Comments on: Irish cardinal ashamed over abuse cases — will he resign or not? Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: breezinthru Mon, 22 Mar 2010 03:43:20 +0000 I happily will cast a stone, but it is far from the first and it won’t be the last.

As for the spotless credentials you have requested, I’ve done a few things wrong in my life but I have never raped a child.

Get some perspective.

By: drosaupan Sun, 21 Mar 2010 06:22:47 +0000 I think in reverse, we should nominate every sunday and on that day at mass, all should show their all out support on the beleaguered Church of Christ by celebrating the triumph of Christ against evil thru the mass. When the priest asks forgiveness in his homily, let us rejoice for that act of repentance. When the Eucharist is offered, let us pray that our love for God and his Church will not be shaken nor grow cold. This demolition job against the Catholic Church must be expunged from our minds and this is just part of the trials to test our faith. Pray for our priests that they remain faithful to their vows and those who have committed infidelity, let them repent. And I challenge those critics of the Church, he who has no sin, cast the first stone.

By: alanlawlor Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:03:16 +0000 I think all of the congregations of the Catholic Church should nominate a Sunday in the next few weeks and on that day at mass, all should stand up and turn their backs to the priest during his sermon/homily as a sign of protest against the cardinal and the pope

By: drosaupan Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:50:57 +0000 I remember here in he Philippines that one Bishop, Teodoro Bacani was accused for sex abuse by a male who claimed to be an altar boy but when asked to point to the Bishop whom he accused for molesting him,he was never able to recognize him. What was shameful was the media were there covering the event and they NEVER lift a finger to criticize that impostor sex abuse victim. Worse, it was the accused Bishop who asked him to point to his abuser.

I do not see any motive for that boy to accuse Bishop Bacani for sex abuse except to discredit the Church by destroying first the clergies. Sometimes I doubt the veracity whenever one says he was molested by a Priest. The same Bishop was also accused by her secretary yet that Secretary never go to the Prosecutor’s Office to file a complaint notwithstanding that many powerful politicians were supporting her including feminist groups. Is this an orchestrated move to topple down the Church? Maybe some accusations are true and some are not.

I don’t think Cardinal Brady must resign. This is just a clear demolition job against the Catholic Church and the Pope is not even spared with this sex abuse. The Church is rectifying its mistakes. The Church had already asked forgiveness for the crimes committed by some priests who succumbed to their earthly desires. There were now convicted priests on these abuses. Cardinal Brady and Pope Benedict were not the criminals yet they are the ones who are attacked! They are the ones penalized and made to suffer thru trial by publicity! The liberal media are instigating the people to pressure these Bishops and the Pope to resign. True, they might have some lapses in the past but it would be an injustice if they are made to resign just because a crime was committed by a fellow priest. Those who committed the crime must be penalized. But those who did not, they should not.And all these must be brought in the proper forum to ascertain whether the accusation is false or not.

By: WVBill Fri, 19 Mar 2010 14:30:53 +0000 The cardinal is responsible for every child who was abused by the priest he let walk. He should resign. Then he should be prosecuted for abetting felonious behavior. He will have to stand before his Lord and Savior for the ultimate judgement of his role in abusing Jesus’ “little ones.”

By: aguruge Fri, 19 Mar 2010 04:15:13 +0000 Tom,
Your readers may find this post about when the next cardinal creating consistory may occur of interest: d_the_papacy/2010/03/the-next-cardinal-c reating-consistory-looking-at-trends-sin ce-1903-part-ii.html
I posted an earlier comment but it seems to have gone missing. C’est la vie.
All the best.
Anura Guruge

By: aguruge Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:44:00 +0000 Tom,
Another v. topical article, right on the mark.
That is QUITE a statement by the Vatican Radio of a possible resignation.
I did some quick research earlier this week on cardinals that have resigned. Cardinal Law did NOT resign his cardinalate. He is still a cardinal! What he resigned, or more to the point, what Pope John Paul II ACCEPTED, was his Archbishopric of Boston. Last cardinal to resign was PROBABLY in 1927. I didn’t spend a ton of time researching, but here is the pertinent post: d_the_papacy/2010/03/last-pope-to-abdica te-ie-resign-last-cardinal-to-resign-pro perly.html
I that post I also cover the last pope to resign.
I am not sure whether YOU follow CNN <> but they got the last pope to have resigned WRONG BY 300 years! Even by the 1950 year span of papal history that is pretty bad. OK, many would excuse them for missing Gregory XII. But, how can you overlook ‘poor’ Celestine V who took so much trouble to ‘normalize’ his abdication.
Keep up the good work. Reuters REMAINS my first destination for news on this ongoing scandal. Keep up the good work.
Anura Guruge