Former Pope Benedict XVI blames sex abuse scandals on 1960s sexual revolution – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Church historian Christopher Bellitto questioned if Benedict, who turns 92 next week, was being manipulated by others. He said the essay omitted the critical conclusions that arose from the Pope’s February sex abuse summit in Rome, including that “abusers were priests along the ideological spectrum, that the abuse predated the 1960s, that it is a global and not simply Western problem, that homosexuality is not the issue in paedophilia”.

Source: Former Pope Benedict XVI blames sex abuse scandals on 1960s sexual revolution – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Georgia lawmakers consider bill that takes aim at the state’s journalists

Brown shirts in Georgia

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Congressman Andrew Welch introduced legislation that would create a state board to oversee the work of media outlets

In a move slammed by proponents of press freedom, Georgia politicians are considering a law that would create a journalism board to oversee the work of journalists in the state.

The move, introduced by the Republican state legislator Andrew Welch just before he resigned his seat, has generated widespread outrage, though it fits into a pattern of attacks on the media by Republican figures, including Donald Trump.

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