No amount of ‘historic apology’ Benedict makes will matter -- unless he fires the first criminals Cardinal Bernard Law & Cardinal Roger Mahony
Benedict XVI and the Vatican don’t seem to get it, they still act as if the world believe that the Pope is the representative of Christ, that his words are infallible, that a few words of apology is enough to assuage the hydrogen bomb existence of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army, and that a few papal gestures is enough to heal the innumerable victims that are now revealing themselves and their lifetime sufferings worldwide. We are now in the 21st century, and after 2,000 years of Catholicism and almost all papal sins exposed, after countries have fought for their independence through wars and revolutions against despots, the people of the world have learned their lessons and they will no longer tolerate any form of totalitarianism, not even in the Catholic Church which claims to be the “sole key to Heaven”. Benedict XVI is the last despot in a democratic country and the “vow of obedience” and the 'promise of heavenly grace' will not cut it for the laity at large, for religious orders maybe, but not for the laity who have fought with their own lives and blood revolutions that toppled down autocratic rulers. The people of the world now enjoy their freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of belief and a simple "Amen" will no longer suffice to ‘Hail Mary’ (or Heil Hitler) the Papal dictatorship of Benedict XVI.
In Malta, Benedict XVI met with 8 handpicked victims and he gave a white rosary to one of them who said that “Benedict is a saint”. He is the ‘model victim’ that the Vatican would like all other tens of thousands of victims to imitate. See our earlier article that details this role model for victims in our article of the Vatican's archetype victim of pedophile priests http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/04/benedict-xvis-phony-sorrow-superficial.html
Now, an “unprecedented act of penance by Benedict, together with thousands of clergymen from around the world in St Peter's Square, 9-11 June” is being planned by the Vatican with the hope that it “will lay to rest the scandal” for the abuse of children. It will be “at the climax of the International Year for Priests”. “It could be considered comparable to the historic step that the previous pope, John Paul II, took in apologising to the Jews for historic church anti-Semitism and for misdeeds during the Crusades”.
The Vatican and Benedict XVI still don’t get it, that John Paul II is not ‘saint’ and can never be a saint; therefore he is not a role model especially for ‘historic apology’ because he never apologized to one single abused child when he was alive. John Paul II was a living compendium of Catholic theology, he made all kinds of ‘historic apologies’, but he was a heartless Holy Father who had neither compunction nor compassion for the tens of thousands of little boys (and girls) sodomized by his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. After we got rid of Cardinal Bernard Law and he resigned in disgrace, John Paul II elevated him in Rome which proves JP2 unsaintly and criminal heart as pope with the longest papacy of 26+ years. See more in our sister weblogs on John Paul II in the John Paul II Millstone http://jp2m.blogspot.com/and the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army http://jp2army.blogspot.com/
See our related article BENEDICT promises “CHEAP JUSTICE”. Costly justice means: Fire Cardinals Law, Mahony & guilty Bishops! Expose John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/04/benedict-promised-cheap-justice-costly.html
See our earlier article on the Eucharistic power of priests to re-incarnate Christ's flesh in 9-seconds versus Mary's 9-months pregnancy of Jesus http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/
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
Pope will make historic apology for abuse
Vatican hopes unprecedented act of penance at June jamboree will defuse anger over worldwide claims
By John Phillips in Rome
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is planning to make the first general apology for the abuse of children and minors by Roman Catholic priests when he meets thousands of clergymen from around the world in June at the climax of the International Year for Priests, Vatican sources say.
In the past there have been papal or church apologies for individual cases of paedophilia or for abuse in specific countries, for example during the German pontiff's recent visit to Malta. What is being prepared now would be the first time a pope seeks to atone publicly for the extent to which paedophilia has been a major stain on the modern history of the church touching a constellation of countries, say the sources at the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy. It could be considered comparable to the historic step that the previous pope, John Paul II, took in apologising to the Jews for historic church anti-Semitism and for misdeeds during the Crusades, they say.
Vatican officials hope such an unprecedented act of penance by Benedict, together with thousands of clergymen in St Peter's Square, 9-11 June, will do much to lay to rest the scandal and defuse protests that might disrupt his trip to Britain in September. The encounter will form the climax of the special year of events designed in part to encourage vocations to the cloth but which instead has been marred by the mushrooming paedophile scandal.
The Pope has indicated repeatedly that he is considering ways to steer the church toward turning the page and finding an exit strategy from the maelstrom. "The shipwrecks of life can form God's project for us, and can also be useful for new beginnings in our lives," he told journalists on his aeroplane as he flew to Malta
last weekend. He made the point while travelling to celebrate the 1,950th anniversary of St Paul's shipwreck on the small island while on his way to Rome as a prisoner to stand trial, in the year 60 AD.
One veteran Vatican watcher said that using the image of the shipwreck to allude to the abuse scandal "suggests it can be read as not only causing the shipwreck of the church in countries across the globe today, from Ireland to the United States and Australia, from Austria, the Netherlands and Italy to Germany, Malta and others too, but also part of God's plan to purify, reform and revitalise the church".
In speeches during his Maltese sojourn, Benedict underlined how great good can arise from a shipwreck, as happened when St Paul's
stay led to the Maltese becoming one of the first Christian peoples and retaining their faith intact for nearly 2,000 years.
Vatican sources said the Pope considers the jamboree with the priests in June an appropriate occasion for him to lead the whole church in a "Day of Request for Pardon" of the victims and their families for the wrong done by a small percentage of priests in abusing children and minors in many countries, and the wrong done by bishops in covering up that abuse or protecting the predators.
The meeting would be appropriate for a day of fasting as well as penance, they say. On the papal flight last week-end Benedict made a second allusion to the abuse scandal, and its devastating effect on the moral authority of the church and its pastors, describing the church as the body of Jesus Christ "wounded by our sins".
The respected Vatican watcher added: "It is clear that Benedict has been reflecting and seeking to understand the abuse scandal with the eyes of faith. He seems to be developing a theological and spiritual frame for reading and dealing with this shameful and humbling reality in the life of the church in the 21st century and discerning an exit strategy from it."
Abuse victim in Malta: Pope Benedict XVI is a 'saint'
(comment: THIS IS A A BRAINWASHED VICTIM BY OPUS DEI BEAST PR DECEITS TEAM - WHO EITHER BRIBED HIM TO SAY THIS OR WAS TRICKED INTO SAYING THIS
.- Vatican analyst Andrea Tornielli spoke with Joseph Magro, 38, one of eight victims of clerical abuse who met with Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to Malta. Magro said the meeting “was truly a most beautiful gift, after all this suffering, we all cried, even the Pope.”