Pope Says Church Must Accept Blame,
'Purification' in Sex Scandal
by David Gibson – Politics Daily
He spoke after months of withering criticism of his near-silence on the issue and after complaints about the many sharp-edged denunciations by his top aides. Some of them blamed the media for the crisis, with one dismissing news reports about the abuse as "petty gossip," and others arguing that the abuse was the fault of gays in the priesthood, or was due to a loss of faith among modern believers. Photo
Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday said the clergy sexual abuse crisis rocking Catholicism stems from "the sin that exists inside the church" -- his most direct statements on the scandal since new revelations of abuse cases surfaced in recent months, raising questions about his own role in the crisis.
The pontiff's comments, in remarks to reporters on the papal plane bound for Portugal where Benedict is to spend four days, also appear to reflect a significant change of course by the Vatican. Read more - by David Gibson – Politics Daily
Who Can Mock This Church?
By Nicholas D. Kristof – The New York Times – read more
“Follow The Money”
Inside the Beehive of Vatican “Roman Curia”
Watergate, Again? – 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
Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.
…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!!!