Many times I start my computer and begin a search about pedophile priests in the world and especially those in the U.S. I am often misdirected to alternate websites. Today I decided to read one of the “fake news” sites. It surely seems like there is fake, false, and misleading information everywhere. As I read the “misdirected” website, the thesis of the website was that there is anti-Catholic bias in the U.S. and isn’t this a terrible thing.
On this website there are many factual articles written about child sexual abuse by Catholic priests and ample evidence that the top authorities in the Catholic Church covered up this vile and reprehensible pedophilia. If any readers wish to read any of the published articles, simply type, Vatican, into the search box on the home page and click go. An article titled: ” The Vatican and Their Nazi Friends” remains one of the most widely read articles published on this website.
In February, 2019, Pope Francis addressed a summit relating to the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Priests. The Pope laid out a 21 point plan to combat this terrible crisis in the Catholic Church throughout the world. The Vatican’s top sex crimes investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, called the Pope’s ” reflection points” a road map for discussion. WWW.Sanityandsense.com calls the Pope’s comments: ” complete garbage which is far too little and much too late.”
At the summit, Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez denounced how bishops tend to believe priests over people reporting sex crimes. Salazar amazingly criticized the confidentiality agreements attached to most Catholic Church agreements with victims as an attempt to “buy their silence.”
At the same time the Pope and his surrogates were putting on their “show,” more than 70 police officers and special agents and government officials executed search warrants on EACH OF THE SEVEN CATHOLIC DIOCESES IN MICHIGAN SIMULTANEOUSLY ! Attorney General Dana Nessel is the first state Attorney General to execute a warrant in this manner. Other state AG’s asked the dioceses to turn over documents to law enforcement and the AG.
I am not an expert in religion. However, I am an American and I know basic right from wrong. As an American, I am appalled that the U.S. has allowed child sexual abuse by Catholic Priests for so long. I have called for the criminal prosecution of the Catholic Church in the U.S. as an ongoing criminal enterprise using the criminal RICO statutes. Freedom of religion does not allow for the sexual abuse of children by any church at any time. Possibly God may forgive the Catholic Church, but I know that I never will.
For my reader’s information, I was brought up as a Christian in the Methodist Church and never harbored any religious bias in the first 50 years of my life against any religion or church. I even attended a Catholic University while in my 20’s and 30’s and earned two graduate degrees. Had I known about the vile and reprehensible actions of far too many Catholic priests, I never would have associated in any way with any Catholic University.
Today, it is totally beyond my comprehension how any decent man or woman can remain a member of the Catholic Church. One of the most basic teachings of Jesus Christ was that the children were to be protected.
Finally, a former exorcist at the Vatican stated: ” … The Devil is at work in the Vatican.”
R. Van Conoley