By secular standards, the Catholic Church is a corrupt organization: Neil Macdonald – CBC News

Solutions for priestly abuse: wiretaps, search warrants, informers and ordaining women (Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

WARNING: This column contains disturbing details

Imagine for a moment that a big, admired multinational corporation, one selling a beloved product, was employing large numbers of male pedophiles and rapists, operating in rings all over the world, and that their crimes had been uncovered in Australia, Ireland, Canada, the Philippines, Belgium, France, Austria, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Britain, Germany and the United States, and, further, that senior executives had systematically covered up and suppressed evidence, transferring and enabling hundreds of predators, betraying thousands of victims.

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  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On August 28, 2018 at 8:59 am

    This is only about sex abuse crimes that the God-chosen CEO covers up. Look back in history: telling Black slaves they should be happy because by being wrenched out of Africa to the New World they would never have had the chance to know Christ. Then there is the Inquisition that they also took to Goa . Saint Xavier implored the Portuguese monarch to apply it there on the backsliders etc. Parents had their eyes sewn open so they could see the atrocities their children would go thru…..all in the name of Christ.
    Will speak more on it I’m my to be published book.
    VNM

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On August 28, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    The Evil One has infiltrated the institution at its highest levels. The faithful prefer not to see the truth and hold onto false promises.

  • Ron Saywack  On August 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Ignorance is not bliss:

    In the ‘information age’, the most privileged age of all ages, those who still can’t see the glaring fraud, lies and deception that is the cornerstone of the Roman Catholic Church and promptly walk away from it, need help, in a big way. I’m tempted to say ‘divine intervention’ but they may counter by saying that that was what they thought they were getting all along.

    It is high time political figures all over the globe grow a pair and go after these protected predators, and the Institution, regardless of the consequences to individual political ambitions, in the pursuit of justice. But, more importantly, the widely uneducated masses must stop living in fantasy, get informed and simply walk away.

    The Church was founded in Rome by Constantine in the 4th century under dubious circumstances and that premise has continued unabated to the present, now with worldwide tentacles, unfortunately.

    In this lamentable circumstance, ignorance only serves to support the predators operating inside a Failed Institution, a travesty that has to come to an end, the sooner the better.

  • Albert  On August 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    So you folks think the Catholic Institution is pure evil and should be destroyed. I am not Catholic and perhaps may never be but here are a few things not often written about the institution.

    It is the only major organization I know of which has spent large sums of money studying the relationship of the universe to religion. They have also accepted Evolution as the source of human existence. The problem is that they could not reduce scientific knowledge to the level of the ordinary man and keep its members. Most people are not interested in truth.

    Secondly, there are a number of Catholic organizations in the US, manage by Nuns, who provide meals, legal services and medical advice to poor members of society who cannot afford these services. Many of these Nuns have 2-3 Masters degrees, are all unpaid workers who will not get a pension or social security and die in poverty.

    Thirdly, Catholic Universities in the US provide free tuition to the students of many minority high schools. St John Univ. in New York is an example. The problem is that often they do not meet entry level requirements, or may drop out.

    I don’t have the energy to write some of the good things the Catholic Church has done and don’t want to be defending them. It is a bit unfair however, to condemn them all.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On August 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Albert: I a not saying everything about the Catholic Church is evil.
    (Incidentally, my two daughters as was my ex-wife are Catholic; and we married in a Catholic Church. I secretly worry that my grandsons and a grand-daughter will meet up with one of the Church’s predators – which I never tell my daughters for fear they may regard me as anti-Catholic).

    While the Church may do good things, the over-riding motive is building the flock, as are all Christian denominations’ motive – evidenced by the number of them ringing my doorbell/leaving flyers and New Testaments at the front door.

    When Pope John Paul went to India he made it clear that India was a ready field (‘open season’) for conversion.

    I find this comment (cited also by Hitchens) “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” Mother Teresa once told the unamused Christopher Hitchens.” very similar to what I wrote above: “….telling Black slaves they should be happy because by being wrenched out of Africa to the New World they would never have had the chance to know Christ. ”

    The writer, Krittika Varagur, another woman explains why Saint “Mother Teresa Was No Saint” – which is indicative of the Church at large.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/krithika-varagur/mother-teresa-was-no-saint_b_9470988.html

    VNM.

  • Ron Saywack  On August 29, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) burned and slashed its way into power and suffocating dominance. It was instrumental in the deaths of tens of thousands of people for heresy and for refusal to convert. The Crusades were marked by rivers of blood in the destruction of non-Christians (a.k.a. pagans) across a massive geographical area.

    Giordano Bruno was convicted by the Inquisition and burned at the Stake, in February 1600, for promoting Copernicanism – that the Earth was not the center of the Universe (geocentrism) but rather, the Sun was (heliocentrism). Galileo was convicted of heresy by the same body for postulating that the Earth revolved around the Sun. He was a given a choice of recanting or the death penalty. He recanted and subsequently placed under house arrest for the rest of his life.

    Nicolas Copernicus suffered the exact same fate as Galileo.

    Of course, the RCC invested in science, by default – after all, they were the ones in charge. Science (and investments in science) was ultimately destined to succeed no matter who was in charge. As such, the Church cannot claim bragging rights for the promotion of science – by default.

    It is an irreconcilable condition to teach that the Earth is 6,000 years old and that Adam and Eve were real people – the first inhabitants on the planet. That has nothing to do with the evolutionary process. It’s not even funny!

    As such, any support of the Church for promoting science is akin to the Stockholm syndrome –

    “… a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity These alliances, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by them.”

    Moreover, the Church continues to uphold misogyny by not promoting women to the priesthood — which is an exclusively men’s domain in the Church’s twisted view. In the modern age, the Church does not even allow women to use contraceptives (birth control); and it condemns scientific work in stem cell research and on and on. I must stop typing now — enough said.

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