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December 17 2012

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What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 1 (November/December 2012) - YouTube

December 14 2012

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10:09
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim "didn't put up a fight" during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen."
Calif. judge says victims' body can prevent rape

November 29 2012

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22:58

The church is a petrified oligarchy, a dictatorship like the medieval monarchies it once existed alongside, and it's run by a small circle of conservative, rigidly ideological old men who make all the decisions and choose their own successors.

This means that, whatever individual Catholics may do, the resources of the church as an institution are bent toward opposing social progress and positive change all over the world.

50 Reasons to Boycott the Catholic Church | Alternet

November 10 2012

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A GROUP of 15 religious brothers led by an "alpha paedophile" is suspected of the unreported deaths of two boys and the sexual abuse of more than 40 others.

The victims – abused over three decades – include wards of the state cared for by the brothers in homes for the mentally impaired, a state parliamentary inquiry into child abuse is expected to be told. Seven are believed to have committed suicide.

The suspected paedophile brothers from the Hospitaller Order of St John of God have never been charged in Victoria because of a lack of police resources, says the submission’s author, Dr Wayne Chamley, a researcher for Broken Rites, the support group for church sex abuse victims.

While  most of the suspected paedophiles are dead, Fairfax Media is aware of three who have left the Catholic order and moved away but are in roles where they could have access to children.

The allegations relate to the order’s operations at Cheltenham and Lilydale, where it provided homes for wards of the state, orphans, boys given up by their parents and those with intellectual disabilities from  the 1950s to the 1980s.

The order paid out more than $3.6 million in 2002 to 24 men who had alleged they were abused as children by brothers from the order.

October 19 2012

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14:55
"There is obviously something wrong with an organisation which presents itself to tell the rest of society what is right and wrong, what is good and bad, what is moral and what is immoral ... should have this sort of most ugly taint and sin within it," he said.
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Catholic clergy the worst abusers, inquiry told

CATHOLIC clergy commit six times as much abuse as those in the rest of the churches combined, ''and that's a conservative figure'', a child protection expert says.

October 06 2012

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00:37
A SENIOR Victoria Police investigator has told victims of a suspected Catholic paedophile of his ''grave'' concerns that his investigation into their alleged abuser is being derailed and that ''pro-church police members'' may have interfered in his inquiry.

September 06 2012

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06:17
A Los Angeles youth pastor has been arrested and charged with committing lewd acts on a 15-year-old in San Bernardino.

August 08 2012

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10:05
The woman whose name is only known via court records as "R.W." was brutally raped January 27, 2007 by an unknown assailant. After going to the hospital she was arrested by police on a prior charge and sent to jail. While in custody a guard denied R.W.'s request to give her a contraceptive pill that was prescribed by the emergency room doctor, because it was against their religious beliefs. Now over 5 years later a court has ruled R.W. does have a right to sue the guard for violating her constitutional rights.
Rape victim wins right to sue guard that denied her prescribed contraception - Detroit liberal | Examiner.com

July 26 2012

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02:55

Philadelphia (CNN) -- The highest-ranking Catholic Church cleric charged and convicted in the landmark Philadelphia child sexual abuse trial was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison Tuesday.

Monsignor William Lynn, 61, was found guilty in June of one count of child endangerment, the first time a U.S. church leader has been convicted of such a charge.

July 15 2012

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01:06
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Catholic diocese says it's constitutionally protected from liability in a civil lawsuit filed by two victims of clergy abuse.
Green Bay Diocese claims constitutional protection from clergy abuse liability - TODAY'S TMJ4
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(CNN) -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia barred two more priests from ministry on Friday amid allegations of child sexual abuse, bringing the tally to nine clergymen banned from the embattled church since May.
Two Philadelphia priests barred amid sexual abuse probe - CNN.com
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00:26
The Ministry of the Attorney General plans to investigate a deal struck by a Hamilton Crown prosecutor that allowed a Roman Catholic priest charged with sexual assault to leave the country without facing prosecution.

July 09 2012

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10:36
A WOMAN whose son was sexually assaulted by a Catholic teacher in the 1970s has disputed a Christian Brothers version of its handling of the matter and backed calls for a Royal Commission into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Mother of abuse victim calls for inquiry into church

July 02 2012

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06:18
PHILADELPHIA — A judge indicated Tuesday she might release a convicted Roman Catholic monsignor to await sentencing if the Vatican will agree not to harbor him in the event he flees to Rome.
Judge may release Pa. monsignor, if Vatican will agree not to harbor him if he flees - The Washington Post

June 26 2012

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22:42
LOS ANGELES — The priest always started his favorite “game” by having the young boy remove his underwear and put on loose-fitting shorts so he could fondle him more easily. Then, the Rev. Robert Van Handel (pictured) would run his hands up and down the child’s body as he stretched across his lap, Walkman headphones on his ears, pretending to be asleep.
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22:33

Pahalagama Somaratana Thera is one of the few Sri Lankan Buddhist monks to have been found guilty of child abuse inside or outside the country.

But if Children's Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda is to be believed, child abuse in religious establishments by both Buddhist and Christian clergy in Sri Lanka is rampant.

June 25 2012

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05:34
Making a woman a priest is as sinful as abusing a child, the Roman Catholic Church declared yesterday.

June 16 2012

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12:48
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The number of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors committed by Roman Catholic priests or deacons in the United States rose 15 percent last year, and the church spent $144 million to deal with the ongoing scandal, according to a church-sponsored audit released on Tuesday.
Catholic Church says child abuse cases rose in 2011 - Yahoo! News

June 09 2012

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10:11
Alaska Natives are accusing the Catholic Church of using their remote villages as a “dumping ground” for child-molesting priests—and blaming the president of Seattle University for letting it happen.
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