As seen on â€œThe 700 Club,â€ Aug 15.: Discovery Camp in Texas Changing Teens' Lives for 30 Years; A bombshell grand jury report identifies more than a thousand victims of 300 "predator priests" who sexually abused children in six Pennsylvania ...
- Well welcome to thisedition of the 700 Club.
You know there was agrand jury in Pennsylvania
that issued an indictmentagainst the Catholic Church
that's simply shocking.
Just in Pennsylvania theysaid there was at least
1,000 instances of abuseof children by priests.
Just think of that, thepriests are in a position
of authority and this was all covered up
by the Catholic Bishops.
This is a stain on a greatchurch and they've got
to clean that thing upas fast as they can,
a thousand, can you believethat, a thousand cases.
- You can't and I heardthat news you just...
- Of molesting boys and onecase of a rape of a girl,
little girl, I mean it'sjust, these little children
are entrusted to the care of these people
when they're teachers andcaregivers and of course priests,
but I mean, I just can'tbelieve it and I really,
I think that the, I don'tknow if the Pope is doing,
I think he's doing somethingbut he's not doing enough.
But these scandals aretaking place all over.
I think it's really timefor the Catholic Church
to reexamine the question of celibacy.
You know why celibacy wasput into place don't you?
- In the Catholic Church--- Yeah.
- Not really--- To get the money,
it was for money.
- You're kidding.
- About 1,300, yeah, theproperty was owned by priests
and they get married and thewife would get the money.
And so they said, wecan't have that happen,
we want these priests not to have wives
and therefore we get the money,
I mean--- I thought it
was all about devotion
to God--- Devotion to God nothing
it was having to do with money.
I mean, you know, it's a shame isn't it
that money is at the root of (chuckling)
what is it, the love of moneyis the root of all evil.
Well, that's what it says.
Okay well let's get into the main stories.
Questions and ethics,possible security violations
surround the White Houseand who secretly taped
White House conversations
including one in the Situation Room.
That's Omarosa, she was on The Apprentice.
I thought she was terriblyarrogant on The Apprentice,
I don't know why inthe world the President
put her on his staff, but he did.
Now she's got, she says shewas taping conversations.
That is a terrible breach of ethics,
it should never have been allowed
and of course Trump's legal team is saying
we need to shut her down.
- Yeah, Omarosa Manigault-Newman continues
to release more tapes duringher book promotion tour
and she's also claimingshe's been contacted
by Special Council, Robert Mueller.
CBN's White HouseCorrespondent, Ben Kennedy,
has details from the North Lawn.
- President Trump tookto Twitter calling out
Omarosa Manigault-Newman whocontinues to release tapes
aimed at damaging her former boss.
Those tapes now raising security
and even ethical concernsright here behind me
at the White House.
President Trump hit hard calling
his former aide a dog.
This in response to her new tell-all book
about her time in theWhite House which contains
accusations against the President.
She claims she heard a tape of Trump
using a racial slur onthe set of The Apprentice.
Trump fired back thatproducer Mark Burnett
personally called him andsaid there is no such tape.
- I think like most peoplethat worked with her
are very disappointed that she would go
to such a self-servingand somebody who blatantly
cares more about herself then our country
to make up some of theseoutrageous claims and accusations.
- [Ben] Omarosa isunder fire for recording
White House conversations including one
in the Situation Room where cell phones
and recording devices are not allowed.
The act has been denouncedas a serious breach
of ethics and security.
The moral compass right here in D.C.
is really wavering lately.
What is the state when it comes to ethics
in American politics?
- We have a concern inthis country about the,
the moral compass of individuals involved
in leadership and are involvedin different professions
and even if somethingis legal it doesn't mean
that it is morally appropriateto do in a situation.
So I think it's an importantdiscussion to have.
- [Ben] Turns out it's not acrime in D.C. to tape someone
without their knowledge,but Regent law professor,
Natt Gantt points out it then becomes
an issue about ethics.
- Even though it may be legal to record
a conversation generally there may be
specific ethical implications
given her particularrole in the White House.
- [Ben] Omarosa now claimsthat Special Council,
Robert Mueller's office,has even reached out
about the tapes.
- [Reporter] AnythingMueller would like to see?
You see Robert Mueller--- If he, if he,
if his office calls again--- Would you be a good witness
in this investigation--- Anything they want
- The case now heads to the court.
The Trump campaign says Omarosa violated
a nondisclosure agreement that she signed
with the Trump campaign and they now plan
to take legal action against her.
Ben Kennedy, CBN News, the White House.
- Shocking, she's tryingto make money on it.
That is a gross breach ofethics for somebody to do that
and her chance of beinghired by somebody else
I think stands at zero so shebetter get a lot of money now
'cause she ain't gonnaget any in the future.
A person would have to beout of his mind to hire her
in any other position at all.
- Well she didn't just hurt the President
she hurt the wholecountry because she took
a recording device into the Situation Room
and that's a violationof national security.
She really should be prosecuted.
- Well I think it's a case, but I mean,
she is an arrogant person,on that show she was arrogant
and I don't, I don'tknow why they hired here,
but anyhow, that's, that's,that's for General Kelly
to figure out.
Well in other news anew poll agrees with us
shows the American people are ready
for the Mueller probe to end.
Efrem Graham has more.
- Pat 60% of voters sayRobert Mueller should conclude
the Russia investigationbefore the midterm elections
and it's not just Republicanswho feel that way.
A new CNN poll shows 57% of Democrats,
72% of Republicans,and 69% of Independents
all believe the investigation should end
before the November vote.
Voters in four states wentto the polls yesterday
and some made historyproving President Trump's
political power in the Midwest.
In Minnesota former Republican Governor
and longtime Trump critic, Tim Pawlenty
lost his bid for another shotat the governor's mansion
beaten by Trump supporter, Jeff Johnson.
In Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir,
a Trump supporter wasnominated to face off
against first-term Democrat,U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin.
In Vermont Democrats nominateda transgendered woman
to serve as their candidatefor governor this fall.
Christine Hallquist says she is proud
to be the face of Democrats.
A scathing grand juryreport released Tuesday
accuses hundreds of Catholic priests
with sexually abusing more than
a thousand children in Pennsylvania.
The abuse happened overdecades and officials believe
the real number of abusedchildren might be much higher.
Charlene Aaron is on this story.
- The bombshell reportidentifies more than
a thousand victims of 300 predator priests
who sexually abused childrenin six Pennsylvania dioceses
dating back to 1940.
State Attorney General, JoshShapiro, released the report
Tuesday in an emotional news conference
surrounded by victims, some sharing
their traumatic stories in a video.
- When you have the priesttouching you every day,
you know, that's a hardmemory to, to have.
- He would always have his hands on me.
- They targeted mebecause I was fatherless.
- The time of telling these victims
to keep their truth tothemselves has ended.
- [Charlene] The report accusesdozens of church leaders
of covering up the abuse for decades
beginning in the mid 1950's.
- Priests were rapinglittle boys and girls
and the men of God whowere responsible for them
not only did nothing, theyhid it all for decades.
- [Charlene] In response to the report
Bishop David Zubik ofthe Pittsburgh diocese
is apologizing to victims.
That diocese is one of thesix named in the report.
- I promise to meet withany victim to apologize
to them in person and inthe name of the church.
- [Charlene] Outside of Pennsylvania,
Washington D.C. Cardinal,Theodore McCarrick,
recently resigned afteraccusations of sexual abuse.
He's the highest rankingchurch official to fall
but maintains his innocence.
Meanwhile criminal charges will be brought
against a few priests in Pennsylvania
but officials say many of the cases
are beyond the statue of limitations.
The grand jury recommendschanges in some state laws
to bring justice for the victims.
- The grand jury recommendsthat the penalties
for a continuing failure toreport child abuse be clarified.
We can't pass laws telling the church
how to administer internal operations
but we can demand thatit inform authorities
about rapists and molesters,wrote the grand jury.
- [Charlene] Charlene Aaron, CBN News.
- Another setback for Americanpastor, Andrew Brunson,
detained in Turkey.
A Turkish court rejectedan appeal for his release.
The pastor is at the centerof an escalating spat
between the United States and Turkey.
In retaliation for U.S.tariffs and sanctions
Turkey is hiking tariffs on American cars
to 120% and increasingduties on alcohol to 140%.
Turkey's president iscalling on his people
to boycott other U.S. products
as he faces a financialcrisis and drifts farther away
from his NATO allies and closer to Russia.
Israel opened the maincrossing point for goods
into Gaza Wednesday.
The crossing had been closed for a month
because of Hamas attacks on Israel.
It's relatively quietat the Gaza border now
after last week's barrageof rocket fire into Israel.
Egypt and the U.N. havepushed hard for a longterm
cease-fire between Israel and Hamas
but Israeli Deputy to the Prime Minister,
Michael Oren, told CBNNews he is skeptical.
- I can tell with 100% certainty
that if a cease-fire isachieved Hamas will violate it
'cause that's the nature of Hamas.
Hamas is a Jihadist terrorist organization
that's sworn to kill usand so it's in it's DNA
to break that cease-fire.
- Relief and cleanupcrews are hard at work
after a series of powerful earthquakes
killed hundreds of Indonesians
in the Island of Lombok last week.
Within hours CBN's OperationBlessing Indonesia Team
was in the earthquake zonebringing help to the people.
Our Gary Lane brings us the story.
- The initial quake measured6.9 on the Richter scale
and within several daysthe people of Lombok
were struck with twomore devastating tremors.
In addition to the dead and injured
tens of thousands ofpeople were left homeless.
The island of Lombok is near Bali,
a popular vacation spot.
It's in the eastern region of the country
along the rim of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
CBN's Regional Directorfor Southeast Asia,
Mark McClendon, is leading
the Operation Blessing relief effort.
He says people are frightenedthe earth may shake again.
- The collective trauma ofthree earthquakes in a row
has caused tens of thousands of people
to choose to sleep outdoors.
Nobody wants to sleep inside.
Even the largest hospital on the island
now is on the brink of collapseand all of the patients
are in the parking lot under tents
and it's into this situationthat Operation Blessing
doctors and nurses have come to bring
medical help and relief.
- [Gary] This man, named Bohri, came to
an Operation Blessing basecamp looking for help.
An OB medical team responded immediately
and were shocked tofind hundreds of people
in the Village of(mumbles) in desperate need
of medical attention.
A third earthquakedestroyed almost every house
in the village leaving many people
traumatized and wounded.
The entire village isnow sleeping outside.
But the Operation Blessing Team
didn't just bring doctorsto bandage the wounds
and medicines to takeaway pain and sickness
we also brought hope and trauma relief.
(speaking in foreign language)
- I felt so sorry because no medical help
had come for my village.
So I finally went to find help.
I am so happy and deeply thankful
for the team that cameto our village today.
- [Gary] McClendon saysmore help is on the way.
- More medical teams,blankets, food, water,
tarps, everything that we can do and share
to help ease the suffering of these people
on the island of Lombok.
- [Gary] Gary Lane, CBN News.
- So hard to believe, threeconsecutive earthquakes
but Pat good to seeOperation Blessing at work
in the heart
of it all--- Well you know
when that tsunami hit (mumbles)
we were the first ones there.
We had a boat that camein with relief supplies
and it was all Muslim area but we were
a Christian organization totake care of those people
and we were there on the scene.
Right now the devastation is terrible.
387,000 live in tents,death toll is now 439,
67,000 houses have collapsed,
553 school buildings have collapsed,
it was a terrible, terrible tragedy
and Operation Blessing right now
has shipped in abouthalf a ton of medicines
and emergency supplies thatarrived in the capital city
and is being, arrived the following day.
OB is sending more medicalteams, blankets, food,
water and plastic tarpsto ease the suffering
and to help everyway they can.
If you wanna help Operation Blessing
it's the InternationalRelief Disaster Fund,
it's 800-700-7000 or see CBN.com.
Operation Blessings DisasterRelief Fund CBN Center,
it's easy to remember but in your name
we're there helping thosewho suffer and, you know,
this earth we live onseems to be in a state
of shock right now--- It's convulsing.
- It's convulsing against us and of course
that's in the Ring of Fire, you know,
Indonesia is in the middleof a real seismic (mumbles).
You can see that Ring of Fire how it goes
from Indonesia to NewZealand, all the way around
and when that things starts to move
it like those Pacific plates are moving up
against the land plates all over
and these earthquakes, theydon't have to shift very far,
to bring about great devastation.