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Mother Theresa defended pedophile priest, fought for him to continue ministry

And then he raped eight more boys. Mother Theresa does not deserve her fame nor her upcoming sainthood. Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest - Page 1 - News - San Francisco - SF Weekly
Yet documents obtained by SF Weekly suggest that Mother Teresa knew one of her favorite priests was removed from ministry for sexually abusing a Bay Area boy in 1993, and that she nevertheless urged his bosses to return him to work as soon as possible. The priest resumed active ministry, as well as his predatory habits. Eight additional complaints were lodged against him in the coming years by various families, leading to his eventual arrest on sex-abuse charges in 2005. The priest was Donald McGuire, a former Jesuit who has been convicted of molesting boys in federal and state courts and is serving a 25-year federal prison sentence. McGuire, now 81 years old, taught at the University of San Francisco in the late 1970s, and held frequent spiritual retreats for families in San Francisco and Walnut Creek throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He also ministered extensively to the Missionaries of Charity during that time. In a 1994 letter to McGuire's Jesuit superior in Chicago, it appears that Mother Teresa acknowledged she had learned of the "sad events which took [McGuire] from his priestly ministry these past seven months," and that McGuire "admitted imprudence in his behavior," but she wished to see him put back on the job. The letter was written after McGuire had been sent to a psychiatric hospital following an abuse complaint to the Jesuits by a family in Walnut Creek. "I understand how grave is the scandal touching the priesthood in the U.S.A. and how careful we must be to guard the purity and reputation of that priesthood," the letter states. "I must say, however, that I have confidence and trust in Fr. McGuire and wish to see his vital ministry resume as soon as possible."

This Amish courtroom shot is the greatest collection of hair disasters the world has ever seen

Amish or hipster? Twelve In Alleged Amish Hair-Cutting Ring Plead Not Guilty To Hate Crimes Charges | TPMMuckraker

Trailer: Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

Prankster repeatedly asks C-SPAN about Romney's penis

Embedding disabled, so please click through to watch. I laughed. Everybody on C-SPAN Is Talking About Mitt Romney's Huge Penis

New York Times public editor asks, "should reporters check facts?"

He wants to know--sincerely--if the Times should keep just reporting what candidates say, or if they should check and see if what they are saying is true. Pretty much everyone is appalled by this bald-faced admission that they have given up on journalism and apparently only print press releases. And Brisbane, the editor, has reacted to the goggling disbelief by insisting everyone is reading his piece wrong. He's gotten quite huffy about it. Read Jay Rosen for more on this and a huge roundup of reactions. And should Vanity Fair be a "spelling vigilante?". Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante? | The Public Editor - NYTimes.com
I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about. One example mentioned recently by a reader: As cited in an Adam Liptak article on the Supreme Court, a court spokeswoman said Clarence Thomas had “misunderstood” a financial disclosure form when he failed to report his wife’s earnings from the Heritage Foundation. The reader thought it not likely that Mr. Thomas “misunderstood,” and instead that he simply chose not to report the information. Another example: on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney often says President Obama has made speeches “apologizing for America,” a phrase to which Paul Krugman objected in a December 23 column arguing that politics has advanced to the “post-truth” stage. As an Op-Ed columnist, Mr. Krugman clearly has the freedom to call out what he thinks is a lie. My question for readers is: should news reporters do the same? . . .

January 12, 2012

Hey! We've finally jailed a 1%er for doing douchie 1%er stuff!

Don't ever say Detroit never did nothing for ya, America....