Special Report: The Attempted Coup of The Catholic Church in Boston
(Part 2 of 3)
By Fr. Robert J. Carr
This is the second installment in a 3 part series. Part one may be review here on Catholic Online - The Attempted Coup of The Catholic Church in Boston Part 1.
I also stated in Rebuilding Our Church Part 1 that Rent-A-Priest is an organization of scabs. A scab is one who takes another's job usually during a job action. It is in the best interest of the mission of organizations such as Celibacy Is The Issue Ministries and those who support their mission to undermine the integrity, authority and support of the leadership of the Church. This is clearly what has been behind this whole operation. If you go to the website, you will see that they maintain an information service on pedophile priests.
In fact, CITI Ministries also offers something called The Bingo Report. Supposedly a study linking celibacy to sexual abuse. If you run a Google on The Bingo Report you will find a list of links teaching you about reporting money when you are running bingo. There is no other link attached to it but that which is found on the Rent-A-Priest website. It does not have wide distribution. It is not available on Amazon.com. But for seventeen dollars you can buy from the Center for the Study of Religious Issues, which likewise cannot be found on the web. Rent-A-Priest also does not identify what this center for the study of Religious Issues is. The author is not identified in the sample chapter download. I assume it to be Louise Haggett herself. This hardly makes for an objective study.
According to the International Council for Community Churches, Louise Haggett is the director of this mysterious center. She is also assisting people to leave the Catholic Church and come to the ICCC. It is this religion that certifies the marriages of those married by a Rent-A-Priest at least in Massachusetts. Haggett could not be reached for comment.
You do realize that to say celibacy causes pedophilia or even sexual misconduct means that the way we cure pedophilia and adultery is to make sure everyone in the world is always married. It also means that widows, widowers and single people are by default pedophiles or engaged in sexual misconduct.
This leaves no room for Pamela Smart. Smart, a New Hampshire public high school teacher was engaged in a sexual relationship with one of her fifteen year-old students. She also encouraged him to kill her husband. She is serving a life sentence. Note that she was caught because of her husband's murder, the sex abuse went on undetected.
If you go back and look at the news coverage for the first year of the crisis, you will see a chant made in newspapers all over the country. The Bishops have lost their moral voice. This mantra was again clearly designed to undermine the authority of the Bishops.
Members of these organizations have painted most priests as pedophiles or pedophile supporters. Of course, priests of integrity are excepted. Priests of integrity in this sense means priests who support an end to celibacy, as well as women priests, gay marriage and the rest of these groups' agendae. Strangely, Paul Shanley, the priest with the least integrity in the truly Catholic sense, would be in a previous decades on of these groups priests of integrity.
When Attorney General Thomas Reilly was confronted with a similar scandal among public school teachers, he did not respond as he did with the issue of priests. Also in the recent epidemic of female teachers having sexual relationships with male students, there has not been a similar outcry. In fact, Barbara Walters even showcased one pedophile teacher (female) during one of her interview programs.
Finally, note that virtually all accusations were never tried in court. They were settled out of court. Yet, it is the trial that is the standard of truth in this country. Accused priests who were found by a panel comprised of those who would intend to believe the victim over the priest were found to have false accusations although lawyers enacted settlements for these accusations.
Another concern is that there have been no media accounts of what charities received donations from those lawyers and victims who received settlements from the Church coffers. Outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross many protesters were connected to non-profits. This provided an overwhelming imbalance for a group that was to represent all demographics. (Also all the protesters were white and most were upper middle class. Some were not even Catholic and a significant number were college professors.) Indeed, one can find many who wrote letters to editors, against the Church were attached to non-profits as well. This is a clear indication that non-profits also shared in the benefits from the settlement money.
One of the mantras against priests was that these accusations are all true because accusers don't lie. Well, yes they do. A driving instructor in Newton, MA was just acquited after being accused of sexual abuse by a teenaged girl. She lied. Some accusers lie. Not all lie, not all children tell the truth. This is especially true when there is money involved.
Bernard Goldberg in his book 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America And Al Franken Is Number 37, (2005; Harper Collins) cites the injustice of that mantra saying the children don't line used by the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. This led to the conviction of the Amirault family for child abuse. They ran a daycare center in Massachusetts and one member of the family served fifteen years for a crime most, including Goldberg, believe he did not commit. The DA at the time, Scott Harshbarger, earned himself number forty on Goldberg's list for that case. However, he did not get there alone, Reilly was part of his team.
According to Goldberg, children were pressured by investigators and district attorneys to come up with child abuse stories while the public was told a similar mantra as what is above, children don't lie.
Oprah Winfrey (shown in Boston on Hearst Argyle's WCVB-TV) ran a show about John Geoghan's victims. Geoghan, an accused priest pedophile, was convicted of touching a child's rear end and was sent to prison. He had other cases pending and a host of accusations. He was murdered by a fellow inmate in the Commonwealth's highest security facility. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections transferred him there after he allegedly suffering severe abuse by corrections officers. The alleged abuse included one officer putting his own fecal matter on Geoghan's bed.
Oprah said that she called the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and was treated rudely by a woman after identifying herself. The parochial vicar at the Cathedral at the time, I have yet to find any evidence that this phone call happened, except Ms Winfrey's play to her audience.
Behind the scenes there is also the established truths that Rep. Barney Frank D-MA was part of a team at the UN that called for a war against Catholics and Evangelicals.
Christopher Reeve blamed the Catholic Church for his inability to walk and inspired a movement, in which he participated, calling for a science only ethic. This ethic requires silencing the Roman Catholic Church. Finally there is CEDAW the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women which also clearly calls for silencing the Catholic Church and demands ordination of women.
The Mayor of the City of Boston is a defendant in a case brought by the US Department of Justice. He stands accused of making it harder for Hispanic and Asian voters to exercise their right to vote in the election. The Vietnamese and the Hispanics actively supported the Church during Cardinal Law's embattled last year.
This would make it harder for these traditional Catholics to cast a vote on an anti-Catholic question planned for the fall city ballot. Boston City Councilors have been working on the question asking voters in the non-binding referendum if the Catholic hierarchy botched the process of reconfiguring parishes. This is a clear violation of separation of Church and State and is clearly designed to build more momentum against the Church.
Bristol County, Massachusetts DA Paul Walsh, Jr. working with a victim's lawyer Carmen Durso labeled accused (not accused and convicted, just accused) priests, and only priests, unregistered sex offenders. Later, as part of plea bargain deal, he released a man who pleaded guilty to child rape committed every night for a year on a girl during her sixth year. Walsh did not force him to register as a sex offender as part of the deal. The man was a police officer not a priest.
Senator Marian Walsh of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a neighborhood in the city of Boston, is sponsoring a bill that will require the office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth to have oversight of Church finances.
State Legislators rejected Catholic arguments against stem cell research because all priests are pedophiles.
Voice of the Faithful admits that a course taught by Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Marshall Ganz, as well as Ganz himself, was the source for their protest movements. The Carnegie Foundation financed the course, which was also taught as a Harvard Divinity School course. Ganz was a strategist for the Howard Dean campaign for president in 2004.
Ganz taught the techniques in that course from Saul Alinky's Rules for Radicals that promotes Machiavellian ideas (the ends justify the means) and praises the Devil.
Voice of the Faithful then president James Post, a Boston University professor of marketing, made what many faithful consider a threat against Archbishop Sean O'Malley publicly in the Boston Globe stating that Cardinal Law was tossed out for not allowing VOTF money to go to Catholic Charities. (I thought it had to do with victims)
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