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March 16th, 2010
09:44 PM ET

Tiger Woods Returning to Golf: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, Tiger Woods returning to golf, the Democrats continuing their fight for health care reform, and a sexual abuse scandal that has possible ties to Pope Benedict XVI.

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soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. Claus

    @Star, well if our Navy Seals or their counterparts would happen to be in the picture, with any luck at all, his body guards may not be able to perform their requested duty.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  2. charlie

    The term "alter boy" has has been a double entendre for decades. It show an apalling lack of empathy for the boys thus abused, but it has not been any secret, just mystification about why priests and bishops seem to be above the law.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  3. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @JoAnn, I dont think the priests need to admit they are addicted to sex, its just they need to admit what they did. They are told that they are not supposed to do what their bodies and nature says and so instead of keeping their hands to themselves (not meant to sound the way it does) they are abusing these kids and thats the part that is not right.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  4. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @A. Smith, the report said the evidence shows the pope didn't know, so why do you assume he did?

    March 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Chances are this priest is not an isolated case. There are probably more out there who were protected by Benedict.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  6. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @David, Indiana

    Osama has openly stated that he will Not be taken Alive! He has apparently ordered his body guards to kill him before he can be captured.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  7. Sophia Garcia

    The catholic church will never allow the pope to take the blame for any wrongdoing because their dogma dictates that the pope is God's representative here on earth, the pope is holy and infallible, and his word supercedes Scripture. Bleh! Disgusting!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  8. Kim- Ohio

    This story just sickens me...the sexual abuse and cover ups in the Catholic church. I can't understand why they do all these cover ups. Don't they find these actions wrong. I know they don't want the church to look bad, but they look so much worse when they cover up these abuse cases and it later comes out.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Claus

    @Gloria, but I think those things are additions as well and not conveniences. For some people, these things lead to addiction; fortunately not for most.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  10. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    It is necessary that the Vatican open its archives and records to research the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the State

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  11. charlie

    Andersson: It was crystal clear in Ireland decades before it came up in the US.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  12. Rich W Corvallis OR

    Used to be a alter boy at the Catholic church in my town. No doubt celibacy causes problems. 1 Timothy 4:3 lists "forbiding to marry" as a teaching of demons. "Wisdom is proved righteous by its works" as Jesus said.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  13. Susan, NJ

    This has been happening for 1600 years since they made priests celibate in 400AD

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  14. LaSonya, Nashville

    I think sex offenders and perverts are created by absenist. Sex is a natural behavior in humans. People who are incarcerated are becoming more and more violent in and out of prison. Someone should do a study on how many sexual predators was incarcerated before their first encounter. We already know sexual abuse is very high among priest.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  15. A. Smith, Oregon

    Pope Ratz appears to have instructed Cardinals to move clergy accused of being pedophiles to other non-suspecting parishes where they repeated their preditation on new children.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    I'm sorry how long can the military now hold detainees?

    I disagree with the Attorney General, it is possible that Osama Bin Laden could be caught.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  17. Susan, NJ

    We can either help who we are attracted to or we can't – which is it?

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  18. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Wasn't the issue of child abuse an issue that was brought up when this priest was made Pope?

    I remain sickened that the Church handled ALL of these cases so badly and that the children suffered.

    This kind of behavior is absolutely against ANY religions' belief system. Very ironic.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  19. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    This is shameful... The scandal threatens the pope because in 1980, when Archbishop of Munich, he accepted that his archdiocese received a pedophile priest in northern Germany.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  20. A. Smith, Oregon

    Pope Ratz appears to be present in the cover up and movement of serial pedophiles within the Vatican and outlining parishes.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    Wasn't the churche's whole philosophy until things blew up, to cover up everything? Move priests around, not record anything in writing, etc. Why would we think that the pope when a bishop would do otherwise?

    March 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  22. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, "Is there any 'emotion' in Sex Addiction" and what kind, if so?"

    IMO, sex and love are two entirely different things. Love is emotional and sex is purely physical.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  23. Emily

    I Love John Allen! 😛

    So Good to see him on AC360.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  24. A. Smith, Oregon

    Pope Ratz's brother Georg Ratzinger is smack in the middle of multiple child rape cases during the time he headed the German parishes choir.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  25. Bea

    Yes I think Tiger should come back,,golf is not the same...Don't think people should critisize so much,, how many skeletons do they have in their closets that we don't know about. I certainly don't condon what he did. I think he was sincere in his apology.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  26. charlie

    The Catholic church has been in utter disgrace for decades already and remains so. Why are there not massive criminal prosecutions for those who sheilded the paedophiles over many decades.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  27. Emily

    Great report by Nic here!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  28. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    I agree that the Pope should have an opinion about the sex scandals.
    He omitted is the worst he can do for the good of the Church.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    There were a few priests here that were charged with sex abuse. Its amazing how many there really are that do not make the news

    March 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  30. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    @ Claus

    "That's my point!"

    March 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  31. Michael

    Deemed and passed... Love it...

    March 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  32. Emily

    Catholics deserver to hear from Pope Benedict XVI about this!!!

    geez, for all of this to be coming to light during Lent too, ....

    March 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow! Babies so cute dancing great!!!!!

    Anderson,
    Will you taking dance???? I hope? LOL

    On beat 360 caption are so funny tonight, I do love these funny caption! Congrats Gary and Mary!!! LOL!!! Nice beat 360 🙂

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  34. JD

    If sex is an addiction, then ignorance is a widespread disease in this country. Impulse control is something you learn in kindergarten. Give me a break.

    JD

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  35. michael armstrong sr.

    Theres alot of people that agree with me but some people try to hide the truth and keep peoples statements silent because there a bunch of single minded people with there own views .

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  36. Vance

    Maybe there needs to be a better screening process on becoming a priest. It sickens me what "men of god" do to children.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  37. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Isabel, yes, i thought of that. I am sad about your friend, I'm sure her boyfriend was badly hurt too.

    You are of course, right, sex is fun, but there is also much more to life than that.

    @David- Mike, formerly from Syracuse said that thses kinds of actions are not done with such Large issues. I still am not clear..my guess, it looks bad.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  38. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    All we need now is for these abusive priests to claim that they have a sex addiction.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  39. Emily

    @Megan,

    I have to wonder "what" emotions these 'sex addicts' are feeling?
    (not that I want to spend too much time thinking about it! 🙂 )

    March 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  40. Mei

    I so happy to hear about the changing of the 96 hr rule!!! I hope it'll help soldiers gather more evidence. But I really hope there is oversight and the extended time frame is used wisely.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  41. Kenya

    @Emily

    Is there any "emotion" in Sex Addiction" and what kind, if so?
    _____

    Good question I'm also curious... if there is no emotion involved then I wouldn't say Woods is an addict because he told some of those girls that he loved them. He's more of a womanizer IMO.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  42. Kathryn- Plym Mtg, PA

    Why asumeTiger is a sicko. Maybe Benoits book can help enlighten and educate us. Tiger needs to be left alone. We need to accept and educate ourselves. Who gave any of us the right to judge another. Leave Tiger alone. Lets focus on tolerence and accept anothers attempt to go
    on with their life, and set about just worrying about what we are doing with ours.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  43. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ Anderson

    I love it when you announce the winner of the Beat during the show!
    The night is lighter!! Thanks !!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    Yes, there is so emotion during sex time, There is very difficult to say what they are having emotion as sex addiction... I agree with you.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  45. Emily

    Funny Gary & Mary! 🙂

    March 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  46. Claus

    @Gloria, it may be something more than convenient. if it's convenient, then certainly is food, drug, and alcohol addiction.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  47. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    This video is amazing!

    Child is dancing awkwardly it's gracious!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  48. LisaL -Canada

    oh candy ... i thought you might be the one person who would leave anderson alone about the dancing .... !

    March 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  49. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Babies are cuter to watch dance than adults are

    March 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  50. Emily

    There you AC!!! You were "Born to Dance"!!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
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