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The top under-reported news story of 2011
One of the arguments frequently made by the Vatican is that only a tiny minority of Catholic priests are child sex abusers and the accusations against them are nothing more than ‘petty gossip of the moment’ (Cardinal Angelo Sodano, April 2010, at Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square). However, the results of world-wide investigations and the release of thousands of court records reveal something entirely different and expose the true extent of the horrendous world-wide plague of child predators operating in Catholicism. For decades, dioceses of the Catholic Church have been proven to provide a platform for untold numbers of criminals involved in the sex abuse and rape of minors, many of whom purposely enter the ministry to obtain access to children. In this regard, we should remember the chilling words from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office that revealed 250 Catholic priests and church workers in the Boston area stood accused of sexual assault of minors in a scandal ‘so massive and prolonged that it borders on the unbelievable’. Catholic narratives about the sexual abuse scandal are usually spun in relation to the ideological commitments of the Catholics who are telling the story, so here is an unembellished view of how many priestly criminals practise in the Church of Rome on a wider basis.
Carnage of sexual assaults
In mid-December, 2011, an independent Deetman Commission in the Netherlands reported to a stunned public that ‘tens of thousands of children have been victims of sexual abuse by the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands since 1945’. Some thousands of those children were raped, and the report raised the fact that some former and well-known bishops knowingly promoted paedophiles to the position of priests. The findings of the 1,100-page report appeared to indicate that sex abuse of minors by priests was far more widespread in the Netherlands than in Ireland, and showed that the general populous has been denied a straightforward assessment of just how many paedophile priests are prowling in the cloisters of the Catholic Church. The latest Irish inquiry published early in December 2011 indicated that the potential number of rapist priests in that country was far higher than publicly made to appear.
‘Whitewashed’ results by Catholic Commission
The report was compiled by a Catholic organization called the ‘National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church’, and its figures were published on the RTE television website soon after its findings were made public. The investigation was described by some as a Church ‘whitewash’ that hid the true extent of the carnage of priesthood sexual assaults believed to have involved ‘hundreds and hundreds of children’ in recent times (www.vatileaks.com ‘Breaking News’, August 15th, 2011). Dreadful allegations of a major cover-up of child sex abuse allegations against priests by the Catholic hierarchy came to light with the publication of the Irish reports that also revealed police had buried allegations of child sex abuse made by victims against some priests.
A Catholic orgy of criminality
In all, a total of 85 priests in six Irish dioceses were accused of child sexual abuse, and when that number is extrapolated across the 20 other Irish dioceses, the possible number of paedophile priests operating in just Ireland alone is around 350. If that figure is then extended on the assumption that the Irish trend is maintained internationally and is then applied to firstly the 180 dioceses in the USA, the possible uncounted number of Catholic priests raping and sodomizing children increases by around 2,500. Then to be added are hundreds of other dioceses all known to have large number of paedophile priests in, Australia, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Chile, Alaska, New Zealand, Sweden, Haiti, Holland, Poland, Italy, the Caribbean, Kenya, Switzerland, Croatia, Norway, Nigeria, South Africa, Austria, and Brazil.
Ireland’s new criminal laws against Catholic Church almost ready
So numerous and horrific have been the disclosures in Ireland, the government recognized that the Vatican is a structure of authority that is sinister, secretive, autocratic and dangerous, and in July, 2011 publicly expressed those sentiments in an announcement that reverberated around the world. In an unprecedented and long overdue attack on the Vatican, the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny accused the Holy See of ‘downplaying’ the ‘rape and torture of children’ to uphold its reputation, and of ‘dysfunction, disconnection and elitism, and narcissism that dominates the culture of the Vatican to this day’. The realization of the extent of the criminality of Catholic priests in Ireland caused the Irish government to change its laws and make priests accountable for their crimes. On December 1st, 2011, Ireland’s Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald announced that new legislation to introduce mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse should be ready for presentation during the next sitting of the government. This announcement came as the Sunday Times reported in that same week that Cardinal Sean Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh and primate of all Ireland, was being sued separately by three victims of a paedophile priest who claimed the primate’s role in a secret church hearing regarding allegations of sex abuse exposed them to harm (‘The Journal’, 5th December, 2011).
Security cameras installed in Irish churches
So bad is the problem in Ireland, CCTV cameras have now been installed in many churches across the country, and in a face-saving attempt to play down the seriousness of the dilemma, the priesthood denied that the cameras resulted from the outcome of the government-commissioned Murphy and Cloyne reports that revealed a plague of priesthood paedophilia described as ‘endemic’ in Catholic institutions in Ireland (the Murphy Commission, p. 138). Those and other reports detailed abuse and cover-ups by Catholic officials in Ireland over the last decade or so, and showed that the structures and policies that emanate from the Vatican directly caused the brutalization of hundreds of thousands of children not only in Ireland but in dioceses the world over.
Remarkable claims now arising in USA courts
Most Catholic writers minimize the viciousness of ‘child sexual abuse’ by priests and write vaguely about a crime that consists of rape, sodomy, and abortion of the victim’s soul. However, many others are now publicly talking about the reality of the wider issues of the Catholic world, and a recent example is that of Ms. Rebekah Nett, a highly-regarded Minnesota bankruptcy lawyer. On November 25th, 2011, Ms. Nett made this claim;
‘Across the country, the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church’.
(‘The Media Report’, in an article entitled, ‘Lawyers Unleashed: Anti-Catholicism Infects Court Filings’, December 4th, 2011).
The implication of her words is that the court is an arm of the Church that defends Catholicism with a vengeance. In other words, Ms. Nett is claiming that there are Catholics in the justice system who because of their affiliation, are biased towards finding against non-Catholics and if this is established as being so, then in many cases justice is non-existent.
Lawyer hits at the essence of Catholicism
Ms. Nett later expressed concerns over what might transpire at her upcoming court hearings, adding, ‘Catholic deeds throughout history have been bloody and murderous’. This accusation is supported with radical new information set to stun mankind in an upcoming book by Tony Bushby called, ‘The Criminal History of the Catholic Church’. The extent of illicit sexual revelations that has engulfed the Holy See under the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI are part of an entire continuum of criminal conduct that has been the essential part of Catholicism for centuries, and one little-known example revealed on this site is the Vatican’s issuance of official ‘Extermination Decrees’ against non-believers. The growing availability of damaging historic evidence reveals that Vatican hierarchs must be regarded as criminal conspirators until evidence, rather than eloquence, proves otherwise. That attitude was supported after the December 2011 release of the Deetman Report on child sex abuse in the Dutch Catholic Church that shocked the world with its enormity, with some lawyers stating that they wanted to take the whole Catholic Church to court; ‘There are enough reasons to prosecute them as a criminal organization’, advocate Jan Boone and some of his colleagues said (‘Oman Tribune’, December 21, 2011). Catholics themselves are starting to come to that conclusion;
‘All this abuse happened out of sight at the same time as Catholics were fooled to dream pleasant dreams. The Vatican is a criminal organisation and has been so from the very start. It has to fall completely and something new will have to grow from the people. Its millions of children that have been and are systematically abused and killed all over the world and it’s still going on. The Vatican has shown where it stands, let it collapse on its own rotten foundations’.
(Response to a story in the National Catholic Reporter called, ‘Sex abuse scandal in the Netherlands brings requiem for Dutch Catholicism’, by Mathew N. Schmalz, December 22, 2011)
Claims the Vatican encourages paedophilia
Meanwhile, victim attorney Rebecca Randles recently filed a number of suits on behalf of individuals who claimed that they were sexually abused by Catholic priests. As first reported by the Catholic League, Ms. Randles made this claim about one particular case;
‘The [Kansas City-Saint Joseph] Diocese ratified [a priest’s] sexual abuse of the plaintiff by encouraging him to commit the abuse and encouraging him to continue committing the abuse’.
Two other civil suits brought by Ms. Randles claim that ‘the sexual abuse of minors became a collective objective of the Diocese’, an accusation that asserts that Catholic hierarchs encouraged priests to molest little children. If this claim is supported in upcoming court procedures, then the Vatican will be exposed for what is now apparent that it really is; a criminal institution operating under camouflage of a religion that has no records of Jesus Christ, doesn’t have Jerome’s original Latin Vulgate Bible nor any evidence of an historic origin to its rather extraordinary claims.
The Bishop’s ‘gang’ of paedophiles
Just two weeks later, Ms. Randles’ conclusions were upheld with the revelation in Europe that a Catholic bishop who led the diocese of Rotterdam for ten years had been accused of sexual abuse of children and supporting Martijn, a known paedophile association. ‘Bishop and leader of a ‘gang’ of paedophiles, the prelate Philippe Bär is suspected of offering organisational support to an association which intended to sexually abuse minors and to take part in such acts’ (‘Vatican Insider’, Giacomo Galeazzi, December, 20th, 2011). Such is the true nature of many of the Catholic priesthood whose representatives purport to be the agents of God on Earth.
From numerous in-depth governmental investigations and the release of thousands of pages of court documents the Vatican tried to keep secret, it appears that the offending number of paedophile priests operating in Catholicism will eventually be established as being somewhere between 45% and 50% of the total number of priests employed by the Vatican. That makes every Catholic establishment in the world a possible crime scene, and growing and incontrovertible evidence supports the conclusion that popes knowingly sustain and protect an institutionalized and well-organized international paedophile ring of Catholic cardinals, bishops, priests, monks, deacons, religious brothers, nuns and lay staff.
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