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In 1997 I predicted Ratzinger Would Be The Next Pope. And the last.

April 23rd, 2010 No comments

And Daniel Shea, attorney and former Catholic deacon agrees … and explains why:

In fact, Shea believes that what he started with the lawsuit may eventually result in the destruction of the entire Roman Catholic Church.

Dan Shea, a former Catholic deacon, has come a long way from the seminary. Whether that’s a long way up or a long way down depends on where today’s Catholic Church stands in your eyes. In the last five years, Shea has cracked wise about the Pope being gay and a drag queen in front of the Italian Parliament. He got a bishop to declare in open court that it was the church’s position that minor children were accomplices in their own molestation. He looked another bishop dead in the eye and told him to kiss his ass.

So it’s safe to say, he evokes strong emotions while expressing his beliefs.

In Doe et al v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston et al, Shea and Khan Merritt allege that a letter then-Cardinal Ratzinger sent to every Catholic bishop on May 18, 2001, constituted an international conspiracy to obstruct justice. This official Vatican document Ratzinger penned in his role as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith dealt with official church procedure in dealing with clerical sex abuse cases.

Not only did this letter contain the cardinal’s current thinking on the subject, it also cited in a footnote a top-secret 1962 Vatican document Shea would eventually flush out.

This 48-year-old document, informally known as Crimen Sollicitationis, considered a smoking gun in some quarters, contains written orders from the Vatican laying bare a system for protecting child molesters. To Shea, Crimen is more than a smoking gun, it is “a nuclear bomb.”

Read the full story in the Houston Press here.

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International Press Catching Up Over Vatican Paedophile Cover Ups

March 25th, 2010 No comments

Finally the press are catching up with the truth about Cardinal Ratzinger, aka Pope Rat, and the intimate relationship the Vatican had with the sexual abuse scandals, and their cover-ups, which are rocking the Catholic church:

from the New York Times:

Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.

Also from the Associated Press comes a case rocking the Catholic Church in Germany:

VATICAN CITY – Germans are asking just when Pope Benedict XVI might say something about the clerical abuse scandal rocking the Catholic church in his native country.

As the scandal has intensified in recent weeks, he chose not to say anything Wednesday during his weekly public audience, an occasion when he offers greetings and issues pronouncements in nine languages.

He took advantage of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 to send his greetings to the Irish, and expressing his regrets over a decades-old scandal in that country and announce he was signing a special letter on clerical abuse addressed to Irish faithful.

German Catholics believed he might make an allusion to them in the Irish letter, but he didn’t.

More than 300 former students in German Catholic schools and choirs have come forward since January with abuse claims. The country’s government announced Wednesday it will form an expert 40-member committee to investigate.

The allegations have come almost daily, including Wednesday, when the Munich archdiocese confirmed that another person claims to have been molested as a youth in 1998 by a priest who was previously convicted of abuse, the Rev. Peter Hullermann.

The church’s management of Hullermann’s case overlaps with the time that Benedict, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, served as Munich archbishop from 1977 to 1982.

Pope Ratzinger has been covering up abuse scandals for years. It was the bread and butter of his work as head of the Office for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope JP II.

Finally some chickens are coming home to roost.

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The Pope and Irish Paedophile Priests – I Smell a Rat.

February 16th, 2010 No comments

There is no honesty in Pope Rat summoning the Irish Bishops to the Vatican. There is no honesty in his attempts to put things right. Why so?

Because in 2001 Cardinal Ratzinger, as he was then, rewrote the secret doctrine that instructed Bishops on how to deal with sex scandals. He tightened the rules and made sure all such cases were dealt with directly by the Vatican.

Had he truly been interested in improving the situation he would have torn up the thirty year old document, that instructed Bishops to use secrecy, bribes and threats of excommunication to shush up scandals and thrown it into the rubbish.

He would have instructed Bishops to take all such reports directly to civilian criminal authorities.

But he didn’t.

He tightened things up, tied up the loose ends and made a big attempt to push all this under the carpet and keep it there.

Now he is wearing the biggest hat in Catholicism on his head he can not escape the complete fool he made of himself with his actions in 2001.

Those actions have made him complicit in every rape of every child perpetuated by any Roman Catholic official or priest during the last nine years – and the cover-ups, which he personally oversaw.

Too little, too late, Pope Rat.

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