No Difference Between the Pope and Warren Jeffs
By David J. Stewart
The Mormon religion has been in the news much lately because of alleged child molestations in Texas. The state of Texas forcibly removed 416 children from their Mormon parents when suspicions of sexual abuse began to appear. Mormonism is a sex cult, and it's widespread history of sexual abuse is well documented. Only a fool would have anything to do with the Mormon false religion. The newsmedia has been having a heyday with cult leader, Warren Jeffs, and the sexual perversion within the Mormon Church.
Hypocritically, the newsmedia has been praising Pope Benedict's first visit to the United States in April of 2008. The newsmedia has been eerily silent about the widespread child molestations within the Roman Catholic Church. Could it be because 60,000,000 Americans are Catholics? Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion—plagued with homosexuals, child molesters, pedophiles, and pederasts. It is sickening! I recently read a joke online that went: "A priest, a rapist, and a pedophile walk into a bar... and that's just the first guy." As just the tip-of-the-iceberg, the Pope has covered up for 4,500 priests who've molested over 11,000 children since 1950!!! CNN reports...
Draft survey: 4,450 priests accused of sex abuse
NEW YORK (CNN) --Children accused more than 4,000 priests of sexual abuse between 1950 and 2002, according to a draft survey for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The survey, to be released February 27, found that children made more than 11,000 allegations of sexual abuse by priests. The 4,450 accused priests represent about 4 percent of the 110,000 priests who served during the 52 years covered by the study.
The report is based on a nationwide survey of church records, and was compiled by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the conference. The bishops' conference commissioned the survey to get a better understanding of the scope of the crisis.
CNN reviewed a draft copy of the survey. Officials said it may be slightly changed before its release.
More than half of the accused priests had only one allegation against them. Nearly 25 percent, or 1,112 priests, had two or three allegations, and almost 13 percent, or 578 priests, had four to nine allegations, according to the draft report. Nearly 3 percent, or 133 of the priests, had 10 or more allegations.
The report said that 6,700 of the 11,000 allegations were investigated and substantiated, and another 1,000 were unsubstantiated. The remaining 3,300 were not investigated because the priests involved had died by the time the allegation was made.
The director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests said Monday that the survey's numbers are low.
"Bishops have tried to hide this for years, so there is no reason to believe all of a sudden they would change their ways," David Clohessy said. "The only prudent thing to do is to assume this is not the entire truth. This is a survey, not a report or investigation."
SNAP, founded in 1989, describes itself on its Web site as the nation's largest, oldest and most active support group for people victimized by religious authority figures.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a written statement calling the reports "a very sobering and important milestone."
"I have not seen the reports, and so I cannot comment on their substance," the statement from Bishop Wilton D. Gregory said. "But I want to reaffirm that the bishops requested these studies so that we could understand as fully as possible what caused this terrible occurrence in the life of our community to make sure that it never happens again.
"My heart goes out to all who have suffered, and I assure them especially that the bishops are committed to fully implementing the Dallas Charter and will continue to work with the Office of Child and Youth Protection and the National Review Board to reach out to victims and prevent such abuse from occurring in the future," Gregory said in a statement.
The Dallas Charter is a plan developed by the conference in 2002 to protect children from sex abuse by priests. The conference created the review board in 2002 and charged it with commissioning the abuse study.
The head of Voice of the Faithful, a Catholic group formed in response to the priest sex abuse scandal, says some important information is missing from the draft report.
"Although it counts the number of children who have been abused, the number of priests who have abused children, the total financial cost to the church, it does not chronicle the number of bishops who knowingly re-assigned priests who had abused children," said Steve Krueger.
"Without that kind of investigation, there can be no accountability," Krueger said.
The editor of the National Catholic Reporter agreed the church scandal is not just about sex.
"This has long ceased to be just a scandal about sex abuse. It's a scandal about abuse of power and trust, and a breech of faith with people," said Tom Roberts.
Bill Burleigh, a member of the conference's National Review Board, said he would not comment until the survey is released. No clergy serve on the review board.
According to the survey, 78 percent of those abused were between 11 and 17, 16 percent were 8 to 10, and nearly 6 percent were 7 or younger.
The survey also said that several factors contributed to the problem, including failure to grasp its gravity, overemphasis on the avoidance of scandal, use of unqualified treatment centers, misguided willingness to forgive and insufficient accountability.
More than 44,000 priests serve in the United States, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
SOURCE: CNN.com - Draft survey: 4,450 priests accused of sex abuse - Feb. 17, 2004
What's the difference between the Pope and Warren Jeffs? They have both covered up child molestations within their organizations, and made every attempt to protect sex-offenders. The Pope is as much a criminal as Warren Jeffs. The only difference between the Catholic Church and Mormonism is that the alter boys can't get pregnant.
30th September 2006Photos to right: Tom Doyle and, bottom, Pope Benedict
The Pope played a leading role in a systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests, according to a shocking documentary to be screened by the BBC tonight.
In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety.
The document recommended that rather than reporting sexual abuse to the relevant legal authorities, bishops should encourage the victim, witnesses and perpetrator not to talk about it. And, to keep victims quiet, it threatened that if they repeat the allegations they would be excommunicated.
The Panorama special, Sex Crimes And The Vatican, investigates the details of this little-known document for the first time. The programme also accuses the Catholic Church of knowingly harbouring paedophile clergymen. It reveals that priests accused of child abuse are generally not struck off or arrested but simply moved to another parish, often to reoffend. It gives examples of hush funds being used to silence the victims.
Before being elected as Pope Benedict XVI in April last year, the pontiff was Cardinal Thomas Ratzinger who had, for 24 years, been the head of the powerful Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith, the department of the Roman Catholic Church charged with promoting Catholic teachings on morals and matters of faith. An arch-Conservative, he was regarded as the 'enforcer' of Pope John Paul II in cracking down on liberal challenges to traditional Catholic teachings.
Five years ago he sent out an updated version of the notorious 1962 Vatican document Crimen Sollicitationis - Latin for The Crime of Solicitation - which laid down the Vatican's strict instructions on covering up sexual scandal. It was regarded as so secret that it came with instructions that bishops had to keep it locked in a safe at all times.
Cardinal Ratzinger reinforced the strict cover-up policy by introducing a new principle: that the Vatican must have what it calls Exclusive Competence. In other words, he commanded that all child abuse allegations should be dealt with direct by Rome.
Patrick Wall, a former Vatican-approved enforcer of the Crimen Sollicitationis in America, tells the programme: "I found out I wasn't working for a holy institution, but an institution that was wholly concentrated on protecting itself."
And Father Tom Doyle, a Vatican lawyer until he was sacked for criticising the church's handling of child abuse claims, says: "What you have here is an explicit written policy to cover up cases of child sexual abuse by the clergy and to punish those who would call attention to these crimes by the churchmen.
"When abusive priests are discovered, the response has been not to investigate and prosecute but to move them from one place to another. So there's total disregard for the victims and for the fact that you are going to have a whole new crop of victims in the next place. This is happening all over the world."
The investigation could not come at a worse time for Pope Benedict, who is desperately trying to mend the Church's relations with the Muslim world after a speech in which he quoted a 14th Century Byzantine emperor who said that Islam was spread by holy war and had brought only evil to the world.
The Panorama programme is presented by Colm O'Gorman, who was raped by a priest when he was 14. He said: "What gets me is that it's the same story every time and every place. Bishops appoint priests who they know have abused children in the past to new parishes and new communities and more abuse happens."
Last night Eileen Shearer, director of the Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults said: "The Catholic Church in England and Wales (has) established a single set of national policies and procedures for child protection work. We are making excellent progress in protecting children and preventing abuse."
I recently heard a Catholic man say: "The Vatican makes the rules." I quickly replied: "No, Jesus Christ makes the rules." Catholics are hellbound in religion without true, having churchianity without Christianity. If you are Catholic, I plead with you to forsake the manmade traditions of the Catholic Church, and instead follow Jesus Christ and the Word of God. It is tragic that 60,000,000 victims in America, and 1,000,000,000 victims worldwide are headed for the Lake of Fire in their sins, because they have been lied to by the Vatican, believing that some sinful priest (who is saturated with sins himself) can forgive sins. 1st Timothy 2:5 plainly states: "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The Catholic religion is a road to Hellfire.
Pope Benedict XVI hypocritically spoke to some of the victims of priestly child-abuse on his recent visit to America in April of 2008. Pope Benedict XVI said that he was “deeply ashamed” over the sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in the U.S. and vowed to keep pedophiles out of the Church. What a liar! The fact of the matter is that there are thousands of such pedophile priests ALREADY lurking in the Catholic Church, and nothing is being done about it. The Vatican's own official documents clearly reveal that the Pope is protecting sex-offender priests (.pdf file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). The document plainly states that abused Catholic children (and their families) MUST remain silent about "the secret" (i.e., molestation)...
"The oath of keeping the secret must be given in these cases also by the accusers or those denouncing the priest and the witnesses."
SOURCE: The Vatican Press, 1962
What more do you need to see to conclude that the Vatican is of the Devil?
Reality Check for Catholics
As long as the Vatican holds to it's unbiblical prohibition on celibacy (1st Timothy 4:3), Catholic priests will continue to become homosexuals and pedophiles, thus molesting innocent children. Don't be a fool mom and dad. One can only reasonably conclude that Catholic parents desire to have their children molested, by continuing to support the Catholic Church in lieu of such overwhelming damnable evidence against the Catholic religion. There are over 11,000 victims of Catholic priest molestations!!! Think about that for a moment. We're not talking about a few molestations that also occur in other large organizations. We're talking about epidemic proportions here! 11,000 sexually abused victims!!! It ought to be perfectly clear to any thinking person that something is very very wrong in the organization of the Catholic Church. 11,000 molestations don't just happen. Only God in Heaven knows how many children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests, but as "good Catholics," have never told anyone. Tragically, the Catholic Church is a prisonhouse of religion that brainwashes it's victims, even to the point of believing that the priests have a right to sexually abuse them. Please listen to Sister Charlotte Keckler and The Black Veil.
The Pope is no better than Warren Jeffs— both having covered-up for child-molesters and placing innocent children at the mercy of monstrous perverts. Don't believe the Pope's lying rhetoric. As long as priests are forbidden to marry by the Catholic Church, children WILL BE molested. When two men live together, it naturally makes people suspect if perhaps they're gay. So why should it be any different with Catholic priests? According to James G. Wolfe's 1989 assessment... 48.5% of the priests, and 55.1% of seminarians are gay! (SOURCE: James G. Wolf, "Gay Priests," Harper and Row, 1989, Pages 59-60. Cited in Father Donald Cozzens, "The Changing Face of the Priesthood: A reflection on the priest's crisis of soul," Liturgical Press, year 2000, Page 99).
Only a careless parent would allow their child to be alone with a Catholic priest. Please leave the Catholic Church. Go find you a good Baptist Church that believes the King James Bible, and teaches salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ. If the Catholics are right that "works" are required to get to Heaven, then most of their own priests are going straight to Hell. The truth is that only by faith in Jesus Christ, apart from all self-righteous works, can anyone get to heaven (Romans 4:5; 10:3,4).
Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse
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