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From "Pillar Of The Community" To Prisoner To Pastor

From "Pillar Of The Community" To Prisoner To Pastor | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Dirk Davenport, who pleaded guilty in the 1980's to sexual assault of nine Boy Scouts, is serving as an associate pastor at a Florida church. His actions in the 1980's led to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Boy Scouts of America.
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Catholic hypocrisy at its worst

Catholic hypocrisy at its worst | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Bishops condone much more direct contradictions of church dogma. The birth control uproar is a cynical power play.

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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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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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Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison

Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jeffs, 55, is serving a life prison term in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he wed as spiritual brides when they were 12 and 14 years old.
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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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Catholic abbot, 80, wanted in connection with child sex offences, has vanished

Catholic abbot, 80, wanted in connection with child sex offences, has vanished | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Father Laurence Soper, an ex-London abbot accused of sexually abusing children, is reportedly on the run from police after jumping bail.
Soper, an abbot in Ealing between 1991 and 2000, was arrested last year on suspicion of sexual assault. He is now the subject of an international manhunt after jumping bail earlier this year.

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'No Belgian church escaped sex abuse', finds investigation - Telegraph

'No Belgian church escaped sex abuse', finds investigation  - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Child sex abuse by clergy or church workers has taken place in every Roman Catholic congregation in Belgium, according to an independent commission investigating paedophilia allegations.
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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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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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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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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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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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Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse

Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A bishop in the Roman Catholic Church has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church’s sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese has been held criminally liable for the behavior of a priest he supervised.

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