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Pope Benedict XVI begged forgiveness for clergy sex abuse on Friday and said he would do “everything possible” to stop such crimes in the future. The pope’s comments came at a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica concelebrated with about 15,000 clergy who were in Rome to mark the end of the Vatican’s “Year for Priests.” […]

  • Northern Ireland reader

    “Protestant police gunned down 13 Catholic protestants”

    It was the British Army, not the police, and whether they were Protestant or Catholic or atheist or Buddhist soldiers is unrecorded (and irrelevant).

    And were the 13 victims “Catholic” or “protestants”? To say they were “Catholic protestants” is nonsensical.

    “Most young Americans, if they know about the incident at all, probably heard about it through U2’s song “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

    Bono has repeatedly stated that this “is not a rebel song.” In fact, I attended a concert where he shouted this very disclaimer out repeatedly at the beginning of the song.