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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Chilean Catholic Bishop accused of sexual abuse

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Chile: Katholischer Bischof des sexuellen Missbrauchs beschuldigt » Chile » latina press Nachrichtenportal

Anonymous e-mail to authorities
The Chilean judiciary and a Catholic educational institution according to local media have been sent complaints of sexual abuse of students by the Bishop of Chillán, Carlos Pellegrin Barrera. Pellegrin who Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop on 25 March 2006 was, from 1999 to 2006, Rector of the prestigious school Verbo Divino . He is said to have behaved indecently to children in his car. The authorities who were notified by an e-mail about the incident,have now launched an investigation.

And also seven children have allegedly been sexually abused in the Dominican Republic. The incident occurred at the "Centro Educativo Mis Dos Tesoros", a Catholic educational institution in Higuey, Altagracia province. According to local media reports, the Interim Director, Mateo Montilla, a Catholic priest is also alleged to have raped the minors.

In the Dominican Republic, according to a study by UNICEF in just six months last year, 1686 cases of abuse of young girls between 12 and 17 years were reported to the prosecutor. Of the reported cases, 35.6% of sexual crimes were committed in Santo Domingo, 35 cases being registered in Samaná. The real figure is likely to be much higher. Surveys indicate that many minors are sold on the beaches of the popular holiday paradise to mostly European sex tourists

Direct and personal attack on Hans Küng

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FOCUS 19/2011: Interview: Matthias Matussek fordert Rückkehr der katholischen Kirche zur Tradition - Kurzfassungen - FOCUS Online

The writer and author (of "The Catholic Adventure") Matthias Matussek has turned on the critics of the church, Hans Küng and Heiner Geissler. In an interview with the news magazine FOCUS, Matussek said that they were "two old, narcissistic and sick men, both of whom believe that they would be the better pope. In any case, they think themselves infallible. Matussek called for a return to the tradition of the Catholic Church. In a "totally uninhibited society", the avant-garde should recognise tradition, he said. Matussek defended celibacy as the strongest signal to the "anti-bourgeois counter-world". Celibacy received criticism mainly because "refusing sexual intercourse is apparently the last mortal sin in our over-sexed society." The author also criticized the typically German support for the ordination of women. In this country, "a lot of energy is squandered on reform papers circulating in the ecclesiastical establishment, instead of taking into account the worldwide Church. The Germans take this too seriously. "Matussek praised Pope Benedict XVI. for his humanity and directness in the "hardest job that one can have on this earth."

Cathcon- how do you know you are narcissistic? When you keep a statue of yourself in your garden!

At seminary, Hans Küng was deeply conservative, and a vigorous supporter of the definition of Our Lady's bodily Assumption into heaven, in contrast to the present Pope who was a radical at seminary.  While Hans Küng was moving to the left, Joseph Ratzinger was moving to the right.  They were good friends at the Vatican Council, where both were advisers, as they were at that stage occupying the same intellectual ground.

Evidence of the Vatican's complete lack of commitment to Latin Mass

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Der Heilige Vater - Benedikt XVI. - Motu Proprio - Der Heilige Stuhl:

"Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum on the "Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970" (July 7, 2007)
[Hungarian, Latin]"

The Motu Proprio is only available on the Vatican website in Latin and Hungarian!

So the Hungarian bishops have no excuse for not implementing the Motu Proprio! And exactly how many bishops can read Latin in these modern times?

It is entirely symptomatic of the ecclesiastical limbo since the breakdown of the negotiations between the Holy See and the Society of St Pius X- almost inevitable if unreserved acceptance of the Second Vatican Council, to the exclusion of many other sources of authority, is used as a doctrinal test.

Vatican II cannot be used as a lens, with poor and unchangeable focus, transmitting little light, through which the whole of ecclesiastical history and indeed Revelation itself can be judged.

As a consequence, the Society will continue to be their own authority, with no hope of the great prize of influence on the whole Church.

Without the Latin Mass as a pre-condition, there is no way back for the Church, certainly in Europe.