Changing the church
By Tim Rutten – Los Angeles Times
"To live is to change," wrote the 19th century English Cardinal John Henry Newman, "and to be perfect is to have changed often."
Pope Benedict XVI will preside over Newman's beatification — sainthood's honorific antechamber — when he visits Britain in September, but between now and then he's likely to hear growing demands for change in the governance of an ancient but scandal-ravaged institution Photo
In a stunningly blunt editorial, for example, the current issue of the Jesuit magazine America argues that "direct efforts to correct and prevent abuse of minors are only the most obvious part of a larger healing needed in the church.... At all levels, right down to the parish, much of the church has proven deficient in its ability to listen and interact with adult believers. But at the center of the present crisis are found members of the Roman Curia. Read more - by Tim Rutten – Los Angeles Times -------- Photo Herblock
Who Can Mock This Church? - By Nicholas D. Kristof – The New York Times – read more
Could Genuine Reform In The Future Be Coming From The Most Unexpected Of Directions? by Phillip Clark – May 9, 2010 – Young Adult Catholics – read more
A Catholic Bishop in Favor of Gay Relationships? - by Michael A. Jones - May 07, 2010 – Gay Rights / Change.org - read more
Cardinal attacks former Vatican No. 2 on sex scandals - By The Associated Press – 365gay.com – read more
Church Should Give 'More Consideration' to 'Quality' of Homosexual Relationships: Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna - LifeSiteNews.com & Tips-Q GLBT News – read more
Gay Relationships Respected by Roman Catholic Cardinal Schönborn – Vienna – Read more
Marriage Equality -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood – read more
Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.
“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
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
Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - Brokeback Mountain – read more
Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - LOVE and RELIGION – 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
Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices – read more
Priest says he was pressurised into taking blame for pope – by Paddy Agnew, Derek Scally And Patsy McGgarry – 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
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
Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, Dr. Gregory Herek, University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York – Read more
Family Acceptance Project™ - Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth - The Critical Role of Family Support – read more
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality. "Interpreting the Bible" Daniel Helminiak, STL, PhD. – read more
Hurricane Katrina - Nancy Pelosi - Washington, DC – 2005 & Accountability Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse - read more
"Oblivious, in denial, dangerous" USA Katrina 2005 - Nancy Pelosi - read more
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!!!