Media attacks on Pope Benedict, and responses (Roundup) [CC]

With a media assault on Pope Benedict XVI reaching a frenzied level, reporters for dozens of major newspapers and wire services placed responsibility for sex-abuse cases at the Vatican, despite the clear evidence that diocesan bishops have been responsible for disciplinary failures.

An AP story claimed that only 20% of reported abuse cases result in full canonical trials. The truth is that in most cases, disciplinary measures are imposed without a full trial. As prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), then-Cardinal Ratzinger pressed for vigorous action and authorized diocesan bishops to proceed with their own disciplinary action.


Pray for Papa Benedictus XVI!

"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Mt 16:18)

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora Pro Nobis Pecatoribus!


I will be doing the Divine Mercy Chaplet and will double my prayer efforts for our Pope’s Intentions and the Intentions of our Church.

That is the best course for all the faithful, I agree.

This reminds me of Herod and the dancing Salome and her mother and John the Baptist. I wonder whose toes were stepped on that resulted in this furious attack on the Catholic Church? Whose sins were publicly denounced? Who was humiliated? Whose stony heart doesn’t want to repent and reform?

I read in another post that this is a concerted effort on the part of abortion, gay rights, and women’s ordination proponents, I could believe that.

Maybe those factions don’t feel God’s love, compassion, mercy?

Any links to the full, true story about this scandal?

Pax Christi,