abuse crisis


The truth of the Magdalene Laundries emerges

Ronan Wright | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abuse crisis, film reviews, Ireland
A report by the Irish government fails to back widely-accepted allegations of abuse by Catholic nuns.


A strange silence

Giovanni Cucci | 20 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abuse crisis, Catholic Church, paedophilia
Why aren't critics going to the root of the problem of paedophilia among the clergy? The author of a new study explains why. 


New York Times, unhinged

Sheila Liaugminas | 03 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abuse crisis, New York Times bias, Pope Benedict XVI
Saturday Night Live used to feature a skit in which comedian Jon Lovitz played “The Pathological Liar” who enjoyed weaving fantastical tales which he enjoyed delivering as truth. That comes to mind, thinking through the audacity of the latest New York Times’ wildly spun tales about the pope. Only this is no joke…


Call it scandalous

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abuse crisis, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Catholic Church, media bias, Pope Benedict XVI, U.S. bishops
It would re-set the roiling controversy surrounding the Church considerably if those who have been attacking its handling of the abuse crisis would admit they have strong anti-Church sentiments to begin with, and then get on with a passionate debate about it all.


To set the record straight in Milwaukee

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abuse crisis, Catholic Church, Milwaukee Archdiocese, Pope Benedict XVI
This is a stop-the-presses story. The unrelenting attacks on Pope Benedict XVI have a lot to do with a lot of cases and allegations but one of the central flashpoints is the now notorious Milwaukee scandal. Because the New York Times has been driving this story without availing themselves of the facts behind it, the priest who was the presiding judge over the canonical criminal case of Fr. Lawrence Murphy has spoken out to correct the record.


Church attacks and the facts

Sheila Liaugminas | 30 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abuse crisis, Catholic Church, John Allen, New York Times, Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican

The media mantra over the weekend, and they increasingly hyperventilated as the tone ramped up, was ‘What did the Pope know and when did he know it?’ Headlines by Sunday on the 24/7 news cycles were something having to do with ‘Calls for the Pope to resign! Yes, Benedict is beleaguered, as is the Church, but one casualty out of the public eye is truth.



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