St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified last month that he wasn’t sure whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children while he served as chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese.
The former chancellor gave a deposition last month in a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret, reported Minnesota Public Radio.
Wonder if one of our fine local media sources will cover this story?
From Guest Poster;
OK, on what planet has this ignoramus been on since he became a priest in the 1970’s? I thought any sex was prohibited once he became a priest. I remember my 1950-60’s childhood catechism learning this little lesson from priests and nuns. WTF? Did his childhood priest teach him it was alright? Hmmmmm……
So if it is against Catholic Church doctrine to not have sex, why does he then think it is legally OK for a priest to have diddle with kids? In his priestly studies was there a chapter saying it was legal? Rape laws have been on the books for more decades than we could count. How many 69 year old men or women were taught as children an adult can play with you?
This Fake spent tens of thousands of dollars fixing up the bishop’s house and other special places for him to hide from his flock while serving in SD. This is from the man who refused to drive the previous bishop’s Chevrolet Caprice because it was beneath his position as the leader of a multi-million dollar corporation. He went down to Kindlers and secured a nice little Cadillac instead.
This ‘man’ of God is an individual who does not understand the purpose of his avocation. He wasn’t sure it was illegal for priests to have sex with kids, yea right.
The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls has sent a letter to clergy saying he isn’t endorsing a nun’s speech at a private Catholic college in Yankton.
Sister Simone Campbell is speaking Thursday night at Mount Marty College. She is the director of a Catholic social justice education and lobbying group, and an outspoken supporter of the new federal health care law.
Campbell said in comments published in the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan newspaper that many Catholics have misunderstood the law’s mandate that most health plans have to cover birth control for women as a preventive service, free of charge.
Bishop Paul Swain says in his letter that the law doesn’t protect religious liberty, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opposes it.
Hey, Pauly, it’s a healthcare law not a religious freedom law. Just saying.
Janet Jaime is the artist who designed the crucifix hanging in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was unavailable for comment, but her husband said critics are misinterpreting a common religious icon.
“This isn’t just a subjective drawing. This is a historical icon of the church,” said Reggie Jaime, husband of Janet Jaime, an Oklahoma City iconographer commissioned by the church to design the crucifix. “I can’t help what you see in things, or she sees in things, or anyone.”
I commissioned the ‘Epiphany’ from a Russian byzantine artist (John the baptist, baptizing Jesus), and while the muscles on the stomach are similiar, my piece includes horizontal lines representing stomach muscles, this piece does not. I think this artist is going to have a hard time convincing people his work is accurate.
While you pinkos are out burning american flags, railing against the true Christian foundation of this great nation, trying to steal our guns, and bowing at the feet of the Obamassiah, we REAL AMERICANS are quietly repopulating the country with future PATRIOTS.
The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they’re too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids.
Though Sally is sterile (I see to that every other week with bleach and hot water), other REAL AMERICANS continue to outbreed you birth-control-loving, debaucherous, baby-killing pinkos by leaps and bounds.
But 54 percent of Catholics voted for Obama, including many bishops.
This letter writer thinks that with the economy in the shitter, two endless wars in the middle east and our standing in the world at a all time low we should have picked our next president based on . . . yup . . . you guessed it . . . abortion!!!! Well guess what minnow-muncher, President elect Obama will do more to reduce abortions then McCain would have. He will most likely boot out Abstinence Ed funding, he will require doctors and pharmacists to do their freaking jobs by prescribing BC when a patient needs or wants it and he has appointed a brilliant man as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle.
In a secular society no one religion or moral view is given any special legal status or constitutional grounding. Christianity is not codified in our legal system or laws.
In a theocratic society (as is the case in the current Middle East and our own Middle Ages), theological beliefs and dicta are codified in the legal and institutional foundations of the society. As history amply has demonstrated, such societies are the source of rampant bloodletting, violence and discriminatory practices.