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Archbishop deposed in abuse lawsuit
Cardinal Timothy Dolan sat for questions from lawyers for victims of sexual abuse by priests, his office said Wednesday.
February 20th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Archbishop deposed in abuse lawsuit

By Matt Smith, CNN

(CNN)–New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan sat for questions from lawyers for victims of sexual abuse by priests in Milwaukee while he was that city's Roman Catholic leader, his office disclosed Wednesday.

"Today Cardinal Dolan had the long-awaited opportunity to talk about his decision nine years ago in Milwaukee to publicize the names of priests who had abused children and how he responded to the tragedy of past clergy sexual abuse of minors, during the time he was privileged to serve as archbishop of Milwaukee," Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York, said in a written statement.

"He has indicated over the past two years that he was eager to cooperate in whatever way he could, and he was looking forward to talking about the good work and progress that took place to ensure the protection of children and pastoral outreach to victims."

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  1. Sara Howells

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyW7rMYR7A&w=640&h=360]
    .

    February 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm |
  2. AvdBerg

    Spiritual Truth

    To find the truth go to http://www.gaychristian101.com

    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    February 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  3. Name*manny romero

    what of the $55 million he transfered to a "cemetary trust" to keep it from the victims?

    February 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm |
  4. Name*manny romero

    and now the diocese is in bankruptcy

    February 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
  5. Name*manny romero

    probably just following orders

    February 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm |
  6. Name*manny romero

    the sickness is the good Catholic talking heads are actually praying for this criminal to be POPED!

    February 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm |
  7. Universe

    God in Quran says, (Islamic scripture)

    “They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.” Quran [6:100]

    “The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he was.” Quran [3:59]

    ‘They said, "You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided." Say, "We follow the religion of Abraham – monotheism – he never was an idol worshiper." [2:135]

    “Proclaim, He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him." [112:1]

    The Messiah, son of Mary is no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, and his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat the food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, and note how they still deviate! [5:75]

    It does not befit God that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is. [19:35]

    “No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. ... [35:18]

    They do not value God as He should be valued. God is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.[22:74]

    If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of God. They follow only conjecture; they only guess. [Quran 6:116]

    “There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.” [2:256]

    O people, here is a parable that you must ponder carefully: the idols you set up beside God can never create a fly, even if they banded together to do so. Furthermore, if the fly steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursuer and the pursued. [22:73]

    “God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.” [2:255]

    Thanks for taking time to read my post. Please take a moment to clear your misconception by going to whyIslam org website.

    February 21, 2013 at 11:01 am |
  8. Tom, Tom, the Other One

    An archbishop in a court of law. May we see more of it, until at last the principal pedophile prelate is properly punished. Like Eichmann in Jerusalem.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:45 am |
  9. Science

    Creationist are you the generated ghost this new device has created ?

    Engineering 'Ghost' Objects: Breakthrough in Scattering Illusion

    Feb. 19, 2013 — A team at the NUS Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering led by Dr Qiu Cheng-Wei has come out with an optical device to "engineer" ghosts.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219090643.htm

    Peace

    February 21, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  10. Atheism is healthy for everyone -pets too!

    Prayer is just a time-sucker-upper.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:38 am |
  11. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things,

    February 21, 2013 at 7:37 am |
    • Science

      Science

      Engineering 'Ghost' Objects: Breakthrough in Scattering Illusion

      Feb. 19, 2013 — A team at the NUS Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering led by Dr Qiu Cheng-Wei has come out with an optical device to "engineer" ghosts.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219090643.htm

      February 21, 2013 at 8:15 am |
    • snopes says

      "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things" is unfounded.
      "Prayer changes things" is unfounded.

      February 21, 2013 at 8:20 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      February 21, 2013 at 8:32 am |
    • Really?

      "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things"

      This is inaccurate wouldn't you agree? Especially when the data shows that atheists tend to have happier and healthier marriages than conservative Christians.

      February 21, 2013 at 8:40 am |
    • as always

      atheists are liars.

      February 21, 2013 at 11:01 am |
    • Pete

      "atheists are liars."

      more lies from the xtians – 206!

      February 21, 2013 at 11:07 am |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I prayed to help a man with no hands.....

      February 21, 2013 at 11:13 am |
    • Science

      Hey Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things BOO no ghost either !!!

      Trolling for the devil aye ?

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/proofs-of-heaven-popular-but-not-with-the-church/comment-page-59/#comment-2431126

      June 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  12. Science

    Science

    Separation of church and state

    New science standards created by 26 states (majority) for 2013 and beyond,, .. It is called Stem standards for public schools....

    No god(s) required
    By the way creatoin/ID LOST DEPUNKED at the Dover trial in 2005

    Peace

    No god(s) required for graduation n the US

    February 21, 2013 at 6:48 am |
  13. Sara Howells

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyW7rMYR7A&w=640&h=360]

    February 21, 2013 at 4:50 am |
  14. Ungodly Discipline

    The "God" and the "Jesus" that Christians worship today are actually amalgams formed out of ancient pagan gods. The idea of a "virgin birth", "burial in a rock tomb", "resurrection after 3 days" and "eating of body and drinking of blood" had nothing to do with Jesus.

    All of the rituals in Christianity are completely man-made. Christianity is a snow ball that rolled over a dozen pagan religions. As the snowball grew, it freely attached pagan rituals and beliefs in order to be more palatable to converts.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:27 am |
    • End Religion

      Wait... you mean to tell me God and Jesus, all that stuff is made up?

      February 21, 2013 at 3:01 am |
    • One one

      I just want to know one thing..., if I pray hard enough do I get to go to heaven ?

      February 21, 2013 at 6:30 am |
    • Delicious Guano For All

      Thanks, Central Scrutinizer. I didn't think someone would waste two years of their life trolling this here blog, but alas, I have been proven wrong.

      February 21, 2013 at 9:50 am |
  15. Sushi Shinnen

    Wednesday Night Belief Blog Special Tasting! Two bites, $21.99.

    Bite One: Basashi (Horse)
    Very lean and tender, rare-prepared and garnished with freshly grated ginger and diced onions.

    Bite Two: Tobiko (Flying Fish Ovaries)
    Flying fish roe served Gunkan-maki or “Battleship Style.” Salty and crunchy, served with raw quail egg cracked directly on top of the battleship piece, with a shiso leaf, wasabi, squid ink, spicy seasoning and citrus flavors.

    Nigori Sake $49.99 Kampai!

    February 21, 2013 at 1:03 am |
  16. Sushi Shinnen

    A smile belies her effort as her petite body strains against the load of her fish cart. Still, she has a smile for passers-by and a “good morning” between labored breaths.

    She is in a hurry, but she is not running late. Routine keeps her focused and pins her mind to the task at hand. A wandering mind can be dangerous for one with so much to lose…and so much to gain.

    Each cart, every day, on time, the fish arranged just so and ready for delivery. Her employer pays well, but he is not a patient man. She can hear Toshi’s silky voice in her head even now. “Just so Vivien. Not too much ice, just enough to keep fish fresh.“

    She had never seen his face, but she could feel his eyes on her now. She stayed mindful of the fish, always knowing what was at stake. He had promised her a glance. She longed for nothing else.

    Soon, she would see it with her own eyes. Toshi’s penis hat, and the return of Sushi Shinnen!

    February 21, 2013 at 12:46 am |
    • Sushi Shinnen

      Konnichiwa! Come in prease, Teppan grill is open or sit at sushi bar.

      Akira Katerpiller Roll (Rice, Avacado, Toro, Sea Eel and Drizzled in Sweet Terriaki) $5.99
      Kirin Large $4.99

      Troll special hand roll $4.99. Rice, Salmon, Avocado and Sea Eel.

      Nigori Sake $49.99 Kampai!

      February 21, 2013 at 12:47 am |
    • Akira

      And, as always, I'm getting hungry reading this.

      February 21, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  17. Blessed are the Cheesemakers

    Well Zingo it didn't take it the first time I misspelled it so I figured I did. I was always poor at spelling in shcool.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm |
    • Joe

      AIR BALL!

      February 20, 2013 at 11:19 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Yep, and I think it went over your head Joe.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm |
    • Joe

      Not meant as an insult – I do it all the time.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I took no offense, I was just saying that the "shcool mistake" was intended.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm |
  18. Reality

    And no even Cardinal/Pope Tim will not be able to save the crumbling RCC. Like all religions, the FEMs of said church cannot be corrected or eliminated.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    My lover is my pet pig Arnold.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    February 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm |
    • Yeah

      Prayer gets your children humped by priests.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      "What happens when the same number of people pray for something as pray against it? How does God decide whose prayer to answer? Does the total number of people praying for or against something matter? How about the righteousness of the supplicants? Are positive prayers answered more frequently than negative ones? Does God take the positive ones and Satan the negative? Does the intensity of the praying have any effect on the outcome? Does the length of time one devotes to praying have any effect on the frequency with which one's prayers are answered? Do the words and phrases used in the prayer - either positive or negative - have any bearing on the success rate? Does the nature of the thing or things prayed for have any bearing on the prayer's success rate - either positive or negative prayers? Why or why not??" Robert A. Baker, "Prayer Wars" Skeptical Briefs

      February 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm |
    • Jesus Christ

      Well Cheesey, as I said in Matthew 21:21 and Mark 11:23, if you pray for something and have faith, then it will be done for you exactly as you ask, without fail, including having a mountain throw itself into the sea. So what happens in your scenario is that the event happens then doesn't happen again and again until everyone's prayer has been answered for a nanosecond. It keeps us very busy in Heaven, especially during play-offs.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:19 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Jeeesus Christ........what is the point of that? Sounds like a lot of mental masterb.ation to me.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm |

    • Most of us have experimented with masturbation, but only a few have stuck with it and honed it to the level of masterbation.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
    • Jesus Christ

      Look, it's really boring here in heaven, so we have to do something. I mean, we already know everything that will ever happen, and we can't change it because Dad knows everything that will ever happen, though I don't, even though I am dad and not-dad, and something about that free will stuff which isn't in the Bible, and all we do is sit here being worshipped by these horrible toady sycophants 24/7 til the end of time . . . well you get the picture. Until end time comes and we get to slaughter everyone in spectacular ways, it's dead dull here!

      So we do the prayer dance thing just for giggles. Then we send gunmen to kindergartens. Hey, whatcha gonna do about it? The three of us who is one of us is/are God, and we answer to nobody!

      February 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Jesus Christ, sounds like an episode of Mr. Diety...

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mII6-IyaT3o&w=640&h=360]

      February 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Show me a man that doesn't master.bate and I will show you a man with no hands...

      February 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm |
    • Jesus Christ

      I want my true believers to speak for me, not you atheist scum. These two are my lambs:

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z-OLG0KyR4&w=640&h=360]

      February 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
    • Zingo

      You don't have to put the period in words you misspell.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
    • Roger Ramjet, the Man With No Hands!!!!

      Believe me, even without hands, be bop a lu, he bop. She bop too.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Well Zingo it didn't take it the first time I misspelled it so I figured I did. I was a poor at spelling in shcool.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Jesus Christ,

      Ray Comfort wants to know if those come in a battery version.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm |
    • Jesus Christ

      Actually, Ray was masturBeta-testing our new and improved "ribbed for Ray's enjoyment" Super Vibrato-Banana when he came up with that theory. Why do you think he didn't use a pineapple as an example?

      February 20, 2013 at 11:16 pm |
    • Zingo

      I see that you don't spell bad enough to be a Christian, though. They must have a reverse spelling test at churches, where if you can spell and write correctly, you are banned for life.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Jesus Christ,

      Good point! (pun intended) You are indeed a god.

      Zingo,

      12 years of Catholic school raised me to mediocre level, beatings are a good motivator.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm |
    • Akira

      What an absurd, yet hilarious, thread! Thanks, guys!

      February 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Akira,

      When the "prayer bot" gives you bananas, somethimes you have to make a daiquiri.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm |
    • Akira

      BATC, that actually sounds good right now.
      When I read your first post, the first thing that popped into my mind was, "These, and many more questions, will be answered on next week's "SOAP".

      February 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I LOVED "SOAP"!!!!!

      I think we are showing our age.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:46 pm |
    • Akira

      Not as badly as Billy Chrystal, though.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      I think it's encouraging that so many of our age group have abandoned mythical thinking. Especially when so many more of the younger ones are doing the same. The future looks bright indeed.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm |
    • Akira

      D'oh!
      Billy *Crystal*.
      Seems the spelling jinx is contagious.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:07 am |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Steve,

      I agree, the internet doesn't allow religion to control the flow of information like it used to.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:11 am |
    • HeavenSense

      Hi Prayerbot.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:48 am |
    • End Religion

      "Show me a man that doesn't master.bate and I will show you a man with no hands..."

      This must explain why I grew a third hand.

      February 21, 2013 at 2:54 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!`

      February 21, 2013 at 8:46 am |
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