Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gay Marriage – Maine’s bishop Malone follows Benedict XVI & drops SCIENCE as part of a WELL-INFORMED CONSCIENCE – Against Pope John Paul II – To Never Separate - SCIENCE and RELIGION --- “SCIENCE can purify religion from error and superstition; RELIGION can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.”

Catholic hierarchy & Benedict XVI - Denying the Science of Sexual Orientation

Maine's top Catholic speaks against gay marriage - October 26, 2012
          …‘‘Catholic whose conscience has been properly formed by scripture and church teaching cannot justify a vote for a candidate or referendum question’’ that opposes church teachings… Read more:

Vatican Cardinal on Gays and Transsexuals: 'No Heaven for You!' December 3, 2009
          Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, a Mexican cardinal who this year retired as the Vatican's chief spokesman on health care issues, including AIDS, has given a pointed interview to a Rome magazine in which he says that homosexuals and transgendered people will not go to heaven, and he cites Saint Paul by way of backup…
          …Catholic leaders in Rome, and a few in the United States, have been wary of accepting scientific research showing that homosexuality could be biologically determined to a great degree. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says only that its "psychological genesis remains largely unexplained" and says homosexuality is "objectively disordered" and can never be approved. It calls on homosexuals to live chaste lives.
          …In a sign that the Vatican prefers to take a more nuanced approach to homosexuality, a papal spokesman told Reuters that Pontifex should not be considered an authority on Catholic thinking "on complex and delicate issues such as homosexuality."

New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem – 11/18/09

Praise for report on gay priests and sex abuse – 11/20/09

BALTIMORE -- Gay Catholics and victims of clergy sexual abuse are hailing preliminary results of a study commissioned by U.S. Catholic bishops that says gay priests are no more likely than straight clergy to sexually abuse minors.
Still, some bishops gathered here Nov. 16-18 for their semi-annual meeting said it is premature to say whether the church leaders who had asserted such a link were wrong…
"I wouldn't put a lot of credence in it," said Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis...
RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests, WATERGATE? – 12/17/09
Benedict XVI 30 years of Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups

WELL-INFORMED CONSCIENCEProtect Religious Freedom – but not TYRANNY in Religion - 6/20/11
After 350 Years, Vatican Says Galileo Was Right: It Moves – October 31, 1992
          …the persecution of the Italian astronomer and physicist for proving the Earth moves around the Sun. Photo
          At the time of his condemnation, Galileo had won fame and the patronage of leading Italian powers like the Medicis and Barberinis for discoveries he had made with the astronomical telescope he had built. But when his observations led him to proof of the Copernican theory of the solar system, in which the sun and not the earth is the center, and which the Church regarded as heresy, Galileo was summoned to Rome by the Inquisition. Forced to Recant
          By the end of his trial, Galileo was forced to recant his own scientific findings as "abjured, cursed and detested," a renunciation that caused him great personal anguish but which saved him from being burned at the stake.
          Since then, the Church has taken various steps to reverse its opposition to Galileo's conclusions. In 1757, Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" was removed from the Index, a former list of publications banned by the Church. When the latest investigation, conducted by a panel of scientists, theologians and historians, made a preliminary report in 1984, it said that Galileo had been wrongfully condemned. More recently, Pope John Paul II himself has said that the scientist was "imprudently opposed."… Read more:

Vatican Science Panel Told By Pope: Galileo Was Right - November 01, 1992
          …Moving formally to rectify a wrong, Pope John Paul II acknowledged in a speech today that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in condemning Galileo 359 years ago for asserting that the Earth revolves around the Sun…
          The address by the Pope before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences closed a 13-year investigation into the Church's condemnation of Galileo in 1633, one of history's most notorious conflicts between faith and science. Galileo was forced to recant his scientific findings to avoid being burned at the stake and spent the remaining eight years of his life under house arrest…
          John Paul said the theologians who condemned Galileo did not recognize the formal distinction between the Bible and its interpretation.
"This led them unduly to transpose into the realm of the doctrine of the faith, a question which in fact pertained to scientific investigation…

          Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.

          Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (cf. Ex 33:18; Ps 27:8-9; 63:2-3; Jn 14:8; 1 Jn 3:2).
The drama of the separation of faith and reason
…Another of the many consequences of this separation was an ever deeper mistrust with regard to reason itself. In a spirit both sceptical and agnostic, some began to voice a general mistrust, which led some to focus more on faith and others to deny its rationality altogether…
          They did not hesitate to present themselves as new religions serving as a basis for projects which, on the political and social plane, gave rise to totalitarian systems which have been disastrous for humanity…

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Witness Galileo's famous struggle to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his discoveries about the cosmos. Airing October 29, 2002 on PBS Aired October 29, 2002 on PBS
…Saying that faith should never conflict with reason, Pope John Paul II used the very words Galileo had once written in his own defense. The Pope, like Galileo, believed that the scriptures can never err, but theologians can err in their interpretation. The Pope expressed the church's regret that the Galileo affair had contributed to a "tragic mutual misunderstanding" between religion and science… Read more:

II. Working Toward a New Unity
          Several obstacles stand in the way of establishing a new unity between science and religious faith. First, there are some who believe that no working relationship between science and faith can be established (whether in the hearts of individuals, or between institutions such as the Church and the scientific community). In their view, science and faith are fundamentally opposed to each other. Adherents of this view can be found on both sides of the debate. Some reject the findings of science for religious reasons, while others reject the tenets of faith for scientific reasons…
          Conversely, many individuals of sincere religious conviction (whether Christians, Muslims or Jews), often reject science - in whole or in part - because they so frequently encounter scientists attacking the deepest tenets of their faith: they encounter scientists who claim that material reality is all that exists, that it was not "created" because there is no God, and that there is no immortal soul, because consciousness is only a product of physical/chemical processes. Moreover, these same scientists will often logically conclude from their premises that there is no such thing as sin. The only values or disvalues that exist, exist on the level of functionality, and lead to the question: Is it useful or is it pleasurable?
          These two extremes should be familiar to all of us, because - in the American experience - they are the level at which public discourse between science and religion often, if not exclusively, occurs. One extreme represents what is commonly called creationism, a view which absolutizes biblical revelation, claiming that it is the source of all truth, even scientific truth. The other extreme is that of scientism, which absolutizes science's quantitative method of investigation and makes the very unscientific claim that only the quantifiable (i.e., the material or measurable) exists…
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Science and faith in the search for truth – Pope John Paul II – November 15, 1980
Faith can never conflict with reason
The 'Galileo case' teaches us that different branches of knowledge call for different methods, each of which brings out various aspects of reality…

John Paul II, Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Speech delivered at the concluding summary presented by the commission on the Galileo Affair, October 31, 1992.
Not Translated into English on the Vatican Website – though it is translated into [French, German, Italian]

English translation from:

          3. Let us think, for example, of the working out of new theories at the scientific level in order to take account of the emergence of living beings. In a correct method, one could not interpret them immediately and in the exclusive framework of science. In particular, when it is a question of the living being which is man, and of his brain, it cannot be said that these theories of themselves constitute an affirmation or a denial of the spiritual soul, or that they provide a proof of the doctrine of creation, or that, on the contrary, they render it useless.
          A further work of interpretation is needed. This is precisely the object of philosophy, which is the study of the global meaning of the data of experience, and therefore also of the phenomena gathered and analyzed by the sciences.
          Contemporary culture demands a constant effort to synthesize knowledge and integrate learning. Of course, the successes which we see are due to the specialization of research. But unless this is balanced by a reflection concerned with articulating the various branches of knowledge, there is a great risk that we shall have a ‘shattered culture', which would in fact be the negation of true culture. A true culture cannot be conceived of without humanism and wisdom.
          4. I was moved by similar concerns on 10 November 1979, at the time of the first centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein, where I expressed the hope before this same Academy that ‘theologians, scholars and historians, animated by a spirit of sincere collaboration, will study the Galileo case more deeply and, in frank recognition of wrongs from whatever side they come, dispel the mistrust that still opposes, in many minds, a fruitful concord between science and faith. A Study Commission was constitute for this purpose on 3 July 1981. The very year when we are celebrating the 350th anniversary of Galileo's death, the Commission is presenting today, at the conclusion of its work, a number of publications which I value highly. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Cardinal Poupard, who was entrusted with coordinating the Commission's research in its concluding phase. To all the experts who in any way took part in the proceedings of the four groups that guided this multidisciplinary study, I express my profound satisfaction and my deep gratitude. The work that has been carried out for more than tens years responds to a guideline suggested by the Second Vatican Council and enables us to shed more light on several important aspects of the question. In the future, it will be impossible to ignore the Commission's conclusions.
          One might perhaps be surprised that, at the end of the Academy's study week on the subject of the emergence of complexity in the various sciences, I am returning to the Galileo case. Has not this case long been shelved and heave not the errors committed been recognized?
          That is certainly true. However, the underlying problems of this case concern both the nature of science and the message of faith. It is therefore not to be excluded that one day we shall find ourselves in a similar situation, one which will require both sides to have an informed awareness of the field and of the limits of their own competencies. The approach provided by the theme of complexity could provide an illustration of this.
          5. A twofold question is at the heart of the debate of which Galileo was the center.
          The first is of the epistemological order and concerns biblical hermeneutics. In this regard, two points must again be raised. In the first place, like of his adversaries, Galileo mane no distinction between the scientific approach to natural phenomena and a reflection on nature, of the philosophical order, which that approach generally calls for. That is why he rejected the suggestion made to him to present the Copernican system as a hypothesis, inasmuch as it had not been confirmed by irrefutable proof. Such, therefore, was an exigency of the experimental method of which he was the inspired founder.
          Secondly, the geocentric representation of the world was commonly admitted in the culture of the time as fully agreeing with the teaching of the Bible, of which certain expressions, taken literally, seemed to affirm geocentrism. The problem posed by theologians of that age was, therefore, that of the compatibility between heliocentrism and Scripture.
          Thus the new science, with its methods and the freedom of research which they implied, obliged theologians to examine their own criteria of scriptural interpretation. Most of them did not know how to do so.
          Paradoxically, Galileo, a sincere believer, showed himself to be more perceptive in this regard than the theologians who opposed him. ‘If Scripture cannot err,' he wrote to Benedetto Castelli, “certain of its interpreters and commentators can and do so in many ways.” [Letter of 21 November 1613, in Edizione Nazion a le delle Oper e di Galileo Galilei , edited by . A. Favaro, Firenze 1968, vol. V, p. 282]. We also know of his letter to Christine de Lorraine (1615) which is like a short treatise on biblical hermeneutics.
          6. From this we can now draw of our first conclusion. The birth of a new way of approaching the study of natural phenomena demands a clarification on the part of all disciplines of knowledge. It obliges them to define ore clearly their own field, their approach, their methods, as well as the precise import of their conclusions. In other words, this new way requires each discipline to become more rigorously ware of its own nature.
          The upset caused by the Copernican system thus demanded epistemological reflection on the biblical sciences, an effort which later would produce abundant fruit in modern exegetical works and which found sanction and a new stimulus in the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum of the Second Vatican Council.
          7. The crisis that I have just recalled is not the only factor to have had repercussions on biblical interpretation. Here we are concerned with the second aspect of the problem, its pastoral dimension.
          By virtue of her own mission, the Church has the duty to be attentive to the pastoral consequences of her teaching. Before all else, let it be clear that this teaching must correspond to the truth. But it is a question of knowing how to judge a new scientific datum when it seems to contradict the truths of faith. The pastoral judgment which the Copernican theory required was difficult to make, in so far as geocentrism seemed to be a part of scriptural teaching itself. It would have been necessary all at once to overcome habits of thought and to devise a way of teaching capable of enlightening the people of God. Let us say, in a general way, that the pastor ought to show a genuine boldness, avoiding the double trap of a hesitant attitude and of hasty judgment, both of which can cause considerable harm.
          8. Another crisis, similar to the one we are speaking of, can be mentioned here. In the last century and at the beginning of our own, advanced in the historical sciences made it possible to acquire a new understanding of the Bible and of the biblical world. The rationalist context in which these data were most often presented seemed to make them dangerous to the Christian faith. Certain people, in their concern to defend the faith, thought it necessary to reject firmly-based historical conclusions. That was a hasty and unhappy decision. The work of a pioneer like Fr. Lagrange was able to make the necessary discernment on the basis of dependable criteria.
          It is necessary to repeat here what I have said above. It is a duty for theologians to keep themselves regularly informed of scientific advances in order to examine, if such be necessary, whether or not there are reasons for taking them into account in their reflection or for introducing changes in their teaching.
          9. If contemporary culture is marked by a tendency to scientism, the cultural horizon of Galileo's age was uniform and carried the imprint of a particular philosophical formation. This unitary character of culture, which in itself is positive and desirable even in our own day, was one of the reasons for Galileo's condemnation. The majority of theologians did not recognize the formal distinction between Sacred Scripture and its interpretation, and this led them unduly to transpose into the realm of the doctrine of the faith a question which in fact pertained to scientific investigation... Read more:
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Benedict XVI Rejection of Human Sciences (e.g. psychology) – Repeating - Hitler’s Rejection of Modern Science

Gay Marriage – Benedict XVI & Hitler’s Rejection of Modern Science - Public Propaganda to Systematically Dehumanize Whole Groups of People – including Children

Catholic Archbishop of Seattle Hunthausen issues a letter against homosexual discrimination - July 1, 1977
          On July 1, 1977, the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, the Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen, publicly defends the rights of gays and lesbians. The letter is reprinted in the Seattle Gay News.
          Archbishop Hunthausen had many disagreements with the Vatican over gay rights, women’s rights, and other social issues. Photo
          The letter from Archbishop of Seattle Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen made public July 1, 1977, is here reprinted along with the brief introduction to it that appeared in the Seattle Gay News... Read more:

Photo - St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Washington

*** Cardinal Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) in 1985 sent a letter to Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington.  In that letter Ratzinger details his understanding regarding the value of human sciences as having little importance or words to this effect. It is dangerously life threatening to millions of people, including children for anyone in a global leadership role, such as, Benedict XVI to espouse to this kind of pervasive anti-intellectual perspective regarding all of humanity.  In this regard – Benedict XVI repeating Hilter’s rejection of modern science, which allowed him to deem some people to be less than human and therefore could be treated as such.  Hitler was able to through the constant use of public propaganda to systematically dehumanize the entire population of Jewish people, and many groups of people, including homosexuals that to the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Vatican Crackdown - 1983 of Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington for Supporting gays and lesbians 1970’s – by Ratzinger(Benedict XVI)
Benedict XVI / Ratzinger born Germany 4/18/1927
Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany, and a 12-year reign of terror across Europe began. Could history repeat itself?
Benedict XVI - Pope's Nazi past a former Hitler Youth member msnbc 2005 Photo
HITLER’S CHILDREN - A 5-part documentary by Guido Knopp – Video
Hitler's Children - EDUCATION Episode 3 of 5
Part II – Carnival 1938 in Nuremberg – The amateur footage documents the Shrovetide Revelry in the Third Reich.  One of the floats is decorated with the anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew hanging from the gallows as if it were the most natural thing in the world.Read more:

One has only to review the news media reports of Benedict XVI and the hierarchy for this past year or so leading up to the USA general presidential elections (as well as globally) to identify the startling identical use of public propaganda to dehumanize the entire gay (LGBT) population of human beings – in their antigay marriage statements, however, disguised follows the same format of Hitler’s campaign against the victims of the Holocaust. Photo
AUSCHWITZ -- CHRISTMAS 2008 -- A flashback far more severe than in --- BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
The Pope's Christmas Condemnation of Transsexuals – 12/23/08
Pontiff equates gender theories with threat to rainforests, and calls for an 'ecology of man’ - 12/23/08
GAY MARRIAGE – Propaganda Tactics|B16’s Naturalistic fallacy & Homosexuality - Dehumanizing, Depriving Civil Rights, Silencing Gays - Covering Up B16 Crimes Against Children 30+yrs? |PART 5
Catholic theologian – Fr. Hans Küng … Urges confronting - Catholic hierarchy CORRUPTION - 10/5/12
Benedict XVI “AUTHORITARIAN SYSTEM" parallels Germany's Nazi dictatorship
-       UNCONDITIONAL OBEDIENCE - Oath of Allegiance to Hitler
-       CRUSHING any form of Clerical Dissent
Gay Marriage – Archbishop Dolan NY - not presenting CATHOLICISM but rather TOTALITARIANISM…posted 9/28/11

GAY MARRIAGE – UNIDENTIFIED - Internalized Homophobia - Benedict XVI, Hierarchy…

B16: Save the rainforest–Stop gay marriage! - December 22, 2008
Pope: Gay marriage threatens humanity’s future - January 9, 2012
Pope denounces gay marriage lobby to US bishops, 3/9/12

Vatican Calling For Male Prostitutes
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
(Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she will still find her way back.)
Vatican hit by gay sex scandal - March 4, 2010 
The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting... 
Benedict's ceremonial ushers, as well as a member of the Vatican choir, were involved in a gay prostitution ring – March 6, 2010

Benedict XVI Dismisses Science Reason – Natural Law Photo

It was also revealed that almost immediately after Ratzinger became Benedict XVI 2005, he had all the scientists removed from committees in the Vatican.  At that time there was a real shock and concerned for people as to how could theologians alone make decisions regarding sexual orientation. This truly began the point of the blind leading the blind. It was not only that the scientists who were removed, but Benedict XVI dismissed all scientific data, as irrelevant.
1986 - Warnings to Vatican inquisitor – valuing rigidity of doctrine over people
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Ratzinger & the persecution of Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger…efforts to prevent the evolution in church teaching toward acceptance of homosexuals - a timeline beginning 1984 - Milestones in campaign to hold the doctrinal line - National Catholic Reporter, July 30, 1999

This becomes painfully obvious in Benedict XVI and the hierarchy’s irrational public statements regarding homosexuals and gay marriage because they are completely divorced from reality. Benedict XVI after removing all the scientists then all he had left was to obsessively focus on a human construct such as “natural law,” which is meaningless without the insight of science. All that Benedict XVI knows is “natural law” concepts, however, this is an incomplete picture of the world of all that God created, because it negates the ability of human mind to continually to explore, to discover and to learn…
GAY MARRIAGE - Benedict XVI Dismisses Science Reason – NATURAL LAW | Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely | PART 1
Extermination or Reeducation?  The concentration camp was one weapon in the campaign to bring state and society into conformity with fascism.  If physical extermination formed the most frightful    instrument of that policy, it was not the only one.  A range of    attempts were made to isolate people and to use fear to inhibit    "undesirable" behavior...Homosexuals, political    prisoners, and Jehovah's Witnesses are among the groups who were  sent to the concentration camps for reeducation.  They were supposed to renounce their particular orientation.  The very fact of their incarceration restrained their ideological comrades   outside the camps from becoming active in the struggle against Nazism... Photo
Lautmann, Ruediger. "Gay Prisoners in Concentration Camps as Compared with Jehovah's Witnesses and Political Prisoners," - in Michael Berenbaum, ed., - A Mosaic of Victims: Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis (New York. 1990), pp. 200-221.
Gay Marriage & Benedict XVI’s Antigay Obsession - Continuation “…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.

But the real reasons for the Vatican crackdown on me this July 2012 – (which I am still in the process of dealing with) is hidden in the list of canon law charges against me – the first, is for my “coming out” March 1997.  It is unbelievable that I am now being charged - 15 years after I came out. However, the second is the main reason, which is because I started and have continued this “Thalamus Center - Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing up Gay” – blog. It is hard to believe that the “Thalamus Center” could be a threat to Benedict XVI.  However, it is not too hard to believe after I recently received President Obama’s letter dated August 28, 2012 in which he stated his appreciation for my perspective of Gay (LGBT) rights.  Photo
GAY RIGHTS – US President Obama 2012 - Appreciate Perspective Gay (LGBT) Rights – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – Gay (LGBT) Rights Begins with Children --- | GAY RIGHTS – Supported by Catholic Clergy – Benedict XVI/Ratzinger 30 yrs. Attacks, Silences & Removes - 1983 Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle – posted 10/10/12
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
“Conflict in the Catholic Hierarchy:
A Study of Coping Strategies in the Hunthausen Affair,
with Preferential Attention to Discursive Strategies” 2003
by Timothy Peter Schillin

Brief excerpts:

Chapter 6 - Narrative and Analysis of the Rome-Hunthausen Case: The Early Stage (1978-September 1986) Photo

…the 9.30.85 Ratzinger Letter
…Ratzinger’s letter is a vision of the Church which he expresses explicitly and repeatedly…a demonstration of Ratzinger’s personal possession of expert power. According to this vision, there is a clear, consistent and true teaching of the Church which can be known and passed on (the authentic tradition is singular). The duty of the hierarchy in relationship to this teaching is to defend it and pass it on untainted with error. (Contrast this with Hunthausen’s emphasis on renewal, Vatican II and the “guidance of the Holy Spirit.”) This is where Hunthausen has fallen short. As Ratzinger sees it, confusion and a lack of clarity about where the Church stands have been allowed to settle into many aspects of archdiocesan pastoral practice…This, Ratzinger proposes, is the business at hand, the set of issues which Hunthausen is to address in his leadership of the archdiocese and in his exchanges with the Holy See (Rome controls the agenda).
          Notably, an issue that Ratzinger does not mention is Hunthausen’s controversial stand on nuclear weapons

          Despite Ratzinger’s invocation of the Second Vatican Council, he acknowledges here no earthly forms of authority arising outside of the Church. On the contrary, extraecclesial sources of knowledge are depicted here as posing a threat to the proper catechesis and pastoral service of the faithful: “The Church should be understood as more than a merely social entity, governed chiefly by psychological, sociological and political processes,” Ratzinger writes. “An anthropology which is dominated by the tentative conclusions of the human sciences could well undermine many pastoral initiatives, however well intentioned.” Juxtaposed with the remarks about the limits of the “human sciences” is a catalogue of references to teachings of the magisterium, which offer the kind of sure teaching absent in the extraecclesial disciplines. Thus, if Hunthausen is unclear himself about the way forward, he is invited to have reference to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1976 Declaration on Sexual Ethics, the documents of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference, the revised Code of Canon Law, the Congregation’s 1975 Instruction, Inter Insigniores, etc. (These documents signal the Holy See’s possession of superior legal and expert power.) The technical nature of this presentation highlights the fact that this is a communication between one bishop and another. It also underscores Ratzinger’s view that this is an intraecclesial matter that Hunthausen is expected to address with intraecclesial resources...
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Chapter 6 - Narrative and Analysis Of The Rome-Hunthausen Case: The Early Stage (1978-September 1986)
Conflict in the Catholic Hierarchy: a study of coping strategies in the Hunthausen affair, with preferential attention to discursive strategies 2003 - by Timothy Peter Schilling
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“The idea of a natural law founded on reason and rational inquiry has been virtually lost.” Benedict XVI almost immediately after becoming pope April 2005 – he REMOVED ALL THE SCIENTISTS that Pope John Paul II had insisted be on all the committees in the Vatican.

The Rejection of Modern Science: The Nazi Dismissal Policy of 1933

Colleen Harris
Jacksonville University
Florida Conference of Historians
February 2004

…During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, German laboratories and industrial institutions had been the best, most innovative, in the world. In fact, between 1901 and 1932, one third of all Nobel Prize winners hailed from Germany. Only 18 percent were British and a meager 6 percent were American.[8] Germany retained its dramatic lead over the rest of the scientific world until the early 1930s, when the United States took its place.[9] Certainly, the Nazi regime’s Dismissal Policy, especially toward theoretical scientists, spurred the decline in the quality of German science and enriched the scientific establishments of its enemies. By 1939, for example, the level of chemistry in the United States, a country frequently adopted by the German refugees, had risen dramatically.[10] After a European tour in that same year, a University of California professor asserted that, while the pace of research under the Nazi regime had not diminished, theoretical science was not being encouraged because it conflicted with the government’s ideology.[11] By 1942, even some Germans were themselves admitting that the United States had pulled ahead in physics.[12]… Photo

Many of the scientists who left objected to Nazi-enforced methods of science. The Nazis’ “new science” was not objective; it was certainly not the “common property of mankind;”[14] and the party used it to serve its own purposes.[15] In June 1936, Dr. Bernhard Rust, German Minister of Science, Education, and People’s Education and loyal Nazi, declared that Nazism and official ideology were more important than was empirical, objective science. Turning the notion of empirical truth on its head, he argued that “Science which is not in accord with it [German ideology] is not objective.” For Rust, the changes made in German science were only to “enrich itself.”[16] The Nazis maintained that they were basing science on observing nature and its reactions. Non-Aryan, theoretical science, on the other hand, did not expect one clear, definitive answer and considered each partially proven assumption to be a milestone.[17] In Germany, as the New York Times reported, not even “a laboratory worker [could] decide for himself what the philosophy of science [should] be,” implying that science was a merely a tool of the dictatorship to be manipulated by the Führer and his party.[18] Prominent scientists willingly gave themselves and their study to the regime.[19]…
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Hitler's gift: the true story of the scientists expelled by the Nazi regime - By J. S. Medawar, David Pyke 2001

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger… efforts to prevent the evolution in church teaching
toward acceptance of homosexuals - a timeline beginning 1984 - Milestones in campaign to hold the doctrinal line - National Catholic Reporter, July 30, 1999
Gay Marriage - Hitler’s Anti-intellectualism - downfall of German science & Germany’s eventual destruction in 1945 – HITLER YOUTH Benedict XVI’s Rejection of Gender Theory – posted 3/17/11 Photo

Gay Marriage & Benedict XVI’s Antigay Obsession - Continuation “…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 | Revised posting – 3/13/11

AUSCHWITZ -- CHRISTMAS 2008 -- A flashback far more severe than in --- BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

The Pope's Christmas Condemnation of Transsexuals – 12/23/08

Pontiff equates gender theories with threat to rainforests, and calls for an 'ecology of man’ - 12/23/08

VATICAN CRACKDOWN - Gay Catholic Priest 1997 - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz “Coming Out” for “Protection of Children from Antigay Social & Religious Norms”- to be Permanently Remove & Silence | Vatican Ordered REPARATIVE THERAPY | – World Health Organization 2012 Calls REPARATIVE THERAPY Serious Threat to Health &Life – posted 8/17/12

"Reparative Therapy" or "Conversion Therapy" – To Change Sexual Orientation - Lack Medical Justification, THREATEN HEALTH - Are ETHICALLY UNACCEPTABLE – posted 9/1/12

Gay Marriage - As SCIENCE moves forward on Research & Understanding Homosexuality -- RATZINGER/BENEDICT XVI Ignoring Science - Sanctions Ignorance & Silence Promoting discrimination of Homosexuality – A Timeline – posted 9/11/12  Photo

Obama - Gay Marriage Endorsement Is 'Political Bravery'- RACHEL MADDOW (VIDEO) & Obama Lets Go Of Fear – “…I think of all the GAY KIDS out there who now know they have their president on their side…” By ANDREW SULLIVAN - NPR – May 9 & 10, 2012

GAY RIGHTS – US President Obama 2012 - Appreciate Perspective Gay (LGBT) Rights – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – Gay (LGBT) Rights Begins with Children --- | GAY RIGHTS – Supported by Catholic Clergy – Benedict XVI/Ratzinger 30 yrs. Attacks, Silences & Removes - 1983 Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle

Michelle Obama – First Lady Talks LGBT Youth: “We’re Here for Our Kids” – 9/25/12 … “Kids who now feel like, for the FIRST TIME, if they're gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, that they feel like they have a place.”

Vatican’s Antigay Teachings are UNSUBSTANTIATED - life-threatening to very young children globally - Vatican needs to immediately RENOUNCE all their antigay teachings, because they are NOT based on truth -- Kids Are Being Hurt!!!  Posted 9/7/12
Gay (LGBT) Children Protected - California 1st to stop - “Psychological Child Abuse” of “Sexual orientation change efforts” - Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors - Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sunday 9/30/12

SALLY FIELD “…so many Gay (LGBT) Children Struggle to Understand and Embrace their Sexuality in families who do not welcome them… that I find unacceptable." Receives HRC Ally for Equality Award - Gay Son Sam – 10/07/12

Catholic theologian – Fr. Hans Küng … Urges confronting - Catholic hierarchy CORRUPTION - 10/5/12

Benedict XVI “AUTHORITARIAN SYSTEM" parallels Germany's Nazi dictatorship

-       UNCONDITIONAL OBEDIENCE - Oath of Allegiance to Hitler

-       CRUSHING any form of Clerical Dissent


Vatican Crackdown - 1983 of Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington for Supporting gays and lesbians 1970’s – by Ratzinger(Benedict XVI)



 Related links:

The Science of Sexual Orientation;contentBody

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 ones. Healthy love relationships delight us give us confidence to take on challenges and support us in difficult times.

Family Acceptance Project - Groundbreaking Research on Family Rejection of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adolescents Establishes Predictive Link to Negative Health Outcomes - Best Practice Guidelines for Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care

The Family Acceptance Project™ is the only community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the context of their families. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.
San Francisco State University, 3004 - 16th Street, #301, San Francisco, CA 94103
Homosexuals and the Holocaust - by Ben S. Austin - The Extermination of Homosexuals in the Death Camps
Precise figures on the number of homosexuals exterminated in Nazi Death camps have never been established. Estimates range from 10,000 to 15,000. It does not appear that the Nazis ever set it as their goal to completely eradicate all homosexuals. Rather, it seems, the official policy was to either re-educate those homosexuals who were "behaviorally" and only occasionally homosexual and to block those who were "incurable" homosexuals through castration, extreme intimidation, or both…

Chronicle of the Third Reich - Michael Kloft – 2010
          Part I – January 30, 1933 Hitler is appointed Chancellor… [Hitler] his vision was to rule the entire world...the sensational early successes makes Hitler believe he is infallible… [He wants to] gain power in various states like Bavaria…and to destroy his internal enemies… Photo
          They [Nazi Party] stigmatize those who are a threat to the Nation…those who offer resistance to [Hitler’s] dictatorship are mercilessly persecuted by Hitler’s henchmenReeducation Centers [are built]…people there are tortured and murdered with his [Hitler’s] consent…
          April 26, 1933 – the establishment of the Gestapo, the secret state police [to silence Hitler's political opponents]…
          1934 – President Hindenburg died in August 1934. [Hitler then combined the Chancellor’s and President's positions into one.] He [Hitler] takes over, becomes then the head of state…an oath of allegiance is sworn to him [by the whole of the armed forces]… “I swear by God that I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich and Folk.”
Read more:
Hitler’s GESTAPO
Gestapo:  Hitler's Secret Police Force 1933-1945 (2005) DVD
Hermann Goering's Secret State Police were tasked to arrest and torture confessions and information from supposed enemies of the Reich. All the powers of the Judiciary were taken into its hands and the courts rendered superfluous. So infamous were the actions of Nazi Germany's secret state police that the word "Gestapo" has become an ubiquitous catchphrase for any form of unchecked power. Created by Hermann Göring in 1933 and assimilated into the SS under Heinrich Himmler, the Gestapo were responsible for investigating, prosecuting, imprisoning, and executing all deemed "enemies of the state" (i.e. Jews, resistance leaders, homosexuals, and other groups of "undesirables") without any oversight from the courts.

Benedict XVI - CHARACTER ASSASSINATION of Boffo – Vatileaks – May & June 2012

Pondering the 'what,' not the 'who,' of Vatileaks – NCR - 6/01/12
The Boffo case - For Italians, the story of Dino Boffo, a prominent lay Catholic journalist, is already the stuff of legend. There's now even an Italian phrase, the "Boffo method," as a short-hand for a style of character assassination Nuzzi draws this conclusion: We now know Boffo accused both the Cardinal-Secretary of State and the editor of the Vatican newspaper, by name, of very serious crimes -- defamation of character, as well as falsifying a legal document. According to Nuzzi, if Boffo's accusations were judged credible, then Bertone and Vian should have been prosecuted…

Dino Boffo - Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict | Forged documents from Vatican | - 20910
…Il Giornale's editor Vittorio Feltri - who had penned the initial articles - admitted the document implying Boffo is gay was falsified, and apologized in a front-page letter.
The scandal resurfaced last week when Feltri said the document in question had been given to him by an "institutional" church official whom he trusted.
Some Italian media suggested that the editor of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, essentially the pope's mouthpiece, was involved. Others suggested the Vatican No. 2, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, was behind it.…The statement - unusual in its line-by-line denial of unsourced rumors - was confirmation that the case had reached the highest echelons of power in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, making clear that the pope had become personally involved…

Vatican blamed for 'bogus dirt' that ousted Catholic editor – 20410

'Less Than Human'
by David Livingstone Smith 2011


Dehumanizing Homosexuals

Depriving Civil Rights – Human Rights  

…We dehumanize our fellow human beings when we convince ourselves (or allow ourselves to be convinced) that they are less than human and come to believe that, although these people appear to be human beings like us, this is merely a façade. Beneath the surface they are really subhuman creatures, fit to be hunted down and destroyed. The immense destructive power of dehumanization lies in the fact that it excludes its victims from the universe of moral obligation, so killing them is of no greater consequence swatting a mosquito, or poisoning a rat. If dehumanization is a key factor in war and genocide, we ought to be working very hard to prevent it.
Read more:
Psychology of Violence - David Livingstone Smith 2010

The way that Benedict XVI and the hierarchy are able to maintain this false notion about homosexuals is by publically dehumanizing homosexuals. It is their relentless condemnation of homosexuals using anti-gay propaganda trying to convince the public that homosexuals are less than human, are subhuman and therefore, homosexuals can be “excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together ('Less Than Human' - by David Livingstone Smith 2011).”

What is it that enables one group of human beings to treat another group as though they were subhuman creatures?
…A rough answer isn't hard to come by. Thinking sets the agenda for action, and thinking of humans as less than human paves the way for atrocity. The Nazis were explicit about the status of their victims. They were Untermenschen — subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It's wrong to kill a person, but permissible to exterminate a rat. To the Nazis, all the Jews, Gypsies and others were rats: dangerous, disease-carrying rats…
Dehumanizing the enemy allowed German soldiers and officers to agree with the Nazis' new vision of warfare, and to fight without granting the Soviets any mercy or quarter."
…The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented example of the ravages of dehumanization. Its hideousness strains the limits of imagination. And yet, focusing on it can be strangely comforting. It's all too easy to imagine that the Third Reich was a bizarre aberration, a kind of mass insanity instigated by a small group of deranged ideologues who conspired to seize political power and bend a nation to their will. Alternatively, it's tempting to imagine that the Germans were (or are) a uniquely cruel and bloodthirsty people. But these diagnoses are dangerously wrong. What's most disturbing about the Nazi phenomenon is not that the Nazis were madmen or monsters. It's that they were ordinary human beings
NPR book review:
'Less Than Human': The Psychology Of Cruelty

Benedict XVI Fights Against Homosexuals Civil Rights
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3. Gay teen suicideFamily Acceptance Project - shows relationship between a lack of family acceptance of a gay child and the rate of substance abuse, suicide and others problems
Groundbreaking Study Finds Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adolescents Protects Against Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior in Early Adulthood – by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, December 6, 2010 - FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT.
Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family Support – 2009 – podcast
Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Commitment, Intentionality, and Hard Work: What It Takes To Do Culturally Competent, Ground-Breaking Research 2010 – podcast
Family Acceptance Project™ website:
Family Acceptance Project™ - Helping diverse families understand how to support their LGBT children – videos
Family Acceptance of LGBT Youth Protects Against Suicide, Depression & Substance Abuse and Predicts Better Health & Self-Esteem
School Victimization of Gender-Nonconforming LGBT Youth Linked with Depression and Quality Of Life In Adulthood
Best Practice Guidelines for Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Family Acceptance Project™ Resource Links:
San Francisco State University Related Programs
LGBT Family-Related Organizations
LGBT Youth Organizations
School-Related Resources
Gender-Related Resources
LGBT Legal Advocacy Organizations
Online Resources for LGBT Youth
Adolescent Health
National LGBT Organizations
LGBT Health-Related Organizations
Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling - By Caitlin Ryan and Donna Futterman
UA professor Stephen T. Russell to Explore LGBT Suicide Risk – 2008
Homophobic families harm gay teenagers, study claims - 2008

Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals - David M. Frost and Ilan H. Meyer - 2009
Journal of Counseling Psychology 2009, Vol. 56, No. 1, 97–109
New Report Shows Inequalities for Children with LGBT Parents
Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Preventing Suicide among LGBT Youth by Effie Malley - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Homophobia Is Killing Our Youth – 2009
Gay Bullying Deaths and Religion: Are Believers the Problem or the Solution? 2010
For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll – 2010
Gay bullying and Catholic responsibilities – 2010
Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done – 2010
“Most religious denominations continue to condemn homosexuality as sinful and
provide a rationale for marginalizing LGB people.” - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Social Environment - Although the social environment itself has not been defined as a risk factor for suicide, widespread discrimination against LGBT people, heterosexist attitudes, and gender bias can lead to risk factors such as isolation, family rejection, and lack of access to care providers. Risk factors may interact in unhealthy ways—for example, internalized homophobia or victimization may lead to stress, which is associated with depression and substance abuse, which can contribute to suicide risk. This risk may be compounded by a lack of protective factors that normally provide resilience, such as strong family connections, peer support, and access to effective health and mental health providers…
Herek and colleagues (2007) describe a framework to understand the social environment for sexual minorities. The framework integrates the sociological idea of stigma with the psychological idea of prejudice. Through stigma, society discredits and invalidates homosexuality relative to heterosexuality. Institutions embodying stigma results in heterosexism, and heterosexual individuals internalizing stigma results in prejudice. The United States legal system has faced challenges by sexual minorities and sympathetic heterosexuals that have led to significant changes. However, the legal system continues to reinforce stigma through discriminatory laws and the absence of laws protecting sexual minorities from discrimination in employment, housing, and services. A minority of states had antidiscrimination laws as of 2005, and most of these only referred to employment and not to housing or services. Most religious denominations continue to condemn homosexuality as sinful and provide a rationale for marginalizing LGB people…
See no Race, See no Gay: What Proponents of a Gay-Blind Approach to Bullying in the Schools can Learn from Race Relations - by Kira Hudson Banks, Ph.D. and Nestor L. Lopez-Duran PhD,
2010 - Psychology Today
Bullying, gay teen suicides, and a need for a solution – 2010 - Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, PhD. - clinical child psychologist and researcher, University of Michigan
Bullies and Victims: Boys will be boys or a symptom of distress? 2009 -Child Psychology Research
The cruelties of STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE on CHILDREN are often subtle, unspoken, unrecognized, and even normalized, regarded by many people as natural or “just the way things are.” Daniel J. Christie - Peace, Conflict, and Violence:
Peace Psychology for the 21st Century.
Pope’s child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims -122110
Related links:
John Jay Report: On Not Blaming Homosexual Priests – 51711
"No public figure talks more about child safety but does little to actually make children safer than Pope Benedict" 112611
The New John Jay Report on Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church – “The researchers conclude that there is no causative relationship between either celibacy or homosexuality and the sexual victimization of children in the Church.” 51811
Facts about Homosexuality and Child Molestation - Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.
Roman Catholic Hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests, WATERGATE? – January 2, 2010

Read more:

A Marriage of Deceit & Ruthlessness - HOMOPHOBIA and GREED - Fuels Violence Against Gay Marriage as - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! 7/04/12


Benedict XVI & Bush 2003 against GAY MARRIAGE - Help Wins USA Presidential Election 2004 - A Well-informed Conscience - protects RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and NOT Tyranny in Religion



GAY MARRIAGE - An 8 Part Series Professionally providing Reliable Authoritative Data & Research –that Challenges the Accuracy & Truthfulness of Benedict XVI & Hierarchy – Public Antigay Attacks, Tactics – 2012




Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition

Ecclesiastes 1:5 (New International Version)
5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
Ecclesiastes 1:5 (New American Standard Bible)
Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again. 

1 Chronicles 16:30 (New International Version)
30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
1 Chronicles 16:30 (New American Standard Bible)
30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved

Psalm 93:1 (New International Version)
The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
Psalm 93:1 (New American Standard Bible)
1 The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved

Psalm 96:10 (New International Version)
10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns." The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.
Psalm 96:10 (New American Standard Bible)
10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity." 

Psalm 104:5 (New International Version)
5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
Psalm 104:5 (New American Standard Bible)
He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

Injustice anywhere is a
threat to
Justice everywhere
Martin Luther King

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Martin Luther King Jr.

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!!!

“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.” 

…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!!!


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