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What went wrong in the Catholic Church?


Why have its leaders been unable to deal with the priest sex abuse scandal in an honest and convincing way?

By Michael D'Antonio

February 10, 2013

The files released last week by America's largest Catholic archdiocese revealed new and disturbing details about how church officials schemed to protect priests accused of molesting children. But was the scandal in Los Angeles really so much worse than in other places?

Sadly, no. The details emerging from the documents mirror what happened in archdioceses across the country, as church officials time and again put their own concerns above the needs of victims.

One of the earliest cases to draw nationwide attention involved Gilbert Gauthe, a priest who raped dozens of boys in rural Louisiana. By 1984, when Gauthe was indicted on 34 counts of sex crimes against children, church officials had been aware he was abusing children for at least a decade. But instead of reporting his crimes, they transferred him to another parish, where he continued to have sex with the children in his charge. He was stopped only after a boy he raped wound up in the hospital due to his injuries.

~big snip

Sex and power. These are two factors that Catholic leaders have failed to confront, even as the church falls down around them. Any recovery from the great scandal will require change in both areas. Thirty years on, even under the threat of criminal prosecution, they seem incapable of the kind of self-examination that would allow such change. Instead they fight against truth-telling and suffer further ignominy. No wonder this is a scandal without end

It just seems the Catholic Church feels that anyone bringing these faults to their eyes is attacking them.

President Obama in Minneapolis to talk guns today n/t

Posted by Angry Dragon | Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:29 PM (0 replies)

Listening to local news and they are talking about the Obama gun photo

The reporters are talking about how Obama can handle a rifle when he shoots skeet
How the hell can do a honest report about guns when they do not even know the difference between a rifle and a shotgun??
You use a shotgun for skeet .......... idiots
Posted by Angry Dragon | Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:08 PM (0 replies)

Just saw a post that said: Message auto-removed .........what is that about??

Posted by Angry Dragon | Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:08 PM (2 replies)

What has changed in 100 years .......... Maybe the names

A Muckraker cartoon from about 1905-6

Don't we still have a bought Senate or are they so rich themselves that they are too busy counting their money to do their jobs??

Eve of Destruction ......... song from 1965

Have been hearing the song alot on talk radio lately.
Does the song still hold true today, has much changed??

The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today?
If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away
There'll be no one to save, with the world in a grave

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace
And, tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

This Question will Assume That There is a God

Why did your god create the universe??

I had a Dream

Took a nap and had a dream.

A politician tells a lie and their tongue falls off.
A politician takes a bribe and their hands fall off.
A politician works to take a woman's reproductive rights away
and their reproductive parts either fall off or stops functioning.
A politician comes out with a stupid bill or votes for one and their brain turns to jello.
A wealthy person tries to buy an election or a politician and they find themselves living under a cardboard box.

It was a pleasant dream, it was a better world. One has to have hope and dreams.

More Guns is the Only Answer ...........

How come no one or very few are asking why this country needs so many guns or guns in schools??

Why did we get to this point??

How many Gods are there??

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