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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Story that Pope Ordered Secrecy on Priest Crimes for 20 Years Finally Getting into Mainstream Media

In spite of a concerted international effort to spin the news in other directions by the Vatican, the story of Ratzinger-Benedict's full involvement in Church Handling of Priest Pedophilia Crimes is getting into the news.

In one item cited here, the SF radio reporter credits "SNAP, founded in 2002" for getting out the information, even though SNAP left the CDF information off press statements they handed out at thirty-plus events they held across the country last weekend about the Pope.

As these reports are coming out, the executives who run SNAP are in transit to Europe to do what they do there ...

Yesterday more outlets reported Ratzinger's 2001 letter to Bishops and his mismanagement of Priest Pedophilia crimes when as Cardinal Ratzinger he ran the CDF for 23 years. Thanks to Joey Piscitelli and Melanie Sakoda, activists in San Francisco, the story got on local radio and then on AlterNet, in a blog from New Mexico, then onto a story in the Guardian UK entitled "Pope Obstructed Sex Abuse Inquiry."

In Colorado the headline reads: "Pope, under fire for asking Bishops to keep sex cases secret" and it is dated March 13th. I guess they figure things out early in Colorado Springs, home of the main U.S. Air Force military command.

First, from a transcript of the KCBS radio report from San Francisco yesterday:


The pope, meanwhile, continues to be under fire for a 2001 Vatican letter they sent to all Bishops advising them that all cases of sexual abuse of minors must be forwarded to his then-office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
The cases were to be subject to Pontificale secret ....Source:

.... Pope Benedict XVI faced claims last night he had 'obstructed justice' after it emerged he issued an order Ensuring the church's investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret. The order was made in a confidential letter, Obtained by The Observer, which was sent to every Catholic bishop in May 2001.

It asserted the church's right to hold its inquiries behind closed doors and keep the evidence confidential for up to 10 years after the victims reached Adulthood. The letter was signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected as John Paul II's successor last week.

Lawyers acting for abuse victims claim it was designed To prevent the allegations from becoming public knowledge or being investigated by the police. They Accuse Ratzinger of committing a 'clear obstruction of justice. "

The letter, 'concerning very grave sins', was sent from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that once presided over the Inquisition and was over F by Ratzinger.

Spells it out to Bishops the Church's position on a number of matters ranging from celebrating the eucharist with a non-Catholic Thurs sexual abuse by a Cleric 'with a minor below the age of 18 years'. Ratzinger's letter states that the church can claim jurisdiction in cases where abuse has been 'perpetrated with a minor by a Cleric' ...


Then to make things more out of Vatican PR control, the story about the letters and the KCBS San Francisco Report showed up on AlterNet on Soapbox, not by me, but by a different blogger who is a "School Counselor and a Mental Health Counselor in Gallup, New Mexico."

His blog is what I saw this morning and Had to Link Up and hope everyone else who reads this then links up too. (If you can get the radical HTML to work.)

There has been a concerted effort to keep this information out of the news about the 2001 letter and Ratz's running of the CDF for 20 years before becoming pope.

And they would have succeeded.

If corporations ran the media the way they do now and there was no internet, these dweebs would have gotten away with hiding most of the information about the Pope's involvement.

Thanks to the Internet, and individuals who can not keep silent, the truth will still get out.

It was a New Mexico blogger this time, not Jay Nelson, not me, but someone with no agenda, just a human being getting out news that needs to be reported.


SOMETIHNG HAPPENED TO THE HTML on this story, I am trying to fix it, but it keeps breaking again. It keeps inserting words I did not write and then messing with the links. I'm still working on it ...

It's driving me crazy still an hour later. It keeps changing words and when I make a correction, the mistake I corrected a half hour ago comes back.

WHat the FU--???
Never give up
Link to Original Blog on AlterNet that sparked this post:

Above is one of many links I recovered from the HTML attack, or whatever that was this AM here. Sorry if some of the links got lost in the reconstruction of the post...

It's Sunday I'm outta here
Whoops one more, as this got removed during the HTML attack, I am putting it back in. I wrote last week at City of Angels 2 about the Vatican attempts to stifle news about the CDF and the 2001 letter here:

Friday, March 19, 2010

2 Journalists on their own try to get out whole story of Pope collusion and coverup of pedophile priest crimes

So it was just me and Jay Nelson, trying to get our small unfinanced voices into the news, last weekend, releasing the part of the story where the Pope was involved in collusion and coverup of pedophile priest crimes since at least the turn of the century.SNAP ignored the CDF in its 30-plus press events last weekend.


Anonymous said...

It is time for the Vatican to close its' doors. They are a disgrace and do not represent Jesus Christ. These priests must be subject to criminal law and turned over to the authorities. I can't see how anyone can trust the Catholic Church after all this. No more.

Anonymous said...

I was born a Catholic. The Catholic Church was established by Jesus, through Peter. Peter would be the first to stand against these lies and coverups from the Vatican, and mainly, Pope Benedict.
I still say the Rosary daily, and go to Mass, once a month.I have not given them one dime, in 7 years, nor will I, until the Pope admits he lied, and starts to remove the cover on this horrible thing. The Catholic Church' light will abundantly shine again.
Until then I will do my part by not giving them money(enabler), and praying for them to change.
Steve S.