Will column: Has the Catholic Church committed the worst crime in American history?

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March 17, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — “Horseplay,” a term used to denote child rape, is, says Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, part of a sinister glossary of euphemisms by which the Catholic Church’s bureaucracy obfuscates in documents the church’s “pattern of abuse” and conspiracy of silence “that goes all the way to the Vatican.” “Benevolent bishops” are those who allow predatory priests, shuffled from other dioceses, to continue as priests.

The fuse for the national explosion of fury about sexual abuse by Catholic clergy was lit in Boston — the excellent 2015 movie “Spotlight” recounts The Boston Globe’s victory over the stonewalling Catholic hierarchy in 2001-2002. But the still-reverberating detonation occurred last August in a Pittsburgh grand jury’s report on the sexual abuse by approximately 300 priests of at least 1,000 victims in six Pennsylvania dioceses.

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Invasion of the killer queens! The fearsome Asian hornet can gorge on up to 50 honey bees a day after decapitating them and pulling off their wings. Now, as new nests are discovered in Britain, experts are fighting back

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By DAVID LEAFE FOR THE DAILY MAIL, 4 June 2020

  • Asian hornets are ruthless killers of other flying insects, including honey-bees
  • David Leafe visited Jersey and joined a team hunting for the destructive hornets
  • Volunteer Bob Hogge, 69 tags and tracks  hornets, leading him to the main nests
  • The team are focusing on destroying nests before the queens depart by Octob

High above Bonne Nuit Bay on the north coast of Jersey, a grey-bearded 69 year old with binoculars around his neck and a glint in his eye is emerging from the foliage on a clifftop path.

The beach here was once a filming location for the hit TV detective series Bergerac and there is a hint of that maverick detective about Bob Hogge.

In his waxed coat and wellingtons, he is far from the womaniser played by John Nettles. But Bob also likes to get his man – or rather his pest. 

‘This game is all about patience,’ Bob tells me. By the time we meet he’s been lurking here for six hours.

.Volunteer Bob Hogg, 69, spends hours tracking Asian hornets in Jersey for them to be tagged, leading the team to the main nests

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15 Of The Most Absurd And Unforgivable Things The Catholic Church Has Ever Done

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Lea Rose Emery, svibnja 6, 2020

It’s hard out here for a pope. See, when it comes to religious history, the list of Catholic Church transgressions makes for pretty uncomfortable reading. Despite exalting virtue and kindness in its teaching, church leadership has spearheaded a long history of outright unforgivable Catholic actions.

You might remember some of these improprieties from school – the Inquisition, Joan of Arc, and the trial of Galileo should all ring a bell. But not everything here is medieval. Though Vatican violence goes way back, a number of disturbing episodes are from recent history. Some of this repugnant behavior comes from popes, some was church-endorsed, and some, most unsettlingly, was just straight-up regular church practice.

Dark church history contains scandal after scandal rife with every vice and taboo you can imagine. When the church was at the height of its power (at which point it was the most powerful organization in the Western world), it’s safe to say everything went to its head. Combine that with church leaders seeming to stubbornly resist adapting to changing morality and you’ve got a whole lot of unforgivable moments on your hands. 

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Can the Pope Go to Jail?

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By Alex Norcia, Sep 6 2018

A new wave of sex scandals and allegations he personally covered for an abusive cardinal have Pope Francis under fire. But is he in trouble?

LEFT PHOTO: GIUSEPPE CICCIA/PACIFIC PRESS/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES. RIGHT PHOTO: JUAN CAMILO BERNAL/GETTY IMAGES

n August 2013, Józef Wesołowski, the Vatican‘s ambassador to the Dominican Republic since 2008, abruptly abandoned his island home. He’d been a staple on the waterfront in Santo Domingo, the capital city, where—often dressed like he was out for a jog—he assumed a laid-back and less-than-holy presence. The shoeshiners knew him casually as “the Italian,” because of the way he spoke Spanish with a distinct accent. (He was actually Polish.) He often had beers in the sun at a popular restaurant. He seemed, well, normal.

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Jane Roe’s deathbed confession exposes the immorality of the Christian right

Arwa Mahdawi

The plaintiff in the landmark supreme court case revealed she was paid to change her mind about abortion. Have anti-abortion activists no shame?

‘After becoming the poster girl of the pro-choice movement, McCorvey performed a very public about-face in the 1990s.’ Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

What would you do for almost half a million dollars? Would you very publicly denounce your past life and pretend to be an anti-abortion, born-again, ex-gay Christian?

Thanks to her newly public deathbed confession, we now know that’s what Norma McCorvey, best known for being the plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the 1973 landmark supreme court case abortion rights case Roe v Wade, did.

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The Grand Inquisitor of Toulouse

The Grand Inquisitor of Toulouse 

excerpt from Secret History of the Witches © 2000 Max Dashu 

Like many Dominican monks of his time, Bernard Gui rose through the ranks of the Inquisition. At the age of 35 he was named Grand Inquisitor of Toulouse, a repressive office he held from 1306 to 1323. The church hierarchy rewarded his efforts with a 1314 appointment as the Vicar of Toulouse, and he was sent on several papal missions to Italy and the French court. [Lea, Inq II, 104] 

Gui was a four-star general in the war on heresy. He wrote its principal battle plan, a handbook for Inquisitors entitled Practica Inquisitionis Hereticae Pravitatis: a “guide for inquiring into heretical depravity.” A classic interrogatory manual of the medieval Inquisition, it detailed forbidden beliefs, practices and rituals, and set out formulas of abjuration to be repeated by those the Church Militant had tortured into submission. Interrogatory torments administered before the tribunal did not count as punishment, but as the means of extracting “confessions.” Official penalties included death, imprisonment, exile, confiscation of property, and enforced pilgrimage to distant sites. 

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A Little Girl and A Big Elephant – Pooja

A Little Girl and A Big Elephant – Pooja & Shanti: Eine besondere Freundschaft

Edi Maurer

The girl is called Pooja, and she was 6 years old when her father recorded this video. She is buying tomatoes for her friend Shanti. She does that every day when she is in India. But who is her friend Shanti? Shanti is an elephant, a temple elephant to be precise. Pooja ist ein mutiges Mädchens mit einem großen Herz für Tiere. Sie verbringt jedes Jahr die Wintermonate mit ihren Eltern in Indien. In einem Dschungelreservat lernt die sechsjährige Pooja, die Elefantendame Shanti kennen. Zwischen den beiden äußerlich so verschiedenen Wesen entsteht über viele Jahre eine wunderbare Freundschaft. Pooja lernt Shanti zu pflegen und für sie zu sorgen. Shanti erwidert diese Zuneigung auf vielerlei Art. Als Pooja sechs Jahre alt war, haben ihre Eltern einige Szenen gefilmt und uns das Material für diese Dokumentation zur Verfügung gestellt. Pooja & Shanti – Eine besondere Freundschaft: DVD bei Brennglas.com

THE MASSACRE OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS

The Massacre of the Native Americans

Edi Maurer
SUMMARY of the videos THE BLOOD TRAIL OF THE CHURCH: Chapter 1: „Catholicization oft the heathens”, 9.-12. Century – a death toll of several ten-thousand Chapter 2: Crusades, 11.-13. Century – about 22 million victims Chapter 3: The 30-Year-War – 6 million fatal death Chapter 4: Slavery, 1440 – 1870 – a death toll of 150 million Chapter 5: Extinction of the Bogumiles, Waldensians, Cathars a.s.o. – hundreds of thousands fatal victims Chapter 6: Inquisition, 13.-18. Century. – up to 10 million victims / Chapter 7: Witch hunt, 13.-18. Century – several ten-thousand murdered Chapter 8: Massacre of the native American Indians – millions of fatalities Chapter 9: Persecution of the jews over centuries with countless death victims Chapter 10: Serbian Massacre – 800.000 million death toll Chapter 11: Child abuse – many hundred thousand victims worldwide / Chapter 12: Slaughtered animals – by the trillions

Witchcraft, Religion, and the State Apparatus: The Witch Craze Revisited

(Mohamed EZROURA FLHS –Rabat)

“. . . millions of witches, sorcerers, possessed and obsessed were an enormous mass of severe neurotics [and ] psychotics. . . for many years the world looked like a veritable insane asylum. . . .” (Gregory Zilboorg). 

“. . . the witch-craze was neither a lynching party nor a mass suicide by hysterical women. Rather, it followed well-ordered, legalistic procedures. The witch-hunts were well-organized campaigns, initiated, financed and executed by Church and State. . . .” (Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English) 

Your Danish friend may be a witch
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