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Rights of the Child

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, on January 31, 2014, published its concerns and offered its recommendations in regard to the Holy See’s role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The committee concluded that it is gravely concerned the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, [...]

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To Be Clear

DISCLAIMER: To be clear, this website, its companion Twitter and Facebook sites, and our book, Luke 17:2, make a distinction between the administrators of the Roman Catholic Church and the religion of Roman Catholicism. We are not commenting upon the religion, we are commenting upon its bureaucracy, its autocratic hierarchy. Our concern is for current [...]

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A Kind Man

In March of this year, the release of our book Luke 17:2 coincided with the resignation of a pope and the election of another. I was asked often at the time for my opinion on the matter. I wrote the following piece in response. ~ Patrick Emerton ***** The Next Pope Should Be … By [...]

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Stained Glass

Before the second printing of our book, Luke17:2, I thought it would be good to submit this essay, ‘Stained Glass,’ to the archive of this website. It was originally written in 2002 in response to the sexual abuse revelations in the Boston Globe; and specifically in response to the abuse of my brother, and death [...]

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To Tell Truth

Why is it so difficult for the Catholic Church to tell the truth? Given the scandals that the Roman Catholic Church is currently facing, it is a viable question. Its answer, a noble mission. So, I begin at the beginning, at the foundation of my Catholic faith, the New Testament. It seems that in 367 [...]

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Case for U.S. Pope

Aside from being a charismatic evangelist who needs to be a finder of the lost flock, the next pope has to repair the extreme damage brought on by the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis.  In essence, the next pope has to manufacture and sell a new product to the masses; the older one has many [...]

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Benedict’s Final Address

Upon watching Pope Benedict’s final public address at 5 am eastern time, curled up on the couch in my son’s Transformer’s blanket, I was struck the gravity of the event.  As Catholics, we are truly living in extraordinary times! Extraordinary because Pope Benedict is the first pope to step down in 600 years, citing heath reasons Extraordinary [...]

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