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  • Former Archbishop Speaks Out How Sexual Abuse Moved People Away from Catholic Church

    Former Archbishop Speaks Out How Sexual Abuse Moved People Away from Catholic Church

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    Former Archbishop Speaks Out How Sexual Abuse Moved People Away from Catholic Church

    New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan  and former Milwaukee archbishop told the Associate Press that one of the biggest problems facing the Roman Catholic Church is the number of people who identify as former Catholics, including many who left because of the ‘sinful’ behavior of clergy and other Church members.

     

    Dolan’s comments surface for the first time since the archdiocese released the personnel files of 42 priests with substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse against them in July.
    Though Dolan didn’t specifically mention abuse, but he acknowledged that some Catholics who left the church because “they have been shocked, saddened and nauseated by the sinful behavior” of some of its members. He said Catholics should not hide from that.
    “It’s not a bad idea to fess up to the sinful side of the Church,” Dolan said.
    He went on to say that those who love the church do so despite its problems.
    “We admit her flaws and we love her all the more because she is Christ on the cross,” Dolan said.
    In the news, the archdiocese faces claims in federal bankruptcy court from hundreds of sexual abuse victims, who have accused Church officials of covering up priests’ crimes and transferring them to new churches without warning parishioners.
    SOURCE: The Associated Press




  • Bishop TD Jakes Talks His Success and Counseling Bishop Eddie Long Since Sex Scandal [VIDEO]

    Bishop TD Jakes Talks His Success and Counseling Bishop Eddie Long Since Sex Scandal [VIDEO]

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    Bishop TD Jakes Talks His Success and Counseling Bishop Eddie Long Since Sex Scandal [VIDEO]

    Bishop Jakes sat down with the WSJ recently to discuss Mega Fest and how he built himself into a globally recognized brand. Known for pastoring a 30,000 member church, Jakes is part of an elite cadre of spiritual leaders who have become multimillion-dollar brands, such as Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer and Creflo Dollar. “I don’t consider myself a prosperity preacher. I’m a preacher who has prospered,” Jakes said.
    He also talked about his attempt to counsel fellow megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long, after Long was hit with allegations that he abused several young boys in his church.
    See video below: