Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 15 February 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, They can’t seem to get Brexit done.   Britain is having a mighty hard time leaving the European Union.   The sticking point seems to be the Irish “backstop.”   Any Brexit deal with the EU would … Read More

80 percent of Vatican priests are gay, says explosive new book

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Ordination of priests (Pic: Matthias Ulrich) In a stunning expose of the Catholic Church’s hypocrisy, the author of a new book has found that the vast majority of Vatican priests are gay. In the Closet of the Vatican was written by … Read More

Cardinal Pens Scathing Letter to Archbishop Who Accused Pope of Cover-Up

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Pope Francis has ordered a “thorough study” into the Vatican archives to investigate the charges surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Credit  Credit Tony Gentile/Reuters ROME — The Vatican has decided to fight fire and brimstone with fire and brimstone. Six weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria … Read More

Poll: just 3 in 10 Catholics approve of Pope Francis’s handling of the clerical sex abuse crisis

A new Pew poll suggests trust in the embattled pontiff is plummeting. Pope Francis holds his General Weekly Audience in St. Peter’s Square on August 29, 2018, in Vatican City.  Giulio Origlia/Getty Images Catholics’ confidence in Pope Francis has plummeted. … Read More

Merkel is a ‘half-dead wreck’

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The CDU’s Brinkhaus rebellion heralds Ms. Merkel’s end, while we are watching Germany’s belated reckonings for sex abuse. Here’s our Daily Briefing on September 26, 2018. Source: DPA / Kay Nietfield Konrad Adenauer (chancellor for 14 years) overstayed his welcome. … Read More

The Sex-Abuse Scandal Is Growing Faster Than the Church Can Contain It

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The Catholic world is struggling to absorb a week of new revelations and resignations. A protester in Dublin holds a picture of Pope Francis during a demonstration against clerical sex abuse.HANNAH MCKAY / REUTERS. This has been a dramatic week … Read More

Ex-Vatican diplomat calls on ‘sinful’ Pope Francis to resign over sex abuse scandal

A protester holds up a sign in reference to the sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church as Pope Francis travels through the city in the Popemobile on Aug. 25, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo: Charles McQuillan, Getty Images) Pope … Read More

Vatican finally breaks silence on sex abuse bombshell

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The Vatican has finally broken its silence on the “predator priests” grand jury report, saying the church is on the side of the victims. “Those acts were betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and faith,” said Vatican … Read More

Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 ‘predator’ priests

Testimony from dozens of witnesses and half a million pages of internal church documents contained credible allegations against more than 300 predator priests  JEWEL SAMAD (AFP/File) A sweeping grand jury report uncovered credible allegations Tuesday against more than 300 predator priests … Read More

Pope’s decision may face opposition within church

ROME — A new ruling by Pope Francis published Thursday saying that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all circumstances, and that the church must try to abolish it, may generate opposition by conservative Roman Catholics in the U.S. and … Read More

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