Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
An excellent article on the “news” that Miliband has beaten Miliband to become leader of the Labour Party in Britain.
Choose Your Poison Dumb Goyim.
So a Miliband is now the leader of the Labour Party, having beating a Miliband.
The leader of the labour Party would be the offspring of a Jewish Marxist who "escaped the Nazis" (considering so many did we have to question the total ########### ########### [deleted by the thought police]).
It reminds me of the election in America in which Bush and Kerry ran for the presidency. Both were members of the highly secretive Masonic Skull & Bones society. So whoever the Yanks voted in, they'd get a 'bonesman.'
That's democracy all over.
The party system, media control etc. etc. ensures that elections are usually Tweedledum V. Tweedledee affairs, with the usual Masonic puppets fighting over the "centre ground" and extolling the virtues of multi-culturalism and the dangers of global warming.
Democracy = control by the elites, Masonic parties, plutocrats in control, under the iron heel of international financiers, taxed to the hilt to throw money into a bottomless hole of usury debt.
Just to make you happy on a Tuesday!
Peoples of the World Unite Against the Masonic Powers: You Have Nothing to Lose but Slavery and Debt.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
E. Michael Jones is a good man but gets it wrong when it comes to the Society of St Pius X and Tradition. Bishop Richard Williamson returns to the great matter of doctrine in Eleison Comments CLXVII.
ELEISON COMMENTS CLXVII (Sept.25, 2010) : DOCTRINE UNDER-ESTIMATED.
In a generally thoughtful magazine from the USA, "Culture Wars", the Editor recently took me personally to task, together with the Society of St Pius X as a whole, for wilfully cutting ourselves off from the mainstream Catholic Church. Let me present as briefly and as fairly as possible E. Michael Jones' argument, with its main steps lettered to facilitate the answer:--
His main point is that the problem of Vatican II is not doctrinal: "(A) The Council documents are not themselves responsible for any of the craziness following the Council in the name of its "spirit". As for the documents themselves, they are sometimes ambiguous, but (B) God is always with His Church, which is why (C) only something Catholic can gain the assent of the world's assembled bishops, as happened at Vatican II. (D) Therefore it can and must suffice to interpret the ambiguities in the light of Tradition, as Archbishop Lefebvre himself once proposed to do.
"Therefore (E) Vatican II is Traditional, and any problem between Rome and the SSPX cannot be doctrinal. (F) Therefore the SSPX's real problem is that it refuses communion out of a fear of contamination, (G) proceeding from its schismatic lack of charity. (H) The ensuing guilt they cover up by pretending that the Church is in an unprecedented emergency, brought on by the anti-doctrine of Vatican II. (I) Therefore the SSPX is saying that the Church has failed in its mission, and that the SSPX is the Church. Nonsense ! SSPX bishops, sign over to Rome !"
REPLY: the problem of Vatican II is ESSENTIALLY doctrinal. (A) Alas, the Vatican II documents are indeed responsible for the "spirit" of Vatican II and its crazy aftermath. Their very ambiguity, recognized by E.M.J., let the craziness loose. (B) God is indeed with His Church, but He leaves His churchmen free to choose to do it great, but never fatal, damage (cf.Lk. XVIII, 8). (C) Thus the mass of Catholic bishops He let fall in the appalling Arian crisis of the fourth century. What happened once is happening again, only worse. (D) At an early stage in the post-Conciliar fight for Tradition, it may have been reasonable to appeal for Vatican II to be interpreted in the light of Tradition, but that stage is long past. The ambiguity's bitter fruits have long since proved that the subtly poisoned Conciliar documents cannot be salvaged.
Thus (E) the Council is not Traditional, and the Rome-SSPX clash is ESSENTIALLY doctrinal, so (F) there is good reason to fear contamination, because of Vatican II's false doctrine -- it is leading souls to Hell. (G) Nor is there a schismatic mentality amongst (non-sedevacantist) Traditionalists, even though (H) the Church is in the thick of the worst emergency of her entire history. (I) But just as in the Arian crisis the few bishops who kept the Faith proved that the Church had not absolutely failed, so today the SSPX belongs to the Church and is keeping the Faith, without remotely pretending to replace, or to be on its own, the Church.
Michael, when, in all Church history, were her assembled bishops deliberately ambiguous ? You admit the ambiguity of Vatican II. When did churchmen ever resort to ambiguity unless it was to pave the way for heresy ? In Our Lord's Church, yes is to be yes, and no is to be no (Mt.V, 37).
There are thousands of Irish people unemployed yet various companies continue to hire foreign workers. Irish Nation First has the following news item.
Companies continue to hire foreign workers despite the abundance of unemployed Irish people. Figures released by the Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment reveal that 5,821 work permits were issued from the 1st of January 2010 to the end of August 2010; of these 2,699 were completely new and 3,152 were renewals.
Beshoff Restaurant Ltd. obtained 1 new permit and no renewals. Nation First wonders why Beshoff’s must hire a non-EU worker, and more importantly, why did they not hire an Irish person of whom there are hundreds of thousands looking for work? We wonder, were Beshoff’s having difficulty finding an Irish person with the necessary skills, with the necessary ability, to work in one of their establishments?
Beaumont Hospital obtained 18 new permits and 4 renewals; again, should foreigners have been employed when there is an abundance of unemployed Irish available? Were there not recent medical graduates to fill high-skilled jobs which Beaumont Hospital had available? – assuming of course that the jobs were high-skilled, if they were not then there was, no doubt, thousands of Irish people who Beaumont could have employed. More offenders are Brownes Hotel and Restaurant Co. Ltd. which obtained 5 new permits and no renewals; the other offender is Blooms Hotel which received 2 completely new work permits and no renewals.
We at Nation First believe that companies should be obliged to put Irish people before both non-Irish EU nationals and non-EU nationals; in other words, companies should be forced to act with social responsibly to the Irish nation and give unemployed Irish people precedence when hiring staff.
For a full list of the companies which have been issued work permits from January to the end of August of this year click here (a PDF document will download).
Saturday, 25 September 2010
The considerable influence of a true Irish song cannot be overstated and the latest biographical ballad already garnering significant support nationwide is no exception, evoking as it does a story with which so many Irish families can identify.
‘Paddy’ is the title of the popular new single from Knock based singer/songwriter Gerry Carney. The song is climbing the Irish charts; last week it was at Number 8, and is also one of the biggest-selling Irish downloads of the year. The song is dedicated to Gerry’s uncle, PJ Kelly, who was tragically killed while excavating a trench in England in 1965.
At 21 years of age, PJ Kelly had only spent a short time in England. He never had the opportunity to live the dream, to help his family financially on their small West of Ireland farm, to enjoy the dances at the Galtymore, start his own family or fulfil the hope of one day returning to his homeland. Gerry’s objective in writing the song was to pay tribute to all Irish emigrant men, to those who lost their lives in tragic circumstances and also to their families who continued to suffer the silent never-ending pain of separation and death.
The Irish migrant workers have been called ‘the men who built Britain’. Gerry’s song, while ostensibly the story of one man, embodies universal themes of emigration, family, loss, drinking, pride, memories and homeland.
From an early age, Gerry Carney had a keen interest in the men who left Ireland to find a better life and found themselves building Britain’s infrastructure. Spending time with these men, he discovered that far from the great physical demands of their work, the greatest pain they had to endure was loneliness, always hoping that they could return home to Ireland. Many, like Paddy, never did return home and this song honours their memory, their hopes and dreams.
‘Paddy’ will be included on Gerry Carney’s eagerly-awaited 14-track album, due to be released later this month
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service make a fat profit each year in butchering babies in the womb in abortuaries across Britain. A group in Britain that we particularly recommend is Integrity and Action . They pray and picket regularly outside the BPAS and Marie Stope abortuaries. Let us all continue to stand in defence of the Social and Moral Order. You can contact them for ways you can assist.
September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life activists were arrested this month in Brighton for displaying an allegedly “distressing” graphic sign of abortion outside a publicly-funded abortion facility.
The two were held for 15 hours by police after staff in the British Pregnancy Advisory Service facility claimed patients were “traumatised and upset” by the pictures. The 7ft by 5ft banner showed an aborted eight-week-old embryo. The group has previously demonstrated without incident in Brixton, south London.
Andy Stephenson and Kathryn Sloane are the leading members of Abort '67, an organisation, named after Britain’s 1967 Abortion Act, affiliated with the Center for Bioethical Reform in the U.S. and the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform (CCBR), based in Calgary. These groups maintain that the use of graphic images of abortion, even if they are deemed offensive or frightening, are essential to bring the realities of abortion into the debate.
Stephenson told British media, “We went to the clinic because we know what women are going in there for and it seems the obvious place to hold a protest."
The two were arrested about noon and were taken to the local police station and held until being interviewed at midnight. “They took our fingerprints and put us in cells – they didn’t interview us until midnight and we weren’t let out until three in the morning,” Stephenson said.
“It seems very arbitrary what is allowed and what is not allowed,” he added. “All we are doing is campaigning to make abortion unthinkable. Most pro-life groups are working to change the abortion laws - we’re working to change public opinion.”
Stephenson also said that, "The women who go to these clinics are simply not told the full story as to what abortion involves and the damage that it causes women. We always stand in complete silence and let the pictures do the talking.”
Ann Furedi, the head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which runs the Wistons facility, said she supports the right of pro-life activists to demonstrate against abortion facilities, up to a point. Furedi also told the Daily Telegraph, “There is a distinction between freedom of expression and actions that are designed to distress people who are accessing legal, medical services.”
But Stephanie Gray, the founder of CCBR told LifeSiteNews.com that although the arrests are upsetting, they may serve to bring the issue into the public debate in Britain, which has earned the nickname “abortion capital of Europe” after reporting upwards of 200,000 abortions last year.
“As disheartening as their arrest is, it is forcing the abortion debate – and the free-speech debate – into the public square,” she said.
Gray, who has had legal battles of her own at the University of British Columbia, continued, “Now, people are talking and thinking about what abortion looks like in a way they haven't before, thanks to the courage of Andy and Kathryn. And it's interesting that an abortion advocate responded to their protest by calling it distressing. If abortion is such a good idea, why would a picture of it be distressing?”
The Crown Prosecution Service has said it will decide next month whether to press charges under the Public Order Act. The photo of aborted children were alleged to have caused “harassment, alarm or distress,” according to complainants.
Andrea Williams, director of the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the case, said: "This is a test case for their democratic right to reveal what abortion really is like. This case raises important questions about whether our society will allow robust and rigorous debate about what remains a highly controversial issue.”
“Many people in the UK remain horrified at the nature and scale of abortion in this country,” she continued. “There have been 7 million abortions in England and Wales since abortion was legalised in 1967. Obviously there are a range of ways in which people will choose to engage in this important debate depending on what they judge to be the most effective in each situation. However, the freedom to engage and provoke public debate on this matter of life and death must be safeguarded."
Friday, 24 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Readers will certainly be interested in visiting this cafe in Dublin. It is situated in the Powerscourt Town House Centre on South William Street. Their Facebook page has more details.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
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Monday, 20 September 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Bishop Williamson continues the discussion on the great matter of doctrine.
ELEISON COMMENTS CLXVI (Sept. 18, 2010) : DOCTRINE -- WHY ? II
Doctrine, or teaching, is of the very essence of the Catholic Church. Souls must firstly be taught how to get to Heaven, or they will never get there. "Going, teach all nations" is among the very last instructions of Our Lord to his Apostles (Mt. XXVIII, 19). That is why Archbishop Lefebvre's heroic fight for Catholic Tradition (1970-1991) was first and foremost doctrinal.
That is also why, as quoted last week in EC 165, Bishop Fellay told Brian Mershon last May that doctrinal differences cannot be bracketed out in order to arrive at any practical agreement, however attractive, with Rome. Asked whether the rejection by the Society of St Pius X of a canonical or practical solution was not "a sign of obstinacy or ill will", the Bishop replied (his words are accessible on the website of the "Remnant") : "...It is very clear that whatever practical solution would happen without a sound doctrinal foundation would lead directly to disaster... We have all these previous examples in front of us - the Fraternity of St Peter, the Institute of Christ the King and all of the others are totally blocked on the level of doctrine because they first accepted the practical agreement."
The reason for Catholic doctrine being "blocked" by any practical agreement is common sense. Today's Romans are still absolutely attached to their Council (Vatican II). That Council is essentially a slide away from Catholic Tradition, the religion of God, down into a new religion of man. If then they make a major concession to Tradition, such as would be any regularization of the SSPX, they are bound to ask for some concession in return. Now they know that the SSPX clings to Catholic doctrine, for all the reasons given previously. So the least that they can require is that the doctrinal differences be passed over, for the moment.
But that is enough for the Romans' purposes ! As to "for the moment", once a practical re-union were to have been signed, the non-doctrinal euphoria of all the Traditional souls delighted to be no longer out in the cold (as they feel it) of Rome's disapproval, would make it quite difficult for the SSPX to back-track if - just by chance, of course - the "moment" were to turn into an indefinite length of time. The trap would have closed on the SSPX.
And as to the "passed over", to pass over doctrine, especially the radical doctrinal difference between the religion of God and the religion of man, is equivalent to passing over, or bracketing out, God Himself. But how can a servant of God possibly serve God by bracketing Him out, or passing Him over ? If one thinks about it, that is the first little step towards a great apostasy !
As Bishop Fellay points out, 40 years of experience confirm these principles - the battlefield of Catholic Tradition is littered with the corpses of organizations which started out nobly, but failed to grasp the importance of the doctrinal problem.
Saturday, 18 September 2010
TAOISEACH BRIAN Cowen was heckled as he arrived in Sligo to address the local Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.
Mr Cowen waved to chanting protesters as he was driven past a crowd of about 100 who had waited for two hours for his arrival at a hotel last night.
Protesters chanted “shame” and some carried placards which read “the northwest wants an apology too Brian”.
At one stage the mayor of Sligo, Cllr Matt Lyons (FG), dressed in a tuxedo and his chain of office, joined the picket saying he was there to “show solidarity with the people of Sligo” and to demand the Government to “come clean” about the future of Sligo General Hospital.
A letter was delivered to the Taoiseach from members of the Save Our Cancer Services Group who are angry at the transfer of the breast cancer unit from Sligo last year.
They warned against the “continued dismantling of services” at the hospital and said this would be a key issue in the forthcoming general election campaign.
Members of Sligo Workers Alliance said they were there to highlight the fact that the people who had caused the economic crisis were still in charge and forcing the less well off to carry the burden.
Spokesman Brian O’Boyle said that while the Taoiseach and other chamber guests were attending “a five-star tuxedo dinner” people living in a working class estate just 200m away were barely surviving.
This was Mr Cowen’s first visit to Sligo since his appointment in May 2008 and one shop window in the centre of the town had been transformed yesterday into a mock bar with a life-sized model of the Taoiseach sitting at a table clutching a pint.
Friday, 17 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
This article is reposted for your information.
Woe to the World because of Scandal
Child Sexual Abuse Within The Catholic Church: In Perspective
Monsignor Says Harm of Abuse Wasn't Recognized reads the headline of a quite incredible article published in the Boston Globe, of 23rd February, 2004. Monsignor Richard Sniezyk reportedly told the newspaper "that as a seminarian and then a young priest... he heard of priests who had sex with young men, but 'no one thought much about it' because priests didn't recognise how mentally and emotionally damaging their behaviour was... 'It was that era of the 60's - most of it took place from the mid-'60's to the early '80's - and the whole atmosphere out there was, it was OK, it was OK to do'."
Perhaps the most astonishing thing that is apparent from the testimony of Monsignor Sniezyk is the total lack of recognition of sin that he implies was widespread in seminaries and amongst those in charge of forming future priests during the Conciliar and post-Conciliar period.
This lack of the Faith was also admitted by the pope whilst reflecting upon the causes of the scandal in his Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland in March of this year. His Holiness wrote that:
"All too often, the sacramental and devotional practices that sustain faith and enable it to grow, such as frequent confession, daily prayer and annual retreats, were neglected. Significant too was the tendency during this period, also on the part of priests and religious, to adopt ways of thinking and assessing secular realities without sufficient reference to the Gospel... Certainly, among the contributing factors we can include: inadequate procedures for determining the suitability of candidates for the priesthood and the religious life; insufficient human, moral, intellectual and spiritual formation in seminaries and novitiates; a tendency in society to favour the clergy and other authority figures; and a misplaced concern for the reputation of the Church and the avoidance of scandal, resulting in failure to apply existing canonical penalties..."
To the faithful of Ireland he wrote that “I can only share in the dismay and the sense of betrayal that so many of you have experienced on learning of these sinful and criminal acts and the way Church authorities in Ireland dealth with them.”
To the Irish bishops he wrote that “It cannot be denied that some of you and your predecessors failed, at times grievously, to apply the long-established norms of canon law to the crime of child abuse”
Even though the enabling of such an enormous scandal is very easily traced back to the Liberal poison given sanction within the Catholic world by various documents of the Second Vatican Council, the pope makes an attempt to excuse the Liberal Council, to excuse the Liberal prelates and periti who are clearly responsible for the ambiguous documents that seek to level the Church to the ideas and mentality of a fallen world, and to excuse the Liberal prelates consequently formed by its poisoned teaching.
The attempt by Pope Benedict XVI to insulate and protect the Council from its fundamental connection to the scandal falls flat. For in the same Letter he writes that: "... the Second Vatican Council was sometimes misinterpreted..." Yet, in the same breath whilst trying to excuse, he inadvertently admits to the built-in ambiguity, and therefore extremely pernicious fault, of the Council by adding that "it was far from easy to know how best to implement it."
The confusion, ambiguity and liberalising mentality launched upon the Catholic world by the Second Vatican Council has clearly facilitated and enabled clerical child sexual abuse, the scandal of which has rocked the Church, and provided Her enemies with the opportunity to produce an avalanche of lies and slanders against Her.
Homosexual Infiltration of the Clergy
At a press conference held in Santiago, Chile, on 12th April, 2010, Cardinal Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, confirmed that the clerical child sexual abuse scandal is one of "a relationship between paedophilia and homosexuality." He further noted that "there is much documentation" that proves the truth of the statement.
That the problem of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is largely and essentially a problem of homosexuals targeting the priesthood and religious life appears to have been recognised by the Vatican for many years. In 2005 the Congregation for Catholic Education issued instructions, with the pope's sanction, that forbade admittance to the seminary or to Holy Orders to "those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called 'gay culture'."
It was not the first such instruction. As far back as 2nd February, 1961, The Sacred Congregation for Religious issued an official document entitled Careful Selection and Training of Candidates for the States of Perfection and Sacred Orders. In it we read that: "Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers."
After queries concerning the authority and scope of the 2005 document, Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocation with Regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in View of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders, had been received by the Vatican, Cardinal Bertone issued in May, 2008, a written response, Rescriptum ex audientia, wherein the Vatican Secretary of State confirmed that the norms established in the 2005 document were of universal nature and applied to all houses of formation within the Catholic Church.
In a recent document produced for Human Life International, Homosexuality and the Church Crisis, the author, Brian Clowes, draws upon the published academic literature to prove conclusively that the problem of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is essentially a problem of homosexuals being admitted to the clerical or religious state.
Citing official statistics published in the USA Clowes shows that "In the population of priests who sexually abuse minors, six in seven molest boys". This figure, which equates to 86% of clerical sexual abuse being homosexual, compares starkly to the much smaller prevalence of homosexual abuse within American society as whole. He writes that: "... in the general population of males who sexually abuse minors, only one in seven molest boys".
Clowes then continues to prove from a number of sources that the Church has been specifically targeted for infiltration by predatory homosexuals.
"One of the 'articles of faith' of the 'gay rights' movement is that ten percent of any population is homosexual. In fact, the numbers are much smaller. There have been a number of major studies gauging the percentage of homosexuals in the general population. The aggregated results of these studies surveyed more than 218,000 men in several countries and show that only 2.6 percent of the male population has ever had a homosexual experience in their lives [for a list of these studies, see Brian W. Clowes and David L. Sonnier. "Child Molestation by Homosexuals and Hetrosexuals", Homiletic and Pastoral Review, May 2005, pp. 44-54]...
... Many experts have claimed that there is a much higher percentage of homosexuals in the priesthood than there is in the general population. Let us assume for a moment that the concentration of male homosexuals in the priesthood is four times greater than it is in the general population - about ten percent.
If we assume this number is correct... we find that a homosexual priest is... 52 times more likely to molest a child than a heterosexual priest.
If we use the more reasonable assumption that five percent of all priests are homosexual (still about twice the average in the general population), we see that a homosexual priest is... 110 times more likely to molest a child than a heterosexual priest".
That the Church has been specifically targeted for infiltration by practising sodomites should come as no surprise. She is not alone in having to face and deal with this daunting problem. It is well enough known that homosexual paedophiles will attempt to target any vocation or institution that will bring them into contact with minors, especially if the vocation or institution provides them with nominal respectability and position of authority over children.
Clowes cites J. Dressler, Gay Teachers: a Disesteemed Minority in an Overly Esteemed Profession, Ruthers/Camden Law Journal, 1978, 9(3), pp. 399-445, to prove the point. Commenting upon the data recorded in this paper that was published in the academic literature Clowes writes that:
"... homosexual teachers have been involved in a hugely disproportionate number of all recorded cases of teacher/pupil sex. A nationwide survey of school principals showed that they received 13 times as many complaints about homosexuals sexually molesting students than they did about heterosexuals molesting students.
Other studies have shown that homosexual teachers are from 90 to 100 times more likely to molest students than hetrosexual teachers".
To prove the point beyond any doubt Clowes then quotes from several leading homosexual organisations and activists who appear happy to hang themselves. Citing No Place for Homo-Homophobia, San Francisco Sentinel, 26th March 1992, he writes, for example that:
"In an editorial in the San Francisco Sentinel, a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists' Association claimed that:
'The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality. For the gay community to imply that boy-love is not homosexual love is ridiculous. We must not be seduced into believing misinformation from the press and the government. Child molesting does occur, but there are also positive sexual relations. And we need to support the men and the boys in those relationships'."
Sick and perverted as the statement above is it nevertheless shows very clearly that sexual predation of homosexual men upon boys is recognised by homosexuals themselves.
The Traditional Attitude of the Church
The problem of homosexual activity and child sexual abuse is not new, not even within the Church, but is a consequence of man's fallen nature and his all-too commonplace co-operation with temptations encouraged by devils. Such has always been recognised by the Church. And, as every Catholic knows full well the Church has always supplied the spiritual remedies with which to successfully combat any temptation to sin. She has also always supplied appropriate ecclesiastical penalties to discourage such acts and help resist temptations from Hell.
A profound difference is to be found by comparing the traditional attitude of the Church and Her enforcement of ecclesiastical penalties to that of Her pale, sickly, and virtually unrecogniseable modern reflection that is reluctant to abide by or enforce the instructions of Canon Law.
At the beginning of the fourth century the Council of Elvira established that stupratores puerorum, corrupters of boys, should be excluded from Holy Communion even at the moment of death.
In the twelfth century we find Lateran Council III decreeing that "Anyone caught in the practice of the sin against nature, on account of which the wrath of God was unleashed upon the children of disobedience (Eph. 5:6), if he is a cleric, let him be demoted from his state and kept in reclusion in a monastery to do penance; if he is a layman, let him be excommunicated and kept rigorously distant from the communion of the faithful.”
Moving further through time towards the present we find that Pope Saint Pius V in the sixteenth century ordered that clerical sodomites were to be stripped of their ecclesiastical dignity and handed over to the Secular Arm of the Two Swords to be burnt at the stake. "If someone commits that nefarious crime against nature that caused divine wrath to be unleashed against the children of iniquity, he will be given over to the secular arm for punishment; and if he is a cleric, he will be subject to analogous punishment after having been stripped of all his degrees" (Cum Primum, 1566).
And also the Fifth Lateran Council decreed that "Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigor that which We have decreed since the beginning of Our Pontificate, We establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be executed as mandated by law, according to the appropriate punishment for laymen plunged in this abyss.”
Arriving at the twentieth century we find that the 1917 Code of Canon Law stated that "So far as laymen are concerned, the sin of sodomy is punished ipso facto with the pain of infamy and other sanctions to be applied according to the prudent judgment of the bishop depending on the gravity of each case (Can. 2357). As for ecclesiastics and religious, if they are clerici minoris [of a degree lower than deacon], let them be punished with various measures, proportional to the gravity of the fault, that can even include dismissal from the clerical state (Can. 2358); if they are clerici maiores [deacons, priests or bishops], let them ‘be declared infamous and suspended from every post, benefit, dignity, deprived of their eventual stipend and, in the gravest cases, let them be deposed’." (Can. 2359).
The 1983 Code of Canon Law that is currently in force along with the motu proprio of 30th April, 2001, Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela, also makes clear, according to the recent Vatican Guide to Understanding Basic CDF Procedures Concerning Sexual Abuse Allegations, that "civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed" and that "should the cleric be judged guilty" in ecclesiastical trial "both judicial and administrative penal processes can condemn a cleric to a number of canonical penalties, the most serious of which is dismissal from the clerical state."
Clearly the problem is not that provisions do not exist within the Law of the Church to deal with such vile crimes, even if those modern provisions within Church and State are not as strident and effective as in times before, but that liberal churchmen follow liberal society in their contempt for Moral Law and their love for modern liberal pseudo-science such as psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
The Actual Statistics
Contrary to the wild and malicious propaganda regularly disseminated by the mass media, academic research that has been conducted into the prevalence of child sexual abuse within the Church paints a very different picture.
The available data shows that even with the widespread and destructive process of liberalisation that has wrought havoc and brought the Church Militant to its knees, child sexual abuse within diocesan and religious structures is still a rare phenomenon compared to its prevalence within secular society. Data gathered from different countries appears to show a remarkably similar pattern.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice was commissioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to investigate and produce an independent report which was published in 2004. Entitled The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States the report recorded that over a 42 year period 10,667 allegations of child sexual abuse in US diocesan structures were made. 81% of this sexual abuse was homosexual abuse.
Approximately one quarter of the population of the USA is Catholic; that is seventy million people. If the reasonable assumption is made that half of the Catholic population passed through childhood during this 42 year period then the prevalence of child abuse suffered by Catholic children within diocesan structures in the USA is 0.03%. In other words of every ten thousand Catholic children in the USA only three suffer sexual abuse within the environment of the Catholic Church.
By contrast, Rind et al, 1998, A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples, published in Psychological Bulletin 124: pp. 22-53, collated data published in 23 previous academic studies and found an average prevalence of child sexual abuse throughout the USA of nearly 23%. In other words of every ten thousand children in the USA an incredible two thousand and three hundred suffer sexual abuse within a non-Catholic environment.
Charol Shakeshaft, Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of the Literature, published by the US Department of Education in 2004, recorded that 9.6% of American children suffer from sexual abuse in secular schools. In other words of every ten thousand American children nine hundred and sixty suffer sexual abuse within the environment of school.
In 2003 The Report of The Attorney General of Massachusetts into child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Boston recorded that since 1940, a 63 year period, allegations were made against 250 priests and lay diocesan staff concerning a total of 789 children. The Archdiocese of Boston has a Catholic population of more than two million souls. If the assumption is made that 80% of these two million Catholic souls passed through their childhood years during this 63 year period we arrive at a 0.05% prevalence rate of sexual abuse. In other words of every ten thousand Catholic children just five suffer sexual abuse within the environment of the Archdiocese of Boston.
The reader should bear such official statistics in mind whilst reflecting upon the insanely vicious, and entirely typical, anti-Catholic commentary supplied in the Introduction to his report by the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Thomas F. Reilly. He writes of "The widespread sexual abuse of children within the Archdiocese", of "this widespread assault on children", and of "the massive and prolonged mistreatment of children by priests assigned to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston".
And the sheeple, in their mass-media-induced stupefaction, believe it!
Many readers will be far more familiar with the furious and vicious wall-to-wall coverage of allegedly widespread clerical and religious child abuse in Ireland.
The data contained in the 2009 final report of the government-directed The Commission to Enquire Into Child Abuse records that over a 34 year period more than 170,000 children passed through Industrial and Reformatory Schools operated by the Catholic Church. Of this number a total of 369 people, 242 males and 127 females, made complaint to the Irish Child Abuse Commission during its nine-year investigation that they had suffered sexual abuse whilst at one of these institutions. The rate of prevalence is 0.2%. In other words of every ten thousand children that lived in an Industrial or Reformatory School just twenty allege having suffered sexual abuse.
Furthermore, of the accused less than half of the alleged perpetrators were actually Catholic priests or religious. 55% of those accused of having carried out sexual abuse were visiting professionals, hired staff, visiting family members or even other pupils. 91% of the sexual abuse carried out by clerics or religious was homosexual abuse.
Other official Irish investigations show similar data. The government-directed Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation Report, published in 2009, records that 320 people complained of suffering abuse between 1975 and 2004. A further 130 complaints were received after the Commission's remit had ended giving a total of 450 allegations against 102 priests over a 29 year period. According to the Archdiocese of Dublin more than one million Catholics fall under its jurisdiction. If the assumption is made that over this 29 year period one-quarter of these million souls passed through their childhood years then the prevalence rate of abuse is 0.18%. If the assumption is made that a greater number, one-third, of these million souls passed through their childhood years during that period the rate of prevalence falls to 0.13%. In other words even the less reasonable assumption shows that of every ten thousand children that pass through structures belonging to the Archdiocese of Dublin just eighteen suffer sexual abuse.
The Ferns Report, 2005, another government-directed enquiry, records that between 1966 and 2005, a 39 year period, 100 allegations of child abuse were made against 21 priests in Diocese of Ferns. According to the Diocese of Ferns the Catholic population of the Diocese stood at 102,000 souls in 2006. If the assumption is made that half the Catholic population of Ferns passed through their childhood years during this 39 year period the rate of prevalence is 0.19. In other words of every ten thousand children in the Diocese of Ferns just nineteen allege that they suffer sexual abuse within the diocesan structure.
Twenty children in every ten thousand being abused by priests or religious is, needless to say, a score too many. But when these figures are compared to the prevalence of child sex abuse in Liberal secular Irish society the horrifying truth becomes clear once again.
A study conducted by McGee et al, 2003, The SAVI Report: Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland, published by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, reports that the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Ireland is recorded as 30.4% for girls and 23.6% for boys. In other words McGee et al claim that of every ten thousand Irish children an average of two-thousand and seven-hundred (27%) suffer sexual abuse in secular society.
Cawson et al, 2000, Child Maltreatment in the United Kingdom: A Study of the Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect, London, NSPCC, record on page 85 that in Great Britain and the north-east of Ireland 16% of children suffer sexual abuse; in other words of every ten thousand children in the United Kingdom one thousand and six hundred suffer sexual abuse.
Clearly, studies conducted and published in the academic literature prove beyond any doubt that child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is extremely rare in comparison to its prevalence within liberal secular society; a society whose propagandists attempt to turn black into white and falsely accuse the Church of being guilty of the very crimes that truly are widespread, and several orders of magnitude more common, within the sick and dying nightmare of a world that they advocate.
Congratulations to Integrity and Action on a very successful picket outside the BBC in London. The following is their report.
Picket at Broadcasting House
Integrity and Action were out once again on the streets of London during the evening of Wednesday, 15th September.
Following a successful activity outside Channel 4 headquarters two days previously, Integrity and Action turned its attention towards the BBC during the broadcast of yet another anti-Catholic TV 'special' report.
The rosary was prayed right next to the main entrance doors to Broadcasting House in central London and leaflets defending the Catholic priesthood from false charges of widespread child abuse were well received by the general public and interested BBC staff.
Passers-by who stopped to talk after receiving leaflets were truly shocked to learn of the way that the malicious, deceitful and lying media has presented child abuse amongst Catholics as if it were a widespread and common problem.
They were even more shocked to learn from the official statistics revealed in the leaflets that child abuse is hundreds of times more prevelant in the sick liberal secular society that media such as the BBC attempt to uphold and promote.
The truth is not something that people will ever likely hear broadcast by the British Bolshevik Corporation or other mass media which is exactly why, dear reader, Integrity & Action calls upon you to publicly defend the Moral Order and to work hard and pray hard to restore all things in Christ.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
There is widespread anger throughout the country.
A small group of demonstrators gathered outside the Fianna Fáil conference at the Ardilaun Hotel on Monday to protest against proposed health cuts across the West. Breege Burke of the ‘Galway Says No to Health Cuts’ campaign said that the small size of the crowd was “no indication of the strength of feeling about Fianna Fáil in general in the country”.
“I’ve never seen anything like it, people are so angry with what is going on, and people are afraid of what is down the line with the next budget,” she said. “There obviously is money there, who is paying for Fianna Fáil to have the likes of the Ardilaun to themselves for a couple of days?”
On Tuesday, several members of the Irish Automotive Glass Repairs Association also staged a protest outside the Fianna Fáil conference venue
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Combatting Media Lies
Integrity & Action Picket Channel 4
Fourteen Integrity & Action activists made protest outside the central London headquarters of Channel 4 on the evening of Monday, 13th September, 2010, to co-incide with the hour-long broadcast of one of several lie-filled TV programmes designed to whip up hysteria and hatred against the Catholic Church in the days
leading up to the papal visit to Britain.
Hundreds of leaflets were handed out to Channel 4 staff and passers-by whilst the rosary was publicly prayed outside the Channel 4 building on Horseferry Road.
The typically vile television programme, entitled 'The Trouble With the Pope', attacked the Church because of Her moral and social doctrine in regard to abortion and contraception, as well as spreading the now commonplace lies about clerical child sexual abuse.
Incredibly the TV hatchet-job was put together and presented by the sodomite campaigner Peter Tatchell who also publicly defends homosexual paedophilia.
Tatchell wrote in a letter to The Guardian, published on 26th June, 1997, that "Gay Men’s Press has published a book, 'Dares To Speak', which challenges the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive.
I think it is courageous".
The rank hypocrisy of Channel 4 and their paid hireling, Peter Tatchell, was made clear to all by Integrity and Action.
Monday, 13 September 2010
As Peter Maurin once said, we must not be go-getters but go-givers. The words of Our Divine Lord are very clear in Chapter 25 of St. Matthew’s Gospel. In this decadent and materialist age, it is an urgent task to highlight the Social Teachings of the Church. Governments, instead of tackling and removing usury debt, continue to do nothing about homelessness. Catholics will continue to be at the forefront of practical social action. Readers of this blog are always welcome to contact us for ways to assist in carrying out the Corporal Works of Mercy and Catholic Social Action.
IRELAND'S homeless crisis could be much worse than anything seen in the 1980s, with up to 5,000 people currently without a home and another 100,000 on social housing waiting lists.
The recession has been blamed for a dramatic rise in homeless numbers and comes as the Government's deadline for ending long-term homelessness by the end of this year rapidly approaches.
St Stanislaus Kennedy, founder of Focus Ireland, used the 25th anniversary of the charity's establishment to warn that unless the Government provides housing for those most in need the country's homeless crisis could surpass the grim days of the 1980s.
Speaking in Dublin yesterday, she said thousands of families were at risk of losing their homes, some due to the severe impact of the recession.
"We would be failing in our duty to the 5,000 people who are homeless today -- and thousands at risk -- if we did not warn the Government that a continued failure to provide housing for those in most need will lead to an entrenched homeless crisis.
"There are people who are homeless who are ready to move on today but they are trapped in emergency accommodation as there are no homes for them." Sr Stan added successive governments had failed to tackle homelessness, even during the Celtic Tiger years.
In 1991 there were 2,700 people homeless nationwide. However, this has now risen to 5,000.
Meanwhile, there has been an explosion in the numbers on the social-housing waiting list during the recession. The most recent figures show that by the end of 2009, there were 99,846 households on the list, up by more than three-quarters since 2008, when some 56,000 families were waiting for homes.
Focus Ireland's coffee shop, advice and information centre in Dublin's Temple Bar has recorded a 5pc increase in the numbers using its services so far this year with 2,671 people coming through its doors. It provides around 40,000 low-cost meals for single people, families and children each year.
The charity has calculated that an extra 1,200 tenancies are needed in Dublin by the end of 2010 if the Government is to meet its deadline of eradicating long-term homelessness and sleeping rough.
However, the charity is sceptical that the target will be met, arguing none of the government schemes to date have succeeded in providing the long-term housing which is vital for people who are homeless -- despite the glut of surplus homes nationwide.
Despite this, Focus chief executive Joyce Loughnan insisted the organisation would continue to work hard towards achieving the target.
"However ,in such a climate it would be disastrous if the Government was to use the Budget to cut existing levels of funding to homeless services -- especially if there is a continued failure to provide housing for those most in need," she said.