The Pope's Sex Abuse Task ForceBy Barbie Latza Nadeau

Dec 5, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Daily Beast

For victims who silently suffered child abuse at the hands of priests, nothing the Vatican does will ever be quite enough.

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Listen to the Word

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#1 Dec 7, 2013
As long as the Catholic church, including the Pope, do not call the police on their perverted, criminal priests, testify against them in court and encourage their victimized parishioners to do the same, the Catholic church will bear the blame and shame of a ministry marked with the sexual abuse of children.

However, what is the Catholic churches response? Move the criminals to another parish where they can strike again, move the criminals to monasteries where one might presume that birds of a feather flock together, move their superiors to Rome so they do not need to testify, withhold evidence that any other church would be forced to hand over immediately, promise to pay off the victims only to file bankruptcy or say they can't afford it thus further victimizing the victims, arguing that the Pope or Vatican has not authority over any priest - as they argued last week, starting "figurehead" commissions and studies thirty years too late, and my all time favorite - when a bishop said that the US bishops did not realizing the gay raping of boys was really that bed until the media brought it to their attention.

How do secular institutions look at the none reporting of and none action against pedophiles? Look at Joe Paterno. An organization as inconsistent as the NCAA took as strong as possible action against a beloved coach who was probably following Penn State protocol at the time, but later had to admit that more could have been done - the non-reporting of one pedophile! The Catholic church has honored their pedophiles more than the victims and her upright members!(No, I am not nor have been a Penn State fan!)

Is there any wonder why the drop out rate of younger Catholics in the US is 80%. Who would want to belong to a church that excuses the homosexual rape of their sons and then coddle the rapists while victimizing the victims?

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#2 Dec 7, 2013
Listen to the Word wrote:
As long as the Catholic church, including the Pope, do not call the police on their perverted, criminal priests, testify against them in court and encourage their victimized parishioners to do the same, the Catholic church will bear the blame and shame of a ministry marked with the sexual abuse of children.
However, what is the Catholic churches response? Move the criminals to another parish where they can strike again, move the criminals to monasteries where one might presume that birds of a feather flock together, move their superiors to Rome so they do not need to testify, withhold evidence that any other church would be forced to hand over immediately, promise to pay off the victims only to file bankruptcy or say they can't afford it thus further victimizing the victims, arguing that the Pope or Vatican has not authority over any priest - as they argued last week, starting "figurehead" commissions and studies thirty years too late, and my all time favorite - when a bishop said that the US bishops did not realizing the gay raping of boys was really that bed until the media brought it to their attention.
How do secular institutions look at the none reporting of and none action against pedophiles? Look at Joe Paterno. An organization as inconsistent as the NCAA took as strong as possible action against a beloved coach who was probably following Penn State protocol at the time, but later had to admit that more could have been done - the non-reporting of one pedophile! The Catholic church has honored their pedophiles more than the victims and her upright members!(No, I am not nor have been a Penn State fan!)
Is there any wonder why the drop out rate of younger Catholics in the US is 80%. Who would want to belong to a church that excuses the homosexual rape of their sons and then coddle the rapists while victimizing the victims?
As usual, you do not listen.

The new pope recently set the Roman Church on a course of allowing its errant pedophile priests to be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law.

This kind of redirection does not happen overnight. Take stock in the fact that someone in a position of authority is finally making an effort to openly and honestly take these problems on.

Confucious, another of the world's Great Teachers, said [to this effect], "A journey of a thousand leagues begins with taking a single step."
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#3 Dec 8, 2013
7:50 pm, Sunday, December 8, 2013:
RE: The Pope's Sex Abuse Task Force By Barbie Latza Nadeau
Listen to the Word wrote:
As long as the Catholic church, including the Pope, do not call the police on their perverted, criminal priests, testify against them in court and encourage their victimized parishioners to do the same, the Catholic church will bear the blame and shame of a ministry marked with the sexual abuse of children.
..... Are employers required to call the police or are the victims supposed to do that? It seems to me that the police would want formal complaints at the time of wrongdoings by VICTIMS and/or their parents, and cooperation by victims to help the police then to collect sufficient evidence that will help lawbreakers getting convicted.
..... Are they now recording what is said during confessions, to be submitted in later court procedures as evidence?
Violet Smoley

Hayward, CA

#5 Dec 15, 2013
II have been wondering what kind of parents would throw their precious children so willingly to these wolves in sheep's clothing. They have to bear responsibility. Parents, GET A GRIP!!! The Bible says that Satan transforms himself into an angel of light. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN !!
Judy 2013

Bolton, Canada

#6 Dec 15, 2013
RevKen wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, you do not listen.
The new pope recently set the Roman Church on a course of allowing its errant pedophile priests to be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law.
This kind of redirection does not happen overnight. Take stock in the fact that someone in a position of authority is finally making an effort to openly and honestly take these problems on.
Confucious, another of the world's Great Teachers, said [to this effect], "A journey of a thousand leagues begins with taking a single step."
Nice public relation work for the Catholic Church there RevKEN .

The Catholic Church only had over two thousand years to fix that problem of clergy abuse crises. So those excuses you are stating people are fed up with them.
One of the reasons you are speaking on behalf of the Catholic clergy is because YOU believe these men these priests are special because they were supposedly chosen by God and they have been anointed with that special blessed oil. It's more than likely it was only snake oil.
They are no better than anybody else. One day people will storm the Vatican and that place will turn out to be a museum!

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#7 Dec 15, 2013
Judy 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice public relation work for the Catholic Church there RevKEN .
The Catholic Church only had over two thousand years to fix that problem of clergy abuse crises. So those excuses you are stating people are fed up with them.
One of the reasons you are speaking on behalf of the Catholic clergy is because YOU believe these men these priests are special because they were supposedly chosen by God and they have been anointed with that special blessed oil. It's more than likely it was only snake oil.
They are no better than anybody else. One day people will storm the Vatican and that place will turn out to be a museum!
Judy, I am a practicing priest, a disciple of Jesus Christ, duly ordained and not a Roman Catholic. I am a married man, heterosexual with a family. We go to The Episcopal Church where I was born and raised. Is it a perfect House of God? Not nearly. But, we do not have the kind of pedophile problems that the RCC has, not that the Episcopalians have never had a pedophile priest. We just don't set up to breed and protect them. Every barrel gets bad apples. You just have to be watching for them.

We have our own problems, like wrestling with our own people who would stop us from trying to weed out superstitious, tribal-taboo-based, hypocritical and bigoted belief patterns that have persisted in the Church for thousands of years.

I am not defending the horrendously "monsterous" problems in the Roman Orders. But, it is a fact that, just days ago, pope Francis issued directions to let pedophile priests be turned over to civil authorities to be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law. It is a start.

They still haven't admitted that there is a difference between the pedophile and homosexuality, even though, for them, because they have created and maintained a breeding ground for both, these go hand in hand.

Yes, everyone now knows that these shell-gaming pedophile monsters have hidden successfully in the RCC, abusing and preying on innocent children for centuries. Their gig is up.

The RCC had better come to grips with its problems. It looks like they will begin to do so. But, their progress is still at a snail's pace. Most observers are seeing that the corruption runs so deep in the Roman Church Orders, such as in the Legion of Christ, that their leadership still does not know what to do about it.

Thank goodness that some awareness has come and continues to increase.

Rev. Ken

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#8 Dec 16, 2013
Violet Smoley wrote:
II have been wondering what kind of parents would throw their precious children so willingly to these wolves in sheep's clothing ...
Not sheep, but wolves wearing Roman collars in shepherd's clothing.
Husker Du

Falls City, NE

#9 Dec 16, 2013
RevKen wrote:
<quoted text>
Judy, I am a practicing priest, a disciple of Jesus Christ, duly ordained and not a Roman Catholic. I am a married man, heterosexual with a family. We go to The Episcopal Church where I was born and raised. Is it a perfect House of God? Not nearly. But, we do not have the kind of pedophile problems that the RCC has, not that the Episcopalians have never had a pedophile priest. We just don't set up to breed and protect them. Every barrel gets bad apples. You just have to be watching for them.
We have our own problems, like wrestling with our own people who would stop us from trying to weed out superstitious, tribal-taboo-based, hypocritical and bigoted belief patterns that have persisted in the Church for thousands of years.
I am not defending the horrendously "monsterous" problems in the Roman Orders. But, it is a fact that, just days ago, pope Francis issued directions to let pedophile priests be turned over to civil authorities to be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law. It is a start.
They still haven't admitted that there is a difference between the pedophile and homosexuality, even though, for them, because they have created and maintained a breeding ground for both, these go hand in hand.
Yes, everyone now knows that these shell-gaming pedophile monsters have hidden successfully in the RCC, abusing and preying on innocent children for centuries. Their gig is up.
The RCC had better come to grips with its problems. It looks like they will begin to do so. But, their progress is still at a snail's pace. Most observers are seeing that the corruption runs so deep in the Roman Church Orders, such as in the Legion of Christ, that their leadership still does not know what to do about it.
Thank goodness that some awareness has come and continues to increase.
Rev. Ken
Hey Rev, we HAVE dealt with the problem years ago with Benedict addressing the problem. Yes he has. You need to look this up and study what he said before spouting out about it. You are supposed to be a reverend , right? Why do you act and post as if you have no clue? There are monsters in your own church, but you refuse to deal with it and blame it on all priests. Rose posted about TBN being very holy, yet they have such diabolical heresy going on. The leader of that tv network has been having so called affairs with young men., the sons do not talk . one of the sons think Heaven is in the present. He is drawn to the glamour of Hollywood. Remember what Billy Graham's son said,. Remember what Christ said. Those who haven't sinned can throw the first stone. YOU are a sinner, You are a poor sinner. Remembverthat, if you don't, you will find out ther consequences.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#10 Dec 16, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Rev, we HAVE dealt with the problem years ago with Benedict addressing the problem. Yes he has. You need to look this up and study what he said before spouting out about it. You are supposed to be a reverend , right? Why do you act and post as if you have no clue? There are monsters in your own church, but you refuse to deal with it and blame it on all priests. Rose posted about TBN being very holy, yet they have such diabolical heresy going on. The leader of that tv network has been having so called affairs with young men., the sons do not talk . one of the sons think Heaven is in the present. He is drawn to the glamour of Hollywood. Remember what Billy Graham's son said,. Remember what Christ said. Those who haven't sinned can throw the first stone. YOU are a sinner, You are a poor sinner. Remembverthat, if you don't, you will find out ther consequences.
Ayup.
Husker Du

Falls City, NE

#11 Dec 16, 2013
RevKen wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, you do not listen.
The new pope recently set the Roman Church on a course of allowing its errant pedophile priests to be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law.
This kind of redirection does not happen overnight. Take stock in the fact that someone in a position of authority is finally making an effort to openly and honestly take these problems on.
Confucious, another of the world's Great Teachers, said [to this effect], "A journey of a thousand leagues begins with taking a single step."
so did Benedict. You are laughable,

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