Former pope urges ‘new beginning’: 1960s fostered ‘pragmatic morality’, pedophilia

Former pope urges ‘new beginning’: 1960s fostered ‘pragmatic morality’, pedophilia

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2019 The Catholic Church’s abuse crisis was fueled by the sexual revolution of the 1960s, former Pope Benedict XVI has written. Benedict, who resigned the papacy in 2013, says in a newly-drafted 6,000-word document – titled “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” – that many in the ’60s […]

New book cites ‘clerical culture of secrecy’ about homosexuality among priests

New book cites ‘clerical culture of secrecy’ about homosexuality among priests

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2019 Some 80 percent of priests working at the Vatican are homosexual and the more homophobic a cleric was, the more likely he was to be gay, according to the new book “In the Closet of the Vatican”. The book by French journalist and author Frederic Martel unveils “a clerical […]

Cardinal: ‘Statistically proven’ that homosexuality is to blame for abuse

Cardinal: ‘Statistically proven’ that homosexuality is to blame for abuse

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 7, 2019 German Cardinal Walter Brandmuller insists that gay men are more responsible for the abuse scandal than the Catholic Church. In a Jan. 4 interview with the DPA news agency, Brandmuller said public debate on the sexual abuse scandal “forgets […]

Goodfellas in Rome: Scorcese briefs the Pope on the subject of ‘evil’

Goodfellas in Rome: Scorcese briefs the Pope on the subject of ‘evil’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2018 Three decades after his film “The Last Temptation of Christ” was labeled as “morally offensive” by the Catholic Church, and shortly before a wave of bomb deliveries to anti-Trump political celebrities, Hollywood director Martin Scorsese met with Pope Francis. Scorsese, who also directed “Taxi Driver” about a would-be assassin […]

Critic renews attack on Vatican for refusing to admit scandal’s name: ‘Homosexuality’

Critic renews attack on Vatican for refusing to admit scandal’s name: ‘Homosexuality’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 The Vatican continues to refuse to acknowledge that the “scourge of homosexuality” in the priesthood is largely responsible for the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said. “This is a crisis due to the scourge of homosexuality, in its agents, in its motives, in its resistance […]

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 During his trip to the Vatican on Oct. 17-18, South Korean President Moon Jae-In will deliver an invitation to Pope Francis from Kim Jong-Un to visit North Korea. In an Oct. 9 briefing, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-Kyeom said Kim Jong-Un’s invitation would be delivered to the Pope […]

Fight to survive: Pope calls for daily prayers that Satan be ‘thrust into hell’

Fight to survive: Pope calls for daily prayers that Satan be ‘thrust into hell’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2018 Amid a torrent of sexual abuse scandals that have even implicated him personally, Pope Francis is calling on Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to beat back Satan. Francis, who has made clear that he believes the devil to be real, wrote […]

Vatican’s deal with Beijing could end Taiwan’s ties with its last European ally

Vatican’s deal with Beijing could end Taiwan’s ties with its last European ally

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2018 A deal between the Vatican and China, which would grant China the right to nominate future bishops, would likely end the diplomatic relationship between the Holy See and Taiwan that began in 1942. Reports of the pending agreement come amid other reports of the suppression of religious expression throughout […]

Buchanan demands action on Vatican crisis: ‘This is a homosexual scandal’

Buchanan demands action on Vatican crisis: ‘This is a homosexual scandal’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2018 “While none of us is without sin, sexually active and abusive clergy should be severed from the priesthood,” columnist Pat Buchanan wrote. “There needs to be a purge at the Vatican.” The global Catholic scandal reached critical mass this summer with a Pennsylvania grand jury report that some 300 […]

Archbishop’s affidavit calls for pope’s resignation: ‘Corruption has reached the very top’

Archbishop’s affidavit calls for pope’s resignation: ‘Corruption has reached the very top’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 Saying his “conscience dictates” that the truth be revealed, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States said that Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. “The corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy,” Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said in […]

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