Pope Francis on Monday condemned the decades of child sex abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania and efforts to cover it up as "atrocities," and vowed to better respond to such crimes in the future.
The children never had a chance. For decades, depraved Catholic priests allegedly raped and molested them in churches and rectories throughout Pennsylvania. Instead of offering help and compassion, the Catholic Church and law enforcement covered it up, according to a sweeping grand jury report by Attorney General Josh Shapiro released Tuesday.
George said he never discussed the nude Polaroids, or the twisted, secret gift he and the other kids had been given decades ago by the men who preyed on them. These weren't the kinds of things you could share without feeling humiliated, especially not if you grew up tough, like he did on the South Side of Pittsburgh.
Top Roman Catholic leaders in Pennsylvania routinely covered up child sex abuse by hundreds of priests, involving more than 1,000 victims over seven decades, according to a long-awaited grand jury report released Tuesday.
The 1,356-page report from Pennsylvania begins with a plea: "We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this." The Roman Catholic Church's darkest secrets start tumbling out not long afterward.
Former Archbishop Philip Wilson, the most senior Catholic official in the world to be convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, has avoided jail after a judge on Tuesday allowed him to serve his 12-month custodial sentence in home detention.
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Macon, GA, received a large donation which has allowed it to make some changes to make the chapel more traditional. The church also got a full-time priest, which it has not had in about eight years.
CenterStage for Christ, located at Perry, Georgia, United Methodist Church, is a Christian theater group that produces plays twice a year. The next show, "St. Francis of Assisted Living," a comedy, will be Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2018.
Video of the baptism of an 88-year-old hospice patient's baptism at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga., on May 6, 2018, has gotten over 21,000 views on the church's Facebook page. He's one of 19 siblings he's never met, including an identical twin.
Mark Merrill, the pastor at The Assembly at Warner Robins, will take on a leadership role as district superintendent at Assemblies of God in Georgia on June 1, 2018. He will preach his last sermon in Houston County July 22.
Loaves and Fishes Ministry in Macon, Georgia, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. While supplying food and clothes remains an important mission, greater need and complexities of life have caused services to expand and diversify.
Organizers of The Awakening 2018 Men’s Conference in Perry, Ga., on April 27-28, 2018, are calling men to wake up to their purpose and calling as Christian men in their homes, their churches and their communities.
Passover proclaims that freedom is the inherent and inalienable right of every human being, and that the division of God's children into privileged classes and unprivileged classes is unrighteous and simply dead wrong.