Thursday, August 19, 2010

Who Can Mock This Church? - By Nicholas D. Kristof – The New York Times

Maybe the Catholic Church should be turned upside down.

Jesus wasn’t known for pontificating from palaces, covering up scandals, or issuing Paleolithic edicts on social issues. Does anyone think he would have protected clergymen who raped children?

Yet if the top of the church has strayed from its roots, much of its base is still deeply inspiring. I came here to impoverished southern Sudan to write about Sudanese problems, not the Catholic Church’s. Yet once again, I am awed that so many of the selfless people serving the world’s neediest are lowly nuns and priests — notable not for the grandeur of their vestments but for the grandness of their compassion

As I’ve noted before, there seem to be two Catholic Churches, the old boys’ club of the Vatican and the grass-roots network of humble priests, nuns and laity in places like Sudan. The Vatican certainly supports many charitable efforts, and some bishops and cardinals are exemplary, but overwhelmingly it’s at the grass roots that I find the great soul of the Catholic Church. Read more - By Nicholas D. Kristof – The New York Times

Hurricane Katrina
Nancy Pelosi - Washington, DC – 2005
Accountability Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse

"Oblivious, in denial, dangerous" 

USA Katrina 2005 - Video C-SPAN

Nancy Pelosi
read more 
Video CNN

J.K. Rowling
The Power of Human Empathy,
Leading to Collective Action,
Saves Lives, and Frees Prisoners

Looking for Leadership in a Storm
Katrina - September 3, 2005
by Linda Wertheimer – National Public Radio (NPR)

…In some ways, that missing leadership is rising everywhere out of a national compassionate impulse to treat the victims of Hurricane Katrina as Americans want them to be treated...
Linda Wertheimer – National Public Radio


Pope Benedict condemns
'petty gossip'
over child sexual abuse scandal
Mark Tran and agencies –

“No Oversight" Modus Operandi
No “Checks and Balances or Accountability" Vatican -> WATERGATE and KATRINA (AGAIN)?
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI 
to avoid public outrage & criminal charges 
falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE?

Go forth and blog, says Pope –

Church carelessness costs Catholics 
By Kati Smith – Coyote Chronicle

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

“…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

Gay Catholic Priest "Coming out" 1997 
 Covert Retaliation - Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Damaged Financial Situation - Car & Home & Careers - ENDA? Hate Crime? USA Prosecution? Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Priest says he was pressurised into taking blame for pope
by Paddy Agnew, Derek Scally And Patsy McGarry – The Irish Times

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal
The Local – Germany’s News In English

Pope hits out at 'unjust and offensive' accusations over Boffo resignation
Richard Owen in Rome – Times Online – February 9, 2010

Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict
By Nicole Winfield – AP – abc NEWS/International – February 9, 2010

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.

Pope hits out at 'unjust and offensive' accusations over Boffo resignation
Richard Owen in Rome 
Times Online – February 9, 2010

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

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation,
Dr. Gregory Herek
University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York

Galileo & Benedict XVI & Homosexuality & Natural Law

Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide
by Charles Honey – The Grand Rapids Press
October 8, 2005 * Benedict XVI -> SILENCING TRUTH

No - USA CIVIL LAWS - To Protect CHILDREN From Harmful Influence of - Vatican's UNSUBSTANTIATED Antigay Teachings - - Galileo - - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

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

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

You can fool some of the people all of the time,
all of the people some of the time,
you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.

Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality
April 8, 2009 – Times Online

France Condemns Vatican for Blaming Abuse on Gay Priests
Voice of America

Myth: Gay priests are to blame
by David Gibson - The News Journal

E. J. Dionne: Church's worldly weakness
Philadelphia Inquirer - March 30, 2010

Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops
by HANS KÜNG – The Irish Times

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

Questioning the Pope
by Clark Hoyt - The Public Editor – The New York Times

More ripples appear for Catholic Church
Sapa-AFP – Daily Dispatch Online – 4/30/10

“Benedict XVI Could Take A Big Step Toward Greater Transparency By Appointing
The Hartford Courant

Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cases
The New York Times

Promises, Promises by Burt Bacharach

“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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