Wednesday, February 10, 2010

“Accountability?” -> Irish Catholics Call For Cardinal Law’s Resignation, Following Clergy Abuse Report - By DEBORAH BECKER – NPR Boston

BOSTON — Ireland’s clergy sex abuse scandal erupted last year after two government-ordered reports documented decades of clergy child abuse and a church cover up of the abuse. Four Irish bishops said they’ll resign for not reporting the abuse. Some in Ireland say another Catholic leader should resign — former Boston Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law.

“To keep Cardinal Bernard Law in the position he holds would suggest the papacy does not understand the principles of accountability,” said Sean O’Conaill, acting coordinator of Voice of the Faithful in Ireland. photo -St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome

O’Conaill said Pope Benedict XVI is expected to release a pastoral letter to Ireland’s four million Catholics after next week’s meeting with the bishops. But O’Connail said the letter is meaningless if Cardinal Law remains in his Vatican position helping to select new bishops.

“Many people find it difficult to understand why if a person was found to be as wanting in his duties, care for children, as Cardinal Bernard Law was — and that was comparable to what happened in Dublin — we find it difficult to understand why such a man would have been promoted,” O’Connail said. “It seems to us to be symbolically strange that he would have that role at all. What Bernard Law did was endanger the lives and souls of children.” Read or Listen to complete articleBy DEBORAH BECKER – NPR Boston -

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Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

This about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church - By Jason Walsh - The Christian Science Monitor – - December 2, 2009

Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests' – London Evening Standard – 2006

Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin, November 2009 -Report by Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child abuse against clerics of the CatholicArchdiocese of Dublin. Read complete report->Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

Catholic Church in Ireland given immunity for child sexual abuse cover-up, report says, 26, November 2009 –

Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up – BBC News, 26 November 2009

A history of secrecy, coverups in Boston Archdiocese – 2002 - Boston Globe

Report: Homosexuality No Factor in Abusive Priests - By RACHEL ZOLL - ABC News – 2009

Vatican Scapegoats Gays and Leaves Criminals Unaccountable -Human Rights Campaign- September 15, 2002

Shifting the blame: the Vatican's campaign to purge gay men from Catholic seminaries is an attempt to shift the blame for the sexual abuse scandal away from the bishops - 2006

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, Dr. Gregory Herek, University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York

What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality. "Interpreting the Bible" Daniel Helminiak, STL, PhD.


RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” orderedby Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests, WATERGATE? - December 17, 2009 - Revised January 15, 2010

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Important note: I mean no disrespect to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids are being hurt!!!

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