Posts Tagged ‘Pope John Paul II’

Philadelphia Archbishop expected to step down following sex abuse scandal

July 22nd, 2011 - Comments Off

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Reports say that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Cardinal will be resigning after a grand jury accused the archdiocese of failing to investigate the allegations of sexual abuse last February.

A Philadelphia grand jury said that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia had failed to take action against the priests who had sexually abused children for decades.

During the investigation of the grand jury, in St. Jerome Church in Northeast Philadelphia, a 10-year-old boy was sexually abused by two Roman Catholic priests and a Catholic school teacher. Another 14-year-old boy was also raped by a Roman Catholic priest.

Senior clerics covered up sex abuse, Ireland told

July 14th, 2011 - Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ireland – The Roman Catholic Church of Ireland had been hit by hundreds of sex abuse allegations that happened decades ago this past years that lead them to formulate guidelines to protect the minors in the mid-1990.

The Roman Catholic Church of Ireland is also abused of cover-up as they tried to conceal rape, molestations and beatings that were done by the Roman Catholic Order’s religious leaders and church officials.

The revelations of sex abuses, physical abuses and mental abuses by the Catholic clerics in Ireland resulted in the decline of its appeal to the parishioners and even the standing of the church in the society.

Pope Benedict’s War Against Matthew Fox

June 29th, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome – Reports say that a man was silenced and expelled Fox from the Dominican religious order by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI. The man was a former Catholic priest who had a 12-year-long battle against the Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI that exposes the abuses and the scandals of priest from the well known priest to the unfamiliar ones.

Matthew Fox had already written twenty-eight books that were translated in forty-two languages.  There were 1.5 million copies that were sold worldwide. He was silenced by the Pope for one year because of the book he wrote that exposes the scandals of the Roman Catholic priests.  The book implied that the Church is rotting from the inside out.

Vatican to weigh condoms in fighting AIDS

May 27th, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome – One of main agenda this weekend’s conference in Vatican will be the morality and effectiveness of using condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS which became a worldwide controversy.

The conference that is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers will be focusing on “the centrality of care” in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS.

The Vatican said that the condom campaign gives the people a false sense of security, thereby increasing the possibility of Aids infection.

Cardinal re-elected president of Caritas

May 27th, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, RomeCaritas Internationalis re-elected to a second four-year term as president the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga.

Caritas Internationalis is a confederate of 164 Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations. It started at Caritas Switzerland in Lucerne where 60 delegates from 22 countries formed a conference during the Eucharistic World Congress in Amsterdam in July 1924. Four years later the conference was known as Caritas Catholica. It was only in 1957 when the conference was named Caritas Internationalis.

Fresh guidelines to combat clerical sexual abuse issue

May 21st, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome – The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has laid out fresh guidelines to address the abuse of children by its priests, according to the reports.

In the circular letter that is addressed to bishops, states “Among the important responsibilities of the Diocesan Bishop in his task of assuring the common good of the faithful and, especially, the protection of children and of the young, is the duty he has to give an appropriate response to the cases of sexual abuse of minors by clerics in his diocese.”

Native Washingtonian to lead Catholic Charities

May 5th, 2011 - Comments Off

WASHINGTON, District Capital — Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington has appointed a District of Columbia native to lead one of the region’s largest private providers of services to those most in need.

The Washington native priest had worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India.  He was ordained as a priest in 1973 for the Archdiocese of Washington. He was proclaimed as a monsignor by Pope John Paul II in 1985, according to the reports. He served as the pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda and Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac. His most recent parish was at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the District.

Crowds of faithful jam Vatican to honor Pope John Paul II

May 1st, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome – Crowds around the world gathered at Rome as they witness the late Pope John Paul II be declared as “blessed.”

Reports say there were more than one million pilgrims and tourist who gathered around St. Peter’s Square to witness the declaration of the Roman Catholic Church’s greatest saint maker and conservative theologian.

The longest serving Polish Pope was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI. A huge portrait of the late Pope John Paul the second was unveiled as he was beatified.

Chicago archdiocese suspends Rev. Michael Pfleger

April 28th, 2011 - Comments Off

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Archdiocese of Chicago suspended the Catholic activist priest who mocked Hillary Clinton during her campaign. The priest was suspended Wednesday.

Rev. Michael Pfleger, the parish priest of St. Sabina Catholic Church was suspended and is banned to perform Catholic sacraments publicly. The suspension was handed down by Cardinal Francis George. The decision was made after Pfleger’s public remarks that he would leave the Catholic Church rather than accept a position outside of St. Sabina. The Cardinal said, “If that is truly your attitude, you have already left the Catholic Church and are therefore not able to pastor a Catholic parish.”

John Paul’s Rise Toward Sainthood: Going Too Fast?

April 28th, 2011 - Comments Off

WASHINGTON, District Capital – The report of the beatification of Pope John Paul II this coming echoed around the world and most of the Catholics are looking forward for the said occasion. A magnanimous preparation was put in by Rome for the beatification of the Pope.

While other Catholics are happy for the exaltation of the Pope, some are questioning the haste of the actions that are being done for him to be declared as saint.  Reports say that when the Pope’s coffin was carried through St. Peter’s Square, the people chanted “Santo subito! Santo subito!” or “Sainthood now!” It was April 2, 2005 at 9:37 p.m. when the Venerable Pope John Paul II died and succeeded by Pope Benedict XVI.