Sunday, April 11, 2010

The pedophile scandal turns Nixonian - By Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People are asking, 'What did the pope know, and when did he know it'

When I was growing up, just about every parish had its pedophile priest and everybody knew who it was," said my friend Carrie, who attended Roman Catholic schools just outside of Pittsburgh in the 1960s. Photo

She proceeded to name the suspect in her parish, who happened to like young girls. She may have forgotten a lot of details about her childhood, but his name leapt immediately to mind.

All the kids knew what he was, she said, but if any adults -- parents, nuns, other priests -- allowed the obvious to sink into their consciousness, they never did anything effective to protect the children from him.

She thinks they preferred not to know, but it's possible they tried to act quietly and were shut down. The end result put the church's image ahead of the children's welfare. In any case, she said, it was a conspiracy of silence, and the kids got the message: Keep quiet, don't bring shame on your family, don't rock the boat. Read more - By Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Photos Library of Congress - Herbert Block 

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

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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

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation – read more

Galileo & Benedict XVI & Homosexuality & Natural Law – 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

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

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