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16 Feb 19
Lelemuku.com

WASHINGTON, LELEMUKU.COM – Pertanyaan seberapa besar jumlah penduduk Muslim di Amerika bukanlah pertanyaan yang mudah dijawab. Pemerintah Federal sendiri tidak punya angka yang resmi, sebagian karena Jawatan Sensus Amerika dalam melakukan sensus tidak menanyai agama seseorang. Sebab itu tidak ada angka resmi tentang jumlah penduduk Amerika yang beragama Islam baik itu warganegara ataupun penduduk menetap. […]

16 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis shook former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials convicted him of sex with confessions and sex offenses against minors and adults, the Holy See said on Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking Catholic church man to be laicized, as the process is called. This means that he can […]

16 Feb 19
The Denver Post
VATICAN CITY — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate’s apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement Saturday, delivered in uncharacteristically blunt language for the Vatican, meant that the 88-year-old McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., becomes the highest-ranking churchman and the first cardinal to be punished by dismissal from the clerical state, or laicization. He was notified Friday of the decision, which was upheld upon his appeal and approved by Pope Francis. The pontiff next week leads a summit of bishops from around the world who have been summoned to Rome help him grapple with the entrenched problems of clerical sex abuse and the systematic cover-ups by the Catholic church’s hierarchy. Decades of revelations about priests who have sexually preyed on minors and their bosses who shuffled abusive clergy from parish to parish instead of removing them from access to children have shaken the faith of many Catholics. They also threaten the moral authority of Francis and even the survival of his papacy. McCarrick, who in his prestigious red cardinal robes hobnobbed with presidents, other VIP politicians and pontiffs, is now barred from celebrating Mass or other sacraments including confession and from wearing clerical garb. He is to be referred to as Mr. McCarrick. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Holy See’s guardian of doctrinal purity, issued a decree on Jan. 11 finding McCarrick guilty of “solicitation in the sacrament of confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment with minors and adults, with the aggravating factor of the abuse of power,” the Vatican said. That commandment forbids adultery. On Wednesday, Congregation officials considered his appeal and upheld the decree. The pope “recognized the definitive nature of this decision made in accordance with (church) law, rendering it as ‘res iudicata,'” the Vatican said, using the Latin phrase for admitting no further recourse. The McCarrick scandal was particularly damning to the church’s reputation because it apparently was an open secret in some ecclesial circles that he slept with adult seminarians. Francis yanked McCarrick’s rank as a cardinal in July after a U.S. church investigation found credible an allegation he fondled a teenage altar boy in the 1970s. McCarrick’s civil lawyer, Barry Coburn, said Saturday that his client had no comment on the defrocking. Coburn declined to say if McCarrick would stay at the residence in Kansas where he moved after Francis ordered him to live in penance and prayer while the investigation into his actions continued. But the Salina, Kansas, diocese, said “Mr. McCarrick will continue to reside at the St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria until a decision of permanent residence is finalized.” Besides bishops arriving for the sex abuse summit, victims’ rights advocates are also converging on Rome. They are demanding that Francis, other Vatican officials and bishops elsewhere come clean about how McCarrick managed such a meteoric rise through church ranks despite reports about his sexual life. “The pope has known from the earliest days of his papacy, or he should have known, that ex-cardinal McCarrick was a sexual predator,” said Anne Barrett Doyle, an advocate at BishopAccountability.org. “He has a resistance to removing bishops and he also has a tolerance for bishops who are sexual wrongdoers,” Doyle told The Associated Press on Saturday near St. Peter’s Square. Of the defrocking, Doyle said: “Let McCarrick be the first of many. I can think of 10 other bishops who are substantively, credibly accused of sexual abuse with minor and sexual misconduct with adults, who should be laicized.” A conservative lay group, The Catholic Association, said in a statement that much more must be done to hold accountable “those in the church hierarchy who looked the other way as McCarrick rose through their ranks” and to ensure that priestly celibacy is restored and youths are safeguarded from sexual abuse. Walking with Doyle was Phil Saviano, a board member of BishopAccountability.org, and a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest. While calling McCarrick’s defrocking “ultimately a good thing,” he said the punishment should have been meted out long ago. He said he hoped Francis isn’t “throwing a bone to his dissenters in an attempt to quiet everybody down. And then McCarrick will be the one and only, because there are certainly many others who have allegations against them who should face some accountability.” His account of being abused helped the Boston Globe produce a Pulitzer-winning investigation into church cover-ups, which was chronicled in the movie “Spotlight.” When ordained a priest in his native New York City in 1958, McCarrick embraced a vocation that required celibacy. Later on in his career, McCarrick curried cachet at the Vatican as a stellar fundraiser. A globe-trotting powerbroker, McCarrick liked to be called “Uncle Ted” by the young seminarians he courted. Despite apparent common knowledge in church circles of his sexual behavior, McCarrick rose up through the ranks, even serving as the spokesman for fellow U.S. bishops when they enacted a “zero tolerance” policy against sexually abusive priests in 2002. One of his accusers, James Grein, the son of a family friend of McCarrick’s, testified to church officials that, among other abuses, McCarrick had repeatedly groped him during confession. He said the abuse, which went on for decades, began when he was 11. “Today I am happy that the pope believed me,” Grein said in a statement issued through his lawyer. He expressed hope that McCarrick “will no longer be able to use the power of Jesus’ church to manipulate families and sexually abuse children.” Grein said pressure must be put on U.S. state attorney generals and senators to change the statute of limitations for abuse cases. “Hundreds of priests, bishops and cardinals are hiding behind man-made law,” he said. The current archdiocese of Washington, D.C., where McCarrick was posted at the pinnacle of his career from 2001-2006, said it hoped that the Vatican decision “serves to help the healing process for survivors of abuse, as well as those who have experienced disappointment or disillusionment because of what former Archbishop McCarrick has done.” Complaints were also made about McCarrick’s conduct in the New Jersey dioceses of Newark and Metuchen, where he previously served. Francis himself became implicated in the decades-long McCarrick cover-up after a former Vatican ambassador to Washington accused the pope of rehabilitating the cardinal from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI despite being told of his penchant for young men. Francis hasn’t responded to those claims but he ordered a limited Vatican investigation. The Vatican has acknowledged the outcome may produce evidence that mistakes were made and said Francis would “follow the path of truth, wherever it may lead.” Sexual abuse scandals have threatened to taint the legacy of past papacies, including that of John Paul II, who has since been made a saint. The Rev. Marcial Maciel, a pedophile, enjoyed John Paul II’s admiration for his success in spurring vocations and for inspiring generous financial donations. Maciel’s predatory crimes against children were ignored for decades by the Vatican bureaucracy.
16 Feb 19
Twin Cities
Devan Dubnyk stayed on the ice longer than any of his teammates Saturday, facing more practice shots and spending quality time with goaltending coach Bob Mason as he tries to climb out the hole he dug for himself the previous night. The extra work does not ensure that Dubnyk will be back in the net for Sunday’s pivotal Central Division game against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center. After his performance in a 5-4 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Friday, it would not be surprising if the duty fell to backup Alex Stalock. Coach Bruce Boudreau would not tip his hand, at least not publicly. “There are a whole lot of different things that I’m looking at,” he said after practice at TRIA Rink. “We’ll see what transpires tomorrow.” Boudreau relies on the expertise of Mason, a longtime NHL goaltender who can break down Dubnyk’s game and determine where his charge is mentally. “He’ll let me know who he feels should be in,” Boudreau. “Then it’s my decision whether I go with that decision or a gut feeling. The call’s mine. I can get advice from a myriad of people, but I have to make the call.” Porous goaltending and blown leads plagued the Wild in home losses this week to Philadelphia and New Jersey. Minnesota coughed up leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-1 against the Devils, and Dubnyk was the obvious goat after he allowed two long-range goals in regulation, then turned over the puck to set up the overtime winner. The letdown gnawed at Dubnyk overnight before he answered another round of questions about it. “It stings because you feel like you let the guys down when they played a really good game start to finish,” he said. “It’s not a good feeling. I really haven’t had that for a while. Usually, I find it easy to throw games (behind me) and not think about it after. That was definitely a tough one to swallow.” The Wild need Dubnyk to regain his confidence if they expect to stay in playoff position despite their 1-4-3 record since the bye. Defenseman Ryan Suter was not about to point any fingers at his goaltender. “I think you win or lose as a team,” he said. “Nobody has played great. I think we all have to be better. Yeah, he’d probably like to have some of those back, but he’s made some big saves, too. We have to find ways to help him when things aren’t going well and take some of that pressure off.” The pressure is building on the Wild as they stagnate in the standings. Although they have not fallen out of playoff position, they’re hanging by a thread. Dallas and St. Louis already have surpassed them in the Central. Entering play, Vancouver was one point behind Minnesota while surging Chicago was tied with Colorado three points back in the wild-card race. “Desperate times call for desperate measures,” said Suter. “Everybody has to be at the top of their game. We haven’t played bad, we just haven’t found ways to win games. For us it’s finishing teams off.” Winger Marcus Foligno noted Minnesota still controls its own destiny. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “We’re not waiting for other teams to lose,” he said. “We’ve got to start winning now. If we do that, we’re in a good position. We’ve got to catch the teams ahead of us. It’s got to start tomorrow with a big game against St. Louis.” The Blues had won eight straight and nine out of 10 before facing the Blackhawks Saturday night. St. Louis will have one game in hand come Sunday. In November, the Wild twice defeated the Blues in St. Louis by a combined score of 8-3. That was when Minnesota was on a 10-2 run while the Blues were mired in a 6-9-3 skid to start the season. “To our divisional race, it’s vital; it’s a big game,” said Boudreau. “That’s why you play hockey, for these games. You either embrace it and say ‘I can’t wait for this,’ or you’re afraid of it. We hope guys are embracing them.”
16 Feb 19
Ryan's New Jersey Devils blog

My name is Ryan Sweeney. I am a senior marketing major with a concentration in sales business marketing. With only two and a half months left in my senior year I have begun looking for jobs in the sales field. Students that have graduated with a marketing major, 88% of those students receive jobs in […]

16 Feb 19
Sports Radio Service

hockeywriters.com photo: Carolina Hurricanes Nino Niederreiter and Sebastian Aho get congratulations in front of their bench. Niederreiter scored twice on Friday night’s win over the Edmonton Oilers NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: #1 The Carolina Hurricanes Nino Niederreiter scored two goals and goaltender Curtis McElhinney stopped 40 shots in Carolina’s 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers […]

16 Feb 19
Pursuing Truth with Chris Vaught

Have you ever said, “I’m dying of thirst!”? It’s a phrase most of us have used. It may have come from the exhaustion of working outside on a hot summer day, or finishing a sporting event, or even from the parchment felt after eating a particularly salty meal. For most of us it is just […]

16 Feb 19
International Free Press

For nearly two years, NFL owners wanted Colin Kaepernick to shut up and go away. Now they’re effectively paying him to do it. What else are we to conclude from the surprising news that dropped Friday afternoon? In a joint statement, the league and the lawyers for Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid — the two […]

16 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

The Great Dancers' live semi-final began in style on Saturday night when Pro-Pasha Pasha Poval Kovalev and his co-stars performed for the last time. And dance captain Cheryl made the fans go wild as she performed alongside the dancer (39) in a wild routine where her teammates Oti Mabuse and Matthew Morrison danced next to […]

16 Feb 19
Horse Racing Highlights

     On Saturday February 2nd, it’s the 30th running of the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park Racetrack, Florida. First run in 1990 as the Preview Stakes, this race was renamed the Holy Bull Stakes in 1996 to honor the racehorse Holy Bull, winner of the 1994 Florida Derby and 1995 Olympic Handicap at Gulfstream […]

16 Feb 19
JosabbiMommy

I don’t own Twilight. I don’t own the Flyers. I just a good catholic girl from Philly who played field hockey for a long long time. This story is mine. This is unbeta’d. Any mistakes are mine. This story is complete and will post over the next few days. Thank you for reading. Chapter 9 […]

16 Feb 19
Global News

Valour Football Club announced the addition of Vic the Lion as the city’s newest fuzzy cheerleader on Saturday.

16 Feb 19
JosabbiMommy

I don’t own Twilight. I don’t own the Flyers. I just a good catholic girl from Philly who played field hockey for a long long time. This story is mine. This is unbeta’d. Any mistakes are mine. This story is complete and will post over the next few days. Thank you for reading. Chapter 8 […]