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Vatican intransigence

VATICAN OBSERVERS
last night speculated that Pope Benedict’s decision not to accept the resignations of Dublin auxiliary bishops Eamonn Walsh and Ray Field is an indication of a Holy See “Maginot Line” on the question of episcopal resignations in light of the clerical sex abuse scandals.
For months now, Vatican commentators have argued that the delay in accepting resignations originally tendered last Christmas indicated a reluctance to see more heads roll.
This reluctance is at least twofold. First, there is nothing the Holy See would like less than to be seen to be dismissing bishops, solely in response to pressure from the media and public opinion. Secondly, senior Vatican figures are concerned about a possible “domino effect” for the Irish hierarchy. In other words, there may still be many Irish bishops with “mishandling/bureaucratic”, sex abuse skeletons still in the cupboard who would also have to resign.
To a certain extent, say observers, the Vatican has opted to differentiate between sins of omission and sins of commission in relation to the clerical sex abuse scandal.
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Comment
I believe the pope is worried that a precedent would be set by the faithful having a say in who is to be a bishop and even maybe have a say in other areas of the church
This is unpalatable for an organization that has deemed itself un…answerable to anyone on earth
The church is in fact a business and the shareholders (us) are only paid a dividend after we die (so were promised )
What a fantastic scam and the envy of all other business on the planet
This latest development is yet another slap across the face of victims who are told in no uncertain terms where their place is in the pecking order of the Vatican’s concerns, namely at the bottom!

The Pope accepts Irish bishop’s resignation

The Pope accepts Irish bishop’s resignation


Bishop John Magee stepped aside in March 2009 after an independent report found his Cloyne Diocese had put children at risk of harm.

“I take full responsibility for the criticism of our management of issues in that report,” he said on Wednesday

Bishop Magee was found to have mishandled allegations of clerical sex abuse in his County Cork diocese.

This is hopefully the first of a long list of Bishop’s that must take full responsibility

but none of these resignations will be of any use if Cardinal Brady stays in office he must resign if the Church in Ireland is to have any future!

Response to Pope’s pastoral letter

 

Response to Pope’s pastoral letter

In the pope’s pastoral letter he says

“I urge you to examine your conscience, take responsibility for the sins you have committed, and humbly express your sorrow. Sincere repentance opens the door to God’s forgiveness and the grace of true amendment. By offering prayers and penances for those you have wronged, you should seek to atone personally for your actions. Christ’s redeeming sacrifice has the power to forgive even the gravest of sins, and to bring forth good from even the most terrible evil. At the same time, God’s justice summons us to give an account of our actions and to conceal nothing. Openly acknowledge your guilt, submit yourselves to the demands of justice, but do not despair of God’s mercy”.

This letter is a first step in the long road of renewal for the church

But the pace of this renewal is too slow, with modern methods of transmitting news, the Church is just not making the necessary changes soon enough and events will overtake it if it does not move faster.

I see nothing new that convinces me that I should allow my Daughter to be confirmed into the current institution of the church

I read a lot about what has happened but little about what changes are been made

And nothing about accountability!

I suggest that Cardinal Brady take the “obvious step” and do so now along with the rest of the Bishops that have been implicated in the abuse scandals.

“It cannot be denied that some of you and your predecessors failed, at times grievously, to apply the long-established norms of canon law to the crime of child abuse. Serious mistakes were made in responding to allegations”

“Nevertheless, it must be admitted that grave errors of judgment were made and failures of leadership occurred. All this has seriously undermined your credibility and effectiveness”

Through their failure to act, they allowed many children to be raped and be sexually abused by the pedophile priest Fr. Brendan Smith and others like him!

For anybody else in the Irish state this would be a criminal act and punishable under the criminal justice system within the State

The pope himself is also compromised as he was the Bishop in charge in his own country that turned a blind eye to abuse on boys

He too must step aside.

Only through a total revamp of the church structure can it hope to be able to enjoy the support of the people.

It is now time for the ordinary people of the church (who are the church) to decide who should become the pope and not the nominated Cardinals of pervious popes.

The time is right for to people to take back our church and decide what its future should be!

 

Copy sent to the Vatican.

Brady “No Accountability”

Brady insists he will not resign over Smyth case
Just like the corrupt politicians this shows that the top clergy are as far removed from the victims as they ever were

There is no sense of accountability only empty platitudes and well rehearsed speeches.

The Farce be with you !

Bishop’s appeal for financial aid


Every one of these pampas pi** will roast in hell before I would put my hand in my pocket to help them stay in their palaces

What cheek they should be in jail and put on the sex registry of the state.

This call again shows that jackass are out of touch with the real world why did they not ask the Pope in Rome when they were there or better still why did they not just stay there they wouldn’t be missed here.

abused over decades

 

A national memorial will be erected in Ireland for tens of thousands of children who were abused over decades in church-run institutions. So it was claimed to-day .Children’s Minister Barry Andrews said a national day of remembrance for survivors and those who died at the hands of sexual, emotional and physical torture is also being considered.

Mr Andrews insisted the Cabinet has rubber-stamped the 25 million euro (£21.5 million) plan to deal with what he branded a dark passage of Irish history.

Dark is not the word I would use here it is shameful, and what about naming the Minsters who were responsible for allowing these crimes to continue for years

Why are these people not brought before the courts of the land?

They are still enjoying massive pensions when the victims are subject to levies and dole cuts

It’s not enough to say we will do something

Action speaks louder than words, we’ve had enough of false promises!

Reply to Joan Burton TD.

Dear Joan,

 

Thank you for keeping us in the picture and your support is deeply

Appreciated by us all your invitation has being passed on

A correspondent will be in touch with the press office on behalf of Ireland’s newest community’s web portal, designed to reach all the residents associations and small communities in the country.

When finished this portal will encourage citizens to become reporters for their own communities and all this under the netzoners portal

Each “community reporter” will receive a Press ID

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And will enjoy the support of hundreds of fellow correspondents through the country!

 

Coverage will be published on the blog www.machholz.wordpress.com as well

Best wishes

Thomas Clarke

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