For more than two decades, the Catholic Church has grappled with a series of clergy sexual abuse scandals and lawsuits. The cases have cost an estimated $2 billion in settlements and have shaken the faith of many of the church's members. Still more have expressed outrage with the church leadership, which has responded by making significant changes in its disciplinary procedures, and often by calling the attention to the cases an attack on the church.
As the sexual abuse crisis continues to unfold, it is clear the issue is more than a passing storm. The church is undergoing nothing less than an epochal shift: It pits those who hold fast to a more traditional idea of protecting bishops and priests above all against those who call for more openness and accountability. The battle lines are drawn between the church and society at large, which clearly clamors for accountability, and also inside the church itself. Read more – The New York Times
Questioning the Pope - By CLARK HOYT – The New York Times -
A look at Catholics’ criticism of The Times. Read more
Hurricane Katrina - Nancy Pelosi - Washington, DC – 2005 & Accountability Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse – read more
No “Checks and Balances or Accountability" Vatican -> WATERGATE and KATRINA (AGAIN)? Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – Read more
Go forth and blog, says Pope – TechEYE.net – Read more
"Oblivious, in denial, dangerous" USA Katrina 2005 - Nancy Pelosi – read more
J.K. Rowling - The Power of Human Empathy, Leading to Collective Action, Saves Lives, and Frees Prisoners – read more
Looking for Leadership in a Storm – Katrina - September 3, 2005 - by Linda Wertheimer – National Public Radio (NPR) – read more
Ratzinger & Vatican “They did as much as they had at each point in time given the public outcry, and no more.” Katrin Bennhold – The New York Times – read more
“However, Don’t Ever Underestimate The Power Of $80 Million Dollars Here And There.” Daniel Schorr – read more
“…the church must … end its campaign to block the weak and the vulnerable from receiving help to deal with the consequences of criminal sexual abuse.” By Lawrence Lessig – The New York Times – read more
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
You can fool some of the people all of the time,
all of the people some of the time,
you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)
Gay Catholic Priest "Coming out" 1997 - Covert Retaliation - Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Damaged Financial Situation - Car & Home & Careers - ENDA? Hate Crime? USA Prosecution? Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – read more
Priest says he was pressurised into taking blame for pope – by PADDY AGNEW, DEREK SCALLY and PATSY McGARRY – The Irish Times – Read more
Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal - The Local – Germany’s News In English – read more
Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict - By NICOLE WINFIELD – AP – abc NEWS/International – February 9, 2010 – read more
Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes “Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.” -Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she will still find her way back. – Read more
Pope hits out at 'unjust and offensive' accusations over Boffo resignation – Richard Owen in Rome – Times Online – February 9, 2010 – read more
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.
Abuse coverup reports hardly unfair to pope – by BILL GOUVEIA - Attleboro Sun Chronicle – read more
It's not the sex. It's the cover-up – by Matt Gurney, NP Editor, April 15, 2010 – National Post – read more
It's Not About Homosexuality: Blaming the Wrong People for the Sexual Abuse Crisis – by Rev. James Martin, S.J. – The Huffington Post – read more
Victims slam 'blame-shifting' Vatican – AFP - The Sydney Morning Herald – smh.com.au – read more
Gay priests are not paedophiles – by Austen Ivereigh – guardian.co.uk – read more
Professor's view: Witch hunt for gay priests off base when target should be child abusers - By: Iver Bogen, University of Minnesota Duluth - Duluth News Tribune – read more
New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem – by DAVID GIBSON – Politics Daily - November 18, 2009 - Read more
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide – by Charles Honey – The Grand Rapids Press – October 8, 2005 * Benedict XVI -> SILENCING TRUTH – read more
No - USA CIVIL LAWS - To Protect CHILDREN From Harmful Influence of - Vatican's UNSUBSTANTIATED Antigay Teachings - - Galileo - - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – 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
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
…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
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!!!