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Another Blow To Celibacy


Has the abuse scandal already had wider implications? Will it shape the future of the church, or is it merely a storm that will pass soon? Perhaps it is too much to link the following bit of news to the scandal, … Continue Reading

The Abuse Scandal: Plunging Catholics Into Ambiguity?

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To be honest, the whole catholic church abuse scandal has had me sitting in front of my laptop in lethargy for days. The doubts cast on the church’s willingness to admit to the crimes commited among their ranks, and to do whatever is necessary to compensate the victims for their trauma – as much as that is possible – have highlighted … Continue Reading

Criticism of Catholic Church Like Anti-Semitism – Seriously?


Comparing the storm of criticism of the Catholic Church over child abuse by priests to Anti-Semitism may not have been his best move. The Pope’s preacher, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, is on the defense after he sparked worldwide outrage when he stated that he had received a letter from an unnamed Jewish friend that drew the parallel. … Continue Reading

Abuse Scandal Revelations: Affecting Church’s Moral Authority?

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The world’s eyes are on Rome – the Vatican, to be precise – as the moral authority of the catholic church appears to crumble under the weight of shocking allegations of child abuse, and the cover-ups that appear to have ensued for decades. The sense that the catholic church deems itself above the common law, … Continue Reading

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