A little balance, please!

April 14, 2010
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Going for the Vatican Jugular

April 14, 2010

The Catholic League has weighed in with a full page ad in the New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible) …

Recent accusations against the Vatican deserve a response.

• Fr. Lawrence Murphy apparently began his predatory behavior in Wisconsin in the 1950s, yet the victims’ families never contacted the police until the mid-1970s. After an investigation, the case was dropped.

• The Vatican did not learn of the case until 1996.

• Cardinal Ratzinger, now the pope, was the head of the office that was contacted. There is no evidence that he knew of it. But even if he did, he would have had to allow for an investigation. While the inquiry was proceeding, Murphy died.

• The Times questions why Murphy was never defrocked. But only the Vatican can do that, and since it never learned of the case until he was dying, it was never a realistic option.

• The Times says the Vatican’s canonical inquiry was done in secret. Correct. The proceedings of internal investigations—even in organizations like the Times—are never shown on C-SPAN.

• The Times says repeatedly that Church officials did not report accusations of abuse to the police. The common response of all organizations, secular as well as religious, was to access therapy and reinstate the patient (I prefer the term offender). Today it is obvious that a more hard-line approach is necessary, though therapy is still popular in many quarters.

• The Times continues to editorialize about the “pedophilia crisis,” when all along it’s been a homosexual crisis. Eighty percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse are male and most of them are post-pubescent. While homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior, and most gay priests are not molesters, most of the molesters have been gay.

Here’s what’s really going on. The Times has teamed up with Jeffrey Anderson, a radical lawyer who has made millions suing the Church (and greasing professional victims’ groups like SNAP) so they can weaken its moral authority. Why? Because of issues like gay marriage and women’s ordination. That’s what’s really driving them mad, and that’s why they are on the hunt. Those who doubt this to be true need to ask why the debt-ridden Times does not spend the same resources looking for dirt in other institutions that occurred a half-century ago.

Bill Donohue
President


This is so sad … I pray we learn from this … this is original sin on full display

April 14, 2010

More Pfleger Heresy: Holy Thursday 2010 Eucharistic Prayer

April 14, 2010

In this video, taken this Holy Thursday, I’m pretty sure Fr. Pfleger breaks every liturgical rule in the book. I’m almost certain he even invalidates the Mass through his hatchet-job to the words of institution:

The offensive videos are as numerous as you have time to watch, be they more of his customized eucharistic prayers, or praise and worship that bears no resemblance to a Catholic liturgy. 

From these videos, his abuses to the Mass, his heretical preaching, his public actions, his clear egomania, it’s clear he deserves to be disciplined (and removed from priestly ministry) by Cardinal George.

So why hasn’t this happened? Why is anyone scared of Fr. Pfleger or his supporters? 

I can’t help but think the only reasons not to remove Fr. Pfleger are reasons dictated by convenience and political correctness, not fidelity to the teachings of Christ and His Church. 

The offensive videos are as numerous as you have time to watch, be they more of his customized eucharistic prayers, or praise and worship that bears no resemblance to a Catholic liturgy. 

From these videos, his abuses to the Mass, his heretical preaching, his public actions, his clear egomania, it’s clear he deserves to be disciplined (and removed from priestly ministry) by Cardinal George.

So why hasn’t this happened? Why is anyone scared of Fr. Pfleger or his supporters? 

I can’t help but think the only reasons not to remove Fr. Pfleger are reasons dictated by convenience and political correctness, not fidelity to the teachings of Christ and His Church.

From American Papist


Caught On Video: Pfleger’s Heresy

April 14, 2010

Just days after Cardinal George awarded him a lifetime achievement award, the Rev. Michael Pfleger has been caught on tape openly dissenting and teaching heresy from the pulpit during mass!

In this stunning video from a Divine Mercy Sunday homily, Fr. Pfleger openly calls for female ordination and female bishops.

Pfleger says…

“That’s why there should be woman priests, that’s why there should be married priests, that’s why there should be woman Bishops and women Cardinals”

There is a good poke in the eye for Cardinal George. The Cardinal was already facing criticism for honoring Fr. Pfleger and Pfleger returned the favor by open dissent.

Cardinal George cannot let this stand, especially after just conferring an award. Pfleger must be disciplined and forced to retract his statements or immeasurable harm will be done to the faith. If Pfleger teaching this heresy goes unchallenged by the Cardinal, people will rightly conclude that the Cardinal supports these views, after all he did just give him an award.

Pfire Pfleger, now.

Source: Creative Minority Report


The Scandal and Liberals

April 14, 2010

Sex Abuse and the Pope

April 14, 2010