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Why the movie 'Spotlight' hit the mark on several levels [Sex crimes by Christian priests]
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g***@yahoo.ca
2016-05-01 18:21:34 UTC
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Great movie and it is all true. Pedophilia in the general population
is 0.5% as this article points out 4% of priests have been charged
with abuse. RCC is the world's largest pedophile organization.


Times-Union Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark fills in for Editor Frank
Denton this week. Denton’s column will return next Sunday.
I choked up the first time I watched the movie “Spotlight.”

And the second and the third.

The Oscar-winning movie hit home in three areas.

First, it’s about journalism. That’s been my only career since
realizing in high school that this is what I wanted. I’ve been a lucky
guy to love my work.

Second, it’s about the Roman Catholic faith. I am a cradle Catholic. I
would ascribe any success in life to intense loyalty to faith and
family — the two are intertwined. I spent 12 years in Catholic
schools, including one year in a Franciscan seminary. My faith keeps
me centered.

Third, I am a former movie reviewer, so I appreciated the difficulty
of putting the unglamorous work of investigative journalism onto a big
screen. Digging through dusty old rosters of priests is real life.

So please allow me to offer a few thoughts about the movie and the
issues it raised.

Accuracy: The issues involved in newsgathering were illustrated
honestly, warts and all. The Boston Globe had an earlier opportunity
to investigate the sex abuse within the church and simply missed it.
But as long as that investigative team existed, there remained an
opportunity to follow up.

The movie also revealed the difficult decisions involved in when to
publish.

All towns are small towns: Within the power elite, at least, all towns
are led by a relative few. Every city has its sacred cows. A good
newspaper must be willing to take on a local institution, even if it
is beloved, when it’s called for.

The helping professions of the clergy, teachers and law enforcement
are placed on a pedestal. But when individuals dishonor their calling,
they must be held accountable. That’s the often unpopular job of
journalists.

Leadership matters: An organization reflects the personality of its
leaders. Locally, the Times-Union has supported and invested in strong
investigative reporting. In Boston’s case, it was clear the expose
needed an editor with a strong and firm hand. It took an outside
editor to see the real story without the impediments of local
connections.

Florida connection: Having experience with Florida’s strong Sunshine
laws helped lead the Globe’s editor Marty Baron to press for court
records that would expose the cover-up.

Reporters need help: The Globe’s reporters could not do their jobs
without excellent sources. A persistent attorney had been working with
abuse victims for years. And a few inside sources with connections to
the church helped to confirm facts. Often these sources don’t want to
be identified, but they are essential to good journalism.

The bottom line: According to a study by the John Jay College of
Criminal Justice, about 4 percent of U.S. priests ministering from
1950 to 2002 were accused of sex abuse.

That’s a small percentage, but the impact was great because many
abusers weren’t stopped.

The movie leaves this lingering question: How many children would have
been abused if the Globe had never investigated?On Sun, 01 May 2016
Mike Clark: Why the movie "Spotlight" hit the mark on
several levels
jacksonville.com
Saturday, April 30, 2016
http://jacksonville.com/business/columnists/2016-04-30/story/mike-clark-why-movie-spotlight-hit-mark-several-levels#
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Byker
2016-05-01 18:43:30 UTC
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Great movie and it is all true. Pedophilia in the general population is
0.5% as this article points out 4% of priests have been charged with
abuse. RCC is the world's largest pedophile organization.
"AIDS has quietly caused the deaths of hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in
the United States although other causes may be listed on some of their death
certificates," the Kansas City Star reported today. The newspaper said its
examination of death certificates and interviews with experts indicates
several hundred priests have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the
mid-1980s. "The death rate of priests from AIDS is at least four times that
of the general population," the newspaper said. Now you know the "long
illness" that father Fudgepacker died of.

It's been estimated that half of all Catholic priests are fags:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/sr.-jeannine-gramick-claims-disconnect-between-laity-and-bishops-says-half-of-priests-are-homosexual/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/father-bernard-lynch-gay-catholic-priest-talks_n_1661887.html

http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?t=481278

The same goes for a third of all bishops:
http://tinyurl.com/nrmxls5

''If they were to eliminate all those who were homosexually oriented, the
number would be so staggering that it would be like an atomic bomb; it would
do the same damage to the church's operation,'' said A. W. Richard Sipe, a
former priest and psychotherapist. Sipe has been studying the sexuality of
priests for 25 years and has written three books on the subject.

''It would mean the resignation of at least a third of the bishops of the
world. And it's very much against the tradition of the church; many saints
had a gay orientation, and many popes had gay orientations,'' Sipe said.

"The number of gay priests is so high that seminaries have become
increasingly uncomfortable places for heterosexual men, he wrote."
http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories/030402_vatican.htm

Seminaries act like magnets for sociopaths and narcissists, who revel at the
thought of parishioners groveling at their feet and regarding them as God
incarnate. It's gotten so bad that many seminaries are now using
personality profile tests like the MMPI to weed out the perverts, yet there
are places in California that seem to vie for the title of the "gayest
seminary in the state."

If you have the time, read "Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church"
(2008) by Leon J. Podles, a former federal investigaor. There
have been lots of books written about clergy sexual abuse, but this one tops
them all. Its 676 pages are not limited to a few well-publicized cases in
New England. It covers what has occurred in every type of Catholic
institution, in every time period, throughout the world. Podles stands apart
from other investigators by virtue of his orthodoxy (he was raised Catholic
and quit seminary school in disgust when he saw what was going on). That
doesn't sit well with many church officials and ideologues of the Left. He
also goes into a great deal of depth in investigating why the priesthood is
so attractive to psychopaths.
http://www.amazon.com/Sacrilege-Sexual-Abuse-Catholic-Church/dp/0979027993
DoD
2016-05-01 19:14:47 UTC
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Post by Byker
Great movie and it is all true. Pedophilia in the general population is
0.5% as this article points out 4% of priests have been charged with
abuse. RCC is the world's largest pedophile organization.
"AIDS has quietly caused the deaths of hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in
the United States although other causes may be listed on some of their death
certificates," the Kansas City Star reported today. The newspaper said its
examination of death certificates and interviews with experts indicates
several hundred priests have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the
mid-1980s. "The death rate of priests from AIDS is at least four times that
of the general population," the newspaper said. Now you know the "long
illness" that father Fudgepacker died of.
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/sr.-jeannine-gramick-claims-disconnect-between-laity-and-bishops-says-half-of-priests-are-homosexual/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/father-bernard-lynch-gay-catholic-priest-talks_n_1661887.html
http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?t=481278
http://tinyurl.com/nrmxls5
''If they were to eliminate all those who were homosexually oriented, the
number would be so staggering that it would be like an atomic bomb; it would
do the same damage to the church's operation,'' said A. W. Richard Sipe, a
former priest and psychotherapist. Sipe has been studying the sexuality of
priests for 25 years and has written three books on the subject.
''It would mean the resignation of at least a third of the bishops of the
world. And it's very much against the tradition of the church; many saints
had a gay orientation, and many popes had gay orientations,'' Sipe said.
"The number of gay priests is so high that seminaries have become
increasingly uncomfortable places for heterosexual men, he wrote."
http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories/030402_vatican.htm
Seminaries act like magnets for sociopaths and narcissists, who revel at the
thought of parishioners groveling at their feet and regarding them as God
incarnate. It's gotten so bad that many seminaries are now using
personality profile tests like the MMPI to weed out the perverts, yet there
are places in California that seem to vie for the title of the "gayest
seminary in the state."
If you have the time, read "Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church"
(2008) by Leon J. Podles, a former federal investigaor. There
have been lots of books written about clergy sexual abuse, but this one tops
them all. Its 676 pages are not limited to a few well-publicized cases in
New England. It covers what has occurred in every type of Catholic
institution, in every time period, throughout the world. Podles stands apart
from other investigators by virtue of his orthodoxy (he was raised Catholic
and quit seminary school in disgust when he saw what was going on). That
doesn't sit well with many church officials and ideologues of the Left. He
also goes into a great deal of depth in investigating why the priesthood is
so attractive to psychopaths.
http://www.amazon.com/Sacrilege-Sexual-Abuse-Catholic-Church/dp/0979027993
Holy crap... That was an eye opener.... although reading through it, there
is a big difference between
10 percent and 58 percent.... but none the less.......

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