FAITH, UNFAITH, FALSE FAITH



WOLVES IN SHEPARD’S CLOTHING

The Most Powerful And Dirty Crooked Church 

Needs To Look At Itself Before Saving Others


TRUTH VERSUS THE CHURCH AND THE VATICAN


BREAKING NEWS — Lately Catholicism Has Gone Off The Rails —  Besides all their pedophiles and sexual indiscretions, others in the papacy have gone off the rails in embarrssing circumstance.   I said it before “ Many of the Holy have big Holes in their stories.

POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI —   has broken six years of relative silence with the release of an outspoken letter on the clergy sex abuse scandal. Benedict's analysis differs significantly from that of his successor, Pope Francis, and thus leaves the world's Catholics with contrasting papal perspectives on the greatest crisis facing Roman Catholicism today.

ROME—The last thing most people will now remember about Pope Benedict XVI is not likely his legacy as head of the Roman Catholic Church or his historic resignation in 2013. 

Thanks to an investigation conducted by the German law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, it is likely going to be that before he became pontiff, Joseph Ratzinger knowingly allowed rampant clerical sex abuse to continue when he was head of the Munich diocese. “During  Ratzinger’s time in office, there were abuse cases happening,” 

Martin Pusch, who headed the investigation ordered by the German church, told reporters. “ In those cases, those priests continued their work without sanctions. The church did not do anything.”

That global systemic sex abuse at the hands of priests went on unchecked for decades is well known by now. The German church had found that more than 3,600 victims had been raped and sexually abused by priests between 1946 and 2014, which led to the report.

In his 6,000-word essay, published Thursday in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, witan English translation by the Catholic News Agency, Benedict blames the epidemic of clergy sex abuse largely on a collapse of moral standards in the 1960s and the subsequent failure of Catholic leaders to uphold traditional church teaching. 


Fr FRANCIS MARY OF EWTN    A DADDY! —  

More great deeds from POPE-LAND  What happened to Fr Francis Mary of EWTN?   Oooops!   Stone, formerly known as Father Francis Mary Stone when he hosted the TV show "Life on the Rock," was suspended from his religious order and placed on long-term leave of absence at EWTN after it became known he had fathered the child  —  Stone was arrested in 2013 and charged with sexual abuse of a minor under 12.


OP-ED  —  No APOLOGY —  I am not Anti-Catholic, I am not against good religious organizations  who serve the masses when in need.  I support those who feed and clothe the poor showing love and charity.  During Christmas and Thanksgiving I volunteer at Catholic Charities or St. Vincent De Paul in the kitchen as a chef helping feed the homeless and poor.    I am against prejudice, extremism, those who serve and protect perverts, and interfere with lawful exercise against these sinners.  I’m not preaching socialism, I'm preaching pure faith and kindness, and protection of the weak, vulnerable, or in need.

I am against religious hatred, blasphemy, subjugation of Women, stupid hats and costumes, wasteful spending on false idolatry thru statues, adornments and pictures, speaking in tongues, or Latin for that matter,  quoting scripture written by man, not handed down, convenient for the topic of the day compiled from a computer, not from the heart.  And in reality a show and doing nothing to make things better.  

The true gift from God came in the Old Testament, it is the Constitution of Faith called the Ten Commandments and a simple Golden Rule to live by.

Investigation  indicates, a lot by the way forthcoming, there are cracks in the foundation of this Catholic House of God, this is a money maker receiving house for those who need to air their guilt in the open, in front of witnesses to cleanse their moral palate by showing up at mass and pretending to be humble.  Great acting, lousy screenplay !

—  Religion And Faith Are Found In The Heart, Prosper with Deeds, Not Talk, 

Not Professions, Symbolic Acts Or Speeches, Thats Just Manmade  — 


They Are Not Alone  —  Not that we can leave the Protestants, Presbyterians, Baptists, Southern Baptists and the other two hundred whatever they call themselves out of the picture.  Florida jails are full of youth minsters, music ministers, laymen, pastors and other creeps who also prayed on those vulnerable.  We average in Florida adding a few each month.

Abusive or pedophilliac behaviors under the protection of the church are the Cardinal sins of our society.  Ironically,  quite a few Cardinals are guilty of it, performing protection of the church's image, is as bad as protecting  a pervert is the act itself.  Transparency does not exist.

The Law  —  Rob a bank, drive the getaway car, someone was shot in the course and died, you are equally under the law ( MANS LAW) guilty and subject to the consequence.  Protect a pedophile you are as guilty as the act itself for with no consequence it will happen again and again.  And it has  —  


What Version Bible Do You Read And What Version Do You Live By?  —  One version is in its thirteenth revision, carefully crafted for maximum performance and financial acceptance.  I have nothing against what they say when they stick to the good parts of the written word, as long as …   Whatever version currently modified for convenience at this time,  promoting “ Love Thy neighbor”,  and “ Love thy Tithe”  even better and when they aid goes to the poor, thats the poor, not the poor church which is the richest country in the world with more land and valuables we don’t even know about.

Other religions especially on TV simply do a lot of fund raising under the Prosperity Gospel , a scam owned by the Protestants, Baptists, Presbyterians, Wackos, and TV Ding-dongs who are promised that God is really a bank you invest with and get back ten times the amount.   Usually,  this promise is made when they need a new airplane to carry on the charade, or their Rolls Royce needs a 15,000 mile checkup which is very expensive. 


The Boys only Club — But there is another side of Catholicism I am against.  Leadership of a Boys Only Club, suffocation and subjugation of women believers, women are part of the church, treated as a substandard part of our everlasting position on earth and created by God at the same time he made Adam and she is part of Adam, his rib.  God loves and respects women but the Catholic Church doesn’t,  and none of those pointy hats would be here today if it wasn’t for a woman.  

As a food editor I prefer on any given day, ribs instead of fatty rump roasts.  Religion is like politics, we pick and chose what we want to hear and from whom.  I have met many women representing various faiths including my own and felt totally in comfort with them as they spoke of the traditions, not the rules and regulations.  When you were born, the first words you heard were from your mother. She carried you and help create you and you turn them into brainless slaves.


Is The Church Dirty  —  My main belief is the Church has a lot to hide, has  more to cover up than so far exposed, who made decisions to hide the pedophilliac which is far more rampant that what we know.   And what many of them do, both the pedophilliac and the protector in the church are guilty (doer and worse, those who should judge the doer)  against Children and the weak.

The Vatican Church  is dirty and has been shown how well it sweeps it under the carpet.  For more than decades, more like centuries,  I’m afraid the carpet is now two feet from the ceiling.   During its long history, has on occasion been subject to criticism regarding various beliefs and practices.   Within the Catholic Church, this includes differences of opinion regarding the use of Latin at Mass, and the subject of clerical celibacy.  

In all religions because they are made up from man offer interpretation and controversy.  we do not need scholars to talk to God, he called on Moses, a Prince and a Shepard with a burning bush and gave us the rules  — everything else man created.

In the past, different interpretations of scripture and critiques of clerical laxity and opulence contributed to separations such as the schism with the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Protestant Reformation.  We simply express it as follow the money… who has the better scam  —  

The Catholic Church has also been criticized for its active efforts to influence political decisions, such as the Church's promotion of the Crusades and its involvement with various 20th century nationalist regimes.  More recent criticism focuses on alleged scandals within the Church, particularly alleged financial corruption and the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals. 

Against women in Church roles and Pedophilia… the role of women…The teaching of the Catholic Church on ordination, as expressed in the Code of Canon Law, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, is that,  “ Only a Baptized man validly receives sacred ordination”.   I’m guessing a man wrote it.

Women should leave the Church, that will solve that problem, and take their donations with them.  According to Roman Catholic thinking, the priest is acting  “  In persona Christi’,  that is, in the Person of Christ” acting.   Note the word they all are acting,  some should be in Holy-wood or Washington with the political actors.  And some belong in jail.

In 1979, Sister Theresa Kane, then president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, challenged Pope John Paul II from the podium at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, to include women “ In all ministries of our Church”.  

 
“ No way!  Sayeth Chief Pointy Hats Crew As That Would Let The Secrets Out” 



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10/06/2021  — Truth Shall Set Them Free,  Then Hang Them —  

  • FRANCE  Some 216,000 children - mostly boys - have been sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a damning new inquiry has found.  

  • The head of the inquiry said there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, and accused the Church of showing a "cruel indifference towards the victims.  

  •  Pope Francis "felt pain" on hearing about the inquiry's finding, a Vatican statement said.  He felt pain, what about the lives and pain those who were abused have felt their entire lives?

  • One of those abused said it was time the Church reassessed its actions. François Devaux, who is also the founder of the victims' association La Parole Libérée (Freed speech), said there had been a "betrayal of trust, betrayal of morale, betrayal of children

  • The inquiry found the number of children abused in France could rise to 330,000, when taking into account abuses committed by lay members of the Church, such as teachers at Catholic schools.

  • For Mr Devaux it marked a turning point in France's history: "You have finally given institutional recognition to victims of all the Church's responsibility - something that bishops and the Pope have not yet been prepared to do.  

  • According to the Vatican statement, the Pope learnt about the report after he met visiting French bishops in the last few days.  "His first thoughts are for the victims, with a deep sadness for their wounds and gratitude for their courage in coming forward," it read.  "His thoughts also turn to the Church in France, and that, in recognizing these terrible events and united by the suffering of the Lord for his most vulnerable children, it can take the path of redemption 

The Report and Time to Do Something  —  So Far Not Much — Just Talk — 

  • The report, which is nearly 2,500 pages long, said the "vast majority" of victims were boys, many of them aged between 10 and 13.  It said the Church had not only failed to prevent abuse but had also failed to report it, at times knowingly putting children in contact with predators.

  • I simply ask,   Why are the perverts  still in the Church, and still wearing their balls ?    We have the perfect Christmas Gift for the Pedophile in your Diocese, the fabulous French made Mini-Guillotine fashioned after the big stuff.   It needs endorsement  by the Pope and soon you be up to your neck in balls.  Sell them to the Serbs who have an annual Testicle Cooking Competition  The entry could be called Holy Balls     

Ignore Truth And It Shall Go away    

  • "There was a whole bunch of negligence, of deficiency, of silence, an institutional cover-up," the head of the inquiry, Jean-Marc Sauvé, told reporters on Tuesday.   He said that until the early 2000s, the Church had shown "deep, total and even cruel indifference" towards victims.  I ask myself so what else is new?
    "The victims are not believed, are not listened to.  When they are listened to, they are considered to have perhaps contributed to what they had happen to them," he explained.  He added that sexual abuse within the Catholic Church continued to be a problem.
     
  • While the commission found evidence of as many as 3,200 abusers - out of a total of 115,000 priests and other clerics - it said this was probably an underestimation. "The Catholic Church is, after the circle of family and friends, the environment that has the highest prevalence of sexual violence," the report said.   

  • Olivier Savignac, head of victims association Parler et Revivre (Speak out and Live again), was abused at the age of 13 by the director of a Catholic holiday camp in the south of France.
    He told the Associated Press news agency that before the abuse, he had thought of the priest as "someone who was good, a caring person who would not harm me”.  "We keep this, it's like a growing cyst, it's like gangrene inside the victim's body and the victim's psyche," he said.  The inquiry found that about 60% of the men and women who were abused had gone on to "encounter major problems in their emotional or sexual lives”.
    This was over 70 years and more than half the cases were before 1970. But still - for many French this will be the moment they wake up to the sheer scale of the phenomenon of Church sexual abuse. What was once anecdotal and prurient is suddenly a defining feature of society. 


Where Is The Real Blame  It is the Church    The burden of the report is that ad-hoc expressions of repentance and a bit of tinkering with ecclesiastical structures are no longer good enough. There has to be recognition that sexual abuse of youngsters by priests was systematic.    It was the Church - not rogue individuals - that was responsible. 

  • Many in the Church will be horrified by what they discover.  Many will welcome the moment as a catharsis. As Sister Veronique Margron, president of the Conference of Religious Orders, put it: "If the Church must tremble, well,  let it tremble.

  • Celebrated cartoonist and political commentariat Pat Oliphant stood the church congregation on it’s heels with his cartoon of the Church and pedophilliac   He was chastised by so-called “Good” Catholics but as the truth came out, it was damming and a secret no more.  He is in my mind the greatest cartoonist of politics and humanity in the world.


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Compensation —  Only a handful of the cases covered by the inquiry had prompted any disciplinary action, let alone criminal prosecutions.  But while most cases are now too old to prosecute via the courts, the inquiry called on the Church to take responsibility for what happened, including by providing compensation to the victims. 

  • It noted that while financial compensation would not address the trauma that victims had endured, it was "nonetheless indispensable as it completes the recognition process.    It also made a series of recommendations about how to prevent abuse, including training priests and other clerics, and fostering policies to recognize victims. 
  • "We expect clear and concrete responses by the Church," a group of six victims' associations said.  The president of the Bishops' Conference of France, who co-requested the report, said the numbers of victims and their experiences were "beyond what we could imagine.  
  • "I express my shame, my fear, my determination to act with them [the victims] so that the refusal to see, the refusal to hear, the desire to hide or mask the facts, the reluctance to denounce them publicly, disappears," Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort said. 
  • The French Church has previously announced a plan for "financial contributions" to victims, beginning next year.  Earlier this year, Pope Francis changed the Roman Catholic Church's laws to explicitly criminalize sexual abuse, in the biggest overhaul of the criminal code for nearly 40 years.
  • Good luck if we see anything happening here.

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Not Just France Today  —  WORLDWIDE   

  • From Australian country towns to schools in Ireland and cities across the US, the Catholic Church has faced an avalanche of child sexual abuse accusations in the last few decades.  High-profile cases and harrowing testimony given to public inquiries have continued to keep the issue in the headlines. 
    Efforts by the Pope to address the problem have included holding an unprecedented summit on pedophilia in the Church, and changing its laws to explicitly criminalize sexual abuse. But alleged cover-ups continue to dog the Catholic Church, and victims groups say the Vatican has not done nearly enough to right its wrongs. 

  • Although some accusations date back to the 1950s, molestation by priests was first given significant media attention in the 1980s, in the US and Canada.   In the 1990s the issue began to grow, with stories emerging in Argentina, Australia and elsewhere. In 1995, the Archbishop of Vienna, in Austria, stepped down amid sexual abuse allegations, rocking the Church there.  Also in that decade, revelations began widespread historical abuse in Ireland. By the early 2000s, sexual abuse within the Church was a major global story.

  • In the US, determined reporting by the Boston Globe newspaper (as captured in the 2015 film Spotlight) exposed widespread abuse and how pedophile priests were moved around by Church leaders instead of being held accountable. It prompted people to come forward across the US and around the world.  
    A Church-commissioned report in 2004 said more than 4,000 US Roman Catholic priests had faced sexual abuse allegations in the last 50 years, in cases involving more than 10,000 children - mostly boys.
    A 2009 report found that sexual and psychological abuse was "endemic" in Catholic-run industrial schools and orphanages in Ireland for most of the 20th Century.

  • A five-year Australian inquiry in 2017 found that "tens of thousands of children" were sexually abused in Australian institutions over decades, including churches, schools and sports clubs.
  • The head of the French inquiry said that until the early 2000s, the Church had shown  Deep, total and even cruel indifference" towards victims. He stressed that even today the abuse had not been eradicated, and called for the victims to be compensated and for reforms within the Church.

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What About Recent Cases?  —  Following Up On the Latest —  

Theodore  McCarrick, a former Roman Catholic Cardinal  —   in the US, was defrocked over claims he sexually assaulted a teenager in New York in the early 1970s.   Mr McCarrick - thought to be the highest-ranking US Catholic to face sex abuse charges - has said he has "no recollection" of the alleged abuse, and pleaded not guilty at a US court last month. 
Pope Francis removed Cardinal McCarrick from ministry in June 2018 after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against McCarrick. He was allowed to resign from his position in July 2018 and was suspended from public ministry. 

The Catholic Church in Scotland —  Announced that it was setting up an independent watchdog to deal with abuse complaints against members of the clergy following a number of sex scandals where the church was accused of failing to respond to concerns.    Church files reveal Scots Catholic priests have been accused of abuse 126 times but never reported .  
We can reveal today how a priest was left free to work at churches in the US – less than two years after the Catholic Church in Scotland sacked him over child sex allegations.  However, the vast majority were not reported to police for years and only a fraction of those cases have ever been prosecuted.

Now campaigners are calling on Catholic Church leaders to publicly name all those who have had allegations made against them following the lead of the church leaders in the United States.  They have spoken out as we reveal how a Catholic priest accused of abuse in Scotland, where he had been moved around five parishes, was sacked only to find a new post in Los Angeles where he was later accused again.   

The allegations made against Joseph Dunne in Scotland in 1988 were only reported to police in 2013 – 25 years after he was sacked.Campaigners are demanding to know why police were not informed after the first allegations and why church authorities did not take measures to stop Dunne working anywhere else as a priest.  

Father Gerry Magee, who has campaigned for justice for abuse victims, said: “If they’d reported every allegation of abuse against priests when they were first made aware of them, the church would not be in the state it is in today.  “Too much time and effort was spent protecting the institution rather than protecting vulnerable children and adults. There is ample evidence that ‘problem’ priests were moved about.
 Last March, Father Paul Moore, aged 83, was jailed for nine years at Glasgow High Court for sexually abusing three children and a student priest in various locations in Ayrshire between 1977 and 1996.


Alan Draper, A Former Social Work Director —  and now of the In-Care Abuse Survivors network (Incas), said: “Until a light is properly shone on what really went on, and the church publicly names all those who have had credible allegations made against them as they have done in the US, the damage that has been done can never begin to heal.”  
But Mr Draper said little has changed for victims since he was first asked to advise church leaders almost 25 years ago.  He said: “While the church in Scotland is beginning to say the right words, it is their actions that matter and sadly very little has changed.
 “ The church is still listening to lawyers and insurance companies who tell them never to admit liability instead of acting like a Christian organization and reaching out to victims.”  Mr Draper said that he had handed all of the 22 files he had been given by the church on abuse cases to Police Scotland in 2013, including allegations of handicapped children being abused.

Despite repeated instructions from the Pope, the church in Scotland has never followed the example of the church in the US where hundreds have been named and shamed and hundreds of millions of pounds compensation has been paid to victims.
he Catholic Church in Scotland said: “Although we are unable to comment on specific cases involving living individuals, the Archdiocese of Glasgow takes all allegations of abuse extremely seriously.  


Germany's top Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Reinhard Marx  —  Earlier this year offered his resignation over child sex abuse scandals, saying it was important to him "to share the responsibility for the catastrophe”. 

His reason for resignation from his position as archbishop of Munich and Freising, saying the Catholic Church had reached a "dead point."   He said he hoped his resignation would help show that a new start was possible."In essence, for me it is about sharing responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse by church officials in the past few decades," Marx wrote to the pope, explaining his reasons for the decision.  Marx said investigations and reports of the past 10 years showed him there had not only been "a lot of personal failure and administrative errors," but "also institutional and systemic failure" within the Catholic Church.Recent discussions have shown "that some in the church do not want to acknowledge this element of co-responsibility and thus also complicity of the institution and are therefore opposed to any reform and renewal dialogue in connection with the abuse crisis," he wrote in a letter to the pope dated May 21 and published on Friday by his archdiocese in Munich.
However, the Pope later rejected his resignation. I guess "Forgive and Forget Is the mantra” 

 

11/2020, New York's AG filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo Catholic Diocese —  Alleging its leaders protected priests accused of child sex abuse. The diocese has pledged "full cooperation" with authorities.   Four priests in the Diocese of Buffalo are being returned to ministry by Bishop Michael Fisher. 
Allegations of abuse led to the four being placed on administrative leave. But subsequent investigations by the diocesan Independent Review Board determined the allegations were unsubstantiated, leading the Board to recommend that the priests be reinstated. 
They are Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk, pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard Park; Fr. Gregory Dobson, who is retired but assists in various parishes; Fr. Matt Nycz, pastor of Saints Peter and Paul in Williamsville; and Monsignor James Kelly, who at age 83 is retired, but continues to assist in parish ministry. 
"The Diocese followed its rigorous policies and protocols in dealing with the allegations in question, including notifying the Erie County District Attorney’s office. In addition, diocesan attorneys reached out to the attorneys for the plaintiffs, and the Diocese confronted each of the accused priests, all of whom denied ever committing any acts of abuse," said the diocese in a statement.
Fr. Kowalczyk, Fr. Dobson, and Fr. Nycz were accused by the same person, "whose attorney informed the Diocese that his client would not cooperate with the investigation or provide information beyond the general accusation.


French Priest Bernard Preynat Was Sentenced To Five Years In Prison  —  
In March 2020 Preynat was sentenced for sexually abusing dozens of children in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. During his trial, he told the court he had not understood how serious or grave his crimes were. 

On January 17, 8 years in prison had been requested against Father Preynat tried before the Criminal Court of Lyon  Bernard Preynat, former priest of the diocese of Lyon was sentenced this Monday morning to five years in prison for sexual assaults on minors. On January 17, the prosecutor Dominique Sauve had requested against him a sentence "of at least eight years", asking the judges of the criminal court "a firm criminal response".

Aged 74, the parish priest, defrocked since, following his canonical trial, is considered one of the biggest sexual predators in France. He was prosecuted for having abused in the 70s to 90s dozens of young scouts whom he supervised when he officiated in the parish of Saint-Joseph-Saint-Luc in Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon.Ten for whom the facts were not prescribed were entitled to a trial in January, almost 30 years after these attacks.


An Example Of When Doctrine Saves the Day  —  Symbol Of The Church Omerta  —  The Preynat affair has become the symbol of the Church's omerta in France on pedophilia.  Cardinal Barbarin has also been tried for non-reporting of sexual assaults on minors. 
Sentenced to six months suspended prison at first instance, the Archbishop of Lyon was released by the Lyon Court of Appeal on January 30. He has since resigned to Pope Francis.  Resignation which was accepted on March 6.Justice
Preynat affair: "It could be four or five children each week in camps," admits the former priest  —

These seven victims, for whom the facts were not prescribed, were compensated in civil or should be, responds the ecclesiastical court of Lyon  Irony of the calendar: while the Sauvé commission was preparing to submit its report on child crime in the Church, seven victims of the former priest Bernard Preynat learned that they would not obtain financial reparations from the diocese of Lyon.  The reason ? 

They have already been compensated in civil or should be by the State Guarantee Fund, responds the ecclesiastical court in "its sentence" that it has obtained.   Because "no one can be punished criminally for the same facts by two different jurisdictions", he argues.   “Since a first conviction has already been pronounced [by the Lyon Criminal Court], there cannot be a second conviction.  This is not a will on our part but a fundamental principle of international law.the diocese of Lyon, recalling having compensated" by way of reparation 
14 other victims of Bernard Preynat for whom the facts were prescribed and who had therefore not been able to constitute themselves. civil party during the trial.   They had obtained in December, a global compensation of 169,500 euros.

A new compensation scheme being installed  —  Applicants have one month to appeal. “They also have the possibility of requesting other financial compensation from the Church of France since a new compensation system will be implemented soon by the Conference of Bishops of France. But that will go beyond the framework of the diocese of Lyon ”, indicates the latter.

“Among the victims of Bernard Preynat, there are those who have had a civil judgment, by the State, and compensated by the State.    And there are the others, who could not be judged by the State, because the facts were prescribed. 

These were tried by an ecclesiastical court which paid them compensation. So all the victims of Bernard Preynat have been compensated ”, concluded before the press Cardinal Olivier de Germay, who said he was“ upset ”and“ scandalized ”by the conclusions of the Sauvé commission.

On March 16, 2020, Bernard Preynat was sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual assault on minors.  He had given up on appealing a few months later.   Pedocriminality in the Church: What “reparation” measures do victims expect?   Society Pedocriminality in the Church: François Devaux asks the bishops to "pay for all their crimes"


Australian Cardinal George Pell - The Most Senior Catholic Figure    ever jailed for such crimes - Had his conviction for child abuse overturned in April 2020 and was freed from prison.  Australia's High Court judges agreed that the jury had not properly considered all the evidence presented at the trial. The former senior adviser to the Pope had consistently maintained his innocence.

Pell, who turns 80 in June, is buoyed by the perks of being a retired Vatican Cardinal even as he tries to put back together a life and career that were upended by his criminal trials and 404 days spent in solitary confinement in a Melbourne lockup.

Pell left his job as prefect of the Vatican’s economy ministry in 2017 to return home to face charges that he sexually molested two 13-year-old choir boys in the sacristy of the Melbourne cathedral in 1996.

After a first jury deadlocked, a second convicted him and he was sentenced to six years in prison. The conviction was upheld on appeal only to be thrown out by Australia’s High Court, which in April 2020 found there was reasonable doubt in the testimony of his lone accuser.

Pell and his supporters strongly denied the charges and believe he was scapegoated for all the crimes of the Australian Catholic Church’s botched response to clergy sexual abuse. Yet victims and critics say Pell epitomizes everything wrong with how the church has dealt with the sex abuse problem and have denounced his exoneration.

Pell spoke to The Associated Press ahead of the U.S. release of the second volume of his jailhouse memoir, “Prison Journal, Volume 2,” chronicling the middle four months of his term. The book charts his emotional low after the appeals court upheld his initial conviction, and ends with a sign of hope after Australia’s High Court agreed to hear his case.


Abuse Allegations -- State Investigation In Pennsylvania  —  Pedophilia And Abuse —  The Catholic Church has reportedly been paying off victims of abuse in lawsuits and claims over sexual abuse allegations since the 1980s.  In a new report from Bishop Accountability — a non-profit that tracks abuse allegations within the Catholic Church — the out-of-court settlements and civil suit cases have cost the church a staggering $3.8 billion.

  • The report comes after law enforcement officials revealed a large-scale state grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania against the state’s diocese, who alleged decades of sexual abuse that dates back to the 1950s.  The report states that the organization has documented “settlements involving 5,679 persons who allege sexual abuse by Catholic clergy,” which have been paid through 2009.
  • Some settlements opt not to state the number of clergy members that were accused, making it difficult to discern just how many clergymen were involved, according to CNN.  The report states that the victims they’ve highlighted “are only one-third of the 15,235 allegations that the bishops say they have received through 2009, and they are only five percent of the 100,000 U.S. victims that Fr. Andrew Greeley estimated in a 1993 study.”
  • The largest single settlement payment that was made occurred in 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif. According to the report, 221 priests, brothers, lay teachers and other church employees were named by 508 victims, and a grand total of $660,000 was paid to those victims in the settlement.
  • Bishop Accountability —  also states that the archdiocese responsible for the settlement has promised to release any related documents as a part of the agreement, but as of the publication of the report said archdiocese has not yet done so.
  • More than 300 “priest predators” have been accused of sexually assaulting over 1,000 minors throughout seven decades. Most of the cases are too old to be brought to court because of the state’s statute of limitations, but two former priests have been charged.   The priests are not only accused of sexual assault and abuse of their power, but the church is also accused of covering up or otherwise totally ignoring any complaints from victims that have come forward.
  • International outcry against the church related to these charges has inspired even some of the most traditionally Catholic countries to protest the abuse of power and subsequent cover-ups. In Poland, the “Baby Shoes Remember” campaign was launched as a means of paying tribute to victims of pedophilia in the Catholic Church. Participants hung up pairs of baby shoes along the fences of churches in a number of Polish cities in a demonstration.


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How Has The Church Responded?   Here Is the Latest Poop From The Pope — 

  • Pope Francis called for "decisive action" when he was elected in 2013, but critics say he has not done enough to hold to account bishops who allegedly covered up abuse. In August 2018, he wrote to all Roman Catholics condemning clerical sex abuse, and demanding an end to cover ups.  Under Francis, a special panel has been set up to deal with the issue but it has faced setbacks, including high-level resignations. In 2017, Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of abuse, left the group, citing "stumbling blocks and hindrances.

  • His predecessor, Pope Benedict, had been accused of failing to protect children and suppressing investigations - allegations he denied.  In 2011, Pope Benedict told bishops, in new guidelines, that they had to report any suspected cases to local police promptly. Previously, all cases were supposed to be referred to Rome.  During the summit in February 2019, Pope Francis promised an end to cover-ups, saying that all abusers would be brought to justice.  His announcement of changes to the law earlier this year marked the biggest overhaul of the Roman Catholic Church's criminal code in decades.


New Rules   —  The new rules - which come into effect in December - make sexual abuse, grooming minors for sex, possessing child pornography and covering up abuse, will be  a criminal offense under Vatican law. The Pope said one aim was to “ Reduce the number of cases in which the... penalty was left to the discretion of authorities”.    

Red Flag  Sounds Like More Hiding Of Facts, Keep Police Out  — That doesn’t mean Jack Sh*t. they do nothing but move chess pieces.   Is he kidding?  Thats just whitewashing the situation and the public will still be kept in the dark.   Vatican law is bullsh*t and has done nothing, admits to nothing, and till these perverts actions, are treated as a criminal offense as it should be,  nothing will be of consequence.  

All  the Vatican can do is take your pointy hat away.Ill accept Vatican law when I see Formalized Public Castration as the treatment for Pedophilials   then Ill know they are serious   till the all I see and hear is mental masterbation.

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Reality — Canon Law and Some Cardinals Should Be Obliterated By Cannon — 

POOP-POINT —  None of this homogenized horseshit was written by GOD.  It is man’s creation and a bad movie with enough deception, begetting, screwing, bestiality, stupidity and fear.   We know based on history,  at times man is a living schmuck, it took a flood last time.   And the Vatican is composed of fellow creepy living schmucks telling other schmucks what to do marching to some drum being played by a mad man.  
Dangerous, more harm down through the ages have been caused by the church and gotten away with.  Pedophilia by the church was 100 times more rampant till it was investigated and many victims today are paying the price.  It’s a business, probably the richest in the world and tax exempt and holds more people as hostages to lies than any other regime.
For example:

BISHOP BULLSH*T   √MATE — The Catholic Bishops Conference, should mind their own business.  As officials and health experts race to get Americans vaccinated against Covid-19,  some idiot Catholic Bishops have weighed in to discourage Church members from getting the latest, single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson when alternatives are available. Stupids, get what you can while you can, five and a half million people on the earth are DEAD because they couldn’t.

  • First this was none of the churches business, stick to souls, not cheap mis-informed shots at scientists — by story tellers and brain washed nutcases called conspiracy experts.
  • Don’t listen to idiots with pointy hats and their data was proven wrong and the pointy hats never made an apology —They were wrong - They are still mad the scientists proved “ The Big Bang was a Big PR Bust"
  • “ Moral concerns” over the shot due to its use of lab-grown cells that descend from cells taken in the 1980s from the tissue of aborted fetuses were lies.   Conspiratorialists took data from the  Bush administration and he was stupid enough to believe them. He set back science ten years.
  • This was a current conspiracy theory perpetrated and brought back by anti—vaxer's circulated and not true.  It was conspired and the Bishops ignorant of science and truth went for it hook,  line  and stinker.   

Reply From Johnson & Johnson said:  —   "We are proud to bring our COVID-19 vaccine to the world and to contribute to ending this pandemic. Our single-shot COVID-19 vaccine uses an inactivated non-infective adenovirus vector -- similar to a cold virus -- that codes for the coronavirus "spike" (S) protein, and there is no fetal tissue in the vaccine.  “We are able to manufacture hundreds of millions of doses using our engineered cell-line system and look forward to delivering those doses around the world and help meet the critical need.


 Letter To The Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, and Perverts From St. Jacobs  —  

  • With due respect, I think you should keep your flocked idiots out of medicine  —   Go back to exorcisms, mumbling,  and green vomit  —  and overcharging for religion —  and rampant pedophilia so we can convict and castrate you — 
  • I watched you on TV mixing drops of water with the wine… maybe mix drops of wine with the water  — 
  • I also think it is time Nuns and Priests are allowed to have marriage —  
  • Deceit, recruiting new money givers at 10%, scaring the BeJesus out of people  —   
  • Threatening to throw people out protecting the faith with boring ceremonies  —  same old , same old — brainwashing  —  
  • The money and keeping the coffers making Giant Gold Shrines and Churches with hard seats  —  Modernize, some services are so long and boring you should be ordering recliners —  you are creating Hemorrhoids!
  • Release some of the money being held, the billions the Catholic Church collects that the poor never get —    
  • In conclusion you have no skills in medicine and prayer is not offered in tablet, pills or liquid form  —  
  • You have no skills in politics and should not be involved in either since you seem to pick those who do the most harm  — 
  • And I seriously doubt most of your moral capacity.   The Vatican needs to have transparency, it doesn’t  — 
  • Close the boys club down, and let priests marry — showing the normally dual kind relationship of man and woman as it was intended.  The older earlier Popes did have wives and most were sexually active…banging everything in site, humans, animals, each other, and how does a church eunuch coach newly engaged couples in marital concordances and acts.  Having a lay priest council marriage is like having Hitler doing services on the Sabbath in the local Synagogue.
  • It is more than a moral sin , it is against the law and so be it.  —   Keep your hands off the children, it’s a crime and convictions are needed.  If you have trouble castrating them, call me , I have a pair of rusty cow shears.
  • Stop brainwashing the flock with fear of being excommunicated!  Who cares, when they wake up and realize a whole lot of fear motivation for money and attendance is bullsh*t — they should leave anyway  —  .
  • Reaffirm God is in their heart, not found in their wallet.  Then they will communicate with God directly, anywhere on a bended knee as he gave them free will not needing all your steps, practices, customs, BS, Mysteries, acting, and falsehoods… and perverts —  
  • Since you are more of a business than a hand of God start paying taxes  —  
  • The Children Harmed —Thats on your hands, and it won’t be the Blood of Christ, it will be an innocent who listened to your inaccurate information…  and died from not getting vaccinated…  Strike Two  —  


Pope Francis Has Released A Statement  —  “ Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient.  Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.

The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults.”   The reported settlements not only include monetary compensation but also feature non-monetary provisions such as establishing a toll-free victim hotline and victim assistance programs.   In other words basically we did nothing… 


Open The Books In The Vatican’s Stronghold Library —  Closed To The Public And Only A Few Scholars, The Vatican Apostolic Archive Vatican Secret Archive known as of  October 2019 is the central repository in the Vatican City of all acts promulgated by the Holy See. The Pope, as Sovereign of Vatican City, owns the material held in the archive until his death or resignation, with ownership passing to his successor. The archive also contains state papers, correspondence, account books,  and many other documents that the church has accumulated over the centuries. 

In the 17th century, under the orders of Pope Paul V, the Secret Archive was separated from the Vatican Library, where scholars had some very limited access, and remained closed to outsiders until the late 19th century, when Pope Leo XIII opened the archive to researchers, more than a thousand of whom now examine some of its documents each year.  Several scholars said what would be revealed about the church would doom it…


Sidebar  —  My Side Of It — 

  • I studied Humanities, Basics Of Psychology, lots of  History and gained a fair amount of understanding of other
    Religions , their Motivations,  and Religious Beliefs.   I wanted to know “  What triggers people into acts”.  A Higher Learning Institution, provided some answer. 
  • was born to a middle class Jewish family, Conservative, middle of the road.  I think I have done some good things in between,  in my faith… the Conservative mixes reform / commonalty with orthodox / traditions, and proud of it… 
  • I do not care for the Ultra Orthodox Jews nor any over the top wacko sickos who call themselves true believers of any so called religions… even my own and  who look down on others as not being clean.
  • Almost every religion on this planet has it wacko-doos and they contribute nothing but obstructionism to a good life for others who don’t buy their beliefs,  or do they as they act distribute fear as motivation. Is it fear?  The difference between religious fundamentalism and fanaticism is belief and action. 
  • One could be a fundamentalist in any given religion and believe in the literal truth of their holy scriptures and commit a heinous act and tell us God told me to do it. We hear it all the time.
  • For the most part, fundamentalists act within society’s law, and while it may pain them that secular society doesn’t adhere to God's will, they recognize and respect that they are part of a larger collective called freedom of choice.  The battle of Church vs State will go on and people who put visions against truth simply aren’t intelligent enough to understand. 


THE EXECUTION —  When George Bush was Governor of Texas, a woman on death row for twenty years for taking an ax to her husband and whacking him into Sushi size pieces many times.  The coroner needed a vacuum cleaner and a shovel.  

On the day of her execution, after twenty years of appeals, her prison Pastor ( Holy Roller Baptist) had the Congregation outside the walls in a twelve hour vigil, singing, praying, screaming and yelling,  “ You can’t execute her, she found Jesus in her heart and she is forgiven".

This went on till midnight, the scheduled execution time and the phone did not ring from the Governor commuting her sentence.  She was executed  and it was over.  The warden came to the podium and announced the finality and the end of her life occurred minutes just after midnight.  He did have good news to announce.  

He was happy to hear that she found Jesus and he personally arranged for her to meet him immediately.


The rules, the dogma, the visions, the  stories, the “ written or printed word” created by man and subject to his whims and beliefs and for some a form of creation after a liberal dose of  “ peyote or gange” in many cases can be challenged simply because the author was really not there. 

Fanatics, on the other hand, are an extremist sub-set of fundamentalists who see only their own point of view. They seek to force their ideology on others through intimidation and are more than happy to break the law and commit religious blasphemy, including, murder in the name of their God. 

From the Medieval Holy Crusades to modern-day terrorists committing atrocities in the name of Islam, to alleged illegal Israeli settlement in the Gaza strip, you attack them, you lose land, Israel keeps it.  And right-wing Christian groups threatening US government from within, it seems that strict adherence to one’s holy book of choice has been a source of much division throughout human history. 

It's interesting to think how many great scientific discoveries would have happened centuries earlier, if not for religion? What if Copernicus and Galileo were never tried as heretics?  The Catholic Church murdered them.

All religions have their crack head leadership, nutcases, over the top, crazies and morons who do stupid things thinking they will be closer to God for their acts.  Most religions are man-made, and support infertile causes, including mine… 

Think, open a phone book if they still exist and look under Christian religions, hundreds of flavors to suit any ones appetite.   Now they all claim they alone have the secrets to get to heaven.  Obviously of the six hundred that makes five hundred and ninety-nine liars, mis-believers, ignorants or frauds… which one… did you pick?


What Do I Believe In… Flight or Fight Abuse  —  It is my faith, my way, I set the terms because I have a mind and can think… and approaching thirteen I had to participate in my Bar-Mitzvah, in Hebrew (Yiddish) at the Congregation Saturday Morning. 

My Bar-Mitzvah lessons, lasting eight months, were given to me by an Orthodox Rabbi teacher, Rebbe Gutstein, I remember him, though it’s been sixty-five years ago… I hated Gutstein… he abused us, he used his hands and smacked you on the head if you made a mistake… in pronunciation or tone… I quit and walked out, but my mother threatened me with reform school if I did not complete the lessons lasting eight months

My hatred for my Rebbe, started with the first smack I got.   One time Mason the smallest in the class, we looked out for him, made a mistake,  and he gave Mason a hard shot. I was big for my age and backed by my rat pack,  had enough, I got in between him, and Mason all of us.  I was not about to take it any more.   We all walked out after he went to the bathroom and we jammed a chair under the knob. 

Next afternoon after regular school, I attended my Haftorah class with the other kids and we brought our baseball gloves and large softball bats with us.  We took an oath to stick together, one kid,  miscued made a mistake and Rebbe Gutstein walked over and we all stood up  BAT IN HAND — MESSAGE DELIVERED.


Vatican 2021 —  We Need Updates… What Have You

Done To The Thousands Of Priests And Church 

Officials Who Are Pedophiles or Abusers, And 

Where Are They Now?



Evangelist Ravi Zacharias Engaged In Sexual Misconduct 

(CNN)   Ravi Zacharias, the prominent head of a global Christian organization who died in May, engaged in sexual misconduct that included “ texting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape," according to a statement from the ministry he founded summarizing the results of an investigative report. 

Allegations came from four female massage therapists who said Zacharias "would either touch his genitals or ask them to touch his genitals." 

Additionally, five massage therapists claimed he "touched or rubbed them inappropriately," and one reported "many encounters over a period of years that she described as rape," according to a 12-page report from the law firm Miller & Martin, which was hired by the ministry.

The law firm said it employed a private investigations firm that included former federal law enforcement officers. More than 50 people were interviewed, including more than a dozen massage therapists, according to the report.

A digital forensics firm examined four cell phones and a laptop used by Zacharias. Evidence was uncovered of "text- and email-based relationships with women who were not his wife," along with more than 200 photos of women, the report said.

Several women accused Zacharias of using ministry funds to give them financial support, eliciting personal information about their lives and employing religious language during encounters, according to the report. 

Zacharias, who defended Christianity through books and lectures, died last spring at his Atlanta home at the age of 74 after battling sarcoma. He was a leading figure among Christian apologetics, an intellectual form of Christian theology that defends faith against doubters by invoking history and logic. 

Sidebar:  Apologetics  —  Sometimes referred to as the most sophisticated form of bullsh*t.  The Miller & Martin report detailed new allegations of misconduct against Zacharias. The report said the Christian leader’s claims that during his marriage he “ never engaged in any inappropriate behavior of any kind" when confronted with similar allegations in the past were "misleading or false."


PERSONS OF FAITH —  IT’S USUALLY A LIE  —  

 Persons Of Faith   —  Another thing that bugs me are those who make a claim to be a person of faith.   First, what makes one a Person of faith exactly?   It depends.  If we define it simplistically:

✞ “ A person of faith is one who is guided by a set of rules and ideals that supposedly creates a path of ultimate righteousness in their daily walks in life”.   It is NOT their personal guarantee to you of their beliefs which they are implying.  They can say it, many do say it for their benefit, and it not be true.   They talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk…  

✞ About 99% of it is said for the person of faith’s own benefit.  Also business people brag about being faithful almost a guarantee I will not do business with them.

✞ It’s getting more confusing every day, the world is changing and not for the better.  And as humanoids, we are human, frail or weak sometimes morally and easily converted or brainwashed by the enormous amount of BS out there, you simply don’t know who to believe anymore whether it be on social media, the TV, or written word.

✞ If you believe on the TV thats you will be saved by some mortal professing a friendship with Christ… See a doctor… a chance you might live longer.

✞ Churches come in many flavors, and varieties.    They are manmade…  Churches are like an amusement parks, you go on the rides you like. 

✞ Unfortunately many are pedophiles doing the nether Gods work. Never leave your kids alone with these nuts… 

✞ Since most church doctrine comes from stories past down and altered throughout the ages, no one can claim they know or attended any of these Biblical stories and events, thus the truth remains a rumor no matter how you twist it.  

✞ The competition for the right to be first unto the seat of God has caused more deaths in the history of the world than any other reason and not doing what the church wants resulted in the death of some great men and women thinkers and those ahead of their times    😇


NOT SO INNOCENT

 Christian Crimes Against Humanity Have Not Been So Innocent  —  We often think of Christianity as being the savior of mankind.  The problem is a word called science.  This was not always true.  In fact more people, millions upon millions have died at the hands of the religious leaders in all times.  We have had inquisitions, crusades, and wars all in the name of religion.  And millions died, for a belief they never capitulated nor amounted in their favor, and knew little anything about.

✞ We have killed some of the noblest and intelligent men of all time in the name of a Christian God.  We have fought Christian Catholics against Christian Protestants, Christians against Muslims,  Against Jews and the list goes on and on.
Here is simple sampling:  We left out the thousands tortured and dismembered or horrifically removed by those doing the Lords work…It was called the Inquisition… Another man-made ordeal…  Orchestrated by the Catholic Church….


✞ JAN HUS (1369 – 6 JULY 1415)   —  Often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague. Hus is considered the first Church reformer, as he lived before Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli.  He was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, most immediately in the approval of a reformist Bohemian religious denomination, and, more than a century later, on Martin Luther.  Burnt at the stake.

 

✞ GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA, 1452-1498  — The Italian religious and political reformer, entered the Dominican order at Bologna. In a convent at Brescia his zeal won attention, and in 1489 he was recalled to Florence. His second appearance in the pulpit of San Marco -- on the sinfulness and apostasy of the time -- was a great popular triumph, and by some he was hailed as an inspired prophet.

His gift of prophecy led to his being cited in 1495 to answer a charge of heresy at Rome and on his failing to appear he was forbidden to preach. In 1497 came a sentence of excommunication from Rome;  He was brought to trial for falsely claiming to have seen visions, and uttered prophecies, for religious error, and for sedition.  On May 23, 1498, this extraordinary man and two Dominican disciples were hanged and burned, still professing their adherence to the Church.

 

✞ GALILEO GALILEI  15 FEB.1564 - 8 JAN.1642  —  Was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope, incredible astronomical observations and support for Copernican’s theory.  

That the sun is the center of the Universe and not the earth.  Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy, modern physics", and "the Father of Modern Science".

His contributions include the confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.

Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point. He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest

It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences, in which he summarized the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.

✞ MICHAEL SERVETUS  29 SEPT 1509 – 27 OCT 1553  —  Was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist… He was the first European to correctly describe the function of pulmonary circulation. He was a polymath versed in many sciences: mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, geography, human anatomy, medicine and pharmacology, as well as jurisprudence, translation, poetry and the scholarly study of the Bible in its original languages. 

He is renowned in the history of several of these fields, particularly medicine and theology.  When Calvin requested that Servetus be executed by decapitation as a traitor rather than by fire as a heretic, The Geneva Council refused his request. On 27 October 1553 Servetus was burned at the stake just outside Geneva with what was believed to be the last copy of his book chained to his leg. Historians record his last words as: "Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me.  And last, have you met the inquisitor…

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