EXCLUSIVE: Leaked transcript shows NY church’s attempt to block Child Victims Act – ABC News

In a meeting with church leaders, Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s settlement program administrator outlined the politics of reconciliation. — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/US/exclusive-leaked-transcript-shows-ny-churchs-attempt-block/story

Titles are for Society, not Faith Community

Lots on the use of titles this week & I think Quakers' continued rejection of them is naïve. It just allows those with the most privilege (e.g. white/male/middle class) to function as normal, while preventing others from challenging prejudiced assumptions about their credibility.— Madeleine Pennington (@mlmpennington) December 15, 2020 Early Quakers knew this & decided …

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DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later – ABC News

Two years ago, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia joined the long line of ambitious prosecutors investigating the Roman Catholic church’s handling of priest-abuse complaints — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/Business/wireStory/doj-probe-catholic-church-abuse-quiet-years-74700035

Quick Links to National News Coverage of IFB Scandals

Girl, 15, Allegedly Raped, Pregnant, Then Forced to Confess to Church | ABC News 20/20 coverage of the IFBPart 1 https://youtu.be/prAcf5rOc5YPart 2 https://youtu.be/H_kvNSW_Z8cPart 3 https://youtu.be/pJWLz28jhucPart 4 https://youtu.be/cdLYcQ3BvZEPart 5 https://youtu.be/ei7B9ON9H4EJack Schaap Charged, Paul Chappell Speaks Out, and The Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement’s Next Steps | Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer Hundreds Accuse Independent Baptist Pastors of Abuse | CT Hephzibah House (Winona Lake, IN)---as …

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Thread by @XianJaneway: I sent a long, sad note to my counselor that was basically, “WHY ARE FUNDIES LIKE THIS??” My counselor: (paraphrase) “Because most of them m…

Thread by @XianJaneway: I sent a long, sad note to my counselor that was basically, "WHY ARE FUNDIES LIKE THIS??" My counselor: (paraphrase) ost of them made bad choices based on a few check-box items on a list that was developed by sexual predators masq… — Read on threadreaderapp.com/thread/1250058679233261569.html

Highland woman alleges youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Hammond raped her in 1970s: ‘He knew exactly what he was doing’ – Chicago Tribune

Sitting in her apartment in Highland, Joy Ryder looks back on two years of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her youth pastor and said it made her reevaluate her relationship with God and religion. — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-hyles-lawsuit-st-0329-20200327-qhcr4b7utbbatna2io7e2j7j5q-story.html

What is Clericalism?

IVEREIGH: #Clericalism is the use of the priesthood - it's the use of that faculty or that power for prestige, for self-enrichment, to use power over people.POGGIOLI: Corruption fostered by clericalism, ... is at the very root of #ClericalSexAbuse... https://t.co/6IRQ2d4YI8— Lamb’s Harbinger (@OtterFella) (@LambsHarbinger) March 17, 2020