AN OPEN LETTER

An open letter with a question to international and domestic institutions whose fight and care for human rights are  the grounds for their existence and work:  

“Since when are morals, ethics and justice, on which the fight for inalienable human rights, especially childrenˈs,  is based, not important to you?”

Why have you turned a deaf ear to the Lawsuit and kept your mouths shut although  the three most recent Popes admitted to almost all the crimes committed by the  Roman Catholic Church?!

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Croatia hit by 6.4 magnitude earthquake, leaving at least 7 dead

By Jan Bantic, Arnaud Siad and Nada Bashir, CNN

Updated 0142 GMT (0942 HKT) December 30, 2020

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Zagreb, Croatia (CNN)At least seven people were killed and dozens were injured after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Croatia on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey and Croatian officials.Emergency crews, assisted by the military, were still digging through the rubble in several towns as night fell and electricity remained out.The quake, which struck just after noon local time about 30 miles southeast of the capital Zagreb, could be felt across the Balkans. It is the largest quake to hit Croatia this year, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.A building destroyed in the earthquake in Petrinja.A building destroyed in the earthquake in Petrinja.Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said the death toll was expected to rise. And he appealed to private citizens not to go to the worst-hit town, Petrinja, which was near the epicenter.”At this moment, we don’t know exactly how many people have died. The latest information before the core cabinet meeting was seven people,” Plenkovic said. “We have some indication that this number may be higher, so we’ll wait and see for the police’s official report.”A girl in the town of Petrinja, a man found inside a collapsed church in the village of Žažina, and five men in the village of Majske Poljane, were among the dead, according to Croatia’s Interior Ministry and local media reports.”We are doing everything we can to help the citizens of Petrinja and surrounding areas in this dramatic and tragic situation,” Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said in a tweet.”The destructive earthquake has taken human lives, destroyed homes, and we deeply sympathise with every person and every family that has been harmed.”

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Instead of feast day and New Year’s greetings

Let’s become aware of them and let’s come closer to them at least for a moment; them who are deprived of their rights, distrained upon, discriminated against, also the so-called different, victims of extremism, aggression, unscrupulousness, intolerance, the so-called coloured, poor, homeless, refugees, hungry, displaced and victims of falsified religious teachings, children and women victims of religious and other types of violence – exploited children and women who live in captivity – as slaves, ill people suffering pain in any degree of intensity!

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In Shift for Church, Pope Francis Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions

The New York Times

The comments, shown in a new documentary, are the strongest yet from a pontificate that has taken a more tolerant and inclusive tone.

By Jason Horowitz – Published Oct. 21, 2020

Pope Francis arriving for the weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.
Pope Francis arriving for the weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.Credit…Angelo Carconi/EPA, via Shutterstock

ROME — Pope Francis expressed support for same-sex civil unions in remarks revealed in a documentary film that premiered on Wednesday, a significant break from his predecessors that staked out new ground for the church in its recognition of gay people.

The remarks, coming from the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, had the potential to shift debates about the legal status of same-sex couples in nations around the globe and unsettle bishops worried that the unions threaten what the church considers traditional marriage — between one man and one woman.

“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” Francis said in the documentary, “Francesco,” which debuted at the Rome Film Festival, reiterating his view that gay people are children of God. “I stood up for that.

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You’ll need a strong stomach to digest Revelation’s insights into child sexual abuse in the Catholic church

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Brigid Delany

ABC’s documentary about a convicted paedophile priest is difficult to watch, but perhaps it’s necessary to bear witness

The inside of Ballarat cathedral.
The inside of Ballarat cathedral. The ABC’s new three-part documentary Revelation sees journalist Sarah Ferguson interview criminal priests and brothers of the Catholic church in Australia. Photograph: ABC TV

Despite an extensive royal commission, scores of criminal trials and excellent books such as Louise Milligan’s Cardinal and David Marr’s The Prince, there are still some unanswered questions about child sexual abuse in the now-tattered narrative of the Catholic church in Australia.

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Pope Francis declares “gossiping is a plague worse than COVID”

CBS NEWS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that gossiping is a “plague worse than COVID” that is seeking to divide the Catholic Church. Francis strayed from his prepared text to double down on his frequent complaint about gossiping within church communities and even within the Vatican bureaucracy.

Francis didn’t give specifics during his weekly blessing, but went on at some length to say the devil is the “biggest gossiper” who is seeking to divide the church with his lies.

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Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, September 6, 2020.GREGORIO BORGIA / AP

“Please brothers and sisters, let’s try to not gossip,” he said. “Gossip is a plague worse than COVID. Worse. Let’s make a big effort: No gossiping!”

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The Commandement “You Shall not Kill” And World Religions


Edi Maurer

A large part of mankind still feels that it more or less belongs to a religious orientation, most people, to one of the five major world religions: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity or Judaism. Many members of religions trust their respective religious leaders. They believe their priests. Consciously or unconsciously, traditions and rituals shape their lives.

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The Lie Runs Deeper than we Know: Acceptable Dissent versus Night and Fog in Canada

by Kevin D. Annettwww.republicofkanata.ca

A few thousand people showed up on Parliament Hill last week to give their support to a guy named Norman Traversy. Norm is suing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a Canadian court, charging him with “obstructing justice and taking bribes”. I guess nobody told Norm that Canadian courts aren’t actually courts, but military-style tribunals outside the Rule of Law; and that they are restrained from and incapable of charging any Crown official with anything.  

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COVID-19 & the Clerical Church

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Commonweal

By Massimo Faggioli, June 19, 2020

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass marking the feast of Corpus Christi in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, June 14, 2020. (CNS photo/Tiziana Fabi, Reuters pool)

If there’s something positive to have emerged from these many months of pandemic, it’s the constructive thinking going on about what it might mean for the Catholic Church. There’s a kind of collective and individual self-examination underway, perhaps exemplified best by Czech theologian Tomáš Halík, who is a psychotherapist by training. As he put it in one of the most perceptive articles published recently on the topic: “Our time of civilizational change calls for a new theology of contemporary history and a new understanding of the church.”

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