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Tag Archive: Bishops

Feb 03 2013

Like many others

Janet Heimlich casts a cold eye on a bishop’s “apology.” You know what’s coming. We could all write the “apology” in our sleep. “I wish to acknowledge and apologize for those instances when I made decisions regarding the treatment and disposition of clergy accused of sexual abuse that in retrospect appear inadequate or mistaken.” Curry …

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May 29 2012

Go, and report child rape no more

Good to see the Catholic church learning (however slowly) from its mistakes. The Italian Bishop’s Conference (CIE) has issued guidelines on child  protection that inform its bishops that they are ‘not obliged to report illicit  facts’ of child abuse to the police. … In their new five page document which advised Italian Bishops on how …

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Feb 10 2012

Freedom of secularism

The Catholic bishops have been gearing up for this fight for months. Hours after President Obama phoned to share his decision with Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, who is president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the bishops’ headquarters in Washington posted on its Web site a video of Archbishop Dolan, which …

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Dec 18 2011

Pity the poor bishops

The Catholic bishops haz a sad again. This time it’s the Catholic bishops in the Netherlands. Not the ones in Belgium, nor in Bavaria, nor in Ireland, nor in Alaska, nor in Boston, nor in New York. No. These are the ones in the Netherlands. They haz a sad because Tens of thousands of children …

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