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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

JESUIT Pedophiles and Homosexuals Paid $166.1 Million in CHILD ABUSE CASE in the U.S.A.





 

Jesuits pay record $166.1 million in child abuse case
By Michael Martinez, CNN

The Society of Jesus' Pacific Northwest unit and its insurers have agreed to pay a record $166.1 million to about 470 people who were sexually and psychologically abused as children by Jesuit priests from the 1940s to the 1990s, the victims' attorneys said Friday.

Blaine Tamaki, an attorney in Yakima, Washington, described the payment as "the largest settlement between a religious order and abuse victims in the history of the United States."

The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus is now in federal bankruptcy court in Portland, Oregon, the attorneys said. Insurers will pay $118 million, and the Jesuits' Pacific Northwest province will pay $48.1 million, Tamaki said.

"The $166.1 million is the largest settlement by a religious order in the history of the world," Tamaki said. "Over 450 Native American children ... were sexually abused repeatedly, from rape to sodomy, for decades throughout the Northwest. Instead of teaching these children how to read and write, Jesuit priests were teaching them distrust and shame.

"Instead of teaching the Native American children the love of God, these Jesuit pedophile priests were molesting these young children," Tamaki told reporters.

The Rev. Patrick Lee, provincial superior of the Jesuits' Oregon Province, declined to comment on the settlement, citing in a written statement the ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

"The province continues to work with the creditors committee to conclude the bankruptcy process as promptly as possible," Lee said.

Jesuits are the world's largest order of Catholic priests and are considered the most educated in the priesthood as they run prestigious universities, said Patrick Wall, a consultant to the victims' attorneys and a former priest and Benedictine monk who's now an expert on Catholic clergy abuse.

Jesuits number about 19,000 worldwide, according to the Society of Jesus in the United States.

The settlement also asks the Jesuits to provide a written apology to the victims, Tamaki said.

The abuse primarily took place in Jesuit-operated mission schools and boarding schools on Indian reservations in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon, and some of the children were abused by Jesuits serving in dioceses throughout the Northwest, Tamaki said.

Most of the abuse occurred in the 1960s, so many of the alleged victims are now in their late 40s and early 50s, Tamaki said.

None of the 57 Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse by the victims has been charged with any crimes, Tamika said. He added that less than a handful each of Jesuit brothers and nuns in the Jesuit schools also are accused of child sexual abuse by the victims.

"This same province has settled claims before, but this is the big whopper," Tamika told CNN.

The Jesuits' Pacific Northwest province filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2009 after Tamaki filed 21 federal lawsuits against them in Washington and after another attorney, John Manly of Newport Beach, California, had spent years filing other child sex abuse lawsuits against the Jesuits' regional unit, the attorneys said.

"There is no question that the number of cases filed, and the establishment of prolific abuse, triggered the bankruptcy," Manly said in a statement. He represented almost 200 claims out of Alaska.

During the press conference Friday, Manly told reporters that the settlement was "a small step for this country recognizing the holocaust that occurred to Native Americans at these boarding schools.

"What you had at these boarding schools was nothing less than a Slobodan Milosevic-style cultural assassination using rape as an offensive weapon to control people," he said. "They can deny it, they can pretend like it didn't happen, they can minimize it, but that's what it is."

One abuse victim, Katherine (Hansen) Mendez, 53, was abused as a child at St. Mary's Mission boarding school in Omak, Washington, according to a statement issued by Tamaki.

Mendez, a Yakama tribal member who didn't attend Friday's press conference, was 11 when she was sent to St. Mary's Mission by a state foster worker and was abused for a year by the Jesuit priest who ran the school, she said in the statement.

"I kept the sexual molestation hidden in the dark, in my soul, for years and years. Finally, when I came forward and saw that others did too, it was as if the blanket that had hidden our secret was pulled off and we could move into the light again," Mendez said in a statement.

Another victim, Clarita Vargas, a member of the Colville tribe in Washington, attended Friday's press conference and told reporters that she attended the same boarding school from second to eighth grade during the 1960s and early 1970s.

She said the same Jesuit priest held a movie night in his private office and quarters, and "he would purposely select a child to molest," Vargas said.

"I was a victim of physical and sexual abuse by one of the priests," Vargas said.

About the settlement, she said, "It's a day of reckoning and justice. ... This will continue to allow us on a path for healing. There is a generational trauma in Indian country."

She later added: "When I think about how important this is to us, I can only say my spirit was wounded and this makes it feel better."

Thirty-eight of the claims handled by Tamaki involve sexual abuse by a Jesuit priest who resides in a private retirement facility financed by the Jesuits, Tamaki said.

Forty-nine of the almost 100 victims represented by Tamaki were sexually abused when they were 8 years old or younger, he said. The remaining victims were ages 9 to 14 during the abuse, he said.

Most of the victims were abused during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s at reservation mission schools, including Sacred Heart Mission in Desmet, Idaho; St. Ignatius Mission in St. Ignatius, Montana; St. Paul's Mission in Hayes, Montana; and St. Labre Mission in Ashland, Montana, Tamaki said.

Theo Lawrence, who attended St. Ignatius Mission, had wanted to talk with reporters Friday, but he died this past week, Tamaki said in statement.

Lawrence was in third grade when the molestation began allegedly by a priest and a nun who worked with the Jesuit missionaries, according to Tamaki.

Before he died, Lawrence provided a statement for Friday's press conference: "The nun or one of the brothers would send me to the rectory to see (the priest). He would give me candy or call me special - and then he would molest me. They all did at various times," his statement said.

Lawrence said that he was scared to tell anyone because all of the boys were told repeatedly that "men of God don't talk. We were scared that if we uttered even one word, we would go to hell," his statement said.

Source: Religion.blogs.cnn.com

John Paul's Legacy Stained by Sex Abuse Scandal

w460Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.

But the sexual abuse scandal that festered under his watch remains a stain on his legacy.

John Paul and his top advisers failed to grasp the severity of the abuse problem until very late in his 26-year papacy, even though U.S. bishops had been petitioning the Holy See since the late-1980s for a faster way to defrock pedophile priests.

The experience of John Paul in Poland under communist and Nazi rule, where innocent priests were often discredited by trumped-up accusations, is believed to have influenced his general defensiveness of the clergy. The exodus of clergy after the turbulent 1960s similarly made him want to hold onto the priests he still had.

Pope Francis has inherited John Paul's most notorious failure on the sex abuse front — the Legion of Christ order that John Paul and his top advisers held up as a model. Francis, who will canonize John Paul on Sunday, must decide whether to sign off on the Vatican's three-year reform project, imposed after the Legion admitted that its late founder sexually abused his seminarians and fathered three children.

Yet the Legion's 2009 admission about the Rev. Marcial Maciel's double life was by no means news to the Vatican.

Documents from the archives of the Vatican's then-Sacred Congregation for Religious show how a succession of papacies — including that of John XXIII, also to be canonized Sunday — simply turned a blind eye to credible reports that Maciel was a con artist, drug addict, pedophile and religious fraud.

By 1948, seven years after Maciel founded the order, the Holy See had documents from Vatican-appointed envoys and bishops in Mexico and Spain questioning the legitimacy of Maciel's ordination (by his uncle, after Maciel was expelled by a series of seminaries), noting the questionable legal foundation of his order and flagging his "totalitarian" behavior and spiritual violations of his young seminarians.

The documents show the Holy See was well aware of Maciel's drug abuse, sexual abuse and financial improprieties as early as 1956, when it ordered an initial investigation and suspended him for two years to kick a morphine habit.

Yet for decades, thanks to Maciel's ability to keep his own priests quiet, his foresight to place trusted Legion priests in key Vatican offices and his careful cultivation of Vatican cardinals, Mexican bishops and wealthy, powerful lay Catholics, Rome looked the other way. Vatican officials were impressed instead by the orthodoxy of his priests and Maciel's ability to attract new vocations and donations.

John Paul, who in 1994 praised Maciel as an "efficacious guide to youth," wasn't alone in being duped. His top advisers were some of Maciel's fiercest supporters, convinced that the accusations against him were the typical "calumnies" hurled at the greatest of saints. They were swayed instead by numerous testimonies from bishops and others of his greatness — documentation which also features in the Vatican archives.

Two years after the Vatican sentenced Maciel to a lifetime of penance and prayer for sexually abusing his seminarians, John Paul's No. 2, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, in 2008 was still praising the spirit of Maciel and his "humility" in stepping aside after the Vatican finally confronted him with the accusations.

John Paul's prefect of the Congregation for Religious, Cardinal Franc Rode, told Legion priests that same year he had absolved Maciel and praised the good "fruits" that Maciel's Legion had given the church.

"The fruit is good. The fruit is extraordinarily good. It is excellent," Rode said, according to his November 2008 speech made public online by Mexico's El Zocalo newspaper. "Can we say the tree is bad then? Purely from a logical standpoint, I would say no. I absolve Father Maciel. I do not judge him."

Maciel's fraud, one of the greatest scandals of the 20th-century Catholic Church, raises uncomfortable questions for today's Vatican about how so many people could have been duped for so long. It also brings into question how the church's own structure, values and priorities enabled a cult-like order to grow from within and how far accountability for all the harm done should go.

Finally, it begs the question of whether the order has really been purged of the abuses that allowed generations of priests to subject themselves to blind obedience to a false prophet.

In his 2013 book "I Lived With a Saint," John Paul's longtime Polish aide, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, said his pope knew "nothing, absolutely nothing" about Maciel's misdeeds.

"For him, he was still the founder of a great religious order and that's it. No one had told him anything, not even about the rumors going around," wrote Dziwisz, the leading force behind John Paul's remarkably fast canonization.

He blamed the Vatican's "extremely bureaucratic structure" for preventing such information from reaching John Paul and denied that his pope was slow to react to the abuse scandal.

Juan Vaca begs to differ.

Vaca was the Legion's superior in the U.S. from 1971-1976, when he left the order and joined the diocese of Rockville Center, New York. In 1979, a year after John Paul was elected, Vaca's bishop sent the Congregation for Religious a bombshell set of documents in which Vaca and another ex-Legion priest detailed the sexual abuse they and some 19 other priests and seminarians had endured at Maciel's hands.

He later was one of a half-dozen former Legionaries who brought a canonical case against Maciel at the Vatican in 1998. It took eight years — and the death of John Paul — for Pope Benedict XVI to sanction Maciel.

"I feel once more outraged, furious with feelings of deception and rebellion at the circus process to make 'saint' a pope who did nothing to preserve the Catholic Church and society from the horrendous crisis inflicted upon them by the Catholic clergy sexual abuse," Vaca told The Associated Press in an email.

Vaca questioned why Francis was "following the same dubious decision — initiated by Benedict XVI — to make a saint with such an urgency a personality who was involved either in a voluntary complicity or in responsible ignorance in reference to Maciel."

Source: Naharnet.com

Sunday, April 20, 2014

EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION - A REJECTED HOLIDAY BY GOD.

 

63170505505eb98a469f4a0e51fcdf99As followers and believers in the Messiah we know EASTER is a pagan goddess, and the origin of Easter Sunday is from Babylon and has nothing to do with true Biblical Christianity. Even in Judaism we find no coloured and decorated eggs and rabbits associated with any Old testament holy days or festivals. Obviously, Easter is originally a pagan celebration mixed into Constantine's Catholic Christianity during the first period of Catholicism. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth has nothing to do with rabbits and coloured painted eggs neither is there a scriptural basis in celebrating a day called "Easter Sunday".  The name Easter in English is derived from many ancient languages namely, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. If we look at the root words it's not about resurrection but rather its about the Passover. Pascha or pesha is the Jewish Passover, an Old Testament Holy Day, a Jewish tradition commemorating the deliverance of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery for 400 years.

The Modern English word Easter is taken from the Old English word Ēostre or Ostara which can also be traced and connect to the Germanic Pagan goddess of equinox and fertility. It is the worship of their sun god, another form of Egyptian Sun worship which is from the ancient religion of Semiramis and Nimrod. So to be precise, the celebration of Easter is connected to SUN WORSHIP and has nothing to do with the resurrection of the Messiah, Joshua or Yeshua the son of Joseph and of Mary.

Now many will ask us or question us how did Easter Sunday became a Christian holy day or festival? Well, if we look at our history, we know the apostles and mostly the first disciples of Jesus of Nazareth were mainly Jews and some were Greeks but we find no trace in the Holy Scriptures about a day called Easter Sunday. The resurrection of the Lord is not called Easter Sunday neither the pre-Constantine believers celebrated a day called "Easter Sunday". There is no word found Easter pointing or in relevance to the resurrection of Christ.  The fact is that because Christianity is now a legal religion, new words are used not to bring light to the Messianic teachings of the Old Testament but I believe new words were introduced to deceive not only believers but also to mislead many people who would like to come to Christ and His teachings. I say the organized church during the times before the Reformation became a money making business. A corrupt religion who was headed by corrupt popes, bishops and priests. The inventions of unBiblical doctrines that is designed to bring money to the Church of Rome was the way these people financed their corrupted pagan-Christianity lifestyle hidden within is their  scandalous misbehaviour of pedophilia and homosexuality. No wonder why as we are approaching another so-called modern age and year where we find biblically-condemned lifestyle and behaviour that is being pushed and legalized into mainstream Romanist dominated culture and societies. Indeed, we are approaching an age that evil is seen and defined as good or acceptable and vice-versa.  The pioneers to counter the Protestant Reformation was seen as successful in another angle, but in God's eyes we know He has a plan that man cannot fathom unless He Himself has revealed it unto Him either through His words or in looking back to the past. The scripture is clear about the last days that many false teachings and teachers will be in the world and will deceive many. (See 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 4:3, Jude 1:18)

Easter Sunday Celebration is of course just  one of many false teachings that has crept into the church today and has deceived many.

Easter Sunday has become a  universal belief of many Modern Ecumenical Churches believing it is a holy celebration that gives glory to God. And of course we know God is not pleased if we are not worshipping Him in Spirit and Truth. Hence, we are like Cain whose sacrifice was rejected because it cannot please Him. (See Gen 4:4-7) God is not pleased because it is not according to His Word nor it is His Will. God will never accept an offering that is unrighteous. (Hebrews 11:4)

Clearly, Easter Sunday is another rejected holy day and God is not pleased nor He will accept it because it has nothing to do with Him but its of the devil. Get out of  Romanism before it is too late. (Rev. 18:4-8)

Easter Sunday Celebration - A Rejected Holiday by God.


As followers and believers in the Messiah we know EASTER is a pagan goddess, and the origin of Easter Sunday is from Babylon and has nothing to do with true Biblical Christianity. Even in Judaism we find no coloured and decorated eggs and rabbits associated with any Old testament holy days or festivals. Obviously, Easter is originally a pagan celebration mixed into Constantine's Catholic Christianity during the first period of Catholicism. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth has nothing to do with rabbits and coloured painted eggs neither is there a scriptural basis in celebrating a day called "Easter Sunday".  The name Easter in English is derived from many ancient languages namely, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. If we look at the root words it's not about resurrection but rather its about the Passover. Pascha or pesha is the Jewish Passover, an Old Testament Holy Day, a Jewish tradition commemorating the deliverance of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery for 400 years.

The Modern English word Easter is taken from the Old English word Ēostre or Ostara which can also be traced and connect to the Germanic Pagan goddess of equinox and fertility. It is the worship of their sun god, another form of Egyptian Sun worship which is from the ancient religion of Semiramis and Nimrod. So to be precise, the celebration of Easter is connected to SUN WORSHIP and has nothing to do with the resurrection of the Messiah, Joshua or Yeshua the son of Joseph and of Mary.

Now many will ask us or question us how did Easter Sunday became a Christian holy day or festival? Well, if we look at our history, we know the apostles and mostly the first disciples of Jesus of Nazareth were mainly Jews and some were Greeks but we find no trace in the Holy Scriptures about a day called Easter Sunday. The resurrection of the Lord is not called Easter Sunday neither the pre-Constantine believers celebrated a day called "Easter Sunday". There is no word found Easter pointing or in relevance to the resurrection of Christ.  The fact is that because Christianity is now a legal religion, new words are used not to bring light to the Messianic teachings of the Old Testament but I believe new words were introduced to deceive not only believers but also to mislead many people who would like to come to Christ and His teachings. I say the organized church during the times before the Reformation became a money making business. A corrupt religion who was headed by corrupt popes, bishops and priests. The inventions of unBiblical doctrines that is designed to bring money to the Church of Rome was the way these people financed their corrupted pagan-Christianity lifestyle hidden within is their  scandalous misbehaviour of pedophilia and homosexuality. No wonder why as we are approaching another so-called modern age and year where we find biblically-condemned lifestyle and behaviour that is being pushed and legalized into mainstream Romanist dominated culture and societies. Indeed, we are approaching an age that evil is seen and defined as good or acceptable and vice-versa.  The pioneers to counter the Protestant Reformation was seen as successful in another angle, but in God's eyes we know He has a plan that man cannot fathom unless He Himself has revealed it unto Him either through His words or in looking back to the past. The scripture is clear about the last days that many false teachings and teachers will be in the world and will deceive many. (See 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 4:3, Jude 1:18)

Easter Sunday Celebration is of course just  one of many false teachings that has crept into the church today and has deceived many.

Easter Sunday has become a  universal belief of many Modern Ecumenical Churches believing it is a holy celebration that gives glory to God. And of course we know God is not pleased if we are not worshipping Him in Spirit and Truth. Hence, we are like Cain whose sacrifice was rejected because it cannot please Him. (See Gen 4:4-7) God is not pleased because it is not according to His Word nor it is His Will. God will never accept an offering that is unrighteous. (Hebrews 11:4)
Clearly, Easter Sunday is another rejected holy day and God is not pleased nor He will accept it because it has nothing to do with Him but its of the devil. Get out of  Romanism before it is too late. (Rev. 18:4-8)
 
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