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After record lawsuit settlement in the US, church sexual abuse scandals are emerging from Europe? Any hopes?

Question by Aniruddha K: After record lawsuit settlement in the US, church sexual abuse scandals are emerging from Europe? Any hopes?
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph this week agreed to pay an Independence man $ 225,000, its biggest settlement ever in a case of alleged priest sexual abuse.

The Diocese of San Diego and the Diocese of San Bernardino, which broke off from its southern neighbor in 1978, agreed Sept. 7 to pay $ 198.1 million to settle lawsuits with 144 victims of sexual abuse by priests between 1938 and 1993.

In July 2007 Los Angeles archdiocese agrees to pay $ 660 million to 508 victims in what is by far the largest Catholic settlement of its kind

During the pope’s trip to Austria when it was still reeling from a sex abuse scandal that caused the resignations of Vienna’s archbishop in 1995 and the closure of a seminary near Vienna in 2004, after some 40,000 pornographic photographs were discovered on computers there.

Are these the values we aim to give our children and what sort of citizens can we expect them to be? Do we have to succumb to this organised ring of abuse?

Best answer:

Answer by FRAGINAL-NOYPI
The grant of compensation for sexual lawsuits against priests will open floodgates of many cases against priests even when not supported with evidence but only to harass the Church to pay to eliminate bad publicity.

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where is this big holy sacred catholic tree outside church in europe?

Question by mariaa!: where is this big holy sacred catholic tree outside church in europe?
years ago when i was young i went on a holiday it was some mediterranean countire as we went on a crusie to lots of islands.

there was a giant tree with a fence around it and you could buy rosery beads made from its bark, also there was some sort of big church or cathedral next to it.

Best answer:

Answer by star-in-a-million
You should be more specific. Catholics don’t normally revere a tree unless it is attached to some miracle, in fact, there are thousands of Catholic churches around the world that stand without any trees around.

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Sofia – The History of Europe | София – Историята на Европа

This is an advertising movie about Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Terry Randall is an Englishman who has lived in Sofia for about a decade. He invites his friend Merete Baun from Denmark and takes her around the city as well as telling her the story of it. Това е рекламен филм за нашата столица, София, направен под формата на разказ на един англичанин (Тери Рандъл), който живее в София от 10 години и не само харесва, но е и опознал града до толкова, че се чувства Софиянец. Той показва забележителностите и разказва уникалната история на града, датираща от преди Христа на своята приятелка от Дания — Мерете. Disclaimer: I do NOT OWN the rights to this documentary. All rights belong to their respective owners! This documentary was uploaded with entirely educational purpose! Авторско Право: Аз не притежавам авторските права за този документален филм! Всички права принадлежат на неговите законни собственици! Този филм е качен с чисто образователна цел! П.С. Моля Ви, не се плюйте заради градовете, в които живеете! Всички СМЕ БЪЛГАРИ и трябва да сме обединени в гордостта си от това! Мир Вам!

How does the Roman Church hold together the people of Europe during the Dark Ages?

Question by ct2345: How does the Roman Church hold together the people of Europe during the Dark Ages?
How does the Roman Church hold together the people of Europe during the Dark Ages?

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Answer by shjOlds_442
Died or become catholic.

“Foxe’s book of Martyrs,” by John Foxe

Up Date:

Cathy, starting in ch. 4, it speaks directly what the catholic church did to people starting around the 2nd or 3rd century. When it speaks of the Queen of England, it is speaking of the Queen that was a catholic and how the “bloody tower” became bloody.

Cathy, your time lines are written based on what the vatican wants us to believe. I was listening to the vatican II counsel in ’65. Where were you? I use to be a catholic. I don’t trust anything they say anymore.

Another book to consider is titled, “The Prince,” by Machiavelli. It speaks of the wars started by the vatican in his day.

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Diamonds, Holy Roman Antiques – Charlemagne, Good King Wenceslas, Modern Europe

Diamonds, Holy Roman Antiques – Charlemagne, Good King Wenceslas, Modern Europe

Good King Wenceslas was a diamond of a human being indeed, in the short time he enjoyed the throne of Bohemia. He shared his new Christian joy with his people, and his desire to have Bohemia join with the new Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne and become a part of a renewed, larger border free Europe. This in 912.


However, his mother who was still a pagan was not amused. She saw the pagan ways special to Bohemia for many centuries as having to give in to a larger central government far away near Brussels today- do you hear that irony in the historic wind?- led by the great new convert to Christian beliefs and education, Charlemagne.


Gone would be the local ways and customs and giving in to a central authority was not for our ways. So Wenceslas banished his mother from the kingdom, her allies brought forward his pagan brother Boleslav, by most accounts a violent fool, who began to make impossible demands of new King Wenceslas. He wanted a stone castle on low ground at the confluence of two rivers: even the King lived in a wooden castle in 912.


Soon, most cowardly by Boleslav and his men in front of a church door, Wenceslas was cut dead. The pagans had won, and Bohemia stayed ignorant and outside the civilization that Christian monks brought to all around.


So much so that the beloved grandmother of young Prince Wenceslas, St. Ludmila, who had been strangled by Wenceslas’ own pagan mother, and Wenceslas himself were adored and enshrined in the hearts and souls of the good people of Bohemia. Within a century converts of good King Wenceslas dared to come forth.


Soon the pagans lost control of the ceremonies, and most of all the hearts of the people. Saint Ludmila and her grand son Good King Wenceslas were very good indeed, and when they looked down on the feast of Stephen, every where he looked around the frost was deep and even.


And as empires lift and fade after great men die too soon, the mists of time blended over this first greater out of the dark ages attempts to bring about a border less market free Europe. It has been a way from 912 to today, and there have been some terrible bumps and off ramp crashes, but here we are.


Well done, great visionaries. Burn in Hell, Boleslav. God and St. Peter willing, I hope to see you inside Heaven at Christmas, Wenceslas: can they arrange frost that crunches deep and crisp and even? We will see. But the question what if reamins in front of us so open to vision.


What if Wenceslav had not turned his back on the treacherous brother and his thugs, and believe his hand on the church door would stop them from killing him?


What if Charlemagne had been aware of the treachery in the court of his dear new friend Wenceslas and sent soldiers of Christ to prevent these pagans from allowing Europe to spread east as it has only managed now.


That was 912, and today in 2008 we can say it is a good thing, long overdue, could have saved hundred of millions of lives in wars, but seems to be happening now.A diamond of an idea, so long overdue.

Derek Dashwood loves the combining of science into the humanities to measure happiness and bliss.Love and showing it is central as you know, and here you can see
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