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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Date Posted:
1/8/2001

Contents
Rome’s Paganism
Women in C of E
Rome and Islam
Prudence or Paranoia?
Rwandan Genocide
Christians in Iraq
Last Pope No Saint
Consilium Emendenda
Women, Family Life
Attempt to Whitewash
The ‘Miracle’
Origins of the Tablet
Rome Ruined Education
Rome's Education War
Who The Next Pope?
Rome Robbed Ireland
A Soul for Europe
The Vatican's Silence
Folk Superstition
Rome + Ireland
Vatican + Emancipation
O’Connell and Crown
Blair Signs It Away
Romanising of Ireland
Anglican 'gay' schism
Enslavement of Nation
Pope John Paul II
Anglicans Capitulate
Lose Heritage Forever?
Bishops Rome Burned
Were Reformers Right?
Call Him Antichrist
The Face of Rome
Popish Plot Exposed
Ignore Warning Signals
The Unofficial Visit
Rome’s Slander Refuted
Walsingham Idolatry
Days of Deliverance 14
CHRIST OR ANTICHRIST?
Dr. Paisley's Speech
Days of Deliverance 13
Days of Deliverance 12
DUP Conference Speech
Days of Deliverance 11
Our Samaria
Genocide of Tutsis
E.U. Referendum
London Marathon
Days of Deliverance 10
Irish Confederation
Romes Plotting Exposed
Days of Deliverance 7
Days of Deliverance 6
Cardinal Faces Court
Days of Deliverance 5
Days of Deliverance 4
Days of Deliverance 1
Master of Hundred Arts
Teresa Beatified Info
New Cardinals Named
Swiss Guard Murders 3
Swiss Guard Murders 2
Compromise Theology
The Mysterious Death
Priest Is Dispensed! 3
Priest Is Dispensed! 2
Priest Is Dispensed! 1
An Opportunity
Holy Inquisition Today
Religion of Relics
Ecumenism And Rome
Sir Thomas More
Appeal to the Laity
Williamite Revolution
Romanism Face Lift
Dr. Paisley's Speech
Flogging a Dead Horse
John Paul Marches Rome
Churches and the EU
Inquisitor Ratzinger
Young People Today
Inquisition Alive Well
Dr Paisley Challenges
Next Conclave Looms
The Next Pope?
Rome, Russian Orthodox
Life is Beautiful? II
Woman Rides the Beast
President Putin
The Russian Orthodox
Mrs. Hanssen's Story
Hitler’s Pope Pius XII
BBC Infiltrated by RC
St. Faustina and EU?
Spectre of Opus Dei
The US Priest Scandal
N.I. Executive Fallen!
Cardinal: Murder Trial
Pope names new bishop
Ratzinger Rules Team
Jesuit Blames Bishops
Gays in the Seminary
700-Year Village Ban
Anti-Catholic Film
Icon Of Our Lady
Flirting With Popery
That Man of Sin
Mary Part of Godhead?
Carey Says Farewell
Gerry Adams and Pope
News: Admitting Lies
Catholic Scandals
Bleeding Statues
Chapter + Protectorate
The Hidden Years - 2
The Hidden Years
The Act of Settlement
England Catholicism 3
England Catholicism 2
England Catholicism 1
Rome’s Crusade
What Shall The End BE?
Naïve and Nefarious
Paradise Fauled
Choi Carp or Cavil
Biscuit Or The Mickey
English are Fatherless
Pope Asks Dead…
Aids Cure Pope Claims
Cardinal Double Speak
Bones of Contention
It's A Sex Mad World
Card-Carrying Masses
Rwandan Nuns Convicted
Blair Tells Paisley
All Hail Mary
Purgatory All
Wrong Without Shame
Paedophile Priests
Pope and 'Hellenics'
Road to Damascus
Wholly Rotten Bones
Patron Saint of Web?
Gore's Coup d'état
Buckfast Abbey
Pope Holds To The Lie
Pope's Patience Peters
Internet Intercession?
Dance With the Devil
Set To Die For Faith
BBC or DDE
Anglicans Help RC
Without Portfolio
Knights of the Vatican
Kilo Kicks the Pound
Promote Paedophiles?
Single Eyed Virgin!
Kennedy’s Tune
‘Grubby’ Royal Act
Dr. Paisley Statement
The Age Of Consent
Sins of the Fathers
R.C. Chaplain Cover-Up
Indecent Acts
Paedophile Priests
Pope’s Forked Tongue
Further Blow To Popery
Scarcity of Priests
Rome Beefs Up Politics
Ex-Convent Girl Screen
Forsake the Mass
Top Priority Wrong
'Must Say Sorry'
Outrage With Hospital
Birmingham Brothel
Rome and the Bible
New Vatican Ambassador
Sex Change Vicar
Who's Next In Rome?
Former Pope’s Plans
Catholics Become Kings
MPs Vote For Catholic
Pope Rebukes Cardinal
Paedophile Priest
Sir Thomas More
The Curse of Apathy
Popery Not a Religion
Popery's Impious Head
Queen's Apology: Pope
The WCC Sheds Its Skin
Global Christian Forum
Infall. Sectarianism
Ecumenical Farce!
Papal Lie vs. Truth
Christ or the Pope?
Paedophile Priests
Blair-faced Liars
Book: Battle for God
Antichrist Footsteps
Purification of Memory
The "Antichrist" Buck
Church of Ireland
Pope's "Apology"
Blair and Clinton
Blair, Haider, Hitler
New-Fascism
CITC
"Holy" Nun
Bible and Romanism
Massing and Wining
Aitken and Rome
Satan's Hold
Romanist Attack
Rip in Curtain
Fires of Hell
Carey
Gates of Heaven
Window-Dressing


Sins of the Fathers


The Times 6th December 2000
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley

To abuse a child is the ultimate betrayal of trust. A priest who commits a paedophile assault is guilty of a double betrayal; not only of the victim but also the institution in which he serves. It is an outrage against the vulnerable and an abuse of the influence that priests wield in society by virtue of the [religion] reposed in their vows. The child may be scarred for life; the Church itself is undermined. But there should never be any question that the Church’s first duty lies with the victim; Christians [Catholics too?] must love the sinner, but they must also be able to confront evil squarely.

With paedophilia, where there is a strong tendency to re-offend, the duty is not only clear but urgent; children may be harmed by silence or half-measures. The desire to protect the Church’s reputation can never excuse the treatment of this crime as a mere misdemeanour. That is what the Roman Catholic hierarchy, in Britain and elsewhere, has been culpably inclined to do - when, that is, it has not averted its gaze.

For years, it handled child abusers much as it did, ‘Punch and Judy’ priests, the euphemism for alcoholism and adult sexual relationships. The drill was to spirit them smartly out to a safe house, ‘cure’ them at a retreat, counselling centre or church ‘boot camp’ and then send them to a new parish to start afresh. For repeat offenders there was the monastery or just possibly, laicization. It was all very discreet and the result was that child abuse was almost never reported to the police. Colleagues closed ranks. In some countries secret church funds were set up to compensate victims who complained.

In 1994 new guidelines were introduced which obliged bishops to refer sex-abuse complaints to community officers or the police if they had a ‘semblance’ to truth; yet so little did this change the culture that a year later an official internal inquiry in Ireland recommended that paedophile priests be retained in the Church, confined to administrative duties. [Sempre-aedem]

The guidelines have largely been ignored and at the highest level. Very recently the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Rev John Ward, ignored clear warnings about two subsequently convicted paedophile priests; and earlier, no less a dignitary than the Most Rev Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, now the Archbishop of Westminster, sent Michael Hill, a known paedophile to work at Gatwick airport two years after he had revoked his licence as a parish priest. [He said he had acted ‘properly’ and that it was not irresponsible]. In the past five years one in every 300 of the 6000 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales has been convicted of sex offences against children, a far higher incidence than in the population at large.

Million-dollar claims for damages in the USA may have made a mark. But the Church is so far from cleaning house that this week’s complaints of child abuse by Father David Martin, a chaplain to the London Oratory School, who had been known by his Order to have aids, will shock but not surprise. Each tragic criminal case besmirches the entire religious community and in so doing does incalculable damage to the nation’s spiritual health.

[The corruption does not end here. Although Murphy-O’Connor has now agreed that the boys abused by the priest should receive compensation, the Roman Catholic Church has imposed a gagging order on the victims to stop them telling their story, which amounts to paying them to keep silent about the real facts and the extent of the abuse.]

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