Friday, April 9, 2010

Bias against child abuse and systematic cover-ups - John Shelby Spong – Former Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Newark – The Washington Post

Q: A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict's handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to the persecution of the Jews. Church leaders disavowed the comments, but went on to complain about a "vile," anti-Vatican media campaign aimed at weakening the papacy and its authority. Is the news media being fair to the pope? Is the media biased against the Catholic Church or its hierarchy? How would you advise the pope?
…It is not anti-Catholic bias but universal revulsion against this behavior across the world that finds expression in media coverage. There is also no rejoicing among other Christian groups, since this behavior in the Roman Catholic Church diminishes all Christians and hurts the cause for which all Christians work. Read complete article - John Shelby Spong - FORMER BISHOP, EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NEWARK – The Washington Post

“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

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Related links:

Pope Benedict hit by new Church child abuse allegations – BBC News  read more

The Vatican's Watergate: Follow The Money – by Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish – The Atlantic – read more

'Churchgate': The Scandal That Won't Go Away – by Dan Schorr – NPR – read more

“…for the Catholic Church to complain that they are being victimized is just laughable.” Pope Benedict's Gang -- Too Big to Fail? – by Rick Ayers – The Huffington Post – read more 

Rescue Catholicism from Vatican – by JAMES CARROLL - The Boston Globe – read more 
"It's really going from bad to worse…” Catholic Church Remains Defensive in Abuse Cases – CBSNEWS – read more

Has Pope Benedict led effectively amid the sex scandal? - By On Leadership – The Washington Post – 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 

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation – read more 

Galileo & Benedict XVI & Homosexuality & Natural Law – read more

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