Here’s a sentence I wasn’t expecting to write: The Archdiocese of Boston did something exactly right last week.
After a Hingham Catholic school revoked its acceptance of an 8-year-old because his parents are lesbians, the Catholic Schools Foundation, chaired by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, sent out a gorgeous letter making it clear that that kind of cruelty is not what the church is about.
“We believe a policy that denies admission to students in such a manner . . . is at odds with our values as a Foundation . . . and ultimately with Gospel teaching,’’ it read. The archdiocese will formalize an inclusive policy in coming weeks. Photo
This is a hallelujah moment, not just for gay and lesbian parents who send their kids to Catholic schools, but also for what it says about the local leaders of the church, and their determination to practice the kind of compassionate acceptance for which the man who started it all — that would be Jesus Christ — was pretty well known.
That’s not the no-brainer it seems. When a Catholic school rejected the children of a lesbian couple in Colorado earlier this year, the archbishop of Denver leapt to the school’s defense. He conceded his schools educate other kids whose parents don’t share the beliefs of the church, including non-Catholics. But he singled out gay parents for offering “a serious counter-witness’’ to Catholic teachings. Read complete article - By Yvonne Abraham – The Boston Globe --- Photo
"Although they swore obedience to the pope, bishops owed complete obedience only to God" - Fr. Hans Kung, Swiss Theologian - read more
German Theologian Urges Bishops To Pressure Pope - The Associated Press – CBS News - read more
It's not the sex. It's the cover-up – by Matt Gurney, NP Editor, April 15, 2010 – National Post – read more
“Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! (Sequential Order of Reactions)” - 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
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
E. J. Dionne: Church's worldly weakness - Philadelphia Inquirer - March 30, 2010 – read more
Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops – by HANS KÜNG – The Irish Times – read more
Hitler’s Atrocities & Benedict XVI
Insidious Statement Made Against Gay Children – Marriage Equality -> Restores - Hope of Love - To Children In Early Childhood ---
Fatima, May 13, 2010 - AUSCHWITZ - AGAIN!!!
Kids Are Being Hurt!!! - read more
“However, Don’t Ever Underestimate The Power Of $80 Million Dollars Here And There.” Daniel Schorr – 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
George Rekers - A Heaven-Sent RENT BOY & Vatican - MALE PROSTITUTION RING … “Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.” - read more
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin, November 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
This about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church - By Jason Walsh - The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com
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
"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
“…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
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
Ignorance About Human Sexuality
Is Harmful To Children
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
Prayers for Bobby – video clip
Dr. Caitlin Ryan - Family Acceptance Project™ - Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family Support – 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
Continuum of Human Sexuality - The Kinsey Scale – read more
Marriage Equality -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood– read more
Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - Brokeback Mountain - 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
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!!!