cry of hope in the absence of all hope” of Palestinian Christians living under the jackboot of the Israeli occupiers to help campaigners and civil society keep focus on some of the essential issues in the big struggle ahead. >>

Oct 15 10:06

Biggest split in modern Orthodox history: Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

In the biggest rift in modern Orthodox history, the Russian Orthodox Church has cut all ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate, effectively splitting from it after it granted independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The Holy Synod, the governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church, has ruled that any further clerical relations with Constantinople are impossible, Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s External Relations Department, told journalists, de facto announcing the breaking of relations between the two churches.

Oct 15 09:35

Pakistan: Thousands of Muslims rally to demand death for Christian woman accused of blasphemy

Several thousand protesters hit the streets of Pakistan calling for the Christian woman accused of insulting Islam be put to death. Asia Bibi would become the first person executed for blasphemy if her appeal fails.

The Pakistani city of Lahore was the center of Friday’s protests, which were organized by the anti-blasphemy party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP). Demonstrations also took place in a number of other cities across the country, including Karachi and Rawalpindi.

The rallies came after Pakistan’s Supreme Court heard the final appeal of Bibi, a Christian laborer accused of blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed in 2009 by Muslim women she was working with in a field.

Oct 15 07:53

Pope Francis reportedly visiting North Korea in coming months

Legislator suggests pontiff wants to visit the isolated nation soon - the first time a pope will travel to North Korea.

Oct 14 15:37

Priest speaks out, criticises Catholic Church's handling of historic sexual abuse allegations

A Central Otago priest has broken his silence by criticising the Catholic Church's handling of historic sexual abuse allegations.

Alexandra parish priest Fr Vaughan Leslie said the church's response, within New Zealand and overseas, had helped fuel the "abuse crisis" now engulfing the church.

It had failed to remove men from ministry when credible complaints were received, and "misguided protectionism" had occurred "at the expense of truth and justice", he said.

The response also highlighted the need for culture change within the church hierarchy, here and overseas, to put an end to a situation in which "in-groups of clergy hold all the reins of power".

"I speak out because I love the Catholic Church, but not always the way she is run.

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 12 15:00

Large Christian Cross Pulled Down Because It Could Be “Offensive” To Muslim Migrants

The cross, which was erected on the cliffs of Apellia, beneath the castle of Mytilene, was toppled after a group claiming to promote “intercultural coexistence” said it was an insult to migrants who had drowned in the sea and may cause offense to those swimming nearby.

Lesbos has been at the epicenter of the migrants crisis, with hundreds of asylum seekers still arriving every week, prompting angry clashes.

Oct 12 14:19

Pope Accepts Cardinal’s Resignation In Sex Abuse Crisis

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C., the Vatican said on Friday, making him one of the most senior Catholic figures to step down in a worldwide sexual abuse crisis.

Oct 12 13:54

As Catholic Church Ignores its Pedophilia Scandals, Bishop Warns You that Reiki Energy Healing is Satanic

Catholic Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan is quoted as saying he intends to establish a ministry tasked with chasing the devil out of earth. His major concern appears to be going after new-age healing methods, specifically Reiki energy healing.

Oct 12 12:00

Pope accepts resignation of American cardinal in sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.

But in a letter released by Wuerl’s office, Francis praised his longtime ally and suggested Wuerl had unfairly become a scapegoat, having made some “mistakes” in handling sex abuse cases, but not having covered them up.

With the resignation, Wuerl becomes the most prominent head to roll in the scandal roiling the Catholic Church after his predecessor as Washington archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was forced to resign as cardinal over allegations he sexually abused at least two minors and adult seminarians.

A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl’s resignation, but named no replacement; Wuerl’s office provided the letter in which the pope asked him to stay on in a temporary capacity until a new archbishop is found.

Oct 12 10:18

TURKISH COURT FREES US PASTOR BRUNSON AFTER 2YRS IN JAIL

A Turkish court will release imprisoned US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was jailed for alleged terror links following 2016’s failed coup attempt. Brunson’s arrest has soured US-Turkish relations, with Trump pushing for his release.
Charged with terrorism offences, the court handed down a sentence of 3 years and 1-1/2 month sentence for the evangelical Christian pastor on Friday. Despite the verdict, the court also ruled that the US man would not serve any further time as he had already been detained by authorities since October 2016.

Brunson lawyer: My client is a free man as of now, has already left for home, expect him to go to airport right after, will appeal the conviction. pic.twitter.com/85tHQSPX5I

— Erdem Ayd?n (@eerdemaydin) October 12, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is good news; but how it will play out, regarding Turkey's relationship with the US, is still up in the air.

Oct 12 09:34

This Is Why Christmas Is on December 25

The history behind how Christmas came to be celebrated at the end of December may have little to do with the actual date of Jesus's birth.

With holiday decorations popping up in stores before kids have finished their Halloween candy, it may be hard to imagine that Christmas wasn’t always celebrated on December 25. But it wasn’t until about three centuries after the birth of Jesus that Christians began commemorating it as a holiday on December 25th.

Oct 12 09:06

Witches plan to put a Hex on Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as “Brooklyn’s premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space.” The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook.

“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” reads the description for the event, “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh.”

“We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him,” reads the description.

“He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and all of the axes you’ve got to grind,” states Catland.

Oct 12 08:26

Kamikaze from California

The cult of the Holocaust retains a unique, court-enforced prohibition against any investigation that might cast a doubt on its sacred dogma ... Ron Unz, this kamikaze of critical mind from California, has stepped on the third rail knowingly, in full awareness of the consequences. He did not stop at doubting the established mantra, he also published and made available to readers and internet users some more important books on the subject ... Whether the Holocaust narrative is based on sterling facts or on exaggerations, it is good to reject it. Even if the 'deniers' are factually wrong (let us presume it for the sake of argument), they are still right with their conclusions. And Ron Unz had made an important contribution for the benefit of mankind by his publication.

Oct 11 05:25

American Pravda: Holocaust Denial

For decades, Hollywood has sanctified the Holocaust, and in our deeply secular society accusations of Holocaust Denial are a bit like shouting "Witch!" in Old Salem or leveling accusations of Trotskyism in the Court of the Red Czar ... As an outsider exploring this contentious topic I think it far more likely than not that the standard Holocaust narrative is at least substantially false, and quite possibly, almost entirely so. Despite this situation, the powerful media focus in support of the Holocaust over the last few decades has elevated it to a central position in Western culture. I wouldn't be surprised if it currently occupies a larger place in the minds of most ordinary folk than does the Second World War that encompassed it, and therefore possesses greater apparent reality.
Note: The holocau$t legend is proclaimed to be an historical event. As such it should be researched and examined in detail and continually for accuracy.

Oct 10 08:50

Kim Jong-un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea

Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, which has been condemned as one of the worst suppressors of religious freedom in the world, has invited Pope Francis to visit his country, South Korea’s government said Tuesday.

The invitation will be relayed by South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, a Roman Catholic, when he visits the Vatican for two days next week to seek the pope’s help in easing tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula, said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman of Mr. Moon.

Mr. Moon met with Mr. Kim in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, last month.

“If the pope visits Pyongyang, we will give him a rousing welcome,” Mr. Kim told Mr. Moon, according to Mr. Moon’s spokesman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lock up the kiddies.

Oct 10 00:18

The Catholic Church’s Grim History of Ignoring Priestly Pedophilia – and Silencing Would-be Whistleblowers

As the Pennsylvania grand jury emphasized: "There have been other reports about child sexual abuse within the Catholic church… For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere."

Oct 09 09:54

Swedish church pushes for neutral gender reference to Jesus

A church in a Swedish city has defended its choice of gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ in reference to Jesus in an advertisement. The church insists the word gives “new perspective.”

In November, the largest religious institution in the country, the Church of Sweden, advised its clergy to avoid terms like ‘Lord’ and ‘He’ in worship services in order to not highlight that God is male, in the new version of a handbook on how to conduct services. The move has triggered a backlash, with critics saying the change undermines the Christian concept of the Holy Trinity and politicizes faith.

Oct 09 09:16

Pope Francis: Divisive Devil Responsible For Catholic Pedophile Epidemic

Pope Francis - who stands accused of covering up widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, says that the devil is trying to divide and attack the organization. So apparently all of the child rape isn't the priests' fault, since the devil apparently made them do it.

"(The Church must be) saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser and at the same time be made ever more aware of its guilt, its mistakes, and abuses committed in the present and the past," said Francis in a September 29 message.

Francis, who has made clear that he believes the devil to be real, suggested that Catholics worldwide pray every day in the month of October to stave off the Devil and his pedophile-encouraging ways.

"We should not think of the devil as a myth, a representation, a symbol, a figure of speech or an idea. This mistake would lead us to let down our guard, to grow careless and end up more vulnerable."

Oct 09 03:26

At Yad Vashem, Merkel says Germany has ‘everlasting’ duty to fight anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel continued her 24-hour visit to Israel on Thursday with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, and said Germany bore an "everlasting responsibility" to remember the tragedy and oppose anti-Semitism ... "From this comes the everlasting responsibility of Germany to remember this crime and to oppose anti-Semitism, xenophobia, hatred and violence." Later on Thursday, Merkel was meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, and will also receive an honorary doctorate from Haifa University. Merkel, who is accompanied by much of her cabinet, a large business delegation and her new czar for combating anti-Semitism, arrived in Israel on Wednesday night ...
Note: Bet she didn't visit Gaza! This anti-semitism montra is wearing a little thin!

Oct 09 03:15

History Matters’ but Hope Lives Only If People Remember

Along with hundreds of thousands of commuters who use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco and its suburbs, we are deeply disturbed at BART's misguided decision to allow advertising on its electronic billboards from a nefarious hate group that masks its denial of history in a veneer of pseudo-scholarship ... We wish that BART had contacted the Simon Wiesenthal Center to seek its counsel on what would be an appropriate response when first approached by the so-called Institute for Historical Review (IHR) ... The decision makers at BART appear to have a blind spot for the concerns of the Jewish community, especially Holocaust survivors and their families.
Note: Simply put the reason advocates of the holocau$t legend do not want it examined is because it is an embellished and false narrative that has brought billions of dollars into Jewish organizations.

Oct 08 11:21

Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says.

In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back.

Oct 08 10:51

Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America’s National Security

Sino/US tensions risk boiling over into something much more serious than already.

Washington considers China’s significant political, economic, trade, and military strength as a threat to US national security.

Accusations by US officials against China, Russia, and other countries are all about wanting no nations compromising Washington’s hegemonic agenda – its aim for unchallenged control.

The Trump regime slammed what it called Beijing’s “unfair trade” and other practices, along with accusing the country of intellectual property theft, cyberwar, interfering in America’s electoral process, militarizing the South China Sea, and controlling offshore islands it claims belong to other regional countries.

The US also claims the right to conduct freedom of navigation operations close to Chinese waters its officials consider provocative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think this paper was created in such a way as to anger the Chinese government, but also accomplish another agenda, which I will get to later in this post; that the US military is behind China, in nearly every sector of its weaponry, has to be laid squarely at the feet of the Pentagon, and those contractors with whom they are so cosy, and who give so much money to political campaigns as to prevent any reasonable, and long overdue criticisms of their products or services from harming their bottom line.

But what concerns me here, is the bristling, angry tone this takes, against both the Chinese government, and Chinese businesses, and there is a reason for that.

The Chinese are very practical, and bright, people. They understand that there are those in the bowels of power in DC who would love to see a regime change in both Russia and China. Paul Craig Roberts: Washington plans to nuke Russia and China Understanding this, can you possibly blame Chinese leadership for doing everything in its power to prevent this from happening?!?

But the belligerency here is the sort of J'accuse! rhetoric one expects to hear as the demonization prelude to a US war against China, and attempting to mold American opinion positively toward this agenda.

I frankly think that, even with the reinstitution of the draft, a war against China would be one of the most pigheadedly, ham-fistedly stupid things this government could do, and particularly at this time in our military's history. We don't have the weaponry, the manufacturing, the money, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

And if the US goes to war against China, we had better count on Russia coming in on the Chinese side of the equation. Folks, I am saying this because I care about both my country, and our military; this potential war may well not end well for the US at all.

Oct 08 08:44

Christian Zionists Target US Aid to Palestinian Authority

A few days ago, We Hold These Truths posted a podcast entitled “Christian Zionism is a War Based Religion,” which includes a discussion on the so-called “just war” theological doctrine often used by Christian leaders to justify their support for US wars.

I am referring, of course, to Christian leaders such as John Hagee, of Christians United for Israel, or CUFI.

Back in 2003, Hagee supported the US war in Iraq, and even later, after it became glaringly apparent there never had been any weapons of mass destruction and that Bush had lied about the war, he continued to be a vocal supporter of the US aggression.

“Christian Zionism is a war based, political religion wrapped around the notion that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy,” reads the podcast description put up by We Hold These Truths. You can go here to listen to the podcast. It’s a fairly interesting discussion.

Oct 08 08:22

Vatican takes off gloves, accuses papal critic of 'calumny, defamation'

A top Vatican official on Sunday issued a scathing open letter accusing an archbishop who launched an unprecedented attack on Pope Francis of mounting a “political frame job devoid of real foundation”.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet said in the detailed, three-page letter that calls by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano for the pope to resign because he had allegedly covered up sexual misconduct by a senior American churchman were “calumny and defamation”.

Oct 07 07:27

Video: The Death of American Democracy

The collapses of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, on September 11, 2001, were the most frightening images that I have ever seen, up until May 24th, 2011, when Binyamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress and received 29 standing ovations, along with many other outbursts of sycophantic applause.
It was the final nail in a coffin, the construction of which began long ago, and in it all remaining vestiges of democracy were joyfully laid to rest—by those sworn to protect it—as it became clear that the United States was now controlled by Enemies Inside its Gates.
Note: Anthony Charles Ashton Lawson passed away on the 8th of January, 2015 in Phuket, Thailand, at the age of 79 due to colon cancer. He was a class act right to the end!

Oct 07 02:37

Adam Sandler sang Bar Mitzvah Torah blessing with Howard Stern

“Isn’t that the single most weird situation in your whole performance life?” Stern asked Sandler, who was his guest last Wednesday, about the tradition.

“Yes,” Sandler responded.

“People are evaluating you on how well you sing this secret language,” Stern continues, before Sandler interrupts: “That you don’t know what it means.”

Then they both launch into the traditional Torah blessing, on air, more or less in sync with each other.

Stern also explains that he was bar mitzvahed at a synagogue in Roosevelt, Long Island>>>

Oct 05 10:51

Thirteen states now investigating alleged sexual abuse linked to Catholic church

Florida is the latest to announce a statewide investigation. NBC News contacted officials in all 50 states and D.C. and found 13 with statewide probes.

Oct 05 08:12

15 RICHEST PASTORS IN AMERICA: Is The Love of Money Destroying Christianity from Within?

In this video, I share some of my thoughts regarding how we ought to respond to the ultra wealthy mega church superstars. It's easy to call them wolves in sheeps clothing, and I think in large part, they are responsible for contributing to the downfall of Christianity, and the watering down of the Gospel.
Note: I know we have found the problem. Ignore the speaker and watch for facts. Another must watch. BTW tax free.

Oct 05 08:04

Video: Televangelists: God Says We Need Another Private Jet!

There’s an insane phenomenon called “prosperity gospel” where preachers tell their audiences to send them tons of money so they can live lives of luxury/private jets.

I think we have found part of the problem. A must watch!

Oct 03 10:15

Catholic archbishop asks forgiveness from Mi'kmaq for Shubenacadie Indian Residential School

"On this day, we personally and in our roles as leaders of the Catholic Church in Nova Scotia, kneel before the representatives of the Mi'kmaq nation to express our regret, sorrow and apology for the hurts, violence and abuse experienced in the residential school of Shubenacadie, for the participation of the Church in the promotion of misguided policies of assimilation and for our involvement in undermining aboriginal culture, language and spirituality," the bishops said.

The Rite's text went on to address the church's support of racist practices, and the involvement of church members in maintaining "inhuman and inadequate life conditions" for the Mi'kmaq and "indifference" to their plight.

They then requested the forgiveness needed "if reconciliation is to take place."

Oct 02 14:37

Sour Note? Saudi Woman Blocked by Court From Marrying Man Who Plays Music

A Saudi woman recently lost a legal battle to marry the man of her choice because he is “religiously incompatible” with her, as he plays a musical instrument, a Saudi newspaper reported Tuesday.

According to the Okaz newspaper, the suitor asked for the unidentified woman's hand in marriage two years ago. The woman is a 38-year-old bank manager from the region of Qassim, which is north of the kingdom's capital of Riyadh. However, the woman's family objected to the suitor, who is a teacher, claiming that the man was not religiously compatible with them because he played the "oud," a type of lute

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

I hope these two are able to elope and get married in a civilized Islamic country which understands the beauty, and value, and even the God-centric, God-praising nature of a lot of music which may be instrumental in nature.

Sep 27 18:25

BREAKING: Viganò releases new ‘testimony’ responding to Pope’s silence on McCarrick cover-up

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has today issued a new extraordinary testimony, responding to Pope Francis’ refusal to answer the charge that he knew of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse, yet made McCarrick “one of his principal agents in governing the Church.” In the four-page document (see below), the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States also responds to the Pope’s recent homilies which seem to cast himself in the role of Christ and Viganò as the diabolical “Great Accuser.” “Has Christ perhaps become invisible to his vicar? Perhaps is he being tempted to try to act as a substitute of our only Master and Lord?” Archbishop Viganò asks in the new statement, sent to LifeSiteNews today.

Sep 27 04:57

'Nazi' Concentration Camps on Staten Island?

In 1981, Jack Glenn, director of the popular 1940's newsreel series "March of Time" died at age 76. His obituary ... let slip an amazing revelation: "As senior director for the popular movie house newsreel, he often created world events with actors and movie sets. One such news feature film, Inside Nazi Germany, made in 1938, included footage of a `concentration camp' that was filmed on Staten Island with scores of New York City actors..." Millions of Americans watching the "news"-reels in their local theatres were convinced that they were seeing "the real thing." How many such images of "reality" that we see on a regular basis are actually the creation of movie magicians?

Sep 27 04:53

'Operation Finale': Another Major Holocaust-Theme Movie

Another major Holocaust-theme movie released by MGM on Sept. 14. "Operation Finale" focuses on Adolf Eichmann, a high-ranking German SS official who played an important role in organizing large-scale deportations of Jews to camps during World War II. Portrayed by veteran actor Ben Kingsley, Eichmann is seen in flashbacks to World War II and years later in Argentina, where he lived in hiding until Israeli agents kidnapped him in 1960. The film depicts the covert operation by which he was tracked down and flown to Israel, where he was put on trial and then hanged.
Note: Wouldn't you like to see a film on the lies of the holocau$t! It would take multiple movies!

Sep 27 04:43

List of Holocaust films

A listing of films, from the 1940s to the present, that deal with the Holocaust in Europe.
Note: A shocking reality of myths.

Sep 26 10:23

Pope says Catholic Church should not be judged by modern standards over sexual abuse scandal as he refuses to answer questions after 3,700 children were assaulted by German priests

The pope said the Catholic Church should not be judged by modern standards over sexual abuse scandals as he refused to answer awkward questions in a carefully choreographed press conference on board the papal plane yesterday.

Heading home from a four-day tour of the Baltics, the pope's spokesman said Francis would only take questions about the trip despite a bombshell report revealing that 3,700 children had been sexually assaulted by priests in Germany.

He did eventually get to the thorny topic and admitted that historic abuse by clerics in several countries was 'monstrous.'

But he insisted the Church should not be judged by modern standards because attitudes towards abuse, which he said happens not just in the Church but in society generally, have changed dramatically over the years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically, the Pope is correct. Attitudes about adult/child sex have changed throughout history. In ancient Greece it was considered quite acceptable.

But the priests committing these acts today do not live in ancient Greece!

Sep 25 09:39

Former Google bigwig launches AI “church” that positions technology as GOD

Former Google executive Anthony Levandowski has filed IRS paperwork to establish an official religion devoted to technology. Not only will this bizarre religion worship scientific progress, but it will also worship artificial intelligence and create a “godhead.”

According to his filing, this new non-profit religious organization, which will be known as “Way of the Future,” will “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead [to] contribute to the betterment of society.”

Sep 23 08:36

The despicable paedophile priest you’ve never heard of

Georgie Burg was a talented but vulnerable girl when the paedophile priest raped her on a church pew after violin practice.

Aitchison had sexually assaulted other children before he deliberately targeted Georgie, and his abuse would later make her abandon an international soloist career.

The trick he played to get her close enough to pounce on her was both calculated and cynical.

Aitchison told Georgie that he could make God materialise her beloved pet dog, which had been killed in an accident for which Georgie blamed herself.

Sep 22 10:17

‘Most famous Buddhist teacher after the Dalai Lama’ is accused of sexually abusing female followers and keeping a harem

A Buddhist teacher who is considered the most famous after the Dalai Lama has been accused of sexually abusing his female followers and keeping a harem.

Sogyal Rinpoche, 71, was for years adored and looked up to by many and his book The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying sold more than three million copies.

But behind his fame and influence lay a dark secret.

The Tibetan is said to have surrounded himself with a ‘harem’ of beautiful young women upon whom he would inflict ‘sexual and emotional abuse’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.

Sep 21 12:13

Putin is a Chabad Lubavitch puppet

While RT and a lot of alternative news outlets portray Putin as some sort of savior, the reality is that he is just playing his role in the Jewish Babylonian messianic soap new world order. Instead of expelling jewish influence in his country after the fairly recent satanic mass slaughter of up to 80 million of his Russian brothers and sisters by jews after the "Bolshevik" revolution, Putin is calling for harder punishments for anti semitic expressions in Russia. He proposed to members of the European Jewish Congress, that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted. Readers of the Jerusalem Post have chosen Putin as their person of the year.

Sep 20 11:20

First ‘red heifer’ born in Israel for 2000 years triggers armageddon fears

The red heifer (also known as the red cow) was a cow brought to priests for sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible. Jewish and Christian fundamentalists believe that once a red heifer is born they will be able to rebuild the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But in order to do this, they would have to demolish what stands on the hill today — the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic holy temple.

Sep 19 09:36

Brooklyn Diocese in NYC agrees to pay $27.5MILLION damages to four men who were repeatedly raped by their Catholic teacher as young boys in the latest pedophile scandal to hit the church

Four men who were victim to horrific child sex abuse by their Catholic religion teacher were awarded a hefty $27.5million settlement by the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday.

The diocese agreed to the pay each of the unnamed victims - who were lured into sleepovers and repeatedly raped by their religion teacher, Angelo Serrano, 67, when they were ages 8 through 12 between 2003 and 2009 - a sum of $6,875,000 each.

Serrano had been working as a religion teacher at St. Lucy’s-St. Patrick’s Church in Brooklyn at the time he abused his young male students.

The disturbing abuse took place inside the church - which has since been shut down - as well as a nearby school building and Serrano's apartment at the time, attorneys for the victims said.

Sep 17 10:20

How Christian Zionists got their man into the White House ...

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On 18 July, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote speech at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Founded in 2006 by Pastor John Hagee, an evangelist from San Antonio, CUFI claims to be the largest pro-Israel group in the United States, with three million members. Hagee endorsed Donald Trump for president in May 2016
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Pence's speech marks a fundamental change in the language that the White House has historically employed to articulate the United States' relationship with Israel," Dan Hummel, a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, wrote in the Washington Post.

That fundamental change is towards Christian Zionism, an ideology that bases its political support for Israel on the belief that the modern state of Israel is a manifestation of prophecies in the Bible - and that the very fate of the United States is prophetically linked with Israel.

Hummel describes Pence as an "ardent Christian Zionist" who expresses his support for Israel in explicitly prophetic terms>>>>

Sep 15 10:17

Hindu Tamil Festival: The Smashing of Coconuts on Fools Heads

Over 1,000 devotees had coconuts smashed over their heads at the annual Hindu-Tamil festival of Aadi Perukku in Mettu Mahadanapuram, Wednesday. The event, held at the Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, is a celebration of the life-sustaining properties of water, part of a two-day festival which attracts crowds of worshippers from across southern India.

Sep 14 09:34

Archbishop of Canterbury is accused of hypocrisy after slamming web giant Amazon for ‘leeching’ off taxpayers – as it emerges his Church holds a multi-million-pound stake in the retailer

Justin Welby was facing accusations of hypocrisy and naivety last night after it was revealed the Church of England has invested heavily in Amazon.

Only days after Archbishop Welby accused the internet giant of ‘leeching off the taxpayer’, the Mail can reveal the Church’s stake in the company is one of the 20 most valuable investments held by its multi-billion-pound fund.

The Church refused to say how much its Amazon shares are worth, but it is likely to be several million pounds. Its 20 most valuable investments total more than £500 million.

Sep 13 15:40

German Catholic priests 'abused thousands of children'

More than 3,600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014, a leaked report has revealed.

The study was commissioned by the Church itself, and was due to be published on 25 September.

According to the report, some 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sex attack on 3,677 minors, German outlet Spiegel Online reported.

A Church spokesman said it was "dismayed and ashamed" by the findings.

The report is the latest in a long series of revelations that have uncovered decades of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests around the world.

Sep 13 14:14

'They look like they're having a good time talking about rape': Vatican is mocked for releasing 'shockingly inappropriate photo' of giggling Pope and his cardinals meeting to discuss church sex abuse next to a suggestive statuette

The Vatican press office was skewered by Twitter users on Thursday for releasing a photo showing Pope Francis grinning along with US cardinals and bishops during an emergency meeting to address a church sex scandal.

In the handout image from the Vatican Media, the Holy Father looks to be in a jovial mood while talking to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, who leads the US Conference of Bishops, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Horacio Gomez and Monsignor Brian Bransfield, of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

All six clergyman in the photo taken before a private audience to address the groping allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appear to be smiling or laughing.

Sep 13 12:08

Iran WARNING: US tells airlines not to fly through airspace as WW3 fears rise

The advisory also warns military activities linked to the bloody conflict in Syria have been ramped across Iran's airspace.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington are running high following Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal re-introduce economic sanctions last month.

Flight Service Bureau, which provides safety information on airspace to airlines, said "without seeming alarmist", the deteriorating relationship between the US and Iran must be taken into account when planning flights in Iran's airspace.

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This is getting just about as serious as is a heart attack: I find myself very alarmed at these developments.

Sep 13 11:32

Pope Francis Must Resign: Criminal Probe Widens

Sep 12 13:21

‘End of days’: Birth of red heifer in Israel may signal coming of Messiah, Hebrew scholars say

The group imported the frozen embryos of red Angus cows and implanted them in domestic Israeli cows. Red heifers have been born previously, but were disqualified for failing to meet all the prophetic requirements. A calf born in 1999 turned out to be male, and one from 2002 wasn’t entirely red – it had one patch of white hair.

Sep 12 12:50

Zionism, Jews and gentiles

"The early Zionists promised to save the Jews from the Jew and to liberate the Jew from the Jews. They were disgusted by the diaspora’s non-proletarian urban Jewish culture which they regarded as parasitic. They promised to bond the new Hebrews with labour and soil. They were convinced that they could transform what they saw as a greedy capitalist into a new ‘Israelite hard working peasant’. They believed that they could make the ‘international cosmopolitan’ into a nationalist patriot; they believed that they knew how to convert Soros into a kibbutznik. They were certain that it was within their capacity to make Alan Dershowitz into a Uri Avneri and Abe Foxman into a peacenik. They promised to make Jews into people like all other peoples while failing to realise that no other people really want to resemble others." >>

Sep 12 10:32

New Study Reveals 3,677 German Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cases Over Decades

A series of sex scandals has hit the church recently, with cases of the sexual abuse of thousands of minors and clerical cover-up emerging in the US, Australia, and Chile. The Pontiff himself has been accused of knowing about a disgraced US cardinal's sexual misconduct and doing nothing with it.

The Catholic Church is now facing a series of sex scandals, this time in Germany. Der Spiegel magazine said on Wednesday that thousands of children had been sexually abused by the German Catholic clergy over a 70-year period.

The study, conducted by the universities of Giessen, Heidelberg and Mannheim, detailed 3,677 cases of child sexual abuse between 1946 and 2014, perpetrated by 1,670 clerics and priests. The victims were predominantly boys, and more than half of them were aged 13 or younger. In many cases, pieces of records were destroyed or manipulated, the study added.

Sep 12 08:53

Pentecostal Pastor Behind Viral Trump, Witchcraft Video: Trump Is an Adulterer but I Can't Question Who God Raised Up

An Assemblies of God pastor whose sermon on President Donald Trump and witchcraft went viral said he believes Trump is an adulterer and doesn't understand how God can use him.

Though he's scratching his head over the current president, the Rev. John A. Kilpatrick of Church of His Presence in Daphne, Alabama, said he doesn't want to question God.

"If God has raised him up, and I believe that is the case, then I would say I would not touch him because [who] God has raised up, you don't want to oppose," he said in a sermon this past Sunday.

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Sep 12 08:34

Pope Francis blames the devil for the cover-ups of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic church

During his homily at Mass on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis blamed the devil for the sexual abuse scandal that has shaken the Catholic church to its core. But not in the way you think. To the pope’s way of thinking it is the efforts to expose the sinful cover-ups of abusive clergymen that are the work of Satan.

Using the term “Great Accuser” during his homily at Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis seemed to demonize those who question the actions of the leaders of the church, telling the assembled bishops that they seem to be under satanic attack in order to “scandalize the people.”

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Sep 11 12:31

Grand Jury Finds Police Were Complicit in Covering Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church

For those who have been keeping up with the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church that erupted late last month in Pennsylvania, many have been wondering how it was allowed to go on for so long without anyone getting charged or arrested. Now, we may have the answer—the police were complicit.

During a grand jury report into the child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, the state Attorney General, Josh Shapiro provided insight into how priests were allowed to go on for decades preying on children. He singled out the two groups responsible for covering up the crimes of the church.

One of the groups named by the AG was the Catholic Church hierarchy like the archbishops and cardinals who reacted to allegations of child rape by simply transferring the priest to a new church or failing to act at all. The other group Shapiro named was law enforcement, who he says acted in tandem with the abusive priests to keep their horrific habits from ever reaching the public eye.

Sep 11 08:45

‘End of days’: Birth of red heifer in Israel may signal coming of Messiah, Hebrew scholars say

A Jewish group says an apparently completely red heifer has been born – the first in 2,000 years – thus fulfilling a biblical prophecy that signals the coming of the Messiah, which Christians believe will end with an apocalypse.

The birth of the potential cow of prophecy was announced by the Temple Institute, a group which says it is “dedicated to every aspect of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.” “On the 17th day of Elul, 5778, [August 28, 2018], a red heifer was born in the land of Israel,” the group wrote on its Facebook page.

The organization says that the female baby cow foreshadows the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem, heralding the arrival of the Jewish Messiah. Evangelical Christian theologians also believe the construction of the Third Temple will lead to Judgment Day.

Sep 11 08:23

Catholic Church Found to Have Spent Over $2 Million Lobbying To Block Child Sex Laws

In light of the growing pedophilia and sexual assault scandal rocking the Catholic Church, it is important to remember that not very long ago the organization was found paying off a lobbying firm to block bills related to sex crimes against children.

In 2015, the New York State Catholic Conference, contracted the lobbying groups, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Patricia Lynch & Associates, Hank Sheinkopf, and Mark Behan Communications to block a bill called the Child Victims Act, which was aimed at making it easier for victims of child sex crimes to come out against their accusers. The bill also sought to extend the statute of limitations for sex crimes, since many victims are too afraid to speak out until too much time has passed to prosecute.

Sep 11 08:08

Catholics Putting Pressure On Church Leaders To Prevent Sex Abuse

Across the country, and in Baltimore, Catholics are putting pressure on their church leaders to do more to prevent sex abuse.

After Sunday mass and in the pouring rain, a group of progressive Catholics asked leaders of their own faith to step up.

“The people in the pews are demanding to have a say,” Maureen Keck, a Catholic, said.

A national campaign, “Time’s Up: Catholics Demand Truth” is calling for transparency from the church and diversity among decision-makers in the wake of a bombshell grand jury report from Pennsylvania that named 300 predator priests and the leaders who allegedly covered up their crimes.

Sep 10 07:51

The Pope Sides With Muslims Over Israel’s Claim to Jerusalem

Just one day after President Trump boldly declared the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, the Pope jumped into the debate to say he was “worried” about Trump’s plan:

The pope told thousands of people at his general audience: “I cannot keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days.”

He said he hoped “wisdom and prudence prevail, in order to avoid adding new elements of tension to a global panorama that is already convulsed and marked by so many and cruel conflicts.”

Way to go Pontiff, at least you are consistent. You have never once taken a position backing YHWH or Jesus, only the Muslims. At least we know where you stand!

Sep 09 06:05

Why a new memorial to the Holocaust is essential

We are building a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre next to Parliament to make sure we never forget the persecution and murder of the Jewish people of Europe and all other victims of Nazi persecution. We've got to be brave at times like these, when it's clear that our British values of tolerance and equality are coming under threat ... The proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is the key to building a new generation who will fight against fascism, intolerance and the subversion of democracy, wherever and whenever it occurs.

Sep 08 09:26

Bible prophecy FULFILLED as first ‘red heifer born in 2,000 YEARS' signalling END OF DAYS

The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”.

Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism.

The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.

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There was a claim that a Red Heifer was born back in the 1990s ... but the Messiah didn't show up.

Sep 07 12:51

Shocking Footage Shows Iranian Consulate In Basra Exploding In Massive Blaze

update: Stunning footage has emerged of the Iranian consulate in Basra, Iraq burning after a mob of anti-Iran protesters stormed it near dusk on Friday.

The flames appear multiple stories high and several explosions can be observed amidst the massive blaze.

On Thursday evening Iran's consulate in Basra was placed under siege by a throng of demonstrators after a 24-hour period in which a dozen local Shia militia HQ offices and buildings were torched across the city. Mass protests and riots have grown in the city since Monday.

The same night in Baghdad, regional sources indicate at least three mortars targeted the US embassy in Baghdad's protected 'green zone' landing near the gate but not causing significant damage. The events were part of a worsening sectarian crisis across the country in which pro-Iran Shia forces have vowed to expel "foreign occupying forces" — however in the Sunni-majority southern city of Basra, Sunni groups have been engaged in mob reprisal attacks.

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This tragedy should, ultimately, be laid squarely at the foot of the Bush Administration, as a result of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Its de-Baathification of the country, coupled with the complete sacking of Iraq's military, led to the horrors of the instability which still haunt this country and its divided religious leadership, so many years after the initial invasion and occupation.

Sep 07 11:16

Pope Francis hits out at 'killer' money-centred culture that promotes 'poverty, slavery and waste'

Pope Francis has hit out at what he describes as a money-centred culture that 'promotes poverty, slavery and waste'.

The Pope ranted about modern society in an interview with Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, saying it valued money over people.

The pontiff said: 'We can't ignore the fact that an economy structured like this kills because it makes money central and only obeys money.

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Ummm, anyone here recall the Vatican bank scandal and how Roberto Calvini wound up dangling under a London bridge?

Sep 07 08:54

Law enforcement source: New York attorney general subpoenas all NY Roman Catholic dioceses as part of sex abuse probe

Sep 07 07:29

Officially Sanctioned Fraud at Dachau

Each year many thousands of tourists visit the site of the notorious Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany, not far from Munich. They see the crematory, the memorial shrines, and the museum. And in recent years, as an almost daily fixture, they see Martin Zaidenstadt. This elderly Jewish man lectures visitors to Dachau on his experiences as a wartime prisoner there. He is particularly passionate about the horrors of the camp's gas chamber where, he explains, many prisoners were put to death with poison gas ... His story of Dachau internment is a fraud. He probably never visited the camp until the 1990s, says Ryback, and his tales of gas chamber killings are untrue.

Sep 07 07:09

Lets stop with the Auschwitz lies

This is a factual list of facilities available to prisoners at the alleged Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland.

Most of these facilities can still be seen in the camp today, including the cinema, swimming pool, hospital, library and post office.

Sep 07 05:09

Taoist Ascended Masters Comment on How Religions Enslave Us Instead of Awaken Us

It’s impossible to grasp the full significance of the fact that of the world’s two major religions, one is engaged in a generations long campaign of torture and murder of non-believers, and the other is always mired in sex scandals involving child rape, pedophilia, molestation and high level cover ups.

Sep 06 11:27

Modern exodus: Catholicism has lost more of its faithful than any other religion in the U.S.

More Americans have left Catholicism behind than any other religion in the U.S., according to a new report.

About 13 percent of American adults are former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now say they have no religion, or converted to Protestantism or other beliefs, according to a survey by Pew Research Center.

Sep 06 10:53

Pueblo woman crashed Mormon Church service to accuse former leader of raping her

McKenna Denson had traveled more than 700 miles from her home in Pueblo, Colorado, to attend a Mormon Church service in Chandler, Arizona, and didn’t waste time telling the congregation why.

Sunday was supposed to be a day of fasting and testimony at the church, and Denson strode up to the pulpit like any other member of the congregation. She introduced herself as a visitor, professed “great confidence and love for the savior” – and then she accused a former church leader of raping her more than 30 years ago.

Denson had apparently come to expose him before his own congregation.

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Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.

Sep 06 09:22

Catholic priest is arrested for 'raping mentally handicapped victim of human trafficking' in Latvia, ahead of a visit by the Pope

A Catholic priest has been arrested over claims he raped a mentally handicapped victim of human trafficking in Latvia.

The priest, identified as Pavels Zeila, 73, served in the Aglona-Rezekne diocese in eastern Latvia, which is to host Pope Francis during a four-day tour of the three Baltic states later this month.

A second man was also arrested on suspicion of trafficking in the case, which has shocked the Baltic state as it prepares to receive the Pope from September 22.

Sep 05 08:27

For those concerned about abuse scandals, Pope Francis prescribes prayer … and silence

If you don’t talk about it, it’ll just go away. Shhhhhh!

Sep 05 06:46

PAPAL PEDOGATE: Pope Francis Caught in the Act of Prelate VIP Pedophilia Cover-up (Video)

What makes the Roman Pontiff’s statements (See 3 screenshots above) so remarkable is that he was forced to make them because he truly has no defense. In other words, Francis is stone-cold guilty of the charges levied against him by Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from 19 October 2011 to 12 April 2016.

Because Pope Francis has no defense whatsoever, there’s really nothing he can say that will vindicate himself; hence, he issued no response to the proven allegations. In light of this unparalleled papal predicament, the Pope can only rely on the Mainstream Media to cover for him and the Gay Mafia (also known as the Lavender Mafia) in the Vatican.

Sep 04 08:36

Why did Pope Benedict Resign? McCarrick, Vigano and Vatican Bank Scandals Explained in Detail

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There is more than just child abuse! If you are in a hurry, check out the ten minute mark.

Sep 04 08:26

Catholic Editor: Sex Abuse Scandal Could ‘Split’ the Church Like Another Reformation

Philip Lawler, editor of Catholic World News and author of Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock, believes the sexual abuse scandal currently engulfing Pope Francis could create divisions “so great that the Church will split” and lead to “the equivalent of the Reformation.”

Sep 03 08:21

Pope Francis is embroiled in a major pedophile scandal.

Claims that a recently appointed Chilean bishop covered for a pedophiliac priest are “slander,” the pope said during a recent visit to the country. “You, in all good will, tell me that there are victims, but I haven’t seen any, because they haven’t come forward,” he told an Associated Press reporter at the time. But the AP now reports that a victim did come forward, and that Francis personally received a letter from him detailing both the abuse and Bishop Juan Barros’s role in the cover-up:

Members of the pope’s Commission for the Protection of Minors say that in April 2015, they sent a delegation to Rome specifically to hand-deliver a letter to the pope about Barros. The letter from Juan Carlos Cruz detailed the abuse, kissing and fondling he says he suffered at Karadima’s hands, which he said Barros and others saw but did nothing to stop.

Sep 02 10:13

Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal.

As a new wave of abuse scandals rock the Roman Catholic church, critics say the Diocese of Lincoln is now paying the price for its unwillingness to change and lack of transparency.

Accusers have been coming forward in recent weeks with allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by clergy in Nebraska, and the diocese is facing a potential criminal investigation and criticism that it mishandled abusive priests even as it should have been subjected to increased scrutiny after the Boston scandal.

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