The narcissism and grandiosity of John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Law, Benedict XVI, and Bishop Roger Vangheluwe are nauseating and despicable
New sex abuse allegations are coming out against retired Bishop Roger Vangheluwe who bragged on television (read related articles below) to sexually abusing his own young nephews and who was the longest reigning Bishop of Belgium for over 25 years. Another clone of John Paul II (who was the longest reigning pope for over 25 years) Bishop Roger Vangheluwe is one of the highest ranking pedophile in the JP2 Army-John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army . This capacity to be priests no matter how heinous the crimes one has commited prove that the Eucharist makes amoral the consciences of men claiming to represent and re-incarnating Christ's flesh. That is why the Vatican proved itself amoral for over half a century as it covered-up thousands of pedophile priests. The secular Olympics and sports have more morals than the Catholic Church as it uses as its excuse the biggest magic the Eucharist to cover up its priests and Bishops' criminal tracks, read our related article
NCAA & Penn State more moral than
. Sports is more moral than John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Vatican Titanic sinking in moral bankruptcy http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ncaa-penn-state-more-moral-than-vatican.html Vatican
It isironic that when the news broke in Belgium it was the feast of the one of the popes who is a saint, Pius X and the reading illustrate how the pope and priests think that they are gods who alone can recreate God in the Eucharist. Below is the reading from Ezekiel with emphases added.-- Reading on August 21, 2012, feast of Pope Saint Pius X
It’s incredible how magic works centuries after centuries and how mankind is tantalized by magicians even if they are criminal …no, actually it is only in the Catholic Church that criminal priests are allowed to be the greatest magicians of reincarnating the Creator of the Universe into little pieces of invisible meat because “priests are forever according to the order of Melchizedeck” just like criminal Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston is still a Cardinal emeritus even after he confessed to aiding and abetting 80 pedophile priests in Boston, read our related article here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/01/boston-10th-anniversary-and-bernie-law.html From Cardinal Law to criminal Bishop Roger Vangheluwe why are they still wizards of the flesh of Christ? What kind of a God would want to be reincarnated daily in the bestial hands of Cardinal Law and Bishop Vangheluwe of the high ranking JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army? It was John Paul II who appointed Roger Vangheluwe and only the Devil knows how many victims he had because new allegations have surfaced in
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Roman Catholics and World Youth Day young men and women, do NOT BUY statues and medals and trinkets of John Paul II but rather give your money to the Red Cross and other secular charities...where lay people like yourselves go to the fields and help the poor people directly -- they are not like the Pope and his papal cronies who live only in the fortress and luxury of the Vatican Palaces. Ponder deeply that the Vatican own the Swiss Banks where moneys of despots are safely kept and thus the Vatican and the Pope perpetuate the oppression of poor peoples and poor countries. Read our related article Faith, BLESSED NEWMAN, prayers, Christ-CRUCIFIX never protected children and can never bring justice to victims of John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/09/blessed-newmanprayers-crucifix-of.html
James Martin, S.J. in his recent America magazine article, Diarmuid Martin's Admission: No Remorse on Part of Most Abusers, wrote that according to one psychologist’s riveting presentation (at a panel discussion at a New York City teaching hospital, with several psychologists and psychiatrists on sexual abuse) “The two most common attributes of an abuser are narcissism and grandiosity. The narcissist, as he explained it, does not see the other person's needs as at all important; only he (or she) needs to be gratified, and only his (or her) needs matter. The grandiose person, in these cases, is often the "Pied Piper" around whom gather many children and whom parents feel comfortable leaving their child with.” These same attributes apply to John Paul II like a pair of perfect fitting gloves because John Paul II was an abuser of his infallible papal power just like Benedict XVI is now abusing his papal power to (hastily) beatify JP2. John Paul II was a Pied Piper playing the deceitful Catholic chants of “JP2, we love you” and fanatic “Santo Subito” but he (and Benedict XVI) are completely useless for what really matter in life, the pursuit of liberty and justice in the world as we can see now with the Arab youths who are now freeing themselves from despots in the Arab world of Egypt, Libya, et cetera, read our related article Holy Heist! John Paul II WYD had no role with Arab youths who liberated Egypt from Mubarak who stole then deposited billions into Vatican Swiss Banks http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/02/holy-heist-john-paul-ii-wyd-had-no-role.html.All of John Paul II’s encyclicals, speeches and homilies are completely irrelevant and useless to the Arab world and to the NATO allies who try to help them. (The pathological lie) that John Paul II toppled down communism in Poland (which the Vatican) is spreading is rubbish. John Paul II lived in the ivory tower of the Vatican surrounded by the Swiss Guard Army and the Italian Police while those people in Poland risked their lives marching down the streets of Poland facing the guns of the army just like the people of Libya are now walking in the desert facing the hostile army of MoammarGadhafi. John Paul II never walked in the streets, not even in the streets of Rome, but he rode in an air-conditioned popemobile, walked on ceremonial red carpets as a head of state. He founded the WYD World Youth Day where hundreds of thousands of Catholic youths travel from around the world every 2 or 3 years to “feed the cult of the Pope” and chant “JP2 we love you” that can only rival the fanaticism of the Youths of Hitler who chanted “Heil Heil Hitler!”. What is there to love in an ugly saliva drooling repugnant old John Paul II who had all the Faith and Hope in the world but he had no Charity for children (the least of Christ’s brethrens) whom he freely gave to the Serpent of Sodomy his John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army during his 27 years reign as John Paul II the Great? Children can only chant “Heil Satanas John Paul II the Great” and no child should ever utter the word “’Saint’ John Paul II” in solidarity with their brothers and sisters who were victims of John Paul II's 27 years papacy. Read our related article From Fatima, Jacinta would throw the first stone at John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army to defend her little brothers and sisters http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2010/04/from-fatima-jacinta-would-throw-first.html
John Paul II true and real UGLY FACE
Vatican pathological lies are carved in wooden statue reproducing the Virgin mary who embraces Pope John Paul II. This statue is entirely hand-made and painted by the artisan nuns of the Monastery of Bethleem in France. Available in blue and white. $ 180.55
http://www.holyart.it/en/special-occasions-108221/john-paul-ii-111/statues-small-statues-crosses-108298/ Give your money to feed the poor fo Christ, not to the wealthy nuns and the Vatican Swiss Banks!
Many statues of John Paul II are being carved to equal those of Mary, Jesus and St. Joseph...the narcissim and grandiosity of John Paul II can only be equal to that of the Devil who refused to bow down to Jesus but wanted to be his equal on this earth.
Mary with John Paul II
dll'Atelier san Joseph del Monastero di Betlhleem http://www.holyart.it/it/articoli-religiosi-108217/statue-107/statue-in-legno-naturale-107077/maria-con-giovanni-paolo-ii-1457.html
Read our related article Benedict XVI’s Consecration to Mary cannot protect children from pedophile priests http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/05/benedict-xvis-consecration-to-mary.html
10 parts of Santo subito that are all PATHOLOGICAL LIES because they equate John Paul II with Jesus and the Trinity
Dvd audio/video prodotto da Multimedia San Paolo i brani sono:
1 Santo subito!
2 Monte Sinai
3 Cristo Salvatore
4 Dio nostro Padre
5 Spririto d'amore e di pace
6 Dio di misericordia
7 Dio è amore
8 Io sono tutto tuo
9 Monte delle beatitudini
10 Mi sarete testimoni. Durata 60 minuti.
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Why John Paul II is Opus Dei's Patron Saint: analysis of conference at Holy Cross Pontifical University in Rome http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-john-paul-ii-is-opus-deis-patron.html
Ezekiel 28:13-19 Message to John Paul II who covered-up the Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions during his 27 years papacy
You were in Eden, the garden of God; (Vatican)
13 Every precious stone was your covering: (papal robes and tiaras)
The sardius, topaz, and diamond, (Vatican Swiss Banks)
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. (papal rings, Cardinal & Bishops rings)
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you; (as the longest Pope for 27 years)
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. (Most traveled pope)
15You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, (JP2 the Great)
Till iniquity was found in you. (John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army)
16“By the abundance of your trading (pope of most speeches and writings)
You became filled with violence within, (you became ugly and repugnant)
And you sinned; (you loved Father Marcial Maciel and Cardinal Bernard Law, et al rapsits-priests)
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing (giant millstone tied around neck)
Out of the mountain of God; (during 2002 World youth Day)
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.
17“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; (narcissistic greatness)
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings, (JP2 funeral in Rome, 4 million people attended)
That they might gaze at you.
18 “You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,(Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions)
By the iniquity of your trading; (JP2 papal travels and speeches, statues and medals)
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you, (Read Paris Arrow’s vision)
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth (St. Michael cast you into Hell)
In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
You have become a horror, (you were repugnant before you died)
And shall be no more forever.”’” (NO, you are NOT a saint, JP2)
Read our related article: 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
JP2 candles equal the Sacred Heart is preposterous
John Paul II smelled the Devil's Bowels as if they were roses during his 27 years papacy as he traveled and promoted Father Marcial Maciel and Cardinal Bernard Law and gave free lust to his John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army read the statistics here http://jp2army.blogspot.com/
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 rapists-priests - John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Opus Dei --- The Vatican Trinity: Opus Dei controlled the 27 years papacy of JP2 and therefore Opus Dei was most responsible for the cover-up and aiding and abetting the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army
Totus Tuus Marie pathological lie of John Paul II
See this image of Our Lady of Guadalupe defending and protecting children from the Serpent but John Paul II gave countless thousands of little boys to the Serpent of Sodomy to be sodomized and raped by his John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army for over 26 years during his glorious papacy as John Paul II the Great
The Danish cartoonist of the prophet Mohammed portrayed John Paul II as the Pope of Pedophilia with the inscription "I am not for homosexuality but for pedophilia".
In this Danish cartoonist image, John Paul II is the Sun as the Infallible most powerful Pope of the Catholics with seven rays of the 7 Sacraments, he is in his white papal uniform and his two papal hands pulls up the children"s robes because he enabled and allowed thousands of pedophiles rapists-priests to go on freely sodomizing and raping little boys (and girls) during his longest reigning papacy of 26 years, together with Cardinal Josef Ratzinger his right-hand man. See more on the Danish cartoonist describing about John Paul II on Danish radio http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2007/10/john-paul-ii-portrait-by-danish-artist.html.
Saint Michael the Archangel tied a giant millstone to John Paul II's neck at the last World Youth Day speech of JP2 -- Read John Paul II the Pope of Sodomy: Vision of St. Michael the Archangel tying a giant millstone to John Paul II at World Youth Day in 2002 http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2006/08/john-paul-ii-pope-of-sodomy.html
Benedict XVI spends more time with his papal tailors than with victims of pedophile priests http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html
The Nazis of Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church of Benedict XVI are similar: They both burn human beings in Auschwitz and in Hell http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2011/02/nazis-of-hitler-and-roman-catholic.html
John Paul II had both narcissism and grandiosity in everything he did and everywhere he went during his 27 years papacy because he had only one focus - to leave a legacy as John Paul II the Great - and therefore only his needs as ‘the greatest Pope’ mattered and the needs of those hundreds of thousands of victims of rapists-priests did not matter at all and he did not even addressed them once in public. John Paul II surpassed all popes in history combined in that he was the most travelled pope who wrote the most numbers of books and encyclicals, speeches and homilies which would become the one-stop All Things Catholic source as the Walmart Pope. John Paul II also fit Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s words – John Paul II had “no remorse” for the Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions committed by Father Marcial Maciel who was his beloved companion and his Opus Dei pal Cardinal Bernard Law who confessed in public of his cover-up of 80 pedophile priests in Boston and the thousands of active rapists-priests of the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army under his 27 years Holy See watch, read our related article Faces of Rapists-Priests: from Father Marcial Maciel covered-up by John Paul II and the Eucharist. JOIN Signatories` protest against JP2 beatification http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/03/faces-of-rapists-priests-from-father.html Fr. Martin cited Diarmuid’s speech of how “One victim constantly reminds me that the stern words of Jesus in Saint Matthew’s Gospel (Mt 18:6) about the “great millstone” to be fastened around the neck of anyone who becomes a stumbling block for the “little ones” – that was exactly the vision of Paris Arrow of the “great millstone” which was tied to John Paul II the Great’s papal neck on July 2002 during his last WYD World Youth Day because as priest-pedophilia erupted in Boston read John Paul II the Pope of Sodomy. Vision of Paris: St. Michael the Archangel tied a giant millstone to John Paul II's neck at World Youth Day in 2002 http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_archive.html, John Paul II voluntarily was the biggest “stumbling block” for the hundreds of thousands of “little ones”, the little boys and girls sexually abused by his JP2 Army of pedophiles, pederasts and rapists-priests read the Prayer to John Paul II: the saint of pedophiles and pederasts, rapists and abusers of children http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/prayer-to-john-paul-ii-saint-of.html.
The papal deceptions of John Paul II like an earthquake fault is spreading like wildfire as far as Australia where a retired Australian priest wrote on his 50th anniversary as a priest that the World Youth Day "feeds the personality cult of the Pope to the detriment of the local church and . . . has not reversed the flow of youth from the church", read our related article John Paul II 4 million,Ayatollah Khomeini 9 million people at funeral! Cardinal Pell, fanatics cannot beatify the Pope of Pedophiles and Pederasts http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/john-paul-ii-4-millionayatollah.html
Paris Arrow saw the vision of St. Michael the Archangel tying a giant millstone around JP2's papal neck until it broke and he cast him into a raging sea of fire because he refused to address the priest pedophilia in Boston, only an hour flight away http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2006/08/john-paul-ii-pope-of-sodomy.html
Cardinal Bernard Law, the poster boy of all Cardinals and Bishops
To see Cardinal Bernard Law’s enlarged face in the homepage of the website of the Saint Mary Major Basilica in Rome is really nauseating and despicable. This Cardinal confessed that he transferred at least 80 pedophiles priests in Boston and he resigned in disgrace but John Paul II elevated him as Archpriest (to fart at us Bostonians who forced him to resign) of the St. Mary Major, the mother of all basilicas of Rome. Mary, the purest of creatures has left the basilica because she must not be able to stand his presence for she must be vomitting as all mothers of victims of pedophiles rapists-priests predators of their children. Read our sister weblg Mary versus John Paul II about Mary’s contrast with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and all cohort Cardinals and bishops who covered-up the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapsits-Priests Army.
What kind of a God is Jesus Christ who would allow himself to be reincarnated in the hands of Cardinal Bernard Law (and Cardinal Roger Mahony who aided and abetted more than 600 pedophiles rapists-priests in Los Angeles) in the basilica of his mother Mary, is she is really the purest of all creatures? Read our sister weblog Mary versus John Paul II
Read our related article Cardinal Bernard Law must resign following Irish Clergy Abuse report http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2010/02/cardinal-bernard-law-must-resign.html
Benedict XVI the Narcissistic Pope of the 21st Century
Benedict rules and laugh at us
Follow our sister weblog Benedict XVI Ratzinger: God`s Rottweiler http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/
Benedict VERSUS Holy Mary: Priests' transubstantiation instant reincarnation of Christ VERSUS Mary’s 9 months pregnancy& child birth http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/
Benedict XVI’s natural evil eyes say it all no matter how much he cover his face with Zefirelli make-up and cover his GAY body and effeminate voice with his ostentatious papal robes that can feed 20 African villages for an entire year. The narcissim and grandiosity of Benedict XVI clone that of John Paul II.
As cited from above, the narcissist Benedict XVI does not see the other person's needs as at all important; only his needs to be gratified, and only his needs matter. The grandiose person is often the "Pied Piper" around whom gather many children and whom parents feel comfortable leaving their child with.”
Look closely at these natural evil eyes of Benedict XVI.
Benedict XVI's Papal lip service to hundreds of thousands of victims
Benedict XVI fits Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's Admission: No Remorse on Part of Most Abusers, Benedict XVI has no remorse and only pay lip service to the hundreds of thousands of children who were sodomized by the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army. Benedict XVI blames the Devil and secularsim and not make himself accountable although history has recorded and proven that he himself personally covered-up and aided and abetted the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-priests Army when he was the most powerful man as Head of the Inquisition or Congregation for the Doctrine of the Fatih at the Vatican as Cardinal Ratzinger from 1981 to 2005, that's 24 years, quarter of a century http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/
Bishop Roger Vangheluwe, most famous Bishop of Belgium who sodomized his nephews
On the eve of the beatification of John Paul II, one of Belgium’s most famous Bishop went on television to confess and boast that he not only abused sexually one nephew for 13 years but another nephew as well and he rpoudly declared “I’ll never forsake my priesthood or my vows.” Bishop Roger Vangheluwe's arrogance can only match that of Pope John Paul II who elevated back to Vatican Grace Cardinal Bernard Law after he resigned as the Cardinal of Boston. God only knows how more Bishop Roger Vangheluwe has sexually abused. Bishop Roger Vangheluwe TV interview match the narcissism and grandiosity and ``no remorse`` of a typical abuser.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League in America also has ``no remorse`` for victims of the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army and he has both qualities of narcissism and grandiosity. Bill Donohue said exactly the same thing as Bishop Roger Vangheluwe in his recent ad in the New York Times and which he will soon also publish in another ad in a Chicago newspaper, read our related article Bill Donohue-Catholic League ad in New York Times is a brilliant strategy before the beatification of John Paul II http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/bill-donohue-catholic-league-ad-in-new.html
Belgian priest confesses to child abuse in TV interview but refuses to go
Daily Mirror (United Kingdom)
by Adrian Shaw, Daily Mirror 16/04/2011
A FORMER bishop who sexually abused his nephews said he would not quit the Catholic church as he claimed the two boys “didn’t mind”.
Father Roger Vangheluwe, 74, insisted he was not a paedophile, describing the abuse nearly 30 years ago as “a little piece of intimacy”.
The priest, who will avoid prosecution in Belgium, said on TV he abused a boy for 13 years from the age of five but added: “I’ll never forsake my priesthood or my vows.”
Bishop who abused boys says he's not a paedophile
The Irish Times
PARIS – Belgium’s justice minister urged the Vatican yesterday to impose stiff punishment on a disgraced Catholic bishop who denies being a paedophile despite admitting to sexually abusing two of his nephews.
Stefaan de Clerck spoke out amid a media uproar after former Bruges bishop Roger Vangheluwe defended himself on television by saying the abuse he committed was “superficial”. Vangheluwe, who quit his post and went into hiding a year ago after admitting to molesting a nephew, confessed in the interview on Thursday that he had molested a second nephew.
He left Belgium last week under Vatican orders to seek “spiritual and psychological treatment” abroad. Belgian media say he is in a French monastery. The Vatican has said the decision to discipline him lay with Pope Benedict.
Belgian ex-bishop denies paedophilia despite admitting abuse
Telegraph (United Kingdom)
A former Catholic bishop is facing calls for prosecution after he denied being a paedophile despite admitting to sexually abusing two of his own nephews, claiming they enjoyed it.
Roger Vangheluwe, 74, the former bishop of Bruges, said the abuse he committed was only "superficial".
"I don't have the impression at all that I am a paedophile. It was really just a small relationship. I did not have the feeling that my nephew was against it, quite the contrary," he said.
He left Belgium last week under Vatican orders to seek "spiritual and psychological treatment" abroad and Belgian media say he is now in a French monastery. The Vatican has said the final decision on disciplining him lies with Pope Benedict.
Former bishop in paedophile scandal admits abusing boys
A former Belgian bishop at the centre of one of the Roman Catholic church’s biggest paedophile scandals said he had abused two nephews but insisted he had no plans to abandon the priesthood.
Roger Vangheluwe, 74, claimed he paid one nephew he abused for years tens of thousands of euros in support, but denied it was meant to keep him silent.
He called 13 years of sexual abuse of one nephew, which started at five, as no more than “a little piece of intimacy” and said the abuse of a second nephew was very short.
He said he fully realised what he did was wrong and often went to confession about it. Vangheluwe resigned a year ago, just as the sex abuse scandal was spreading across Europe.
Belgium · clergy sex abuse scandal
The Kids Enjoy It
April 15th, 2011 · 14 Comments
A friend of mine many years ago knew a priest who was accused of sexual abuse. The priest denied it with tears, saying it was all a fabrication. My friend believed him and hired the best defense lawyer in town and got the priest off.
Then the priest was accused again.
My friend asked him, “What gives?”
The priest responded, “You don’t understand, the kids enjoy it.”
Bishop Vangheluwe of Belgium was accused of abusing his nephew. The bishop admitted it and the nephew recorded the conversation.
But the statute of limitations had run out, and Vangheluwe could not be prosecuted. The Vatican has ordered Vangheluwe to leave Belgium, but the bishop continues to give interviews.
Bishop Roger Vangheluwe defended himself on television by saying the abuse he committed was only “superficial.”
Vangheluwe, who quit his post and went into hiding a year ago after admitting to molesting a nephew, confessed in the interview on Thursday evening that he had molested a second one.
In his interview, Vangheluwe told VT4 television he was sorry for molesting his nephews but did not consider himself a pedophile or see the acts as anything serious.
“It had nothing to do with sexuality,” he said. “I have often been involved with children and I never felt the slightest attraction. It was a certain intimacy that took place.”
“I don’t have the impression at all that I am a pedophile. It was really just a small relationship. I did not have the feeling that my nephew was against it, quite the contrary.”
“How did it start? As in all families: when they came to visit, my nephews would stay over,” Vangheluwe said.
“It began as a kind of game with this boy. It was never a question of rape, or physical violence. He never saw me naked and there was no penetration.
“I don’t in the slightest have any sense I am a paedophile. I don’t get the impression my nephew was opposed, quite the contrary,” he added, before admitting “I knew it wasn’t good, I confessed it several times.”
Imitating his spiritual ancestor, Archbishop Leonard has washed his hands of the matter:
Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, who is head of the Belgian bishops conference, has caused controversy by saying the Church had no obligation to compensate victims.
Pedophiles justify their actions to themselves by saying that the children enjoy it, that they are initiating them into sex, that it is a trivial mater and why does everyone have to get excited.
How widespread is this attitude among the clergy? A bishop has it.
Confession is also an issue. At one time the practice of auricular confession was rigorous. Penitents were not given absolution until they had demonstrated reform and performed the assigned penance. Then Alphonse de Ligouri emphasized mercy and easier penances.
An Australian priest had abused for decades and said he went to confession hundreds of times. He was given absolution hundreds of times. Something is wrong withtnat
What has gone wrong?
Serious sins need serious penances, not three Our Fathers.
There has also been a flattening of the concept of mortal sin, in which sexual fantasies are deserve hell as rape, incest, child abuse, and genocide.
The Catholic Church as a bigger problem than just pedophiles in the clergy.
If the Vatican laicizes Vangheluwe, they lose all control of him. What should the pope do?
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Donohue and the Numbers Game
April 11th, 2011 · 28 Comments
My dear friend Bill Donohue has found the money to take out a full page ad in the New York Times in an attempt to minimize the charges of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Donohue summarizes Philip Jenkin’s analysis:
Penn State professor Philip Jenkins has studied this problem for years. After looking at the John Jay data, which studied priestly sexual abuse from 1950-2002, he found that “of the 4,392 accused priests, almost 56 percent faced only one misconduct allegation, and at least some of these would certainly vanish under detailed scrutiny.” Moreover, Jenkins wrote that “Out of 100,000 priests active in the U.S. in this half-century, a cadre of just 149 individuals—one priest out of every 750—accounted for over a quarter of all allegations of clergy abuse.” In other words, almost all priests have never had anything to do with sexual molestation.
But that is not what Jenkins is saying. The bishops admit that almost one out of 20 diocesan priests have been credibly accused (John Jay Report), and in the dioceses that have been most thoroughly investigated, one of ten have been credibly accused.
Donohue criticizes BishopAccountability, of which I am a board member because we post all public accusations.
BishopAccountabilty.org is accessed by reporters and lawyers for information on priestly sexual abuse, though the standards it uses cannot pass the smell test. It admits that the database “is based solely on allegations reported publicly” and that it “does not confirm the veracity of any actual allegation.” Swell. Furthermore, it says that “If an individual is ‘cleared’ or ‘exonerated’ by an internal church investigation and/or a diocesan review board decision, the individual remains in the database.” Ditto for cases where a priest faces an allegation for an act which occurred after he left the Catholic Church; even lawsuits against the dead are listed. There is no other group in the U.S. which is subjected to such gross unfairness. No wonder wildly exaggerated claims have been made based off of such collected “evidence.”
We emphasize that these are only accusations, some of which (such as the one against Cardinal Mahoney) were made by a person who said she was subject to delusions; others have resulted in criminal conviction. However we have neither the authority nor the resources to sort out the validity of each accusation, so we simply summarize them and link to the newspaper reports or public documents.
Donohue also critics us for continuing to list priests who have been exonerated. But we say that they have been exonerated and link to the source that exonerates them. If a priest has been publicly accused, rumors will continue to circulate about him for years. It is helpful to him that a non-Church source indicates publicly that he has been exonerated. Anyone can go online, check his name, and see that the accusations were found to be baseless –and not have to take the priest’s word for it.
Donohue is correct that some of the criticism is motivated by anticlericalism or even antiCatholicism, but the failures of the Church have given its enemies much ammunition. Nor is sexual abused confined to the Catholic Church; but it is impossible to compare church with church, because statistics are lacking. And no other major Church, much less the public school system, claims that leaving it will lead to damnation. If the Church is going to preach that apostasy is damnable, it had better not give create conditions that lead people to apostatize. That is why Augustine insisted that discipline be maintained among the clergy and that offenders be removed immediately.
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Child abuse bishop disappears from French monastery
Published on 17 April 2011 - 3:37pm
A Belgian former bishop has disappeared from his French religious community three days after he admitted to sexually abusing two of his nephews, its leader told AFP on Sunday.
Roger Vangheluwe resigned as Bishop of Bruges last year after confessing to having sex with his underage nephew, but was not prosecuted as the crimes had taken place several years previously before the statute of limitations.
Last week, he again caused outraged when he gave a television interview in which he also admitted to molesting a second nephew but insisted he did not consider hiself a paedophile nor a threat to children.
"How did it start?" Vangheluwe said in the interview. "As in all families: when they came to visit, my nephews would stay over.
"It began as a kind of game with this boy. It was never a question of rape, or physical violence. He never saw me naked and there was no penetration.
"I don't in the slightest have any sense I am a paedophile. I don't get the impression my nephew was opposed, quite the contrary," he added although he also admitted: "I knew it wasn't good, I confessed it several times."
After the first scandal, The Vatican ordered him to seek "spiritual and psychological treatment" at a church community La Ferte-Imbault in France, and to stay out of the public eye.
Following the interview, which outraged many in Belgium and drew a sharp denunciation from the Council of Bishops, there were calls for him to be prosecuted. But on Sunday it emerged that he had gone.
"He left last night," the mother superior of the Brotherhood of Jerusalem told AFP at the community. Asked where he had gone, she said: "I don't know. We are referring all questions to the papal nuncio's office in Belgium."
The case plunged the Belgian Catholic Church anew into turmoil, with several bishops asking the Vatican to act quickly to punish Vangheluwe.
In September 2010, the church was rocked by nearly 500 cases of abuse by priests since the 1950s, including 13 victims who committed suicide.
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