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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

L.A. Times Editorial May 18 Ignores Contradictions Same Day in its Own Newspaper to Buy Into Vatican Spin

As one of many adult victims of a policy that served children up to priests as an entitlement, watching the news media continue to go out on a limb to avoid saying the Catholic Church is run by criminals is astounding. I mean, how much more evidence do they need?????? From today's L.A. Times Opinion: (Note the Ad right in the middle of it. All the news that fits around the ads.)

"Last week, however, the pope sounded a dramatically different note. He told reporters accompanying him on a pilgrimage to Portugal, "The greatest persecution of the church doesn't come from enemies on the outside but is born from the sins within the church." He added, "The church needs to profoundly relearn penitence, accept purification, learn forgiveness but also justice."

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"His words have been matched by actions. The Vatican has taken control of the Legion of Christ, an ultraconservative Mexico-based order whose late founder exploited his Vatican connections to escape punishment for molesting seminarians. It also has issued guidelines that for the first time explicitly say that church officials should report instances of sexual abuse to the police. That policy has been in force in the American church for the last eight years."

The L.A. Times itself published this earlier that same day: May 18, 2010 8:29 am

"There's irony in the decision of the Vatican to fight lawsuits stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. In resisting the claims of victims from the United States, the Holy See is arguing that local bishops are not Vatican officials or employees. Whatever its validity in American law, this claim conflicts with the centralization of power in the Roman Catholic Church."

Dear L.A. Times Editors:

1. Days after that "dramatically different note," the Pope's lawyer claimed in Court that Catholic Bishops aren't employed by the Pope so that 1962 "Crimen Solicitaciones" document the Pope sent out to all the bishops may order the bishops not to talk about priest sex crimes, but the bishops did not know about it, did not likely read the document....

So who fires them?

2. The Pope swept into Mexico and sucked up all the assets of the Legionaires because they have a gazillion dollars or so worth of assets and Il Papa did not want to let go of any of that loot, considering its oversexed fallen leader Fr. Marcel Marcial was most revered for his fundraising skills.

GAWD!!!! Do we have any thinking writers anywhere in mainstream media anymore? No wonder hundreds of thousands of people poured into the Vatican last weekend. Everyone is buying the Pope's statements. People so want to believe in him, they are ignoring reality. Because he said he changed, he must have changed?


They lied to families about priests raping their children. How can you believe anything else they say on the topic???????

As one of many adult victims who was served up as a child to a priest because he could not give up a real sex life, then seeing the news media continiue to believe these guys, it's astounding.

I mean, how much more evidence do they need??????
Kay Ebeling

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