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Introducing SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests



Elias Groll at Foreign Policy gets stuck straight in

The Vatican’s ongoing sexual abuse scandal and the Catholic Church’s often stumbling response is expected to play a major role in the coming papal conclave, and today the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) fired a major shot at the cardinals gathered in the Vatican. The group, which has played a major role in exposing abuse and advocating on behalf victims, released a list of 12 papal candidates that it is calling the “dirty dozen” for their alleged roles in sex crimes and cover-ups.

When our regular defenders in the comments insist most, if not all of the problems this blog has discussed are made up or grossly exaggerated, I wonder how they are going to be able to sweep this under the carpet?

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Will the Next Pope Be Black?


Via NY Daily News

Interesting question.  Daniel Honan at Big Think mulls it over

Some time in March a puff of white smoke will rise over St. Peter’s Square. Will it signal a black Pope from Africa?   Read more »