🇺🇸 Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 US priests: report | Al Jazeera English

An explosive new report has accused more than 300 Catholic priests in the US state of Pennsylvania of sexual abuse.

It details allegations of assaults on minors by those described as predator priests.

It also suggests there could be thousands of victims spanning a 70-year period.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from Harrisburg.

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  1. I hope I see the catholic church cease to exist in America in my lifetime…and I know I am gonna do my part and yell loudly "CHILD MOLESTER" everytime I see a catholic clergy member. Oh and I told ya there was no god….

  2. Rayburne Winsor
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    I don't know about you but this newest report of sexual abuse among priests in Pennsylvania (over 1000 children sexually abused over decades) does not surprise me in the least. If anything, the only thing I find surprising is why it took so long for authorities to uncover this abuse (another cover-up by the Church leaders). Now, I'm not signaling out any religion or denomination (I am simply calling a spade a spade regardless of who it is) but these priests were complete strangers to God's grace, just as were those unregenerate (without spiritual life and the Holy Spirit), pedophile priests (perverts) who sexually molested little children in northern residential schools and Orphanages in Canada. They never (not at anytime) had a life-transforming encounter with the Risen Christ through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and faith in Jesus Christ. They had never (ever) received a new (spiritual) nature or believing heart to replace that stony heart of unbelief (Ezekiel 36:26; John 3:3)–not when they were baptized as infants (water can only cleanse you from the dirt on the outside; it cannot cleanse you from the sin and dirt (corruption) on the inside or give you a new (spiritual) nature, as the church teaches–not when they were ordained to the priesthood, and certainly not when they sexually raped and abused these small children. That, my friend, is what it means to have a form of religion that denies the power of the biblical Gospel to save anyone from sin (Romans 1:16-17)–to have religion but not genuine Christianity or conversion; that is, not have a spiritually life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ through repentance and faith in Him (see Acts 11:18; Acts 16: 31; Acts 20:21; 1 John 5:11-13; John 1:12-13).

    I, and many others, have said this many times before, but what is it going to take to wake proud people up to the truth or change centuries of church teaching and tradition. How many more children have to be victims of such perversion and evil–and that is what God's Word calls it, not I. Now, if you want to ridicule for telling you the truth, go ahead. These priests need to be held accountable and pay for their crimes. The victims of their perversion demand justice be done. But more than that, they need to hear the unadulterated, uncompromising, biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes–to the Jew first and then the Gentile (Romans 1:16) because faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). They need to hear and believe the "by grace (alone) through faith (alone) in Christ (alone)" biblical gospel of Jesus Christ preached in the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 10:17), so that they can truly be spiritually transformed (saved) and KNOW it (1 John 5:11-13) in order to and live righteous lives pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 5:17). God bless.

  3. I remember I got into it with a priest in Sacramento for asking my son sexual questions in confession. I lost my mind thank goodness my girl stepped in or it was gunna get bad. I was furious. He has now passed on I still get mad when I think of that.

  4. They changed laws to go after Bill Cosby. Why won't they do the same and go after these 300+ priests ?
    Can you image if it had been 300 black or muslim men that had done this to 1000s of little white kids. The biggest outrage ever… but since its white males… well, now you can only punish 2 of them… and leave it at that. This is AmeriKKKa.

  5. Why do the Catholics NOT hold the Arch Dices responsible? The pope, church, followers are deviate religious radicals who rape children and/or then hide it and then ignore and allow it as well. All who give money to them are helping rape the children and or hide it. I say we go back to the Old Testament. Any other organization that would be accused of this would be SHUT DOWN. WTF is wrong with the followers?

  6. The scale of this is enormous, this is just a very small tip. Just imagine what's going on around the world with all the other major religions. Just last week a Buddhist monk has been arrested for abusing boys.

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