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La confessione by Molteni Giuseppe

Several years ago, when it was becoming increasingly common for adults to allege childhood sexual abuse long past based upon so-called repressed memories, one of the most esteemed pastors of a local diocese was accused of sexual abuse of a child while hearing his confession. The attorney representing the alleged victim did much grandstanding in the media in preparation for the trial, only to have the case thrown out of court when it was determined that the abuse alleged to have occurred decades ago would have been physically impossible, since confessionals physically isolated priest and penitent back then.

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“In a time of universal deceit –
telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

So there’s some good news and bad. First the bad: Last month and, without any warning whatsoever, several Catholic groups found their Facebook pages suddenly and inexplicably removed from the social media giant. These included, among others, Father Rocky’s page with 3.5 million Likes, Catholic and Proud with 6 million Likes, Jesus and Mary with 1.7 million Likes and Holy Mary Mother of G 200k Likes. 

The good news: Following widespread protest, Facebook restored all or most of the purged pages just a few days later. Our friends at ChurchPOP.com explain how it went down:

New From Remnant TV...
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Remnant Editor Michael J. Matt takes us on a scooter ride into our Catholic past. This video provides a glimpse into what Catholic life in a Catholic country would have been like, as we visit little mountain villages and churches high up in the Alps of Northern Italy. Come along for the ride, and let’s see what we lost and what must be restored again.

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