This is a web log of quotations from articles in the news which show the bitter fruits of the Roman Catholic heresy of celibacy---forbidding priests and nuns from getting married. The Bible says:
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.The Bible does not forbid preachers from getting married, but rather encourages bishops to marry and have children.
1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.The Roman Catholic doctrine of celebicy forces Catholic leaders into situations in which they have no righteous means to satisfy sexual desires, and are therefore tempted to practice sexual perversions---as the following quotations show. My comments, if any, will be in square brackets.
Mar 29, 7:07 AM EST; Trial Begins in Clergy Sex Abuse Case; By TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press Writer
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) -- Diocese officials in Northern California nurtured a policy of secrecy, negligence and disregard for children's safety that led to the sexual abuse of two altar boys more than 20 years ago, an attorney argued.
In opening statements in a civil trial that could influence similar cases across the state, plaintiff's attorney Rick Simons told jurors Monday that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland gave the Rev. Robert Ponciroli a "green light" to sexually molest and abuse children.
"This was not an isolated incident," Simons said. "We will ask for a verdict that imposes full responsibility on the defendant ... recognizing that this was not an accident, but a policy of knowing disregard."
The case involves two former altar boys who sued the Oakland diocese in one of numerous lawsuits in Northern California that brought under a state law passed in 2002. The law rolled back the statute of limitations, allowing alleged victims to file claims against the church by Dec. 31, 2003. Similar consolidated lawsuits are pending in Los Angeles and San Diego.
The Oakland diocese, which includes more than 80 parishes in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, does not deny the abuse occurred.
During his opening statement, Simons said that memos written in 1975 by Bishop Floyd Begin showed that the diocese knew of complaints that Ponciroli had molested altar boys years before he was chosen to head St. Ignatius in 1979 and allegedly molested the Thatcher brothers. (source...)
[This type problem is not going to go away for the Roman Catholic Church, as it results from that institution's heresy concerning marriage for priests.]
Pope Names Investigator for Austrian Sex Scandal; By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul, reacting unusually swiftly to a sex and child pornography scandal that has rocked the Austrian Roman Catholic Church, named a special investigator on Tuesday to probe the affair.
A brief statement said the Pope had named Bishop Klaus Kung of the Austrian city of Feldkirch to look into the problems of the Austrian diocese of St Poelten and "in particular" a seminary at the center of the scandal.
Predominantly Catholic Austria has been shocked by its worst clerical scandal in a decade, another blow for the Roman Catholic Church which has been shaken by a series of sexual abuse cases across the world.
Vienna Archbishop Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn said the Pope had acted quickly and called it an "extraordinary measure."
News that police had seized seminary computers to check for child pornography broke in May but the scandal exploded last week when news magazine Profil ran pictures of priests kissing and groping students studying for the priesthood.
The rapid Vatican response contrasted with its slow reaction to a vast sexual abuse scandal in the U.S. Church in 2002, when months passed before action was taken.
Austrian prosecutors charged a seminarian on Monday with downloading child pornography from the Internet and said he was not the only person at the seminary to have done so. ....
The Vatican is still reeling from the U.S. scandal of 2002, when it was discovered that bishops had moved priests known to have sexually abused minors from one assignment to another instead of defrocking them or reporting them to the police.
The U.S. Church has paid nearly $700 million in damages to abuse victims, including some $85 million paid out by the Archdiocese of Boston, the epicenter of the crisis.
Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston resigned in disgrace in December 2002, one year after the scandal first broke. (source...)
[Sex abuse and perversion is a worldwide problem for the Roman Catholic (false) Church, and it is caused by its false doctrine which forbids its priests and nuns to marry. This false doctrine proves that the the Roman Catholic Church has departed from the faith and is giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.]
Archdiocese in abuse lawsuits to file bankruptcy; Tuesday, July 6, 2004 Posted: 4:14 PM EDT (2014 GMT)
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- The Portland Archdiocese said Tuesday that it will file for bankruptcy, becoming the first Roman Catholic diocese in the nation to seek bankruptcy court relief in the face of accusations of sexual abuse.
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy action, planned for Tuesday afternoon, puts an immediate halt to a priest abuse case scheduled to begin in Portland on Tuesday. It involves the Rev. Maurice Grammond, who was accused of molesting more than 50 boys in the 1980s.
Plaintiffs in two lawsuits involving Grammond have sought a total of more than $160 million.
The archdiocese and its insurers already have paid more than $53 million to settle more than 130 claims by people who say they were abused by priests.
Dozens of other claims are pending, and at Tuesday's news conference, church officials said they "could not afford what the plaintiffs are asking." (source...)
[Such abuse will never end as long as Roman Catholic priests are forbidden to marry. By forbidding priests to marry, the Roman Catholic church is proving itself to be among those "giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy." The Roman Catholic church is clearly seen to be a false church---a Satanic institiution---in this matter. The Roman Catholic leadership is a hotbed of immorality and hypocricy.]
King Calls Vatican Criticism Hypocritical; Thu May 13, 1:59 PM ET; By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman who is Roman Catholic said Thursday the Vatican (news - web sites) has no right to criticize the United States for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners because of the Catholic Church's history of abusing children and covering up its actions.
"If there's anyone in the world who has no right to speak on sexual abuse, it's the Vatican," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "This is the height of hypocrisy."
King said the U.S. military's investigation into the prison abuses show America has responded admirably to the problem. In contrast, the church has not done enough to fix its own problems or apologize for them, he said. (source...)
[The Democrats also are hypocrites in this matter. They are the ones that allowed homosexuals into the military. They are the ones that believe that sexual perversion is not wrong, and that are even teaching it in the public school system. Bill Clinton is the sex pervert of sex perverts. Even his cigars were used for sex perversion---cigars he smoked while leading a campain against smoking!]
Studies: 4,392 Priests Accused of Abuse; Feb 28, 7:37 AM (ET); By RACHEL ZOLL
WASHINGTON (AP) - The two church-sanctioned studies documenting clerical sex abuse over the last half-century gave victims a bit of what they've been seeking for so long - recognition of their suffering from America's Roman Catholic bishops.
The reports concluded there were many more accused priests and abused minors than church officials had previously acknowledged, and that bishops bore much of the blame for leaving so many young people at risk. A tally released Friday said 4,392 priests had been accused in 10,667 cases of molesting minors from 1950 to 2002.
The panel of lay Catholics who oversaw the studies rebuked the prelates for their insensitivity to victims. America's top bishop called it an "urgent summons" for church leaders to help those who suffered.
In addition to the nearly 11,000 abuse claims over the decades, researchers also said that the nation's dioceses estimated there may be 3,000 additional victims who have not filed complaints.
The new data provides a startling look at what victims endured.
About half were molested for a year or more, and 17 percent of families had more than one child victimized. The researchers noted that priests who had just one claim against them often assaulted that one victim repeatedly. Relatively few priests committed only minor acts of abuse such as touching over a victim's clothes, the researchers said.
Only 2 percent of abusers were sent to prison for what they had done.
[But does the Roman Catholic Church admit that celebicy of the priesthood is wrong? No! And this abuse is not going to stop.]
Vatican Issues Report Critical of Policy; By NICOLE WINFIELD; Associated Press Writer
VATICAN CITY (AP)--The Vatican issued a report Monday by non-Catholic sex abuse experts who criticized the policy adopted by U.S. bishops of removing abusive priests from the ministry, saying it was overly harsh and would not protect the young.
The report was released days before U.S. bishops issue their own national survey on sex abuse by clergy, which is expected to find more than 4,000 American priests have been accused of molesting minors since 1950--far more than previously estimated. (source...)
[So the Catholic leadership is going to continue to protect the child molesters among them. Could it be because they are themselves child molesters? Why else would they protect the wicked, saying that punishing the wicked is "overly harsh and would not protect the young"? Only a fool would believe such an obvious lie.]
Group: CNN Showed Old Sex Abuse Report; Feb 17, 8:31 PM (ET); By RACHEL ZOLL
NEW YORK (AP) - Researchers conducting a national survey on sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Tuesday that a draft report viewed by CNN was a month old and did not contain all the data submitted by dioceses.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York said in a statement that the statistics CNN reported Monday about the abuse of minors "were apparently taken from a preliminary report completed in January 2004."
The college also said it has received new data since then, with some submitted as recently as last Friday, and that the latest information included corrections to earlier drafts of the survey.
CNN reported that 4,450 of the 110,000 U.S. clergy who served since 1950 have been accused of molesting minors. The draft report also said 11,000 abuse claims have been filed against the churchmen during that period, according to CNN.
Those figures already are higher than previously estimated by some victims' groups, the media and church officials. (source...)
[So the actual figures are actually even higher! And these figures say nothing of the other sexual immoralities committed by Roman Catholic priests. If they will molest children, they will certainly commit sodomy and fornication with other priests and nuns and other adults.]
Former Child Victim Testifies In Priest Abuse Case; Wempe Facing Several Allegations Of Molestation; POSTED: 7:14 PM PST February 9, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- A 24-year-old man testified Monday that a retired Roman Catholic priest who once served as the chaplain at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fondled him on several occasions from 1990 to 1995.
The testimony against the Rev. Michael Wempe, 63, was part of hearing to determine if the case should be sent to trial. He faces three counts of a lewd act on a child and one count of oral copulation of a person under 16.
Wempe was charged last June with molesting five boys, ages 7 to 15, between 1977 and 1986 in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties. (source...)