Ex-priest extradited to Ireland in sex-abuse case —http://tinyurl.com/3syu4fd
All-male, celibate Catholic priesthood is an embarrassing relic / By JOHN VEAL [US; The Kansas City Star; http://t.co/0L5FYw9
When will these people learn?
Archbishop: If Marriage Equality Law Passes NY Will Be Like North Korea
OH REALLY, ARCHBISHOP? Sheesh!
Sen. Mark J. Grisanti (R) may provide the 32 and critical vote to ultimately pass same-sex marriage in New York. Grisanti, who is said to be struggling with the decision, is now “under mounting pressure from religious groups, which are reminding him of the promises he made last year to oppose gay marriage in his election campaign…
A report on the child abuse scandal in the US Catholic Church has provoked condemnation for concluding that the permissive society of the 1960s was to blame for the rise in sexual offences by priests.
The investigation commissioned by Catholic bishops said that the peak incidence of sexual abuse by priests in the 1960s and 70s reflected the increased level of other deviant behaviours in American society in the period, including “drug use and crime, as well as social changes, such as an increase in premarital sex and divorce.”
Researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice said most of the abusive priests were ordained in the 1940s and 50s and were not properly trained to confront the social upheavals of the 1960s.