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Thursday, April 01, 2010


Brian J. Schuettler

I thought of that great champion of the Church, as he is persecuted by cowards and traitors, His Holiness Benedict XVI:

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.

M.T. Cicero

Gail F

Another scary thing he doesn't mentioned is the eagerness to abandon statutes of limitation. It is the most egregious example, but there are others. These statutes exist for a reason, and if they start to go for Church cases (as they have) they will go for others, too. I find this an extremely worrisome trend.


A great article, except for where O'Neill blithely assumes that the Church's "strange views on sex" and her "culture of celibacy" are causes of sexual abuse. Erm... evidence?

Also, if all O'Neill knows about the Church is from when he was a teenager in England, well... I think he's got some studying to do.

He's also a global-warming doubter, so he's obviously insane. :-D


The news outlets are all a-flutter over the little grenade that Fr. Cantalamessa tossed into the works in his homily today. The knee-jerk reactions from various Jewish organizations caused some back-tracking;

"The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, later contacted The Associated Press and said Cantalamessa wasn't speaking as a Vatican official when he compared "attacks'" on the pope to "collective" violence against Jews." Foxnews

To O'Neill's point, Fr. Canatalamessa's Jewish friend was right that the precursor to such crimes as the Holocaust was a collective demonization of an identifiable group, in that case the Jews of Europe, in particular Germany. That is how it begins, and the demonization of the Catholic Church is what is happening in full force right now, the principle and obvious target being Pope Benedict XVI. Oh, how they wish they could hang him for some of this. What a coup that would be. Reading some of the articles and commentary to which O'Neill refers, it would seem some of the wolves are positively salivating at the prospect.

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