Monday, June 20, 2011

CATHOLICS COMING OUT - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz & Ricky Martin - March 29, 1997, 2010 - Leading Support Gay Marriage - NY Gov Cuomo & Vatican Attacks | *** *** *** NY GAY MARRIAGE Bill - Gay Catholic Priest Sends LETTERS to All NY STATE SENATORS – June 7, 2011 - How Strong is the VATICAN in the USA?

Catholics Coming Out - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz & Ricky Martin - March 29, 1997, 2010 - Leading Support Gay Marriage - NY Gov Cuomo & Vatican Attacks 
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Are the New York State Republicans Senators Colluding with Catholic Hierarchy to maintain secrecy and to guarantee Immunity from any future prosecution regarding the Psychological, Physical Violent Child abuse and Teenage suicide caused by their reckless promulgation of unorthodox unsubstantiated anti-gay teachings  and attacking religious (such as priests, sisters, etc.) informants to silence them – as found in the Ireland Murphy Report?

New York - GAY MARRIAGE Bill
Gay Catholic Priest Sends LETTERS to All NY STATE SENATORS
June 7, 2011 - How Strong is the VATICAN in the USA?

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

 Protect Religious Freedom – but not TYRANNY in Religion

The way to begin for us all, not only the NY State Senators, to protect Religious Freedom and not Tyranny in Religion is by obtaining a well-informed conscience.  We start by individually approaching and studying in (great detail because it involves the lives of children) from the best and the brightest (1) scripture scholars regarding the references related to homosexuality and (2) scientists in the field of study of human sexuality, in particular, but [not] limited to, the onset of sexual orientation.  The prerequisite to the formation of a well-informed conscience is making a thorough study of all sides of the issue from all available authoritative data and research, including opposing views. Then in this way we are better equipped to decide who and what needs government protection in regards to the gay marriage bill. This exhaustive procedure follows to the letter the Gospel quotation about the “plank” and the” speck.” photo

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye”. Luke 6:42
The “plank” for us is ignorance.  If we satisfactorily resolve this ignorance, then together we will be able to see more clearly, whether or not, as NY State Senators (government officials) and as citizens we are colluding with the Catholic Hierarchy and are harming children, as was found to be the case in the Ireland Murphy Report.

Benedict XVI/Ratzinger – 30 years of power in the Vatican and in Secrecy

For the past 30 years, beginning in 1981, Benedict XVI has been able to establish a well-oiled machine of electing bishops, cardinals and procuring outside personnel to handle in secret “behind closed doors” (1) the silencing, removal of academics, theologians, priests, sisters and other religious personnel regarding issues related to the teaching of sexual orientation and (2) the ordering of the covering-up of child sexual abuse cases by use of intimidation in order to silence the victims and by  removing any priest, sister, or Catholic personal who breaks the silence of these cover-ups. In 2002, beginning in Boston this well maintained secrecy began to break up regarding decades of cover-ups of child sexual abuse with the global emergence of the internet. The use of the internet became an unstoppable vehicle of communications that help organize the sexual abuse victims to be able to go public – telling how they were intimidated, threatened and mistreated when they came to their local bishops for help. Photo

The Difference Between Benedict XVI Attacking Gay Priests and
Politicians Who Supported Gay Marriage

In 2005, Cardinal Ratzinger is elected pope, Benedict XVI, by the very men he was influential in picking to become cardinals, which increased his already powerful role held for the past 20 years, in the Vatican. Now, as pope having not been able to stop the continuous revelations of the child sexual abuse cover-ups, Benedict XVI began in earnest, against well-known research at the time, to shift the blame publicly onto gay priests causing a “witch hunt,” in order to create a public distraction so as not to have to address the “cover-ups.”  Benedict XVI through the cover of the Vatican and outside informants, like Edward Peters from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI began publicly attacking government officials and politicians who supported gay marriage. 

Benedict XVI established modus operandi over the years of attacking politicians and those who opposed him was by publicly maligning their “good name”  in order to destroy their credibility, as was the case with Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State.  However, what Benedict XVI found out was that it was not that easy to silence and remove politicians, as he was able to do for some 30 years to priests, sisters and Catholic personnel, which he was able to do in secret without any public backlash or repercussions.  This is not the case with politicians, because they have access to the news media and can challenge such maligning attacks or like in the case with Gov. Cuomo the attack caused a surprising reverse reaction from the public, one of support for Cuomo and an adverse reaction against Benedict XVI.   Benedict XVI is able to easily publicly have attacks made on priests and sisters, because they have very little money and they are depended on the Church for the retirement years, which they jeopardize losing if they publicly oppose or openly challenge any harmful business practices ordered by Benedict XVI. Priests and sisters do not have the public clout or large sums of money to fight back. They can be easily disposed of without notice and can be left destitute, some even risk having family members being attacked. This is likely the reason why there is almost absolute silence maintained in the Catholic Church among the religious personnel because of their dependence on the Church for their basic needs. It is an inhuman way to maintain control in the Catholic Church and it is hurtful to everyone, because it allows corruption to continue without end. photo

Benedict XVI Reaction and Continued Retaliation to My Coming-Out March 1997

When I came out in March 1997 to draw attention to the severe lifetime harm that is caused to children as young as 4 and 5 years of age, who grow up to be gay, the teenage suicides, and harm to parents - though my coming out was surprisingly successful as reported in The Grand Rapids Press, however, behind the scenes, in secret I was ordered to be sent away for reparative (conversion) therapy. And because I refused and instead wanted to used my 2 terms of sabbatical time and education funding to study psychology- I lost my regular priest salary, sabbatical time, educational funding and my status for any future assignments in my diocese.  

Several months later after I came out in 1997 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops came out with the document “Always Our Children” which was the first time ever that a positive statement was made about homosexuality and care of gay children. I personally suspected that the bishops were worried about the possibility of massive lawsuits would be made against the Vatican unsubstantiated antigay teachings, because to lifetime psychological harm and violence they caused children. 

Also that same year, in October 1997, in retaliation to my “coming out” in March, Benedict XVI then Cardinal Ratzinger silenced the New Ways Ministry Co-founders.  

In the recent past, I publicly mentioned in writings how a (Cistercian) Trappist Abbot told me that being gay was a gift from God. Benedict XVI since then has made repeatedly disparaging remarks against monasteries and in May 2011 removed the Cistercian monks from their monastery in Rome where they have been for 500 years.  Benedict XVI leaked reports to the news media claiming there was “loose living” going on, however, this is only a one-sided report, not any monks were asked to comment on the allegations that were made against them. This situation cries to heaven for further open investigation, it bears too closely the imprint of Benedict XVI modus operandi for retaliation and removal of religious personal. photo  

Who Needs Protection Regarding Gay Marriage?

Benedict XVI and the Hierarchy are now crying for government protection if the gay marriage bill is passed in New York State.  They are worried that for their past 30 years of endless discrimination against gays that they will now lead them to be prosecuted.  It was the same outcry Benedict XVI made against the UK when they were going to past their Anti-Discrimination Laws 2010.   This is as bad as the Vatican – Benedict XVI – stating in response to the global public outcry 2010 to the magnitude of the ongoing revelations of the child sexual abuse cover-ups that he is being attacked unfairly that it is anti-Catholicism faring up again, while ignoring valid public outcry for justice for the victims and an end to child abuse. And now at this time in history after more people are learning the facts about sexual orientation and early childhood growing up gay, they are now more supportive than ever for gay people – Benedict XVI is again – crying that there is reverse discrimination against him because he is antigay.  Photo
However, with more than half number of Catholics supporting gay marriage – it is becoming harder for Benedict XVI to convince people that his unsubstantiated antigay teachings are Church teachings.  It is just like Benedict XVI trying to condemn Galileo for stating that it is the earth that revolves around the sun, because the bible clearly states repeatedly that the earth does not move. This is plainly a matter of purposefully remaining ignorant and in all cases at the expense of the well-being of children.  

Gay Marriage & Galileo: Pope described as …"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"-- The Trial of Galileo - by Douglas O. Linder (2002) - University Of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School Of Law

Gay Marriage & Benedict XVI “…HITLER YOUTH brainwashed young Germans into support of their prejudices and policies against homosexuality.”

Hitler’s Anti-intellectualism - HITLER YOUTH Benedict XVI’s Rejection of Gender Theory – Gay Marriage

The fact that the New York Republicans having been meeting now several days in secret regarding the gay marriage bill – it is a sign that Benedict XVI and the Hierarchy are already desperately trying to weave them into their decades of corruption.  This is the same way that so many government officials were involved in the child sexual abuse cover-ups and are now being held responsible and being convicted. Why all this secrecy surrounding the gay marriage bill?  What is so secret that cannot be discussed publicly?  There is something wrong here – kill the secrecy – bring everything into the light – do not get caught up in their web of deceit.

“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19

What New York Republican Senators do not want to protect is the Vatican (Benedict XVI and the Hierarchy) from the legal repercussions related to the lifetime harm and violence that is caused to children by their unsubstantiated antigay teachings, because that would perpetuate the harm caused to children.  Secondly, the New York Republican Senators do not want to protect the Vatican (Benedict XVI and the Hierarchy) from the legal repercussions and prosecution related to gay priests or any Catholic personnel who becomes a whistle-blower regarding the mistreatment and abuse of children, because that would maintain the secrecy and the cover-ups of child abuse in the Catholic Church.  If one thing that became vividly apparent from learning about the decades of Benedict XVI’s and the Hierarchy cover-ups is that there are “no checks and balances” in the Catholic Church and that is the Tyranny in Religion you do not want to protect.

To The New York Republican Senators
The Importance of Acquiring a Well-Informed Conscience
On The Issue of Gay Marriage

This piece of legislation the gay marriage bill is not like any other in that it involves the well-being of children, at its very root. You have been given a “hot potato” because children do not have a voice to protect them, you are, and we are their voices. The responsibility that is involved in this gay marriage is tremendous and overwhelming. I know this because this is the same “hot potato” that landed in my lap, March 1997.   If you run from this responsibility, you will live with unending regret that you allowed innocent children to be continually harmed knowing that you had one chance in a lifetime to do something extraordinary for the well-being of children and people around the world. If you face and accept this responsibility of protecting children, you risk your political career, indeed your very life, as you know it. However, when I came out to my great surprise it was successful at my parish - Holy Family Catholic Parish, Sparta, Michigan and this was 1997.  I think that for the NY State Republican Senators today 2011 - the social climate as polls indicate is significantly better than it was in 1997 with the majority of Catholics now accepting gay marriage.  The reverse may be truer today for NY State Republican Senators that “not supporting gay marriage” could have an adverse effect on your political career.  Photo
I believe this to be true – because gay marriage (human sexuality, sexual orientation) is like Galileo it is about the true facts of science.  Condemning Galileo showed real ignorance on the part of the Vatican, which Pope John Paul II confirmed and apologized for in 1992. Even though, it is indeed a most unfair situation to be placed in. How I resolved this situation was through hours upon hours of continuous prayer. Afterwards, I came to the realization that my life had already been altered – changed forever. Because there was no way I could pretend I did not know what I knew, how severely children are harmed for life by the unsubstantiated antigay teachings and antigay social norms. I decided that I could not live with the regret knowing that I had a chance to make a profound difference for the better for others, most especially children and that I did nothing. My life would be nothing. I took the bungee jump and I came out to my parishioners. It definitely was not easy, but one thing that happened to me is - I gained a real sense of peace and well-being that has remained constant and unshaken.  The scripture passages that kept repeating over and over in my head were:

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” Matthew 16:25

“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” Luke 9:25 

“Anyone who loves their FATHER or mother more than me is not worthy of me;… Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:36-38

 “…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

Even after Benedict XVI and his accomplices’ mistreatment of me and the serious harm they have caused me that sense of peace has never left me. It is remains rock solid. I believe that is the benefit of spending the time and energy of acquiring a well-informed conscience regarding sexual orientation.  Photo

The above is a Capraesque moment a Pocketful of Miracles of the early 1960’s long before Benedict XVI/Ratzinger when such things may have been possible. However, for the past 30 years life with Benedict XVI has been anything but Capraesque.  It has been an era more like the Godfather films of the 1970’s with the Benedict XVI’s multitude of global child sexual abuse cover-ups, his ominous fears of being prosecuted for his decades of fierce discrimination against gays - a most startling likeness  to Hitler and his “above the law” Gestapo secret police treatment of people he deemed less than human.  Due to the days and length of the NY State Republican Senators “secret” meetings regarding the passing of the “Gay Marriage Bill” many disparaging thought begin to arise such as, maybe how much is the Vatican  involved and if so, should it be so? It fits too closely to Benedict XVI’s covert modus operandi that of a typical bully who only attacks those who cannot defend themselves.  Photo
Benedict XVI’s covered- up crimes of discrimination against gays is likely to be equal in number to his child sexual abuse cover-ups globally.  Benedict XVI’s crimes are not that difficult to realize when one studies Church History of past popes, killing people, starting wars for profit, etc.  John Paul II in 2000, made an unprecedented public apology for these grievous past sins of popes and promise never again.  And those of us who have not studied our past Church History are witnessing history repeating itself.  My foolish “Capraesque” hope is that someone in the NY State Republican Senate will have the intelligence and courage to break through this darkness and help stop this violence against children. But my faith remains firmly established in the words of Christ –

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3 

Too much violence against people especially children has been buried for too long, 30 some years, in the name of Benedict XVI's unsubstantiated antigay teachings.  And as Benedict XVI is not able to totally stop the Internet communications regarding his child sexual abuse cover-ups from being revealed the same will become true of his covered- up crimes of discrimination against gays, as well as, those government officials who colluded with him. Only don't tell me that you're innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and it makes me very angry.” Photo

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way. Emile Zola
Written by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Ireland Report: The Collusions of State and Police in the Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups by the Catholic Hierarchy

Ireland Murphy Report: “…the police force for the republic, failed to investigate reports of priest abusing children and conspired to protect Catholic officials in Dublin for 30 years
 … the report  exposed "misguided or undue deference" shown by the police to religious institutions and said, "That has no place in criminal investigations…”
"This is not about failings or learning curves. This about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church,"…
"The state's role in all of this is actively being engineered and manufactured to give the public the idea that it is to the forefront in investigating this but the opposite is true," Read more:

Roman Catholic church in Ireland hid decades of child abuse by its leaders to protect the church's reputation, inquiry found.
Ireland's police colluded with the Catholic church in covering up clerical child abuse in Dublin on a huge scale…
The three-volume report found that the "maintenance of secrecy, the avoidance of scandal, the protection of the reputation of the church and the preservation of its assets" was more important than justice for the victims….Read more:

Dean Skelo, NY Rep. Senate Majority Leader  “There is a concern right now as to the unintended consequences of some of the religious causes, carveouts, protections and we’re reviewing that,” Skelos said after emerging from a nearly three-hour conference of the Senate’s GOP majority. “People want to feel comfortable if it is reported to the floor, there will not be as Archbishop Dolan mentioned, unintended consequences to this legislation,” Skelos added.  Read more: Photo

Greg Ball, NY Rep. Sen..,Gay-rights advocates have said that Ball’s stance is wrong because the state’s human-rights laws would protect any group from lawsuits if they refuse to acknowledge same-sex marriage. But Ball said instances could arise where businesses or religious groups are SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION, citing examples in other states that have legalized same-sex marriage.
Read more:

Pope Blasts U.K. Anti-Discrimination Laws
by Associated Press,
February 2, 2010 – CBS News
In Speech, Benedict Raises Fears that Vatican Could Be Prosecuted for Stances Against Gays Photo

----------------The Letter---------------

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Thalamus Center 
Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing Up Gay

June 7, 2011
New York State Senators 
Dear ...... .....,

My name is Fr. Marty Kurylowicz, a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Grand Rapids Michigan ordained June 16, 1979.

In March 1997, after attending a National Symposium of the New Ways Ministry that was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I learned that children as young as 4 and 5 years of age know that they are different. This feeling "different" is only identified in their adult years as being gay. However, the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms -- in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings -- are severe and last throughout a child’s lifetime. The harmful effects are not isolated only to these children who grow up to be gay, but also affect their families, siblings, friends and anyone whom they might consider special in their lives. They are a prescribed societal sentence of implicit isolation, which place at risk of suicide so many innocent adolescents and young adults. They stifle an enormous amount of human potential in the world that otherwise could be put to use for finding cures for diseases, offering better ways of maintaining peace among people and improving the quality of life for everyone in the world.

After the New Ways Ministry National Symposium in March 1997, in good conscience I felt intensely morally obligated to "come out" as a gay Catholic priest to my parishioners at Holy Family Parish, Sparta, Michigan USA, to draw public attention to this implicit form of child abuse. This abuse is caused by the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms, in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings. My background study in this area is extensive, far beyond that of the average person. However, since I have come out, I have been subjected to overt as well as covert retaliation coming from the Vatican through the bishops of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. I was ordered to be sent away to be re-educated regarding sexual orientation, to subject myself to conversion or reparative therapy--not a lobotomy, but similar. I refused to consent to this inhuman treatment because of the obvious clinical research data. And because I did so, in retaliation I lost my regular priest salary for the past 14 years, my earned sabbatical terms and my status for any future assignments in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

At the same time, an insider to the Vatican warned me that I could really get hurt severely by people in the Vatican. And even though this person was dead serious, I passed this warning off as being someone’s overactive imagination that was a bit bizarre. I thought, "After all, this is the USA, what do I have to fear?" However, this covert retaliation has been substantial. My car was repossessed in July 2009 and on June 26, 2010, I lost my home to foreclosure.

It seems no one wants to touch my case because it deals with the Catholic Church (although, in the last several months, the credibility of the Vatican has fallen considerably with regard to the decades of cover-ups of child sexual abuse cases). My case is about protecting children as young as 4 and 5 years of age. The 2009 amendment to the Federal Hate Crimes Law of 1969 does not seem to cover my type of situation, although it is a type of implicit hate crime. Unfortunately, there is not enough legislation out there to deal with most non-violent discrimination based on sexual orientation, nor enough legal precedent (especially with an entity like the church). It was mentioned to me that possibly Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED) and/or some employment law claims could apply.

It comes down to the fact that there are no US civil laws to protect me (a gay out Catholic priest) in my defense to protect children as young as 4 and 5 years of age. It seems clear that lawyers are often scared of taking on entities that seem more powerful than the legal system and/or cases with no real precedents. Not only do they have to worry about not winning after all the effort they put in (including hours of research, writing memos/briefs, etc--which is all hard when there's not much precedent), but they have to worry about—as I would think--being silenced and harming their careers. I can easily realize that there are risks going up against powerful entities. The religious element of my case makes it difficult for lawyers. Most lawyers would probably not be Catholic and don't really understand the Catholic Church, how it works or what they'd be getting themselves into. This is probably especially true for organizations more geared towards LGBT and other civil rights. A lot of LGBT people are not Catholic for the obvious reasons of mistreatment and my situation seems like it could be a complex intersection of various legal issues as well as religion--probably several things most LGBT/civil rights lawyers don't really know a lot about.

If I do say so myself, I think that my case could be a watershed that frees everyone, because the reason for my coming out was specifically based on the lifetime psychological harm caused to children as young as 4 and 5 years of age who grow up gay (LGBT). Evidence of such psychological harm has been heavily documented through accredited scientific research for the past several decades. Including scripture cannot be used to condemn homosexuality any more than it could be used to condemn Galileo. These are facts and cannot be disputed by intelligent people. It would be about children worldwide who grow up gay (LGBT), which takes the issue of sexual orientation out of the adult arena, making gay civil rights (gay marriage) a must--who wants to deny children their civil rights? I only know this from my experience with coming out in a Catholic parish. People calm down almost immediately when you talk about children growing up gay (LGBT)--in part, I think, because many people can identify with this fact.

I am asking for monetary compensation for the past 13 years for the financial hardship caused, the unnecessary setbacks in advancing my education, as a priest and the damage to my reputation making it impossible for me to support myself, leaving me destitute. If the Vatican wanted to remove me from the priesthood, they should have done it immediately after I came out in March 1997. But they did not do this, likely because they did not want to fight the global publicity that they were against gay priests – even if gay priests remained faithful to their vow of celibacy. Instead, they let me continue on for 8 years before removing my faculties for cerebrating mass publicly in any Catholic Church - mainly because I would be allowed to continue to preach if they did not remove me, June 2006. It has been rumored by a priest that and likely my bishop that I was given more than 5 years to get on my feet to leave the priesthood. But I had no intention of leaving the priesthood. They were making it impossible for me to stay in the priesthood, but I had no intention of leaving the priesthood. Why would I leave the priesthood? It would completely destroy - the reason why I risked my life, to come out as a gay Catholic priest, to protect children worldwide, to help stop the severe implicit form of child abuse caused to children as young as 4 and 5 years of age worldwide by the Vatican unsubstantiated antigay teachings (as stated in the 2nd paragraph above). The Vatican would then be allowed to continue unchallenged in harming children worldwide in much the same way as the Vatican has been allowed to continue for decades worldwide to cover-up of the child sexual abuse cases.

I am seeking a legal cause of action to pursue, monetary compensation for the retaliatory treatment I have received and financial assistance for starting the Thalamus Center. The Thalamus Center is an educational international interactive web site on human sexuality to combat the severe lifetime psychological harm caused by unsubstantiated antigay teachings, in particular that of the Vatican. It is ignorance of human sexuality that is so harmful to children and world peace. The Thalamus Center is being designed on a similar format as that of National Public Radio, NPR web site. The Thalamus Center is focused on two areas of human sexuality from science (biology, physiology, psychology, etc.) and religion (all religions, ancient sacred texts, etc.) – operating 7 days a week, reporting, interviewing, and referencing researchers, scholars, theologians, including archiving data, listing all LGBTQ&I resources and addressing related current news media issues. The Thalamus Center would be employing a full time staff of 9 professionals, including related support staff members.

Is there any help for me in the USA?

Fr. Marty Kurylowicz, M.Div., M.S.
--------------- End of Letter Sent ---------------

July 2010 - this Letter was also sent to:

 President of the United States
United States Congress
United States Supreme Court
United States Department of Justice
50 United States Governors 

Catholics Coming Out - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz & Ricky Martin - March 29, 1997, 2010 - Leading Support Gay Marriage - NY Gov Cuomo & Vatican Attacks

Parishioners supportive of gay priest
By Charley Honey,
The Grand Rapids Press - March 29, 1997

The Rev. Martin Kurylowicz got lots of hugs after Good Friday services at Sparta's Holy Family Catholic Church

"I was just filled with tears, there were so many hugs," said Kurylowicz, 47, following Friday's well-attended afternoon service. "It means more now, because they know the real me."

…He spoke up after attending a national conference on gay issues and the Catholic Church in early March. He was disturbed by accounts of homosexual children feeling isolated and parents feeling they did something wrong.

"I just couldn't walk away from it," he said. "I couldn't deny the pain."

He hopes his admission will raise awareness of violence against homosexuals and teen suicide, and help teach others that homosexuality is not a choice…
Read complete report: Archived - The Grand Rapids Press

Kurylowicz comes out
By Charles Honey
June 28, 1997, The Grand Rapids Press

…A spokeswoman for the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference said Kurylowicz's coming out to his congregation, first in a newsletter then from the pulpit on Holy Thursday, is "unprecedented." "No one knows of anyone who has spoken of this from the pulpit," said Sister Mary Ann Walsh. Photo 

"It was one part [being gay] of myself that was just closed off," says the youthful-looking 47-year old. But the feelings persisted.

"Just like any heterosexual, those feelings are always there," explains Kurylowicz, who speaks with a nervous but friendly intensity. "You're shamed by it every time they come up. Then you (start) running away.

"You stop being who you are. You become something that you think others will find more acceptable." Kurylowicz became a workaholic…

But he thought the source of his growing depression was overwork. He went into counseling, where in time he opened up about his sexuality.

"Every time I faced it, the better I felt," he recalls. He smiles often, furrows his brow frequently as he describes those days. Eventually he attended support groups for gays, which helped him shed layers of shame and fear. "It was the first time I saw more positive images of (gay) people," he says.
"I thought, 'What was I running away from?' "

…Meanwhile, classes in psychology and his own studies convinced Kurylowicz that homosexual orientation is not chosen,…

Gradually, he felt the pressure of suppressing his feelings lift, giving him "a tremendous capacity to live."

A few years ago he told family and friends he was gay. But he didn't decide to tell his congregation until he attended a national conference in March sponsored by New Ways Ministry, an organization advocating more understanding of gays in the Catholic Church.

Kurylowicz says his decision was triggered by a report that homosexually oriented children as young as 4 realize they're different. He was moved by the pain those children feel. Photo 

"Then I realized they don't have a voice, and I'm the one [a  Catholic priest] that's supposed to say something," Kurylowicz says. "That's why I couldn't walk away from it."…
Read complete report: Archived - The Grand Rapids Press

"Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide"
by Charles Honey – October 8, 2005
The Grand Rapids Press

When the Rev. Martin Kurylowicz came out to his Sparta parish eight years ago, he said he had struggled for years with his homosexuality.

The Catholic priest says the struggle would be made harder for many others if the Vatican issues new rules that reportedly would ban gays from becoming priests… 

…"I sizzled when I read it," said Kurylowicz, 55. "It's very hurtful, is what it is. In this day and age, there's no reason for it. It sends a message that there's something wrong with gays."

Kurylowicz said he spoke out then to raise awareness of violence against gays and teach others homosexuality is not a choice but an inborn trait. Church leaders still don't understand that and contribute to gays' poor self-esteem, he said…

…"Kids as young as 4 or 5 know they're different," said Kurylowicz, a psychotherapist… "They grow up with this pervasive guilt, which sabotages their growth and motivation." The result is thousands of dollars in therapy to accept their natural orientation, he said, adding, "Does the Vatican want to take that on, like the tobacco industry had to take on for the damage it caused consumers? "…
Read complete article: 
by Charles Honey - Religion Editor 
The Grand Rapids Press – Archives
No US Civil Laws To Protect Out Gay Priest Protecting Children - From Vatican Attacks To Silence

Ricky Martin says he's 'a fortunate homosexual man'
By Alan Duke, March 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Pop singer Ricky Martin declared publicly this week what he avoided discussing for years: He is gay.

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin wrote on his official Web site. "I am very blessed to be who I am."

…Now, Martin wrote, "these years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed."

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican native started off with the Latin boy band Menudo before launching his solo career in 1991. Photo 

His song "Livin' La Vida Loca" rose to the top of the music charts in 1999 and propelled Martin to stardom.

Martin said he decided years ago to not share "my entire truth" with the world because people he loved warned him that "everything you've built will collapse."

"Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage," he wrote. "Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions." …

Ricky Martin Comes Out: 'I Am a Fortunate Homosexual Man' - ABC News – Read more

“I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Ricky Martin – Read more

Ricky Martin,
In deep appreciation for your courage and kindness to children, with all best wishes to you and your family, Fr. Marty Kurylowicz 

Sexual Attraction and Orientation – Kids Health

About Sexual Orientation
It's a natural part of life to have sexual feelings. As people pass from childhood, through adolescence, to adulthood, their sexual feelings develop and change.

During the teen years, sexual feelings are awakened in new ways because of the hormonal and physical changes of puberty. These changes involve both the body and the mind, and teens tend to wonder about new — and often intense — sexual feelings.

It takes time for many people to understand who they are and who they're becoming. Part of that understanding includes a person's sexual feelings and attractions…

Do People Choose Their Sexual Orientation?
Most medical professionals, including organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Psychological Association (APA), believe that sexual orientation involves a complex mixture of biology, psychology, and environmental factors. A person's genes and inborn hormonal factors may play a role as well. These medical professionals believe that — in most cases — sexual orientation, whatever its causes, is not simply chosen…

Catholics lead the way on same-sex marriage
By Jonathan Capehart,
March 21, 2011 – The Washington Post

The Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that same-sex marriage is supported by 53 percent of those surveyed. That's amazing. For the first time in the poll's history, the level of support for marriage equality cracked 50 percent. For the first time, a majority of  men (53 percent) say yes to allowing gays to wed. But what's truly historic is where white Catholics are on this issue.Photo

The question was straightforward: “Do you think it should be illegal or legal for gay and lesbian couples to get married?” In February 2010, an astounding 55 percent of white Catholics said "legal." In the current poll, the number jumped 8 points to 63 percent. This Post-ABC News poll corresponds with a Gallup poll I gasped at in June 2010. That survey showed that Catholics (62 percent) and men (53 percent) were leading the charge on acceptance of same-sex marriage, which was supported by 52 percent of all surveyed…
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 CATHOLICS In the United States More Accepting Gay Marriage Than General Public – Following Personal Conscience

Report: Parting With Rome, Most American Catholics Favor Gay Rights 
by Eyder Peralta,
March 22, 2011 – National Pubic Radio NPR

A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute suggests a majority of Catholics are supportive of gay and lesbian rights…

— Only 39 percent of Catholics give their church top marks for its treatment of the issue of homosexuality.
— 56 percent of Catholics believe that homosexual sex is not a sin.
— When marriage is defined as a civil marriage "like you get at city hall," 71 percent of Catholics support it.

…Dr. Michelle Dillon, professor of sociology and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of New Hampshire,… It also, she said, highlights the division between American Catholics and the Vatican. Photo

"Most American Catholics believe that one can be a good Catholic and disagree with the Vatican and the bishops on issues of personal conscience," said Dillon…
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Majority of U.S. Catholics back gay rights in survey
March 22, 2011 - Reuters

In spite of, or perhaps because of, Roman Catholic church teachings condemning homosexuality, many lay Catholics in the United States be more accepting toward same-sex relationships than the general public, a new survey found.

“The big finding here is that American Catholics are at least 5 points more supportive than the general population across a range of gay and lesbian issues,” said Robert Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute,…

Overall, the survey found 53 percent of Catholics supported the idea of same-sex marriage, while the general public is evenly divided on the issue. Fifty-six percent of Catholics did not believe sexual relations between two adults of the same gender constituted a sin, compared to 46 percent of the general population…
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Majority Of Catholics Support Same-Sex Marriage, Same-Sex Sex Not A Sin 
March 22, 2011 – The New Civil Rights Movement

Gay marriage -> Restoring 
"Hope of Love" 
To Children In Early Childhood 
March 23, 2010 – by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Marriage Equality, like Galileo, is the truth about the facts of growing up gay. Marriage Equality will not become a reality until people learn that its most vital purpose is that it restores the “hope of love” to children in early childhood – essential to their development and well-being for life. 

Without Marriage Equality we teach children how to hate love and how to be mean and indifferent to people as adults. With all due respect, without Marriage Equality we would teach them in much the same way as has been shown by Benedict XVI and the hierarchy, especially in their lack of care and protection of children for decades.  

Sexual Orientation is less about sex and more about Love, being one with another human being.  Attachment Theory 
Nothing in life is more precious than the intimate relationships we have with love onesHealthy love relationships delight us give us confidence to take on challenges and support us in difficult times. 

Letters sent out:

July 2010 

President of the United States
United States Congress
United States Supreme Court
United States Department of Justice
50 United States Governors 

Dear -- --------, 

My name is Fr. Marty Kurylowicz, a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan ordained June 16, 1979.  

In March 1997, after attending a National Symposium of the New Ways Ministry that was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I learned that children as young as 4 and 5 years of age know that they are different. This feeling "different" is only identified in their adult years as being gay. However, the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms -- in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings -- are severe and last throughout a child’s lifetime.  

The harmful effects are not isolated only to these children who grow up to be gay, but also affect their families, siblings, friends and anyone whom they might consider special in their lives. They are a prescribed societal sentence of implicit isolation, which place at risk of suicide so many innocent adolescents and young adults. They stifle an enormous amount of human potential in the world that otherwise could be put to use for finding cures for diseases, offering better ways of maintaining peace among people and improving the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Gay Marriage - “SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE” Does Not Give Churches Or Benedict XVI - The Freedom To Abuse Children or Adults. July 2010 - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

California - 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

Schwarzenegger: Let Same-Sex Weddings Resume Now – Associated Press – August 7, 2010 - Fox News
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay…
"Doing so is consistent with California's long history of treating all people and their relationships with equal dignity and respect."

Jerry Brown, Attorney General California - Prop. 8 Ruling – August 2010 
… [Jerry Brown], he took the unusual step of refusing to defend Proposition 8, the statewide initiative barring gays and lesbians from marrying. He argued instead that the courts should strike down the measure because it unconstitutionally denies a minority group its rights. Politics Daily

"While there is still the potential for limited administrative burdens should future marriages of same-sex couples be later declared invalid, these potential burdens are outweighed by this Court’s conclusion, based on the overwhelming evidence, that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional," Brown [Attorney General California] wrote. "Accordingly, the harm to the plaintiffs outweighs any harm to the state defendants." The Advocate

GAY YOUTH SUICIDE | BENEDICT XVI & BISHOPS Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups – Negligence Protecting (1) Children & (2) LGBT Children | Family of Rutgers suicide victim lends name to bill – November 19, 2010 – CNN Photo 

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee - unyielding force supporting - DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL Repeal Act of 2010 – ENDS discriminatory policy that “forces young men and women to lie,” – to lie – “about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.” December 2010

Gov. Quinn to 'follow conscience' on unions
by Dave McKinney,
December 2, 2010 - Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief

Cuomo Says He’ll Push for Vote to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
By Thomas Kaplan
February 9, 2011 - The New York Times

Gay marriage: Obama administration won't defend part of marriage act
By David G. Savage and James Oliphant,
Washington Bureau,
February 23, 2011 – Los Angeles Times Photo

Eric Holder, Attorney General,
U.S. Department of Justice
Defense of Marriage Act 
February 23, 2011
… while sexual orientation carries no visible badge, a growing scientific consensus accepts that sexual orientation is a characteristic that is immutable, seeRichard A. Posner, Sex and Reason 101 (1992); it is undoubtedly unfair to require sexual orientation to be hidden from view to avoid discrimination, see Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-321, 124 Stat. 3515 (2010).

Same-sex marriage: Courts expected to heed Obama move
by Bob Egelko,
February 24, 2011 – San Francisco Chronicle
“Gays and lesbians have been oppressed historically, lack substantial political power, should not be asked to suppress their identities, and have the same ability as heterosexuals to contribute to society, Holder said.”

Obama Ending Defense of DOMA Draws Gillibrand Praise
February 23, 2011 – Politics on the Hudson

Gillibrand To Albany: Pass Gay Marriage, End ‘Institutionalized Discrimination’ 
Capital Tonight

Md.'s top leaders cross Catholic hierarchy on gay marriage
February 24, 2011 – The Washington Post
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley regularly attends a weekday Mass and has sent his four children to Catholic schools.

House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) used to teach and coach at his old Catholic high school in Annapolis.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) grew up serving as an altar boy in the idyllic wood-frame Catholic church his family helped build in Clinton.

But the presence of three Catholics at the helm in Annapolis hasn't stopped a same-sex marriage bill from wending its way through the legislature, triggering deep disappointment among church leaders as it suggests a waning of Catholic influence in this heavily Catholic state…
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Office of Public Affairs

Letter from the Attorney General to Congress on Litigation Involving the Defense of Marriage Act 
WASHINGTON – The Attorney General sent the following letter today to Congressional leadership to inform them of the Department’s course of action in two lawsuits, Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States, challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage for federal purposes as only between a man and a woman. A copy of the letter is also attached. 

The Honorable John A. Boehner


U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC   20515

                        Re:   Defense of Marriage Act

Dear Mr. Speaker:

… Excerpt

Standard of Review

The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the appropriate level of scrutiny for classifications based on sexual orientation.   It has, however, rendered a number of decisions that set forth the criteria that should inform this and any other judgment as to whether heightened scrutiny applies:   (1) whether the group in question has suffered a history of discrimination; (2) whether individuals “exhibit obvious, immutable, or distinguishing characteristics that define them as a discrete group”; (3) whether the group is a minority or is politically powerless; and (4) whether the characteristics distinguishing the group have little relation to legitimate policy objectives or to an individual’s “ability to perform or contribute to society.”   See Bowen v. Gilliard, 483 U.S. 587, 602-03 (1987); City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Ctr., 473 U.S. 432, 441-42 (1985).  

Each of these factors counsels in favor of being suspicious of classifications based on sexual orientation.   First and most importantly, there is, regrettably, a significant history of purposeful discrimination against gay and lesbian people, by governmental as well as private entities, based on prejudice and stereotypes that continue to have ramifications today.   Indeed, until very recently, states have “demean[ed] the[] existence” of gays and lesbians “by making their private sexual conduct a crime.”   Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558, 578 (2003).iii

Second, while sexual orientation carries no visible badge, a growing scientific consensus accepts that sexual orientation is a characteristic that is immutable, see Richard A. Posner, Sex and Reason 101 (1992); it is undoubtedly unfair to require sexual orientation to be hidden from view to avoid discrimination,see Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-321, 124 Stat. 3515 (2010).

Third, the adoption of laws like those at issue in Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996), and Lawrence, the longstanding ban on gays and lesbians in the military, and the absence of federal protection for employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation show the group to have limited political power and “ability to attract the [favorable] attention of the lawmakers.”   Cleburne, 473 U.S. at 445.   And while the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act and pending repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell indicate that the political process is not closedentirely to gay and lesbian people, that is not the standard by which the Court has judged “political powerlessness.”   Indeed, when the Court ruled that gender-based classifications were subject to heightened scrutiny, women already had won major political victories such as the Nineteenth Amendment (right to vote) and protection under Title VII (employment discrimination).  

Finally, there is a growing acknowledgment that sexual orientation “bears no relation to ability to perform or contribute to society.”   Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677, 686 (1973) (plurality).   Recent evolutions in legislation (including the pending repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell), in community practices and attitudes, in case law (including the Supreme Court’s holdings in Lawrence andRomer), and in social science regarding sexual orientation all make clear that sexual orientation is not a characteristic that generally bears on legitimate policy objectives.   See, e.g., Statement by the President on the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (“It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed.”)

To be sure, there is substantial circuit court authority applying rational basis review to sexual-orientation classifications.   We have carefully examined each of those decisions.  Many of them reason only that if consensual same-sex sodomy may be criminalized under Bowers v. Hardwick, then it follows that no heightened review is appropriate – a line of reasoning that does not survive the overruling of Bowers inLawrence v. Texas, 538 U.S. 558 (2003).iv Others rely on claims regarding “procreational responsibility” that the Department has disavowed already in litigation as unreasonable, or claims regarding the immutability of sexual orientation that we do not believe can be reconciled with more recent social science understandings.v And none engages in an examination of all the factors that the Supreme Court has identified as relevant to a decision about the appropriate level of scrutiny.   Finally, many of the more recent decisions have relied on the fact that the Supreme Court has not recognized that gays and lesbians constitute a suspect class or the fact that the Court has applied rational basis review in its most recent decisions addressing classifications based on sexual orientation, Lawrenceand But neither of those decisions reached, let alone resolved, the level of scrutiny issue because in both the Court concluded that the laws could not even survive the more deferential rational basis standard…
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A $363,000 Tax Bill to Widow Led to Obama Shift in Defense of Marriage Act - by Andrew M. Harris,
February 28, 2011 - Bloomberg

First Openly Gay Person the:
White House Announces Jeremy Bernard as Social Secretary
February 25, 2011
Office of the Press Secretary – The White House

Key To the Protection of Children Is:
Beginning first with:
Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing Up Gay   
Safeguards - Gay Marriage From REPEAL

The CENTRAL ROUTE To Decision-Making - Permanent Change In Attitude
“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!!!
Roman Catholic - hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” 
ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests - WATERGATE?

No “Checks and Balances”

A major problem with the hierarchical structure of the Roman Catholic Church is that there are no “checks and balances.” When the necessary “checks and balances” are not in place to protect any organization, it leaves “not making waves” the rule that governs the hierarchy and opens the way to many devastating mistakes harmful to everyone and allows corruption to grow. The following statements are harsh statements, but unfortunately they are heavily documented. (1) Benedict XVI and his hierarchy failed to protect children from child sexual abuse for decades. (2) They mistreated and intimidated the victims and their families who came to report the child sexual abuse, in order to cover up publicity of any child sexual abuse. (3) They failed to protect children by repeatedly reassigning the child sexual abusers to assignments where children would be present. (4) When the hierarchy’s criminal negligence failing to protect children became public, globally, in 2002 they shifted the blame wrongfully onto gay priests. Photo

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Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin

(5) By falsely, against known research to the contrary, blaming gay priests they implicated the entire LGBT community and how they are fighting against Marriage Equality. When the scientific facts known for decades about human sexuality have been discounted with no substantiated facts given to explain why, it causes many questions whether Benedict XVI and the hierarchy’s fight against Marriage Equality is more a fight to maintained the cover-up of the hierarchy’s criminal negligence failing to protect children? Benedict XVI and his hierarchy need to clearly offer substantiated reasons why they are against Marriage Equality. This statement needs to be spelled out in great detail and follow Pope John Paul II’s test of truth of not separating science and religion.(6) Benedict XVI and the hierarchy’s continuous public propaganda against homosexuality encourages public intolerance towards LGBTQ&I adults and children. They continue to do this even though this summer 2 major Christian denominations approved LGBT singled and partnered people for all forms of ordained ministries. (7) Benedict XVI and the hierarchy’s continuous promulgation of the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings that are harmful to children in their early childhood psychological developmental years, harm that is crippling throughout their lives. 
They have continued this even after the beginning of the year, 2009, the Family Acceptance Project research studies had shown the negative effects caused to youths, when their sexual orientation is not accepted, having health problems, suicidal ideation, etc. They ignore all the major medical, psychiatric, psychological and social workers national and international professional associations regarding their findings regarding human sexuality and sexual orientation. WHEN DO WE START PROTECTING CHILDREN?!?!

Written by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
December 17, 2009 – Revised January 15, 2010

Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups
TC 2/21/11

All the Vatican's ANTIGAY TEACHINGS are UNSUBSTANTIATED = Anti-intellectualism (Hitler Youth, Book Burning) = NOT based on any Authoritative Facts from the bible or science = IRRATIONAL = Vatican Condemning Galileo 1632 ≠ ROMAN CATHOLIC ≠ Victimization of Opponents to Gay Rights = Kids Are Being Hurt!!! | * * * * * * Benedict XVI 30 yrs Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups – 3/9/11 


Obama 1st US call for gay rights at the UN 
“Human rights are the inalienable right of every person, no matter who they are or who they love” 
US Ambassador - March 23, 2011

Vatican tells U.N. that critics of gays under attack
by Tom Heneghan,
March 22, 2011 – Reuters Africa

GENEVA (Reuters) - People who criticise gay sexual relations for religious or moral reasons are increasingly being attacked and vilified for their views, a Vatican diplomat told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday.

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said the Roman Catholic Church deeply believed that human sexuality was a gift reserved for married heterosexual couples. But those who express these views are faced with "a disturbing trend," he said.

"People are being attacked for taking positions that do not support sexual behaviour between people of the same sex," he told the current session of the Human Rights Council.

"When they express their moral beliefs or beliefs about human nature ... they are stigmatised, and worse -- they are vilified, and prosecuted..,
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Ratzinger [Benedict XVI], [Bishop Walter] Hurley [Detroit/GR, MI], Maida [Detroit, MI] & Accomplices [e.g. Edward Peters, Detroit, MI]
 - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! (Sequential Order of Reactions)

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its wayEmile Zola

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3 Photo 

Detroit Base
Vatican Inquisition Personnel Against LGBT People
New Ways Ministry
Ratzinger, Hurley & Maida

Pope Blasts U.K. Anti-Discrimination Laws
by Associated Press,
February 2, 2010 – CBS News
In Speech, Benedict Raises Fears that Vatican Could Be Prosecuted for Stances Against Gays

Anti-gay Vatican plays victim card, wants tolerance for homophobia
by Michael Stone,
March 24, 2011 –
The Vatican is upset, and feeling like a victim. The Vatican is angry that the world is no longer willing to tolerate the alleged homophobia of the Catholic Church. However, not everybody is sympathetic to the Vatican's claim of victimization. 

Tuesday the Vatican condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution in support of gay rights. The resolution was sponsored by 85 countries including the United States. The Vatican objects to this resolution that simply and clearly states that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love.

By Thursday, the Vatican's statement was being met with scorn and derision on social media sites across the web. Many are baffled at what appears to be a plea by the Catholic Church for the world to tolerate bigotry and intolerance towards the gay and lesbian community.

Apparently the U.N. resolution affirming that "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights" is unacceptable to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church…
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Gay Marriage & Benedict XVI’s Obsession “…HITLER YOUTH brainwashed young Germans into support of their prejudices and policies against homosexuality.” 
Hidden holocaust?: gay and lesbian persecution in Germany, 1933-45” 
By Günter Grau, 1995
TC 3/13/11

Hitler’s Anti-intellectualism - downfall of German science & Germany’s eventual destruction in 1945 – HITLER YOUTH Benedict XVI’s Rejection of Gender Theory – Gay Marriage
TC 3/17/11

"Authoritarian ≠ Authoritative,
Unsubstantiated Antigay Teachings ≠ Well-informed Conscience ≠ Roman Catholic"

Homosexuality & The Bible - Galileo | Homophobia | Well-informed Conscience = Roman Catholic

What you cannot do is accept injustice.
From Hitler – or anyone.
You must make the injustice visible – be prepared to die like a soldier to do so.
Mahatma Gandhi

Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

Governor Cuomo Is Brushing Off Idiocy & Corruption In The Catholic Church – NOT The Catholic Church – March 7, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:43 am
Thalamus Center

Cuomo Says He’ll Push for Vote to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
By Thomas Kaplan Photo 
February 9, 2011 - The New York Times

New York Governor attacked by Vatican adviser
for taking Communion as his glamorous home life with girlfriend Sandra Lee is revealed
24th February 2011 – Mail Online

Catholic Professor Says Cuomo Shouldn't Get Communion
Associated Press Rachel Zoll and Michael Hill,
February 23, 2011 – The Huffington Post
ALBANY, N.Y. — A consultant for the Vatican's high court says he believes New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo shouldn't receive the Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because he is not married to his live-in girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee.

Edward Peters, who's also a conservative Catholic blogger and seminary professor in Detroit, called the living arrangement "public concubinage" and said that Cuomo taking Communion would be sacrilegious…
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Edward Peters
Sacred Heart Major Seminary Photo 
2701 Chicago Boulevard ·
Detroit, MI 48206

Cardinal Maida Detroit, MI

Ratzinger [Benedict XVI] and Maida 
Notification Regarding Sister Jeannine Gramick, SSND, and Father Robert Nugent, SDS - New Ways Ministry
…In 1988 the Holy See established a commission under the presidency of Cardinal Adam Maida to study and evaluate their public statements and activities, and to determine whether these were faithful to Catholic teaching on homosexuality…
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Machinations of Benedict XVI Denials Leaking Documents Homosexual Overtones To Publicly Discredit Prominent Catholic Editor Who Criticized Italian PM - A Supporter of Benedict XVI Issues - February 9, 2010 Photo 

Silvio Berlusconi attacks gays to ‘woo’ Roman Catholics
by Fred Attewill
28th February, 2011 – 

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Vatican accuses Italian media of smear campaign
by Philip Pullella,
February 10, 2010  - Reuters South Africa
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican accused Italian media on Tuesday of waging an "insulting" smear campaign against it and Pope Benedict by running embarrassing stories about palace intrigue and Byzantine plotting inside its walls.

With a rare statement issued by its Secretariat of State, the Vatican broke its silence after two weeks of stories about events that led up to the resignation last September of Dino Boffo, influential editor of the Catholic newspaper Avvenire.

The reports said top Vatican officials had sent an Italian newspaper owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's family a false document alleging Boffo had been accused of harassment by a woman with whose husband he was having a homosexual affair.

Since January 23, Vatican officials have seen stories with headlines such as "The Poison of Cardinals," "Vatican Intrigue" and "Hunger for Power in the Vatican."…
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Vatican intrigue hits new level over leak,
by Associated Press,
February 9, 2010 -
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican denied Tuesday that it leaked documents that led to the resignation of a prominent Catholic editor, intervening in a tale of ecclesiastical intrigue that has dominated Italian headlines for weeks.

The Vatican No. 2 issued a statement saying reports that Vatican officials leaked the documents were false and that Pope Benedict XVI himself "deplored these unjust and insulting attacks" that were "defaming the Holy See."

The statement — unusual in its line-by-line denial of unsourced rumors — was confirmation that what had been a strictly Italian church scandal had reached the highest echelons of power in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and that the pope clearly wanted to put an end to it…

Italian newspapers routinely publish unsourced stories about the latest Italian political intrigue. They also publish unsourced reports about machinations in the Vatican. Rarely, though, do such reports elicit such a thorough and high-ranking denial as the one issued by Bertone.
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Vatican orders
(1) Absolute Secrecy
(2) Throw Out Anyone Who Breaks Secrecy Of Child Sexual Abuse 

Sex Crimes Cover-Up By Vatican?
By Dan Collins,
August 6, 2003 – CBS Evening News

Secret Document Told Bishops To Conceal Allegations Against Priests
(CBS) For decades, priests in this country abused children in parish after parish while their superiors covered it all up. Now it turns out the orders for this cover up were written in Rome at the highest levels of the Vatican.

CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales has uncovered a church document kept secret for 40 years.

The confidential Vatican document, obtained by CBS News, lays out a church policy that calls for absolute secrecy when it comes to sexual abuse by priests - anyone who speaks out could be thrown out of the church
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Gay Marriage - “SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE” Does Not Give Churches Or Benedict XVI - The Freedom To Abuse Children or Adults. 
July 2010 - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Pope 'obstructed' sex abuse inquiry
by Jamie Doward,
April 24, 2005 - The Observer

Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups
TC 2/21/11

Vatican blocks gay human rights vote at the UN.
Peter Tatchell  Photo 


If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Ted Kennedy Eulogy May 23, 1994

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