I want a conversation, not a confrontation.
I have been struggling with this decision for a while. I have decided to archive this blog, at least for now. I think I have accomplished as much as I can using this forum. I have been working on two other projects, one of which was completed over the weekend. The second will take a… Continue reading Archiving for Now
This morning I read an article on-line from CatholicCulture.org on the United Nations probe into torture and the Vatican. I find it amusing that the UN, the world’s most ineffective organization, is creating theater of the absurd with the Holy See, the world’s most recalcitrant organization. The piece I was reading, written by Phil Lawler,… Continue reading Reply to CatholicCulture.org’s Misunderstanding of Torture
An article in the Scranton Times-Tribune online follows up on the story of Carlos Urrutigoiry and his elevation to a position of authority over priests accused of misconduct in a Catholic Diocese in Paraguay. The National Director of SNAP, David Chlohessy, is demanding the Diocese release the files on the Urrutigoiry and the events that… Continue reading Scranton Times-Tribune Coverage of the Urrutigoiry Story
According to an article in the Pocono Record on 14 March 2014, a priest who was credibly accused of molesting boys in Shohola (Pike County) and Moscow (Lackawanna County), Pennsylvania has been elevated to the post of Vicar General of Ciudad del Este Diocese in Paraguay. Now a Monsignor, Carlos Urrutigoity will be in charge of… Continue reading Promoting Pedaphiles
"When one goes looking for something, one rarely finds it, but when you least expect it, the object of your search tends to fly up in front of you.” This is a hard topic to write about. What happened all those years ago, the coverup by the church, the discord in the survivor community. I… Continue reading Crickets, silence on the net…
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a shock to the Catholic Church and the world. In the last month pundits have examined and speculated on the reasons for his sudden retirement and the tremor that went through the Catholic faithful in the aftermath of the announcement. In what is being touted as his… Continue reading …And the Lord seemed to sleep…
I put a blog post on January 16 entitled 99,601. I thought it was pretty innocuous, more of a "I'm still out here" piece than anything else. It drew a vitriolic response from one reader who decided that it was more of an exercise in narcissism and that I should be taking a more vocal stand… Continue reading SNAPpish
Buried in the news, during this political season, was an article in the New York Times that the Roman Catholic Bishop of Kansas City was convicted at a bench trial on one misdemeanor charge and not guilty on a second charge, for failing to report a priest who had taken hundreds of pornographic pictures of young girls. He was sentenced… Continue reading First Conviction of a Catholic Bishop…
The Church is the Real Victim There is nothing more offensive to me personally as the defensive tactics embraced by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. In this installment of the "Playbook," we will take a look at how the RCC spins the sexual crime crisis to make the RCC look like the victim. Ignore the… Continue reading RCC Playbook III – The Church is the Real Victim!