Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Changing the Vatican’s Response to Abuse - By THE EDITORS – The New York Times

As the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church continues to unfold, Pope Benedict XVI said he would issue a letter to Irish Catholics on Friday to help “repentance, healing and renewal.” 

The pope himself has been embroiled in the case of Peter Hullermann, a German priest who was convicted of molesting children but had been allowed to work in Munich for more than 30 years until his suspension on Monday. The pope, the former Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger, had served as head of the archdiocese where the priest worked and was later the cardinal in charge of reviewing sexual abuse cases for the Vatican.

What lessons should have been learned from the church’s handling of the American sexual abuse cases? What questions should be asked of the Vatican and what should it do?

John L. Allen Jr., The National Catholic Reporter
Nicholas P. Cafardi, law professor, Duquesne University
Jim FitzGerald and Nicole Sotelo, Call to Action
David Clohessy, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
David Gibson, author, “The Rule of Benedict”

Read more - by The Editors - The New York Times

Protect children and the entire world will be safe

Related links: 
Merkel Calls Church Abuse 'Abhorrent' - SPIEGEL ONLINE International - Read more

Angela Merkel - German chancellor Becomes First World Leader To Speak Out On Child Sexual Abuse - Read more

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

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

Vatican Scapegoats Gays and Leaves Criminals Unaccountable -Human Rights Campaign- September 15, 2005 – Read more

Church sex abuse scandal scars Europe - BY CAROL MARIN Chicago Sun-Times – Read more ---- Photo

Vatican watcher warns of 'nightmare scenario' if sex scandal widens – By Peter O'Neil, Europe Correspondent, Canwest News Service - Montreal Gazette  - Read more

Church sex scandal rocks faithful in Brazil – Javno – Read more 

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

New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem – by DAVID GIBSON – Politics Daily - November 18, 2009 - Read more

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

RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE?  Read more

Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! (Sequential Order of Reactions) Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – Read more

Thalamus Center - Facts From Science & Religion About Human Sexuality – Read more

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
"Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child's spirit." Erik Erikson

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