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Roman Catholic Church attack on Human Rights and Benedict XVI’s cover-up

Savita denied abortion

Savita denied abortion

On October 28, 2012, Savita Halappanavar, a dentist by profession, died in Ireland at University hospital in Galway.  She shouldn’t have.  While the death was listed as resulting from pregnancy—it is a lie—that was exposed quickly.  Ms. Savita Halappanavar’s death was cold-blooded, premeditated murder as the doctors knew that she would die, executed by the government of Ireland controlled by the criminal element led by the odious odoriferous opportunist, the Primate of Ireland, controlling the Roman Catholic Church. (cf. here). The longer the senile Sean cardinal Brady

Sean cardinal Brady Primate of All Ireland

Sean cardinal Brady Primate of All Ireland

stays in place as Primate of All Ireland, loathed by many for his relentless cover-up of pedophiles in the Roman Catholic Church, and his rigid stand against abortion in all cases, the greater the damage inflicted on the people of Ireland will be and the greater will be the number of needless deaths, maiming, and waste of human potential (cp. “When There’s a Heartbeat: Miscarriage Management in Catholic-Owned Hospitals.” American Journal of Public Health, vol.98, no.10 (October 2008).

Savita Halappanavar

Savita Halappanavar

Savita was a 31-year-old married woman, four months pregnant.  She went to the hospital with a miscarriage in progress that developed into a blood infection. She could easily have been saved if the already doomed fetus was aborted. Instead, her doctors did nothing, explaining that “this is a Catholic country”. Savita replied that she was a Hindu and the laws for Catholics should not apply to her.  She was 17 weeks pregnant  and no fetus could survive outside of the uterus at that age; she contracted septicaemia (the presence of pathogenic organisms in the bloodstream; it is characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state (called a systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS) caused by severe infection, and is usually accompanied by high fevers, hot, flushed skin, elevated heart rate, hyperventilation, altered mental status, swelling, and low blood pressure) and

Meningtococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning) has a rash

Meningtococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning) has a rash

died a most cruel and painful death that need not have occurred (read about it by: Levy, Mitchell M.; Fink, Mitchell P.; Marshall, John C.; Abraham, Edward; Angus, Derek; Cook, Deborah; Cohen, Jonathan; Opal, Steven M. et al. (2003). “2001 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS International Sepsis Definitions Conference”. Critical Care Medicine 31 (4): 1250–6).

Joseph Ratzinger as Pope and NAZI youth leader

Joseph Ratzinger as Pope and NAZI youth leader

Ireland is a Catholic country quite like Spain and other nations cannibalized by a rogue religion that, throughout its terrible history, whipped women, castrated men, burned babies and worse during the days of the unholy Inquisition—a reality that still exists thanks to the twisted mentality of the German pope Josef Ratzinger.  India, where the woman was born, has already done away with such insane laws demanded by the Roman Catholic Church. The complicit dragoons in the medical field more akin to the Nazi torture-doctors in Third Reich Germany than any respectable medical association today left Halappanavar to suffer in agony for days.  These devout draconian Roman Catholics  only intervening once it was too late. The medical “team” of doctors and the pathetic priests and corrupt clergy must be held and tried for no less than manslaughter in the first degree.  That the doctors deliberately refused to help Savita could elevate the charges to premeditated murder on orders of the Irish Catholic Church following the rules of the Vatican.  Religion must never be allowed to dictate to medicine again!

Savita’s death is just the latest in a long line of tragedies directly attributable to the doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. It is certainly a knowledgeable truth that there are many good, progressive Catholics, but the problem is that the Roman Catholic Church nor most evangelical extremists’ churches, isn’t a democracy.  Not only are women silenced, the poor ignored as they are passed over by self-serving schizophrenics such as the Albanian nun, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Albanian nun Agnes Bojaxhiu devoted her life to increasing the misery of the sick and hunger of the poor, but gave the grapes of wrath garnered from her own duplicity in money laundering money, offering no hope for progressive changes in her church no adding her voice or vote in its governance.  She protected self-acknowledged, tried and convicted pedophiles arguing that they were misguided and their ministry to the Roman Catholic youth (upon whom they preyed) and to her own group of religious nuns was an insult to her god and her community of sisters.

Mother Teresa with Father Donald McGuire, a convicted child molester who ministered to her nuns. Courtesy Tyrone Cefalu

Mother Teresa with Father Donald McGuire, a convicted child molester who ministered to her nuns. Courtesy Tyrone Cefalu

Like ancient trees immobilized, ossified and incapable of growth or the flowering of saplings or leaves in dead areas, as with Arizona’s Petrified Forest known for its Late Triassic fossils, the Roman Catholic Church is a petrified oligarchy, a dictatorship like the medieval monarchies it once existed alongside. 

Moscow billionaire Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church enriched by illegally selling cigarettes

Moscow billionaire Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church enriched by illegally selling cigarettes

As ignoble and repugnant as the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Russia, who enriched himself with more than $2 to 4 billion in sales of illegal cigarettes to Russians to buy himself a villa in Switzerland, a penthouse in St. Petersburg, a fleet of cars and a yacht among other luxuries while preaching the poverty of his Christ (read Yuri Mamchur’s article here and here and here and watch here), the Roman Catholic Church, not just in Ireland but universally, is run by a small circle of conservative, rigidly ideological old men who make all decisions and choose their own successors.  None has been more reprehensible than today’s mulligrub, menacing, Mephistophelean, unpropitious calamitous corrupt and baneful Benedict XVI who was far happier carrying books out of libraries as a Nazi youth and burning them in salute to the Nazi cause (Stratz, Hans-Wolfgang. “Die Studentische `Aktion wider den undeutschen Geist’ im Frühjar 1933,” Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte Vol. 4, 1968, pp. 347-372). 

Nazi Youth burn books from German librariesThe German book burning under the Nazis was repeated by Young Americans (Republican Youth Corp) in the USA who burned books that argued against racism, for religious tolerance and the pursuit of knowledged, especially the investigation of evolution, science, and further advance of mathematical studies. 

Young Americans burn comic books in Nazi fashion

Young Americans burn comic books in Nazi fashion

Evangelical groups, primarily Southern Baptists and Adventists in Texas, in the 1960s-1970s rallied youth to burn tapes of rock-and-roll and comic books. Crucifixes, religious statues and other symbols were similarly burned in Lima, Peru, in the early 2000s.  What was not known was that many evangelical groups, and those that would become megachurches (especially in Oklahoma) would be as corrupt and filled with as many pedophiles as existed in Roman Catholic parishes: all promising victims “eternal rewards”.

On December 21, 2012, the former Nazi youth exposed his ignorance of science and psychology with another raw rant against human rights when addressing a papal audience of those caving into pontifical pressure and pretenses. Ratzinger’s Christmas address was more ignominious and detestable, setting the stage for more human carnage in the name of Christ. 

Benedict’s hypocrisy rising with his appointment of the least intelligent and morally bankrupt clergy to bishoprics, archbishoprics and the cardinalate means that, whatever individual Catholics may do today or tomorrow, the resources of the repressive and irresponsible church as an institution are bent toward opposing social progress and positive change all over the world. Every dollar put into the church collection plate, every Sunday service or daily Mass attended, every hour of time and effort put into volunteering or working for church organizations, is inevitably a show of support for the institutional church and its abhorrent mission. When a person has no voice, there’s only one thing the thinking individual has left is to boycott the beast denounced by Luther and other reformers before their own institutions became animals devouring the flesh of those who opposed them, or like Jean Calvin in Geneva burning Servetus for having a doctrine contrary to his own, or marching them to Tower Hill in England to chop off, however crudely, their heads, or hang them in the wasteland of Uganda run by the former street-walker, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga blessed by Pope Benedict XVI as the twenty-first century clone of Adolf Hitler who will protect his bible and religious intolerance, now inched up the legs of male supporters to be the Speaker of Parliament.

Theocrat Speaker of Parliament of UgandaRebecca Alitwala Kadaga bases her government on Old Testament and Pauline hate.

Theocrat Speaker of Parliament of Uganda
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga bases her government on Old Testament and Pauline hate.

Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is of  one of the most intolerant nations who backs its attack on marginalized people by claiming foundation found in the Bible to “protect the children”.  A literalist who is ignorant of all Biblical languages but is in the pay of Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, uses the Old Testament to support her rant against human rights. Kadaga’s rant is the same mantra mouthed by orange juice representative in Florida Anita Bryant who has made the hate crimes of Iran and other Sharia-controlled nations seem mild.

Juan Luis cardinal Cipriani Thorne (Lima, Peru)

Juan Luis cardinal Cipriani Thorne (Lima, Peru)

Throughout the world, Catholic bishops, especially the narcissistic Timothy Dolan of New York City (USA), the viciously vulgar, vitriolic, venomous viper Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima (Peru; born December 28, 1943), who has been accused of murdering his predecessor and who has never been elected president of Peru’s Council of Bishops. 

Cipriani Thorne campaigning for Alberto Fujimori and ending dissent in Peru

Cipriani Thorne campaigning for Alberto Fujimori and ending dissent in Peru

A member of Opus Dei (as were his parents), Cipriani Thorne has done more to stifle education in Peru than any predecessor and has sided with the Fujimori dictatorship.  Cipriani Thorne congratulated Fujimori and super-spy Vladimiro Montesinos and their paid assassins known as Las Colinas on “rooting out communism” by kidnapping and slaughtering teachers and their students, decapitating and dismembering the victims bodies and burying them in isolated areas, while accepting laundered narco-trafficking illegal drug money and sanctioning death squads in quest for totalitarian rule in Peru.

Scott Lively (2d left) in Uganda with other USA evangelical ministers pushing for Kill the Gays legislation

Scott Lively (2d left) in Uganda with other USA evangelical ministers pushing for Kill the Gays legislation

The entire councils of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ireland and of the USA, have engaged in a systematic, organized effort going back decades to cover up for priests who molest children, pressuring the victims to sign confidentiality agreements and quietly assigning the predators to new parishes where they could go on molesting. Tens of thousands of children have been raped and tortured as a result of this conspiracy of silence, not just in the Roman Catholic Church but increasingly in evangelical (Pentecostal, Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc) extremist exhorted congregations, especially in the Sovereign Grace Ministries (30-year-old family of churches with more than 80 congregations), Ted Haggard Ministries, Bishop Eddie Long, etc., matching the increasing pedophile pastors practice in Nigeria and Uganda.   Although these crimes against humanity are not exclusively within the Roman Catholic Church as there are certainly as many in the evangelical community from the ministries of Ted Haggard (and his boy toys), Tony Perkins, Scott Lively and his Abiding Truth Ministries (a certified hate group) campaigning for the slaughter of ten percent of all Ugandans, the Roman Catholic hierarchy gets more publicity because of its insane and unbiblical demand for the unnatural and abnormal act of clerical celibacy—even though thirty-eight popes were married and at least seven popes admitted to supporting and even raising to the cardinalate their young male lovers to shower favor and favoritism on them.

The worse offender against the dignity of the individual is the engorged evangelist Joseph Ratzinger, the current pope, but is representative of the German clergy where 24 dioceses out of 27 were found to maintain pedophile priests, with 94 priests and church employees directly identified as active pedophiles—with Ratzinger saying nothing and was supported by the scandal-riddled Irish episcopacy and clergy with the Bishop of Limerick Donald Murray, and the Bishop of Kildare Jim Moriarty, two of the Prelates who concealed clerical abuse of children for over more than three decades being the first to resign, and then followed on Christmas Eve with the demanded resignation of two Auxiliary Bishops of Dublin, Eamonn Walsh and Raymond Field. 

Father Stephen Kiesler

Father Stephen Kiesle

When he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, this pernicious prelate was personally implicated in a case from the 1970s in which at least three sets of parents reported that a priest in his diocese had sexually abused their children. Ratzinger registered shock but did little more than assign the pedophile priest, Father Stephen Miller Kiesle, who tied up and molested two preteen boys in the rectory of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Union City, California, to therapy. 

A 1985 letter, written in Latin, to the Diocese of Oakland signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The letter said that a California priest accused of molesting children should not be defrocked without further study.

A 1985 letter, written in Latin, to the Diocese of Oakland signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The letter said that a California priest accused of molesting children should not be defrocked without further study.

Ratzinger broke German law and cast out all claims without notifying law enforcement, washing his hands of the matter, with a whispered affirmation that as a cardinal, Ratzinger was merely following the blind bigotry of the invidiously iniquitous John Paul II who rejected any “aspersions” cast on priests—until they became “too public”. That priest, Father Stephen Miller Kiesle, was back on duty in just a few short days and went on to molest more children. Ratzinger was defended by then Oakland Diocese Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (who was appointed to the diocese by Ratzinger), who later became the cardinal bishop of San Francisco and is better known for his public drunkenness and lewdness than any spirituality.

Pope John Paul II with papal nuncio Pio cardinal Laghi

Pope John Paul II with papal nuncio Pio cardinal Laghi

By 2001, Ratzinger was officially defined by a Texas court as an accomplice in several pedophile cases. Ratzinger’s prestige and power in Houston, ultimately exempted him from the charge of complicity and he was not required to testify especially with the intercession of the insidious Condoleezza Rice who needed Vatican help to strip nations of corridors to crude to benefit her employers ExxonMobile and other oil big business.  Benedict would later snub Rice when the duplicity, the war in Iraq after snubbing John Paul II’s special envoy, Cardinal Pio Laghi, and other “troubling issues” became common knowledge (read here and here).

Ratzinger ignored a detailed letter against Kiesel, first written in 1981, and several follow-up letters, for four years. Finally, in 1985, he wrote back saying that more time was needed, and that they had to proceed very slowly to safeguard “the good of the Universal Church” in light of “the young age of the petitioner” — by which he meant not the victimized children, but the pedophile priest. It was blatantly stated that Kiesel was a good priest, and some cardinals even argued that he could not be laicized (declared not to be a priest) since he was under the age of 40.  However, by contrast, when the rogue archbishop Emmanuel Milingo of Zambia ordained married men as priests, both in New York and New Jersey, he was laicized six days later.  In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI fired an outspoken Australian bishop William Morris of the Toowoomba diocese, west of Brisbane who called on the Church to ordain women and married men, as vehemently as his pandering predecessor John Paul II.

William Morris of the Toowoomba calling for moral courage from bishops on the scale exhibited by Jesus

William Morris of the Toowoomba calling for moral courage from bishops on the scale exhibited by Jesus

In 2001, Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter, De Delictis Gravioribus, to all Catholic bishops advising them how to handle accusations of sex crimes by priests. Ratzinger rejected repeated calls to notify legal authorities but told all bishops that they were to report such cases only to the Vatican and tell no one else: “Cases of this kind are subject to the pontifical secret.” Ratzinger’s letter is precisely the smoking gun—as he recognized pedophilia and was prepared to stop the exposure of any Roman Catholic priest or prelate from public or media scrutiny in defiance of the laws of any area, state, or nation.  Like the molester of young males in the sixteenth century, Pope Julius II (like Pope Julius III and others), Ratzinger believed the Roman Catholic Church was above all civil laws and the Roman Catholic Church should rule over all nations in the same draconian fashion as the religious stranglehold of Christianity has on the government of Uganda.

John Bonny bishop of Antwerp, Belgium

John Bonny bishop of Antwerp, Belgium

The rebellion is growing in the Roman Catholic Church, to the dismay of the German pope, with Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, who was elevated to the position of being the 22nd bishop in the wake of revelation of sexual abuse by a bishop, openly announcing that he would be ready to ordain married men, believing that non-celibate clerics could contribute to the pastoral needs of the Church.

Benedict’s supporters have unique backgrounds, as is the case of the American friar Benedict Groeschel who blamed the epidemic of child molestation on sexually wanton boys (read here and here) who tempt priests into assaulting them.  Other clergy threaten to cut off funding for immigrants’ rights advocates because they sometimes work with gay-rights advocates. Preventing immigrants from getting legal and medical aid is less important than ensuring the church isn’t contaminated by even indirect contact with anyone who helps gay people.

Roman Catholic bishop endorsed fascist Spain's Franco

Roman Catholic bishop endorsed fascist Spain’s Franco

In a stellar sign of how ridiculously wretched,  disproportionate and unhinged the church’s martyrdom complex is, the current pope has compared expanding the rights of women and gay people to the murderous anticlerical violence of the 1930s Spanish civil war.  Yet it was the Roman Catholic Church that endorsed and blessed Franco and hailed Fascism in Spain.  Other supporters included the unsaintly Jesusmaria Escriva, who in April 1946, preached to Franco and his family, and from the fascist dictatorship built the basic foundation of Opus Dei (Allen, John L. (2005), Opus Dei: An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church, Garden City: Doubleday, p. 58). 

Blessing of Franco by the Roman Catholic Church

Blessing of Franco by the Roman Catholic Church

Opus Dei, following the design of Franco, is a paramilitary, pro-fascist, antimodernist, integralist (reactionary) organization that does not tolerate dissent–and became a trump card for reactionary popes through the twisted times of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.  On the alleged sanctity of John Paul II, read here and here and here.

The Roman Catholic Church, like its Eastern Orthodox “brother church”, has long lied about its own role in the atrocities of the Franco regime that it helped gain power and murder countless innocent people with the blessing of Jesusmaria Escriva, who was never a saint or holy man, and his odious opportunistic Opus Dei and other totalitarian dictatorships from Hitler and Mussolini to the impoverishment of Peru and other Latin American countries, and secret donations to religious political funds in Spain, the USA (where it secretly funneled money into the campaign by the dubiously devout Rick Santorum) and Uganda. At the same time, under the direction of Ratzinger, the Vatican used its official UN observer status to team up with Islamic theocracies like Iran (where Ratzinger was represented by Msgr. Romeo Panciroli; Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani, the brother of President Hashemi Rafsanjani, declared  Iran’s full endorsement of this collaboration and said there were many avenues for co-operation between religious states which were not confined to the prohibition of abortion) and Libya to oppose calls for family planning services to be made available in the world’s poorest nations with Libya claiming that any form of birth control was not only detrimental to the state but against the will of the god of Islam. Libya and the Roman Catholic Church were joined by Peru dictator Alberto Fujimori who had hundreds of mountain people in Peru forcibly sterilized with the encouragement from his daughter Keiko and son Kenye (both of whom sit in the 2012 thoroughly corrupt Peru Congress that is battered by neo-Nazi leader Martha Chavez) seeking to overthrow their father’s conviction for crimes against humanity.

Like the pandering Polish pope, John Paul II, Ratzinger has sent emissaries to desperately poor, AIDS-ravaged regions of Africa to spread the life-destroying lie that condoms do not prevent transmission of HIV. This papal absurdity was accepted and applauded by the Russian Orthodox Church that is run by a womanizing, child abusing clergy led by Patriarch Kirill who found nothing wrong with the Romanov family’s murder of innocent peasants and apostates (and were declared saints in the Russian Orthodox Church after well-placed bribes were placed with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow) and claimed that “attacks” on the church were identical to those by people who overthrew the scandalous Romanov dynasty; his words and that of Ratzinger were glorified by the statement of the deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin.

Roger Vangheluwe, Bishop of Brugge

Roger Vangheluwe, Bishop of Brugge

Roman Catholic clergy and bedecked bishops in white lace flounces over flowing dresses of crimson, in the mid-20th century appointed a special papal commission to study whether Catholicism should permit the use of birth control. The commission, to no one’s surprise was composed almost completely of men chosen from their members. Theologians Anthony Kosnik, William Carroll, Ronald Modras, James Schulte, and Agnes Cunningham (the token female) took on the task. In 1977 they published Human Sexuality: New Directions in American Catholic Thought—not a woman of the general laity was involved, consulted, or considered.  The men, none of whom could become pregnant even after being raped, held the final card by claiming spiritual authority found nowhere in the Bible, yet as a few wags wrote: if men could become pregnant abortion would be a sacrament—bring a scowl from the German dragoon.  When the commission almost unanimously recommended that women should be allowed contraceptives, the church led by Ratzinger ignored the recommendation and doubled down on their absolute ban on contraception.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy has long preferred the death of a pregnant woman, impregnated even by rape or incest, over the removal of dead, deformed or damaging fetal tissue that can cost the woman her life.  The doctrine espoused by predatory prelates in countries where Roman Catholicism is the main force, such as in Latin America, Italy, Ireland and Poland, is that every zygote is a human baby in defiance of all medical logic and research to the contrary.  

Brasilian cardinal Cardosa Sobrinho in political cartoon.

Brasilian cardinal Cardosa Sobrinho in political cartoon.

The patronizing pastors and predatory prelates, such as Jose Cardoso Sobrinho who has been characterized as being key-hole spies, have excommunicated the doctors who performed an abortion on a pregnant 9-year-old who’d been raped by her stepfather.  He went so far as to excommunicate the child’s mother for agreeing to the abortion but did not speak out or condemn the incestuous father who had been regularly raping the child since she was six years old. No charges, ecclesiastical or secular were filed against the father, although the mother was reprimanded for not having sufficient control over her daughter.

Brasil’s anachronistic Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho (born in Caruaru, June 30 1933- ) of the coastal city of Recife announced that for the Vatican he was excommunicating the entire family of the child who medically would not have been able to deliver a baby since her hips were too narrow but not the child since she was a minor.  The doctors who performed the abortion were hailed for their efforts, the Brasilian Minister of health Jose Gomes Temporao referred to the doctors’ work, performed March 4, 2009, as “brilliant”.

Cordoso Sobrinho excommunicates doctors and families who tolerate necessity of an abortion.

Cordoso Sobrinho excommunicates doctors and families who tolerate necessity of an abortion.

Temporao declared that doctors were required to put law before religion, a statement that the majority of Brasil agreed with, since, on the average, 8700 women die each year because of the lack of professional abortion providers and follow-up examinations. 

A war of words ensued between the popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the archbishop over the church’s decision.   The President said:”As a Christian and a Catholic,

Brasil questions Catholic tradition and authority

Brasil questions Catholic tradition and authority

I find it deeply lamentable that a bishop of the Catholic Church has such a conservative attitude,” Lula said on Globo TV. “In this case, the medical profession was more right than the church. One of the doctors involved in the procedure, Dr. Olimpio Moraes, said he thanked the archbishop for his excommunication because the controversy sheds light on Brasil’s restrictive abortion laws. He said women in Brasil’s countryside are victimized by Brazil’s ban on abortion in the same way as they are in all Roman Catholic controlled countries (more than one million women undergo abortions each year in Brasil, and doctors treat more than 250,000 of them because of botched abortion techniques; read here and here and here). 

Dom José cardinal Cardoso Sobrinho of Brasil

Dom José cardinal Cardoso Sobrinho of Brasil

Cardinal Cardoso Sobrinho has had other spurious accolades to his credit: he is among those who protect pedophiles throughout Brasil and has been seen in gay clubs.  Brasil’s (O. Carm.) of Recife and Olinda, has been portrayed in cartoons and tabloids not only as a peeping-tom: an alter ego of Brasil’s Roman Catholic Church but as a viper determined to extract confessions of presumed guilt from women in the same manner as

Dom José Cardoso Sobrinho cartoon

Dom José Cardoso Sobrinho cartoon

the Spanish Inquisition interrogated women with threats and force of diabolical designed machinery.  Among the least qualified for the cardinalate, it was Cardoso Sobrinho’s vehemently violent rhetoric that won him the beret that announced his ascension to the college of cardinals and left dread in the decaying family structure in Brasil that the prelate continuously attacked from pulpit and public squares.  As the clerical clown crowed, there was never a human right that he regarded or respected.

Every diocesan member had to fall to the miscreant mind-numbing murmurs of Mother Church.  The theological troglodyte retired on July 1, 2009; even the President of Brasil declaring that the prelate pushed beyond the borders of fairness and mercy with his senseless multiple excommunications.

The Roman Catholic episcopacy in Ireland is as savage and senseless as Cardoso Sobrinho in sanctioning the unnecessary deaths of women who cannot successfully or willingly give birth to products of rape, incest, and malformation. Savita Halappanavar wasn’t the first to die at Catholic-run hospitals that are willing to let women die rather than having a therapeutic safe abortion, even when a miscarriage is already in progress and no possible procedure could save the fetus.  Similar fate was in store for Americans whose closest hospital was Roman Catholic and where doctors forgot their Hippocratic Oath written in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC),  that requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards and look after the welfare of a living mortal.

A majority of Roman Catholic priests and prelates refused to provide contraception or abortion to women who were abducted and forced to work as prostitutes. Roman Catholic clergy have even gone as far as filing a frivolous lawsuit—that they lost—complaining that contraceptives were violating their religious freedom in telling women how they could control and manage their reproductive rights and bodies when the government took away their contract.  US District Judge Richard Stearns explained why the bishops were in the wrong, writing:

To insist that the government respect the separation of church and state is not to discriminate against religion; indeed, it promotes a respect for religion by refusing to single out any creed for official favor at the expense of all others…This case is about the limits of the government’s ability to delegate to a religious institution the right to use taxpayer money to impose its beliefs on others [who may or may not share them].

It is worse in Poland, the land of Polish extremism where hoodlums run free in the streets to deny individual rights of choice with praise from pastors to priests in their stand against what they see as corruption.  In Poland, the Roman Catholic Church, using tactics of the medieval Inquisition of the Christian religion in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, ordered Polish politicians to vote for a law banning IVF and threatened to excommunicate any who didn’t comply.  Those who did not capitulate immediately to the carnivorous clergy were mocked publicly and churches launched broadsides against the government as being “set against god”.

The Vatican with the entire episcopacy in lockstep as if all were hailing the return and revitalization of Ratzinger’s Third Reich, quickly went after women’s right of choice, specifically targeting the Komen Foundation and its organization better known for its “race for a cure” for breast cancer than its support of Planned Parenthood. It was the Roman Catholic Church that was the major source of the pressure on the Komen Foundation that led to its disastrous decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood, with many claiming that the Komen Foundation was a front for the Roman Catholic Church.  As Reuters news agency noted:  “In recent years, Komen has allocated at least $17.6 million of the donations it receives to U.S. Catholic universities, hospitals and charities”–definitely not without ties to the Roman Catholic Church.  The veil of secrecy that shrouded the fund-raiser was removed.  Komen’s quickly lost favor when its support of Planned Parenthood became public knowledge and Church opposition reached dramatic new proportions in 2011, when the 11 bishops who represent Ohio’s 2.6 million Catholics announced a statewide policy banning church and parochial school donations to Komen.  Being a covert hand of the Roman Catholic Church, Komen within a few days reversed itself and withdrew its financial support of Planned Parenthood.

Forever the Grand Inquisitor, worse than that defined by Dostoevsky in his Brothers Karamazov, Benedict XVI feels he has a god-given right to interfere in politics in all nations.  Through the frigid mask of the Roman Catholic bishops of the USA, the Roman Catholic Church announced an inquisition into the Girl Scouts to get to the bottom of its association with morally suspect groups like Doctors without Borders and Oxfam.  The vile arm of the Roman Catholic Church is investigating the Girl Scouts because of the Girl Scouts alleged support for reproductive rights and freedom of choice for women.  Nationally, American Roman Catholic nuns are being charged with subversion as the villainous Vatican ordered a “doctrinal investigation” of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  The organization represents approximately 80 percent of American nuns, and can be sanctioned since they are a Roman Catholic organization.  The Girl Scouts are not affiliated with the cantankerous Church of Rome and are not welcome for promoting safe-sex and not abstinence.

The malevolent Vatican has bared its fangs frantically against Doctors without Borders because the administer medicine not ministry and offer equal care to all people.  The Roman Catholic hierarchy harangues the group because it not only supports the right of a woman to elect an abortion but states its willingness to offer therapeutic abortions without cost to the poor of the world.  Oxfam was denigrated by the Roman Catholic episcopacy and Ratzinger because it offers food to women who had abortions.  Yet the Roman Catholic Church gets over a billion Euros in property tax exemption to spread its hate and deny human rights worldwide.

R. Walker Nickless and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadt reject separation of state and church.

R. Walker Nickless and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadt reject separation of state and church.

Roman Catholic bishops in the USA, with the most notoriously sinister located in the Midwest, especially in Iowa with Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa taking the most extreme stand calling it a line to vote on, Minnesota led by Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, and Wisconsin Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay who have long been against the US Bill of Rights when it comes to free choice, and Indiana’s Father Sammie Maletta of St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, who argues that the Roman Catholic Church has a right to instruct its followers on how to vote and live as a sign of religious liberty (funded by the Republican controlled Heritage Foundation; for more on this lie read here), and the majority (98%) of Roman Catholic women use contraceptives; and Obama won the majority of the Roman Catholic vote: 52% – 45%), that are cavalierly cannibalized by crass clergy, have been one of the major forces attacking Obamacare, filing lawsuits arguing that non-church Catholic employers should be able to decide whether or not employee health insurance plans will cover contraception. This is an unfurled and effective argument that a woman’s employer should be allowed to force her to pay more for medical coverage, or even place it out of her reach altogether, based on his religious beliefs. It is rank misogyny and gynophobia richly rendered by Benedict XVI and his gaggle of gospel geese that has little if any knowledge of what the original scrolls contain.  The Roman Catholic Church in the USA does not speak for all Roman Catholics in the USA.

Father Frank Klep

Father Frank Klep

In Australia, Roman Catholic clerics derailed police investigations of accused pedophile  priests.  The Australian Roman Catholic episcopacy has escalated putting pressure on higher-ups to get investigating officer removed from cases, especially in the case of the Rev. Frank Klep (read more here).

A direct assault on academic freedom occurs daily within the Roman Catholic Church and its schools, especially at San Augustine’s in Chiclayo (where I taught) and Lima, Perú, and the various Opus Dei schools, such as Colegios Cibos and  Fontanar, throughout Peru (it took over the Pontifical University in Lima to make it more “church oriented; Opus Dei runs Universidad de Piura, destroying its academic freedom and creating robots of its student body) are mindless institutions where obedience is more critical than objectivity, and where indoctrination is considered more worthwhile than is investigation and education.  Opus Dei schools have the singular intent of taking over the world and refashioning it in a way identical Hitler’s goal of controlling Europe and beyond (for the Spanish, read here), its crimes, especially in Perú, are legendary as it spins its tangled web throughout Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Far from being “spiritually based” its hidden agenda is to make as much money as possible and with it rule; its main apologist is Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and has negligible difference from the group in Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code. The Roman Catholic Church demanded that Sunday school teachers sign a loyalty oath agreeing to submit “will and intellect” to the proclamations of church leaders (read here, and rational is here and here).

Father Edmund Walsh (McCarthy's priest)

Father Edmund Walsh (McCarthy’s priest)

Some top church officials, including the current pope, have advocated denying communion to politicians who support progressive and pro-choice political ideas.  As occurred in the days of US Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) who was openly controlled by the Roman Catholic Church in the USA, through the priest Edmund Walsh (when McCarthy died, over 100 priests met for the funeral mass and urged the Wisconsin senator to be declared a saint for his pursuit against “communism” and “enemies of religion” in which we find the foundation stones for Opus Dei and other organized hate groups) the Roman Catholic Church in the USA openly opposed President Barrack Obama on his social stands for the liberty of all and the right of choice (read here and here).  Throughout its petrified parsimonious past pushing to the present and into the future, the Roman Catholic Church also opposes preemptive war and the death penalty, no conservative politician has ever been denied communion on this basis.

Nuns on the bus (USA)

Nuns on the bus (USA)

From the bishops of New York to the most pathetic of patriarchs perched on the platform of religion as Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic clergy have initiated an unprecedented unholy war against the Sisters of the Church (especially for Nuns on the Bus that toured the USA in quest of fairness for everyone) for showing too much compassion and charity to “fallen women”, the poor, victims of rape and violence, and those who seek the end of unwanted fetal tissue generation.   The mentality of the ministers of the faith is nearly Neanderthal in their cracked down on American nuns by Benedict XVI and American cardinals for doing too much to help the poor and not enough to oppose gay marriage, condemning them for displaying a seditious “feminist spirit“. 

Tebartz-van Elst, 52, bishop of Limburg

Tebartz-van Elst, 52, bishop of Limburg

In Germany, where parishioners pay an officially assessed tax rate to the church, they’ve tried to blackmail people who don’t want to pay the church tax, threatening to fire them from jobs in church institutions. In some cases, if the person opts out but later loses the paperwork, they demand on-the-spot repayment of decades of back taxes.  Priests and bishops generally live more luxuriant lives than their parishioners and detail that their ministry demands more creature comforts (as with the German bishop Tebartz-van Elst, 52, of Limburg read here and here).

Daniel Jenky bishop of Peoria IL

Daniel Jenky bishop of Peoria IL

In the USA, the Roman Catholic bishops are worse than their continental compatriots.  They have compared Democratic officeholders, including President Obama, to Hitler and Stalin (read here for the comments of Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois; cp. here for those made by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki from Springfield, Illinois) and have

Thomas John Paprocki bishop of Springfield IL

Thomas John Paprocki bishop of Springfield IL

said that it jeopardizes a person’s eternal salvation if they don’t vote as the bishops instruct them to vote.  They are supported by the most evil encampment of enemies to the US Constitution and to freedom: the Becket Foundation, a far-right group organized to fight any separation of state and church (read here and here) and is a quasi-official arm of the Roman Catholic Church and the Republican Party.

Benedict XVI and Roman Catholic bishops fight against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Not only does the Catholic Church hierarchy refuse to officially perform church weddings for gay and lesbian couples (many priests do perform them privately or semi-privately and I have attended two of them); they want to write that prohibition into the civil law and deny marriage equality to everyone who doesn’t fit their religious criteria.  The Roman Catholic Church as a single entity, plus various bishoprics and archbishoprics has invested vast amounts of money and effort into doing so. In the 2012 election cycle alone, the church spent almost $2 million in an unsuccessful fight to defeat marriage-equality initiatives in four states amounting to more than $11.3 million from donations to the church by parishioners but without getting any parishioner’s consent for the expenditure

Like many evangelical ministers who, when not wife-swapping or having boyfriends and boy toys on the side, Roman-Catholic bishops and clergy are kept busy  comparing gay sex to pedophilia and incest and called for it to be forbidden by law, saying that “states can and must regulate behaviors, including various sexual behaviors.”  These accusations continue even though 10,969 Roman Catholic clergy in the USA admit to being pedophiles.

The fear of homosexuality that is rampant throughout the Roman Catholic (studies do not agree as to numbers, but estimates are between 23% – 58%; read here), Orthodox (there are no studies since most priests refuse interviews or paper surveys, but the various churches from Russian to Bulgarian, Ukrainian, etc argue that homosexuality is a sin and one who is homosexual cannot be a priest) and various Protestant ministerial groups (it is accepted in the ELCA of the Lutheran Church but not the Missouri or Wisconsin synods), has led especially Roman Catholic organizations, on strict order by the Vatican, to  shut down adoption clinics rather than consider gay people as prospective parents. The church’s quasi-official position is that it’s better for children to remain orphans or in foster care than to be placed in a loving, committed same-sex household (here and here and here for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology based on scientific studies).

Matthew-Shepard-Scholars, of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa:  The Eychaner Foundation

Matthew-Shepard-Scholars, of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa: The Eychaner Foundation

More gruesome is the Roman Catholic Church’s stand against any gay group that is working to end Church and School efforts to ban any anti-LGBT bullying group, anti-teen-suicide foundation from any Catholic school ceremony.  The Roman Catholic Church explained it that the group’s mission is “contrary to the teachings of the Catholic church” as was the case in

Martin J. Amos, 8th bishop of Davenport, Iowa

Martin J. Amos, 8th bishop of Davenport, Iowa

Davenport, Iowa, where its bishop, Martin Amos, retread to fifteenth century thought trumpeted by the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church suffering under its most corrupt pedophile popes in its ecclesiastical history in denouncing the group at Prince of Peace Catholic School.  Sectarian politics played a major role in this attack on human freedoms, when the prelate complained that unspecified groups awarding scholarships were not in accord with Roman Catholic Church teachings, then backtracked by noting that both the Roman Catholic Church and the scholarship were against bullying and defamation of character.  This issue had not arisen in any previous statement nor at any earlier time.  It came out only when one Roman Catholic high school

Keaton Fuller received a Matthew Sheperd scholarship, initially rejected by the archdiocese of Davenport.

Keaton Fuller received a Matthew Sheperd scholarship, initially rejected by the archdiocese of Davenport.

senior Keaton Fuller, Clinton, Iowa, won a $40,000 scholarship named after martyred Matthew Shepard who was tied to a fence with barbed wire in Wyoming and left to die for being gay. 

On April 27, 2012, the Diocese intervened and told the recipient that a member of the would not be permitted to present the award at graduation, but that it would be presented by a school staff member in fear that some molecules from the award would infect the other graduates and turn them gay. The bishop, Martin J. Amos, through the diocese office, issued a statement that it was a “long-standing policy” regarding guest speakers that the school “cannot allow anyone or any organization which [sic] promotes a position that is contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church to present at a diocesan institution”.  The Des Moines Register later printed:

Fuller and the Eychaner Foundation’s founder, Rich Eychaner, both thanked Bishop Amos for finding an acceptable resolution. The script to be read on graduation day will say the scholarship ‘is granted to distinguished Iowa high school seniors who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender’ and that Fuller ‘gradually shared his story with friends and classmates … and was embraced by the Prince of Peace community.

“ ‘As I leave Prince of Peace, it’s comforting to know that this experience may make it easier for the next gay student who attends this school,’ Fuller said in a statement issued Friday. ‘Please know that this week has not been about me. Rather, it has been about recognizing that everybody deserves to be treated equally, regardless of any differences we may have.’ ”

The Roman Catholic Council of USA Bishops is even more reactionary that Iowa’ Bishop Ames, with many of the bishops self-confessed pedophiles.  They told a teenager he wouldn’t be allowed to go through confirmation because he posted a pro-gay-rights status message on Facebook, and they expelled a preschooler from a private Catholic school because his parents were lesbians. This was true both in Grand Forks and throughout Minnesota

Rachel Mike, who won a settlement in a case involving Father Poole, at her confirmation in the summer of 1975. Behind her is Father George Endal, accused of raping or molesting several boys and allegedly walking in on another priest performing oral sex on a 6-year-old boy and doing nothing to stop it.

Rachel Mike, who won a settlement in a case involving Father Poole, at her confirmation in the summer of 1975. Behind her is Father George Endal, accused of raping or molesting several boys and allegedly walking in on another priest performing oral sex on a 6-year-old boy and doing nothing to stop it.

as with the Jesuit priest Donald J. McGuire. Oregon’s dioceses paid more than

Pedophile Jesuit priest Donald J. McGuire, friend of Mother (St.) Teresa of Calcutta

Pedophile Jesuit priest Donald J. McGuire, friend of Mother (St.) Teresa of Calcutta

$166 million (the third largest settlement to sex abuse survivors who were Native Americans and Alaskan natives, boys and girls, who were abused by priests at Catholic schools throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.  The settlement covered more than 450 victims raped by Jesuit priests of the Roman Catholic Church.  Most rapes occurred in remote villages and on reservations, and when the Jesuits filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the victims responded noting that the province remained wealthy because it controls and owns Gonzaga University, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Seattle University and other schools and properties with Opus Dei prevalent in most institutions. The Jesuits made Alaska a “pedophile paradise“.

Timothy cardinal Dolan (New York City) pedophile cover-up in Milwaukee and NYC

Timothy cardinal Dolan (New York City) pedophile cover-up in Milwaukee and NYC

To cover-up their own pedophile propensities and seduction of women, the Roman Catholic Council of Bishops in the USA have a history of dumping known pedophile priests in isolated, poor, rural communities, where they apparently assumed that local people wouldn’t dare to complain or that no one would listen if they did.   Adding insult to injury, the attackers of the victims were give payouts  — as much as $20,000 in some cases — to pedophile priests, to buy their silence and quietly ease them out of the priesthood, after specifically denying in public that they were doing this with such payouts being orchestrated and pushed by New York City Timothy cardinal Dolan (read here) who was, then, archbishop of Milwaukee.

When the legislature of the State of Connecticut proposed extending statute-of-limitations laws to allow older child-abuse cases to be tried, the bishops of Connecticut ordered a letter to be read during Mass instructing parishioners to contact their representatives and lobby against it.  The bishops claimed that they were worried about frivolous lawsuits.  To fight back against and intimidate abuse-survivor groups like SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), the church’s lawyers have filed absurdly broad subpoenas demanding the disclosure of decades’ worth of documents.  

Bill Donahue of the Catholic League against SNAP

Bill Donahue of the Catholic League against SNAP

William Donahue, an arch-conservative Roman Catholic, calls SNAP “a menace to the Catholic Church” for exposing rampant pedophiles in its membership.  While Donahue argues that the bishops are in league together to fight charges, the US Council of Catholic Bishops has rejected such a claim.

Similar problems occurred throughout the USA. No diocese was exempt.

Monsignor William Lynn kept predators in ministry in Philadelphia

Monsignor William Lynn kept predators in ministry in Philadelphia

 When Monsignor William Lynn, a Catholic official from Philadelphia, was charged with knowingly returning predator priests to duty, his defense was to blame those decisions on his superior, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (read here about Romano Ferraro, and here for Father Peter J. Dunn who was judged “a very sick man” and was psychoanalyzed as an untreatable pedophile, and a narcissist with an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder; and here for Rev. Stanley Gana who collected nude photographs of his victims) ultimately judged competent to stand trial.  His statement acknowledged that the corruption reaches to the highest levels of the church. 

Forcible castrations were justified as a means to keep youth from homosexuality and to punish young males who were not "cooperative".

Forcible castrations were justified as a means to keep youth from homosexuality and to punish young males who were not “cooperative”.

In the Netherlands, ten boys were castrated in church-run hospitals after complaining to the police about sexual abuse by priests (many young males were castrated on orders from bishops who feared they were homosexuals, and were told that castration cures a male of homosexual tendencies).  The archbishop used the same excuse as given by the Nazis to justify his silence.  Several months later, it was reported that this same cardinal had personally arranged to move a pedophile priest to a different parish to shield him from accusations. 

Ad cardinal Simmons of Utrecht transferred a paedophile priest to a parish in Amersfoort where the priest repeatedly sexually abused children

Ad cardinal Simmons of Utrecht transferred a paedophile priest to a parish in Amersfoort where the priest repeatedly sexually abused children

While he was Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Ad Simonis shielded a paedophile priest.  This was neither the first nor the last time that the Church in the Netherlands covered paedophiles, both priests and nuns.

Even alleged saints have been implicated in sex abuse cases.  In one case, Mother Teresa successfully persuaded the church to return a later convicted pedophile priest, Father Donald McGuire, to duty because he was a friend of hers (read here and here). Eight additional complaints of child abuse were later lodged against Father Donald McGuire, justifying Christopher Hitchens original indictment of the Albanian born nun in his 1997 book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (London and New York: Verso, 1995). Among other “oversights” Teresa had set up a worldwide system of “homes for the dying” that routinely failed to provide adequate care to patients.

Kaligat (Mother Theresa's home for sick and dying, Calcutta)

Kaligat (Mother Theresa’s home for sick and dying, Calcutta)

There is money to be made by the Roman Catholic Church is raising dead people to sainthood, as with Mother Teresa.  They canonized Mother Teresa for doing little more than offering a squalid place for people to die; it was called Kaligat; starvation is one of the main sources of death, despite that there is an abundance of food for those who can pay for it, next to none is given in charity, with children being the primary victims). Outside observers who visited her “Home for the Dying” reported that medical care was substandard and dangerous, limited to aspirin and unsterilized needles rinsed in tap water, administered by untrained volunteers. The millions of dollars collected by Mother Teresa and her order, enough to build many advanced clinics and hospitals remain unaccounted for.

Father Martin P. O'Loghlen

Father Martin P. O’Loghlen

Never troubled by appointing pedophiles to church offices, the Roman Catholic Church appointed Martin O’Loghlen, to a church-run sexual abuse advisory board – even though O’Loghlen himself was a known abuser who molested a teenage girl, Julie Malcom (she later filed legal action against him), in the 1960s and admitted to having a “sexual addiction”.  When this was discovered, it was poorly veiled, still the Roman Catholic Church had the audacity to plead for money and ask parishioners to pick up the tab for legal costs and settlements.

The Australian and New Zealand nuns in the Roman Catholic Church followed precedents established in Europe, especially in Ireland, by its nuns and priests abducting  tens of thousands of babies from unwed mothers who gave birth in Catholic-run hospitals all.  They also forced drugged or helpless women to give their newborn children up for adoption against their will.

The list is endless.  The atrocities, barbarities and evil of the Roman Catholic Church is tantamount to the disdain and disregard of all other churches including the Russian Orthodox Church and its attack on dissent in the case with Pussy Riot.  Like the Taliban and Islamic extremists, the Roman Catholic Church also strangles dissent and dissenters (literally and metaphorically) as when it tried to have the Indian skeptic Sanal Edamuruku charged with blasphemy and imprisoned for debunking a claim of a miraculous weeping statue (read here and here and here and here).

The Roman Catholic Church’s finances are a disorganized mess.  The operate their own bank with ATMs, all mired in money laundering, but lack strong accounting controls and clear internal separations, which means parishioners who give to the church can have no assurance of what the money will be used for.  According to an investigation by the Economist, funds meant for hospitals, cemeteries and priests’ pensions have been raided to pay legal fees and settlements in several diocesan bankruptcies.

Vatican ATM is in Latin

Vatican ATMs are in Latin

The Roman Catholic Church is one large scandal and at the top of this scandal is the bankrupt papacy, the worse in history: Benedict XVI is implicated with two top associates in money laundering.  His life-size portrait hangs over all ATMs with all instructions for use in Latin.  Benedict XVI has never been a saint, as new information surfaces on the predatory pope daily (read here and here and here where Ratzinger is given the title of God’s Rottweiler, while placing “the devil” (not the pedophile priest) as the source of evil in child abuse cases).

Stop supporting the church with your money and your time. Such action, however it may seem is more than justified by a cornucopia of reasons showing that the church as an institution is beyond reform, and the only meaningful response is to part ways with it and let it die in the filth of its pedophile priests, greed for enrichment of a few while millions starve, and the lack of a mission to truly educate rather than indoctrinate new generations of soon-to-be Roman robots.

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Josef Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) and Crimes Against Humanity

An outspoken enemy of human rights and individual choice, former NAZI youth leader Josef Aloisius Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) has boldly distanced himself ahead of and in front of Der Fuehrer Adolf Hitler by disallowing dissent, banning any writing that does not conform to the unholy Inquisition, and relegating women to a subordinate role (read here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). Benedict XVI is unable to express himself clearly or to offer a single message of hope, recognition, inspiration, or education. 

Ratzinger seeks indoctrination in total stupidity, arrogance, and ignorance–not education of the people.  The German pope is in the world of Augustine of Hippo.  He struggles to answer the problems of this world based on ancient philosophy–especially in areas of health and health care.  This is especially true when it comes to women and the LGBT community.

Protest against Benedict XVI

Protest against Benedict XVI

In January 2011, the former NAZI youth leader, Josef Ratzinger confused many of his cult’s followers with his lack of even basic understanding of science or medicine by suggesting condoms might be acceptable for male prostitutes (read here and here), but not for HIV protection in general.  Like the self-styled evangelists terrorizing Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda and the USA, Ratzinger argues that HIV affects only gay males.

Spread of HIV and AIDS worldwide

Spread of HIV and AIDS worldwide

This audacious papal ignorance rejects the established fact that HIV is most common among females in sub-Sahara Africa and the Carribean (53%) due to gender inequality, discrimination, and stigma–and the lack of and use of condoms especially among Roman Catholics.  HIV and AIDS spreads most rapidly with the use of illicit drugs consumed in desperation by women and men who see no hope for a better future.

Women (and young girls) are especially blamed for the disease, are abused, and even killed, with the blessing of the priests in their illiterate communities; many pass HIV and AIDS (SIDA in Spanish) on to their unborn and are told by parasite priests and evangelical pandering preachers that they cannot have an abortion even if the pregnancy leads to the host’s death.  This disease has many effects on women, including:

  • Added responsibilities of caring for sick family members
  • Loss of property if they become widowed and/or infected
  • Violent abuse when people find out about their HIV status
  • Murder especially in religiously controlled nations such as New Guinea and island nations.

Biologically women are twice more likely to become infected with HIV through unprotected heterosexual intercourse than men. In many countries women are less likely to be able to negotiate condom use and are more likely to be subjected to non-consensual sex (Allen. C.F et al (2006, September) ‘Sexually transmitted infection service use and risk factors for HIV infection among female sex workers in Georgetown, Guyana’, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 43 (1): 96-101).  Contrary to the US Catholic Bishops Conference, heterosexual sex (sex between a male and female) is the most common way of getting HIV (or mode of transmission) among women in the US.

The second highest rate of HIV/AIDS is among heterosexual males.  Lesbians have the lowest percentage of HIV/AIDS.  Lesbians with the disease contract it from bisexual women. Ratzinger does not take any of this information as fact.  Like his predecessor, the German pope believes that HIV and AIDS are a sign of sin.  When parishoners, priests, and even a few brave bishops in sub-Saharah Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA have called for condoms for those who are sexually active, the German in the Vatican is like the ghoul in Lima, and flatly says “No!” claiming, without scientific foundation, that condoms spread AIDS and “aggravates the crisis.”  For Ratzinger, the only solution is sexual abstinence and fidelity within marriage–that has never worked or was proven successful. 

Within one week after making his outlandish comments on HIV/AIDS, the NAZI Youth Leader gay marriage penalizes traditional couples and distorts the true nature of the family: to have more babies, even though the world’s resources are limited as is space, fresh water, clean air to breathe, and housing. The Pope said, “forms of unions, which distort the essence and purpose of the family end up penalising those who, with much effort, commit themselves to living a life whose bonds are marked by stable intimacy, have juridical guarantees and are recognised publicly”; yet, only 25% of all households are run by two-parents of opposite gender.  

Ratzinger has neither empathy nor sympathy for any woman raped. He is indifferent to callousedly cruel when he, like other miscreant ministers of the faith insist that a woman carry a fertilized ova or a zygote or developing fetal tissue that is the product of rape.  The pope has no understanding of the psychological effects of rape. Not only must the woman carry unwanted fetal tissue that breeds in her psychology a painful burden remembrances of the rape, but ordered to keep the fetus until it is either expelled naturally or is removed when it is proven to be biologically dead in the uterus, or is forced out during the birthing process or with Cesarean dislodgment.

The pope’s stand is popular in Roman Catholic countries ruled by dictators that were propped up or installed by the Vatican, as with the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco that ended with his death in 1975. During Franco’s rule, however, the Vatican ruled the nation and made life for women a living hell. It is Ratzinger’s goal to turn back the hands of time and restore the nightmare of the medieval church. There is, fortunately, open defiance in Ratzinger’s church. Male bishops have ordained female priests, sanctioned same-sex marriages, and have called for the right of choice.

Some bishops ordain women as priests.

Some bishops ordain women as priests.

Feigned attempts to hide his secret agenda to destroy democracy worldwide, the tyrant of the Vatican has tapped Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Washington State to soldier a growing militant army of papal devotees to attack what Benedict sees as an open mutiny against the usurpation of the Holy See. Benedict needed someone without empathy and with as little ascertainment as he exercises.  He found his man in one of the worse prelates to preach in the Roman Catholic Church.

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Washington State

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Washington State

Sartain was appointed to the post of chief head-knocker by the unholy father Ratzinger because of his high-profile resistance to marriage equality, insisting that same-sex couples were inherently different from opposite-sex partners and therefore did not need to be treated equally. Sartain is not just mouthing arguments but is actively engaged in secretly bankrolling (using Roman Catholic church tithes) Referendum 74 to get it on the ballot for a November vote against equality. Acting identical to a NAZI Storm Trooper, the archbishop has made it clear that no church in Washington was to refuse to get out the vote against equality and commanded priests, brothers and nuns ex cathedra to speak out against equality from pulpits and at all public meetings to gain signatures for the Referendum. Six courageous Catholic parishes refused—with their congregations greeting the news with a standing ovation.

There remain some Roman Catholics in Washington State with intelligence, an understanding of the true meaning of the word democracy, and the courage of conviction to fight the evil slurry swilling from the Vatican. The predatory prelate Sartain slavishly savors each moment in attacking American nuns who are not openly critical of those who teach the children of same-sex parents without public criticism.

Sartain finds suicides among the “sinners” (homosexual youth) to be his god’s will, and rejects the talk of married male priests and women as priests. Sartain believes, like any fundamental pentecostal, that women must “toe the line” and give way to men.  In a speech early this year, Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, decried “the public and obstinate betrayal of religious life by certain religious.”   Burke, identical in thinking matching Adolf Hitler and his Kinder, Küche, Kirche, and the most monsterous misogynist in the Vatican’s twisted history demanded sanctions “and serious steps” be taken against women who do not show “modesty” and “preference” to the alleged wisdom of men.  In this regard Burke and Sartain are equal to the odious opportunist from Germany who slithered into the Vatican decades ago with the secret aspiration of taking control of the imaginary keys to the kingdom of the New Testament Jesus–who, in his autobiography saw himself as a bishop–and with the prodding of siblings–a cardinal while only age 5.

Josef Ratzinger, as Benedict XVI has ranted publically about American Roman Catholic nuns promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the [Roman] Catholic faith.” While Ratzinger commands that all bishops and priests condemn same-sex marriages and unions claiming that such tolerance “undermines humanity itself”.  Ratzinger said nothing about the pandora box bulging with pedophile priests undermining humanity, the family, or the mental health of the young girls and boys sexually molested and raped by clergy: priests, brothers, bishops and nuns).  The NAZI pope has gone on a raving rampage against women as minions of evil in a manner similar to the Norwegian mass murderer.

Ratzinger’s knowledge of feminist themes in Christianity is zero.  He ignores the early female bishops in the Christian communities (cf. 2 John 1: Ὁ πρεσβύτερος ἐκλεκτῇ κυρίᾳ καὶ τοῖς τέκνοις αὐτῆς, οὓς ἐγὼ ἀγαπῶ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, καὶ οὐκ ἐγὼ μόνος ἀλλὰ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἐγνωκότες τὴν ἀλήθειαν; the translation of a “chosen lady” is presbyter or bishop and in both cases it means “leader”), the role of women as priests as late as the fifteenth century in Spain, and elsewhere, while praising the “modesty” of the “Virgin Mary” who is but a replica of the goddess Isis who ancient Egyptians portrayed with the moon at her feet and stars circling her head.  What the Vatican and its current occupant deliberately ignores is the stylized image of “a woman” wearing an

Woman as priest or bishop wearing pallium

Woman as priest or bishop wearing pallium

ecclesiastical pallium: a cloth reserved only for priests and bishops.  This image appears at

  • San Vincenzo in Rome, 6th century
  • Parenzo, Croatia, 6th century
  • San Venanzio in Rome, 7th century
  • Santa-Maria-in-Porto, Ravenna, 6th or 7th century
  • Archbishop’s Chapel, Ravenna, 11th century
  • the Basilica at Torcello, 12th century
  • Serbo Campagnano, Italy, 13th century
  • Santa Maria Antica, Rome, 14th century

Ratzinger has repeatedly ignored cries for him to step down as pope and has disregarded the charges of his crimes against humanity as anything more than a whimsical outcry by the disgruntled who filed the complaints at the World Court in the Hague. Ratzinger’s own senior advisor’s advisor on “reaching out to youth” to inspire religious vocations, who is HIV positive (it originally appeared in the Italian La Stampa). Father Riccardo Seppia, a former seminarian and barman is accused of exchange cocaine for sexual intercourse with boys over 18, has been arrested in a pedophile sting in his quest to secure boys under the age of fourteen, and complaints are now ledged that the pope himself is a pedophile.

The Vatican fought back against the police investigation with Cardinal William Levada, the head of the Congregation of the Faith (formerly headed by Ratzinger and overseen by John Paul II) declaring that child abuse cases within the Church “belongs in the first place to bishops”, blaming the victims for having committed the “sin”, despite the fact that many bishops are under investigation for pedophile with youth under age 13. Father Seppia was “suspended” but not disciplined nor discharged.

The Vatican, like the illiterate former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and numerous current US Senators and organized hate groups, claim that the crime is “the sixties” when laxity became a part of contemporary society—and indirectly blamed John XXIII for creating a “spirit of modernism” with the calling of Vatican II and doing away with the rigid codex of the fascist church of Pius XII that still has a stranglehold on the cardinals who will continue to elect miscreants to the Chair of Peter. The reason more boys than girls were/are abused is because priests, bishops and more than half of the cardinals (with the highest concentration being in Latin America) have easier access to young boys than to young girls. What the report shows is that pedophile was not exclusively among gay priests, but was equally prevalent among heterosexual priests, while the number of gay priests involved in pedophilia actually decreased in the 1970s and onward, while heterosexual priests and bishops increased their molestation of both genders, the hearing and physically impaired as well as those with terminal diseases. This should come as no surprise when the papacy was known to be a hotbed for child abuse since the revelation of Pope Julius III’s toy boy and “chamberlain of the papal bedroom” was brought in to “serve” the pope while a pre-teenager until he was in his early twenties when he was made a cardinal. As the John Jay College of Criminal Justice researchers reported in 2004, being funded by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, “vulnerabilities, in combination with situational stresses and opportunities” raise the risk of abuse.”

The arrogance, duplicity, and cover-up by Benedict XVI has led to charges of crimes against humanity, with the note complaining that “The Pope, along with other top Vatican officials, ‘tolerate and enable the systematic and widespread concealing of rape and child sex crimes throughout the world.’ The complaint was filed by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a New York City-based organization.”  Lawyers for the victims say that rape, sexual violence and torture are considered as crimes against humanity as described in the international treaty that spells out the court’s mandate.

As of September 13, 2011, over 9000 complaints have been filed against the German pope and against the Curia in Rome and the Vatican in general. Benedict’s crimes against humanity go beyond pedophilia.

Bill Donohue

Bill Donohue

In the USA, the rogue Pope has unwavering support from the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue who argues that victims do not exist—but that pedophile claims are mere attacks upon the sanctity of Mother Church, and that there are no true victims but “professional victims,” who are ”a pitiful bunch of malcontents”. Donahue, who has next to zero knowledge of the history of the Roman Catholic church annually publishes an ad in support of pedophile priests in The New York Times at a minimum cost of $52,030, as and who helps himself to a salary over $340,000 a year to spew hatred. The Catholic league is basically a one-man organization: Donahue. 

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

It is supported by the most devious denizen within the Vatican and frequently referenced many young men in New York City as a pedophile, archbishop Timothy Dolan.  Dolan, draconically, argues that there are no true pedophile victims. Benedict XVI has an unfavorable rating of 65% of Americans, and 35% among Roman Catholics, leading the Vatican to whine before the UN Council on Human Affairs that the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope are being vilified by critics for its anti-gay stand. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi complained that the Roman Catholic Church should be treated as a person and that “These attacks [by its critics] are violations of fundamental

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

human rights and cannot be justified under any circumstances”.  The Vatican’s complaint came on the same day the Obama administration introduced a declaration to the UN that calls for improved treatment and protections for LGBT people internationally. That declaration already has more than 80 cosponsors. In the USA, a majority of Roman Catholics support same-sex marriages.

LGBT issues and Roman Catholics in the USA

LGBT issues and Roman Catholics in the USA

Taking a leaf from Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf, the Vatican and Benedict XVI argue that international pedophile scandal and attacks on Mother Church were the result of homosexuality and Jews.  Bishop Giacomo Babini, age 83 (b. February 22, 1929), had the audacity to proclaim Jews to be “Christ killers” in keeping with medieval Catholicism’s calumny (read here; cp. here) even though this predatory prelate has frequently been denounced as a pervert. Babini’s bellow matched the mincing of Martin Luther in the sixteenth century when the former Augustinian monk wrote feverishly against the Jews and became the spiritual grandfather to Adolf Hitler with his publication of Von den Jüden und jren Lügen where the Protestant “reformer” described the Jews of medieval Germany as a “base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth.” Luther wrote that the Jews were “full of the devil’s feces … which they wallow in like swine,” and the synagogue was an “incorrigible whore and an evil slut”.

Bishop Giacomo Babini

Bishop Giacomo Babini

Once that Babini’s words were reprinted worldwide, the bishop now claims his words were taken out of context.  For his protestation he won the admiration and backing of the curia that long had harbored hatred for the ancestors of the New Testament Jesus.  Unfortunately for the Vatican and its supporters, there existed reporters who kept the original comments, and released them as  evidence to prove the opposite of the preachificatorial pastor and to counter his slanderous and calloused claim.  Babini was quickly exposed as the fraud that he is today–a man with marginal intelligence, little linguistic ability, and a modern day man filled with hate surpassing that of the ministers of the New Apostolic Reformation.

Babini, like Benedict XVI who said in a year-end message in 2010 to his Cardinals, “In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children” and added that pedophilia wasn’t even considered an “absolute evil” (read here and here).  Babini has a long, unbroken history of lying and Jew-hatred.  The choice for future cardinals had to match their own self-loathing, and one was close at hand and oversaw one of the richest and largest dioceses in the world:  New York City.  To this end, Josef Ratzinger elevated Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to the cardinalte. 

Rembert G. Weakland archbishop of Milwaukee, WI

Dolan had earlier succeeded Roman Catholic Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Weakland had been a popular administrator and a man who saw in that which was modern a good deal of beauty and good.  Unfortunately, Weakland had two weaknesses:  the first was his desire to rebuild the church that would meet the needs of the modern community of believers, and offer them churches matching the times, and the second was a strong attraction to and interest in young males.  He ultimately confessed to having had sex with at least one underage male and paid him $425,000 (the victim, Paul J. Marcoux, claims that the amount was $450,000) out of the Church tithings to avoid a lawsuit  to protect himself, based in many ways after his letter penned in 1984 to the nuns of Milwaukee in which Weakland had threatened nuns in the archdiocese with a lawsuit if they wrote anything libelous about pedophile priests.

Jorge Arturo Augustin Cardinal Medina Estévez Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Cardinal-Priest of S. Saba

Jorge Arturo Augustin Cardinal Medina Estévez

Weakland had been vilified by the Vatican for being “too modernistic” especially in destroying old artifacts in favor of new art.  Jorge Arturo Augustin Cardinal Medina Estévez Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Cardinal-Priest of San Saba objected to the new construction, noting: “…it would seem to this congregation that the ancient and venerable high altar together with its baldacchino should be retained, given also that it is a most suitable location for the reservation of the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

 Weakland responded, writingWe are not a corporation with head offices in Rome … it is my obligation to insist on the rights and duties of the local bishop in the Catholic Church“.  That was Weakland’s greatest mea culpa.

Dolan replaced Weakland, and stayed closeted in his private life, but was a vocal defender of Roman Catholicism.  Dolan fought proposed legislation that would have lifted the statute of limitations on child rape, in part because of accusations against Dolan and various Wisconsin priests, and in response of the rising problems within the Roman Catholic Church in Massachusetts where pedophile priests were regularly called down by their victims. Dolan, like all conservative prelates in the Roman Catholic Church blame the victims of sexual attacks and see the priests as those victimized.

Cipriani Thorne (Lima, Peru)

Cipriani Thorne (Lima, Peru)

Dolan, Benedict XVI, and the majority of new Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church, especially the closeted Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne (who was accused of murdering his predecessor, but the evidence was, as many Peruvians expected, suppressed by the Vatican—most notably by Ratzinger) of Lima, Perú. 

Cipriani Thorne tartly espouses and expresses rank homophobia at every opportunity, equating homosexuals in Peru with human feces. Cipriani Thorne’s passionate pasttime is to waft wretched words against those “liberation theologians” who do not support him (the Perú Council of Bishops refused to elect him as their leader) that, by all measurements, tests, and psychiatric research, is a cover for latent homosexuality as found in the homophobia of latent lesbians such as Michele

Monica Crowley Fox News

Monica Crowley Fox News

Bachmann (R-MN), cardinals Dolan and Cipriani Thorne, and Fox News commentators Pat Buchanan, Glenn Beck, and most dangerous of all: Monica Crowley and her lesbian taunt (every word and movement by Monica Crowley of Fox News can easily be identified with the stereotyped lesbian with severe psychological problems in desperate treatment by a competent psychiatrist). Fox News now is synonymous with distortion and fabrication in its overreach to twist truth and manipulate messages to the satisfaction of the Murdochs clan that controls the thinking of the unthinking and poorly educated population in the USA.

Censorship is a daily diet on Ratzinger’s plate at the table at which he says mass.  Free speech is not permitted in the Vatican, even though it is a standard right in all free nations, for the Vatican defines “free speech” as enhancing the words of Augustine and Aquinas, Fathers of the Church, and past papal papers and established church doctrine: the canon of the church.  The absense of freedom of speech, expression, thought, and a free speech is but one more charge against the German pope for violating basic human rights.  Ratzinger defends his unholy offices of Faith and Inquisition as if he were the Grand Inquisitor seeking out false Christs. Ratzinger is convinced that he alone is in charge of protect the “faith”.

Josef Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

Josef Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

Ratzinger does not come out against injustice, pedophile priests, theft among clergy, rape of nuns, or other atrocities. The main goal of Ratzinger is to stifle (if not to destroy absolutely) dissent. To make certain that the mythology of the past is maintained in its most grotesque appearance, the celebrity priest Father Brian D’Arcy the latest member of the Catholic clergy in Ireland to be censored by the Vatican and Ratzinger.

Father Brian D'Arcy

Father Brian D'Arcy

D’Arcy writes a column for the Sunday World and was ordered to submit anything he writes to church censors. The Northern Ireland based cleric has frequently criticized the structure of the church in Ireland and its stand on contraception.  D’Arcy has argued that the church must allow women to be priests, and priests must have the right to marry. The Roman Catholic Church attempts to cover up the Biblical account that Peter, the alleged first pope, was married.

Father Tony Flannery

Father Tony Flannery

Another priest who is subjected to “oversight” equal to that of the medieval Inquisition in Spain is Father Tony Flannery, founder of the Association of Catholic Priests.  Flannery is chastised for having “too liberal views” that are unacceptable to Benedict XVI and the pope’s 1944 mindset. Flannery’s monthly column in Redemptorist Reality is now “shelved”.  Flannery, a popular author and retreat director who had given retreats throughout Ireland and had won many former Roman Catholics back to the Roman Catholic Church, came under Vatican suspicion when he publicly voiced support for opening up debates around the ordination of women, a change to the church’s ban on artificial birth control and an end to mandatory celibacy. Flannery provoked dismay among senior Irish bishops when he publicly backed Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s 2011 attack on the Vatican in the wake of the report into the mishandling of clerical abuse in the Cloyne diocese. Kenny accused the Vatican of “dysfunction,” “disconnection,” “elitism” and “narcissism.” Flannery described the speech as “wonderful.”

Father Owen O'Sullivan

Father Owen O'Sullivan

Flannery was not alone.  Capuchin Father Owen O’Sullivan also fell foul of the doctrinal congregation in late 2010 after he published an article suggesting that homosexuality is “simply a facet of the human condition.”

Ratzinger’s inquisition has gone even further by denouncing most religious orders of nuns as devoting too much time and work to societal and social justice issues and not enough time is spent on teaching the official Roman Catholic religion. Ratzinger and the Vatican, obviously, never read Matthew 25:34-40. 

The arrogance and ignorance of Ratzinger and the Curia of the Vatican has brought the Church in Northern Ireland to the point of collapse. Instead of correcting the problem, riding the church of pedophile priests, and abandoning the unhistorical mythology that engulfs the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, Ratzinger is busy silencing priests and demanding, autocratically, absolute obedience to his will.  Outside of a lukewarm apology for the numerous decades of clerical abuse of young girls and boys, the rape of women and some men by Ireland’s Roman Catholic priests and brothers, Ratzinger said nothing.  His journey left increased bitterness among the Irish that had, in the past, been the strongeset pillar of the Roman Catholic Church. Ratzinger did more damage than good. Many priests openly state that they doubt there will be any Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland by 2020.

Benedict XVI meets with Cuba leader Fidel Castro

Benedict XVI meets with Cuba leader Fidel Castro

The censuring of the six Irish priests give a definitive lie to the falsehoods of Benedict XVI especially when he made a fervent plea for freedom of expression during his visit in 2012 to Cuba. Fidel Castro asked the best question of the pontiff: “What do you do?”  The papacy had become meaningless, the popes had turned to prayer instead of working in the crowded housing of the poor; no pope had been outside the Vatican for a journey for his diocese for nearly two hundred years.

Cubans knew that what the German pope wants is the indoctrination of Roman Catholicism and the suppression of free thought and expression and the unbridled conduct of inquiry that would expose the false foundation of Ratzinger’s Roman Catholicism that Benedict left in Ireland. 

Stephen Hawking (Getty Image)

Steohen Hawking (Getty Image)

Benedict has become more of a plight on science than even the nefarious John Paul II who ordered Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University not to seek, scientifically, the answer of how “creation” [the world] began–the pontiff claiming that his god had created the universe.  Hawking candidly has stated that a personal god is not necessary; Hawking was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge (a post he held for thirty years) until his retirement in 2011, a post previously held by Isaac Newton. On January 17, 2007 in London, England, Hawking delivered one of his most direct lectures on why there is no need for a heaven, a hell, nor a god–a monologue that the Roman Catholic Church condemned attempting to silence all science that refutes or exposes the simplicity of the Bible and papal pronouncements.  Ratzinger was angry and reacted with hostility.  He turned to Augustine of Hippo to squelch any dissent, claiming that the Bible was without error (read here; cp. here and here on the “Big Bang”).

13 yr old Ratzinger as Nazi youth (1940)

13 yr old Ratzinger as Nazi youth (1940)

Ratzinger had a long history of taking charge of situations.  He was, at the age of 13, a Hitler Youth, and wore its insignia to win recognition.  He chose to enter the seminary in quest, as he would write later, a better life–hoping to be a cardinal so he could wear better shoes, ride in a big car, and control people.

Seminarian Ratzinger offering Nazi salute

Seminarian Ratzinger offering Nazi salute

As a young seminarian, Ratzinger had been accused of “sexual irregularities” but his bishop, Michael von Faulhaber archbishop of Munich (who was the primary negotiator between Hitler and the Vatican; cf. Hubert Wolf, Hubert (2010), Pope and Devil: the Vatican’s archives and the Third Reich, Boston, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, pp. 89-90), who ordered the German clergy to support the Nazi government (Lewy, Guenter (2000) The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany. New York: Da Capo Press; p. 41) silenced Ratzinger’s “detractors”—in much the same way the future John Paul II would be protected from “allegations” while a seminarian in Poland, and would protect pedophile priests as pope.

Nazi Roman Catholic clergy (Ratzinger 3rd from left)

Nazi Roman Catholic clergy (Ratzinger 3rd from left)

In Ratzinger’s first autobiography, he admitted that he was bored with studies, and found his having to share space with other students to be intolerable (Ratzinger, Josef (1988). Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977, San Francisco, CA, USA: Ignatius Press, pp. 25-27). In 1944, Ratzinger enlisted in the Landsturm. The Landsturm were troops “of the last hour” and were comprised of the young and “the less young,” and fathers of families who, after a summary training and with light armament, were generally employed in the defense of fixed points (i.e., streams, bridges, etc.). Child abuse was common, and while officially and by Reichstag legislation prohibited, it was overlooked—and commonly practiced by the clergy who had access to young girls and boys. Ratzinger was privy to this information—and said nothing.

MANAL (Key of Life)

MANAL (Key of Life)

Ratzinger turned to “faith” and sought out absolutes allegedly given with the “Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven” (an ancient Egyptian proverb and phrase indicating gates leading to union with the Blessed Trinity of Isis, Osiris and Horus and a subordinate trinity later with ISis-Ra-El, the goddess, the god of the sun, and the Master or Husband) to St. Peter. He had various teachers, some “liberal” [i.e. “modern”] and others who were traditionalist and literalists. Ratzinger is a throw-back to the Dark Ages, countering even his “blessed” John Paul II who claimed that Hell was a state of the human mind.  Ratzinger ranted in 2007: “Hell is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful.  Hell “really exists and is eternal, even if nobody talks about it much any more” (Sunday Times ([London, UK] April 14, 2007: ).  Benedict’s claim that there is a real firey hell is in direct contradiction to John Paul II’s address to the general audience of 8,500 people at the Vatican on July 28, 1999, during which time the pontiff preached that the Scriptural references to hell and the images portrayed by Scripture are only symbolic and figurative of “the complete frustration and emptiness of life without God. Rather than a physical place, hell is the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy.” Hell, John Paul II noted, is “a condition resulting from attitudes and actions which people adopt in this life.” Concerning the concept of eternal damnation, the pope said, “Damnation consists precisely in definitive separation from God, freely chosen by the human person, and confirmed with death that seals his choice for ever.” The only “Christian authority” (but definitely not a follower of the Jesus of the New Testament whom he never saw) was Saul of Tarsus (he does not appear in the New Testament until The Acts of the Apostles (Acts) 13:9 and has no historical recognition before 107 CE) that later apologists for the invented “catholic” [universal] church (or community) of Constantine I at his Council of Nicea in 325 CE (cf. Hebrews 6:1-2, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, etc. that have nothing to support these absurd claims in any of the Gospels: Matthew 13:41, 42; 18:8, 9; 25:41-46; Luke 16:19-31 are later day additions, and have no equal in the Gospels of Mark or John).

Ratzinger has close ties to the rich–a goal he aspired to obtain as a child at the age of five when he first saw a wealthy German bishop step out of his car in brightly polished boots.  This came to the foreground when Ratzinger Cardinal Ratzinger penned the encyclical Dominus Jesu that John Paul II attached his papal signature to in order to give it authenticity.  Dominus Jeusu is unequivocal in its rank and pathetic claim that “Out side the Catholic Church there is no salvation”.  When Protestant Christians protested that they were left out of the Catholic salvation to Heaven, the smug pope and smiling cardinal remained silent, but when the Jesuit Jon Sobrino soon penned “Outside the poor there is no salvation” meaning without service to the poor of Christ and with only one’s mere words of charity, there is no salvation.  Not long after the essay was released, the Jesuit Sobrino was officially “silenced” by Cardinal Ratzinger and forbidden to teach in Catholic universities and Catholic venues because Liberation Theology theologians like Sorbino challenged the wealthy monarchial lifestyle of the Pope living in the Vatican Palaces amidst wealth and out-of-touch with reality.  Benedict XVI, like John Paul II, does not represent in any fashion the Jesus of the New Testament who had no place to rest his head, unlike the papal apartments in the Vatican or on the papal jets (Luke 9:58), had not elegant dishes prepared for him but ate the raw grain in the field (Mark 2:23), ate with tax collectors, the poor, and those hated by the wealthy (Matthew 9:10; cp. the conclave in the fictional account Name of the Rose by Umberto Ecco, San Diego, CA, USA: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1983 (original name is Nome della rosa; it is also a video produced by Videomax in Mexico City), and rejected fine clothing and titles (Luke 4:14 ff).  Benedict XVI is as much a holy man as John Paul II is a saint; they are, as Proverbs 30:2 states: כִּי בַעַר אָנֹכִי מֵאִישׁ וְלֹא־בִינַת אָדָם לִי׃: the two most ignominious men in papal history.

While the Jesus of the New Testament never required temples or churchs, but claimed “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I” (Matthew 18:20: οὗ γὰρ εἰσιν δύο ἢ τρεῖς συνηγμένοι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα, ἐκεῖ εἰμι ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν), Ratzinger like all popes before him after the fourth century have required fortunes be laid out to build worthless structures that were occupied only by the Blessed Sacrament, and today millions are wasted on the construction of churches while the poor sleep on streets or in boxes or, in Latin America, in mud-brick (adobe) huts.  To this end Ratzinger, like the fallen-hero bishop of Milwaukee, calls for the construction of more churches, chapels, and cathedrals.

While Ratzinger initially read with breadth and earnestly attempted to know that which other theologians refused to read and rejected in ignorance, he ultimately went to the dark side of blind faith, and ignored the words of Albert Einstein who rejected the question “Which God?” when Einstein wrote: “It is the sense of mystery, mingled with fear, which begot religion…I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures and who exercises a will like that which we exert over ourselves. I can neither conceive nor desire that an individual might survive his physical death. Let weak souls, whether from fear or self-centeredness, fortify themselves by such ideas. For me, the mystery of the eternity of life, the consciousness of and insight into the admirable structure of the world in which we live are enough, as is the unceasing effort needed to comprehend even the slightest particle of the Reason which is manifest in nature” (Einstein, Albert. Anthologie, in Silvio Bergia, Einstein e la relativita, Bari, Roma: Laterza, 1980, p.164; in Italian).

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