- Feb 25, 2020
Only days before the pope’s arrival in Dublin, the former Irish president launched a report to challenge the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
Pope Francis is traveling to Ireland specifically for the World Meeting of Families, but the sex abuse crisis is dominating headlines before his Aug. 25-26 trip.
Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano may not be guilty of a crime or a cover-up on the Church’s abuse scandals, but his record has raised questions about whether the system is serious about “zero tolerance.”
Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese says the Vatican tried to arrange an agreement to block the Irish state from accessing Church documents during an early investigation of clerical sexual abuse.
Mary McAleese, the former president of Ireland, said only Pope Francis can change the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality, which she said “is, in my view, evil.”
Baptizing babies is a violation of their human rights, according to the former president of Ireland.