Thursday, March 31, 2005

The Catholic church, teenage boys and the CIA

In 1978, Karol Wojtlya, allegedly the CIA's candidate, was elected as John Paul II. http://www.puritans.net/bookreviewingodsname.htm

In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot by a young Turk, Mehmet Ali Acga. Agca was reportedly a member of the 'fascist' GREY WOLVES, the military wing of Turkey's National Action Party (NAP). The Grey Wolves are alleged to have links to the CIA. http://www.chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/essays/popeshooting.html

In 1985: Sex abuse by priests becomes a national issue in the US for the first time, as Louisiana priest Gilbert Gauthe pleads guilty to 11 counts of molestation of boys.

Why might the CIA, and other powerful forces, have turned against the Pope?

1. Pope John Paul II tried to restrain the fascist leaders of Solidarnosc. The Church urged non-violence and cooperation with the Polish government.
2. The Pope held talks with the PLO.
3. The Pope eventually showed increased toleration for the activist clergy of Central America. The Pope agreed to visit Nicaragua which had a Sandinista government.
4. The Pope created the first Soviet Cardinal acceptable to the Kremlin and resident within the USSR.
5. The Pope granted an audience to Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, angering Jews who accused Waldheim of Nazi war crimes.
6. More recently, the Pope criticised the invasion of Iraq, thus demonstrating that he was not the tool of the CIA.

http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories/042802_focus.htm

Donald Cozzens, visiting associate professor of religious studies at John Carroll University, has written about gay priests:

"A. Richard Sipe, author of 'Sex, Priests and Power: Anatomy of a Crisis,' believes that post-pubescent boys are victimized by priests at a rate that is four times more than post-pubescent girls...

"Notre Dame's Richard McBrien and Andrew Greeley have pointed out the presence of significant numbers of homosexually oriented men in the priesthood...

"Studies suggest that perhaps 30 to 50 percent of priests (especially those under 50) are homosexual in orientation...

"Examples of the shadow side of gay clerical life abound: reports of priests at gay bars and gay parties; Internet chat rooms for gay clergy; and the sex ring scandal uncovered at Canadian orphanages run by religious orders..."

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