- Ex seminarista de Osorno sugiere que hay más abusos sexuales al interior de la Iglesia Católica
- ¿Cuándo hablarán las mujeres víctimas de abusos en la Iglesia?
- Benito Baranda: “Esta señal del Papa es demoledora para lo que va a venir después con los obispos”
- Assembly Dems attempting again to pass Child Victims Act as standalone bill
- Disgraced Bishop resurfaces for confirmation season … again
- Four priests accused of sexual abuse served at one Buffalo-area parish
- Part 4 - Riverdale Sexual Abuse
- Chile victims of clergy sex abuse praise talks with pope
- Chile Sex Abuse Victims Deliver Mixed Verdicts on Papal Talks
- Caution: The Pope is Beefing-up his State Department
- Turning 90, former Bishop Gelineau says ‘God has been good to me’
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 03:26 PM PDT
CHILE Ausralo Osorno [Former seminarian from Osorno suggests that there are more sexual abuse within the Catholic Church 27.04.2018 "It seems to me that there are more people who are abused, that they talk in the most intimate way and that they do not look for the media," said José Manuel Rozas, from the Community of Christian Faithfuls, who says "manage files".] 27.04.2018"Me parece que hay más gente abusada, que lo conversa en lo más íntimo y que no busca los medios de prensa", aseguró José Manuel Rozas, de la Comunidad de Fieles Cristianos, quien dice "manejar archivos". En el marco de la expectación por la inédita reunión que sostendrán este fin de semana tresdenunciantesdel caso Karadima con el Papa Francisco en El Vaticano, a propósito de las acusaciones de supuesto encubrimiento de parte del obispo de Osorno, monseñor Juan Barros; diversas voces ligadas a la Iglesia Católica en dicha ciudad salieron a comentar la situación.Uno de ellos es José Manuel Rozas, vocero de la Comunidad de Fieles Cristianos Católicos de Osorno (que buscan desmarcarse de los laicos detractores de Barros), para quien esta cita es una demostración de "la prueba de la blancura por parte de la jerarquía de la iglesia" frente a los casos de abusos, pero donde no se incluye a otros que también sufrieron.Según el ex seminarista (incluso fue secretario de un obispo), "la información que manejo de la mayoría de los obispos de Chile es relevante. Yo manejaba archivos que por amor a la Iglesia no voy a andar revelando. Pero a mi me parece que hay más gente abusada, que lo conversa en lo más íntimo y que no busca los medios de prensa".Respecto a las acciones que esperan que tome el Papa luego de las reuniones, señaló que "si va a pedir la renuncia a Barros, pídasela y acéptesela", además solicitó que exista menos "farándula eclesiástica"; según publica este viernesEl Austral, donde puedes leer más reacciones.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 03:21 PM PDT
CHILE El Mostrador [When will women who are victims of abuse in the Church speak? We have to think about the precariousness in which the ex-religious live when their congregation did not support them and they had to leave because of their attempt to denounce.] por JUDITH SCHÖNSTEINER Y MARÍA EUGENIA VALDÉS 28 abril, 2018 enemos que pensar en la precariedad en la que viven las ex religiosas cuando su congregación no las apoyó y se tuvieron que salir producto de su intento de denunciar. La precariedad es un factor no despreciable de disuasión a la denuncia, considerando que muchas congregaciones no contemplan un reconocimiento civil a la formación que reciben las religiosas. ¿Hay garantías de libertad de conciencia para decir las cosas por su nombre? La Iglesia tiene que prepararse para escuchar a las mujeres víctimas.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 12:29 PM PDT
CHILE La Tercera ["It is a very big step for the Church, particularly for the Chilean one, which for some decades has been carrying this serious problem that happened to us, and that the ecclesiastical authorities here were not able to face with truth, honesty, diligence and rigorousness that was needed. " Direct. This is how Benito Baranda thinks about the meaning that, in his opinion, has the presence, at this time, of three Karadima victims in the Vatican, invited by Pope Francis himself.] 29 APR 2018 Autor: Sergio Rodríguez El laico analiza la importancia y alcances que tiene el encuentro, en el Vaticano, del Pontífice con Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton y José Andrés Murillo, víctimas de los abusos de Karadima, a quienes el propio Francisco invitó. "Es un paso muy grande para la Iglesia, particularmente para la chilena, que desde hace algunas décadas viene cargando con este grave problema que nos sucedió, y que las autoridades eclesiásticas de aquí no fueron capaces de enfrentar con la verdad, honestidad, diligencia y rigurosidad que se necesitaba". Directo. Así se plantea Benito Baranda respecto del significado que, a su juicio, tiene la presencia, en estos momentos, de tres víctimas de Karadima en el Vaticano, invitados por el propio Papa Francisco. Desde el viernes y hasta hoy, Juan Carlos Cruz, José Andrés Murillo y James Hamilton alojan en la residencia vaticana de Santa Marta. Allí están sosteniendo reuniones personales con el Pontífice, en las cuales este les "pedirá perdón por lo que sufrieron" -según explicó el director de prensa de la Santa Sede, Greg Burke-, y escuchará su testimonio respecto del ex párroco de El Bosque y de cómo fueron tratados por el clero local.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 12:22 PM PDT
NEW YORK New York Daily News KENNETH LOVETT NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, April 29, 2018 ALBANY — Assembly Democrats this week will vote on a bill to make it easier for child sex abuse survivors to seek justice as a adults — pressuring Senate Republicans who have long blocked the measure. "We must take action to protect victims of childhood sexual abuse and ensure access to justice for survivors," Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) told the Daily News. "The Assembly majority has long led the way on this important issue and I hope that it can finally become law this year." The bill, likely to be voted Tuesday, will let prosecutors bring criminal cases any time up to a victim's 23rd birthday, and allow civil lawsuits against abusers any time up to a victim's 50th birthday. Public institutions would be treated the same as private institutions under the law. Currently, child victims have 90 days from the time of an incident to file notices of claim against school districts and other local or state government entities.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 11:39 AM PDT
CALIFORNIA The Worthy Adversary April 29, 2018 Joelle Casteix It's the Sacrament of Confirmation season in the Catholic Church, and that means one thing: trouble. Why? For the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it's time to dust off disgraced, abuse-enabling bishops and force them on innocent Catholic teens, adults and parishes. I've already received numerous complaints from two Los Angeles parishes: St. Timothy's in West Los Angeles and St. Monica's in Santa Monica. Both parishes are celebrating confirmations this coming weekend, and both are stuck with Bishop Thomas Curry as the celebrant. Think of it as having your faith "sealed" by Pennywise the Clown. The Enabler Curry's fall from grace was quick. In 2013, when thousands of pages of LA Archdiocese sex abuse and cover-up documents were finally made public (after years of legal wrangling), we learned that Curry, as Vicar for Priests, had a direct hand in the cover-up of sex abuse. He felt that the Archdiocese was not legally responsible for its priests. He allowed molesting priests to stay in ministry without alerting authorities or parishes, allegedly interfered with police investigations, and helped some priests evade civil prosecution. As a result, he resigned from all public duties in January 2013 … almost. Except for those pesky confirmations. Every year since 2013, I have received calls from angry parishioners, asking that Curry (and sometimes Cardinal Roger Mahony himself) be removed as confirmation celebrants. It's safer for parishioners to call me than to complain internally. When some parishioners and employees have complained to their pastors in the past about Curry, they alleged they were harassed and/or demoted in response.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 09:25 AM PDT
NEW YORK Buffalo News By Jay Tokasz April 29, 2018 Members of Most Precious Blood Church in Angola were as stunned as any Catholics – and maybe more so – when the Diocese of Buffalo in March publicly named 42 priests who had been accused of child sex abuse. The list released by Bishop Richard J. Malone included not just one priest who served in the village parish, but four. Parishioners had no idea. "The sticker shock was the number, not that it had happened," said longtime member Karen A. Erickson. "The sticker shock of so many in your community was what had people talking." What also set Most Precious Blood apart from other parishes was the span in which one accused priest after another worked in the parish for nearly 30 consecutive years. The Rev. Fred G. Fingerle was assigned as an associate pastor there from 1967 to 1977, except for one year at another parish in 1970. Fingerle was succeeded by the Rev. John P. Hajduk from 1977 to 1982. And Hajduk was followed by Monsignor J. Grant Higgins, who served as pastor from 1983 until 1997.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 08:09 AM PDT
UNITED STATES The Total CIO | Andy (Avraham) Blumenthal APRIL 28, 2018 So this part 4 of my posts about the sexual misconduct inflicted on the children in Riverdale. This is a follow-on to my post of January 10 regarding a message from Salanter Akiba of Riverdale (SAR) Academy about the exploits of one of its former teachers and administrators who "pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree child molestation." I agreed to be interviewed by the SAR investigator about my experience as a 7th-grade child who had been lured for a Shabbat to this monsters home. Rabbi Rosenfeld was never my teacher, and I would have never ended up at his home for Shabbat if not for this person, who invited me there, drove me there, and listened to my cries in the next room. It was extremely painful to recount in detail the childhood memories of sexual assault as she asked me question after question about every detail, and without malice, but basically forced me to relive the events of so long ago.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 05:39 AM PDT
VATICAN CITY Associated Press April 29, 2018 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Men who were sexually abused by a priest in Chile are describing as helpful the private talks they've had with Pope Francis. James Hamilton, one of three men staying at the Vatican hotel as the pope's guests, tweeted that his more than two hours of conversation with Francis were "enormously constructive." Jose Andres Murillo tweeted that the importance of understanding sexual abuse as "abuse of power" was stressed during his time with the pope. The third man, Juan Carlos Cruz, was due to meet with Francis on Sunday. During a January visit to Chile, Francis discredited the men's claims that a bishop covered up their abuse. Francis has requested the Holy See not to reveal the content of his talks with them because his priority is listening and asking forgiveness.
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 03:11 AM PDT
VATICAN CITY Telesur 28 April 2018 After two hours with the head of the Catholic church, abuse victim Jose Andres Murillo said the pope's apology was "not enough." The much-anticipated meeting with Pope Francis received mixed reviews Saturday from a group of victims who were sexually abused by a Chilean priest. One of the three victims, James Hamilton, said he was "very satisfied" with the dialogue with the head of the Catholic church, which he described as "sincere, welcoming and enormously constructive." Prior to the meeting, Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke said: "Their priority is to listen to the victims, ask their forgiveness and respect the confidentiality of these conversations." Another victim, Jose Andres Murillo, wrote on his Twitter account: "I spoke with the Pope for two hours. In a very respectful and frank way, I expressed the importance of understanding abuse as an abuse of power and the need to take responsibility, attention and not just forgiveness." However, after two hours with the Catholic leader, Murillo said the pope's apology was "not enough."
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 03:05 AM PDT
UNITED STATES The Open Tabernacle: Here Comes Everybody Posted on April 29, 2018 by Betty Clermont Because Pope Francis is willing to sacrifice the freedom of Chinese and Ukrainians for his own personal ambition, and his support and encouragement of right-wing governments to deny women and LGBTQ persons' human rights, we have ample reason for concern. The Vatican's Secretariat of State is like the State Departments of other countries. It advises the pope and represents the Holy See – i.e. the government of both the Vatican City State and the global Roman Catholic Church – in international affairs and foreign policy issues. The Holy See has diplomatic relations with 183 sovereign states in which it maintains a nunciature (embassy). It also has official diplomatic relations with countries where there are no resident nuncios (ambassadors) and formal contacts with others without official diplomatic relations. The Holy See has concordats (treaties) with over 200 countries. A concordat "can set up a theological fiefdom where certain human rights do not apply – and where they can never again be reintroduced without the consent of the Catholic Church. This is why concordats represent a fundamental threat to both democracy and human rights."
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 03:00 AM PDT
RHODE ISLAND Providence Journal By Mark Patinkin Journal Columnist Posted Apr 28, 2018 Long-retired leader of Providence Diocese sits down to discuss his career, continued religious work, and the Church's handling of a long-running sexual-abuse scandal. Retired Bishop Louis Gelineau greeted me with a firm handshake while keeping his other hand on his walker. I'd learned he turns 90 on Thursday, so I had come to see him at the Villa at St. Antoine in North Smithfield, the assisted-living facility that's now his home. I'd covered Gelineau a few times years ago and remembered his proper public persona. But I'd never sat with him and was struck by his openness, even about difficult matters like the church sex-abuse scandal. ... "We had parishes with two or three priests," Gelineau said. "You don't see that anymore." Then I asked about the impact of the church sex-abuse scandals. "That was harmful to us, yes," Gelineau said. "I was in office when that came to us." I reminded him the Providence Diocese in 2002 paid $14 million to settle dozens of cases, many from during his years, and lawyers claimed a pattern of covering up abuse. "That was the whole question against Cardinal Law," said Gelineau of the Boston bishop who resigned in 2002. "He had a lot going on and didn't take the steps he should have." And Gelineau? "As soon as I knew — we set up an office for handling that. And it's still there to reveal the truth." Monsignor Frappier headed that committee and he said one of their first actions was hiring a retired Massachusetts state trooper to investigate by the book. I pressed the bishop, pointing out that lawyers representing three men who sued for abuse claimed that documents show Gelineau transferred one accused priest to a new church where he abused again. The bishop said the truth wasn't clear at first.
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