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- The Catholic Church is Just Like Oppression in Saudi Arabia
- Norway’s Catholic Church Reveals New Abuse Cases
Even a news search as broad as “sex” puts the Catholic Church out front:
- Vatican Defends Pope in latest Priest Sex Abuse Revelation
- Priest Sex Abuse Scandal Closing in on the Pope
- Does Celibacy Increase Sex Abuse?
The Vatican is responding with “a new transparency strategy to deal with the sex abuse crisis, planning to post a guide for lay people on the Web to explain how it deals with abuse accusations against priests.” — The Associated Press
The “strategy,” the attempts at defending Pope Benedict, and suggestions that the Holy See will have more meetings with sex abuse victims read as the ABC’s of damage control. Nothing will change if the church remains more concerned about the allegiance of devotees to authority than its systematic failure to protect the most vulnerable among them, children.