Massive Child Sex Cover-up in German Catholic Church Implicates the Pope

From Atheist Oasis: http://atheistoasis.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/massive-child-sex-cover-up-in-german-catholic-church-implicates-the-pope/

On December 3, Deutsche Welle printed a story about an investigation into child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. It revealed a massive cover-up that’s been going on, at least, since 1945.

The lawyer heading up the investigation, Marion Westpfahl, said at a press conference on Friday that the available records pointed to huge gaps in the documentation between 1945 and 2009. She added this hinted strongly at a “systematic system of cover-up,” in which few abuse cases were criminally prosecuted.

“Only 26 priests were convicted for sexual offences,” Westpfahl explained to reporters, saying she found 365 files containing evidence that “acts of abuse had taken place in an almost commonplace manner. … We have to assume that there is a large unknown number [of abuse cases],” she said. “We are dealing with the extensive destruction of files.”

In the 13,200 files available, Westpfahl found evidence damning “159 priests, 15 deacons, 96 religion teachers and six pastoral employees, with rural areas particularly affected.”  Those, of course, are only the obvious ones.

During the period from 1977 to 1982, this archdiocese was in the charge of then Archbishop Josef Ratzinger, who is now Pope Benedict XVI, CEO of the world’s largest child rape organization, known as the Catholic church.  According to Westpfahl, the years under Ratzinger were especially poorly documented.

Continue reading at:  http://atheistoasis.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/massive-child-sex-cover-up-in-german-catholic-church-implicates-the-pope/

Is Every Single Anti-LGBT/T Religious Figure Really a Closet Case?

Here’s a little hint.  Hating LGBT/T people doesn’t make you straight.

It is a reflection of self hate if you are LGBT/T and preach hatred of LGBT/T people

It will not cure you of being LGBT/T.  It will not erase the fact that you are LGBT/T.

If you are an obvious gay man like Eddie Long trying to pass as straight the fact you preached anti-LGBT/T bigotry only makes you look like a con artist when the fact you are as queer as a three dollar bill comes out.

The Catholic Church which is one of the all time biggest supporters of anti-LGBT/T bigotry and discrimination is filled with closet case homosexual men perverted by the institutionalized homophobia of the church into an arrested state of development.  An arrested state of development they might have out grown if the church didn’t tell them they should deny being gay, become a priest and pray it away while living a life of celibacy.

As an Atheist I am automatically non-religious.  I am anti-religion because I see the damage done by religion and how religion is a parasitical way of life with its constant demand of money from its followers.

When a gay minister (most priests and ministers are male) has the closet door ripped open and his scam revealed he stands there with his dick in his hand saying, “Who me?  I’m not gay.  I only did it once.  Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes.”  Then he retreats and prays away the gay, comes back and starts the con game all over while claiming to be cured a la Ted Haggard.

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Thank god I’m an Atheist

Lately it seems a number  of newly emerging transsexual and transgender folks are discovering a bitter truth regarding the Catholic Church.  They hate us and wish we would never come out.  Should the closet become unbearable then we should commit suicide.

Charming really.  Being hated by an institution that seems to have a chronic problem with its priests raping and sexually abusing  children seems deliciously ironic, to say the least.

And people wonder why I am an Atheist.  Perhaps because I don’t like being a member in misogynistic hate groups.

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Catholic Church: Women Are as Bad as Pedophiles

It’s hard work keeping an institution stuck in the 1400s. Sometimes, reversing centuries of social progress requires taking unpopular stands, like comparing uppity women to abusive pedophile priests. From the Guardian:

The Vatican today made the “attempted ordination” of women one of the gravest crimes under church law, putting it in the same category as clerical sex abuse of minors, heresy and schism.

The new rules, which have been sent to bishops around the world, apply equally to Catholic women who agree to a ceremony of ordination and to the bishop who conducts it. Both would be excommunicated. Since the Vatican does not accept that women can become priests, it does not recognize the outcome of any such ceremony.

The latest move, which appeared to bar and bolt the door to Catholic women priests, came at a time when the Church of England moved in the opposite direction, to a step closer to the ordination of female bishops.

The Vatican’s reclassification of attempted female ordination was part of a revision of a 2001 decree, the main purpose of which was to tighten up the rules on sex abuse by priests in reaction to the scandals that have been sweeping through the church since January. The most important change is to extend the period during which a clergyman can be tried by a church court from 10 to 20 years, dating from the 18th birthday of his victim.

Continue Reading at:  http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/07/15/catholic-church-women-are-as-bad-as-pedophiles/

Fuck the Catholic Church and the Hitler Youth Pope

US Supreme Court Deals Blow to Vatican Immunity Regarding Pedophilia Criminal Charges

From Raw Story:

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0628/supreme-court-deals-pedophilia-blow-vatican/
By Agence France-Presse
Monday, June 28th, 2010 — 11:21 am

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by the Vatican in a landmark case that opens the way for priests in the United States to stand trial for pedophilia.

Allowing a federal appeals court ruling to stand, the decision means Vatican officials including theoretically Pope Benedict XVI could face questioning under oath related to a litany of child sex abuse cases.

The Supreme Court effectively confirmed the decision of an appellate court to lift the Vatican’s immunity in the case of an alleged pedophile priest in the northwestern state of Oregon.

The Oregon case, which was filed in 2002, does not directly address questions raised in a separate lawsuit in Kentucky alleging that US bishops are employees of the Holy See.

In recent months, large-scale pedophilia scandals have rocked the Roman Catholic Church in a number of countries, including Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI’s native Germany and the United States.

Senior clerics have been accused of protecting the priests involved by moving them to other parishes — where they sometimes offended again — instead of handing them over to civil authorities for prosecution.

The pope, who has himself faced allegations he covered up the scandal, has repeatedly said priests and religious workers guilty of child abuse should answer for their crimes in courts of law.

Worlds Without Women

From the New York Times
April 11, 2010
By MAUREEN DOWD

WASHINGTON

When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea and sweets with a group of educated and sophisticated young professional women.

I asked why they were not more upset about living in a country where women’s rights were strangled, an inbred and autocratic state more like an archaic men’s club than a modern nation. They told me, somewhat defensively, that the kingdom was moving at its own pace, glacial as that seemed to outsiders.

How could such spirited women, smart and successful on every other level, acquiesce in their own subordination?

I was puzzling over that one when it hit me: As a Catholic woman, I was doing the same thing.

I, too, belonged to an inbred and wealthy men’s club cloistered behind walls and disdaining modernity.

I, too, remained part of an autocratic society that repressed women and ignored their progress in the secular world.

I, too, rationalized as men in dresses allowed our religious kingdom to decay and to cling to outdated misogynistic rituals, blind to the benefits of welcoming women’s brains, talents and hearts into their ancient fraternity.

Continue reading at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/opinion/11dowd.html

Priest Charged in U.S. Is Still Serving in India

They sexually molest young girls too Too much of the focus regarding pedophilia and the Catholic church has focused on Man-Boy sex yet in some locations these perverts rape young girls as well.  The abuse of girls and young women is notorious in Ireland for example.

New York Times

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

A Catholic priest who has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota six years ago is still working in his home diocese in India despite warnings to the Vatican from an American bishop that the priest continued to pose a risk to children, according to church documents made public on Monday.

The documents show that the American bishop warned the Vatican that the priest was accused of molesting two teenage girls whose trust he gained by promising to discuss their interest in becoming nuns.

A county attorney in Minnesota is seeking to extradite the priest from India in a criminal case that involves one of the girls, who said the priest had forced her to perform oral sex and had threatened her and her family.

The case took place during the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI, who has recently come under fire for his role in cases of sexually abusive priests in Germany and Wisconsin.

Continue reading at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/06/world/europe/06church.html?ref=asia

Breaking Story

New York Times

Priest in India Says He’ll Go to U.S. to Face Sex Charges

By JIM YARDLEY and LAURIE GOODSTEIN

NEW DELHI — A Roman Catholic priest in southern India charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Minnesota in 2004 said Tuesday that he would return to face the charges, though he and his supervising bishop in India said they did not know about the criminal charges until reporters contacted them.

But letters released Tuesday by a lawyer for the Holy See in the United States show that the priest, the Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, was told by his diocesan administrator in India of the accusations in 2005 and urged to cooperate with church and civil authorities. He continues to work in an administrative position in the Diocese of Ootacamund.

The lawyer, Jeffrey Lena, said that the Vatican had recommended that the priest be defrocked but that canon law dictated that the decision rested with his superiors in India. They ordered him to undergo counseling and spend a year in prayer.

Continue reading at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/world/asia/07church.html?ref=us