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Carol M. McKinley

Sunday, October 01, 2006 :::

Tom Doyle and the BBC on television tonight to claim the Pope led the cover up

Where would one begin to unravel the mischaracterizations in this article?

Look, I'm not the least bit satisfied that anyone, right to the top, has had the epihphany that we are dissatisfied and will not tolerate the sexual ideology of their priests, nuns, teachers, lay people being appointed, SEICUS Comprehensive sex ed programs which harm children.

I'm with Tom Doyle that nearly every parish in Massachusetts is an unsafe place for families who desire to exclude their children from the happy go lucky blogger's programs and parishes that are sexually and spiritually harmful.

The problem with Tom Doyle's hubris is, once you actually read through the documents the man is referring to, any sane individual has to come to the conclusion that he is yanking our chains.

He is the nicest man and God Bless him - - but his shtick is not forthright.

Before being elected as Pope Benedict XVI in April last year, the pontiff was Cardinal Thomas Ratzinger (Good old Cardinal Thomas Ratzinger) who had, for 24 years, been the head of the powerful Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith, the department of the Roman Catholic Church charged with promoting Catholic teachings on morals and matters of faith. An arch-Conservative, he was regarded as the 'enforcer' of Pope John Paul II in cracking down on liberal challenges to traditional Catholic teachings.

Five years ago he sent out an updated version of the notorious 1962 Vatican document Crimen Sollicitationis - Latin for The Crime of Solicitation - which laid down the Vatican's strict instructions on covering up sexual scandal. It was regarded as so secret that it came with instructions that bishops had to keep it locked in a safe at all times.

I've read it front to back and it in no way conveys what Tom and others says it conveys.

Cardinal Ratzinger reinforced the strict cover-up policy by introducing a new principle: that the Vatican must have what it calls Exclusive Competence. In other words, he commanded that all child abuse allegations should be dealt with direct by Rome.

Exclusive Competence had to introduced because of the hundreds of thousands of complaints about the Incompetence of the Chancery Buffoons.

Patrick Wall, a former Vatican-approved enforcer of the Crimen Sollicitationis in America, tells the programme: "I found out I wasn't working for a holy institution, but an institution that was wholly concentrated on protecting itself."

It's the holiest of institutions with the misfortune of being infested with dimwits, misfits, corruption and sinfulness.

And Father Tom Doyle, a Vatican lawyer until he was sacked for criticising the church's handling of child abuse claims, says: "What you have here is an explicit written policy to cover up cases of child sexual abuse by the clergy and to punish those who would call attention to these crimes by the churchmen.

Here, I have no argument with the man.

"When abusive priests are discovered, the response has been not to investigate and prosecute but to move them from one place to another. So there's total disregard for the victims and for the fact that you are going to have a whole new crop of victims in the next place. This is happening all over the world."

I don't agree with this.

Many an innocent priests is being exploited and abused through false allegations and are taken out of commission for years based upon the say so of any drunk or druggie looking for a handout. I've dismissed the entire gig.

I may tune in if I'm awake tho.

::: posted by prolife pundits at 6:53 PM




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