Tuesday, March 23, 2010

“NAZI COMPARISON BACKFIRES” - New abuse charges against Catholic clergy in Germany – by Christopher Lawton, Tom Heneghan – Reuters

(Reuters) - The Regensburg diocese in Pope Benedict's native Bavaria confirmed new allegations of child sexual abuse against four priests and two nuns on Monday, in the latest cases damaging the Catholic Church's image in Germany…


Also in Regensburg, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller came under fire for a sermon on Saturday that appeared to compare critical media coverage of the abuse scandal in Germany to Nazi propaganda campaigns against the church. Photo

Speaking at the 100-year anniversary of the German Catholic Women's League, Mueller said that over 1,000 local Catholics, mostly women, had demonstrated against Nazi injustice in 1941 and such courage was needed again to counter today's media. Photo

"Now we are again witnessing a campaign against the church," he said. "The aim is to undermine the church's credibility."

Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, called his account of heroic resistance to the Nazis a "falsification of history." Hans-Ulrich Pfaffmann, a Social Democrat in Bavaria's state assembly, called the bishop's comments a "kick in the face" to abuse victims. Read complete article - by  Christopher Lawton, edited by Tom Heneghan – Reuters

Kids Are being Hurt!!!

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