Follow usTwitterFacebook


30 Sep 2014 Articles Comments (1)

Baptism Saves You

Even though I was brought up in a devoutly Evangelical home, I wasn’t baptized until I was 21 years old. We attended an independent Bible church with an ess…

Read more

17 Sep 2014 USA Comments (1)

Bishops: We Have Long Warned That Obamacare Covered Abortion

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the Affordable Ca…

Read more

11 Dec 2014 Q&A Comments (5)

When is it appropriate to applaud at Mass?

Full Question When is it appropriate to applaud at Mass? To do so appears to reduce the Mass to the level of entertainment, but so many people do it nowada…

Read more

11 Sep 2014 USA Comments (1)

Sen. Cruz's tense Middle East remarks prompt calls for Christian unity

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2014 / 03:03 am .- Amid controversial remarks by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Christian leaders at a historic ecumenical conference voiced t…

Read more

09 Jul 2016 Articles No comments

Why It’s Wrong to Force to Offer Gay Dating Services

In a stunning display of judicial overreach, a California judge has ruled that the website is guilty of discrimination because it offers dat…

Read more

26 Oct 2015 Middle East News USA Vatican No comments

Read: Everybody has a role to restore joy and peace to War Victims explains Pope Francis

Pope Francis addressed the Synod of the Chaldean Church today, and made it clear to them that how journeying together as christian and sheep under one shepherd …

Read more

18 Jul 2015 Articles No comments

The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation on November 26. Entitled Evangelii Gaudium -- The Joy of the Gospel-- it's perfectly timed for Thanksgivin…

Read more

18 Dec 2015 News Vatican No comments

The Holy Father gets Celebratory Birthday Cake from the Italian Youths

Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis celebrated his 79th birthday on Thursday, 17 December, 2015. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17.…

Read more

01 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans in Chicago, Texas, LA

Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before his historic trip to the United States. The event …

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Workers who tied Catholic colleague to a cross are cleared of religiously aggravated assault

Two of the four men were convicted of separate charges of assault and harassment

Workmates accused of abusing a Catholic colleague by tying him to a cross in a “mock crucifixion” have been found not guilty of religiously aggravated assault.

York Crown Court heard that Andrew Addison, aged 31, Joseph Richard Rose, 21, Christopher Jackson, 22, and Alex Puchir, 37, had carried out a “sustained course” of bullying against a teenage boy over nine months, but the men were cleared of the charge of religiously aggravated assault after a day’s deliberation by the jury.

Addison was cleared of a separate charge of putting the teenager in fear of violence by harassment. However, he was found guilty of assault.

Rose was found guilty of putting the boy in fear of violence by harassment.

Judge Paul Batty QC told them: “You have been convicted of a very unpleasant offence.

“I have not decided what to do with you yet. Each of you should have known better.”


1 comment

  1. Cj Reply

    The four Ws and H are handy tools for reporting the news.

    From the article it is unclear where this took place, what the ages of the people involved were, and what the religion of the perpetrators was (it would be relevant in this case).

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories