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Commonweal: Don’t blame Woodstock!

From Paul Moses @Commonweal…

“But the claim that the sexual revolution helped cause increased clergy sex abuse of minors was the weak link in the study because it’s speculation…”

Speculation, eh?  I tend to think that the John Jay Study wasn’t so far off the mark as this article over at Commonweal would suggest, even if the author of the report is in denial of her own report:

“Social movements, such as the sexual revolution and development of understanding about sexual victimization and harm, necessarily had an influence on those within organizations just as they did on those in the general society.”

I don’t know, but it seems to me dear reader that the priest pictured above certainly reflects the social movements of his time. AND WE DO KNOW from the Terrible Case of Paul Shanley that he constructed “a ministry for prey” based on his growing understanding about sexual victimization and harm…

From the Mental Floss blog:

In the 1970s, (Paul) Shanley was known as “the hippie priest”; he was a Roman Catholic clergyman whose specialty was ministering to kids struggling with their sexual identity. By 2002, however, Shanley was a central figure in the greatest scandal ever to hit the Catholic Church in the United States. Shanley was accused of molesting more than two dozen boys over a 35-year span. Subsequent investigations into other allegations in the Boston archdiocese resulted in the Church paying $85 million in 2003 to 552 people who claimed to have been abused by priests. It also triggered similar probes, and similar results, in other areas of the country. In 2005, at the age of 74, Shanley was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison.

Okay, so let’s at least get it nearly right. Nobody appears to want anything to do with blaming the sexual revolution for such deviant behavior, because if we did then logic would necessarily lead us into having to mention the “H” word as part and parcel of that same revolution. And hardly any “liberated” persons would approve of this new–if not fully accurate–Commonweal summation:

“But the claim that the sexual revolution helped cause increased clergy sex abuse of minors by homosexuals was the weak link in the study because it’s speculation…”

No. We wouldn’t want to speculate on that..

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Sacrificing children on the altar of human selfishness — Faithful Catholics petition Holy See to intervene to stop Archdiocese of Boston implementation of a policy directing Catholic schools to admit children of homosexual parents.

Catholics who oppose the Archdiocese of Boston’s ill-conceived policy to admit the children of gay and lesbian parents to Catholic schools and who are FED UP with the leadership of the archdiocese can now voice their opinion directly to the Holy See–and ask them to intervene and rescind the policy. Just click the FedUp button to the right.

As you may already know from our previous posts and mainstream media news reports, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley pandered to people pushing the gay agenda on Catholic schools by approving a policy that directs pastors they cannot discriminate against children of gay parents in school admissions.  So, if two gay parents want to place their child in a Catholic school, the policy says the pastor is not to refuse the child admission.

Never mind that the young child who depends on their gay/lesbian parents for sustenance might be harmed by hearing their teacher say their parents’ lifestyle is considered disordered and immoral. Never mind that the Church would be giving some implicit or explicit seal of approval on the gay relationship of the parents.  Never mind the rights of faithful Catholic parents to protect the innocence of their own children’s minds at a young age. Never mind that the Boston Archdiocese misappropriated a quote from the Holy Father saying on a financial basis all children should be able to access Catholic education, and instead used it to deceive people into thinking the Holy Father condoned this policy.

Gay “Catholic” organizations like DignityUSA praised the archdiocese and Catholics for Marriage Equality said they “hope dioceses around the country will adopt Boston’s guidelines.” So, like “gay marriage” that originated in Massachusetts, this disaster too could sweep across the country quickly if faithful Catholics do not act quickly.

Here is a letter that you can easily send with the click of a button to the Holy See:

I am writing to ask that the Holy See immediately intervene in the Archdiocese of Boston to stop implementation of a policy directing Catholic schools to admit children of homosexual parents.

This policy should be rescinded for the following reasons:

  1. The partnership needed between the Catholic school and parents is not possible when parents live a lifestyle openly opposed to Church teaching.
  2. The good of the child is not served–and is instead harmed–by learning values in school that say their parents’ acts and values are morally wrong.
  3. The policy makes it impossible for faithful Catholic parents to protect the innocence of their own young children.
  4. The policy forces Catholic schools to implicitly or explicitly recognize the gay/lesbian relationship of the parents as valid by the Catholic Church, since the gay/lesbian parents will inevitably be present at the school and may assume positions of volunteer leadership.
  5. The policy violates the principle of subsidiarity by making the decision at an archdiocesan level and removing that decision-making authority from pastors.
  6. The use of the opening quote by Pope Benedict XVI out of context from his actual statement deceives Catholic faithful into thinking the Holy Father approves of such a policy.

With salvation of souls at risk, I ask that the Holy See immediately act to rescind this policy before further damage is done in Boston and before other dioceses might take steps to follow the misguided direction that Cardinal Sean O’Malley and his advisors have taken. I also ask that the Holy See take steps to formally clarify Church teaching in this area, hopefully using the Archdiocese of Denver policy of non-admission for children of gay/lesbian parents as a model..

Thank you for your intervention, and God bless.

We have set this up so it automatically sends an email or a fax to the following people: Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Sembi (U.S. Papal Nuncio);  Cardinal Ouelett (Prefect, Congregation of Bishops), Cardinal Burke (Prefect, Apostolic Signatura), Cardinal Levada (Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith), and Archbishop Zenon Grocholewski (Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education), Cardinal O’Malley and members of the Archdiocese of Boston Presbyteral Council who approved the policy.

Just click on the FedUp button, fill in your name and other information, click the “Sign the Letter” button, verify your information is correct, and then click “Submit.”  (wait a few moments, and it’s done).

Please share this post with other like-minded friends and family members and ask them to take steps to stop this policy before other dioceses follow suit.

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Boston Catholic Schools Non-Discrimination Policy: Next Steps Before the Virus Spreads

Light kills viruses...

The Orate Fratres wholeheartedly supports the efforts of all faithful men and women presently attempting to uphold the moral teachings of the Catholic Church from the disastrous non-discrimination policy enacted this week by the Archdiocese of Boston. We encourage you to follow the story below and act on suggestions offered within your own diocese so as to prevent this virus from spreading–EDITOR

By now, most of you have probably heard about the disaster of a policy the Archdiocese of Boston’s supposedly “Catholic” Schools office unveiled this past week that officially says Boston Catholic schools can’t discriminate in admissions. At this blog “Queering the Church,” in a post called, “Catholic School Admissions: Sanity in Boston,” they are excited about the policy, saying “representatives of leading gay and lesbian Catholic organizations …

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via Bryan Hehir Exposed

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Boston Archdiocese Announces Policy to Admit Children of Gay Parents

“What were they thinking?”

They did it.  Today the Archdiocese of Boston released the policy to officially admit children of gay and lesbian parents to Catholic schools.  We just received this message from a local Catholic reader of the blog and we’re publishing it just as we received it.  To: Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi cc: Cardinal Sean O’Malley and members of the Boston Presbyteral Council I would like to ask for the immediate intervention by the Apostolic …

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via Bryan Hehir Exposed