Saturday, April 17, 2010

It's not the sex. It's the cover-up – by Matt Gurney, NP Editor, April 15, 2010 – National Post

I am not Catholic myself, but over these last few weeks I’ve been much impressed by several Catholics I know. They have shown an ability to turn the other cheek to militant secularists — while still expressing their profound shame for the crimes committed by Catholic clergy — that is truly representative of the best of Christianity…

I’m referring, of course, to comments by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone: “I was told recently, that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true. I have the documents of the psychologists. That is the problem.”

The Vatican has begun to back away from that statement, but the damage is done.

… Most people are reasonable, and understand that the acts of individual priests, however ghastly, do not discredit the Church as a whole. But what does hurt the Church is the actions taken by other officials to pay off victims in exchange for silence, to move predator priests from location to location and to refrain from reporting crimes to the police. It’s not the sex, however despicable the crimes were. It’s the cover-up that will destroy the Church’s credibility… Read complete article - by Matt Gurney, NP Editor – National Post

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Five myths about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal – by David Gibson – The Washington Post read more

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The Third Strike – by Andrew Sullivan – April 10, 2010 – The Daily Dish – The Atlantic – read more

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Flagrant Disregard For All Of Humanity, Especially For Children – Being Publicly Demonstrated by Benedict XVI and hierarchy - Failure to Accept Responsibility for Decades of Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! - by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz Read more 

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Fr Marcus Stock, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales – In deep appreciation, for being a voice of sanity and clarity – extremely beneficial to children, MSK – read more


“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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Important note: No disrespect meant 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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