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Special Report: The Attempted Coup of The Catholic Church in Boston
(Part 2 of 3)

8/23/2005 - 6:00 AM PST

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By Fr. Robert J. Carr
Catholic Online

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 ...

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