John Paul II and Opus Dei cover-up of clergy sex abuse -- Cardinal Bertone
You heard it here first in the John Paul II Millstone that the Opus Dei led the cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the 20th century - because they wanted an impeccable JPII papacy and the fastest OD saint-factory.
Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America
Victims - Attackers - Responsible Leader
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 - 5,148 priests - John Paul II and Josemaria Escriba y Opus Dei
One more proof of the Opus Dei cover-up is this latest statement (Opus Dei spin) of the Vatican number 2 guy, next to Benedict XVI, Cardinal Bertone, bonafide member of Opus Dei.
Cardinal Bertone addresses US sex abuse crisis
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone praised the US Catholic hierarchy's response to sex abuse scandal while scorning those who turned it into a business opportunity.
A particularly candid Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone spoke yesterday afternoon about the situation surrounding the sex abuse scandal in the United States. The Church’s second in command praised the Church’s response and reserved some critical words for those who have seized on the scandal as an opportunity for profit.
“The Church in the US has suffered deeply, has responded with dignity, and invites everyone to truly commit to a reversal of this situation,” said Bertone.
“While I was still at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and then as the Archbishop of Genoa, I accompanied the American Church through this trial, this period, and I repeat that they faced this trial with dignity and courage.”
However, the Cardinal was particularly upset with those who have turned the situation into a means of making a profit. “The business aspect, the financial aspect, has nothing to do with cleaning up the reality of the situation. It is an unbearable business that has been created here in the United States…it’s unbearable and also disgraceful.”
The Cardinal also seemed to speak with some indignation about the way that the Church has been singled out as a target. He said that, “the proportion of priests who are involved in this scandal is very small given that there are 44,000 priests in the United States.”
“I could only hope that the other social agencies would have the same courage to face this problem as the Roman Catholic Church did.”
The Secretary of State also showed that he was concerned that a comprehensive solution is provided to the sex abuse problem and continued to point out how the most analysis of the Church’s response is slanted.
“I ask if the other organizations have provided financial compensation for the victims…have they taken care of the victims and those who have been guilty? We cannot abandon the victims or dismiss the guilty as lost.”
Sex abuse victims respond to #2 Vatican official's new remarks
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688 home, 314 503 0003 cell)
Every time an insensitive church bureaucrat makes hurtful public comments like this, it rubs more salt into the already deep and still fresh wounds of American Catholics and sex abuse victims.
Tens of thousands of brave men and women still suffer today because of horrific abuse as kids by priests and callous betrayal by bishops. Several hundred of them are exposing predators, protecting kids and seeking justice. By their courage, they are doing a service to the church. They deserve compassion and praise, not vilification. Their decisive, admirable efforts to alert parents about pedophile priests deserve recognition, not rebuke.
The Catholic church hierarchy has not been 'singled out' by anyone. It is, however, an institution with the most widely documented history of repeatedly protecting predators, shunning victims, decieving parishioners, stonewalling prosecutors, and stiff-arming journalists, all so that the reputations of top church officials could be safeguarded.
Vatican officials have done virtually nothing to protect the vulnerable. We hope, however, that some day soon they'll at leasts stop re-victimizing the wounded.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the nation’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 17 years and have more than 7,000 members across the country. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Contact: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, 314-645-5915 home), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688), Mary Grant (626-419-2930), Mark Serrano (703-727-4940)
Cardinal Bertone, like Cardinal Mahony the master of deceit, is a clone of John Paul II.
John Paul II's clone Cardinal Mahony got a bargain deal -- instead of the 1.5 Billion asking price in 2004 (see article below), he paid only 500 Million, that is a third of the asking price. Actually the insurance companies and religious orders will pay most of it, so really Mahony doesn't feel a dent in his bank account.
Mahony is laughing at SNAP and the victims right now -- celebrating his victory with his Opus Dei strategy masterminds.
OD Opus Dei PROOF? John Paul II's press secretary was an Opus Dei member who controlled everything the Pope did. He was the go-between for the Pope and the outside world. "No one goes to John Paul II except through me." And most of all "The Pope will say nothing except through me". Or in more positive terms, "The Pope will only speak through me".
And what did John Paul II say and do for the 12,000 American victims of pedophile priests? NOTHING (or Crimen Sollicitationis -- see video -- http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2007/06/benedict-xvi-in-google-video-sex-crimes.html). Instead, he covered up and protected the JPIIPPA John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army who surpass the Vatican Swiss Guard Army in numbers. Meaning the Opus Dei covered up clergy sex abuse for the Pope for more than 26 years.
Opus Dei wants to protect its holdings of the Vatican which it bought in the 1970's. See http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2007/06/mr-john-paul-ii-and-mrs-josemaria-od_22.html
Vatican includes major dioceses like Los Angeles, therefore this time, Opus Dei fended for its holdings in Los Angeles and its puppet Mahony! Believe it or not.
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by Holmes | Friday, August 10, 2007 6:43:22 PM
I echo what is being said about Cardinal Bertone's deceptive and innacurate comments. He is trying to give the illusion that abuse by Catholic Priests and the coverup by Catholic Bishops is a US problem. Anyone who reads the news sees the problem and the coverup is a mirror image in every country the Catholic Church is in...Canada, Mexico, Australia, Ireland...everywhere.
Let's hope that someday the average Catholic starts demanding actions of integrity of its bishops and witholds financial support until they begin to keep the commandment, thou shalt not lie.
Let's also hope that law enforcement starts making arrests for bishops who obstruct justice.
by Nellie from Canada | Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:40:23 PM
Cardinal Bertone used the words dignity and courage to describe the way the American Church handled the Clergy Abuse Scandal. Those words are Vatican speak for cunning and deception. The Vatican recently approved the 650 million dollar payout in Los Angeles. Cardinal Mahony was courageous in his here-to-fore unseen contempt and disregard for the law of the land. His stalling, duplicitous tactics and alleged perjury are what one should expect from a prince of the church, more like a testimony to Machiavelli's Prince. And speaking of Machiavellian princes, how does Bertone describe the dignity with which cardinal Law fled the U.S. and the disgrace heaped upon the Vatican by his ill-timed promotion. Both he and his princely brother Roger deserve to share a cell rather than kudos.
As for the profits, in the United States, the courts are the last resort and the only currency that the courts abide in is monetary. When the church adamantly refused to clean its own house, the courts stepped into do it for them. The cost was in the currency of the courts, money.
by vinnie | Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:16:28 PM