Thursday, June 3, 2010

Apostolic Visitation of the Irish Church: A First Step Towards a Brighter Future? By Alex Wilhelm – June 3, 2010 – The Huffington Post

Possible change in the wind does carry a delicate hint of hope, and today that fragrance is abounding in the air of Ireland. The Pope is making good on his previous promise to probe into the Irish Church's crimes against minors by sending numerous Archbishops to the area under the blanket authority of an Apostolic Visitation…

…However, we must not let our vigilance of the Holy See abate in the slightest. Our first directive as global citizens and humans is to recognize that child abuse is a continuing problem in the Church. We will not tolerate anything less than a shakeup of the Church's systems and methods for handling the problem of child abuse, the release of all known abusers still in the Catholic Church to the appropriate legal authorities, and the expulsion of all known abusers from the Vatican proper. The tolerance for child abuse should be the same inside a church as it is outside: zero. Read complete article - By Alex Wilhelm – June 3, 2010 – The Huffington Post
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Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, 
Dr. Gregory Herek, 
University of California at Davis & 
Yale University & 
City University of New York
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Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna
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Sinéad O'Connor: Pop Star Mom Is An Unlikely Prophet for a Scandalized Church
by  RORY FITZGERALD – Politics Daily
Just the Facts Highlights Dangers of "Reparative Therapy" 
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network – GLSEN

Education, Health and Religious Organizations Unite to Keep Students Safe
American Psychological Association (APA)

Abuse groups query record of top clerics sent to Ireland
by PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent – The Irish Times 

Benedict XVI Appoints Bishops to Investigate the 
Child Sexual Abuse in Ireland *-*-*-*-*-*–> 

Benedict XVI Promotes Discrimination Laws Against Gays & Welcomes Anglicans Who Agree – Visit To Britain Scale Back Events

Pope's UK visit in chaos as costs spiral 
By Martin Beckford - June 3, 2010 - Irish Independent

It's Not About Homosexuality:
Blaming the Wrong People for the Sexual Abuse Crisis 
by Rev. James Martin, S.J. – The Huffington Post

Victims slam 'blame-shifting' Vatican
AFP - The Sydney Morning Herald –

Gay priests are not paedophiles
by Austen Ivereigh –

Professor's view: Witch hunt for gay priests off base
when target should be child abusers
By: Iver Bogen, University of Minnesota Duluth - Duluth News Tribune  read more

New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings:
Gay Priests Are Not the Problem
by DAVID GIBSON – Politics Daily - November 18, 2009

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

“However, Don’t Ever Underestimate
The Power Of $80 Million Dollars Here And There.”
Daniel Schorr

“…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
 Lawrence Lessig is a law professor and the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard.
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Church costs for Pope's visit 'out of control'
By Staff Writer, • June 3, 2010

Catholic officials scale back set pieces for Pope's visit  
By Jerome Taylor, Religious Affairs Correspondent 
June 3, 2010 –

Full Disclosure - The Roman Catholic Church must confront its failings with contrition
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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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