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Pope Francis in 2002 Abuse Cover-Up Allegations

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Some journalists have noted that any allegations of clerical abuse from Argentina or Chile tend to be kicked immediately into the long grass. The media who love Pope Francis, just aren't interested in following up these allegations and seeing if there's anything credible about them.

On May 26, 2018, high-profile Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti posted on his blog an explosive story about Francis’ past in Buenos Aires that was removed again after publication without explanation. Although these allegations are mainly gaining ground and being circulated on sede-vacantist internet sites, it's clear the allegations come from the mother and the victim. So far it seems Catholic journalists are just too gutless to follow up the story. Damian Thompson has put the bare bones out on Twitter along with a challenge!
OK, I’ve put the story out there. Now let’s hear from @GregBurkeRome@austeni@JohnLAllenJr@PhilipPullella@ctrlamb@joshjmac@EdwardPentin@DictatorPope etc. We’re looking for …

Confronting or Appeasing SSA?

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Vicky Beeching is someone who I has not escaped my attention in the past, she has been a rather prominent Christian voice on T.V. etc. In 2014 after she had "come out" I commented that she appears to be a person with sincere faith who has achieved a degree of success and in that context has tried to explain away the relationship between a modern secular society which makes sense to her, and Christianity.

If anything, her over-apologetic style is what has frustrated me before as lacking in confidence of the Gospel message and, in the context of my re-reading of Humani generis a little while ago (see here) which states in no's 10 - 12:
it is apparent, however, that some today, as in apostolic times, desirous of novelty, and fearing to be considered ignorant of recent scientific findings, try to withdraw themselves from the sacred Teaching Authority and are accordingly in danger of gradually departing from revealed truth and of drawing others along with them into error. Th…

The gay inmates are running the asylum

This is really important from Steve Skojec. The 45 year old abuse case against Cardinal McCarrick has brought an important point back to light: the abuse crisis in the Church is largely a homosexual problem, and the gay inmates are running the asylum. There's no way around it, and the more we ignore it, the worse it gets.


Gosport - In The Vacuum of Catholic Teaching, One Man Stands Alone

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Shockingly, at Gosport hospital it has been revealed that Dr Jane Barton has been implicated in the deaths of 656 patients. A report has now been published which describes an institutionalised practice and urges police to act.



The Times has a good article on the scandal here (behind a paywall unfortunately), but it does say:


Caroline Farrow made this very apposite comment on Facebook:
"650 people were killed prematurely in Gosport Memorial hospital. 650 people.
Junior whistleblowers silenced for their impudence. Difficult patients bumped off. These were the actual findings of the enquiry. Yet because the patients were elderly, no-one seems all that bothered. Certainly the authorities aren’t interested in prosecution and the legal system complicit in protecting Dr Jane Barton.
The culture was rotten. Why are we assuming that this was confined to Gosport. Especially when we hear that the syringe drivers were known to be hazardous & linked with fatal overdoses and yet the DoH co…

Pope's Intercommunion "hokey-pokey" on the Plane

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First he is in, then he is out, then he is in again, now he shakes it all about.

Many of us dread the papal plane comments now. Yesterday, June 21st, during an in-flight news conference, the pope was asked about his recent decision requesting the Catholic bishops’ conference of Germany not publish nationwide guidelines for allowing Communion for such couples.

Carol Glatz at CNS reports that in response he said the guidelines went beyond what is foreseen by the Code of Canon law “and there is the problem.” The code does not provide for nationwide policies, he said, but “provides for the bishop of the diocese (to make a decision on each case), not the bishops’ conference.”

“This was the difficulty of the debate. Not the content,” he said saying it will have to be studied more. He said he believed what could be done is an “illustrative” type of document “so that each diocesan bishop could oversee what the Code of Canon Law permits. There was no stepping on the brakes,” he said. I suppos…

Equality and Relativism

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I am watching VIKINGS on Prime at the moment. I've just watched the second season of The Last Kingdom and really enjoyed it, VIKINGS seemed like an appropriate follow on. In both series, unsurprisingly, religion plays a major part and this has been a growing irritation for me, largely because whoever is behind both stories seem to be almost completely religiously illiterate, quelle surprise!

In The Last Kingdom, religion is portrayed as some sort of pious rouse used to foster self-importance and manipulate "the little people". No one really believes it, it has no value and the Norse "sky-faeries" are as useless as the Christian one ultimately. Alfred the Great is portrayed as a sort of religious fool, wasting his time in prayer when he could be doing far more useful things, like the hero of the series Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred is called "the godless" and, raised by Danes, a Pagan. He heroically, has no time for Christianity yet displays all the qu…

THE CATHOLIC RESTORATION

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Tired of apologizing for being Catholic? Sick of every other religion in the world being praised while yours is condemned? Weary of hearing about the rights of man, with no thought given to the rights of God and His Church? Done with CINOs (Catholics In Name Only)? Here's the answer. On Pentecost weekend in France, nearly 20,000 Catholics from all over the world--of every race and color, men and women, old and young--came together to worship God, to honor Our Lady and to send a message to the world: the anti-Catholic revolution has failed! We're back, we're here to stay and we're not apologizing for being proud Catholic soldiers of Jesus Christ. The Catholic counterrevolution is in full swing, and it's a youth movement. All for the greater honor and glory of Almighty God. Viva Cristo Rey! Vive le Christ Roi! Long live Christ the King! (For full coverage of The Remnant's 27th Pilgrimage to Chartres, visit: https://remnantnewspaper.com )