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The Politics of Parenting: How Our Society Criminalizes Poor Mothers of Color

When 46-year-old Debra Harrell was arrested July 1 for leaving her daughter unattended at a public park, she joined the ever-increasing ranks of poor mothers of color who are criminalized.

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Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for ‘Evil’ of Child Abuse

In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis personally asked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.

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Jailed Catholic Priest Catches a Break From Pennsylvania Court

On Thursday, a trio of Superior Court judges in Pennsylvania ordered the release of Monsignor William Lynn from the state prison where he has been serving time for his role in dealing with sex abuse claims against fellow Catholic clergy members.

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L.A. Social Workers Say ‘Social Worker-to-Child Ratios’ Unsafe

“More than 1,600 social workers in Los Angeles County have gone on strike for better pay and fewer caseloads, saying excessive demands were buckling the system and jeopardizing children’s safety,” The Guardian reports.

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Pope Francis Cracks Down on Child Abuse in Vatican

That Pope Francis is really on a tear. First he forsakes the luxe lodging and fancy wheels enjoyed by his peers, blasts the wanton lust for filthy lucre that has plundered the world’s coffers, breaks bread with the homeless and, most tellingly, ticks off Sarah Palin. You’d think his church was founded on the tenets of Jesus or something.

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$10 Million Deal Settles 4 Catholic Sex Abuse Cases

Four child abuse cases were settled as part of a $10 million deal while the man who helped protect the offender was in Rome helping elect God’s next Catholic representative on earth.

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Vatican Lawyer Gives U.S. Media Credit for Uncovering Sex Scandal

For once, the American media might have done some good, at least according to the Rev. Robert Oliver, a lawyer for the Vatican who recently assumed the role of prosecutor on sexual abuse cases within the Holy See.

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Cardinal Relieved of Duties Amid Catholic Church Scandal Exposure

Finally, the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has removed Cardinal Roger Mahony, a top clergyman linked to efforts to conceal child abuse, “as it released thousands [of] files [on] priests accused of molesting children,” The Guardian reports.

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Rape, Pedophilia and Guns

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Boy Scout ‘Perversion Files’ Detail Years of Sexual Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America has been forced to release more than 20 years of secret files that reveal numerous child sex abuse allegations within the organization.

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Kids May Suffer More Abuse in a Bad Economy

The recent economic recession and housing crisis may have encouraged an increase in the rate of physical abuse and brain injury to American children, researchers in Philadelphia report.

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Penn State, JPMorgan Chase, and the War on Youth

When asked if criminal charges should be brought against a number of people in the Penn State scandal, including former university President Graham Spanier, lead investigator Louis J. Freeh said that decision wasn’t up to him, confirming that justice in America works primarily for the rich and powerful and against the poor, marginalized and young.

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Joe Pa’s Shame

Penn State’s Board of Trustees commissioned former FBI Director Louis Freeh to investigate how child molester Jerry Sandusky—for years one of Joe Paterno’s most trusted and loyal assistants—could have committed his awful crimes under the noses of university officials. The answer is simple and shocking: Those officials simply looked the other way.

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Lessons of JoePa, in Case the Next Witch We Hunt Doesn’t Drop Dead

Unfortunately, most people will insist they were the ones insisting this was a witch hunt all along, and believe it.

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OWS Censored on Twitter’s Trends? Who Cares?

America is putting too much weight on Twitter Trends; Sarkozy is caught talking smack about Netanyhu; meanwhile, Google+ lost its chance to outshine Facebook. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Sex Scandal Sacks Joe Paterno

Since 1950, Joe Paterno has been a fixture at Penn State’s football program and a legend in college football. He sent more than 250 players to the NFL and ran as clean an athletic program as may be reasonably accomplished, but now he has to end his career on a low note.

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Mr. Fish

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I stopped believing in monsters on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, when my stepfather came downstairs for dinner wearing black dress pants, a white collared shirt, a pair of freshly polished black leather shoes and only one sock.

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Vatican Beatifies Pope John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church has beatified Pope John Paul II despite the many child abuse scandals that took place while he was the church’s leader. The ceremony was held Sunday at the Vatican.

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Vatican Told Irish Clergy to Keep Abuse Reports From Police

According to an official letter issued by the Vatican in 1997, the Holy See issued a warning to higher-ups in the Irish Catholic Church, strongly suggesting that they keep reports of child abuse by clergy members from outside authorities or they could face “embarrassing” consequences.

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Study: Zero Child Abuse in Lesbian Households

Someone call Focus on the Family: A newly published set of findings from a long-running study out of UCLA shows a child abuse rate of zero percent in dual-mommy households. A pool of 78 teenage children with lesbian parents was studied.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 READ MORE


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Pope Doesn’t Let Irish Bishops Resign

Two Catholic bishops in Ireland attempted to resign late last year in the midst of a scandal about widespread sexual abuse occurring in their Dublin diocese, but Pope Benedict XVI wasn’t having it.

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Pope Threatens to Cancel U.K. Trip

It seems the pope can’t take a joke. The Vatican is threatening to cancel a visit to Britain by Benedict XVI after a leaked Foreign Office memo gave suggestions that included a “Benedict condom.”

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Jon Stewart’s Not Buying What the Vatican’s Selling

As allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy members continue to challenge the church, the Vatican, according to a visibly agitated Jon Stewart, has failed to respond appropriately, instead adopting a victim stance with the Western media as its persecutor. Quick—cue the kitten footage!

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Sinead O’Connor Faces Off With Catholic Flack Over Pedophilia, Post-Pubescence

Hey, remember Sinead O’Connor? Remember Sinead O’Connor’s beef with the pope back in the day? Well, now she’s a bit older and has more hair on her head, but she’s still up for a good tussle with the Catholic powers that be, as she demonstrates ... (continued)

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Hitchens on Vatican Sex Scandals: ‘Enough of Forgiveness ... We Need Justice’

It’s no secret that Christopher Hitchens isn’t big on religion, but above and beyond his disdain of deity worship, he’s got some serious issues with the Catholic Church’s handling of both the child abuse claims made against clergy members ... (continued)

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Irish Bishops Called on the Carpet

The long-running clergy sexual abuse scandal within Dublin’s Archdiocese is still the Catholic Church’s problem, and on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI met with Irish bishops for the first part of a two-day strategy and damage-control session at the Vatican.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 READ MORE



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Soldier Accused of Waterboarding 4-Year-Old Daughter

Police have charged an American soldier with assaulting his young daughter. Specifically, Joshua Tabor of Tacoma, Wash., is reported to have waterboarded his 4-year-old three or four times because she was afraid of water and had trouble with her ABCs.

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Report: Irish Catholic Church Kept Child Abuse Secret

According to a newly released report commissioned by the Irish government, the Archdiocese of Dublin and other Catholic authorities in Ireland kept hundreds of complaints concerning the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy covered up ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 READ MORE


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