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catholics, will purgatory solve the clergy sex crimes?

July 1, 2015

while catholic mindset worships their god and holy father pope francis … many wonder how it is that an establishment having murdered so many to set itself up as God’s mouthpiece, silencing those not in compliance with the emperor’s new clothes (CONSTANTINE or JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO) … is able to seduce AMERICA  … in this day? Is America so complacent about these crimes that it cannot be as Christ commanded? 

 

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

 

Take care that you don’t lose the children … Religion can provide structure but should never exceed love.

 

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http://www.snapnetwork.org/watchdog_group_alleges_pope_francis_covered_up_sex_abuse

 

“His comments reflect an archaic, defensive mindset,” said Barbara Dorris of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP.

 

 

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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.

 

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Peace and Love

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23 Comments
  1. opheliart permalink

    this isn’t about ssm … this isn’t about abortion … this isn’t about immigration … this isn’t about school vouchers for religious … this isn’t about birth control … this isn’t about religious monuments being allowed on public land … this isn’t about bakers and wedding photographers … this isn’t about gun control … this isn’t about parades or sports or vaccines … and yet, it is …

    in every way, but first …

    this is about sexually abusing—molesting—raping children AND hiding-covering it up … even lying—deceiving, silencing and manipulating. but you see, if children are being raped and abused—if children are in danger … IN A HOUSE CLAIMING ITSELF GOD’S HOUSE—IN THE HANDS OF AN INSTITUTION CLAIMING ITSELF GOD’S MOUTHPIECE … or any INSTITUTION WHERE CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT DOCTRINE THAT THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE TO BE TRUSTED … this is of very serious concern … wouldn’t you say? and can affect all other topics in the news … for, what are all these other topics, having to do with CHILDREN, if we cannot stop the abuse-the rapes-the rapists and molesters, locate them and hold them accountable for these crimes? that we can make necessary steps to help PROTECT CHILDREN from those without Conscience—those so indoctrinated they cannot see the importance of this … they cannot see the devastation caused by these sicknesses? how safe are ROMAN CATHOLIC IMMIGRANTS coming into Catholic organizations where these sicknesses are lurking … hidden … ? what is a child coming into life in an Institution, or a Society, even, where he is NOT SAFE … and has NO ONE AWARE ENOUGH TO PROTECT HIM FROM WHAT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS SIGNS ON MISUSE, ABUSE and INSOLENCE? … and the corruption that is permitted to reign … ?

    • opheliart permalink

      we have been warning for several years now … YOU WILL BE ACCUSED OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY—YOU WILL BE SEEN AS AN EVIL HAVING LIED AND DENIED … ABUSED, ACCUSED, MISUSED AND MURDERED … A PEOPLE HAVING BEEN MISLED …

  2. opheliart permalink

    was reading an article using the term ” anti-catholic” and I laughed … if something is dangerous to the people … even if it is just parts, but significant parts, are you a bigot or racist if you denounce these parts, or the mindset behind these parts? you can call us ANTI-CATHOLIC if it makes YOU feel better, or if it gets YOU what YOU want for YOUR agendas … but you cannot continue to deny that crimes were and are being committed (clergy sex abuse and treatment of pregnant women) and it is of a RATIONAL and ubiquitous mind to call out the parts that are of significant concern.

    I have been called anti-religion and anti-catholic in the past by catholics (not for a while though, so, maybe what we share, and what has come out in the news is starting to sink in—we can always hope) … and I have said, nope, you are wrong… I AM NOT ANTI RELIGION AND I AM NOT ANTI (PERSON WHO IS) CATHOLIC. In your UNIVERSAL MINDSET you perceive that I am anti-you, because you are “WITHIN YOUR BELIEFS-MIND” incapable of believing that your way of thinking may be flawed, and again, I draw the reader’s attention to the crimes … crimes which evolve (born from) minds claiming absolute truth on something way, way, WAY over their heads to fully comprehend—especially for every individual. So, very simply, no child wants to be raped, abused … molested and MOST parents shudder at the thought, but it is of a mindset insulated with certain teachings that believes this can’t happen to their own, or those they love … but what of thy neighbor … and what of the BEHAVIOR OF MEN PROTECTING THOSE WITH THIS SICKNESS TO SEXUALLY ABUSE CHILDREN? If you think me anti-this universal mindset then hell, yep, I AM ANTI THIS DANGEROUS MINDSET!

      • opheliart permalink

        and regarding school vouchers … whether because student is in an underperforming public school … religious recruit … or religious support their own … ONE MUST DECIDE NOT ONLY IF THE ENVIRONMENT IS SAFE FOR THE CHILD BUT IF THE TEACHINGS IN THE RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR THE CHILD …

        I have read at least a half a dozen posters on religious topics/articles say they currently teach children in their CATHOLIC school/churches, but their posts are hate-filled and full of insulated and what we find to be DANGEROUS MINDSET … INDOCTRINATION, it’s called, in case you are not aware. This is of concern.

  3. opheliart permalink

    SEEMS THE RCC HIRES ANYONE … YES?

    Rev. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang … if he was a TRUE DISCIPLE OF CHRIST, HE WOULD NOT BE SUING ,,, HE WOULD BE FORGIVING … 😉

    Sorry, Jaing, you have been caught … guilty as charged … and it will come out that you are not being honest … and the RCC is going to look EVEN WORSE!

    • opheliart permalink

      which reminds me … what happened to me in TWO PARISHES … one an ART SHOW WHERE MY ART WAS CENSORED ILLEGALLY … I could have sued, but I did not …

      these men and women will be getting back exactly what they put out …

      • opheliart permalink

        and it wasn’t just a taking of my work and changing it and removing almost all of it then BEHIND MY BACK posting it for the viewers and lying about it … the MALPRACTICE was also the conversation I had with the priest prior to the show … HE SOWED NO LOVE
        ——showed no CONCERN, and did not offer to me what he had promised—instead he did everything in his power to insult and wound me. And guess what? in the midst of this betrayal, he was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery for cancer! how about that? coincidence? we do not believe in coincidences …

    • opheliart permalink

      Current statistics on religion are unavailable because religious surveys were eliminated from government census reports after 1967. Religious leaders and sociologists estimate that Muslim and Christian communities are approximately equal in size, each accounting for 30 to 40% of the population, with the remainder consisting of practitioners of other faiths, indigenous religions, and people of no religion.[124]

      According to recent estimates 35% of the population is Muslim, 30% is Christian and 35% practice the Traditional African religion in the mainland while more than 99% in Zanzibar are Muslim.[125] Of Muslims, 16% are Ahmadiyya, 20% are non-denominational Muslims, 40% are Sunni, 20% are Shia and 4% are Sufi.[126]

      The Christian population is mostly composed of Roman Catholics. Among Protestants, the large number of Lutherans, Pentecostals, Adventists and Moravians point to the German past of the country, while the number of Anglicans point to the British history of Tanganyika. All of them have had some influence in varying degrees from the Walokole movement (East African Revival), which has also been fertile ground for the spread of charismatic and Pentecostal groups.[127]

      On the mainland, Muslim communities are concentrated in coastal areas, with some large Muslim majorities also in inland urban areas especially and along the former caravan routes. A large majority of the Muslim population is Sunni. The Islamic population of Dar es Salaam, the largest and richest city in Tanzania, is composed of mainly Sunni Muslim.

      There are also active communities of other religious groups, primarily on the mainland, such as Buddhists, Hindus, and Bahá’ís. Wikipedia

  4. opheliart permalink

    to rns – silk’s article on colorado/school vouchers

    Betty Clermont Jul 1, 2015 at 7:18 am
    I endorse yours and Larry’s opinions. However, the Catholic bishops have wealth and clout far greater than the un-unified evangelicals. In every state they have paid lobbyists known as Catholic Conferences for taxpayer support of their schools as well as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which does so on an national basis. They also have a multitude of proxy organizations they fund to carry out their political agendas.

    • opheliart permalink

      so, you see … why it very difficult for members of SNAP and bishopaccountability.org and THE VICTIMS to get GOVERNMENT AND THE RCC TO INVESTIGATE THE BISHOPS—THE CHURCH AND …
      these brothers are of the same milking …

      • opheliart permalink

        actually, we look forward to these men out of the way … and SOCIETY IN AGREEMENT ON THE DANGERS …

        which makes me wonder … how much do you think the CATHOLIC BISHOPS ARE MAKING OFF THOSE TANZANIA MINES? Obviously they care nothing about the life of these poor children … their mindset has demonstrated its interests time and time again!

  5. opheliart permalink

    RE: Rev. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang

    and here are 2 Roman Catholic responses (how very kind and sweet of them in their concern for the CHILDREN in this case … there was a girl involved, too? yes-no? the one he … raped—did he rape her? … maybe they better do their homework before they spit their patriarchal, unsympathetic bull …)

    Bill Guentner July 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm
    Great. It is about time to fight back against those who see the Church as a bank to which they can take money by filing false charges. Go Father, and may God be with you.

    and

    JR July 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm
    Good for the priest….I hope he wins millions.

  6. opheliart permalink

    we will tear down your decaying planks piece by piece … as your house is not fit for the children to be in … it is a danger to humanity

    so please … quickly say your good-byes and flee

    • opheliart permalink

      all those undermining the children … to protect INSTITUTION, PARISH, SCHOOL … PRIEST, BISHOP, ARCHDIOCESE …POPE … will be seen as THE ABUSERS, DENIERS, LIARS … and may God help you … if He even knows you …

      …22″Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23″And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

      hey, when you use the Writings to deny>>>>>right back at you

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