Crimen Sollicitationis

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The video that has been viewed the most recently is a programme of the BBC that was transmitted on 1 October 2006.
It refers to an official document of the Catholic Church called “Crimen Sollicitationis”, that explains how the Church hierarchy should hide sexual crimes.
Below a part of the transcript is given.

Father TOM DOYLE, Canon Lawyer: Crimen sollicitationis is indicative of a world-wide policy of absolute secrecy and control of all cases of sexual abuse by the clergy. But what you really have here is an explicit written policy to cover up cases of child sexual abuse by the clergy, to punish those who would call attention to these crimes by churchmen. You've got a written policy that says the Vatican will control these situations, and you also have, I think, clear written evidence of the fact that all they're concerned about is containing and controlling the problem. Nowhere in any of these documents does it say anything about helping the victims. The only thing it does is say that they can impose fear on the victims, and punish the victims, for discussing or disclosing what had happened to them.

KENYON: The procedure was intended to protect a priests reputation until the church had investigated. But in practice it can offer a blueprint for cover-ups. The man in charge of enforcing it for 20 years was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the man made Pope last year. In 2001 he created the successor to the decree. In spirit it was the same, overarching secrecy with a threat of excommunication. He sent a copy to every Bishop in the world. But now he ordered that the Vatican must have what it calls 'exclusive competence'. In other words, all child abuse allegations must go exclusively to Rome.

FR. DOYLE: It's all controlled by the Vatican, and at the top of the Vatican is the Pope. So Joseph Ratzinger was at the middle of this for most of the years the crimen was enforced. He created the successor to crimen, and now he's the Pope. This all says that the policy and the systematic approach has not changed.

KENYON: Cardinal Ratzinger's new decree was a missed opportunity to modernise the church's approach just as its biggest scandal was about to break in America. Colm travelled there to discover whether these were isolated cases sadly mishandled, or a Vatican policy of cover up

COLM: At the same time as the scandals were erupting in Ireland in 2002, hundreds of cases were emerging here in the United States. A US report tells us that almost four and a half thousand US priests have been accused of raping or sexually abusing children.

KENYON: Its epicentre was Boston. The same stories repeated time and again. The church quietly shifting accused priests from parish to parish. Allegations of a systematic cover-up. Colm tracks down Patrick Wall, a former Benedictine monk who became the Vatican approved enforcer of crimen sollicitationis in his Minnesota diocese.

PATRICK WALL, Former Benedictine Monk: I was part of the system that was getting chewed up and being used deceptively, and it was a real dark night of the soul. Everything that I had trained for, you know, well over a decade to do, I found out that I wasn't working for a holy institution but an institution that was wholly concentrated on protecting itself.

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So now the link to the video has been cut from Google Video (and therefore, this site!) and from Youtube. I guess it's logical since Google owns Youtube and has probably learned a thing or two from its dealings with the Chinese government on how to control what's available on the internet. Of course in the end, they'll never be able to control everything and will be exposed for what they are, collaborators on a scale not seen since WWII. Then we all get to see them (and hopefully the Vatican with them!) fall down like Humpty Dumpty. And no one will be interested in picking up the pieces!

Posted by: Steve Haire | May 29, 2007 09:54 AM


It's about time that the real "MAFIA" (the Vatican) got some exposure. Hopefully there will be a lot more.

Posted by: Francesco Lofranco | May 22, 2007 01:29 AM


Thank you for creating the short, but definitive, link between yourself, Enrico Rossi, and a worm.

(Apologies to worms whom we did not intend to offend with such a lowly association.)

Posted by: Giuseppe Verdi | May 19, 2007 04:09 PM


All you can say about gorm is that it rhymes with worm.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | May 19, 2007 03:59 PM


"gormless"?

Without gorm?
Ok. But what´s a "gorm"???

Enrico Rossi, what´s a GORM?????

Posted by: Giuseppe Verdi | May 18, 2007 11:40 PM


I wonder if he has an inflatable doll shaped as an altar boy...

Posted by: Adolf Flipper | May 18, 2007 04:51 PM


I didn't know that the Pope had a Japanese bike.

Posted by: Peppiniello da Capua | May 18, 2007 04:06 PM


Carciufo - That, then, applies equally to Enrico Rossi, to High Plains Drifter and... to you.

Posted by: Adele Beletet | May 18, 2007 03:52 PM


ADELE
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY,DON'T SAY NOTHING AT ALL.

Posted by: carciufo | May 18, 2007 08:36 AM


The vatican is a huge part of the new world orders machine. Ask yourself why the pope wears a jewish yamaka? and why does he also where that fish hat?
He is not he he says he is!!!
keep up the good fight my friend

Posted by: robin mitchell | May 18, 2007 07:41 AM


Enrico Rossi - You, instead, really come off looking like a genius...

Posted by: Adele Beletet | May 18, 2007 12:35 AM


Giovanni, well said.
This gormless lowlife is truly obnoxious. I can vouch that most of what he says is not only off topic, but plain wrong.
Just look at the way he went about trying to identify me: something extremely unethical to begin with.
First he assumed that my real name was Enrico Rossi (equivalent to Jhon Smithwhen 99% of Blog's names are fictitious for obvious reasons. Then he thought that I had to live in the largest Canadian City as if Toronto was the only City worth looking into. Having wrongly assumed this he looked in the Toronto White pages and found a few Rossi E. and only one Enrico Rossi. Bingo! This budding Sherlock Holmes was sure to have found me and went on posting the address of that individual on this Blog umpteen times, showing his real moral standards.
Now he’s telling us that he’s got a record of more than 200 of his crappy posts that have been deleted by Beppe. Can you imagine? He keeps a record of them with dates and time of posting.
The latest of his silly assumptions about me is that I belong to Beppe's staff, something like a foreign corespondent for the Blog.
Good grief! The guy is truly cuckoo!!

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | May 17, 2007 08:36 PM


Prof Mill
You are off topic as always, spitting insults while trying to mess up the blog.
At this point I don't care anymore about you because your comments will be cut as always, as deserved.
If you think you have a lot to say why don't you open your own blog, thus making your own rules?
If you want to go to striscia make sure you show yourself, stating your real name. Some people are just waiting for that.

Posted by: High Plains Drifter | May 17, 2007 07:00 PM


Who needs these clowns anyway? They try to bamboozle us with their ridiculous attire from the middle Ages and words that are the opposite of their actions. A multinational that preaches poverty with a straight face? All this rot is beginning to choke them.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | May 17, 2007 03:32 PM


That's why the Fuehrer, ehm..pardon me, Joseph Ratzinger has been elected.

What do you expect from an organization that allegedly killed John Paul 1st because was not an Alpha Male?

Also, a excommunication from them means little, given their actual reputation.

If you have been victim of abuse, always ask yourself: "What would Jesus do?"

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | May 17, 2007 01:53 PM


Well, the Church always said you have to suffer if you want to go to Heaven...

Posted by: Don Campanozzi | May 17, 2007 01:24 PM


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