Over the recent past, we have cataloged a shocking number bogus cases against Catholic priests, but clearly this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Lone voices in the media wilderness: Acknowledging the fraud And indeed it is rare that the issue of false accusations against priests is even acknowledged in the mainstream media.
The principal sacrament, the Eucharist, is celebrated liturgically in the Mass.
The church teaches that through consecration by a priest the sacrificial bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.
), an East Coast attorney wrote, "I have some contacts in the prison system, having been an attorney for some time, and it has been made known to me that [accusing a Catholic priest of abuse] is a current and popular scam." Who knows how many more such scams are being perpetrated today while the mainstream media sleeps?
It is an alarming and incontrovertible fact: False abuse accusations against Catholic priests, which have always been present, are on the rise.
The mainstream media rarely runs stories about false accusations, and there are groups – especially the anti-Catholic group SNAP – who are Therefore, contingency lawyers have been incentivized to bring claims against dioceses which are either completely bogus or greatly exaggerated, or to seek outsized sums for minor claims.
Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, enclaved within Rome, Italy.
The Catholic Church teaches that it is the one true church founded by Jesus Christ, that its bishops are the successors of Christ's apostles, and that the Pope is the successor to Saint Peter; the Prince of the Apostles.