Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The trouble with blue sky thinking - By Rajini Vaidyanathan - BBC News Magazine

The controversial Foreign Office memo about the Pope was the result of a brainstorm among junior staff. But how do you harvest the best creative ideas while keeping a check on the too outlandish? Photo 

An abundance of marker pens, sticky notes and whiteboards in the office usually means one thing - it's time to brainstorm, to "think outside the box", let one's creative juices flow, join an "ideas shower".

In the neophiliac world of management jargon the concept of brainstorming has near elder statesman status.

A brainstorm is a session in which a small group of people is brought together to solve a problem by voicing spontaneous ideas. It doesn't matter how unusual or eccentric those ideas are - convention holds that dismissing a suggestion can stymie a group's creative dynamic. Photo 

It's a rule that might explain the results of a leaked Foreign Office memo concerning the Pope's visit to the UK. Read more - By Rajini Vaidyanathan - BBC News Magazine
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Questioning the Pope – by CLARK HOYT - THE PUBLIC EDITOR – The New York Times - read more

Church carelessness costs Catholics - By Kati Smith – Coyote Chronicle – 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

“…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

Catholic sex abuse scandal raising doubts for young German Catholics - By Robert Marquand – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor – read more

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

Dutch Church Promises Full Abuse Investigation - by Eric Westervelt – National Public Radio (NPR) – 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

The Bush White House: 
How Covering the Beat has Changed
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
First Aired: 10/27/2003 - 58 minutes

New World of Communication - Lost Credibility

11:50 … [Helen], How does one really report in an administration that is in effect is dedicated to giving relatively little out and to spinning what it does give out? Orville Schell

Will I think that it is very difficult, especially when everything they have said practically, now, in terms of a preemptive war evading Iraq without provocation.  Everything has come home to roost so quickly, because this is a new world of communication. Everyone is wired. Everyone is on camera. And it is very little room, running room for really being that deceptive. Helen Thomas

Accountability - Getting the Truth, 
Root Causes of 911? 
15:27… It is very clear that this administration did not want to the root causes of terrorism. What is terrorism? Why? We were the most beloved.  We had a halo. We were on a pedestal. And then all of a sudden we are hated. And no one wants to find out why? The president has tried to kill major investigations of getting to the root causes of this – Bin Laden, the whole phenomena. There is something ongoing now but it is very slow mail.  To get to the truth, I mean how can you solve a problem unless you know the cause. Helen Thomas  ---- The Bush White House: How Covering the Beat has Changed video - www.uctv.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=8194

Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo – BBC News – read more

Functional Anatomy of HUMOR: Positive Affect and Chronic Mental Illness – Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences – read more

“Benedict-branded" Condoms - UK Junior Civil Servant’s memo “But the Emperor has nothing at all on!” Said A Little Child – read more

2010 - Benedict XVI Attempts to Continue Cover-ups? “But the Emperor has nothing at all on!” Said A Little Child – read more

Benedict XVI Decades Of Child Sexual Abuse Cover-Ups – One Joke - In Less Than 24 Hours - An Immediate Reaction By Vatican??? – 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

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)

“However, Don’t Ever Underestimate The Power Of $80 Million Dollars Here And There.” Daniel Schorr – read more

Protect children and the entire world will be safe.

Watergate Cover-Up For Covert Operations, Washington Post – 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

Vatican -> WATERGATE (AGAIN)? - No “Checks and Balances” Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – read more

“Pope Blasts U.K. Anti-Discrimination Laws” February 2, 2010 – CBS News - read more

Read more Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices

Panic Triggered In Benedict XVI FEARS PROSECUTION For Vatican’s Treatment Against Gays – by post “Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices 1/29/10” Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – read more 

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
- By Philip Zimbardo - Stanford University – read more

“…a conformity, in which it's obligatory to think like everyone else, to act like everyone," Benedict XVI said. - New York Magazine – read more

Blaming the Victim - Ellen Langer - Harvard University - Psychology Today – read more

Belief In A Just World - - - Separation of Church and State - - - Wrongly Condemning Homosexuals – read more

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

“Do not keep silent: By keeping silent in the face of so many serious grievances, you taint yourselves with guilt.” By Fr. Hans Küng – The Irish Times – read more

Catholics Want To Hear Church's Confession – by Steve Inskeep NPR & E.J. Dionne, of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution – read more

Shifting Blame - Vatican Attempts - to Hide Behind Gay Priests - Sexual Orientation - Again! -> Kids Are Being Hurt!!!


Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality – April 8, 2009 – Times Online – read more

France Condemns Vatican for Blaming Abuse on Gay Priests – Voice of America – read more

Myth: Gay priests are to blame – by David Gibson - delawareonline.com - The News Journal – read more

It's The Gays' Fault - The Daily Dish - By Andrew Sullivan - The Atlantic – read more

The Catholic Church Sex Scandal Is Not a "Homosexual" Problem - by Michael A. Jones – read more

Ricky Martin fighting homophobia? - By Jorge Amaro on March 31, 2010 – hispanicLA.com – read more

Homophobia in Virtual Communities - by Tina Indalecio PhD - Curious Media – Psychology Today – read more

International Day against Homophobia celebrated in Cuba -- three reports from Havana - Mariela Castro Espín – read more

Sexual Orientation and Homophobia are Formed Early in Life – Columbia University Medical Center – read more

Behind Acts of Homophobia Are Homo-Ignorance and Homo-Avoidance - Dude, I'm Not Gay! - by Joe Kort - Gay's Anatomy – Psychology Today - Read more

Single, Angry, Straight Male... Seeks Same?
A classic study reveals that young homophobic men have secret gay urges - By Jesse Bering – January 30, 2009 - Scientific American – read more

Sexual Prejudice - Understanding Homophobia and Heterosexism - by Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D - read more

The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out - By Jack Drescher, M.D. - read more

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Refutes Vatican Official's Statement on Pedophilia and Sexual Orientation – read more 

'Pope Benedict, the world is watching and waiting' | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, March 30, 2010 –read more

'Halo has been tilted' - South African Catholic clergymen among those condemning Cardinal Bertone - By BIENNE HUISMAN – Times LIVE – 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 

Study: Same-Sex And Heterosexual Couples Have Same Levels Of Relationship Satisfaction And Commitment -read more

Helpers-in-the-nest” An Evolutionary Role For Same-Sex Attraction?  Association For Psychological Science –read more

"Ricky Martin Foundation" advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health. Read more

Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals at Increased Risk of Psychiatric Disorders Due to Discriminatory Policies - read more

Homosexuality A Result Of Genetics And Random Environmental Factors, Says Twins Study –read more

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Vatican distances itself from prelate's gay remarks - By Brendan Trembath – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – read more

Vatican: Bishops Must Report Alleged Abuse To Police - by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY - National Public Radio NPR – read more

A 'Failed Papacy'? How Benedict XVI Got Into This Mess – by David Gibson – Politics Daily –read more

Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops – by HANS KÜNG – The Irish Times – read more

AP Exclusive: How the pope got his US lawyer - By NICOLE WINFIELD - Journal Times – read more

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

"Unconditional obedience is owed to God alone" Galatians 2:11 - Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops – by HANS KÜNG – The Irish Times – read more

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

Pope Breaks Silence Over Recent Church Scandals - - New York Magazine – read more

The pope should stand trial- by Richard Dawkins, April 13, 2010 - guardian.co.uk – read more

Abuse coverup reports hardly unfair to pope – by BILL GOUVEIA - Attleboro Sun Chronicle – read more

Disappointment as Pope speaks in generalities - By David Willey – BBS News – read more

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

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Pope Benedict calls for Catholic church penance, but questions about reform persist - By Robert Marquand, - The Christian Science Monitor – CSMontior.com – 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

Honesty and justice would be better than a meeting – by Colm O'Gorman – The Independent – read more

Outlook: Discuss '5 myths about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal' – by David Gibson - Author and journalist – The Washington Post - read more

Germany faces up to sexual abuse after scandals at Catholic, other schools - By Isabelle de Pommereau, The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor - read more

Bringing justice to the Vatican - BY JANET BAGNALL, THE MONTREAL GAZETTE - read more

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A Church In Crisis – The Daily Dish – by Andrew Sullivan – The Atlantic – read more

Bishop urges EU leaders to criticise Vatican 'stupidity' - ANDREW RETTMAN – Euobserver – read more

Pope Under Pressure, Meets Sex Abuse Victims in Malta – by David Gibson – Politics Daily – read more

Church pedophilia scandal grows in Latin America - By TALES AZZONI - Associated Press Writer – The Scranton Times Tribune – read more

The Pontiff and the Press – by Ross Douthat – The New York Times – 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

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

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The Science Of Sexual Orientation - 60 Minutes – 2006 - CBS News - Read more – video clip

Sexual Attraction and Orientation – Kids Health – read more

Transgender Children – read more

SEX, LIES, & GENDER – The Story of the Intersex Soldier - Explorer / National Geographic Channel – read more

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Continuum of Human Sexuality - The Kinsey Scale – read more

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Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - Brokeback Mountain - read more

Promises, Promises
by Burt Bacharach – read more

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

“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

Protect children and the entire world will be safe.

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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