More Safety with Married Clergy

   We call on the Catholic Church to stop taking any promises or vows of celibacy, and to declare that priests, brothers, and nuns are free to be married, 1. In order to provide a safer environment for children, 2.To give Church workers normal rights, 3. To receive back married priests, and 4. To staff priest-less parishes. . We are mindful of support for marriage in the traditions of the Church which still exist in the Eastern Rites, in receiving convert clergy, and in the Bible, including: 1 Timothy 3:2 and 4:3, Titus 1:5, and 1 Corinthians 7: 2-5, 7:10-11, and 9:5.
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"By all means we call down God’s power on the media!" -- Boston Cardinal Bernard Law on May 23 1992 (later resigned in disgrace on Dec 13 2002) blaming the news media, while ignoring serial predator Fr James Porter's crimes
"Paying for the sins of the Fathers," Australia and Canada, C of E & RC, The Weekend Australian, March 2-3 2002, p 23
Background Briefing, worldwide and Australian clergy problem, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 14 2002 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s531384.htm
Perpetrators' List of Australian campaigner Clare Pascoe Henderson: http://www.pip.com.au/~chenderson/perplist.htm
Broken Rites Australian support group for those who have been abused: http://brokenrites.alphalink.com.au
Prof. Patrick Parkinson, specialist in child protection: http://www.law.usyd.edu.au/staff/p_parkinson_pub.htm
Guidelines to handling non-marital carnal activity of Church workers: http://www.multiline.com.au/~johnm/nonmarital.htm
"Priest was evil one, says cover-up victim," blackmail of higher-ups? U.S.A., The Weekend Australian, Apr 20-21 02, p 16
Sex hush riles seminarians in Rome, U.S. cardinals allowed sexual misconduct; The West Australian, Apr 27 02, p 23
Priest talked up boy-love, papers show that bishop did nothing, The West Australian, Apr 27 02, p 23
Fr Roman Kramek in the U.S.A. on Dec 18 2002 sexually assaulted a girl, 17. See "Abuse fighters set sights on Bishop" The Weekend Australian Dec 28-29 2002 p 8
40% of U.S. nuns sexually abused: St Louis University report The West Australian Jan 6 03
In Baltimore 6.2 percent of priests ordained in the last half-century have been implicated in the abuse of minors. In Manchester, N.H, 7.7 %, Boston 5.3%. US courts have convicted 1205 priest child molesters in the past 60 years. New York Times www.nytimes.com/2003/01/12/national/12PRIE.html "Decades of Damage; Trail of Pain in Church Crisis Leads to Nearly Every Diocese" Jan 12 03
Sex "Hush money" denier appointed by Vatican to deal with sex! The West Australian Jan 15 03
Sex abuse scandals lead to only 42% of U.S. Catholics believing in the Church's organisation The Record Jan 16 03
"Silent mistresses find voice against priests" Scotland on Sunday, www.thelinkup.com/abuse-women/scotland.html Jan 16 03
Rockville Centre Diocese blasted by Grand Jury; Depravity against girls and boys, deceived, deprived of rights, predatory serial child molesters unchecked by supervisors and bishops. Suffolk County Supreme Court Special Grand Jury, www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-suffolkreport0210,0,2290700.acrobat?coll=ny%2Dtop%2Dspan%2Dheadlines Jan 17 03
Sliding naked around oily floor with five children under 13 in February 2002, in W.A.! The Sunday Times Online, Perth, http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,5870079%255E2761,00.html , Jan 21 03
"Priest admits abuse," and "Our trust was betrayed: mother," Fr Adrian Van Klooster, 60, of Leschenault, Western Australia, pleaded guilty. The West Australian, http://www.thewest.com.au/20030122/news/state/tw-news-state-home-sto85383.html , Jan 22 03
Vatican appeal put rapist Fr John Picardi back on duty 1997-2003 www.arizonarepublic.com/news/articles/0205priest05.html The Arizona Republic Feb 5 03
"Former Wesley head remanded" on 2002 internet peeking charge. The West Australian Feb 20 03, p 17
FOR GOOD TEACHINGS TO BE HEEDED, A BIG CLEANUP IS NEEDED!
Opposed to Unjust Wars, Irresponsible Sex, Drugs, and Dishonesty?  Can your Preachers convince the public while under a cloud? Break the Deadlock!
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