Cardinal Angelo Sodano’s dismissal of the allegations as “petty gossip” during the Easter Mass at St. Peter’s Square, while Benedict listened wearily, most strikingly showed the Vatican trying to put PR spin on a crisis that calls for humble pastoral candor from the pope.
- Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
- Papa Francisco
- Pope Francis - Criticizes ‘Narcissistic’ leaders of Catholic church – 10/1/13
- Pope Francis - A Big Heart Open to God – exclusive interview – 9/19/13
- Gay Catholic Priest (3a) - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Appealing his case – to Pope Francis - 8/15/13
- “The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, that my friends, that is true perversion!” Harvey Milk
- Pope Francis - criticized the church obsessed putting dogma before LOVE - over serving the poor and marginalized – 9/19/13
- (1) Pope Francis - … GOSSIP – “...how many times our COMMUNITIES, even our FAMILIES have become a hell in which we CRIMINALLY KILL our brother with words”. – 9/2/13
- (3) Cardinal Bertone - "Boffo method" CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS – defamation of character, falsifying legal document – Calling Boffo a "known homosexual" was a fake – 6/1/12
- Pope Francis: Jesus has for every Christian - a promise, request and mission - all linked to prayer – 9/5/13
- Benedict XVI & Bertone - 'obstructed' sex abuse inquiry – 4/24/05
- President Obama - “Let Freedom Ring" - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – 8/28/13
- “I Have a Dream” - Martin Luther King, Jr. Address at the March on Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963
- Pope Francis epitomizes a true ‘Servant Leader,’ led by his desire to bring hope, equality and opportunity to those who have little, and to role model the mercy, love, compassion and courage of the Man whose church he leads… Margie Warrell – 8/28/13
- Pope Francis called for action - forming Vatican Conference of experts - to combat Human Trafficking & modern forms of Slavery – 8/23/13
- More on: Pope Francis Human Trafficking Conference
- A Revolution Underway with Pope Francis - Accountability, Whistle-blowers, Political Center, Break Monopoly, Collecting his own Information and Making his own Decisions… - 8/5/13
- Pope Francis & Gay Priests - Vatican resignation Bishop Bakot - staunch opposition to gays - 8/7/13
- Pope Francis - “wielded his formidable bully pulpit” - Never before had a pope spoken out in defense of gay priests in the Catholic ministry - 7/29/13
- Benedict XVI - “Impending Rules on Gay Priests Create Catholic Divide” - Fr Marty Kurylowicz - October 8, 2005
- Gay Catholic Priest - Appealing his case – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – to Pope Francis – July 28, 2013
- Pope Francis – Reveals Vatican’s Corruption – 6/13/13
- Gay Catholic Priest – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Charged by the Vatican for “Coming Out” March 1997 - For the Protection of Children – 15 years later & President Obama’s letter of appreciation - July 2012 - Letter 5/1/13
- Pope Francis & the Mafia - 5/26/13
- J.K. ROWLING – Harvard University – “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination” – 6/5/08
- STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE and CHILDREN --- “Don’t Make WAVES” --- Benedict XVI and Curia’s Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups and Gay Obsession - 5/15/13
- Pope Francis made WAVES - New Pluralism - 5/29/13
- Pope Francis - 1st Global Pope - Inclusiveness - Atheists "precious allies" - Sharp Contrast from Past - 5/29/13
- Pope Francis calls for global economic reform - 5/28/13
- Biden & Obama Protecting HUMAN RIGHTS - TYRANNY in Religion - Pope Francis Seeks Reform – 5/14/13
- Pope Francis - Blasts "Cult of Money" That TYRANNIZES Poor - 5/16/13
- Ricky Martin apoya derechos LGBT en Puerto Rico - 14 may 2013
- SEXUAL ORIENTATION and LOVE
- Childhood and Early Homosexual Identity
- 3 Psychological Facts About Growing Up Gay
- Fr. Marty Kurylowicz "Coming out" story --- Alive!
- Coming Out 1997 - Protecting Children
- DO I REJECT MY GAY BROTHER? - Bishop Gumbleton PBS 1999 - 5/28/13
- Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - LGBT Rights Begins with Children - 5/10/13
- Gay 1990s - Pope John Paul II and Homosexuals - 4/26/13
- Gay Marriage Hurts No One!!! - UK PM David Cameron - Importance of Families |The Lack of Love & Support of Children is ‘DAMAGE to Family’ - i.e. BENEDICT XVI --- 30 years of GLOBAL Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups | Profile - SOCIOPATHS - 1/2/13
- GROUPTHINK & Benedict XVI/Curia - 30 yrs
- Dangerous Homosexual Repression - Hoover and Benedict XVI - 12/5/12
- Auschwitz -- Christmas 2008
- Benedict XVI’s Gay Obsession
- Sexual Repression and Pornography - Vatican's Ongoing Gay Sex Scandals - 3/17/13
- GAY MARRIAGE - 8 Part series
- Obama - ‘Changed Everything‘ Supporting Gay Marriage - 5/9/13 | Thank you, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President !!!
- Benedict XVI, Cardinals & Bishops Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups - 30 years
- THALAMUS CENTER – Previous Posted - News Media Links & Research Topics – January 2012 – October 5, 2013.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Catholics disappointed with Vatican's handling of sexual-abuse scandals – by Charley Honey | The Grand Rapids Press
Catholics want a pastor for a pope, not a politician.
That’s the sense I am getting from watching the latest wave of the sexual-abuse scandal flood the church and lap right up to the feet of Pope Benedict XVI.
Amid the stunning revelations of new abuse accusations and alleged cover-ups by Benedict and other prelates, the pope seems hidden from view behind Vatican bureaucrats circling the wagons.
Vatican looks defensive
The more Vatican officials try to paint this as an anti-Catholic smear campaign orchestrated by a hostile media, the more it looks like they are trying to divert attention from the core issues. The media may not be getting everything right in its coverage, as seasoned Vatican reporter John Allen has pointed out. But blaming reporters is a well-worn page from the political playbook unworthy of the world’s largest church. Read more - by Charley Honey | The Grand Rapids Press
“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
Parishioners supportive of gay priest, March 29, 1997, The Grand Rapids Press - Charles Honey – read more
Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide – by Charles Honey – The Grand Rapids Press – October 8, 2005 * Benedict XVI -> SILENCING TRUTH – read more
Happy Easter! *** Sad Easter! - Benedict XVI - Cover-ups – Defense Orchestration – Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – read more
Martha Mitchell Effect -> “Martha's hysteria then was overt, but despite a certain amount of public skepticism, it turned out that her cries about official skulduggery had a solid basis in fact.” May 21, 1973 – TIME – read more
Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
(Sequential Order of Reactions) – read more
The Vatican's travails - When walls are too high - The Economis – read more
Why Fallen Catholics Like Me Must Insist On Reforming The Catholic Church – by Cindy Rodriguez – The Huffington Post – read more
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
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!