Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on bishops from around the world to revive the Christian faith among those who have forgotten or abandoned it.
The Church needs a new ‚Äúmissionary dynamic‚ÄĚ of lay people and must pay ‚Äúparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,‚ÄĚ he said as 262 bishops wound up a three-week huddle that broached all major issues and crises shaking the 2,000-year-old institution.
Clerics must also apply ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs....
Falling down on the job on what's happening Down Under! This only partially concerns Australia, Catholic Church faces international fallout over sex abuse cover ups, an excerpt from which, "An Australian Archbishop accused of covering up child-sex abuse has added to the pressure on the Vatican, which is also dealing with a case in Chile where a bishop faces similar accusations.
"The Archbishop of Adelaide is taking indefinite leave from his roles in the church."
A story that just covers Australia,
John Ellis wrote: I'd like to think that the Catholic Church and a lot of other institutions as well have come to recognise that they've abused the privileged position that they've been given under the law, and that they need to come and step in line with other institutions in the community and be responsible for the harm that their conduct has caused.
If ists was truly interested in stoping child abuse, it would incourage the abused to go to their local law authorities first and get the offending priests behind bars Organizations like SNAP, SNAP---Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests should also be consulted by the abused.
Frank Hough wrote: "They explain to the person their options of going through the criminal process, or through the church process, but the person has the option of taking the criminal process or the church process."
The same old nonsense! Pope Benny 16, is known to support this policy, Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse , from which, "The 69-page Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII was sent to every bishop in the world. The instructions outline a policy of 'strictest' secrecy in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse and threatens those who speak out with excommunication.
They also call for the victim to take an oath of secrecy at the time of making a complaint to Church officials. It states that the instructions are to 'be diligently stored in the secret archives of the Curia [Vatican] as strictly confidential. Nor is it to be published nor added to with any commentaries.'"
Michael, thanks for paying attention. I do appreciate it. You just better spell out the line of inquiry you want me to discuss?
For example, do this search on Google: "child abuse cases Lincoln Nebr. churches" I believe you'll find only one non-Romish incident mentioned, involving a Protestant Church. Do I think there are more instances than that in this area, with Protestant churches in my neck of the woods -- Yes!!! However, you'll the major mention of that of the Romish Church. One reason, most protestant parents wouldn't hesitate to turn in a person who was abusing their children, they don't attribute magical powers to their leadership, as the Catholics do, q.v., The Scandal of the Catholic Priesthood Anyway, there's much more mention of Romish child abuse behavior in Nebraska than Protestant
But, yes, Protestant parents should see that guidelines such as Sexual Abuse Issues in the Church; Raising the Bar (printable format) is followed by their own churches and make changes in their church practices, or if necessary in their church membership.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mic of New York, I believe I have pointed out that the political connections with the Romish church isn't Christian. You might find quite a bit to like in this article, Conservative Catholics + Conservative Republicans = Conservative Power! I would point out many of us do not support vouchers, some of us particularly protestant that is, support -- voluntary -- castration and the death penalty. The conservative Catholics would hold the same view as liberal ones do on these topics. So again, I find the Christian right movement a disaster for Christianity.
You point out lots of things, Jim. Usually by straying from the line of discussion. Like your response above to our interchange on this thread. Go back over it to see what I mean.
I would point out many of us do not support vouchers, some of us particularly protestant that is, support -- voluntary -- castration and the death penalty. The conservative Catholics would hold the same view as liberal ones do on these topics. So again, I find the Christian right movement a disaster for Christianity.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike... --- I'm surprised being an ex-Catholic you're defending an anti-Christian Church, Is the One True Church Roman Catholic?. If you want to do Methodist bashing, go right ahead, if you find some interesting tid-bits I would be interested in hearing them. But I find it surprising you are defending the household of Satan.
How about you explain why my post is a defense of the "household of Satan."
Mike in another thread, I have recognized this problem, I pointed out this material,Sexual Abuse Issues in the Church; Raising the Bar. It's in a Protestant publication, you know, "Christianity Today" If you don't think your church is doing an adequate job in protecting Children, take them with to the main service, even if they scream and holler (can't be much worse than the smartphones of dumb people ringing, ) If the preacher doesn't get tired of that and do something about childcare then quit that church and go to another one that does do a good job.
ABC News (USA) wrote: .... Patrick Noaker, another victims' attorney, said he's disappointed. Noaker is handling a lawsuit scheduled for trial this month, and he said the bankruptcy filing robs him of the chance to reveal information that could help protect children in the future. excerpt from, ABC-St. Paul, MN[/
Jim Lincoln wrote: Now, Mike that was a new link and new story, now of course I use some links over and over again, such as Is_A_Catholic_Christian_An_Oxymoron Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron? and Is the One True Church Roman Catholic, for one reason they are just as true now ans when they were written. Another golden-oldie, Are We Really Catholic Bashing and after you read that you'll see the answer is no.
Are you catholic bashing? Bash may be an overly strong word. Fixated maybe. But keep it up, it gets you a pass on the other non and anti-Christian promos you put out there. As for me, I don't find RC molester priests under every pew, nor find them worse than any other religious molester types.
Mike wrote: My displeasure. Post the boring irrelevant links again, why don't you?
What does this mean? Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers (Eph 4:29). But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom (James 3:8-12). It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed.