Come Out of Her (Babylon the Great) My People…
Activists Urge Pope Francis to Address Sex Abuse by Clergy During U.S. Visit
From the article:
John Salveson didn’t give up his obsession with the Catholic Church easily. There were polite letters in the early 1980s, asking that the priest who molested him when he was a teenager be removed.
His bishop wrote back, but the priest remained, transferring parishes through the late ’80s, according to a grand jury report. “Sincerely yours in Christ,” the bishop closed his letters.
As a physician who has met many who have been sexually abused by priests, brothers, bishops, and nuns, I am grateful to writers of the Washington Post and to the media in general for writing these stories about the continuing clergy sexual abuse of innocent children and vulnerable adults in the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis makes it look like he is doing something and yet his words do not match his actions. The pope quickly dealt with financial problems. The pope has to be forced to act on cases of clergy sexual abuse, by pressure from the victim/survivors, to do anything in regard to the real protection of children from predator clergy.
As a Catholic, I am sorry to say that there is much deceitfulness in the hierarchy. Archbishop Rigali of Philadelphia told the people that Philadelphia passed the Church audit and that there were no predator clergy in active ministry. Later, after 2 grand juries, it was found that there were 37 priests in active ministry with allegations of clergy sexual abuse against them. How can the Church ever be trusted? Did Rigali go to prison for covering up for the predator clergy? Rigali just went into comfortable retirement.
It has been eye opening to me to learn that it is the Catholic Church that has been spending money on lawyers to block statutes of limitation reform, so that the victims never get to tell their stories, never get justice, and the predators can never be made accountable and do prison time.
There is no credibility in the Catholic Church unless the police are allowed to be in charge of all investigations. It is ridiculous for the Church to think it has any moral authority when it wants to be in charge of investigating its own crimes and its own criminals.
Sincerely, Dr Rosemary Eileen McHugh, MD, MSpir
I always find it amazing and appalling…that Catholics, can remain Catholic in spite of the fact of horrific abuses within their church. As though it can be forced to “right” itself. Are you kidding? This is W-O-R-L-D-W-I-D-E, folks! Story upon story upon story. Instead of being taken out of circulation priests are?/”were” sent to another area to unsuspecting people. Time and time again.
They KNOW the abuses are going on.
How can an honest person believe that this is God’s church? Either the church is the problem or it’s the solution. It’s not both.
2 Corinthians 4 KJV
4 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Babylon is being exposed for what it is…..
Wolves in sheep’s clothing.