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Pope’s election creates a buzz locally

March 14, 2013

As white smoke billowed Wednesday in Vatican citizen, those in Marietta greeted the announcement of a new pope with excitement. Msgr. Michael Campbell, pastor of S....

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Mar-14-13 9:40 PM

LOL......I didn't get a buzz either!

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Mar-14-13 2:17 PM

Well said Flint :-)

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Mar-14-13 12:45 PM

(Understanding I am NOT a Christian....) NasCar, you are right about the historical violence and slaughter in the name of the catholic church, in Christianity, and about EVERY religion before and since. The ones that didn't propagate the whole "death-to-nonbelievers" things are usually the ones that didn't survive. Unfortunately EVERY major organization (e.g. religion, government, company, political family, etc) is going to have incidences and outliers. Human nature, alas. Hold the people who did these despicable things responsible, but don't hold the entire religion at fault. If folks want to believe in this, and tithes, and whatever else they do, let them. As long as their dogma is not based on violence (and they HAVE backed off the "death to others" in the past few hundred years), let them be as a whole.

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Mar-14-13 12:23 PM

It will probably tick off the many good Catholics who can hold up examples of good works done in the name of the church. I'm not saying that everything the church does is bad, or even that all Catholics are unsaved. What I am saying is that the way the church dealt with known child abusers indicates that a long history of contempt for the rights of the individual lives on in the Catholic church.

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Mar-14-13 12:20 PM

About sexual abuse being a Catholic problem--the abuse itself isn't; I'm sure every denomination has its share of pedophiles. I would suggest, though, that the Catholic church has shown more of a tendency to cover these kinds of things up. Catholicism has a long history of using its privileged position to commit and cover up horrible crimes against members and non-members--sorry, but it's true. Anybody who thinks of this as bigotry should go to Wikipedia and read a little about the Inquisition, the Gunpowder Plot, the history of the church in the Netherlands--10% of the population was slaughtered in the name of Catholicism by Philip II of Spain. Any organization with those kinds of skeletons in its closet is not going to hesitate to protect its reputation by covering up cases of child abuse in its clergy.

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Mar-14-13 12:06 PM

There probably is, care to post a link that shows this and with the amount of abuse that's with in the CC?!?...I'll wait :-)

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Mar-14-13 11:36 AM

Just remember NasCarNut....there are perverted Methodist, Jewish, Baptist, etc. ministers/rabbis too. It's just not as sensational a news item as when it is a Catholic priest. It is equally offensive for a purported "man of God" in other faiths.

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Mar-14-13 11:34 AM

Catholic priests who have been accused of sexual abuse number between 5,700 and 10,000, but because of restrictive statutes of limitations, only a few hundred have been tried, convicted, and sentenced for their crimes. The rest are never listed on a Meghan's Law list, and society bears the terrible cost of their continued access to children.

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Mar-14-13 11:33 AM

Many survivors were told by the cleric that they were the only victims. Dioceses have compounded this problem by dealing quietly with abuse allegations – failing to notify parishes and schools where abusers worked, obtaining confidentiality agreements, and using various "pastoral" approaches. Only 24 dioceses have so far released a list of accused clergy. As a result, many survivors must overcome, loneliness and neglect if they are to come forward.

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Mar-14-13 11:31 AM

Don't believe it? Check for yourself...just omit the spaces...

Bishop Accountability dot org...

How can a christian say this garbage !

The better question is; How could a Christian do such things to Children?!?...

And watch who you're calling a christian :-)

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Mar-14-13 10:04 AM

Over 3 billion!! Keep paying those tithes I'm sure there will be more payouts to come...glad I don't contribute to these pervs...

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Mar-14-13 9:58 AM

Let,s hope he does something about all the pervs with in the catholic churches...

Settlements and Monetary Awards in Civil Suits to date total $2,486,897,033...

If we add the total of our big table and the bishops' pre-2002 number:

$2,486,897,033 + 749,600,189 $3,236,497,222

we get over $3 billion. This very large number still leaves out the many small settlements done since 2002 but not yet included in our table, as well as any pre-2002 settlements that the bishops didn't include in their John Jay numbers.

Hence the total value of sexual abuse settlements in the United States is well over $3 billion. This $3 billion number far exceeds the dire prediction of Doyle, Peterson, and Mouton in 1985. And $3 billion is certainly an underestimate. Our table shows payouts to 5,048 survivors, only 33% of the 15,235 survivors who the bishops say have come forward.

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Mar-14-13 8:01 AM

AP is reporting that the 266TH pope is 76, and only has 1 lung.

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Mar-14-13 6:40 AM

I'm reading this from the Times web site, and I'd like to know where this "Page A3" goes.

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