What Did the Archbishop Really Say?

Archbishop Robert Carlson

Archbishop Robert Carlson

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The headlines have been screaming for days – St. Louis Archbishop Didn’t Know Sex With Children was Crime – but the discerning Catholic should realize by now that the same Catholic-bashing news outlets that wrongly accused the Sisters of Bon Secours for dumping 800 babies in a septic tank in Ireland probably got this story wrong too.

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel Resigns from EWTN

The fallout continues over comments made by Father Benedict Groeschel to the National Catholic Register last week in which he suggested that minors often seduce priests in sex abuse cases, with the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) announcing that Father Groeschel will step down as host of Sunday Night Prime.

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Questions About the late Fr. John Powell, SJ

CB writes: “I would appreciate if you could give me any information you have on the books by Fr. John Powell S.J. I see from the website that allegations of child abuse were made against him. I don’t know if these have been proven. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also, what about Anthony DeMello S.J. I know a lot of people who recommend his books, but I think he was into the New Age.”

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School Relies on Psychic as Evidence of Sexual Abuse

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

(June 19, 2008) An Ontario woman was shocked when school officials told her they had evidence her autistic daughter was being sexually abused. But her shock turned to outrage when they said their evidence was based on information given to a teacher’s aide by a local psychic. Read the rest…