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From Staff -
BishopAccountability.Org (1) - Published on
The Monitor |
Cardinal Egan, Crisis-Denier | February 25, 2009
This week the Vatican announced its
replacement for the retiring
Cardinal Egan of the New York archdiocese. Before Egan steps down,
let's look at his most dangerous legacy -- his unique success among
major US bishops in suppressing information about clergy sexual abuse.
In 2002, leaked
files from the Bridgeport CT diocese
revealed that Egan had
engineered a sexual abuse disaster while he was Bridgeport
bishop from 1988 to 2000. In New York, however, Egan has been
able to keep a lid on embarrassing information. Under his watch,
the archdiocese has not had to make public any internal
abuse documents. Small wonder that in a 2007 interview, Egan pronounced
his NY tenure a "colossal
," declaring, "I wanted peace in my diocese, and it's
Egan under-reported in 2004 when the
US bishops released counts of accused priests.
Egan reported a mere 49
NY priests accused from 1950 to 2002
, or 1.3% of total NY priests.
The difference between NY and other dioceses is stark:
1.3% - New
4.9% - Los
5.7% - Cleveland (grand jury counted 145
out of 2515
5.9% - Cincinnati
6.3% - Manchester
7.0% - Boston
7.6% - Philadelphia (grand jury counted 169
out of 2204
9.6% - Covington
According to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' cumulative accused
priest total through 2007, 4.9%
of all US priests have been accused
of molesting children. If the
NY archdiocese's problem were merely average, its secret archives would
contain allegations against 185 priests, not 49, as claimed by Egan.
In other words, Egan implied that NY's
abuse problem was one-fourth
the national average. Why hasn't his preposterous claim been challenged?
The answer is simple: Unlike every other major diocese, the NY
archdiocese has not been forced to make public disclosures. Not one NY
archdiocesan abuse document has been made public. Neither have any
depositions of archdiocesan officials. Why not?
Victims have been almost
completely unable to bring civil action against the NY archdiocese:
York State's civil statute of limitations
for child sex crimes is
perhaps the most victim-hostile statute in the country. To bring civil
charges against the institution that mismanaged his abuser, a victim
almost always has only three years from the occurrence of the crime or
his 18th birthday . Worse, the NY
statute of limitations is almost never "tolled," or waived
it is in many other states, for reasons such as victim's delayed
realization of harm or fraudulent concealment by the institution.
The failure of District
Unlike public prosecutors in Long Island NY,
Massachusetts, NH, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, metro NY District
Attorneys chose not to force public disclosure from the archdiocese. In
2002, when media attention was strong, long-time Manhattan DA Robert
Morgenthau issued a couple of statements but did not call a grand jury
investigation. In Westchester County, DA Jeanine Pirro did convene a
grand jury, but the scope of the investigation was modest -- only eight
victims were interviewed -- and strangely, the
report issued by Pirro
was denomination-neutral. It did not contain
the words "archdiocese," "Catholic," "archbishop," or "priest."
The report triggered little public reaction.
As Edward Egan fades into
retirement, the public may yet learn of his concealment of abusers.
Newspapers may win a still-active
case in CT to force the release of 12,000 pages of Bridgeport abuse
, including personnel files of 5 to 6 alleged abusers who
were handled by Egan. The documents will be damaging to Egan. If
released, they may finally spur NY public prosecutors to investigate
Egan's handling of accused priests in NY.
And there's at least one more reason for hope. Advocates of child
sexual abuse victims may succeed this year in reforming NY's
predator-friendly civil SOL. The
new bill would retroactively eliminate the civil statutes of limitation
for one year
. Victims finally would be able to take civil action
against institutions that mismanaged the abusers. Names of NY abusive
clerics would become public. Possibly, archdiocesan documents would be
made public, too.
Anne Barrett Doyle
| Documenting the Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church
From NP @
Posted on February 24th, 2009 [Discovery
of the Head
of John the
Baptizer (Celebrated by the
Dear Miguel of Portugal,
A word of
thanks seems appropriate. I had rejected all things Marian at
approximately the turn of the century while continuing to adhere
closely to the Lord through study of the Scriptures. Now I sense
calling, or a wish for a calling from Mary, and have been reading The
Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan, an excellent, well-researched,
factual and sympathetic account of the Medjugorje apparitions and the
author's own conversion. On pg. 374 the author recounts that on
return flight home from his second trip to Medjugorje, he was
next to a jeweler from Philadelphia who offered me a lesson in how to
buy pearls. 'The most important thing to remember,' he said, 'is
you get what you pay for.'"
Scripture as I have been, that struck a chord. The pearl of great
price, I mused. You must sell everything to get it! Within
an hour or
two I was searching Google for "Marian warnings" (1) and found your site (2).
You talked of the invoice we'll be getting. I read for hours,
from link to link within your site, wherever it led me.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for is the Pearl of Divine
Wisdom you recount from Our Lady's Fatima messages. Not to seek
mortification, but simply to accept what comes our way from day to day
and offer up. (3)
This apparently is advice I'm going to need.
and God bless you,
From (Mrs.) MJR @ US - Published
God's Peace to all of you!
Thank you for your note and your explanation clears up why I have not
received all of your mailings. It puts it in a more logical light for
I realized I was not receiving all when someone would
mention a missive that I had not received. I had to
dig a little deeper into other correspondence and with God's help you
always seemed to reference the missing message and/or include a copy of
it with your answer. I know that it was God's will that I had to
work a little harder. He knows how much I like
investigative work. I love to dig for information. It's fun
now to think that He did it on purpose.
Thank you so much for your copy of "The Sequence of Creation" (1). It's such a
wonderful marriage of science and religious beliefs and truths; that I
can't say enough about it. It flows so well and is so logical to
follow --it exudes overwhelming peace when I read it.
I truly appreciate your time and energy spent on this endeavor.
I'm afraid we all will completely deplete you at this crucial time
though. May God give you the fortitude and strength and please
know that we praise Him
for all that you do!
The letter posted here on
2009, has been removed. It will eventually be posted in the Private
Forum with the appropriate response.
Without the response and clarifications it may lead the Faithful to
very wrong and potentially dangerous conclusions. We sincerely regret
From (Mrs.) IW @ US - Published on
2009 [St. Valentine's Day]
Mrs. IW (Initials Withheld) has been a dear and close member of The
M+G+R Foundation family for many years and we consider her honesty and
sincerity simply flawless. She has been generous enough to allow us to
print her letter in its entirety since she knows well how much good can
these posting do on a worldwide scale. Let us keep her, her husband and
their family in our prayers so that they continue to serve God as He
truly deserves and seldom is.
After reading this mornings
private forum on February 13th, i immediately asked my husband if i
could write to you about his NDE experience 23 years ago. he gave me
permission to do so. this is our story.
On May 29, 1986, my husband and my father were in a car crash, my
father escaped with only a broken shoulder and minor injuries, my
husband (who was not my husband yet, but still only my boyfriend, our
wedding was supposed to be a few days later) severed his renal
artery, and had multiple internal injuries. upon my arriving at
the hospital, i was told there was no hope for him, that the doctors
were unable to help him.
it was a catholic hospital, and the hospital chaplain, who was a very
loving and kind man, even knowing that i was unmarried, and pregnant,
offered to escort me to the chapel and to pray with me, i will forever
be grateful to that priest for the kindness and love shown to me that
evening, despite my sinfulness.
while everyone in our families had given up hope and just sat in the
waiting room sorrowing, that kind priest and i went to the chapel and
although i felt so far from God that night because of the life i had
been living, i just kept pleading for mercy.
after a few hours, all i could 'feel' was peace and I 'knew' we would
receive a miracle.
i went to the waiting room to inform everyone (who, of course, thought
i was crazy or just overcome with grief).
as i sat there a woman came over to me, and asked me if i ever heard of
Albany Medical Center and their trauma center. she told me that if i
could get him there, they could possibly save him. i can not remember
her face - oddly i could only see my own face and expression as i
looked into her eyes, i will never understand how that happened. she
told me to call them... i replied to her "oh lady i am so overcome with
grief, and am pregnant, can you make that call for me?"
she said that she would, and next thing i knew my husband-to-be was
being loaded in a helicopter and my father in law was driving me to
albany. as we drove the hour to get there he kept trying to prepare me
for the worst. i kept trying to prepare him for a miracle, as i was
sure we would receive one. for years later we would recount this story
to each other, him always telling me that that night, was the first
time, he ever learned what it meant to have real faith, and thanked me
for for helping him have faith. i, in turn, always reminded him that it
was not me, but the grace God had given me to trust Him.
as far as that woman who helped me, i went back months later to thank
her, for making that call, and found out that she didn't exist. no one
ever knew how Albany Medical Center was alerted. whether she was an
angel, or a human that God used as an angel for me, i don't know, i
only that i will never forget that moment, despite not being able to
remember her face.
as this was the 'scene' going on with us, this is what was going on
with my husband-to-be and his experience of that night...
during the middle of the surgery, he died, (he actually died three
times that night) and as the surgeons tried to frantically revive
him, he 'descended' from his body...
falling, and falling, until he was in what appeared to him, to be like
a Roman Coliseum, with people in the stands 'judging' him. although
these 'people' had no bodies, he knew they were 'people' and were there
to judge him.
at the far end of the Coliseum, there was a light, but it was so far
away. he knew that the 'people' were voting him to go to hell and he
couldn't get to the light.
he started fighting and screaming, and begging for another chance, that
if given another chance that he would change his life, and live a
just then he 'felt himself going back up, and up until he was back in
the operating room looking down at his body and all the doctors around
him. then he felt himself 'slip' back into his body, and heard the
doctors say 'we got him back!' when he awoke days later, he immediately
told us this story, and that he was going to change his life and live
it the way God wanted him to, and not do anything bad anymore.
which he has done.
before this he was a fighter, a thief, a liar, and many other bad
things. today he is a loving father and husband, spending year after
year of trying to do good. despite his being crippled for years
afterward, he has learned to walk again, and has gone on to teach many
other handicapped people to have hope,
he as well as my children, for the last 6 years, spend every sunday in
the winter instructing both mentally and physically handicapped
children and adults to learn how to ski despite their 'disability' and
make the most of the life you have.
he has been an inspiration to many people over the years, as well as
the many homeless boys, he has allowed me to take in over these last
few years... giving each of them all the love, and encouragement they
needed and which their own fathers were unable to give them.
most of them, despite their drug and molested backgrounds have gone on
to have stable and loving lives after they have left us. two of them
have their own children now, and credit my husband for teaching them
how to be good fathers.
on another note, after his death, my husband-to-be woke with (for lack
of a better word) many 'powers'. he just knew 'things'. sometimes he
would know if someone who was ill would recover or not, sometimes he
would 'know' if someone was evil or not, and later on, and while at
prayer meetings and healing masses, as he looked around the room, he
would see people in 'black and white' while others were 'in
color'. he was not sure what this was and this terrified him, and
so he begged God to take away this power, or knowledge, or whatever it
was, which He did.
after the accident my husband-to-be went to mass often, but he is no
longer a regular 'church goer', now only going on special holy days.
unfortuantely, their have been many over the years, who, by their
unloving actions, have pushed him away from the church (as you know
from previous letters) but he never doubts, and doesn't allow anyone
else to either, he lives the most loving life that he is capable of...
and when someone challenges me that there is 'no God' in front of him,
(especially the children) - as i talk of God and His Wonderful Mercy -
he immediately tells them...'don't tell me there is no God, I KNOW
there is" and then he tells them his story... and what his life was
like before and how he has worked hard to make a better one...
i hope this letter somehow helps you in your mission to learn more
about NDE, and to confirm to you that just because someone has a
negative NDE, that it does not mean they are being marked for hell, but
that sometimes God in His Most Generous Mercy, gives that soul an
opportunity to ammend their life, before it is too late.
i truly believe that to be the case with my husband. we have witnessed
many other of God's miracles over the years, since this incident, both
big and small ones... and will always remain grateful to God and His
abundant Mercy and Love for us all, and will always do our best to live
the life He Wills us to!
as always you and all the MGR family remain in our prayers.
love, peace,and blessings
From (Mr.) IC @ Philippines - Published on
From miguel de
Portugal @ US - Published
Friday of the Month]
Just as an observation,
the chart below (1) shows the
9-year trend of the Baltic Dry Exchange Index - BDI - (which measures freight rates, thus demand, for bulk
such as iron ore and grains)
against the reates/demand of gold. Unless I’m interpreting the chart
would seem to indicate that at a time where world trade has been
brought to a standstill.
An article in the UK
Telegraph (2) shows the
unprecedented importance of that trend: Those with the money to do so
are stockpiling gold, what is considered the “safe
haven” of uncertain times. As you keep reminding us, gold price is a
indicator of how bad the world economic situation is and juxtaposed
BDI only underscores that.
Those who are still
expecting things to get easier
better should wake up and smell the coffee while they can, before the
blasts their eardrums off.
Yours in Christ.
Exchange Dry Index (BDI)
An important and confirming note has been added to the
recently published document: The
Story of Creation
May God Be Praised for His continued support and encouragement.
From (Mr.) IW @ US - Published on
Presentation of The Lord - (Candlemas)]
Today on the Sunday mass on EWTN - amid great clouds of
chanting in Latin, and much "pious" window dressing, I heard a sermon
which hit me with all the subtlety of a brick to the skull.
Fr. Haynes (1)
is the 2nd one.... who seemingly has not missed many meals.
He preached on Demonology and Exorcism. From his bio (1), this subject matter is
rather peculiar, as he seems to have exclusively
studied organ, voice, and choral music. The SJC for which he was
ordained in 2007 is a traditionalist group favorable to Opus Dei and
located in Chicago at St. John Cantius parish. His age and training do
not indicate competence in what he preached upon; but it only gets
In his lengthy sermon - ripe with quotes from sources like Fr.
Amorth - he indicated that one of the key indicators of demonic
possession is: "...a demonic aversion to the Church..."
It was easy to extrapolate from this phrase and the rest of the
context of the speech that this meant: opposing Infallibility, the
"Authority" of the hierarchy, doubting the holiness and divine
mission of the Vatican, etc. In other words: to oppose the
Administrators of Religion is a sign of possession.
This only refers back to that which I previously commented about: The
"new Inquisition" and the virtual army of Exorcists, (OD)
psychologists, etc. to "examine" those whom the local bishop cites as
"having visions", etc.
I do not recall fr. Haynes mentioning anything about an "aversion" to
the (Real!) Christ, crucifixes, holy water, the Holy Name........
fr. Haynes: http://www.cantius.org/go/music/category/music_staff/
From WO @ US - Published on
Dear Miguel -
For your information and reference...
"Speaking on condition of
anonymity, the source says the decision was
made today and an announcement is expected "within the next week to ten
days". He says Cardinal Egan's successor is from the "conservative
orthodox" wing of the Church......" (1)
an Opus Dei man.
".....The Pope has chosen
an archbishop who is "dynamic, conservative and orthodox"..."
Ditto and seemingly fact - not rumor.
"Names often cited as Egan's
possible successor include Archbishop Harry
Mansell of Hartford, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee, Archbishop
Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Archbishop John Myers of Newark, Archbishop
Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan."
All of these are known to be OD members/linked to it.
"The appointment is a crucial one
for the Pope. Church observers say his
choice will provide a further important indication of the direction of
The new shepherd must be absolutely loyal and trustworthy to
implement company policy. To have an OD man in place in the "capital of
the world" is critical for the imminent agenda.
Too bad the job description does not include loyalty to the real
God Bless You!
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