Catholic Church – Child Predators

The Catholic Church is embroiled in a pit of fire surrounding the ongoing, heinously sinful child sexual abuse that has permeated the Church for likely centuries.   This past weekend Pope Francis held a televised live broadcast in which the discussion of this rampant egregious deed was discussed.  And yet, the entire event came across more like an infomercial than a real self-evaluation repentant matter with constructive solutions.

1)   Survivors of abuse were ‘disallowed’ from entering the conference – it was a closed door event.

2)   Senior Cardinal Marx announced that files on abusers were destroyed.

3)   Pope Francis was aware of the atrocities and did virtually nothing to bring justice against his house of criminals.

How do these truthisms bring belief, faith, or hope that the Vatican is really serious about doing anything? Instead, it makes the entire conference look like a sham, a flim-flam media posture event.

Francis was installed as Pope, March 2013.  Over the last few decades there have been 2600 accusations against Priests in the US alone.  All of these allegations were transcribed, the offender was named, and a file created.   It would appear, the Church destroyed many files, meaning each successive Pope was aware of the allegation, and instead of bringing justice, they sought to destroy the evidence.  No evidence – no allegation – Priest cleared.

The conference was attended by just 200 participants…  mostly Bishops.    But in 2018, six Dioceses in Pennsylvania found these same Bishops were guilty of covering up evidence of Priests abusing upwards of 1,000 children.  So in essence, Pope Francis is putting these same morally convicted wolves in charge of guarding the chicken coup.  Obviously it has worked well in the past…

But even that knowledge doesn’t break the surface of corruption that was plagued the Church for ‘decades’, I would think it is more likely centuries.   In the late 2000’s, Pope Benedict XVI sanctioned Cardinal McCarrick of Washington DC for abuse allegations.  Two of the allegations remain ‘sealed’ from the public, others were destroyed.  And despite, the statement by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano that he instructed Pope Francis about the sanctions and allegations in 2013, Pope Francis turned a blind eye and repealed the sanctions.  Why?  If Pope Francis really wanted ‘justice for the children’ as he commanded the Bishops at the conference in Rome, why then did he repeal the sanctions of abuse on his own Archbishop?

But it is worse.  The Vatican and multiple Bishops received reports of McCarricks ‘transgressions’ for decades before anything was done at all.

The history of the abuse within the church was not even addressed by the media until the 1980’s, within the auspices of the Franklin Scandal, and the UK Jimmy Savile sensational story.  In both instances, pedophilia, abuse, was asserted against numerous high profile persons in the US and UK, including entertainment and sports figures, politicians, doctors, lawyers, and anyone with a lot of money to spend.

Like the Catholic Church pedophilia scandals, neither of these two scandals provided justice in any form whatsoever to the victims.  And in most instances, the victims were actually further victimized.  No one went to jail.  No one was sanctioned.   The stories were so high profile, so backed with $$$$ that to this day, one person was charged, Jimmy Savile.

To think that a conference of a handful of corrupt Bishops presided by a corrupt Pope would yield anything different, is like slapping Weinstein on the wrist and demanding that he write 500 times, “I will not ever do that again…”  With his fingers crossed behind his back.   “Pinky swear.”

Some media outlets tend to blame the Priesthood’s rule of chastity as their defense and justification.  And while their manhood might be difficult to subjugate, child abuse is not a normal evolution.   Pedophilia, is not a normal evolution.   A Priest, a Bishop enter the Church promising to uphold chastity as a part of their dedication.   If they don’t believe this is acceptable, there are numerous alternate religions that espouse Christianity that do not adhere to this particular conviction.  They have – a Choice.

One of Pope Francis most revered authoritarians was Romano Guardini, who wrote extensively of Christian Socialism.   Guardini embraced such philosopher’s as Nietzsche, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, who advocated Atheism.  Under his pre-Pope name, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, Pope Francis was not bereft of drudge and accusations, including his purported facilitation of the kidnapping of two Jesuit Priests during Argentina’s Dirty War.  These Priests were then subjected to horrific torture. Complaints were filed.  And despite one of the Priests coming forward and claiming the Bergoglio was indeed complicit, and not only reluctant to help, but allegedly involved, the case was – dismissed.

Why?

Money talks.

And so, this is the Pope. This is the Francis who claims that – now – suddenly – the children deserve justice.   This is the person, the man, the power vacuum that wields the whip of Catholic Doctrine and by default, core religiosity.  He sits behind the gated, walled, city of the Vatican that is guarded by the most elite soldiers in the world, equipped with infinite guns and ammo, to protect the men and their wealth who have confiscated their bounty over centuries in the form of art, real estate, stocks, and gold.  All the while telling the sheep what is real, what is truth, what is history, and what is – sin.

While living – the Dream.

Sexual abuse of children is a part of that dream.   It is a part of the history of valuing self above the law – even, the law of God.

James Woods – Rising Above The Babel

James Woods is stepping out with a new agenda;  using his influence and the media to offer help, assistance, and hope for those who are desperate, spiraling and in need.  It should not be minimized, it should be the cutting round for Hollywood to mimic – finally stepping up to the plate and using constructive focus – instead of destructive chaos. 

For decades Hollywood was a source of support and aid.  At the time, up until the 1960’s, Hollywood was dominated by Catholics, people of faith, and they routinely put their best foot forward in giving shows for our troops, in giving money, in giving of themselves.  But there was a shift and the atheists took control.  Suddenly Hollywood was everything about ‘self’;  self consumption, self adoration, self accolade, self awards, and there were no more hero’s.  Evil proliferated.

People need and want hero’s. We had Superman, Batman, Spiderman and a host of others who weren’t political misfits, they didn’t divide races, or religions or political ideologies, they rose in the fight of good vs evil.

That is why The People, like Trump.  He saw that evil wasn’t a political or race division, it was pervasive, it had no borders, no boundaries, it was a fight against people of any faith whose agenda was chaos, collapse, and division.  And We applaud him.

James Woods is also recreating himself in that vein.  And I applaud him.  I hope he starts a new wave.

If William Wallace were of today’s world, the media would be destroying him for allowing his wife to die…  The Gladiator would be chastised for not saving all the other gladiators.  Superman would be demonized for every imperfection, and Batman for his mistakes.  Perfection is demanded of those who are not of the pool of self as Hollywood and the media define.  The media has become a Hollywood stage of self lauding, self obsession, self grandiosity. They are no longer journalists but have assumed the role of  qualified politicians, doctors, lawyers, and economists who routinely offer such trivial solutions like;  Five Things Trump Should Do, or, This Is What The Republicans Should Do To Win, or, Trump should Not Have… fill in the blank – because of course these reporters Know It All.

Is it because of a loss of Faith?  How did it all spiral out of control?  With 9 out of 10 media outlets Liberal, how can they vehemently complain about and demand the destruction of one that is not?

Pope Francis erects himself on the balcony of his estate, surrounded by thick stone walls, backed by the most elite London special ops trained security detail equipped with assault weapons, and chastises Trump for not sharing the American People’s hard earned income with illegal immigrants.  What?

The Vatican is a no different than the Cabal.  It hordes billions in wealth – has not offered to put up one illegal immigrant in Vatican City – and attempts to tell world governments how they should – govern.

The fact that The Vatican lives this hypocrisy in NO way shutters down the millions of Catholics who continue to live Faithfully.  It shutters the religiosity of The Vatican which attempts to exude power reminiscent of the early AD centuries wherein they likened themselves to God.   As such the true Faith of the Pope and The Vatican is questioned.  They aren’t hero’s fighting evil, they are now perceived as hypocritical bad guys who have caused the exodus of millions of good faith Catholics, some fleeing to atheism, some to Evangelical Christianity and even some to Islam.

A conservative media outlet that I highly respect recently denounced Q as completely contrived, fake, a false phenomena.  If something he said was going to happen – and didn’t – his entire existence was rebuked. He has been the subject of denial by nearly every single Liberal MSM outlet.   Trump has given Q a high five, signed Q in the air.  Why?  Maybe he is fictitious, that actually isn’t important. What Q provided was faith.  He gave hope.  He was perceived as a good guy fighting evil.  Hundreds of thousands of people were lifted by him.  They saw light.  And our society needs that in order to battle evil.

I recently found my personal character twice reamed on Facebook as I did the unthinkable – I chose to proffer an alternate opinion.  Instead of debate, instead of conversation, my personal character was held up much like the severed head of Trump by Kathy Griffin.  One of my character denouncers was a Liberal, the other was a Libertarian. Both espoused peace, love, harmony and goodwill toward all men… except those that don’t align with them.

It’s like the effervescent lawn sign, “All people are welcome here” – except anyone who doesn’t define self as – Liberal.

We are in a civil war. But despite the media attempting to claim it is about prejudice, race, inequality, supremacy, politics or religion – in reality it is simply:  good vs evil.

If my two character assassins took the time to see what I write about – they might find more commonalities than differences, instead, polarization, arrogance, pride and self overshadow pulling them deeper into the chaos they claim to abhor, until they spiral down the Rabbit Hole of an alternate universe.

It is reminiscent of Babel. So many are speaking in different tongues and don’t realize that they simply don’t understand anyone’s tongue but their own, and so they babel louder, and when that doesn’t work, they scream obscenities because how dare anyone not speak their babel…. In reality, their babel speak is exactly the same.

It is ripe in the church, ripe in the media, ripe in the fields and houses and cities.  But maybe, more James’ Wood, more Trump, and less assassination, is the answer.  Hopefully before the Cabal reap their agenda, sitting back while we destroy each other – while they laugh at the infantile simplicity in destroying a nation –  a voice, a world can rise above the babel, pull out of the Rabbit Hole and see who is good and who is evil.

Pope’s And Politics -a Power Play…

Should a Pope be involved in endorsing a political candidate of any nation?

First, what is the job of being – Pope?

His role has muted over the centuries, from one of supreme power over all, including kings and rulers, to that of a spiritual guide for those within the Catholic faith. Their history is mired with political schisms, conquests, moral issues, and a failing prestige that ultimately split the church between the Orthodox and the West.

It wasn’t until the fifteen hundreds that the Papacy set about for a strident reform of the role of the Pope. As the Supreme Pontiff, his role became that of “Bridge Builder” as opposed to a regulator of power and doctrine. He was called to unite the people as one instead of act for the aristocracy of a few. And in so doing, the Pope became a servant rather than a ruler.

But in a country that is constantly decrying a separation of church and state, it would appear our esteemed Pope feels differently. Making statements regarding climate change, political candidates, and now even authorizing contraception in certain circumstances given the Zika virus, this Pope has immersed himself in a number of challenging political ideals that some feel crosses the line. When denouncing the political solution of a wall between the US and Mexico, the Pope apparently forgot that the Vatican is a ‘walled city’. And perhaps it is for this type of hiccup speech that the Pope should not involve himself in the everyday politics of a country and confine himself to the religious guardianship of souls.

While other recent Popes have taken a stance on various ‘human rights’ issues, they have maintained a respective distance before involving themselves in everyday politics. In the 80’s when Pope John II got involved in the political strife within Nicaragua, he was sanctioned and suspended. But again, this was leaning more toward ‘human rights’ than true politics. Chastising Bill Clinton for his stance on ‘pro-choice’ was even considered a bit tender.

But challenging a person’s Christian faith is more than a bit odd given the global atheist climate in Europe and Canada where nearly anything goes including extra-marital affairs, sanctioned abortions, living together outside of marriage, etc…and not just the general  population, built the leaders as well. So why would the Pope condemn Donald Trump? It crosses the religious protectorate of judgment.

Why would the Pope not chastise Clinton for her pro-abortion stance? Obama for gay marriage? The entertainment industry on – well – everything! Why not Hollande for his multiple affairs? Turkey’s Erdogan for ethnic cleansing? The political climate of this world is rife with hypocrisy when compared to the Gospel, and it is possibly for this reason alone that the Pontiff should be careful climbing into the shark tank and making judgmental statements about one.

The Pope making a ‘Congressional Address’ this past September was unnerving in that it signaled a potential desire to not just skirt US politics, but to revive power.  Power as defined by Pope’s centuries ago when their own interests were driven by wealth and control.  The move inspired guesses that the Pontiff would create support for capitalism, and the bargaining chips were played and replayed.  But others were more wary, questioning this interference in the political agenda.  Still others have trouble with the skirmishes, financial fraud, and sexual behavior within the church and feel those ‘human rights’ need more attention.  As in the Log in one’s own eye…

And while the Pope clearly supports charity and toward the poor, the Catholic Church holds vast resources at bay from the poor – estimates range from $15 billion – not including real estate holdings, artwork, jewelry etc – to $20 billion. Because the Vatican has no responsibility to divulge this information, it is only a guess, but the accumulation is definitely quite vast and hardly transparent.

It is for these reasons that the Pontiff needs to remain distant in the political structures of the globe, the hypocrisy can only become more self evident and create more distance than the main articulate of the church – to bring together, to bridge, not just the people, but the Vatican as well. And as for Trump, sometimes it is best to – pause.