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June 29, 2015

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http://news.yahoo.com/justices-allow-hearings-north-carolina-capital-cases-135118821–politics.html

 

no, folks … “an eye for an eye” has NOTHING to do with the death penalty for crimes

 

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3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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2 For he says,

“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

 

Peace and Love

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  1. opheliart permalink

    38″You have heard that it was said, ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.’ 39″But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.…

    an eye for an eye is SYMBOLIC, and refers to the test of the carriage

  2. opheliart permalink

    http://www.businessinsider.com/texas-attorney-general-county-clerks-in-texas-can-refuse-to-marry-same-sex-couples-2015-6

    you see, folks … people cannot separate themselves from their SYSTEM OF BELIEF … no matter what VOCATIONAL TITLE THEY WEAR. this is why we spoke on the vocational priest verses the Spiritual, which is that of the royal priesthood spoken of in the Writings. anyone can be academically trained to be a VOCATIONAL PRIEST … and as the world is witnessing, these are not the holiest of men, and neither are their popes, bishops, cardinals and pastors … who wear the cloak of proclamation to their INSTITUTIONS—-THESE WERE NEVER WHAT CHRIST CALLED IN HIS APOSTLESHIP … never. this is not saying there were not men and women of worth and service to God—Spirit brought in for movement … for breaking away … for challenging the BELIEF SYSTEM. some were called within to draw out the mire … some were to move the masses for SPIRITUAL WELL BEING, but the task is immense and the road not paved as my dream of long ago shared (the Great Waterfall)

    • opheliart permalink

      but Spirit cannot align with dishonesty and product of ill repute

  3. opheliart permalink

    what will America do with all the CHILDREN caught up in the whirl of this devilish propaganda—the evil eyes beckoning the carriages of the youth to terrorize and destroy? drop a bomb on all of these? drug them to death? zap them with electric until they fry?

    AMERICA, what are you allowing the Youth to feed on that brings them to the place of sickness? telling them to cut the heads and drop the bombs and pull the trickers that others suffer and die and suffer more?

    IS YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE LIVES OF MILLIONS?

    • opheliart permalink

      what DECEIVES our YOUTH?

      • opheliart permalink

        you see, evil wants people to kill … it feeds on hate, lethargy, ignorance … denial … judgement

        what makes it so difficult for man to look, see … what is BEHIND these terrible acts … and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? could it be that these are his pillows, his buddies, his armbands, his power and his pride? could it be that he lives in denial … ? could it be that he prefers complacency? maybe his pews give him the self-rightness he needs to be complacent … or looking the other way … or maybe the INSTITUTION—its DOCTRINE—teaches him that he is saved, or will be saved in his purgatory and he need not worry about these affairs that stymy Society … horrify, and terrorize and … use … for its own gain.

  4. opheliart permalink

    religious news posts fran desiring chewing leaves … and this is news? our youth are already intoxicated enough with the deception of DOCTRINE that deceives and this is news?

    it is called: look at our gods … look away from the murders and please, for our INSTITUTION’s sake, look away from the CLERGY SEX ABUSE! we don’t want the world to know what EVIL lives within our houses!

    • opheliart permalink

      shame on religious news … shame on you for paying into the lethargy and the denial

      • opheliart permalink

        heads are being severed … bombs are exploding … our youth are shooting people in theaters and churches and schools and … religious news posts mr pop-up pope planning to chew leaves … is this to show he is earthy? 😀

  5. opheliart permalink

    continued propaganda for their god of institution: “THE CHURCH”

    Jay June 28, 2015 at 11:38 pm
    “The Catholics will still pray to the Lamb of God at the Mass and then go home to happily eat a leg of lamb…”

    You do know that we eat the Lamb of God at Mass as well, right?

    Also, since Jesus ate animals during His time on Earth, it’d be a bit much for Pope Francis to say that it is sinful all of a sudden, don’t you think?

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    they eat the lamb of god (their doctrinal biases) then go out and murder—is this how it is supposed to work, RCs? you did torture and murder while eating this—yes? your history demonstrates a caliphate mind … what say you about this, Jay? And you have no proof of Jesus eating meat.

    What is it about you people that you just make up things to serve your gods?

    • opheliart permalink

      PEOPLE, HOW MUCH LONGER WILL YOU ALLOW LIES AND DECEPTION TO RULE IN THE NAME OF “THE CHURCH” … ? These groups raised their young in the hell of seduction … brutality, torture, murder …

      THINK ABOUT THIS … ALL THE INSTITUTIONS BORN FROM DOCTRINE/POLICY THAT USED POWER-MONGERING AND ABUSE … TORTURE AND MURDER … POLITICS … to gain control of the masses is what?

      gee, tough question … ? What continues to deceive by NEVER changing their Doctrine?

  6. opheliart permalink

    entry: Monday, June 20, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

    another article on rns that is NOT quite showing matters as they are

    bernie sanders—atheist? not what I heard yesterday while listening to him speak. regarding his age, (health) he said: THANK GOD … (YES, HE ACTUALLY SAID THIS, CATHY!) … I HAVE BEEN BLESSED … (2x he said this in reference to God) … so … are we at rns being secretive about things or are we without knowledge about candidate … not having done homework?

    • opheliart permalink

      would it be so damn hard for a journalist to actually interview the candidate to get the truth?

      • opheliart permalink

        but do know that author of the article used the word “religion” not believer in God or believer in Spirit (of Spirit), but was using a photo of sanders as if he is an ATHEIST

        a bit confusing wouldn’t you say?

        and no, there will never be an avowed atheist as president … why? 🙂 something comes and no one with any sense and reason will claim non belief … and be taken seriously 😀 …
        as for religion … well, that is just part of man’s credentials.

  7. opheliart permalink

    regarding sanders … I read on religious news a while back “he is a fan of pope fran” … right off the bat this made me leery: a non religious candidate a fan of the leader of one of the largest and most RELIGIOUS organization/INSTITUTIONS in the world … ? what struck us as disingenuous was this intent to throw in the catholic “look-aid” for the world to lap up, and confuse … yes, confuse, as we know that pope fran and the rcc does not plan to change its doctrine … this is most clear (as they believe this infallible) … so, the position of women? health care and PROPER CARE IN CATHOLIC HOSPITALS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN is highly questionable and of very serious concern … their stance on a number of issues involving SOCIETY AT LARGE is in question, ESPECIALLY THEIR LACK OF PROPER INVESTIGATION AND HANDLING OF THE CLERGY SEX ABUSE … so … if sanders is a fan of a man with a criminal record (see NCR, SNAP, bishopaccountability.org and others on pope fran’s denial, refusal and treatment of the clergy abuse of children in Argentina) … well, this does not present him as a caring, trustworthy leader for our country and certainly not one having done his homework if he is unaware of the bishop’s history!

    tis a shame, you see … because sanders saying THANK GOD and I have been blessed … sounded to us to be sincere … but his hero worship (based on religious news info) is most definitely suspect … 😦

  8. opheliart permalink

    http://news.yahoo.com/diddys-son-quincy-calls-fathers-arrest-hiccup-160351134.html

    you push that aside? you worry about that later?

    wow, who taught him this slice of pie? no wonder the youth are struggling

      • opheliart permalink

        lol … read the link … “sen-bernie-sanders-predicts-hell-win-white-house

        bernie sanders predicts hell win white house? 😀

    • opheliart permalink

      what teaches that you can worry about your crimes later? purgatory? absolutions by a vocationalist of religion? hmm …
      is it the catholic mind that says: I need not concern myself with my offenses now … my crimes … the betrayals … broken agreements … I will find a way to accuse those I offended then set myself up in a false marriage and parade self to world …

      purgatory will purify me sometime later …
      but what of those hurt and abused? lied to? betrayed? the priest cannot save you no matter what he claims — no matter what hand waving he does … no matter what cross he swings and what incense he burns or what dress he wears inside those religious rooms where no FEMALE DARE ENTER …

      put away the things of the child and be honest, please … what will YOU do to make amends for your crime(s) … and how will you do this without UNDERSTANDING these?

  9. opheliart permalink

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michele-somerville/pope-francis-women-priests_b_3976541.html

    no, … ain’t gonna happen … what will happen is a very wide door opening to reveal more than just the emperor’s new clothes! we get that you are catholic and like it. it’s a feel good place … but there are things you seem unaware in … and this, my dear, will rock you to the core …

    warn-warn-warn but the feeding remains insulated. where are my dear artists who once spoke so strongly on these matters? playing in false marriages? after having made commitments … 😦

    • opheliart permalink

      not what I was referring to, but the issue cannot be denied—-isn’t that right, Catholics?

      http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/portrait-of-pope-benedict-xvi-made-of-condoms-draws-complaints-in-milwaukee/?_r=0

      • opheliart permalink

        here are some of their responses:

        Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN June 30, 2015 at 5:44 am
        “Art?” I say it is an insult. It is obscene even for people who have no religious sensitivities at all. The Church isn’t trying to be mean about the use of condoms. The Church is carrying out its God-given command to abstain from all immorality. Of course, this stance isn’t going to be popular in a world here “anything goes.” But the, the Church isn’t seeking popularity, but obedience to God and love of neighbor. The world will reply, “Love of neighbor?!” Yes, love of newborn and of God Who only wants what is best for His children! The sexual impulse is strong, but like man, it, too, is fallen. A person is not to give in to these impulses, except in marriage and even then it must be moderated. Prayer is the only way to overcome these out of control impulses as it is constant prayer and vigilance that is necessary for control of other evil impulses (such as murder, theft, lying, gluttony, etc.), as well.

        Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN June 30, 2015 at 5:59 am
        “Art?” I say it is an insult. It is obscene even for people who have no religious sensitivities at all. The Church isn’t trying to be mean about the use of condoms. The Church is carrying out its God-given command to abstain from all immorality. Of course, this stance isn’t going to be popular in a world where “anything goes.” But the Church isn’t seeking popularity, but obedience to God and love of neighbor. The world will reply, “Love of neighbor?!” Yes, love of neighbor and of God Who only wants what is best for His children! The sexual impulse is strong, but like man, it, too, is fallen from grace in the Garden of Eden, when man and woman decided what was right and wrong, rather than God (“Tree of knowledge of good and evil.”). A person is not to give in to these impulses, except in marriage and even then it must be moderated. Prayer is the only way to overcome these out of control impulses as it is constant prayer and vigilance that is necessary for control…

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        Greg1 June 30, 2015 at 5:32 am
        I find it odd how the Left expresses their hatred for the Catholic Church. You can almost see the fangs come out in these types of things.

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        JR June 30, 2015 at 6:53 am
        Thank God Catholics do not react to these grotesque images as Islam would. I’m dumbfounded the museum would embrace this artist’s deformed “message through art” mind, and that the public would care to even see it. Is this supposed to prod the Church to change its Teachings on contraception, to embarrass it into submission? As if.
        The Church teaches morality in the manner God would. It cannot make exceptions for the dubious claim that condoms would eliminate AIDS in Africa. Is this fame seeking artist aware of this, or just an atheistic drone believing her work is of any value short of shock?
        Do museums accept all things controversial for the dollar? Then frame the Muhammed cartoons and display them alongside Benedict’s “portrait”.
        Or why not create a portrait of Obama using cotton and watermelon?
        Absolutely disgraceful…..shame on all citizens of Milwaukee.

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        Betty Clermont June 30, 2015 at 10:15 am
        There will always be fundamentalists who see dogma as more important than saving people’s lives. I only wish the exhibit pictured Pope Francis instead since he shares Benedict’s opposition to contraceptives to alleviate the suffering of the poor in Africa and elsewhere.

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        JR June 30, 2015 at 10:47 am
        What a bizarre attitude, Betty. Should we murder all Muslims because a minority are terrorists? Why wouldn’t that be a solution to the suffering of the world today? Does Pope Benedict’s teaching stop any African from using contraceptives? Why should he, or any Pope, violate the natural law to addresses a disease that has many more alternative cures? Marital fidelity, chastity, abstaining from sex, human dignity, moral behavior, are but a few of the answers for AIDS. The Church cannot sanction an evil for an assumed good outcome……it would be contradicting itself.

        all from rns

  10. opheliart permalink

    if interested in gnostic verse, one place to start is in this authors views, although our courtship in the Spiritual is not mended to the cloaks of the Religions of man … there is quality of fruits in much of their experience and arts, esp Roman Catholicism, and is why we trace this system and challenge its memory to remind it of the days of bloodshed and the ignorance and malpractices of its heros … there comes the Day of Restitution … and WHAT BELONGS TO SPIRIT RETURNS TO {THIS} …

    THE LIVING UNIVERSE by Duane Elgin, page 61- , under Judeo-Christian Views

    To explore the connection between Christianity and the cosmos, it is important to begin by acknowledging theological complexity of Christianity, with its many voices, institutions, and shifting emphases over time.
    As theologians reexamine Christian history, one of the themes being explored is the idea that God not only creates and sustains the universe, but that the universe actually participates in the “being” of God. Here are quotes from the Bible that suggests a view of “God” as a divine spiritual presence that creates the universe and continues to be present in it.

    In him we live, and move, and have our being …. We are his offspring.
    ——- Acts 17:28

    Through him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through him.

    ——- John 1:13

    Peace and Love

    • opheliart permalink

      maybe the faithful interested in knowledge and desiring MOVEMENT will move out of the ssm rants and tantrums, arguments, dialogue and diatribe, and ignite a new controversy—one far more provocative and far more instrumental in getting man from HERE to THERE … or from THERE to HERE … depending on your place of focus 🙂 … because … Religionists quoting bible verses will only be able to accept the marital status unlike theirs if they are CHALLENGED DIFFERENTLY

      you see, one cannot put new wine into old wineskins, folks … don’t you see ?and what is IN THE WAY of man moving?

      you can fight til you are black and blue but nothing will change until LIGHT shines on the Word and Light cannot shine if what? man does not understand his place … where he is … and if he does not understand WHAT IS GOD

      • opheliart permalink

        Schism will happen … so, you who continue to play games online causing quarrels which continue to brew bad drink are nothing more than back patters—generally your own. Show your worth, priest, and MOVE!

        we have little respect for those who serve the unjust in seats of power while sitting on his own pile of treasure throwing stones

  11. opheliart permalink

    They love their comfort spots atop these treasure piles where people find them charming and cute and very hip or cool, but what are these men really giving or even giving up that demonstrates they are HONEST and DESIRE CHANGE? the RC priests continue to plod along in the doldrums thinking they are a favored bunch … REAL EASY TO LOOK THE GOOD GUY WHEN YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH ….

    you don’t fool us, priests … you could move but you are afraid of losing that nice comfy spot, aren’t you? you applaud things like ssm while your fan club shuffles along behind you running your errands and doing your laundry. sheesh … what a load of dung! They continue to keep the people trained to come in for those ‘spirit meds’ … designed to keep them strapped to the side of the priest’s legs …

    LET YOUR YES BE YES AND YOUR NO BE NO, PRIESTS, AND STOP THE HYPOCRISY IN YOUR CLANS! You look pathetic wearing that silly cloth!

  12. opheliart permalink

    we read of priests disagreeing with rc doctrine … the ordination discriminations … the treatment of women in catholic hospitals all over the world … the bad penmanship … the clergy child sex abuse … the mishandling of funds … corruption in the vatican … bully bishops and higher ups, so … years and years and no change and … why are they still serving the dictator? no, God? (they think) um, no … priests, let your yes be yes and your no be no … DID JESUS SAY TO STAY IN THE HALLS ON WORLDLY POWERS AND UNJUST MEANS? why do you feed the carnage? why are you still clinging to the old skins of those unwilling to move? what? the people need to for what? um, you continue to feed into the what? uh-hum … you have a nice little nest egg there—a nice business going … either through some new age cult practices and meditations or your books sell better and faster with the name catholic priest on it … hmm … yes, we see much in your formulas …

    • opheliart permalink

      well, guess what? something is on its way that it going to dash your pretty little cake toppings all to pieces, and it ain’t the recent ssm issues … something comes that will call YOU into questioning … yes … and where you be?

      • opheliart permalink

        yes, we are onto the little tricks … so EASY these days … right? with social media?

        something thrashing in the news? just tweet a few lines and shazam! you got yourself known …. you steal the money go back to your pie and no one sees the hypocrisy? of you continuing to pay into and service the very thing you USED to make your sales …. your own catholic members, too and they don’t even realize they have been taken in and used … and you did not even need to say anything profound! it is what any civil sounding person wanting to sell books with the CATHOLIC PRIEST LABEL ON IT … helps the brothers, you know … helps to soften the LIES and the HYPOCRISY of THE CHURCH OF ROME…
        isn’t that correct, priest?

        you see now why we don’t use those methods … It’s just not our way to tweet tweet tweet with the big INSTITUTIONS backing us 😉

  13. opheliart permalink

    http://news.yahoo.com/first-beheads-two-women-syria-monitor-073538672.html

    sickening display of systems of belief … what we witness is what it was like for those opposing, but not always, as some were falsely accused of this (also see woman stoned to death for being falsely accused of burning the Koran)… system of rule—including the Roman Catholic Church when it used an horrific display of terrorist acts against people to show their power, control … one, true belief system—a universal mindset as sole authority.

    don’t be willfully ignorant on this and don’t be in denial. THIS IS WHAT IT WAS/IS LIKE FOR PEOPLE FOR CENTURIES! Under this caliphate. The RCC has a lot of blood and abuse on its hands … evil continues …

    • opheliart permalink

      It fed this system (mindset—beliefs and practices) … CRUCIFYING THE CHRIST … as Christ came to lead us out of this mindset—OUT OF THESE HORRORS OF INQUISITION AND BLOODY CRUSADES. Don’t you see? Catholics may not be acting as their superiors, but they did not rise up and move out of this institutionalized setting because they became indoctrinated—believing they needed and need this dogma to be saved from hell. But what are they now facing? SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN NUMBERING IN THE BILLIONS! Yes, for centuries this has been going on … AND … MURDER of women in Catholic Hospitals—still … yes—STILL! And stealing the babes right out of the wombs of these women—SPAIN and elsewhere! Selling them. Trafficking children—mothers—young women—sex.

      And you are proud to call yourself a Roman Catholic? This is unfathomable. The world will soon see you as the evil partner in CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY … it is coming.

      If you could not see that your own priests were raping and sexually abusing your children, and your bishops, also hiding these terrible crimes, and your popes … how do you know that your priests, bishops, cardinals and popes are not STILL feeding and fueling these CRIMES? You don’t know where your money and your votes are going—do you? Most of the money sent to Teresa of Calcutta’s ministry ended up where? The Vatican Bank? So … what are you paying into that you are unaware of? What do you continue to feed and fuel?

      YOU HAVE NO VISION … no hearing in these halls of criminal acts … and it looks very much like you choose to pay into these nefarious acts … suspicious, criminal and your complacency is no excuse for not rising up and demanding ANSWERS.

      • opheliart permalink

        Catholics, look at your authority—RC Doctrine—men in dresses claiming apostolic authority. Excuse me? DID THE APOSTLES CALLED BY CHRIST EVER MURDER? DID THEY EVER SET UP INSTITUTION TO ENSLAVE THE MASSES? TO CRUCIFY—DENY VOICE—BURY MINA—DENY WOMEN—BREED WOMEN TO INCREASE NUMBERS FOR INSTITUTION—ALLOW WOMEN TO DIE FROM LACK OF PROPER CARE—SEXUALLY ABUSE AND RAPE CHILDREN?

        Get this … this just astounds people when we tell them this: the RCC offered converts in INDIA (couples) education for the FIFTH child they have. THE FIFTH CHILD! Seriously? My God, India of all places … and they think their pope is concerned about the Environment?
        BREED-BREED-BREED us numbers say the men in powerful positions. These are unstable men having no CONSCIENCE!

        Why not the first child and allow for these families to get out from under the poverty and oppression, and help those worse off in their class system economy? Oh, wait, the RCC is ALSO A CLASS SYSTEM ECONOMY … didn’t you see this? IT IS SO OBVIOUS, FOLKS! Look at you—your system … how the Archdiocese and the Vaticants live … and do know these men are worried about this … people seeing this for what it is … they can fool the poor people desperate for what little the archdiocese gives them … but the THINKING, MORE CIVILIZED, OF SOCIETY WHO ARE NOT USING THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND OTHERS LIKE THIS FOR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL GAIN … ARE SAYING—CRIMINAL … uh-yep, these are crimes against humanity—-trafficking, manipulation … deceptive practices for control in countries … for that SOLE AUTHORITY, but they ARE losing … and they will lose … and where will you be?

  14. opheliart permalink

    Our Youth, if not overcome by evil, ask, “so, where did all of this come from … this idea to act as sole authority and attack others … crusade and carry on these inquisitions?” Their history books tell them this. They ask, “well, do these religious sects teach to do this? some online and in many groups say that the writings are to blame—that and those indoctrinated by men advertising these.” They ask, “where do they get the idea to abuse and murder and take control of villages? I don’t get this from the teachings of Jesus.” And they would be correct: Jesus NEVER taught this—never.

    Will you continue to allow darkness? Ignorance on the Truth of the Writings to carry on? You do realize you are allowing this by continuing to SUPPORT AND PAY INTO mindset of old wineskin, don’t you?

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    the catholic’s “spiritual” leader, pope fran, former pope benedict … former pope John Paul II, the newly chosen CUPICH as archbishop for chicago … as NOTHING CHANGES IN THE VATICAN MIND ON DOCTRINE … whether the catholics vote democrat, republican or not at all …

    and there is pope fran’s choice in chile (barros) suspected of hiding crimes … and, of course, even pope fran himself when he was assigned these similar roles in argentina, and the world says:
    ah, our prophet … a man of peace … an honest and humble man who is pastoral in his approach, but the victims at the hands of these men say NO, not true!

    Victims Blast Cupich for Fr. Mccormack Case Statement

    SNAP
    April 8, 2015

    http://www.snapnetwork.org/victims_blast_cupich_for_fr_mccormack_case_statement

    Archbishop Blase Cupich showed today that he deals with clergy sex crimes and cover ups no better than his predecessor did.

    Two more civil abuses and cover up lawsuits are being filed tomorrow against the archdiocese for the dreadfully deceitful and reckless way top Catholic officials kept Fr. Daniel McCormack on the job around unsuspecting families despite repeated warnings and “red flags” of inappropriate behavior.

    Instead of a truly pastoral response, Cupich’s public relations team repeated the old “distancing” maneuvers that Catholic bishops have used for decades when discussing predator priests.

    “Daniel McCormack is no longer a priest,” archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Burritt said in a statement. “He was removed from public ministry in February of 2006 and laicized (removed from the priesthood) in November 2007.”

    That’s common knowledge. That tells no one anything that’s helpful.

    Wouldn’t it have been reassuring had Cupich shown real courage and compassion and told his public relations team to say something like:

    “I won’t be satisfied until every single McCormack victim has been found and helped and until every single McCormack enabler on the church payroll has been exposed and punished.

    “Since McCormack spent time in the Gary Indiana diocese, I am asking my colleague there, Bishop Donald Hying, to join me in aggressively begging every single person who may have suffered, suspected or suffered crimes by McCormack, or cover ups by church officials, to speak up, expose wrongdoers, call police, get help, protect others, deter deceit and start healing. We’re putting notices in every single parish bulletin in the archdiocese urging those with information or suspicions about McCormack to come forward to police and prosecutors now.”

    But no such luck. Cupich, who works hard to be seen as a “reformer,” sent out today the same old carefully-crafted, lawyer-written boilerplate statement implying that he has little power to do anything about McCormack at this point and let’s all just forget about it.

    It’s very disappointing.

    Ironically, Cupich’s statement on McCormack came out on the same day Pope Francis, in a homily, said

    “All of us adults are responsible for children . . .when it is a question of children, we should not hear those formulas of office legal defense such as: “after all, we are not a welfare entity”; or “In privacy, each one is free to do what he wishes”; or also “we don’t like it, we can’t do anything.” These words are not right when it is a question of children.”

    But that’s precisely what Cupich is saying about McCormack. Instead of doing something helpful, Cupich ducks and dodges and pretends to be powerless, saying what the Pope himself admits is wrong to say: “we can’t do anything.”

    As SNAP president Barbara Blaine said a few months ago:

    “Many assume that the public knows all about the Fr. McCormack case. It does not. We are convinced there is crucial information about how Chicago Catholic officials dealt with this notorious predator that church figures are still hiding. Just as important, we believe, is information about others clerics who committed and concealed awful crimes against kids that is similarly still being hidden.”

    “Archdiocesan officials have put out a very sanitized version of how they handled pedophile priests. Parents, police, parishioners, prosecutors and the public deserve more. We hope this new, ground-breaking suit will pry that helpful information out of the files, hands and mouths of current and former top Catholic officials here.”

    “Kids are still being assaulted by Catholic clergy. Bishops are still hiding predator priests. So something more and new must be tried so that more of the truth can be revealed, more of the wrongdoers can be exposed, and more of the vulnerable can be protected.”

    (SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We were founded in 1988 and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

    Contact – David Clohessy 314-566-9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org, Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747, bblaine@SNAPnetwork.org

    Two new lawsuits to be filed over alleged McCormack sexual abuse

    Posted: 04/08/2015, 02:36pm | Jordan Owen

    Two more lawsuits will be filed Thursday against the Archdiocese of Chicago, alleging sexual abuse by convicted child molester and defrocked priest Daniel McCormack.

    The lawsuits, filed on behalf of “John T. Doe 24” and “John M. Doe,” will be filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday by the law offices of Lyndsay A. Markley, according to a statement from the law firm.

    One of the men alleges he was abused on and off between 2001 and 2006, beginning when he was 7 years old, according to the attorneys. The other alleges he was sexually abused on two occasions in 2001, when he was 14. Both were part of an after-school program—”Safe”—at St. Agatha Parish on the West Side.

    “Daniel McCormack is no longer a priest,” archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Burritt said in a statement. “He was removed from public ministry in February of 2006 and laicized (removed from the priesthood) in November 2007.”

    “No priest with even one substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor serves in ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago today,” Burritt added.

    McCormack was originally arrested for sex crimes in January 2006, the Sun-Times reported previously. He pleaded guilty in 2007 to abusing five children while he was a parish priest at St. Agatha. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

    Last year, McCormick was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in a 2005 incident involving a boy who was a minor at the time, according to the Sun-Times. He was denied bond in that case and is being held at a treatment center.

    Each six-count suit seeks more than $300,000 in damages.

  16. opheliart permalink

    okay, now … ask yourselves why so many are pushing the pope fran package if they are against catholic teaching on many of the issues erupting in religion/politics, and likely against much of the institutional aggrandizing? even with the clergy sex abuse obviously a serious issue, one that is not being properly handled by the establishments necessary for this (although Mark Silk seems not to understand the severity of this *see previous essay comments-SPIR) …

    • opheliart permalink

      what do you see? party politics? yes, this is part of it, but what else? INSTITUTIONALIZED DRAMA. we see the glee oozing from their fingertips …

      • opheliart permalink

        as if there are not more serious issues waiting for their attention …

  17. opheliart permalink

    http://news.yahoo.com/uk-royal-opera-defends-distressing-rape-scene-boos-170123540.html

    our view on this is no-no-no … hard to believe but people FEED on this and these would come just for these rape scenes … there are other ways to shed light on the terror and sickness of the acts of rape.

    please don’t ruin a powerful venue in the arts just to sell tickets … which is very much what this feels like. you do this and the money changers go eee-haa! and what you have left are those who love to watch rape, or who may even get ideas and engage in this themselves … in a more “creative” fashion …

    please, aren’t you capable of addressing these awful crimes through proper LAW ENFORCEMENT—and GOVERNMENT … ? and EDUCATING PEOPLE THROUGH OTHER MEANS?

    • opheliart permalink

      if you can’t bring people in with the talent and the tales … then its time to turn over the table—yes?

  18. opheliart permalink

    saw on silk’s article at rns —CO school vouchers

    here is an article on it:
    http://kdvr.com/2015/06/29/colorado-supreme-court-douglas-county-school-voucher-program-violates-states-constitution/

    was hearing significant turmoil regarding monies used in cities and towns for specific religious—been waiting to see when this would erupt …

  19. opheliart permalink

    entry: June 29, 2015, 9:14PM

    http://news.yahoo.com/fifa-article-draws-criticism-referring-morgans-looks-221455032–spt.html

    well, well …

    discrim aside … powerful game tonight Germany and USA—congrats USA!

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