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Archbishop Carlson (See Photo) claims he wasn’t sure it was illegal for priests to have sex with kids

Via: Raw Story

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St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified last month that he wasn’t sure whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children while he served as chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese.

The former chancellor gave a deposition last month in a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret, reported Minnesota Public Radio.

The 69-year-old Carlson also faces a massive clergy abuse lawsuit in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he’s served as archbishop since 2009.

One document made public in that case shows more than 100 priests and church employees have been accused of sexual abuse, and the Missouri Supreme Court ordered the archdiocese to turn over their names under seal.

The Minnesota lawsuit was filed by a man who claimed a priest abused him during the 1970s, and Carlson told the plaintiff’s attorneys that his understanding of those accusations had changed over the years.

“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” Carlson said. “I understand today it’s a crime.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/10/st-louis-archbishop-claims-he-wasnt-sure-it-was-illegal-for-priests-to-have-sex-with-kids/

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QUESTION:

I know you are ‘innocent until proven quilty’, but couldn’t Pope Francis say, “Sorry Cardinal Dick, you’re FIRED!”

 

 

 

June 11, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis Pursues Sinner Across Vatican City Rooftops

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VATICAN CITY—Numerous onlookers confirmed that His Holiness Pope Francis could be seen Thursday sprinting along the Holy See’s rooftops, darting between the chimneys and marble sculptures of the apostles atop St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel as he attempted to chase down a suspected sinner.

 

After deftly scaling an exterior fire escape on the Apostolic Library, the pontiff is said to have raced across the pitched roof of the Vatican Museums while closely trailing the fleeing commandment violator, who according to eyewitnesses looked back over his shoulder multiple times during the pursuit to find the white-clad Vicar of Christ just a dozen paces behind him.

 

Reports indicate that the pope lost track of the transgressor against God on top of the Palace of the Canonicate, causing him to pause for several seconds and frantically scan the horizon in all directions before suddenly spying the man on the adjacent roof of the Church of Santa Maria della Pietà, at which point the Bishop of Rome is said to have dashed at full speed to the building’s ledge and leapt the 30-foot gap separating the two structures.

 

Sources confirmed that after a tumbling landing, the pope quickly picked himself up, returned his mitre to his head, and immediately resumed the chase.

 

At press time, Pope Francis had reportedly taken a shortcut around the Tower of Nicholas V and tackled the unnamed blasphemer from behind, sending them both crashing through a 15th-century stained glass window and directly into a confessional booth below.

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“The Onion’ – America’s Finest News Souurce

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Wow, a Caucasian Jackie Chan!

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May 4, 2014 Posted by | Breaking News | , , , , | Leave a comment

People’s Pope approval ratings SOARS – cnn

Via:Huffinton Post

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The Holy See is about to get an early Christmas present this year.

A new CNN poll released Tuesday found that 88% of American Catholics view Pope Francis favorably. Additionally, nearly 75% of Americans in general think he’s doing a good job.

It’s been quite a year for the new Pope. Named Time’s Person Of The Year, he’s been cited for his relatively progressive views on homosexuality, his criticisms of capitalism and his advocacy for the poor.

The iconic LGBT magazine The Advocate named Pope Francis their person of the year after comments he made this summer about gay priests. “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?”, he told a reporter in July. While his comments are hardly an endorsement of same-sex marriage, they mark a major shift from the church’s legacy on homosexuality.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/24/popes-approval-rating-poll_n_4497813.html

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Personal Thought:

I know he’s very busy, but hopefully he’ll find some time to come to the U.S. and say, “You’re Fired!” – beginning with Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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“Well, I think maybe we’ve been out-marketed, sometimes,” Dolan replied. “We’ve been caricatured as being anti-gay. And as much as we’d say, ‘Wait a minute, we’re pro marriage, we’re pro traditional marriage, we’re not anti anybody,’ I don’t know. When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.” – Cardinal Dolan

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December 25, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cardinal Raymond Burke, “You’re Fired!” said Pope Francis.

Via: Huffington Post

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Pope Francis announced changes in the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington was appointed Monday to the Congregation for Bishops. The pope also reconfirmed Cardinal William Levada, the former archbishop of San Francisco and former head of the Vatican’s orthodoxy watchdog office.

Some members of the congregation were not reconfirmed. Cardinal Raymond Burke will no longer serve in the office. The former St. Louis archbishop had been a member for several years.

Burke drew attention in the U.S. in 2004 when he said he would deny Communion to Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, a Roman Catholic who supports abortion rights.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/cardinal-raymond-burke-replaced_n_4459160.html

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December 18, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

‘Snow Angel’ by Barry Blitt

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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December 17, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Pope Francis – Time Magazine ‘Person of the Year’

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/time-person-of-year-2013-pope-francis_n_4421292.html

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personal thought:

I know the Miley Cyrus and Ted Cruz fans must be broken-hearted – but damn good choice.

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December 12, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus

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December 7, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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“Quote of the Day”

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December 2, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cardinal Dolan (R-NY) – ‘Xristian Xrazy of the Day’

Via:Huffington Post

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New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “OUTMARKETED” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”

Dolan’s conversation with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory will air Sunday on NBC.

Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan says it’s a tough battle when forces like Hollywood, politicians and “some opinion-molders” are on the other side.

But he said the gay marriage debate is not over and the church will not give up on it.

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On another divisive issue, Dolan said the Catholic Church has long championed comprehensive health care.

But he indicated that U.S. Catholic bishops cannot support the Affordable Care Act as long as it includes coverage for abortion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/gay-marriage-timothy-dolan_n_4363690.html

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December 1, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment