Some in the Vatican had hoped Benedict XVI could use his trip to Portugal to begin to move past the constant questions about pedophile priests and see-no-evil bishops. But even before he arrived, Benedict may have offered the most significant comment to date, an acknowledgment that the Catholic Church's global clergy sex-abuse scandal is far too grave to be fixed by words alone. "The greatest persecution of the church doesn't come from enemies on the outside but is born from the sin within the church," the Pontiff said during his flight to Portugal for a four-day visit. "The church needs to profoundly relearn penitence, accept purification, learn forgiveness but also justice." Photo
… But the Pope's remarks Tuesday may be particularly significant and worth mining for both what they reveal about current Vatican power struggles and Benedict's broader legacy and the future of the church. Just last week, reports surfaced that Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn had used an off-the-record meeting with reporters to criticize Sodano, a rare showdown between two powerful "princes of the church." Schönborn, who was a theology student in the early 1970s under Benedict (then Joseph Ratzinger) and has remained close to him, reportedly attacked Sodano for his "petty gossip" comment and for allegedly blocking a 1990s investigation of alleged sexual abuse by Schönborn's predecessor in Vienna. The late Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer, who was forced to step down as archbishop of Vienna in 1995, died in 2003 without facing a canonical trial. Schönborn says Sodano blocked an attempt by the then Cardinal Ratzinger to further investigate the allegations against Groer. Read complete article - By Jeff Israely – TIME CNN
Pope Benedict condemns
over child sexual abuse scandal
Hurricane Katrina - Nancy Pelosi
Washington, DC – 2005
Accountability Benedict XVI
Child Sexual Abuse
Gay Catholic Priest "Coming out" 1997 -
Covert Retaliation -
Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices -
Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 -
Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love,
being one with another human being.
Marriage Equality -> Restores “Hope of Love”
Continuum of Human Sexuality -
Impending rules on gay priests
create Catholic divide
by Charles Honey –
The Grand Rapids Press – October 8, 2005 *
No - USA CIVIL LAWS - To Protect CHILDREN
From Harmful Influence of -
Vatican's UNSUBSTANTIATED Antigay Teachings
RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups”
ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges -
Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.
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!!!