Posts Tagged ‘Pedophile’

A megachurch reels after learning pastor let his professed pedophile son work with kids

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

The leaders of a California evangelical megachurch are under fire for bungling the church’s response to a youth ministry volunteer’s confession that he was attracted to minors. The Menlo Church volunteer in question first told Senior Pastor John Ortberg about his feelings two years ago, though congregants weren’t officially notified about the situation until January. Read more

Can pedophilia ever be ‘mild’?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

World-famous scientist, Richard Dawkins has attracted a lot of negative attention recently by suggesting that the “mild pedophilia” he experienced as a boy wasn’t really such a big deal. In a recent interview, he recalled how one of his teachers “pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts.” Dawkins went on Read more

Pope wants ‘decisive’ action on priestly sex abuse

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Pope Francis has directed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to “act decisively” on cases of priestly sex abuse. The Pope discussed the congregation’s responsibilities for at least an hour on April 5 with its prefect, Archbishop Gerhard Muller, but the formal statement following the meeting referred only to dealing with sexual abuse. Read more

Bernard McGrath arrested after returning to New Zealand

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

New Zealand police have arrested Bernard McGrath, a former Catholic brother and convicted pedophile after Australian authorities filed 252 new charges against him. McGrath voluntarily left Sri Lanka last week and arrived at Christchurch International Airport on Friday. Police deny he had fled to Sri Lanka, saying he was only there for a holiday. He Read more

Dolan slams NY Times and SNAP on abusive priest payments

Friday, June 8th, 2012

“Groundless and scurrilous” is how Cardinal Timothy Dolan described reports that he approved payments to priests facing sex abuse charges while he was archbishop of Milwaukee. Cornered by reporters at St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, after Mass on Sunday, Dolan accused the NY Times of inaccurate reporting. Dolan was also of the view that the Read more

Catholics compared to pedophiles and Eucharist as barbaric ritual

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Arianna Huffington, publisher of the Huffington Post is under fire for allowing a column to be published on her website that compares Catholics to pedophiles and attacks the Eucharist as a “barbaric ritual.” In a letter dated Tuesday a group of conservative leaders allege Huffington is “complicit in bigotry” for publishing columnist Larry Doyle’s article about Read more

Confessional seal to be ruptured in Ireland

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Priests in Ireland who with-hold information about alleged child abuse, even when told to them in the Sacrament of Confession, will soon be liable for up to five years prison. The new laws are an unprecedented display of tough action against the Catholic Church, in what was traditionally a Catholic country. “The law of the land should Read more

Belgian Bishop’s TV confession “inappropriate and shocking”

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, the head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, described former-Bishop Roger Vangheluwe’s TV confession that he had sexually abused two of his nephews as “inappropriate and shocking”. During the interview Vangheluwe described the abuse with one of his nephews as “a kind of game”. Disturbed by Vangheluwe’s detached and vacant tone, Archbishop Leonard said “He should not Read more

Pedophile Bishop disappears from monastery

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Pedophile Bishop, Roger Vangheluwe has left the French monastery where the Vatican had banished him. The head of the Brotherhood of Jerusalem, Mont-Saint Michel monastery said Vangheluwe had indicated on Saturday that he would leave shortly but could not say where he was going. Vangheluwe, who resigned a year ago as bishop of Bruges after Read more