Warnings about West Virginia bishop went unheeded as he doled out cash gifts to Catholic leaders .

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Warnings about West Virginia bishop went unheeded as he doled out cash gifts to Catholic leaders . Senior Catholic leaders in the United States and the Vatican began receiving warnings about West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield as far back as 2012. In letters and emails, parishioners claimed that Bransfield was abusing […]

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Only 10% of donations of major catholic fund go to charitable works.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit. Only 10% of donations to the Peter’s Pence collection go to charitable works Every year, Catholics around the world donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope. Bishops exhort the faithful to support the weak and suffering through the pope’s […]

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Rhode Island Bill to make Catholic Church sex abuse reports public was buried.

Join: facebook.com/occupythevatican Rhode Island Bill to make Catholic Church sex abuse reports public was buried. Rhode Island’s attorney general says lawmakers have buried a bill that would have made grand jury reports about sex abuse public in the Catholic Church even without indictments. Attorney General Peter Neronha’s bill is garnering new attention after the Diocese […]

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Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct went on vacation with Pope Francis.

Join: facebook.com/occupythevatican Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct went on vacation with Pope Francis. A bishop currently under investigation for sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, including claims he had naked selfies and gay pornography on his phone, is on retreat with Pope Francis and other senior members of the Roman Curia. The bishop is Gustavo […]

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The state of West Virginia sues Catholic Church for hiring pedophiles.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican The state of West Virginia sues Catholic Church for hiring pedophiles. The U.S. state of West Virginia sued a local Catholic diocese Tuesday because it had knowingly employed pedophiles and did not inform the public. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed the lawsuit against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston as well as […]

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Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children.

Join us: facebook.com/unitedhumanists  Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children. Catholic priests in Montreal will be banned from being alone with children to provide a “safety net” against allegations of abuse. Archbishop Christian Lepine has issued a decree to implement the policy, which also covers lay workers and volunteers. According to the decree, the […]

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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse. Former Vatican treasurer George Pell will remain in prison after an Australian appeals court rejected the disgraced cardinal’s appeal against his conviction for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the mid-1990s. The most senior Catholic official to be convicted of child […]

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