A conspiracy may be a continuing one; actors may drop out and others may drop in; the details of operation may change from time to time; the members need not know each other or the part played by others; a member may not need to know all the details of the plan of the operation; he must, however, know the purpose of the conspiracy and agree to become a party to a plan to effectuate that purpose. – California Court of Appeals, Craig v. U.S. C.C.A. Cal. 81 F2d 816, 822.
Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
– Christ Jesus, The Bible; Matthew 18.6, Mark 9.42, Luke 17.2
The 2004 Los Angeles Times article “Vatican Aware of Abuse for Centuries, Study Says” notes a report “by the Archdiocese of
But a North Carolina priest and two former monks who live in Southern California say they have scoured ancient Vatican records and forgotten Latin texts to show just the opposite: that the church has recognized the problem of abuse by priests for at least 1,700 years and has failed to address it successfully.
“The contention that the present scandal is isolated to this era is completely debunked by the Roman Catholic Church’s own documents,” concluded Father Thomas P. Doyle and former monks Richard Sipe and Patrick Wall in their 375-page report, “Canonical History of Clerical Sexual
Abuse” 1[later published as Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church's 2,000-Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse].
After the Catholic Church abuse scandal began in 2001, Cardinal Bernard F. Law of the Boston diocese resigned in 2002 “amid a Boston Globe investigation reporting allegations of more than ninety clergy perpetrators under his authority. That number [grew to more than 200], according to BishopAccountability.org, an online archive on the church
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Pope John Paul II’s successor Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger then came under fire the week after becoming pontif:
Pope Benedict XVI faced claims [23 April 2005] he had ‘obstructed justice’ after it emerged he issued an order ensuring the church’s investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret. The order was made in a confidential letter, obtained by The Observer, which was sent to every Catholic bishop in May 2001. It asserted the church’s right to hold its inquiries behind closed doors and keep the evidence confidential for up to 10 years after the victims reached
Lawyers acting for abuse victims claim it was designed to prevent the allegations from becoming public knowledge or being investigated by the
police.…The letter, ‘concerning very grave sins’, was sent from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that once presided over the Inquisition and was overseen by Ratzinger.…Ratzinger’s letter states that the church can claim jurisdiction in cases where abuse has been ‘perpetrated with a minor by a cleric’.4
The Associated Press reported in 2002 that “until recently, lawsuits by alleged victims usually were settled quietly out of court, and police and prosecutors often were content to give church officials leeway to handle discipline internally, lawyers said.” The article continues:
“In the past there was a minimum level of scrutiny to anything the church did because it was presumably acting in the best interests of people,” said the Rev. Raymond C. O’Brien, a Catholic University law professor and a parish
priest.…“Prosecutions prior to the mid-80s were virtually unheard of,” said Stephen Rubino, a New Jersey lawyer who has brought more than 200 lawsuits seeking damages from the church over alleged abuse. “Law enforcement kept their hands off. Nobody wanted to get involved with churchmen committing crimes,” Rubino said.…“The sexual abuse scandal now has changed everything,” O’Brien said.5
Former monk Richard Sipe estimates that six percent of Catholic priests have sexually abused
Thomas Fox, writing in the National Catholic Reporter, estimates that the average pedophile priest molests 285
The AmericanCatholic.org website reports of the research study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice published in 2004 discovering that:
No action was taken against a priest in 10 percent of the allegations, and in 6 percent of the allegations the priests were reprimanded and returned to ministry. Other actions included suspending priests involved in 29 percent of the allegations and placing priests involved in 24 percent of the allegations on administrative leave.
[There was a] drop-off in reported incidents after
1985.…Robert Bennett, National Review Board member, said…that it was in part due to bishops becoming alarmed about the situation in the 1980s and ’90s and starting to take preventive measures.10
“The scandals have cost the Church billions of dollars in settlements and driven prominent dioceses into bankruptcy,” notes NBC
“A Catholic order has agreed to pay $166 million to nearly 500 survivors of sexual abuse at Jesuit-run reservation boarding schools,” reported the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in March 2011. “Attorneys for the abuse victims – nearly all Native Americans and Alaskan Natives abused at the mission schools in Washington and around the Northwest – described the settlement as the largest in U.S. history.” The article continues:
In a statement, the attorneys said the Society of Jesus’ Oregon Province and its insurer agreed to make the payment and issue a written apology to the victims, who were sexually and psychologically abused from the 1940s through the 1990s. The abuse was alleged to have taken place at Jesuit operated mission schools and boarding schools on Indian reservations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and
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In 2009, a nine year 2,600-page report found that “about 35,000 children and teenagers who were orphans, petty thieves, truants, unmarried mothers or from dysfunctional families were sent to Ireland’s network of 250 Church-run industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages and hostels from the 1930s up until the early 1990s,” reports Mail Online:
The report by Ireland’s Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse found ‘a climate of fear, created by pervasive, excessive and arbitrary punishment, permeated most of the institutions and all those run for boys’. It added: ‘Children lived with the daily terror of not knowing where the next beating was coming
The report found that molestation and rape were ‘endemic’ in boys’ facilities, chiefly run by the Christian Brothers order. Girls supervised by orders of nuns, chiefly the Sisters of Mercy, suffered much less sexual abuse but frequent assaults and humiliation designed to make them feel worthless.
‘In some schools a high level of ritualised beating was routine,’ the report
said.…But officials in Ireland’s Catholic Church shielded paedophile staff from arrest to protect their own reputations despite knowing they were serial attackers.13
According to an Associated Press release, The Kansas City Star reported in January 2000 that “Roman Catholic priests in the United States are dying from AIDS-related illnesses at a rate four times higher than the general population, and the cause is often concealed on their death
“‘Weltbild,’ Germany’s largest media
The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).
The Church also owns a 50% share in publishing company Droemer Knaur which produces pornographic books, and so indirectly is also a publisher of pornographic material, titles including “Nimm mich hier und nimm mich jetzt!” (Take Me Here, Take Me Now!), and “Sag Luder zu mir!” (Call Me
As explained by E.G. White in America in Prophecy, VICARIUS FILII DEI are the words enscribed on the Pope’s miter. In Latin, as well as Greek and Hebron translations, summing together the letters which hold numeric value equals 666, referred to in The Bible at Revelation 13.18 as the number of the
1 William Lobdell, “Vatican Aware of Abuse for Centuries, Study Says; Authors use church’s own documents to make their case. Critics say money is the motive,” Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2004, at (retrieved: 28 April 2011).
2 Op cit.
3 “New software could rid the web of child porn; SOLUTIONS: Removing,” The Sunday Herald, 19 January 2003, BNET, at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20030119/ai_n9627320/ (retrieved: 28 April 2011).
4 “Pope ‘obstructed’ sex abuse inquiry; Confidential letter reveals Ratzinger ordered bishops to keep allegations secret,” The Observer, at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/apr/24/children.childprotection (retrieved: 30 May 2011).
5 Anne Gearan (The Associated Press), “Lawsuits, criminal prosecutions combine to take legal matters out of church’s long-trusted hands,” Boston Herald.com, 26 May 2002, at http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/ap_church05262002.htm (retrieved: circa 2002); See also HighBeam Research at http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-53232392.html (retrieved: 28 April 2011).
6 Jim Walker Reviews, Thomas P. Doyle, A.W.R. Sipe, Patrick J. Wall, Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2,000-Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse (Volt Press, Copyright 2006), at http://www.nobeliefs.com/Doyle.htm (retrieved: 28 April 2011).
7 “Child and youth sexual abuse by clergy: An Overview,” ReligiousTolerance.org, at http://www.religioustolerance.org/clergy_sex6.htm (retrieved: 28 April 2011).
8 Thomas C. Fox, “Sex and power issues expand clergy-lay rift,” National Catholic Reporter, 1992-NOV-13, Pages 17 to 19.x, cited at http://www.religioustolerance.org/clergy_sex6.htm (retrieved: 28 April 2011).
9 2002 Zogby International/Le Moyne Contemporary Catholic Trends Poll, at http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=552 (retrieved: March 2006).
10 “The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States,” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2004, at http://www.usccb.org/nrb/johnjaystudy/ (retrieved: 29 April 2011).
11 Kevin Murphy (Reuters), “St. Louis priest charged with having child porn,” NBC News, 24 April 2013, at http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/24/17902200-st-louis-priest-charged-with-having-child-porn (retrieved: 25 April 2013).
12 Levi Pulkkinen, “Northwest native abuse survivors secure $166 million settlement from church,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 24 March 2011, at http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Northwest-native-abuse-survivors-secure-166-1306701.php (retrieved: 10 May 2011).
13 Tom Kelly, “Revealed, six decades of ‘ritual’ child abuse: Catholic schools and orphanages damned in report,” Mail Online, 21 May 2009, at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1184828/Revealed-decades-ritual-child-abuse-Catholic-schools-orphanages-damned-report.html (retrieved: 24 May 2011).
14 The Associated Press, “Report: Priests hit hard by hidden AIDS epidemic,” Act Up: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, 31 January 2000, at http://www.actupny.org/YELL/catholicpriests.html (retrieved: 29 April 2011).
15 “New Study Finds Catholic Priests Dying From AIDS at Higher Than Expected Rate,” November 2000, at http://www.actupny.org/YELL/catholicpriests.html (retrieved: 29 April 2011).
16 “Catholic Priests Are Dying of AIDS, Often In Silence,” BibleTopics.com, at http://www.bibletopics.com/BIBLESTUDY/74.htm (retrieved: 29 April 2011).
17 “Hidden AIDS epidemic.”
18 “Catholic Church makes a fortune in the German porn business,” 29 October 2011, WorldCrunch.com, at http://worldcrunch.com/catholic-church-makes-fortune-german-porn-business/culture-society/catholic-church-makes-a-fortune-in-the-german-porn-business/c3s3995/ (retrieved: 14 August 2012).
19 E.G. White, America in Prophecy (Jemison, AL: Inspiration Books East, Inc., 1988), pp. 556-557.
20 Revelation 13.18, fn, The Bible, Revised Standard Version, (Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 1980), p. 1080.
Michael Parenti, “Pedophiles and Popes: Doing the Vatican Shuffle, Protecting the Perpetrators,” GlobalResearch.ca, 13 May 2010, at http://www.globalresearch.ca/pedophiles-and-popes-doing-the-vatican-shuffle-protecting-the-perpetrators/19153 (retrieved: 7 February 2013).
Tony Perrottet, “The Vatican Hall of Shame,” TheSmartSet.com, at http://thesmartset.com/article/article05111001.aspx (retrieved: 7 February 2013).
“Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget,” HubPages, at http://theophanes.hubpages.com/hub/Popes-Gone-Wild-What-the-Catholic-Church-Would-Rather-You-Forget (retrieved: 7 February 2013).
“Catholic sex abuse cases,” Wikipedia.org, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sex_abuse_cases (retrieved: 7 February 2009).
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“What Percentage of Priests Abuse And Whom Do They Victimize?” ReligiousTolerance.org, at http://www.religioustolerance.org/clergy_sex8.htm (retrieved: 7 February 2009).
“A Report on the Crisis in the Catholic Church in the United States,” BishopAccountability.org, at http://www.bishop-accountability.org/usccb/causesandcontext/report-2004-02-27.htm (retrieved: March 2006).
John Amato, “Pope Benedict declares pedophilia was ‘normal’ back in the ’70s,” CrooksAndLiars.com, at http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/pope-benedict-declares-pedophilia-was-n (retrieved: 2 January 2011).
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“Pope accused of crimes against humanity,” The Telegraph, 13 February 2013, at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/8760103/Pope-accused-of-crimes-against-humanity.html (retrieved: 13 February 2013).
Nina Golgowski, “Two more babies stricken with herpes after ritual ultra-orthodox Jewish oral blood sucking circumcision in New York City,” dailymail.co.uk, 5 April 2013, at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304793/Two-babies-stricken-HERPES-ritual-oral-blood-sucking-circumcision-New-York-City.html (retrieved: 22 April 2013).
“Catholic Church Scandal: Vatican behind “Operation Peter Pan”- trafficking 14,000 children,” Kate Brown video at YouTube.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUBhEkpCjA0 (retrieved: 1 March 2013). (
“Deliver Us From Evil Goons,” Deliver Us From Evil (2006), Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, video at Google Video, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7745088455537169028 (retrieved: 2 January 2011). (
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