The Holy See Did Not Commit Torture

St Peters Basilica - interior

....But you already knew that.Some people did not know that, though; and so the Critics of Anything Roman, always hoping to give the Church a black eye, tried to suggest that the sexual abuse of minors, which is an abomination and a clear violation of Catholic Church teaching, was a form of state-sponsored torture.Further, they alleged, the Church's stance in opposition to birth control and abortion is also torture.No surprises here: ¬†Among the influential nongovernmental … [Read more...]

Archbishop Nienstedt, Exonerated After Abuse Charges, Will Return to Work

Archbishop Nienstedt

Archbishop John Nienstedt will return to his post as head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after being exonerated of all charges in an abuse case.The archbishop had called charges against him "absolutely and entirely false" but stepped aside temporarily in December 2013, pending officials' investigation of charges that he had touched a young man's buttocks during a group photo on May 5, 2009, following a Confirmation ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Paul.According to a … [Read more...]


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