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July 15th, 2010
06:06 PM ET

John Allen's take on the Vatican's new rules

CNN Senior Vatican analyst John Allen was on Thursday afternoon with CNN Anchor TJ Holmes breaking down the new Vatican rules on sexual abuse.

You can check out Allen's National Catholic Reporter columns All Things Catholic here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Bishops • Catholic Church • Faith Now • Pope Benedict XVI

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  1. CatholicMom

    Yes, Gerald and Nachooooo libre,
    The Church has always been persecuted and it will be forever, from within as well as without because Christ’s kingdom [Church] is not of this world. The world hates what it does not know. But with suffering comes righteousness so we take up our Cross and follow Jesus Christ.
    Satan never sleeps and his goal is to pull souls away from Jesus Christ and claim them for himself. Yes, satan is attacking the Catholic Church and other denominations [calling themselves Christians]; satan has his hand in the media as well as everything else run by humans, always working at tearing down Faith in Christ. But he is most interested in destroying the Catholic Church because it is the One that Jesus Christ founded on Peter.
    We can see that Jesus is True to His promises; He has not left us orphans so we can continue on with faith, hope, and charity as we endure and persevere by the grace of God until the end of our lives. We could not maintain without the Sacraments brought to us by the Servants of Christ, in Personna Christi, our dear Priests.

    July 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  2. gerald

    Reality,

    THe Bible tells us "the gates of hell shall not prevail". Yes there is scandal in the Church. YOur claim it is dying is simply nonsense. If you were in the Church you would still see a vibrant faith among the faithful, understanding that clergy are not above the struggles of man. The Church is a hospital for sinners more than a hotel for saints. Those who recongize this do not leave at the first sign of trouble. There will be some who are weeded out over this but the strong will be left and the Church is weeding out the offendor priests. The gates of hell will not prevail!

    July 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  3. gerald

    nachooo libre, Where is it reported that there are 800 convictions of the 12 other denominations. What 12 denominations? There are thousdands of denominations. Have you looked over phil Jenkins study? He says that protestantism has MORE of a probllem with child abuse. And you will alos have to back up your 8000 convicted number. There are known to be only around 11,000 ACCUSATIONS. So I highly doudt your conviction number especially sincany of these were multiple offenders. Your post shows nothing but ignornace of the issue.

    July 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
    • nachooooo libre

      go to bishopaccountability dot org.... look up snap ... instead of denial try research....

      July 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  4. nachooooo libre

    the catholic church has the ped area covered more than the others.... its reported of 800 convictions of the 12 other denominations .... 8000 conviectred priests and the church has paid out over 3 billion in US dollars in out of court settements ....

    July 17, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  5. Reality

    Again, is not this topic a bit overdone? The RCC is collapsing from within for many reasons. Might as well watch as all of Christianity also slowly passes into oblivion. Jesus simply did not rise from the dead and was never some son of some three part god. Add to this the pedophilia in the RCC, the Seventh Day Adventists, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the very "Christian" Boy Scouts and one can hear the foundations crashing to Mother Earth.

    July 16, 2010 at 8:53 am |

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