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Corruption within Catholic Seminaries"And why, My children, will this great War come about, the war to end all wars? Because of man's sin! In your country, My children, in your seminaries in the United States and Canada, My children, and the world, you have professors now so steeped in sin . . . they who call themselves My Son's chosen priests, they are vile sons of satan who are now rationalizing sin! There shall be no rationalization placed upon sin. The commandments shall not be looked at objectively and given to excuses, or reasoning to condone sin! No, My children, it is the minds poisoned by satan that spread this filth and error, this distortion of doctrine, this distortion of Tradition, and this distortion of your Faith! Awaken, pastors, from your slumber! Can you, O bishops, not spare but the little time to look into your seminaries? I say but one expression to you: they have become hell-holes of error and heresy! Clean out your seminaries, My bishops!@ B Our Lady, Bayside, New York; October 2, 1976.
A My children, the seminaries in the United States shall close, unless they start now to clean their homes! The EternalFather shall not permit young souls to be destroyed by evil teachers, by those who have fallen into error because of loss of the grace from Heaven, by those who, for worldly gain, choose to sell their souls! What manner of evil is in these seminaries, My children, that they promote fallacies and heresy, permissive behavior, a morality that now is based on advanced science and theology! The Eternal Father gave the mode, the manner for man to save his soul--simple, clear, and unadulterated with the evil that now has set My Son's Church in darkness!@ - Our Lady, A Y the behavior in many seminaries has turned them into Augean stables@ . It is not enough to turn hitherto sheltered offenders over to the public prosecutor. The bishops have to get to the root of the problem. And the root of the problem is that many of our seminaries have been producing clueless clerics. And now we have bishops resigning. This didn= t just happen.@ (A It just didn= t happen,@ by Ralph McInerny, Crisis Magazine)
Disobedience to the Pope and pro-homosexual American bishops
The current clerical sex abuse scandal is overwhelmingly an issue of homosexual predation. According to a February 1961 Vatican document:
"Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers."
Had the American bishops been obedient and followed the prudent guidelines from this 1961 Vatican document, many of the instances of homosexual predation could have been prevented. The lay group Roman Catholic Faithful recently asked the U.S. Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo,for a copy of this above document. The Papal Nuncio refused. The homosexual network within the American hierarchy was documented years ago by Fr. Enrique Rueda in his book The Homosexual Network: Private Lives and Public Policy. Within this book, Fr. Rueda exposed the growing network of support groups, counseling referrals, newsletters, and organizations of homosexuals and pro-homosexuals in the Catholic churches of America. He reported that in the late 1970's a key staffer at the Office of Public Affairs and Information at the U.S. Catholic Conference/National Conference of Catholic Bishops was a leader of the Washington DC homosexual movement, as well as president of Dignity/USA (the radical pro-homosexual clerical group). Good Catholic priests such as Fr. Charles Fiore and Msgr. Eugene Clark have provided a desperately needed service to the faithful by giving clear Catholic teaching on this subject, filling the void created by the bishops= lack of moral leadership. In a WorldNetDaily article, A Y [Fr.] Fiore said that the ranks of priests and seminarians should be "zero percent" homosexuals, and he urged careful formation and guidance of seminarians by seminary personnel faithful to Church teaching. Finally, it is the ultimate responsibility of Catholic bishops to certify the moral rectitude of those they ordain to the priesthood, Fiore stated.@ .Msgr. Eugene Clark, rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, clearly stated in an April, 2002 sermon: "Unfortunately, . . . homosexual students were allowed to pass through seminaries. Grave mistake. Not because homosexuals in any way tend to criminality, but because it is a disorder and, as a disorder, should prevent a person from being ordained a priest."The prohibition against allowing homosexuals to work around boys is common sense. The Boy Scouts do not even allow this: A The Scouting organization simply refuses to allow what the Catholic Church has allowed - to let known homosexuals occupy positions of authority and trust, positions too easily and too often used to prey on vulnerable young people.@ The hell-holes of sin and heresy.In Michael Rose= s book, Goodbye! Good Men, various American seminaries have such a bad reputation that they have earned nicknames, such as A Notre Flame@ (for Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans); A The Theological Closet@ (for Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.); and A The Pink Palace@ (for St. Mary= s Seminary in Baltimore).The following seminaries are only some that require a cleansing; this list is by no means exhaustive.
St. Mary= s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland (nickname: A The Pink Palace@ )According to former seminarians and recently ordained priests, the "gay subculture" is so prominent and accepted at St. Mary= s Seminary in Baltimore that students have long nicknamed it "The Pink Palace." Father Andrew Walter, ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2000, spent several semesters at the Baltimore school as a seminarian for the Diocese of Patterson, New Jersey. The problem was so bad when he was there, he explained, that "some of the students and faculty used to get dressed up in leather to go to > the block,= Baltimore= s equivalent to 42nd Street in Manhattan." Seminarians, sometimes accompanied by faculty members, would do this regularly, Walter explained. "They would meet in the foyer, and then head for the gay bars."A March 24, 2002 interview of Fr. Walter by the New York Post reported:The Rev. Andrew Walter was tossed out of Baltimore's St. Mary's Seminary five years ago after a psychological evaluation at a church-approved treatment center concluded he was "homophobic" and had a "histrionic personality disorder." Y Walter claims his traditional views led to lower grades and other forms of harassment, although he was supposed to be in a "celibate" environment. "I know for a fact guys were protected," Walter said. "Activities and agendas on the part of homosexual guys were protected." (A Critics see > gay bullying= at seminaries,@ New York Post, March 24, 2002)An April 5, 2002 article by NewsMax states:According to Father Andrew Walker, the situation at the Baltimore seminary was so bad that the vice rector delivered a lecture "in front of at least 150 people when he stated, > Yes, we accept openly gay seminarians; that's our policy.= " (A Homosexual Culture Undercuts Priesthood,@ NewsMax.com, April 5, 2002) EWTN personality Fr. John Trigilio stated: A The few times I was there, some of the seminarians would literally dress like gays from the Village. They would even go so far as to wear pink silk; it was like going to see La Cage Aux Folles.@ Fr. John Despard states: A In my days at St. Mary= s, down the hall there would be two guys together in the shower and everybody knew it@ (Michael S. Rose, Goodbye! Good Men, p. 93).. The prelate responsible for St. Mary= s Seminary is Cardinal Keeler. He was head of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) from 1992 B 1995.
St. John= s Seminary, Camarillo, CaliforniaFrom a May 20, 2002 Newsweek article: A Y The 64-year-old institution, nestled in the hills of Camarillo, Calif., may be one of the country= s gayest facilities for higher education. Depending on whom you ask, gay and bisexual men make up anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent of the student body at the college and graduate levels. > I don= t want people to think that in a negative way,= says a 28-year-old gay alumnus.@ A I think we do a good job recruiting solid candidates, and welcome the opportunity to do better,@ says the Rt. Rev.Helmut Hefner, the school= s rector. He accepts that his gay enrollment may be as high as 50 percent, but that hasn= t caused any discomfort to heterosexuals, much less an epidemic of straight flight, he says. (A Gays and the seminary,@ Newsweek, May 20, 2002).
A May 19, 2002 article from the Ventura County Star reports:A At St. John's Seminary and Seminary College in Camarillo, leaders said that as long as priests and seminarians commit to celibacy, sexual orientation is not a primary concern. They are taken aback at the suggestion of screening out gay students. > Good heavens no, that is not the solution,= said the Rev. Kenneth Rudnick, president and rector of the seminary college. "That's not part of the problem. There is no problem. As long as one is celibate, that is all the church requires.."
"Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers." (Sacred Congregation for Religious, February 1961).The Ventura County Star also reports:
A Some former St. John's students have talked about promiscuity at the campus in the 1980s.@ .
The real reason there is a shortage of Catholic seminarians and future priests is that homosexuals have gained control of many seminaries and also have gained control of many dioceses from the Bishop and Chancellor to lower officials in the diocese. That is why these bishops kept transferring homosexual priests from parish to parish after the priests molested teen age boys. Heterosexual and traditional candidates for the priesthood are not accepted because they do not approve of the homosexual agenda. Any seminarians who do not approve of homosexuality are expelled.
The Episcopal Church has a great number of homosexual clergy and many entered the Church under the auspices of Cardinal Law of Boston who is in charge of accepting Episcopal clergy into the Church. So after the molestation story of Cardinal Law= s priests fades, a new scandal will erupt over all the homosexual Episcopal clergy that Cardinal Law admitted into the Church= s clerical ranks.
Catholics nearly 23 percent of U.S. population.
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The number of U.S. Catholics grew 2.5 percent in 2001, to nearly 65.3 million, according to statistics in the newly published 2002 edition of The Official Catholic Directory.
The latest edition of the directory, widely known in church circles as the A Kenedy directory@ after its publisher= s imprint, recorded a general population growth of about 2.2 percent over that same period, from 279 million to 285 million.
The portion of the U.S. population identified as Catholics therefore grew very slightly, from 22.83 percent to 22.9 percent.
The book reports information received from the 207 dioceses and archdioceses in the United States and its possessions at the beginning of the year. The directory showed strong increases in the number of patients served by Catholic hospitals, the number of permanent deacons and the number of students in Catholic colleges and universities, but declines in most other areas.
It reported that there are 30,429 diocesan priests, down 226 from last year, and 15,244 priests in religious orders, a drop of 142. The number of permanent deacons rose by 416 to 13,764 and the number of religious brothers increased by 125 to 5,690.
The number of religious sisters continued a decline that began in the 1970s, falling by nearly 4,000 to 75,500. There were 190,000 sisters in 1970.
The 19,496 parishes in the United States were 48 fewer than last year, while the number of missions was down by 39 to 3,036. Thirty-five new parishes were established in the past year to offset parish closings in inner city areas.
The nation= s 597 Catholic hospitals served 82.4 million people, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. Another 483 health care centers served some 5.8 million people, and 1,431 specialized homes cared for another 1.2 million people. An example of a specialized home is a home here for abused wives where they can go with their children if their husband attacks them.
Dioceses reported 2,450 special centers for social services, assisting 23.5 million people, an increase of 2.5 million over the previous year. Government grants help pay for many of their programs such as aid for immigrants.
Diocesan and religious seminaries reported 4,719 students at the start of the year, down 198 from the year before.
The country= s 238 Catholic colleges and universities enrolled a record 724,065 students, 19,006 more than the previous year.
Catholic high school enrollments in parish, diocesan and private schools was up by 500 to 681,446 while private and parochial elementary schools experienced sharp declines.
Enrollment in parish elementary schools fell by 52,091 to 1.9 million while Catholic private school enrollment was down by 31,056 to 86,720.
There were more than 15,000 fewer high school students in parish religious education programs for those attending public schools--766,754, compared to 782,102 the year before. At the elementary level, the drop was 69,703 to 3.5 million students in religious education programs.
There is no information as to how many religious education classes are being held for the nations forty million Spanish speaking immigrants who are heavily targeted by Protestant sects.
The directory costs $310 per copy with clergy discounts and may be made by calling 800-473-7020 from a United States phone.
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a ruling that has allowed Oregon doctors to continue prescribing federally regulated drugs for assisted suicide.
The case will be appealed to the San Francisco based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which is the nations most liberal court.
Gallup poll indicates there are 90 million US Catholics. Bishop= s figures are very inaccurate.
Cardinal Poupard said June 6 that A The Church is unable to make her voice heard in forums where thought is born and discussed, in the world of arts.@ .
The paradox emerges A of Christians living in a situation of cultural minority in countries of Christian tradition, as is the case of Spain, where even today the number of baptized in the Catholic Church comes close to 90% of the population,@ he added.
Vandals, arsonists and thieves targeting British churches. Damage cost $10.6 million last year, double that of the previous year. 80% of churches have minimal security and 30% do not have a lock on the front door.
Some have fitted alarms, including motion sensors that are connected to mobile telephones, which ring when triggered.
Only 1.6% of funds for research against AIDS is invested in Africa.
Lithuania= s famed A Way of Calvary@ all 35 stations has been restored. The stations spread over several kilometers on land owned by the Vilnius Archdiocese were built in the mid-17th century. The Communists dynamited all the chapels in 1962.
The president of the U.S. bishops conference admitted that the crisis involving clerical sex abuse is A not about a alck of faith in God@ but a profound loss of trust in bishops.
300,000 attend Padre Pio= s canonization in St. Peter= s Square and surrounding streets on June 17. He will be known as St. Pio and his feast day is September 23rd and is obligatory.
Hunger can be defeated by solidarity in the international community. International relations should be shaped by ethical and moral foundations rather than pragmatism said Pope John Paul II to the World Food Summit on June 10 at their meeting in Rome.
Pope and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I sign a joint Declaration for the Protection of the Creation. Patriarch celebrates a solemn liturgy in the cathedral at Ravenna for the first time in a millennium and prays for the reunion of the Orthodox/Catholic Churches.
Pope calls for International Mobilization against hunger and for help for a half a million malnourished Angolans.
US Scandals are Rooted in Seminaries, says Theologian..Father Ivan Fucek of the Apostolic Penitentiary Views the Problem.
ROME, JUNE 7,2002 (Zenit.org).- An underlying problem facing the Church in the United States is that of excessive A tolerance@ which has allowed conduct and teachings among seminarians that go against what the Pope says, a Vatican adviser says.
Jesuit Father Ivan Fucek, theologian of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Church= s highest tribunal for A inner forum@ questions (matters of conscience) made his comments as the U.S. bishops prepared to meet in Dallas.
Question: From your point of view, what is the characteristic of the North American case?
Father Fucek: I have been in the United States on several occasions, where I met with excellent priests and bishops. But at the same time I noted a certain passivity in accepting candidates to the priesthood with problems of sexual disorder and homosexuality--an excessive A tolerance@ dictated especially by the prevailing cultural model.
The greatest weakness was not to address the problem immediately, when it appeared. In this connection, the Holy Father= s intervention was providential, a strong and clear call.
Q. Some observers in Europe think that the Pope= s intervention was too energetic, because these are questions that, to a great extent, affect the bishop= s decisions and ways of acting.
Fr. Fucek: It was necessary, because it is imperative to change in a clear way, behavior that has spread in the seminaries. Although it is obvious that behind all the noise made by the media, there is the intention to denigrate the Church, at the same time it is most important that the Church in the United States no longer tolerate certain lax attitudes and criticism of the Holy Father= s moral teaching.
What happened in the United States reveals a serious problem of preparation and formation. Many, too many candidates to the priesthood are not sufficiently knowledgeable in Catholic morality. However, in this connection the doctrine is clear. If the candidate is a practicing homosexual, he must not be ordained. If there is only a homosexual tendency, this must be discerned.
If during all the years of his youth and later as a candidate to the priesthood, he has not had homosexual relations then that tendency can be regarded as a temptation which must be conquered by the grace of God. However, if that tendency is strong, if the candidate at times has fallen, then he must not be ordained.
If the tendency is so strong that the candidate to the priesthood is afraid that he will be unable to resist, then he must not be ordained.
In this sense, the doctrine is transparent. I suggest reading the A Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons@ (see Zenit Documents) of Oct. 1, 1986, a document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
U.S.Bishops: A Homosexuality? What homosexuality?@
"We hold the pastors of My Son's House, We hold them as being responsible for the fall of the children. Be ye warned now, My children, that woe to the man who has this responsibility upon his conscience and his soul. Scandals have been brought into the lives of your children. Perversion, homosexuality, immorality, perverted sex, My children-where shall you stop but at the abyss!" - Our Lady, December 7, 1977
A June 6, 2002 article by the Washington Post reports that the draft document prepared by the American bishops does not deal with the issue of homosexuality as a factor in the sex abuse of minors by priests. The article reports:But asked if he believes a homosexual man can be a "pure and whole" priest, the panel's leader, Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, answered only, "Yes." The ad hoc committee on Tuesday announced recommendations for dealing with sexual misconduct by priests, which will be debated at a gathering of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Dallas.. The recommendations were silent on the issue of homosexual priests. "I'm sure that was intentional," said Stephen Brady, head of Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF). At a press conference in Dallas next week, RCF plans to draw attention to a 1961 provision in the Code of Canon Law that specifically calls for barring from the priesthood those with "tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty," the latter term meaning sex between men and boys. RCF criticized the ad hoc committee's recommendations, which would defrock priests who sexually abuse any child in the future, but would show mercy for those who had already committed a single offense.
Mr. Brady said that the scandal won't be resolved "until we see some heads roll."
"I will not stand for My priests who condone homosexuality and allow it in My priesthood! I will not stand for My priests who allow the murder of the unborn with their permissiveness! I will not stand by and allow My priesthood to be destroyed!" - Jesus, June 18, 1982.So it appears that the American Church does not have a pedophelia problem in the clergy but a homosexual problem which noone in authority is willing to admit because that admission would implicate other bishops who were homosexual or condone homosexual conduct. The New American Bible translation in 1970 translated a line that two men would be in bed when the end came which was an indication that homosexuals were working on the translation and wanted to justify homosexual conduct. The same with the three Wise Men coming to see baby Jesus were re-translated to three astrologers coming to see Jesus justifying Astrology which is superstition at best. What sign are you all ask as if it made a difference as to who you are today. There is a reason Jesus told us at Bayside not to read books written or translated after 1964 or 1965 as they would be susceptible to serious errors in theology and doctrine. That is why Jesus told us to save Catholic books written prior to 1966 as the errors began in 1965 and 1966. One Catholic publishing house, Ligouri, publishes books by Teilhard de Chardin who has been condemned by the Church. Our Minolta 1100L laser printer is difficult to use as occasionally it shoots the toner all over the inside which necessitates q-tips to wipe certain sections of the inside to remove the toner, toilet paper to clean the roller, at least 40 blank pages run thru the printer to catch any toner on roller. We printed half of issue 59, all of issue 60 and 14 copies of Warnings From the Beyond on this unsatisfactory printer. Children of Mary need your help. In June, we were down to $1 but a $100 NY donation kept us going. Book bills of $1,284.39 and other bills of $784.07 are crushing us.
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We had a lot of trouble with this issue. It was finished but when we accessed it the next day, there were many blank spots of which this is one.
Gary Wohlscheid of These Last Days has a wonderful website on the topics in this issue which is where we copied the articles from: http://www.tldm.org which has all Bayside mesages. Frank Albas, former director of Our Lady of the Roses Shrine website is: http://www.rosesfromheaven.com with all the messages in English,French, Spanish,Italian.
The official Bayside site is: http://www.roses.org
Our Fidelis et Verus, Catholic Books and Tapes site is: http://catholicbook.com which has 150 Catholic links at the bottom of the home page which would keep you busy for many years. For example there are links to all the Fathers of the Church online such as my favorite, St. John Chrysostom who gave so many wonderful sermons in Constantinople. The Book of Kells are online which you can print out.
Pope says Soccer can be a A Witness of Fraternity.@
Ghana= s President received by Pope. 2.5 million of Ghana= s 20 million people are Catholic. There are 300 parishes and 2,200 missionary centers, 1,000 schools at all levels and 300 health institutions including hospitals, day-care clinics, leprosariums and orphanages.
Pope fires Masonic bishops in the Church= s Supreme Court which is called the Apostolic Signature. The new Judges are 5 Cardinals; Egan of New York, Jozef Glemp of Poland, Agostino Cacciavillan of Rome (former Mason), Sergio Sebastiani of Italy and Walter Kasper of Germany.
First ever papal audience with a Malaysian Prime Minister in the Vatican.. Church-state relations were discussed with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as well as dialogue between culture and religions as well as the cultural links between Islam and Christianity.
The Vatican and Malaysia do not have diplomatic relations. Of Malaysia= s 22 million inhabitants, 53% are Muslim, 17% Buddhist, 7% Hindu and 6.4% Christian.
Catholics number 730,000 divided in 8 ecclesiastical jurisdictions. The Vatican is represented by an apostolic delegate.
An additional public investment of $24 bllion annually must be made in poor countries to halve the number of hungry people by 2015, FAO says.
Without this investment, FAO fears that there would still be 600 million hungry people in 2015--far short of the target of 400 million set by the World Food Summit in 1996.
Some 70% of Rome= s priestly vocations originate in parishes, about 12% from religious institutes and about 15% from other ecclesial institutions.
Asteroid the size of a soccer field just missed the earth on June 14 at 75,000 miles The moon is 250,000 miles away. It could have killed many millions..
Vatican paintings, sculptures and liturgical objects on view in Toronto July 18-28 at the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall. World Youth Day in Toronto.
"This hapless bench of bishops" B Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, referring to the U.S. bishops. Hapless is defined as = unfortunate, causing misfortune, disastrous, regrettable, deplorable.
"O My children, speak to your pastors, speak to the bishops, the hierarchy, and let them know that their Mother is weeping for them. They do not know what they are doing, or they do not care of the consequences because they have lost their faith and no longer have they received graces to keep them from the abyss.@ B Our Lady, May 28, 1983.
In a June 15, 2002 email post by National Review Online= s Rod Dreher:This "hapless bench of bishops," as Bp. Bruskewitz called them tonight, couldn't even agree that the role of dissent and homosexuality in this catastrophe was worth studying. The conclusion is obvious: if reform is to come, it's not going to come from the bishops.
The REAL response of the U.S.bishops, in review.Getting past all their eloquent words and showmanship by the U.S. bishops, let= s see what the bishops have actually done in response to this crisis:The bishops= charter on dealing with clerical sex abuse makes no mention of homosexuality (even though 90% of the abuse cases were committed against boys and men)The bishops= charter makes no mention of cleansing their seminaries; The bishops= charter makes no mention of petitioning the Holy Father to defrock bishops and seminary rectors who have ordained unfit men and given safe haven to predatory homosexual priests;The bishops= charter makes no mention of the Vatican= s February 1961 document forbidding ordination of those afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality and pederasty (the bishops= failure to obey this document has allowed homosexuals and pederasts to be ordained, a position more easily allowing them prey on the youth. This crisis could have been avoided if the American bishops had obeyed). 2/3 of the U.S. bishops have let accused priests continue to work in ministry The U.S. Papal Nuncio refused to release a copy of the Vatican= s February 1961 document that states: "Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers@ (no condemnation of the U.S. Papal Nuncio by the American bishops has been forthcoming).
Bishop Wilton Gregory, head of the NCCB, publicly disagreed with the Vatican= s February 1961 policy forbidding ordination of homosexuals on Meet the Press (June 16, 2002), when asked by Tim Russert: A Can a homosexual be a healthy, happy priest?@ Bishop Gregory replied: A I think we have some who are. I think we have men who have embraced the promise of celibacy irregardless of their sexual orientation, and they have lived it with integrity.@ [note: 90% of the sexual abuse cases were by homosexual priests who BROKE their vow of celibacy]Tim Russert then asked Bishop Gregory: A The Pope= s spokesman, Navarro-Valls, had this to say: > Pope John Paul= s spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, questioned whether ordination of gays were even valid. > People with these inclinations just cannot be ordained.= [New York Times, March 3, 2002] Do you agree with that?@ Bishop Gregory= s response: A I believe that that statement was perhaps more expansive than the tradition of the Church. It seems to me that the Church has spoken about living a holy integral life in a much broader context than that.@
Tim Russert continued: A But the fact that 90% of the abused children in the Church were teenage boys. Does that trouble you that there may be a disproportionate level of behavior by homosexual men towards teenage boys?@ Bishop Gregory responded: A It certainly troubles me. But the fact that any of our kids are harmed troubles me. The percentages are startling, but the total issue is a cause for great sorrow.@
Helen Hull Hitchcock, leader of the orthodox Women for Faith and Family, asked the bishops in an afternoon press conference what it meant that as many as 90 percent of these publicly known abuse cases involve priests having sex with teenage boys. She did not get a straight answer;
The Catholic lay group, Roman Catholic Faithful, who fought for years to get the American bishops to do something about predatory priests and bishops, has been ignored and was also refused permission to address the American bishops during their three-day meeting.
It is primarily Catholic lay groups and the secular media who have drawn attention to the above, and exposed this scandal in the first place.
Responding to the bishops= charter document, SNAP founder (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) Barbara Blaine said, A I just am so saddened and feel as though, in many ways, that we as victims have been betrayed. We are just amazed and so sad that the Church leaders would actually say that they are going to leave child molesters within the ranks of the priesthood. We just can= t understand why they would do that.@
Mary Eberstadt points out in the June 17, 2002 Weekly Standard that a big part of the problem is the complicity of many bishops with "the lavender takeover" of numerous U.S. seminaries.The U.S. bishops at the Dallas meeting even refused, by voice vote, a motion to study the role of dissent in the present scandalous developments. This is how interested the U.S. bishops are at getting to the root of the problem.
"Yes, My children, as time goes on in these closing days, you will watch those of evil intent become brazen in their approach. They no longer know the meaning of shame or modesty. Like the brazen serpent they come forward and flaunt themselves before you. And why? Because your leaders have enacted rules, regulations, and laws that hold no water, have no discipline and no purpose. They are too busy compromising. "It is the easy way to compromise, My children. It casts the responsibility onto another, so that you may not be bothered. But I say unto you, pastors and laymen, you must accept this responsibility to protect your Faith, to restore My House to its former glory, to chase out the rodents in mitres that are burrowing like rats into the foundation of My Church." - Jesus, March 18, 1977. Bayside, New York.
Priest shot by man who says he was abused...
BALTIMORE, May 14, 02 (CWNews.com) - A Baltimore priest was shot and wounded by a man who had accused him of sexual abuse years ago, local authorities said on Tuesday.
Dontee Stokes, 26, surrendered to police Monday night and said he shot Father Maurice Blackwell after the priest refused to talk with him, a police spokesman said. Stokes, who claims he was abused nine years ago, is charged with attempted murder, weapons violations, and first and second-degree assault. Blackwell is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.
According to a police report, Stokes drove to Blackwell's home about 6 pm Monday night. Witnesses said Stokes tried to talk to Blackwell, but the priest rebuffed him. Stokes then opened fire, hitting Blackwell three times and then drove away.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Ray Kempisty, said Stokes reported allegations of abuse by Blackwell to police in 1993, but he was never charged. The archdiocese conducted its own investigation and found the charges were "not credible," Kempisty said. Blackwell was returned to his parish.
But in October 1998, the archdiocese put Blackwell on an involuntary leave after he admitted he had an inappropriate relationship with another minor, Kempisty said. Blackwell was removed from his post as pastor at a parish where he had been assigned since 1979. Church officials said Blackwell admitted to the relationship and said it ended by 1978. They said the police investigated, but again they did not charge the priest.
The amazing Bayside Prophecies...These prophecies came from Jesus, Mary, and the saints to Veronica Lueken at Bayside, NY, from 1968 to 1995.
Our Lady - "O My children, your streets will run with blood because you have not listened. Pastors, a great attack is being planned against the priesthood. You will be shot down like targets in the streets. Prepare now and pray. Wear your sacramentals. Protect Our sheep now; the battle is raging." (9-7-77)
Our Lady - "There are many now walking the earth who are shells of humans. They will no longer be called humans. They will be called animals. They have given themselves to satan. They have sold their souls to get to the head. And there are many in the clergy that shall be shot dead. "These groups that are gathering, My children, they have no respect for life. They'll use all manner of firearms and they'll even use the knife. "My children, it is not a reign of terror I set upon the world. I warn you now what is happening has been caused because you failed. You failed to listen to counsels from Heaven. You failed to mend your ways. The few who will be saved are few. And you may now count the days. "The angel of death is among you. He walks in human form. He'll gather now those about him, and evil he will spawn. "I tell you now, My children, you must now mend your ways. I tell you now, My children, you will soon be counting days." (8-13-77)
Pope John Paul II recommends praying the St. Michael Exorcism.."You will bring back into My Church, and your country and all of the nations of the world the Exorcism to rid a country of the evil one, satan, the prince of darkness, who has now in his possession a pair of boots of destruction. You will say: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power of God, cast into hell satan, and all evil spirits who wander now throughout your world seeking the ruin of souls.@ (Jesus, October 1, 1977)
On April 24th 1994, Pope John Paul II recommended the Catholic faithful to continue praying the St. Michael Exorcism prayer.
'"May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: 'Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power' Eph.3,16. The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (Revelation 12:7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.@
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Two big blunders of the Fatima experts.Two big blunders of the Fatima experts are their dismissal of the Neues Europa A Third Secret@ released in 1963, and their dismissal of theletter of Mother Godinho to Pope Pius XII..
Neues Europa A Third Secret@ : The text in question, as moreover everybody recognizes, is the prediction of a future climate of division within the Church, a prophecy which was unbelievable eight years ago (the publication of Neues Europa dates from 1963), but is a reality today!@ (Mensagem de Fatima, No. 86, September-October, 1971).The A eminent Cardinal@ was Cardinal Ottaviani, who gave the endorsement of the article in the German publication Neues Europa in 1963. According to Father Messias Dias Coelho, Cardinal Ottaviani said that the Neues Europa Third Secret fundamentally A corresponds to the truth.@ Cardinal Ottaviani read the REAL Third Secret, so his statement bears extreme weight.We will now reprint a pertinent part of the Neues Europa A Third Secret@ , and compare it to Our Lady of the Roses message. The bolded part of the text below are lines that we feel are authentic lines from the REAL Third Secret of Fatima, bracketed numbers represent how many times similar lines are repeated in Our Lady of the Roses message:
OUR LADY SPEAKS:
A Humanity has not developed as God desired. Mankind has been sacrilegious and has trampled underfoot the gifts of God. A No longer does order reign anywhere. Even in the highest places Satan reigns and directs the course of events.Satan will succeed in infiltrating into the highest positions in the Church [32+]. Satan will succeed in sowing confusion in the minds of scientists who will design weapons that can destroy great portions of mankind in a few minutes. Satan will gain hold of heads of nations and will cause these destructive weapons to be mass-produced. A If mankind will not oppose these evils, I will be obliged to let fall My Son's arm. If the chief rulers of the world and of the Church will not actively oppose these evils, I will ask God My Father to visit His Justice upon mankind. Then will God punish mankind even more severely and harshly than He did at the time of the great Deluge. The great and powerful will perish along with the lowly and weak. A A time of very severe trial is also coming for the Church. Cardinals will oppose Cardinals and Bishops will oppose Bishops. Satan will enter into their very midst [24+]. In Rome also, there will occur great changes. What is rotten will fall, and what falls must not be retained . The Church will be obscured, and all the world will be thrown into great confusion. A The great, great war will come in the second half of the twentieth century. Fire and smoke will fall from heaven, and the waters of the ocean will turn to steam, throwing their foam to the very sky. Whatever is standing will be overturned. Millions of people will die. Those surviving will envy the dead . Distress, misery and desolation will be found the world over. A The time is drawing near, and the abyss is ever deepening. There will be no escape: the good will die with the wicked , the great with the lowly, the princes of the Church with the faithful, the rulers of the nations with their people. Death will reign everywhere, raised to triumph by erring men, the helpers of Satan who will be the masters of the earth. These evils will come at a time when no one expects it: nevertheless it must come as punishment and revenge in accordance with God's plan. A The age of ages is coming, the end of all ends if mankind will not repent and be converted, and if this conversion does not come from rulers of the world and of the Church. Woe and greater woe to mankind if conversion does not occur.@
Our Lady of the Roses stated on April 29, 1992: "I gave Lucy the Revelation as a temporary secretC as I revealed [the Third Secret] to you on two occasions. Make a concerted effort to bring its entirety to Our children on earth. The hierarchy have not listened to My counselC thirty-two years lost in indecision and fear of exposure. The Faith is shattered for many."
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