Archive for July, 2010
This belief (that is so fundamental to the church) that Jesus thinks so little of women emphasizes a ‘grave’ and very severe flaw in the founding of the religion created to worship him.
The Catholic Church on Thursday revised its in-house rules on sex abuse cases, extending the statute of limitations for such crimes from 10 to 20 years past the victim’s 18th birthday and speeding up the excommunication process for pedophile priests. But, curiously, the amended set of ecclesiastical laws also declares that any priest caught ordaining women will be designated as having committed a “grave crime,” the same phrase used to describe the abuse of children.Catholic Women’s Ordination, told AOL News. “To mention us in the same breath as pedophiles is disgusting and hugely insulting to women and the victims of pedophilia.”
Liberal Catholics pushing for church reform were shocked by the decree. “I find it appalling,” Pat Brown, spokeswoman for British organization
U.S. Catholic magazine Managing Editor Bryan Cones had criticized the new ruling before it was issued, calling it “a complete injustice to connect the aspirations of some women among the baptized to ordained ministry with what are some of the worst crimes that can be committed against the least of Christ’s members.”
Of course the church didn’t mind when female deacons and bishops played a large role in keeping the religion going, as Cahill points out in How the Irish Saved Civilization.
In 1988, an American plane flying over Scotland was destroyed by a terrorist from Libya (al-Megrahi). 270 people were killed.
In the May of 2007, Great Britain signed an agreement with Libya that paved the way for al-Megrahi’s release from prison. BP was awarded a drilling contract of nearly 1 billion dollars from Libya…in May of 2007. BP has admitted to lobbying the British government in favor of the terrorist release.
The mass-murderer was released citing that he had approximately 3 months to live. Over a year after his release, al-Megrahi is doing just fine and according to Dr Karol Sikora (Dean of Buckingham University Medical School), “could live for 10 or even 20 years.”
“We were aware that this [failing to release the terrorist to Libya] could have a negative impact on U.K. commercial interests, including the ratification by the Libyan government of BP’s exploration agreement,” BP said.
US Democrat Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are demanding an investigation into Britain and BP’s dealings to release the bomber of the Pan Am flight.
On TODAY, Senator Charles Schumer (Democrat – N.Y.), said: “The whole thing has deep circumstantial evidence that points to the fact that there was a trade-off — release the terrorist in exchange for an oil contract.”
“It also says that our war on terrorism — this is one of the worst terrorists of the last century — can be traded off for blood money,” he added.