Wednesday, August 25, 2010

No one individual, no religion, no one has the right to hurt anyone, especially children - - - Kids are being hurt !!! – By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – July 22, 2009

It is astounding that the child sexual abuse cases were allowed to continue for more than six decades and this was done around the world, in the Roman Catholic Church. Wasn’t there anyone in the hierarchy or anyone working in the Archdiocesan or Diocesan offices, who would have spoken up in attempt to try to stop this abuse against children? What prevented these people in the Church from speaking up for defenseless children to protect them? There is something seriously wrong with any organization when children are not protected, particularly as demonstrated by the Roman Catholic Church. However, this is also true for those in civil law enforcement offices around the world, including lawyers. Wasn't there anyone courageous enough to speak up to the hierarchy in defense of children? And why not? It appears to have been a collective collusion on the part of the hierarchy, the Vatican, pontiffs, chancery staffs, law enforcement officials, lawyers and Catholic Church members. If child sexual abuse is covered up, what other forms of human abuses and corruption are also being covered up by the Vatican, the hierarchy and the pontiffs? It is unsettling to hear about such possibilities, which we do not like to hear. No one wants to hear such disturbing news, but we cannot turned a deaf ear to such news when peoples' lives are threatened, especially children. The recorded history of Roman Catholic Church is littered through the centuries of sandals, corruption, and killing innocent people i.e. Crusades. In 2000, Pope John Paul II made a public apology, asking forgiveness from God for sins committed by the Church, against groups of people, “We are asking pardon for the divisions among Christians, for the use of violence that some have committed in the service of truth, and for attitudes of mistrust and hostility assumed towards followers of other religions." Pope John Paul II pleaded for the hope that “Never again,” would the Church repeat these kinds of violence. (Rory Carroll)

Any organization that does not have built in "checks and balances" as history proves runs the great risk of becoming a totalitarian regime, open to many forms of human abuses. The Roman Catholic Hierarchy does not have any checks and balances built in. Many abuses are committed, particularly to children who are not protected, and all is covered up by a false religious front, which is unquestioningly believed and supported by the majority of it's members.

How did the Roman Catholic Church get this way? It is because I am a faithful believer that I speak out against the corruption and the pervasive harm caused to children. Jesus taught us about the importance of children and sternly warned us to see to it that these little ones are not harmed. In no way am I against the Roman Catholic Church, I am only against the abuses found in the Church, which are in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Just like the true believers of the Islam religion who in no way condone the events of 911 air attacks to the twin towers of NYC World Trade Center.

I found out what happens when a priest speaks out about abuse inflicted on children, in 1997. At the time, I was sternly warned, by a friend in the Vatican that I could be badly harmed by some powerful hierarchy members in the Vatican. Specifics were not given, but it was the way that it was said that I remember, a shuddering flash of intense fright. In disbelief, I naively dismissed it, as an overreaction, an exaggeration. I have since learned what my friend meant by the warning. It was through the Internet communications that many child sexual abuse victims learned that they were not alone about what happened to them and how they were mistreated by the hierarchy when they went to report the abuse.

No One Wanted To Believe

Many of these victims were also mistreated by Church members, even by their own families, because no one wanted to believe something that heinous would ever happen by the hierarchy. This is another reason why the cover-ups were able to last for so many decades. I tell my story for the same reason to end the abuse, the cover-ups and protect others, most especially children. As a priest, in good conscience, there is no other way out, I have looked long and hard. To walk away and allowed the Vatican, Benedict XVI to silence me is to allow the abuse and cover-ups to continue indefinitely. I don't think any honest person could ever live with him or herself, if that person turned his or her back on children and walked away. I know for sure I couldn't if I allowed them or others to silence me. Love me or hate me, help me or hurt me is just not important, but telling the truth is for the sake of children and before God.

Truth Is Not Hard To Find
If You Are Not Afraid of The Truth

This truth is not hard to find, just spend time reading, and studying the research studies about human sexuality. This truth is so easy to obtain that the real question then becomes what stops people from learning the truth. Maybe, they are afraid what they might learn about themselves, about their sexuality. They would learn the truth about human sexuality that it has a great deal of variability and that can be frightening, even paralyzing for some, likely for the ones who speak out loudest against LGBT civil rights. And isn't this what we are seeing and hearing from the opponents to Marriage Equality and LGBT civil rights, is fear and hysteria, but absolutely no concrete facts about human sexuality or about LGBT people or about the bible. Nothing! Nothing but hot air! Hot air that seriously hurts children, causing violence, fueling hate in the world and God is watching. The words from the bible that the truth will set you free are not believed or considered. However, for me there are no civil laws to protect priests who speak out against the abuse to children in the Roman Catholic Church. You have to ask on whose side is civil law on truth or fear and hysteria. Our history tells us on whose side civil law is on; it starts on the side of fear and hysteria. It is only after enormous numbers of innocent lives are lost - do we begin to see a change after people learn the truth does civil law begin to move towards the truth. Hopefully, with the use of the Internet we will see this process move faster and save millions of innocent lives.

The Psychology of the Closeted Individual and Coming Out – 2007
by Jack Drescher, M.D.

The Significance of Brokeback Mountain
by Ralph Roughton
Self Psychology News – Fall 2007

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - A flashback far more severe than
in Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain
The Pope Is Not Gay
Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish
The Atlantic

Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes –
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back.

Homophobia- American Psychoanalytic Foundation Public Forum
Ralph Roughton, M.D. 1999

Developments in Catholic rebellion against institutional
by Margot Fernandez – March 4, 2010

Institutional homophobia (or heterosexism)
Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Structural Violence Section Introduction
Peace, conflict, and violence:
Peace psychology in the 21st century
Daniel Christie

Sexing political identities/ National as Heterosexism
V. Spike Peterson - University of Arizona
International Feminist Journal of Politics, 1:1 June 1999, 34–65

Structural Violence –
Dr. N.V.S.Suryanarayana – August 19, 2010
Psyspeak, Human Behavior on Social Media

Peace Psychology Book

Dan Christie
Professor of Psychology at Ohio State University

Structural Violence:
Luc Reychler
Introduction: Towards a Religion of World Politics?
The International Journal of Peace Studies

Heterosexism and homophobia
Different in More Ways Than One:
Providing Guidance for Teenagers on Their Way to Identity, Sexuality and Respect

Marc Pilisuk
Peace, conflict, and violence: Peace psychology in the 21st century – Daniel Christie

Hate Crime Bill vs Attacks but No Facts ->
Fear and Ignorance of the Blind Leading the Blind
October 27, 2009 – MSK

Gay Marriage
Truth Will Set Us Free
Not Ignorance and Fear
by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – October 2, 2009

Human Sexuality -> Astonishing Complexities, Variations And Wonder
October 20, 2009 – MSK

To Be Catholic or Not To be Catholic
by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – September 30, 2009

Prop 8 judgment, August 4, 2010 - Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid
By Lisa Bloom -
and related links:

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law,
Washington, DC
hunter of justice

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone
law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

Gay Marriage -> Restores
“Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love,
being one with another human being - Attachment Theory
Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic -
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Natural Law?
Benedict XVI?
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

“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

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 !!!

No comments: