What the world especially the WYD youths must see is that the Catholic Church has (never revealed but rather) always covered-up the thousands of pedophiles rapists-priests named aptly after John Paul II who did nothing to stop them during his 26 years papacy. It was always the secular lawyers and the secular victims who brought these heinous criminal holy men to light to stop them from raping more (altar) boys and girls. The proof of the Catholic hierachy's massive cover-ups of the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army keep coming up from within the United States, to Ireland, across Europe, and now back here again in the USA. It had to take a Philadelphia grand jury to reveal 37 active rapists-priests to move Cardinal Regali to suspend 21 of them out of the ministry. And there is this smoking gun of a form called ``Prohibition to Release Information`` which the Archdiocese of Philadelphia used to prohibit everyone from revealing the existence of pedophile priests, read more below.
Last year during Lent and on the eve of the Annunciation on March 24, 2010, the New York Times revealed the personal cover-up role of Cardinal Ratzinger now Benedict XVI in the most notorious American priest rapist-priest in Wisconsin who raped 200 deaf boys read it here http://jp2army.blogspot.com/2010/03/b-b-benedict-xvi-and-cardinal-bertone.html The infallible response of Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sodano was unforgettable as they made a spectacle fool out of themselves by branding the New York Times expose as “Cheap Gossip” during the entire Holy Week world show in Rome.
Later on in June, Benedict XVI (like Eve) blamed the Devil for priest pedophilia when the fact is John Paul II did nothing to stop it during his longest tenure of 26 years as the most powerful man in the Catholic Church. Read Rome celebrations of Benedict XVI and 15,000 priests who are wizards worse than Harry Potter http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/06/rome-celebrations-of-benedict-xvi-and.html
Then Benedict XVI quickly announced the upcoming beatification of John Paul II for May first on the feast of Divine Mercy and swiftly enough, more revelations of the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army swept across Europe especially in the Netherlands where there are more than a thousand read it here JP2 Army in the Netherlands as 1,000 pedophiles-rapists priests are beginning to be unearthed http://jp2army.blogspot.com/2011/02/jp2-army-in-netherlands-as-1000.html It is not a simple coincidence that as John Paul II is raised higher into the altar of worship his hidden wickedness as a pope is revealed to the world read Saint? John Paul II slept in peace at the Vatican knowing that Fr. Marcial Maciel plus thousands of pedophile priests were raping thousands of boys http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/02/saint-john-paul-ii-slept-in-peace-at.html
So from Holy Week last year to this year’s Ash Wednesday, the most heinous crimes against Catholic children has come full circle and has come back to hit and haunt the USA again where it all started in 2002 in Boston (with 80 confirmed pedophile priests from the confession of criminal Cardinal Bernard Law who resigned as Cardinal of Boston but now sits as High Archpriest in the mother of all basilicas of Rome, the St. Mary Major, thanks to his cohort John Paul II who put him there.) And this time, on Ash Wednesday, 37 rapists priests would strike neighbouring Philadelphia so close to the New York Times who revealed the “Cheap Gossip” in March of last year. If there is a god, he or she has just confirmed and reiterated the good reportage of the New York Times and that same Catholic God has proven Catholic Culture wrong as it now keeps attacking the New York Times read "No mandate from the Times"... oh really, why don't you tell that to the Boston Globe who ousted Cardinal Bernard Law in Boston http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2011/01/no-mandate-from-times-oh-really-why.html
Using the deceptive ceremonies of Catholicism (Hollywood grandiose style) which the Vatican have used to survive their priestly crimes after crimes against humanity for centuries, Cardinal Regali presided over Ash Wednesday with all the deceitful colourful garb of purple robes and the sorcery of the Eucharist to “pray” for pedophile priests and to apologize to their raped victims. But prayer is not justice and mere holy apologies can bring no justice to victims read the Sacrament of Penance is a tool of injustice read "Forgiveness" is a gizmo of injustice to victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. To Vaticanista chiessa.espresso Sandro Magister, Baloney! http://jp2army.blogspot.com/2010/03/forgiveness-is-gizmo-of-injustice-to.html and John Paul II is the Pope of Injustice of the 20th & 21st Century and Fr. Marcial Maciel should be excommunicated posthumously http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2010/10/john-paul-ii-is-pope-of-injustice-of.html
We will see on how the 21st century will play out the search for justice and truth as Cardinal Ratzinger’s Crimes Against Humanity has been recently filed at the International Courts of the Hague last February 14 read Criminal Charges against Dr. Joseph Ratzinger, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on grounds of Crimes against Humanity According to Art. 7 ICC Statute http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2011/02/criminal-charges-against-dr-joseph.html It was 3 days shortly after the Arab youths deposed Mubarak and sent him into exile without them chanting of Santo Subito JP2 and without citing one word from all the thousands of writings of John Paul II read Holy Heist! John Paul II WYD had no role with Arab youths who liberated Egypt from Mubarak who stole then deposited billions into Vatican Swiss Banks http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/02/holy-heist-john-paul-ii-wyd-had-no-role.html
Cardinal Mahony is the most infamous Cardinal in US history as he covered-up more than 600 pedophiles rapists-priest my paying out more than $660 million to compensate and silence victims. These Los Angeles pedophile priests are free to preside over the Mass and therefore are free to roam the streets of Los Angeles seeking and perpetuating their sodomy lust on children. There is no Catholic Registry of Pedophile Priests to date and therefore Catholic children has not become any safer as they were during the 26 years papacy of John Paul II and the massive cover-up of the Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions read Mexico mounts a worldwide campaign against the beatification of John Paul II, they should for they are the people of Our Lady of Guadalupe http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/01/mexico-mounts-worldwide-campaign.html
As the Vatican is taking no chances with future popes, Opus Dei Pope Benedict must beatify and canonize John Paul II as soon as possible. We pray that if there is really a Good God to stop that devilish process of beatifying the most criminal pope John Paul II who led the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests aiding and abetting their Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions during the last quarter of the 20th century of his glorious papacy.
It is time for the French Revolution in the Vatican
Napoleon said, "“Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich. Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet”. The Catholic Church teaches people to be “meek and humble” like Jesus by praying, “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine’ and "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” For centuries, Catholics believe in the infallibility of the Pope and that he alone holds the key to heaven and therefore must be absolutely obeyed, and that one day when they die, the meek poor will live well in Heaven and the proud rich will suffer in Hell. All these “religion” must now stop and it is now up to this generation to stop and change all these. In the wake of the most heinous crime against children, the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army, which was condoned and covered-up by both John Paul II and Benedict XVI, (and by popes before them) the rule of the Vatican must come to an end. The Vatican and the Popes have failed humankind generations after generations, in the Crusades, in the Inquisitions, in the burning of women, and now this most heinous crime against children; it is important to note they were all successful papal crimes because they were sustained by the power of the Eucharist – see Magisterium Benedict VERSUS Holy Mary: Priests' transubstantiation instant reincarnation of Christ VERSUS Mary’s 9 months pregnancy& child birth http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/
The Vatican rule must end, now, end in this generation and ended by this generation.
It is time for the French Revolution at the Vatican, the Holy See or Chair of St. Peter in the Catholic Church; Catholics and all good moral people can go (non-violently like Gandhi) to the Vatican and dethrone the Pope and his monarch cronies, sell all Vatican wealth and give them to the victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Rapists-Priests Army and to the poor.
What is the trillion dollar Vatican Bank good for if it is there to serve only a few papal club Catholics and wealthy investors? The Vatican Bank serves only a few wealthy religious congregations of priests and nuns. The Vatican Bank owns and controls the Swiss Banks where all dictators safely hide their billions of theft from their coutnries treasuries. http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/it-is-time-for-french-revolution-at.html
See EWTN Diamond Bride Mother Angelica with her $50 Millions dollars diamond studded Chapel in Alabama in the John Paul II Millstone http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2008/02/john-paul-ii-diamond-bride-mother.html Monday, February 04, 2008
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Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America
Victims - Attackers - Responsible Leaders
Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto
WTC & 9/11 attacks - 5,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden
USA Priest Pedophilia - 12,000 victims - 6,000 priests - John Paul II & Benedict XVI & Opus Dei, the new Vatican Trinity. Opus Dei controlled the 26 years papacy of John Paul II and therefore Opus Dei was most responsible for the cover-up of the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army
Archdiocese of Philadelphia – Prohibition to Release Information
Shocking new Philly archdiocese form is released
It’s a newly-disclosed form archdiocese asks victims to sign
And it bans church staff from giving info about crimes to police
SNAP: “This is may be the most insidious church cover up strategy yet”
Victims insist that Cardinal Rigali explain it and promise to never use it again
Notice the bottom of this form. There’s no ‘signature line’ for an attorney who represents a victim. That suggests that this form was used only with victims who were dealing with archdiocesan lawyers and staff alone – without representation.
A former Philly prosecutor told one the Philadelphia Fox affiliate last night that he too had never seen anything like this. The ex-prosecutor also also said he thought the intent here was to protect the archdiocese.
This document was briefly mentioned in the recent grand jury report. Grand jurors were clearly troubled by it as well.
If Rigali or one of his highly-paid public relations staff ever deign to talk about this form, we’re sure they’ll offer some convoluted rationalization couched in alleged concern for victims and their privacy. Church officials do this often – justifying some self-serving, secrective actions as somehow being for the professed benefit of victims.
When they do, ask yourself this: if the goal here was somehow to make victims feel or be safer, why aren’t church officials signing some form and making some pledge? Why make a victim sign something?
According to the grand jurors, Rigali’s ‘victims assistance coordinators’ are “mislead(ing) victims,” “not keep(ing) victims’ statements confidential,” “hound(ing)” victims for statements to “use as ammunition to impeach victims,” and “turning over” victims’ statements “to archdiocesan attorneys.” In at least one case, according to the grand jurors, a ‘victims assistance coordinator’ “handed previously confidential” victim’s records “over to one victim’s abuser.”
SUMMARY OF PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY REPORT 2/11
After a detailed two year investigation, here's what impartial grand jurors found.
--"continues to engage in practices that mislead victims, that violate their trust, that hinder prosecution of their abusers and that leave large numbers of credibly accused priests in ministry"
--After more than four months, has still not fully complied with the grand jury's subpoena
--"not much has changed" since a scathing 2005 report by another grand jury
--"has betrayed once again" the victims who report to its staffers
The archdiocesan abuse system
--"is designed to help the abusers and the archdiocese itself "
--"is devoid of common sense"
--"reaches the wrong result in the vast majority of (child sex abuse) cases."
The "predatory priests still in ministry" (the jury's words)
--"dozens of apparent abusers remain on duty in the archdiocese today with access to new young prey"
--at least 37 priests with "substantial evidence of abuse" have been kept in assignments that expose them to children"
--at least "41 priests who have remained in active ministry in the past five years after the Archdiocese learned of accusations or reports of their inappropriate behavior or sexual abuse of minors."
--only two of these 41 have been listed on the Archdiocese's website as credibly accused, which means the identity of most of these priests remains unknown even to their parishioners."
The so-called "victims assistance coordinators"
--"do not keep victims' statements confidential"
--"turn over" victims' statements "to archdiocesan attorneys"
--"handed previously confidential" victim's records "over to the victim's abuser"
--"hound" victims to "give statements to "use as ammunition to impeach victims"
Msgr. William Lynn (for years, until 2004, a high ranking chancery staffer)
--"put literally thousands of children at risk of sexual abuse by placing them in the care of known child molesters" over the past two decades.
--"was acutely interested in shielding abusive clergy from criminal detection, in shielding the Cardinal from scandal, and in shielding the Archdiocese from financial liability."
-- "showed no interest at all in defending the Archdiocese's children. On the contrary, he consistently endangered them."
--called his conduct in "dealing with abusive priests" to be "dangerous and indefensible"
--"knowingly exposed children to predatory priests"
-- "acted as if his job was to protect the abuser, never the abused"
--his "refusal to curb" two known predators "led directly to the rape of (two boys)"
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20110214_Archdiocese_may_face_new_lawsuit.html POST PHOTOS and article
Rigali asks for prayers for victims; SNAP responds
Statement by Peter Isely of Milwaukee, national board member of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (414-429-7259, email@example.com)
Asking for prayers is fine. Asking victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to call police is much better. That’s what protects kids – when adults overcome their fear and shame and help law enforcement catch criminals. That’s what Rigali should be prodding his flock to do.
Rigali should also be housing the proven, admitted and credibly accused predator priests in a secure, remote, independent treatment center so kids will be safer. And he should be joining with us in pushing to reform Pennsylvania’s archaic, predator-friendly state child sex laws so that crime victims, not bishops, can decide whether and when child molesters are publicly exposed through the open, time-tested US judicial system.
Philly cardinal asks faithful to pray for healing of church community, sex abuse victims
JOANN LOVIGLIO Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — One day after suspending 21 priests named by a grand jury as child molestation suspects, Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali (rih-GAH'-lee) is calling on the faithful to pray for healing in the church and for sexual abuse victims.
Rigali spoke to hundreds of Roman Catholics attending a lunchtime Mass at the city's basilica on Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season of penance.
On Tuesday, 21 priests whom a grand jury named as child molestation suspects were placed on leave. Last month, the district attorney's office charged two priests, a former priest and a Catholic school teacher with raping boys in the 1990s and a former church official with endangering children by covering up the crimes.
About a dozen people protested outside the cathedral during Wednesday's Mass. They say the church hasn't done enough to help victims.
We are sorry
We are sorry.
We, the Church, are the lay men, women and children; the religious who pray for us and work with us; the deacons, priests and bishops who lead us and bring us the divine graces of the Catholic sacramental system.
We, the Church, are sorry for the sexual abuse suffered by our brothers and sisters when they were young people at the hands of the Church’s clergymen and teachers. The Church is sorry for the sins and crimes of some members against other members. The Church begs forgiveness of our brothers and sisters, and of almighty God.
“We are sorry” are three words nearly as powerful as “I forgive you” or “I love you.” In each case, though, words are not enough. They must be accompanied by action.
It took the nationwide clergy sexual abuse scandal of 2002 and Philadelphia grand jury investigations in 2005 and just this month to prompt action in the Archdiocese and in every diocese in the United States. Those actions helped to train tens of thousands of parents and adults locally who work with children to spot signs of potential abuse, and prevent it from happening. Other actions set up ways to care for and compensate adult victims of abuse, and to remove from ministry and/or employment credibly accused Church personnel.
Even with those actions and new ones enacted by the Archdiocese last week, the problem of sexual abuse of minors is being addressed, albeit imperfectly, in only one sector of society, the Catholic Church. Youth sports organizations, public schools, community groups and other faith communities all report incidents of abuse. Few have been forced to look as extensively at the horror of child sexual abuse perpetrated within their organizations or to enact broad policies to prevent it.
The Catholic Church’s members suffer from the sins and crimes of the past and mistakes made in addressing them. But this suffering has meaning because it sheds light on the issue for all society to see. Every American must recognize that one in six boys and one in four girls are victims of sexual abuse before age 18. Child sexual abuse must be brought out from behind whispers in the community and dealt with as strongly or better than the processes now underway in the Church.
We, the Church, may find it hard to trust that the latest policies and actions will be effective. Trust begins to be rebuilt as members reflect upon those actions. And trust begins by reflecting on three words.
We are sorry.
SNAP Press Statement
For immediate release: Thursday, February 24, 2011
SNAP response to Archdiocese apology
Statement by David Clohessy Executive Director 314566 9790 SNAPclohessy@aol.com
Apologies are appropriate after a crisis. The Philadelphia clergy sex abuse and cover up crisis is far from over. A Catholic district attorney and an impartial grand jury found that there are roughly 34 credibly accused child molesting clerics around kids in Philadelphia right now. "Job one" must be ousting and "outing" those predators, so that children are safer.
During a crisis, the top priority is the protection of the vulnerable, not the restoration of "trust."
The Philadelphia church hierarchy is half right: "Youth sports organizations, public schools, community groups and other faith communities all report incidents of abuse." Catholic officials conveniently neglect to mention, however, that in none of these other organization are widespread, callous cover ups of child sex crimes so clearly documented. Catholic staff often try to get us to focus on the “bad apple” predators and ignore the complicit bishops who often enable and conceal the predators’ crimes.
Archdiocesan officials whine that “Few have been forced to look as extensively at the horror of child sexual abuse perpetrated within their organizations . . .” This is a sad effort by corrupt officials to try and posture as "victims."
There should, of course, be more examination of abuse and cover up in every institution. But there’s a reason that “few have been forced to look as extensively at the horror of child sexual abuse,” as the church. It’s because few institutions, if any, have so severely hurt so many for so long through so many devastating crimes and duplicitous cover ups.
Finally, apologies seem insincere when coupled with gripes that "others are bad too." It's just wrong and immature for Philadelphia Catholic officials to claim that child sexual abuse of minors "is being addressed in only one sector of society, the Catholic Church." It insults the fine work that many institutions are doing and have done to better safeguard kids. More important, it's another clumsy, insensitive and a bald-faced public relations move to deflect attention and exaggerate the few belated, begrudging and often self-serving steps taken in recent years by a justifiably-criticized church hierarchy.
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