Benedict XVI should resign including all other Bishops who were complicit in the Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions
"What can Benedict do to resolve the sexual crisis of Catholicism?" author Richard Sipe and Joe Rigert, write on the Australian Catholica website:
What can Benedict do to resolve the sexual crisis of Catholicism? At the very least he could open up for discussion and study the antiquated sexual teachings on such common practices as birth control, use of condoms and sex outside of marriage. Further, he could lead the way to making celibacy optional for priests and allow women in the ministry. (Would women have taken part in, or allowed, the sex abuse scandal?) And he might call for a representative church council to consider all of these basic reforms.
But it is unlikely that any of these reforms will happen as long the aging pope and the old men of the Vatican persist on retaining their power and control. They must be willing to share their authority and then undertake a Sexual Copernican Shift in their basic assumptions about sexual teaching and discipline, a shift recognizing that our core sexual nature is a bio-diverse reality, not a theological construct. Only then will the pope and his men begin to address the crisis now inundating the church.
And now we get to the hard part, the need for a courageous act. The pope could initiate this change by resigning from the papacy and calling for the resignation of all the other bishops, like him, who were complicit in the abuse scandal. (In Ireland, the archbishop of Dublin proposed such action, and five bishops offered to resign.) Other popes have quit. In centuries past nine of the 265 Roman Catholic popes have resigned or been forced out of office for the good of the church. The most recent was Gregory XII who abdicated in 1417 to help settle the claims of three competitors for the papacy.
Fighting Old Battles
April 4th, 2011
As the years pass by, I try to guard against the less attractive aspects of aging. On one hiking trip I heard my (female) guides discussing the problems that LOMP caused among male hikers. I asked what that was, and they explained it was Late Onset Male Pregnancy. That was the last straw – I went on a vegan diet.
I have also observed that people continue to fight the battles of their youth even after conditions have changed completely or the battles have been won. My late father in law could not believe that European communism had fallen. He thought it was all, including the suicides of several convinced Communists, a ruse.
I have tried to guard against this phenomenon in myself in the question of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. I wish the battle were won, that the Church had cleaned house and was fully determined never to let such corruption occur again.
However Benedict’s failure to act against egregious enablers among the hierarchy– Cardinal Sodano and Bishop McCormack spring to mine – is a bad sign, and then came Philadelphia. Rigali thought he could ignore the pledges he had made in the Dallas charter and leave two dozen priests in ministry who had highly convincing accusations against them. After discussing the situation with those close to it, all I could think is that episcopal arrogance was untouched – Rigali thought that he could create a smokescreen and everyone (including the auditors) would believe what he said, because after all, he was a Cardinal.
The entire process of reform and audits is largely meaningless, a mere paper exercise – bishops do what they want to do, and what they want to do is continue in business as usual. The auditors and review boards see only what the bishops let them see; somehow in some inexplicable way everything looks perfect. However the grand juries disagree. Until a bishop (or preferably a Cardinal) enjoys the hospitality of some state penal institution, nothing will really change.
The situation among religious orders in even worse. Because of their national and international structure, it is harder for a local district attorney to investigate them.
So the battle continues, and it is too soon to declare victory.
1 david clohessy // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:45 am
You are absolutely right Lee.
David Clohessy, Director, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, (7234 Arsenal Street, St. Louis MO 63143), 314 566 9790 cell (SNAPclohessy@aol.com
2 John Farrell // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:00 am
3 Mary // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Leon you are absolutely correct on the Church abuse topic , but let’s not give a free pass to the “communism is dead crowd ” Please!
Our Lady told us at Fatima that communism would spread it’s errors.It has ,no matter how much we want to be believe it is the
“New Springtime” for the Church and world.
Communism appealed to the masses because it imbedded in the psyche that equality meant we all have our share of the pie equally. But that will always be a lie. It is what Freemasonry hailed as the solution from the time of the French Revolution.Our Founding Fathers also seemed to spout the same but who really sees our Constitution as the wonderous thing we were taught it was now?
The truth is no matter what governance one exists under ,we are not all equal. We are only considered so to God. Just as in the Catholic Church structure, the arrogance of the majority of elites rests on manipulation of the masses. They have lost their Faith because they do not take to heart what Christ taught.So whether you call it the globalist agenda, freemasonic /communism , capitalism, fascism or distributism.
It all washes out the same in the end as long as those in authority sense they are somehow better, more intellegent and free to manipulate the populace for their own personal gain.
If the values of the ruling classes are not based on Love of God and neighbor, society is doomed to repeat and repeat the errors of communism.
Sadly the Heirarchy of the Church, and Cardinal Ratzinger in particular , did not put the “lowly” individual victims at the forefront for care and love. Instead, he wrote letters praising Bishops for not turning in the abusive clerics to legal authorities and at the same time refused to defrock even when one Bishop pleaded him to do so as evidenced in court documents.He cited it was for the good of the Church.What church? Certainly NOT the Mystical Body of Christ!
How is this different from the lies the people in Japan are currently hearing about the radiation threat to their health? How is it different from the propaganda we have been dealt by our own governing leaders? Or for that matter the globalists billionaires who invest in GMO Monsanto, drug companies and big oil corporations or who profit from gold mines and diamond mines at the expense of the endigenous wage slaves?
They sit on the boards of big corporate power, they join The Club of Rome, The Bilderburg Group, The CFR , the CNP and the Trilateral Commission. They form and profit from the big UN Departments of Sustainable Development, yet everything gets worse. The wars erupt, oil and radiation accidents kill off life, and people cannot find employment.
The manipulators for profit and power are here to stay.Our only recourse is to expose them as the liars, frauds and murderers they are and to PRAY that God intervenes to save us.
A rose by any other name smells the same and when it stinks money instead of God given natural nourishment is at it’s roots.