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US puts Vatican on list of money laundering hubs

US puts Vatican on list of money laundering hubs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

DRUG enforcement chiefs have for the first time identified the Vatican as a possible centre for money laundering from criminal activity.

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8,000 Cases of Child Molestation by 75 Archdiocese of Milwaukee Priests Revealed

8,000 Cases of Child Molestation by 75 Archdiocese of Milwaukee Priests Revealed | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
8,000 children raped by 100 church employees, 75 of them priests? That's 80 children raped per Archdiocese of Milwaukee employee.
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Bishop accused of incitement to hatred in homily - National News - Independent.ie

Bishop accused of incitement to hatred in homily - National News - Independent.ie | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A HOMILY delivered at Knock shrine by the Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, is being investigated by the Director of Public Prosecutions following a formal complaint by a leading humanist who claims the sermon was an incitement to hatred.
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Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget

Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The man pictured above is the poster boy for Catholic debauchery. His name was Pope Alexander VI. He wasn't the first, nor the last, of a string of simply sinful popes.

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Catholic Leaders Rip Obama on Contraception Coverage

Catholic Leaders Rip Obama on Contraception Coverage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Catholic leaders are blasting the Obama administration's new decision to require religious organization's health plans to cover workers' contraceptives. Several priests railed against the... Politics News Summaries.
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Vatican protesters evicted by police

Vatican protesters evicted by police | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Protesters trying to set up Occupy-style camp in front of St Peter's removed with the support of the Holy See...
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Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest

Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The death of journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens last month gave those familiar with his work a chance to revisit one of his more controversial subjects: the Albanian nun Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known to the world as Mother Teresa. In his 1997 book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Hitchens argued that the "Saint of Calcutta," who founded and headed the international Missionaries of Charity order, enjoyed undeserved esteem.

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The pope's entire career has the stench of evil about it.

The pope's entire career has the stench of evil about it. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Concerning the most recent revelations about the steady complicity of the Vatican in the ongoing—indeed endless—scandal of child rape, a few days later a spokesman for the Holy See made a concession in the guise of a denial. It was clear, said the Rev. Federico Lombardi, that an attempt was being made "to find elements to involve the Holy Father personally in issues of abuse." He stupidly went on to say that "those efforts have failed."

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Child Sexual Abuse within the Dutch Catholic Church | Friendly Atheist

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An independent Commission of Inquiry was conducted recently, investigating historical child sexual abuse within the Dutch Roman Catholic Church.

They found tens of thousands of victims and (wait for it) about 800 possible perpetrators over the span of around 60 years. It’s incredible how much “sin” took place in a place that’s supposed to be holy.

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Bishop's child porn collection included Catholic imagery

Bishop's child porn collection included Catholic imagery | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Child pornography in the collection of disgraced Catholic bishop Raymond Lahey included graphic images of young boys wearing crucifixes and rosary beads, a Crown prosecutor told a judge Tuesday.
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Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal

Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Before he became pope, Benedict XVI held a position that had authority over abuse cases but did not assert it for many years.
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Catholic bishop criticises ruling on church liability for actions of priests

Catholic bishop criticises ruling on church liability for actions of priests | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Roman Catholic bishop has criticised a high court judge for ruling that the church can be held liable for the misconduct of priests, a judgment that could make it easier for victims of clerical sexual abuse to bring compensation claims.

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Pope: “Pornography And Prostitution Are Crimes Against Humanity”

Pope: “Pornography And Prostitution Are Crimes Against Humanity” | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict XVI railed against pornography, prostitution, sexual discrimination, materialism, and other social issues this week in a stunning display of hypocrisy.

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Catholic Priest Allegedly Told Child He Was Raping That ‘This Is What God’s Love Feels Like’

Catholic Priest Allegedly Told Child He Was Raping That ‘This Is What God’s Love Feels Like’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
According to NBC Los Angeles, one victim has detailed the tragic incident of a priest raping him.
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Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal

Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Italian investigators have charged four priests with laundering money out of the Vatican's official bank, the Institute for the Works of Religion, the National Catholic Reporter's John L. Allen Jr. writes.
The Italian daily l'Unita was the first to report that the priests were being investigated for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Corruption scandal shakes Vatican as internal letters leaked

Corruption scandal shakes Vatican as internal letters leaked | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Vatican was shaken by a corruption scandal Thursday after an Italian television investigation said a former top official had been transferred against his will after complaining about irregularities in awarding contracts.

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Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Radical secularism in the political and cultural arenas pose "grave threats" to the Roman Catholic faith, Pope says.
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Priest admits to 280 instances of sexual abuse

Priest admits to 280 instances of sexual abuse | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Catholic priest admitted in a German court today to sexually abusing three boys over eight years, including one he was preparing for his first communion and two brothers during trips that included Disneyland in Paris, German media reported.

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Voluntary 'De-Baptism' Rising in Europe

Voluntary 'De-Baptism' Rising in Europe | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
European Christian clergy grapple with wave of so-called 'de-baptisms' among Protestants, Catholics who want their names deleted from the baptismal registry.
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Anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI’s bigoted and bizarre speech

Anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI’s bigoted and bizarre speech | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

When former Focus on the Family leader James Dobson told The Daily Oklahoman in 2004 that, “Homosexuals … want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth,” reasonable people dismissed him as a crank. And, for the record, six states have since legalized marriage equality and the earth is still here.

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Should People and Governments Shun the Totalitarian Catholic Church?

Should People and Governments Shun the Totalitarian Catholic Church? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
When a totalitarian regime aids and abets the rape of tens of thousands of children one would expect it to be shunned by governments and citizens alike.
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In 2012 Bishops Join Fight to Repackage Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’

In 2012 Bishops Join Fight to Repackage Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
At the end of 2011, in a sign of what’s to come, the U.S. Bishops warned the Obama administration to amend a regulation on contraception in its health care legislation or stand accused of religious discrimination.
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Church sex abuse widespread – and leaders knew about it - Scotsman.com

Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to stop it or help victims because they feared sparking scandals, according to a long-awaited report published yesterday.

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Ireland Faces Down Vatican as Kenny Demands $1 Billion Abuse Compensation

Ireland Faces Down Vatican as Kenny Demands $1 Billion Abuse Compensation | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Ireland is squeezing the Roman Catholic Church to hand over cash and real estate toward a 1.4 billion-euro ($2 billion) child-abuse bill amid the bitterest stand-off yet seen between the Vatican and the government.
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Chicago archdiocese to pay $3.2M in settlement with victim of convicted pedophile priest

Chicago archdiocese to pay $3.2M in settlement with victim of convicted pedophile priest | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — Attorneys for a victim of convicted pedophile and former Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack have reached a $3.2 million settlement with the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George.

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