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Pat Dixon celebrated President’s Day by talking Fat-Elvis and the need for more discretion in pet shootings. We also got into the latest scandal at the Vatican as well as the runaway Taxi that took out half of 11th avenue." name="DESCRIPTION
Pat Dixon stopped by to recap the Grammies and weigh in on the showdown between the racist and the religious inside the Catholic Church. The News went heavy on real Suffolk County News Interviews and fake Penn State crime reports." name="DESCRIPTION
A wondrous May Day for all of you! As you MUST know, this is the start of Beltane to end on Halloween with Samhain (SAW-Win). Whatever that means. I have an inkling, but as they say, a little too much information is a dangerous thing. Secularly, it has to do with fertility/new spring planting and ends with the harvest. Ah, the harvest. So what better way to celebrate the beginning of planting season with a reading of John Haught’s Holy Horrors: The Reformation?
Part two continues from last week. But for now, read this:
The anti-gay Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is going on the attack against "those who are distorting the truth about priestly sexual abuse."
The group bought an expensive full-page ad in The New York Times Monday that places the blames for the church’s scandals on "homosexuality, not pedophilia."
And perhaps most shockingly, it also claimed that some children were active participants in the abuse.
"The refrain that child rape is a reality in the Church is twice wrong: let’s get it straight — they weren’t children and they weren’t raped," self-appointed Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote in the ad.
"We know from the John Jay study that most of the victims have been adolescents, and that the most common abuse has been inappropriate touching (inexcusable though this is, it is not rape)," he added, referencing a 2004 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which was funded by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
"The Boston Globe correctly said of the John Jay report that ‘more than three-quarters of the victims were post pubescent, meaning the abuse did not meet the clinical definition of pedophilia.’ In other words, the issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia," Donohue wrote.
"What accounts for the relentless attacks on the Church?" he asked in conclusion. "Let’s face it: if its teachings were pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage and pro-women clergy, the dogs would have been called off years ago."
Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, a pro-gay Catholic group, told The Advocate that there were "so many problems with what Mr. Donohue is saying."
She pointed out that Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) figures showed that half of those abused are female.
"He avoids what is in many ways the larger sin — the cover-up and enabling of abuse," she added.
Enjoy this live recording of our good pal, Aaron Pope, from the main room at the 11th Annual Breakfast of Champions party on January 1st, 2011.
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It’s hard to introduce such a grave subject to a generally light-hearted podcast, but here I am willing to try. This is another BBC documentary, this time exposing the official coverup by the Vatican of sex-abuse by priests and others with trusted positions with the Church (big "C").
Last night as part of the Protest the Pope campaign, a charity gig called Relief-o-matic was organised by the British Humanist Association. I was there and excitingly, got to speak to many well known names – so I present a special edition podcast for the Protest the Pope Campaign.
Papal Audience 2010 - April 14