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The Lies Behind A Lurid Sex Abuse Case

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Newsweek reports about the false accusations of sex-abuse that sent three Catholic priests to jail in Philadelphia, and made their accuser a multi-millionaire. The same journalist who wrote about the false rape accusations at UVA for Rolling Stone, broke the accuser’s now discredited story. Sensitive readers be warned: Catholic Guilt? The Lies Behind A Lurid Sex Abuse Case

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TCC Films: Calvary

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“Fr. James (played with magnificent presence by Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest, if a haunted one. He is a widower and an alcoholic with a suicidal daughter and a parish full of troubled townspeople in rural Ireland. One afternoon a parishioner confesses to him that he was serially raped by a now-deceased priest as a child, and as a way of taking revenge, he will kill Fr. James” who is an innocent man. Read the rest of Lauren Ely’s review in First Things here: The Scandal of Calvary. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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Misc: Abuse Victim Calls Meeting Pope Francis Life Changing

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Yesterday Pope Francis met with six clerical sex abuse victims and asked for forgiveness on behalf of the Church. He called sex-abuse a “sacrilegious cult” and promised zero tolerance. In The Boston Globe, Peter Saunders, one of the victims who met with the Pope, speaks about his experience: Abuse Victim Calls Meeting Pope Francis Life Changing

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Misc: Pope Francis to Meet Sex Abuse Victims & Photos from His Pilgrimage

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Pope Francis kisses a Holocaust survivor's hand

“When a priest commits abuse, he betrays the Lord’s body.”

In the photo above Pope Francis kisses a Holocaust survivor’s hand in Jerusalem. On his way back from his trip to the Holy Land, a visibly tired Pope Francis gave an interview on the plane. Read the entire text of his remarks from Vatican Insider here: Pope Francis to Meet Sex Abuse Victims. Photos from his pilgrimage after the jump:

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