priest abuse http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: SNAPNetwork Director David Clohessy; Attorney Michael Wolf; Author Suzi Parker http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-snapnetwork-director-david-clohessy-attorney-michael-wolf-author-suzi-parker <p>David Clohessy, the Executive Director of the Snap Network (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) joins Jim for the first part of today's show to discuss the Louisiana Supreme Court's 6-1 ruling against seal of confessional&nbsp;in a recent case against a Baton Rouge Priest. Also, Attorney Michael Wolf joins the conversation in studio to discuss the recent court decision and explain the legal action taken.</p><p>Author Suzi Parker joins the show to talk with Jim about her book <em>Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt</em>. Her book takes the reader on a private journey to an eccentric side of sin where Southerners secretly (and not-so-secretly) defy sexual convention.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:05:54 +0000 Jim Engster 29523 at http://wrkf.org UN Report Raises Scathing Criticisms Of Vatican http://wrkf.org/post/un-report-raises-scathing-criticisms-vatican Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The Vatican is angered by a UN report issued today that looks into the church's record on child sexual abuse. A UN committee on the rights of children is demanding the Roman Catholic Church turn over archives relating to how it dealt with priests. It accuses the Vatican of policies that effectively allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children worldwide. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 22197 at http://wrkf.org Vatican Comes Under U.N. Scrutiny Over Priest Abuse Scandal http://wrkf.org/post/vatican-comes-under-un-scrutiny-over-priest-abuse-scandal The Vatican came in for tough public scrutiny over its handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal at a United Nations hearing Thursday in Geneva.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child took church officials to task during what <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/vatican-acknowledges-no-excuse-child-abuse">The Associated Press described as a "grilling"</a> that insisted the Holy See "take all appropriate measures to keep children out of harm."<p>The Vatican ratified the <a href="http://www.unicef.org/crc/">U.N. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 21353 at http://wrkf.org Vatican Comes Under U.N. Scrutiny Over Priest Abuse Scandal