Thursday, May 20, 2010

Church abuse victims deserve compensation without strings – by Cathy Kezelman - May 20, 2010 – The Sydney Morning Herald

In the past 50 years an estimated 30,000 victims from 25 countries have reported the crime of child sexual abuse by clergy within the Catholic Church. Only sustained global outrage has finally prised the lid off the systemic cover-up of clergy sexual abuse. It took until last week, however, for Pope Benedict to acknowledge the Church's responsibility for these crimes and to attest that forgiveness does not obviate the need for justice…

…One would have assumed that all children would be safe in Church. That of all organisations, the Church would have immediately expressed outraged about the abuse of innocent children within its walls. Surely the leadership of another organisation – a child-care facility, a kindergarten, on uncovering these crimes, would have brought such children to safety? Yet ironically the Church's response has often been one of institutional risk minimisation. Not only have perpetrators not been brought to account, but justice has often been denied. In the case of Father Egan it is alleged that victim compensation was contingent upon one of his victims not going to the police. Read complete article by Cathy Kezelman - May 20, 2010 – The Sydney Morning Herald

Related links: 
Who Can Mock This Church? - By Nicholas D. Kristof – The New York Times – read more

Happy Easter! 2010 - Sad Easter! - Benedict XVI - Cover-ups – Defense Orchestration – Kids Are Being Hurt!!! - Read more

RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE? – read more

Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of DublinNovember 2009 -Report by Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child abuse against clerics of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Read complete report->Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin
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

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

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

Questioning the Pope – by CLARK HOYT - THE PUBLIC EDITOR – The New York Times - read more

No “Checks and Balances or Accountability" Vatican -> WATERGATE and KATRINA (AGAIN)? Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – 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 – Harvard – June 2008 – read more

Looking for Leadership in a Storm – Katrina - September 3, 2005 - by Linda Wertheimer – National Public Radio (NPR) – 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

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

Pope hits out at 'unjust and offensive' accusations over Boffo resignation – Richard Owen in Rome – Times Online – February 9, 2010 – read more 

Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict - By NICOLE WINFIELD – AP – abc NEWS/International – February 9, 2010 – read more

George Rekers - A Heaven-Sent RENT BOY & Vatican - MALE PROSTITUTION RING … “Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.” - 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

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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