Monday, April 19, 2010

News updates, 4/19

On anniversary, Pope calls Church 'wounded sinner'
Benedict marks five years as leader of world's Catholics 

The Definitive Paper Showing Homosexuality at Root of the Sex Abuse Crisis
A must-read paper produced by Human Life International Research Director Brian Clowes has closed the book on the question of whether homosexuality in the priesthood is a root cause of the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Citing numerous research studies, Clowes demonstrates that homosexuality is strongly linked to sexual abuse of minors, and that celibacy is definitely not a cause of pedophilia....

Pope to Malta: Shipwrecks lead to new beginnings
Pontiff tries to send message of hope amid crisis 

Skeptics ask if Malta will be turning point
Call for Benedict to signal clear-cut break with past 

Faithful from ethnic churches seek Vatican's aid
Hoping to save parishes 'unfairly targeted' for closure 

Jesse Ventura: Catholic Church like the Mafia
Says should be prosecuted under federal RICO laws 

California: Same-sex marriage won't be on ballot
Gay rights activists said they failed in appeal bid 

Scot bishop urges EU to criticize Vatican 'stupidity'
Says cardinal's comments on homosexuality fit the bill 

Pope Benedict uses older ritual for his private Mass
Long known as ardent defender of liturgical tradition 

Cuba clamps down on 'Ladies in White' protest
Wives of jailed dissidents stopped outside Catholic church

==== Other news====

Obama administration subpoenaed in Fort Hood probe
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, an independent, and Susan Collins, the panel's top Republican, took the action after the departments of Justice and Defense failed to provide the materials by Monday's deadline.


Gary said...

One study nails it shut huh? Did anyone bother to ask the question, that pedophilia is a genetic disorder that isn't caused by anything but itself. Why is it any more surprising that a homosexual pedophile is more likely to go after boys than girls, then it is the preference of heterosexual pedophiles to go after girls instead boys. Perhaps hetrosexuality is bad too...since like homosexuality it apparently is the underlying factor that makes men chase after kids.

Tomas Torquemada said...

Pedophilia is a 'genetic disorder'? From what source does this derive? More could be said about the flawed advocacy that everyone's sinful behavior is 'genetic' but time doesn't permit me that luxury presently.

Frankly, Gary, I wonder if you even bothered to read this report (or any other for that matter). This is NOT the only study which "nails shut" the fact that HOMOSEXUALITY is at the root of the sexual abuse crisis. To conclude otherwise is to wilfully ignore the facts - similar to ignoring the difference between pedophilia and the sexual molestation of adolescent boys.

You should accept the FACT that homosexuality is a disorder and that homosexual acts are intrinsically evil.