Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Call By Archdiocese - By Yvonne Abraham – The Boston Globe

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 

Related links:
"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

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!!!

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