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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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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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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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German priest admits 280 counts of abuse

German priest admits 280 counts of abuse | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A ROMAN Catholic priest in Germany has admitted to 280 counts of sexually abusing three boys over a several-year period.
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Nigeria killings called ‘ethnic, religious cleansing’

Nigeria killings called ‘ethnic, religious cleansing’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The head of Nigeria’s Christians said Saturday the killing of dozens of faithful in attacks blamed on Islamists suggested “ethnic andreligious cleansing” reminiscent of the start of the 1960s civil war.

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Top 10 Reasons to be an Atheist Nation « AtheistConnect

Top 10 Reasons to be an Atheist Nation « AtheistConnect | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One of the most basic and fundamental claims of religions is that they are the source for moral and ethical behavior in our society. They further claim that any society without religion will disintegrate into a murderous anarchy filled with roving bands of sodomizing rapists. In fact, it is hard to find a single negative human behavior that the religious won’t blame on atheism. But is this true? Are societies that embrace religious beliefs better off than those societies that do not?

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Catholics Stole 300K Babies From Mothers

Catholics Stole 300K Babies From Mothers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A secret network of priests, nuns, and doctors have stolen up to 300,000 of babies from mothers in Spain and sold them to other parents, a BBC documentary shows. Their scheme: Tell the mother her baby...
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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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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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BishopAccountability.org - Documenting the Catholic Sexual Abuse and Financial Crisis

BishopAccountability.org - Documenting the Catholic Sexual Abuse and Financial Crisis | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Documenting the Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a matter of public record that U.S. bishops have knowingly transferred thousands of abusive priests into unsuspecting parishes and dioceses, placing fear of "scandal" ahead of the welfare of children. The bishops themselves have apologized for what they call their "mistake," but they say nothing about the crucial actions that constitute accountability.

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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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Scientologists start a civil war — RT

Scientologists start a civil war — RT | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Hold on tight to your leather-bound edition of Dianetics and hope for the best. A rift between two top members of the Church of Scientology is causing the controversial religion to be bought to the brink of civil war.
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North Carolina Atheist Responds to Vandalism of His Group’s ‘Adopt-a-Street’ Signs

North Carolina Atheist Responds to Vandalism of His Group’s ‘Adopt-a-Street’ Signs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Atheist signs and billboards get vandalized for all sorts of reasons — like when the culprits see the message as “too aggressive,” even when it’s something as innocuous as “Are you good without God? Millions are.”


But this is a new one: Someone has ruined the Western North Carolina Atheists’ “Adopt-a-Street” signs:

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