Thirteen states now investigating alleged sexual abuse linked to Catholic church

 

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Above Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, in Washington in February. On Thursday, she called on victims across the country who may have been sexually abused by a priest in Florida to use a tip line to contact her office

 

WASHINGTON — Florida’s attorney general said Thursday she is launching an investigation of potential sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church, making Florida at least the 13th state with an ongoing statewide probe of the church.

“Any priest that would exploit a position of power and trust to abuse a child is a disgrace to the church and a threat to society,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi in a statement.

 

The Attorney General’s Office will coordinate its probe with local prosecutors and review records from all seven of Florida’s Catholic dioceses. It is also launching a tip line for victims.

During a press conference Thursday, Bondi said her office will be issuing subpoenas to the dioceses “immediately.” Bishops in Florida have pledged cooperation with the investigation, Bondi said.

She called on victims across the country who may have been abused in Florida to use the tip line and contact her office.

 

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Report: Catholic Church Faces Gravest Crisis Since ‘Protestant Reformation’

The Catholic bishops are gathering in Rome for a synod in a moment in which “the Church faces perhaps its gravest crisis since the Protestant Reformation in the form of the worldwide clerical sexual abuse scandals,” according to veteran Vatican analyst John L. Allen, Jr.

Allen, who heads up the Catholic online news outlet Crux, added that “the eyes of the Catholic world will be on how they choose to engage it.”

Much of this will depend on Pope Francis, since he currently seems to be the Church’s biggest obstacle to tackling the sex abuse crisis head-on. He has repeatedly refused to confirm or deny allegations that he knowingly rehabilitated serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and elevated him to a position of influence in the Vatican.

Moreover, the United States bishops have petitioned the pope to launch an “apostolic visitation” — a full Vatican investigation — into the McCarrick case, which so far has fallen on deaf ears. The president of the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, followed up on the petition by traveling to Rome last month to urge Francis to open the investigation but returned to the U.S. empty-handed.

Wednesday was the opening day of the Vatican Synod of Bishops on youth, and, according to Allen, it may well be “the most significant summit so far on this pope’s watch.”

“The clerical abuse crisis has badly damaged the Church’s moral credibility, made it difficult to move the ball on anything else the Church cares about, and called into question the standing and personal integrity of Church leaders at all levels,” Allen noted.

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin “Strongly” Signals A ‘Yes’ Vote On Kavanaugh

 

There are 51 GOP and 49 Democrats. If Flake holds and the pick-up Manchin, the other questions are Collins and Murkowski. But looking positive if they are able to hold.

Via Daily Wire:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), another potential swing vote in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, strongly signaled a “Yes” vote on Wednesday when he announced his reviewing process.

According to Manchin, he will base his vote on Kavanaugh’s life from age 22-53, not his life in high school, which Democrats have increasingly scrutinized in the past weeks amid allegations from Christine Blasey Ford that the SCOTUS nominee sexually assaulted her at a pool party 36 years ago.

“I am looking at the gentleman as an adult from 22 to 53, thirty-one years of professional service,” Manchin told Al-Jazeera. “I am looking at him as a father. As a person in a community, how he interacts with his community. I am trying to put the human side to it.”

And more on Flake looking like a yes (if he doesn’t flake again).

Man Who Brutally Assaulted a Pro-Life Woman Identified, Fired After Video Goes Viral

A man who assaulted a young, female pro-life advocate Sunday in Toronto has been identified by his employer.

Noble Studio 101, a hair salon in Toronto, posted a message on Instagram Wednesday identifying the man as Jordan Hunt, one of its former employees. The business said it fired Hunt after seeing him on a now-viral video.

“It has been brought to our attention that Jordan Hunt has been caught on camera assaulting an innocent bystander at a pro life rally,” the business wrote. “We don’t condone his actions and he has been let go. We believe that everyone has a right to an opinion and the right to voice their opinion without fear of physical violence.”


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Judge Kavanagh

Everybody on the planet knows the Democrats’ game plan in the Kavanaugh issue: stop Trump, resist Trump, stonewall Trump’s nominees’ confirmations, retake the House and Senate so they can impeach Trump, reset to the glory days of Slick Willy and Dingle Barry, make America split again.

The rhetoric and tactics of their undisguised, uncorroborated, unethical smear campaign against a judge who’s been investigated by the FBI (and a left-leaning one at that) 6 times and confirmed by Congress demonstrate even to the NYT and CNN their childish, selfish, anti-Trump agenda.

Their behavior, especially from Senators such as Feinstein, Booker, Harris, and Schumer, recently have exposed the vision they have in mind once they regain power: personal destruction of anyone who disagrees with their agenda and control over the lives, careers, statements, activities, and thoughts of our society.

Ironically, the Me-Too movement, designed and implemented to empower women and give them equal power and status with men in all things, not only allows Democrats such as Bill Clinton and Keith Ellison to abuse and even rape women, but their primary weapon for empowering women allegedly victimized by Republican or conservative men in positions of authority is to define them as frail, untouchable, completely honest and noble people who simply cannot defend themselves.

The movement assumes and even declares through its spokespersons that any allegation of sexual abuse by a non-liberal male has the infallibility of the God’s vicar on earth, and they use their positions as senators to elevate those “victims” to heroine status because no woman would ever lie about a thing like that, unless she’s a conservative like Kellyanne Conway.

Of course once the ill-remembered, unsubstantiated, unreported crime for which time limitations have long since expired are out there on record, they use intimidation, shame, innuendo, rumor, gossip, and exaggeration as well-trained little Sorosians, or perhaps Orwellians, to subdue any dissent and silence any contradictory evidence.

People in positions of leadership, such as Hirono and Coons and Harris, have commandeered unchallenged authority to dictate rules of investigation, evidence, and scheduling for the Senate of the world’s leading free republic, ignoring decades of precedent and standards of conduct for handling accusations.

They demand, they insist, that they have control over which witnesses they will hear, what those witnesses can or cannot say, and how long the harrumphing and hand-wringing will persist so that the media have plenty of opportunity to find people willing to give false witness for big bucks or book deals and then print grossly misleading headlines beyond which readers won’t venture to hear “the rest of the story.”

Sexual assault is not a teenage joke in a yearbook or some guy staring just a little too long at the breasts some young woman has gone to great lengths to enhance or morning-after remorse for going home with a guy when you’re both stoned. And proclaiming innocence, abuse, rape, and assault on social media for those elusive 15 minutes of fame decades later doesn’t make it so either.

The tragedy of all this is that Ford has either convinced herself or allowed herself to be convinced by some unscrupulous psycho-healer or just George Soros’s filthy lucre that she was indeed the victim of something, but nobody will ever be sure of what that actually was or by whom.

And at one time Brett Kavanaugh was very likely a randy, energetic young Irish boy who liked girls and beer and once in a while acted like a privileged young Irish boy who liked girls and beer. He may have made lewd hints or even copped a feel now and then, but all that does is make him a normal young male.

If we’ve learned anything from our dealings with terrorists, it oughta be that when you give terrorists what they want, they take it as a sign of weakness and demand more. What happened in the Senate last week rewarded liberals, who wanted delay of the confirmation of a Trump nominee and threw enough of a tantrum to get it. Now that their childish, illogical, selfish tantrum has given them what they were screaming for, they want more.
The point, of course, is this . . . . .

SOURCE: Grouchy Old Cripple 

Mitch McConnell: FBI Could Not Find ANY WITNESS to Corroborate Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh (Video)

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the Senate Floor on Thursday morning following the release of the FBI investigation on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The supplemental FBI investigation was delivered to the US Senate early Thursday morning.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: The fact is none of these allegations have been corroborated by the FBI. Neither the Judiciary or FBI could find ANY witness to corroborate the allegations. No backup from any witnesses… This is the United States of America! Nobody is supposed to be guilty until proven innocent in the United States of America!… This is embarrassing to the Senate. The Senate should not set a fundamentally un-American precedent… Brett Kavanaugh is totally qualified for this job.

 

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit 

 

Family Member Of Leland Keyser Says Christine Blasey Ford ‘Threw Her Under The Bus’

Keyser is the real “victim’ here besides Kavanaugh and Judge. She may have trouble standing, but she’s shown a lot of courage by standing for the truth.

Via Twitchy:

A family member of Leland Keyser accused Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of throwing her “under the bus” when she named Keyser as a potential corroborating witness to her alleged sexual assault by SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Um, why wasn’t this on CNN and MSNBC?

The family member noted Keyer’s numerous health problems, saying “it’s quite convenient that she named the person who is frankly probably the least physically capable of all of them to stand up and be subjected to questioning or give her account”:

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Senate Judiciary Committee Statement Suggests Ford’s Legal Team Could Be In Trouble

They don’t care about her, she’s just a means to an end.

Via Daily Wire:

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee suggests that Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team may have violated the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct by apparently withholding key information from their client.

During the explosive hearing on Thursday, Ford made clear that she did not know that the Senate Judiciary Committee had repeatedly offered to come to her for her testimony and to hear that testimony privately if she preferred.

“I was hoping that they would come to me, but then I realized that was an unrealistic request,” Ford said at one point during her testimony.

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