Daily Archives: August 28, 2018

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope – By Yvonne Sam

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope

By Yvonne Sam

Pope Francis

Just when the world was beginning to think that sex scandals were reserved for only a certain section of our raunchy society, suddenly and without warning comes the most damning accusation in living memory ever made against a pontiff. The Roman Catholic Church is now being rocked by allegations of wrongdoings that go all the way to the Vatican, even to the Pope himself.  On the final day of the Pope’s visit to Dublin, Ireland where he convened the World Meeting of Families, a huge triennial assembly of Catholics to celebrate “joy for the world”, a former top Vatican diplomat dropped a bombshell.

The bombshell is an 11 page report, written by Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2011-2016, who claimed that the Vatican bureaucracy was duplicitous in covering up accusations that seminarians were sexually abused by Cardinal Theodore Mc Garrick, and that Pope Francis was privy to such abuses years before they became public.    Continue reading

Trump announces US-Mexico trade deal, setting stage for NAFTA overhaul

Trump announces US-Mexico trade deal, setting stage for Nafta overhaul

President Donald Trump

President hails deal ‘incredible for both parties’ and says negotiations with Canada will start ‘relatively soon’

Donald Trump has said he will strike a new trade deal with Mexico while ripping up the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and threatening a trade war with Canada.

“I’ll be terminating the existing deal and going into this deal,” the US president told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday. “We’ll be starting negotiating with Canada relatively soon. They want to negotiate very badly.”

He added: “One way or the other, we have a deal with Canada. It’ll either be a tariff on cars or it will be a negotiated deal. Frankly, a tariff on cars is a much easier way to go but perhaps the other would be much better for Canada.”

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By secular standards, the Catholic Church is a corrupt organization: Neil Macdonald – CBC News

Solutions for priestly abuse: wiretaps, search warrants, informers and ordaining women (Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

WARNING: This column contains disturbing details

Imagine for a moment that a big, admired multinational corporation, one selling a beloved product, was employing large numbers of male pedophiles and rapists, operating in rings all over the world, and that their crimes had been uncovered in Australia, Ireland, Canada, the Philippines, Belgium, France, Austria, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Britain, Germany and the United States, and, further, that senior executives had systematically covered up and suppressed evidence, transferring and enabling hundreds of predators, betraying thousands of victims.

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