ThursdayâÂ?Â?s Religion News Roundup: Philly priestâÂ?Â?s defense, Jesus prequels, birth control divisions, gay cures

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The Philadelphia priest on trial for protecting child sex abusers says he thought he was doing a good thing. “I thought I was helping priests, and in those circumstances, I thought I was helping victims, as much as I could,” said Msgr. William J. Lynn. Jesus as an 8-year-old? Coming to a theater near you, […]

  • gilhow

    Lynn lies! Church protection doesn’t provide any excuse for lies. They are still sins, and the sex abuse that Bevilaqua, Rigali, and Lynn promoted were sins and crimes no matter how they attempt to spin the matters. Bevilaqua is already beyond earthly punishment/prison, but Rigali, Lynn, and every other bishop and priest involved in these sordid sins and crimes must be made to atone. Their church certainly won’t do anything about it except add more lies to the sordid business. And those lies start at the “Throne” of St. Peter in Vatican City! Down with that Catholic monarchy. Let us revolt and reform until the precepts of Jesus and the Second Vatican Council are fully implemented and maintained in national churches without any papacy! Those churches can meet collegially from time to time, but no internationally managed church. This is only the latest episode in the rotten history of the “Roman Catholic Church.” When will we learn it has nothing to do with Jesus? It is a mockery of the Gospels. It exists only for itself!