You go, Ireland! Make Benedict XVI pay 1 billion euro for his crimes as ‘ General Ratzinger of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in Ireland’
Talk is cheap. Papal talk is even cheaper. But the Irish are done with cheap papal talk. This time, they are not going for to Rome for some crocodile tears session with Benedict XVI and a tour guided by Boston’s criminal-Cardinal Bernard Law the glorious Archpriest of St. Mary Major Basilica see John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army expands into Ireland & John Paul is elevated as "Venerable"... only in the Catholic Church are criminals glorified http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2009/12/john-paul-ii-pedophile-priests-army.html
We Bostonians got rid of Cardinal Bernard Law in 2002 who ended up selling his Archbishop Palace. But John Paul II, to spite us and prove that he is more powerful than us, promoted him as Archpriest of St. Mary Major Basilica. A bitter ending for us…(but now a group is demanding Cardinal Bernard Law’s resignation or firing, http://jp2m.blogspot.com/) Then, the American church paid more than 2.2 billion dollars in compensation, Los Angeles paid the most, 660 million dollars but Cardinal Mahony continues to sit in glory because he sends 1 billion dollars revenue to the Vatican each year, and none of his priests demanded his resignation, unlike our brave Bostonian priests who demanded Cardinal Bernard Law’s immediate resignation. Then, there is the ongoing law suit against the Vatican, a Texan lawyer tried to sue the Vatican but had to fork 40,000 dollars of his own money to translate documents into Latin. SNAP tried to sue Benedict XVI through the United Nations during his trip to New York. Well, the Irish people have seen all that American legal juggle and circus, and how, going through the proper legal channels of the law, is futile because Benedict XVI and the Vatican have diplomatic immunity. So they are going to meet Benedict XVI for 2 days in Rome, but they are not going there for mere “papal infallibility” cheap talk and chit-chat. They are demanding 1 billion euro before the whole world to see. The world will be both their court and their judge! Not through ten-thousand dollar lawyers or “proper legal channels” but simply, through one personal letter, hand delivered directly to Benedict XVI. Way to go, Ireland! You go, girl! You go, Ireland!
Not only are they demanding financial compensation, the Irish have already signed their names denouncing their baptism and their faith…that saves Benedict XVI from witch-hunting who to excommunicate. Those Irish have voluntarily excommunicated themselves from the “One true Catholic apostolic Church”. Way to go, Ireland! The Opus Dei has not completely conquered you after all. Ireland’s legal system is controlled by Opus Dei lawyers and all its media is also controlled by Opus Dei. Those victims have seen all these and they know it would be a total waste of time going through those Opus Dei judges for some bread crumbs compensation. The Vatican Bank is controlled by Opus Dei. The papacy is controlled by Opus Dei since the 26 years papacy of John Paul II http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html
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 - Vatican Trinity:
John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Opus Dei
Victims ask Pope for €1bn
Brady to hand deliver letter requesting abuse payout
By John Cooney and Breda Heffernan
Tuesday February 09 2010
A LETTER calling on the Vatican to provide a €1bn compensation package for survivors of clerical child abuse in Ireland is to be hand delivered to Pope Benedict by Cardinal Sean Brady, when the Irish bishops hold summit talks with the Pontiff.
The letter from Irish survivors will also contain a request for a meeting with the Holy Father during his visit to England in September.
The breakthrough came at private talks in St Patrick's College, Maynooth, yesterday involving four survivors' groups, Cardinal Brady and bishops.
Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, who on Sunday told the Irish Independent that he was engaged in his own consultations with survivors abused by diocesan priests, did not attend the Maynooth meeting because of other engagements.
But Dr Martin was present at the first meeting last December in Maynooth between the four groups representing survivors of abuse in residential institutions run by religious orders, and has voiced his support for a bigger compensation deal.
A statement after yesterday's meeting said that four bishops -- Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, John McAreavey of Dromore, John Buckley of Cork and John Fleming of Killala -- would liaise with the survivors' representatives.
Attending the Maynooth talks were representatives of the Alliance Support Group, Irish SOCA, and the Right to Peace and Right of Place groups.
The statement added that the talks were part of a process of informing the bishops of the views of survivors in their preparations for their summit in the Vatican next Monday and Tuesday with Pope Benedict.
Bishop McAreavey said the meeting was constructive and focused on the ongoing concerns of survivors.
"We intend to relay these concerns to Pope Benedict, both verbally and in the form of written submissions, which were presented to us by survivors and which directly represent their views," added Bishop McAreavey, a former professor of Canon Law.
Michael O'Brien, of the Right to Peace support group, said it was now time for the Vatican and the religious orders to match the money paid by the Irish State. The orders paid just €128m of the total compensation bill of €1.2bn.
"He (the Pope) must come up with a substantial amount of money to help the victims of the institutions," added Mr O'Brien. "The Vatican is as much to blame because the religious orders were under their auspices."
Tom Hayes, secretary of the Alliance Support Group and a former inmate of St Joseph's Industrial School in Glin, Co Limerick, said survivors wanted a face-to-face meeting with the Pope in September.
"We will be pointing out that when he visited America, he met with some of the victims," Mr Hayes added. "Although he met them in private, it was a gesture universally well received and we hope he will do the same when he visits England."
Abuse survivors group demands €1bn from Vatican
09/02/2010 - 08:03:10
Groups representing survivors of clerical sex abuse want the Vatican to provide €1bn compensation for victims.
They have written a letter to Pope Benedict also urging him to act on the findings of the Murphy report into child abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese.
It is being sent ahead of a two-day synod between the Pontiff and bishops from all 26 dioceses, which will take place in Rome next Monday and Tuesday.
Victims also want to meet with the Pope during his visit to England in September.
6,007 people complete website form to defect from Catholic Church
The Irish Times
CHURCH DEFECTIONS: A TOTAL of 6,007 people have completed a ‘‘declaration of defection’’ from the Catholic Church in Ireland according to the website www.countmeout.ie
It was set up last July, following publication of the Ryan report on May 20th, and within a month over 2,000 people had completed such declarations of defection.
The website provides a three-step online process that makes it easier for disaffected Catholics to leave the church.
Paul Dunbar, who founded the website with Cormac Flynn and Grainne O’Sullivan, said that on publication of the Murphy report “almost to the hour” there was “a huge surge of interest” on the part of people e-mailing the site seeking information on how they could leave the Catholic Church.
On the afternoon of November 26th last, when the Murphy report was published, there had been “a tenfold increase in traffic”, he said.
On average, 10 – 20 people download the declaration to defect every day, he said, but that this increased with further clerical child sex abuse allegations.
He said they had set up the website because they had found it very difficult to get information when they wished to defect.
The website also highlights the consequences of defecting. It points out that formally leaving the Catholic Church excludes you from Catholic ceremonies, but not from attending such ceremonies.
It could affect your child’s chances of attending the local Catholic-run school, if he or she has not been baptised. Catholic schools have the right to refuse the enrolment of children who are not Catholics.
The efficiency with which the various dioceses handled the decisions by people to leave, varied, with the Dublin archdiocese one of the best. This he attributed to the work of Fr Fintan Gavin in Dublin.
February 10, 2010
Irish Sex Abuse Victims Ask Church for $1 billion
Wednesday February 10, 2010
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Irish victims of clerical sex abuse have asked Pope Benedict XVI for over $1.37 billion in compensation, in a letter that the head of Ireland's Catholic Church will hand-deliver to the pope next week.
Cardinal Sean Brady received the letter from representatives of sex abuse victims on Monday (Feb. 8), according to a report in the Irish Independent.
The letter also requests a meeting with Benedict during his forthcoming visit to Britain, expected to take place in September.
Posted by Abuse Tracker at 9:15 PM
Bishops' meeting with Pope
The Irish Times
Madam, – Next week the Irish bishops are going to Rome for a crucial meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and senior members of the Curia. They must not allow the Roman Curia to present clerical child sexual abuse as an “Irish” problem.
The bishops must have the courage to remind Rome that it has a lamentable record in the area of dealing with clerical child sexual abuse. In a letter to this paper (December 22nd, 2009), I pointed out that Rome had got it wrong at both ends of the abuse spectrum. On the one hand, it promoted Cardinal Bernard Law to the office of archpriest of St Mary Major even though there was extensive abuse of children by priests while he was archbishop of Boston. On the other hand, it failed to pursue credible accusations of sexual abuse against Fr Marcial Marciel, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ who had powerful allies in Rome.
Posted at Abuse Tracker, February 10, 2010 at 9:13 PM
Why is Pope Benedict like a Toyota?
As everybody knows by now, Toyota and their sticky gas pedals has become an even stickier mess for the giant automaker.
The company -- at first -- tried to manage their recall nightmare through the press, which, of course, was a complete disaster. They were eaten alive. A one-minute TV interview with some poor soul whose accelerator had stuck made a bigger impression on the public than their forest of press releases.
That the problem existed at all was bad enough. Their attempts to manage the intertwined, massive publicity problem made it look like their brains were stuck, too. ...
The Pope has a major problem, too: the Irish Catholic Church, which is enmeshed in a child sex-abuse scandal and coverup that is a monstrous nightmare -- and one entirely of its own making. And with the recent but unsurprising news that "problem priests" may have been transferred a step ahead of the law from Ireland to the United States, the problem is growing. Fast.
The Pope and the Vatican have tried -- and sincerely tried -- to manage the problem after years of hoping it would "just go away." Benedict has repeatedly apologized for this terrible crime. He has publicly addressed the issue with humility and empathy for the abused. He has been contrite, and is not attempting to avoid the problem. He has given the Dublin Archdiocese considerable authority to rid itself of bishops named in government reports on the abuse. He has met on many occasions, face-to-face, with abuse victims, who have, almost to a one, found him to be sincere and deeply remorseful.
Posted at Abuse Tracker, February 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM