No, Benedict XVI, you are not forgiven. No, Archbishop Hart of Australia, your apology is rejected
Benedict XVI's few words of crocodile tears are hollow and meaningless. He asked for forgiveness from God and the victims at the closing Mass for the Year for Priests. See our article - Benedict XVI asks for ‘quickie forgiveness’ from “little ones” who were battered for years by ‘Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions’ http://jp2army.blogspot.com/2010/06/benedict-xvi-asks-for-quickie.html Maybe God will forgive him but the victims cannot because there is no “justice” in forgiveness. "Forgiveness" is a Catholic concept of a quickie Hail Mary and an anonymous Act of contrition. Catholic forgiveness knows no jail time, investigation by the state police and justice before the secular courts. Forgiveness is a farce and is completely useless for the safety of children, women and people in our society. Forgiveness protects no one and defends no one, except the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops and pedophile priests.
History has proven that the Pope cannot protect children, women, and men anywhere and everywhere. The Popes have murdered men in the Crusade and burnt women in the Inquisition. Today these most famous popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have condoned aided and abetted thousands of pedophile priests in the sodomy of children of Biblical Proportions. In the USA, there are 6,000 pedophile priests,how many are in jail? There are more than 600 pedophile priests roaming free in Los Angeles whom Cardinal Roger Mahony is protecting with strict confidentiality. The John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army continue to prowl and sodomize freely for more innocent children in the USA and worldwide - as they have done for decades. All that Benedict XVI does is protect them so that they can continue to perform the Mass or sorcery of Christ's flesh and blood. All that Benedict does is to prosletyze from his trillion dollars seat at the Vatican - so that he can attract more millions of blood money for the Vatican Bank. See our analysis of Benedict's homily at the Year for Priests "Eve and Benedict XVI blame the Devil. Analysis of Pope’s homily in Year for Priests -sorcerers of Christ’s flesh and blood " http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/06/eve-and-benedict-xvi-blame-devil.html
"Forgiveness" only serves the Vatican and Popes to make the world forget their crimes against humanity for 2,000 years. And now Benedict wants the world to forgive-and-forget the "Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions" committed by the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. It is time for the theocratic papacy to end in our generation because it is totally useless for the good of society. It is time for the end of the “diplomatic immunity” of the Popes and Cardinals, and the end of the Vatican as an independent political state. Popes and Cardinals should be prosecuted for their secular crimes.
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
September 11 = 5,000 victims. Belgian Catholic Church = 5,000 victims. John Paul II the Great Pedophile Priests Army keeps marching on in Europe !! http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2010/06/september-11-5000-victims-belgian.html
Archbishop’s Hart's letter of apology and heavy citations and dependency on Benedict XVI's hollow words are without merits and it was rejected by victims especially by a mother whose two daughters were sexually abused by a pedophile priest in Australia. One of her daughters recently committed suicide. The other is an alcohol addict and was hit by a car while drunk. See her story below and her words against Archbishop Hart. It isn’t only the victims who suffer but their parents as well. Amidst all these pain, Benedict XVI and our own criminal Cardinal of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law are living the high pompous life of the rich and famous in Rome and sneering at us, the laity.
Priest pedophilia crime cannot be forgiven. It is a sin that is eternal because its evil consequences on victims are eternal. Pedophile Priests caused a "living Hell" in their victims and no "spiritual healing" can erase the hideous evil memories implanted during the sodomy of these evil Catholic Priests. See our article "Reasons why priest pedophilia is eternal: John Paul II the Great “Saint”, “The Conscience” of the ‘Age of Benedict XVI’, “Holy Father” Marcial Maciel..." http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2010/06/reasons-why-priest-pedophilia-is.html
No amount of asking for sweet "forgiveness" from the "Holy Father Pope" and Archbishops can heal the victims. No Rosary and Way of the Cross and walking in the Trail of Oz can make them forget their stolen childhood. This is not a theft of money that can be easily replaced by future income. This is a theft of one's very soul, one's very core, one's childhood, one life. It cannot be replaced by money or bought by '"spiritual grace". No Sacraments can forgive these sins or crimes or whatever way the Vatican and Canon Law want to call it. Canon Law is useless and cannot protect children, women and men in society. What use is it in Africa? NONE.
These sins of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army justify the downfall of the Vatican and the Papacy and all Cardinals and Bishops from their theocratic powers. We can no longer find God in the Vatican, the sacristies, rectories and churches because they have become havens of evil since 2,000 years, and now in this most heinous crime against powerless children.
The Vatican and Popes have committed crimes against humanity for centuries and they enjoyed their political immunity at the same time. It is time for this privilege to end. They are no longer worthy to claim that they are divinely instituted by Christ and the Popes are no longer rocks of St. Peter. The Chair of St. Peter has become a money sucking and money Midas- hungry trillion dollar Vatican Bank.
We can longer find Christ at the Vatican or in the Popes, Cardinals, Bishops and priests. We can not find Christ in stale Canon Laws that serve only those who memorize them. Look at the most criminal of all Cardinals and bishops, Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles who covered-up the most numbers of pedophile priests in the history f the USA,. Look at our own criminal Cardinal Bernard Law presiding pompous Latin ceremonies and Vatican offices in Rome. Christ cannot be in these men who epitomize evil and who covered-up evil after evil of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in the USA.
Today, we find Christ in Doctors Without Borders and all charities that try to save the sick and the suffering. John Paul II did not have the charity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2009/11/john-paul-ii-did-not-have-charity-of.html
Benedict XVI has no charity in his heart and he is supposed to be “The Conscience of the Age”? see http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html Who are the Vatican fooling this time? Who are the Opus Dei fooling this time?
Bring the Vatican and the Papacy down. Let the children breath free from the suffocating Catholic Catechism that cannot protect them from pedophile priests. Catechism was the main tool of deception of evil priests over the children they sexually sodomized. Catechism make children feel powerless and make priests in position of awe and reverence. “Reverence” for priests perpetuates pedophilia. See our article The « 'reverence' for priests » harbours and perpetuates priest pedophilia. 9 Apostolic Visitors to Ireland to re-enforce (fairy tale) Holy Communion http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/06/reverence-for-priests-harbours-and.html
Melbourne couple angered by Hart letter
Sat, 3 Jul 2010
The Melbourne parents of two girls sexually abused by a parish priest say Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart's letter claiming clergy abuses were well in the past has left them angry and frustrated.
Christine and Anthony Foster were compensated by the Catholic Church four years ago over the sexual abuse of their daughters Emma and Katie at the hands of parish priest Kevin O'Donnell.
Sadly, the couple lost 26-year-old Emma to suicide in January 2008 after a long battle with drugs, while Katie turned to alcohol and now requires 24-hour care after she was hit by a car while drunk.
Mr Foster said he felt the letter by Archbishop Hart, distributed to every Catholic church in the Melbourne diocese this weekend, was a hollow apology and focused on the shame and suffering of the church, rather than the victims.
In the letter, Archbishop Hart offers an "unreserved apology" to victims of clergy sexual abuse.
He goes on to say most of the complaints received by the church "relate to incidents from thirty and up to eighty years ago. We receive few complaints of abuse that has taken place since the 1970s".
"He's trying to make it sound as though these are old issues and they are not," Mr Foster told AAP on Saturday.
"These are current issues for everyone who was abused. Certainly, our kids were victims less than 20 years ago."
Mr Foster said he felt "angry and frustrated" at the tone of the letter and the lack of action by the church to help victims.
He criticised the church's way of dealing with complaints, which through the so-called Melbourne Response involves an independent commissioner testing complaints and capping compensation at $75,000.
Mr Foster said the process is difficult and discourages victims from coming forward.
The couple battled the Catholic Church for eight years for compensation after rejecting a $50,000 capped payout offered through the Towards Healing Program.
They have advocated for the church to provide unlimited support to victims.
"The church created this, the church caused this, the church should help fix it with all their resources," Mr Foster said.
O'Donnell was jailed for just over a year in 1995 for a range of sexual offences against other victims and died in 1997.
Apology 'is just words' says Catholic clergy abuse victims
Marianne Betts From: Herald Sun July 05, 2010
CATHOLIC Archbishop Denis Hart's apology for sexual abuse by the clergy was "farcical" unless compensation followed, victims say.
Archbishop Hart delivered a "sincere and unreserved" apology to victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy yesterday.
He read most of a lengthy written apology to his St Patrick's Cathedral congregation. The letter was distributed to them, and to every parish in the archdiocese.
But Forgotten Australians Action Group spokesperson Louise Goode said: "It's farcical if it isn't followed by the action of atonement, which needs to be expressed in a financial way.
"The apology must come with redress and compensation" - and not just for sexual abuse victims, she said.
"They're saying if you were sexually abused, you're more deserving than someone who has had severe psychological abuse or severe emotional neglect," Ms Goode said.
"But abuse is abuse."
Melbourne Victims Collective spokesperson Helen Last said the apology was just words; a support network was needed.
"We see his apology as very frail and lacking substance, and we want to see concrete, practical reforms," she said.
Demands included a vicar to guide victims through religious issues, pastoral welfare to cover food, heating and medical needs, and sexual abuse education for both the clergy and parishioners.
In his apology, Archbishop Hart said that in the 14 years since the archdiocese began dealing with the "abhorrent" issue, 300 victims had been compensated.
But Ms Last said the "compensation" was an ex-gratia monetary gift towards victims' costs.
"Compensation takes into account personal damages and injuries, and how it will affect the lifetime of the complainant and their health in terms of their lifetime. And this response goes nowhere near that," she said.
"Victims are very, very disillusioned and feel disempowered and paralysed by what they are given. It doesn't help them anywhere near the degree of the help they need."
Archbishop Hart's parishioners welcomed his apology and believed it was heartfelt. But Rosa Gonzalez, 57, said it was a "little bit overdue".
Parents of paedophile victim tormented by guilt
BY JOANNE MCCARTHY
06 Jul, 2010 04:00 AM
More than 30 years ago Mary and Mike Rounce told Catholic Bishop Leo Clarke of their concerns about priest and St Pius X teacher John Denham and his behaviour with their son Michael.
On Friday in Sydney District Court Judge Helen Syme sentenced former Hunter paedophile priest John Denham to jail until at least June 2022.
Today the Rounces will tell Maitland Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone how Bishop Clarke’s failure to act, along with many others including St Pius X principal Tom Brennan, contributed to Michael’s death.
Michael Rounce was 19 when he died in a motor vehicle crash, six troubled years after Mrs Rounce flicked open his maths book one day to find drawings about Denham that left her cold with fear.
But it wasn’t until four or five months ago, 25 years after their son’s death and at a meeting of some of paedophile priest John Denham’s 39 known victims, that Mr and Mrs Rounce discovered Michael might have been a target of some of the sadistic priest’s worst offending.
‘‘Michael’s been gone for 25 years but when I heard that, it was as if he’d died that day,’’ Mrs Rounce said yesterday, while weeping at the secrets her son took to his death.
Snatches of conversations with their son from years ago leave Mr and Mrs Rounce sobbing with guilt that they couldn’t see their son’s troubled behaviour, after the age of 12 when he first came in contact with Denham, was linked to sexual abuse by the priest.
Mrs Rounce spoke with her son about Denham many times, but Michael played down the priest’s approaches.
She weeps while recalling a conversation during his later teenage years.
‘‘I said to him, ‘I understand how you feel Michael’ and he said to me ‘No mum, you really don’t’.’’
Mr Rounce can barely speak about a relationship with his son that went from being open and close, to angry and distant.
He feels extraordinary guilt that he didn’t ‘‘see’’ his son was being sexually assaulted by a priest and teacher, in a Catholic school.
‘‘Being a father, you’re supposed to be there for your kids,’’ he said.
Mrs Rounce contacted her local parish priest in 1978 on the day she saw her son’s drawings of Denham in his text book.
She received a phone call from Denham the next day.
‘‘He said something like ‘All this nonsense. I hope it doesn’t mean it’s going to spoil our friendship’,’’ Mrs Rounce said.
‘‘I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t believe it. Then he said he’d be dragged over the mat about it, but he didn’t seem the least bit worried.’’
Mr and Mrs Rounce saw Bishop Leo Clarke in the following week. The bishop did not seem surprised by what he was told.
‘‘I got the impression he was going to handle things,’’ Mrs Rounce said.
Denham remained at St Pius X until January 1981 when he was transferred to Charlestown and then to Taree.
Mrs Rounce sobs about the children who were sexually abused after she spoke to Leo Clarke.
‘‘If we’d gone to the police, all those other boys wouldn’t have been abused. That’s something you carry around with you,’’ she said.
‘‘But we knew nothing about what was happening with other boys. We didn’t know how bad it was until after Denham was charged. Only the church knew what he was doing, and they just moved him on.’’
After the mea culpa, the church has a lot of healing to do
July 5, 2010
Former nun and double abuse victim Catherine Arthur (standing) with Helen Last (centre), an advocate representing victims of abuse, and abuse victim Noreen Wood, in Melbourne yesterday. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui Former nun and double abuse victim Catherine Arthur (standing) with Helen Last (centre), an advocate representing victims of abuse, and abuse victim Noreen Wood, in Melbourne yesterday.
Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui
YOU can tell a bishop is serious if he gives up the entire sermon at Sunday Mass to a mea culpa (''I'm to blame''), even when it's a corporate one on behalf of the Catholic Church.
So no one at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne yesterday seemed to doubt that Archbishop Denis Hart was sincere in his apology to victims of sexual abuse by clergy.
On the other hand, not many seemed to regard it as much of a seminal moment, and few picked up the pastoral letter on sexual abuse that stood in neat piles on a table by the door.
The massive cathedral was barely a quarter full when Archbishop Hart rose to speak from the pastoral letter, acknowledging the church's shame and failure over the scourge of sexual abuse.
Resplendent in green and gold (though less from patriotic fervour than to mark the liturgical calendar), Archbishop Hart employed all his natural dignity.