Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Are Not People In Malpractice Suit. Lori Stodghill was 31-one years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St.
Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year’s Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart attack. Stodghill’s obstetrician, Dr. Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations. Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured, often without their consent, an operation called symphysiotomy that involves breaking the pelvis to make more space for the baby to be born and sometimes involving having their pubic bone sawed through.
Others claim their wombs were removed without their consent. Now, survivors of these operations are speaking out – and they’re alleging that these doctors wanted nothing more than to control the woman’s reproductive health. A woman can only receive a cesarean section (a C-section) a limited number of times, whereas a symphysiotomy would mean a woman could have as many kids as possible. In Ireland, many doctors chose to perform the painful procedure on women in objection to the notion of limiting a woman’s capacity to bear children. In the U.S., 49% of Former Catholics Have Left Organized Religion for Good. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!
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Despite (supposed) efforts to clean up the pedophilia problem, it still persists. Well, here is yet another chapter to the scandal: LOADS of child pornography, including images, videos, and everything in between, has been found within the walls of the Vatican. A critic of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Global Warming and his Refusal to face the Overpopulation Issue. By Dieter Ehrhardt | 2 August 2015Church and State Text of Paragraph 50 of the encyclical Laudato si Comments on the above paragraph 50 of the encyclical Laudato si To start with, I would like to point out that we should be very grateful to Pope Francis for his admonishing remarks about the unequal distribution of the available resources and the negative effects this has on the sustainable use of the environment; further for castigating the escalating greed in the First World as the primary cause of all evil, along with the power of the financial markets which, motivated by greed, steamroll everything and are about to abolish the regulatory function of the parliaments and the governments of the First World and by so doing strengthen their own destructive power even more.
With regard to the references to population growth and the birth rates in paragraph 50 of the encyclical I would like to make the following remarks: 10 Dirty Secrets Of The Catholic Church. By Nathan Wold | 2 January 2015Listverse Throughout its long history, the Catholic Church has been rocked by scandals ranging from the dissolution of the Knights Templar to Galileo’s trial to Mother Theresa’s questionable donors.
Over the course of the 20th century, many more scandals have come to light—no matter how much the Church would like to keep them secret. 10. The Duplessis Orphans. » Louisiana Judge Rules That Priests Don’t Have to Report Abuse if They Hear It During Confession. Photo credit: Shutterstock By Rachel Ford A Louisiana judge has struck down part of a mandatory reporting law that requires priests to report suspected child abuse.
Because religious freedom, that’s why. A Louisiana judge has struck down a state requirement that clergy members report suspected child abuse even if they learn about it during a private confessional.State District Judge Mike Caldwell ruled Friday that the requirement — a Louisiana Children’s Code provision — violates the constitutionally protected religious freedom rights of a Roman Catholic priest accused of neglecting his duty to report a teenager’s abuse allegations to authorities. The victim, Rebecca Mayeaux, had confided to Jeff Bayhi during confession that she was being molested by a sixty-four-year-old parishioner.
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“He would say ‘red buttons’, and that was the alert that the priest was coming up behind you, and we would try to get away from him, running around the desk in the middle of the room where he kept the chalices, the host and the wine,” said Gergely, 46. Gergely was 10 at the time. Innocence Abused: A Lethal Combination Of Church And State Fails Pennsylvania’s Children. Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane released a damning grand jury report about the rampant sexual abuse of minors by priests in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese – and the failure of anyone in authority to stop it.
News of the report hit me hard. I was born and raised in Altoona. For 16 years I attended a Catholic church in that diocese. I spent eight years in a Catholic school appended to one of its churches. The nuns occasionally punished us in ways that were inappropriate, but I never suffered the kind of abuse detailed in the report. Here’s How a Catholic Teacher Earned His Students’ Trust Before Taking Advantage of Them. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters! Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. Catholic Priest Caught on Tape Snorting Cocaine in Home Filled with Nazi Memorabilia. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters! Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button.
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Missouri Catholics in cookie crisis as archbishop questions Girl Scout values. Paedophile priest’s suspension lifted by Catholic Church. Despite Birth Defects Linked to Zika Virus, Catholic Church Officials Still Oppose Contraception. Catholic bishops have to report abuse. No, for real. They do.
Birth Control. Despises Gays. Molesting Kids.