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Sunday, March 03, 2013

O'Brien and the Vatican

UPDATE - this today: Vatican accused of cover up over Cardinal Keith O'Brien's 'sexual conduct'

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Cardinal O'Brien admits wrongdoing, but the Vatican's response, or lack thereof, especially depresses me ...

[...] The four [who made the accusations against O'Brien] made statements to the nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, a few days before Benedict announced that he was stepping down. The four men were told that Cardinal O’Brien would still go to Rome.

Then, on Feb. 22, the cardinal made headlines by saying that the church rules on celibacy should be reviewed. Ms. Deveney said the men learned informally that the church objected to the comments, and that “the cardinal would not go to Rome.”

“So did the church act because it was shocked by the claims against the cardinal, or were they angry he had broken ranks on celibacy?” she asked, noting that her article breaking the news — for which she had the men’s statements in hand — came two days later.

The former seminarian, now married with children, said he had acted because he was “disappointed” by what he described as a “lack of integrity” by the church in reacting to the men’s original complaint to the Vatican, Ms. Deveney wrote. He said the only response he had received from church authorities had been in the form of a “cursory e-mail” giving the numbers of counselors he could talk to who were based “hundreds of miles” from where he lived.

Since the allegations became public, he said, the indifference of the church had not changed. “There have been two sensations for me this week,” he said. “One is feeling the hot breath of the media on the back of my neck, and the other is sensing the cold disapproval of the church hierarchy for daring to break ranks. I feel like if they could crush me, they would.”


Learn about the priests and former priest who made the accusations and the evolution of the situation in The Guardian - Cardinal Keith O'Brien: how Britain's Catholic leader fell from grace. And Giles Fraser spoke on this topic too on BBC Radio - Thought For The Day by Giles Fraser


1 Comments:

Anonymous Victor said...

(((We demand not just that the appropriate authorities know names – we, the public, should know them, too.)))

Come on sinner vic! What good would that really do?

Well for "ONE" "IT" would make "IT" clear that there's nothing wrong with sex before marriage. If that was made clear then we would know that Victor had sex before marriage and just because this soul is still married to that same woman does not make "IT" Right NOW! This soul is nothing butt an hypocrite because after he married that Angel, Cinderella was convinced by their two spiritual sisters to visit peter and talk to him about the hole, I mean the old, no, no, I mean the whole thing NOW. Long story short, Victor's flesh stuck UP for that little retardo soul cell and spent 3 days asleep at a government mental hospital and then after a month we alien gods softened UP and let him out.

Thank YOU sinner vic for making "IT" so easy for me during the year of 1970 NOW!

Are YA being sarcastic again Victor?

What would make YA gods think that NOW?

"I" guess you're not NOW! Right Victor? Butt "IT" is about "TIME" that you finally sea, I mean see the light NOW. "IT" took Ya long enough Victor and between U>S 92% godly cells, "IT" wasn't easy convincing YA cause after you again, not U, I mean that little retardo soul of yours said "NO" in 1972, hell, I mean well, after we again let his so called clustered flesh cells had a taste of "ONE" of our heaven wo man flower on the side NOW! Long story short, we fixed his clock folks for having again said NO to U>S gods and gave him shock treatment butt go finger, "I" mean figure, we again soften UP and let him out after about "ONE" month in reality. Don't tell any bodies in your real world, butt truth be known his wife told him that he had been in hospital for three months. YA can't trust wo-man I tell YA so "IT" sure was a good think that we didn't tell her that "IT" really was six (6) month in the spiritual world. Boy those good old days that we spent at the hotel until YA left U>S (usual sinners) to go and sell souls, I mean real estate and I'll never forget those friends of ours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0gRzVPMeW0 and "I'M" sure that they would still welcome "ME", "ME" and "ME" back sometime NOW.

Long story short Victor! I'll miss YA too butt "I'M" really not going to tell Ya NOW, and......

END YA say! Don't worry bout "IT" sinner vic cause "LOVE" still believes anything and we'll someday be selling spiritual bodies of all sorts if for Eternity NOW.

WHAT ARE YA TALKING ABOUT NOW?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLR7RzyUfuo

Go Figure! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip1V2u-fkgs

Peace

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