Category Archives: Catholic

New cardinal: Abuse victims should be ‘ashamed’ to speak due to their own failings

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newly minted Mexican Cardinal has suggested that victims who accuse priests should be “ashamed” because they too have skeletons in their own closets. Those who “accuse men of the Church should [be careful] because they have long tails that are easily stepped on,” said Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera

More here https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/francis-appointed-cardinal-sex-abuse-victims-should-be-ashamed-to-speak-the

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‘It’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated’

Catholic League President Bill Donohue engages in semantics and mental gymnastics to minimise Pennsylvania rapist priests scandal:

Fact: This is an obscene lie. Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word “rape” means. This is not a defense—it is meant to set the record straight and debunk the worst case scenarios attributed to the offenders.

That’s right, folks. Nothing to see here. All perfectly normal for thd Catholic church. Just keep them donations coming.

More here https://ascienceenthusiast.com/catholic-league-president-says-its-not-rape-if-the-child-isnt-penetrated/

Report: Over 300 Predator Priests, More Than 1,000 Child Victims In Pennsylvania

Report: Over 300 Predator Priests, More Than 1,000 Child Victims In Pennsylvania (Image via Twitter)

“Priests were raping little boys and little girls” – A long awaited report finds over 300 predator priests sexually abused over a 1,000 children in Pennsylvania.

… “systematic” coverup effort by church leaders over 70 years.

… Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too. Some were teens; many were pre-pubescent. Some were manipulated with alcohol or pornography. Some were made to masturbate their assailants, or were groped by them. Some were raped orally, some vaginally, some anally. But all of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all.

More here http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/08/report-over-300-predator-priests-more-than-1000-child-victims-in-pa/

How can anyone in good conscience continue to support the catholic church as an institution? To continue to attend services pretending all is well? To give money to them that will be used to cover up such crimes and pay off victims?

Third Ranking Vatican Official Charged

With child sex offences of course.

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the third-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences by police.

Will the Vatican throw him under the bus?

Or will he be protected both by the church and by the law giving him a light sentence (if convicted) because of old age and ill health.

More here http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/06/vaticans-3rd-most-powerful-figure-charged-with-multiple-child-sex-offenses/

First Cardinal to Resign Since 1927

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“Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal [Theodore McCarrick] accused of sexually assaulting a teenager nearly 50 years ago.”

Naturally, “he has “no recollection” of the alleged abuse.”

He will be stripped of his titles of “Cardinal” and “your eminence” and “must also carry out ‘penance and prayer’ pending a canonical trial.”

<sarcasm>Sounds like appropriately punishment.</sarcasm>

The real question is: Why is this convicted criminal not in jail?

From https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44993221

Praying to Elrond Just as Effective

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A woman discovered her grandmother had been praying to a figure of Elrond from Lord of the Rings. She noted “that the prayers were equally as effective.”

More here: http://hellogiggles.com/grandmother-lord-of-the-rings/

Catholic Priest Forbids Gay Man from Singing at His Grandmother’s Funeral

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“Connor Hakes, a 23-year-old from Indiana, was not permitted to sing at his grandmother’s funeral after the pastor presiding over the service saw a photo of Hakes attending a gay Pride rally.” — https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/a-gay-man-was-not-permitted-to-sing-at-his-grandmothers-fune?utm_term=.tebMmLe15#.br90ylv2g

The priest wrote this in a letter: “Anytime someone sins and then acts in the name of God, it causes scandal. This is the main reason why you cannot (at this time) offer your gifts in service at St. Mary’s,”

So… the catholic church has long protected and enabled child rapists in its ranks. And that’s not sinning then acting in the name of God?!

But of course, hypocrisy is a mainstay of the church. Do what I tell you not what I do. See how wonderful the catholic god’s love is?

Priests don’t have to report child abuse

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Louisiana Supreme Court rules priests don’t have to report child abuse.

See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/11/louisiana-supreme-court-priests-dont-have-to-report-child-abuse/#sthash.jfnwBEC2.dpuf

1. This is special treatment for one specific religion. How come they don’t have to follow the law like everyone else? If an imam hears confession about child abuse is he mandated to report it? How about a Daoist monk? Aren’t we all supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law?

2. This is clearly prioritising a religious practice (protecting the confidentiality of the confessional) over the protection of children.

3. This is hypocrisy.  (Not surprised of course.) What happened to “think of the children”? The church uses this to demonize homosexuals. But when it comes to real actual abuse, they fight to avoid reporting it.

“the fact that the Catholic church would fight for and win the right to keep child abuse hidden should come as a surprise to no one. After all, the Catholic church has a long and well documented history of protecting child abusers at the expense of innocent children.”

In other words, the church chooses to protect itself over protecting children. This says something dreadful about the Catholic religion and its god.

God wants gays to be celibate, but allows priests to molest children

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“A Catholic priest who claimed God wants gay people to remain celibate for life has been suspended over child sex abuse claims.”

More here: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/09/08/catholic-priest-who-said-gays-must-remain-celibate-faces-child-sex-abuse-claims/

An all merciful, all knowing, and all loving god certainly lows bestowing mental illness of his staff. Maybe he enjoys watching suffering and hatred, to create so much of it.

Of course, the believers will all say this is the devil’s work. Because you know, god cannot stand up against the devil, or perhaps doesn’t want or care to.

Child-molesting priest promoted to lead teen pregnancy center

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“A Catholic priest who was accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl has been appointed as director of a teen pregnancy center… to ‘provide a wide range of ideas and skills.'”

I wonder what sort of ideas and skills he would bring to vulnerable teens?

The catholic church seems to be rotten to the core. Their god clearly doesn’t exist, because why would an all-knowing and all-merciful god allow child molestation to occur in its own church and continue to promote offenders? The church administration clearly does not believe in or fear divine punishment. Unless of course child molestation is OK by god.

More here: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/priest-banned-for-molesting-girl-gets-a-new-job-as-director-of-teen-pregnancy-center/