by Nicole Winfield,
Associated Press - May 17, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
The Vatican today will make its most detailed defense yet against claims that it is liable for U.S. bishops who allowed priests to molest children, saying bishops are not its employees and that a 1962 Vatican document did not require them to keep quiet, the Associated Press has learned.
The Vatican will make the arguments in a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed in Louisville, Ky., but it could affect other efforts to sue the Holy See.
The Vatican's U.S. attorney, Jeffrey Lena of Berkeley, said it will include a response to claims that the 1962 document barred bishops from reporting abuse to police.
Lena said Sunday there is no evidence the document was even known to the archdiocese in question - much less used - and that regardless it didn't mandate that bishops not report abusive priests to civil authorities. Read more - by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press – May 17, 2010 – San Francisco Chronicle
Vatican to pursue new legal strategy in U.S., lawyer says - By Dan Gilgoff, CNN – read more
Vatican says document does not prove coverup – The Boston Globe – read more
Hitler’s Atrocities & Benedict XVI Insidious Statement Made Against Gay Children Condemning Gay Marriage - Fatima, May 13, 2010 - AUSCHWITZ - AGAIN!!! Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – read more
Benedict XVI Insidious Statement Made Against Gay Children – Marriage Equality -> Restores - Hope of Love - To Children In Early Childhood --- Fatima - AUSCHWITZ - AGAIN!!! Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – 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!!!