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  • Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Helped Hide Priest Abuse in Chicago, Documents Show

    01/22/2014 6:03:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 116 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 1/21/14 | Greg Noble
    Former Archbishop of Cincinnati cited in filesCHICAGO -- As head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin got credit for instituting reforms and throwing out guilty priests in the midst of a child abuse scandal that covered four decades. But the former Archbishop of Cincinnati also helped cover up for sexual abusers, according to internal archdiocese documents released Tuesday that show how the archdiocese tried to contain the scandal. The documents claim that: > Bernardin not only refused to pursue a canonical trial to remove Rev. Norbert Maday, a convicted child molester, from the priesthood, he increased the priestÂ’s...
  • The Alinsky-Bernardin-Obama Nexus Part 1 (sickening-Chicago Catholic orgs)

    07/23/2012 6:45:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 53 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 7-23-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    Over at the Blaze, they're running a headline piece on Phyllis Schlafly's new book, "No Higher Power." Here's the link.Schlafly has the entire paper trail showing the Archdiocese of Chicago paying for Obama to attend a seminar in California on Alinsky tactics and theory. Praise God, she even has the check stub with "THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CHICAGO" emblazoned across the top of the check. The images of that are at the link above. If you haven't watched my video series below on the Vendee Genocide, please do. For those of you who have, you will remember that I specifically...
  • Shrinking the Bishops' Conference, Parts One and Two

    11/10/2006 5:09:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 529+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 11-09-06 | Russell Shahw
    by?Russell Shaw Other Articles by?Russell ShawContact this Author Shrinking the Bishops' Conference, Part One 11/09/06 When 250 or so American bishops travel to Baltimore in mid-November for a sentimental journey into the Catholic past, they may find more comfort in looking back than looking ahead. But look ahead they must. Their national organization, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has come to a historic turning point. In This Article...From Gaudium et Spes to Lumen Gentium?The Impact of Roe v. WadeThe Challenge of Peace From Gaudium et Spes to Lumen Gentium? Since the USCCB has its headquarters in Washington,...
  • "Remembering" Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

    08/19/2006 6:23:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 2,781+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 18, 2006 | Matt C. Abbott
    Few would dispute that the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin exercised great influence in the Catholic Church in the U.S. Sadly, however, that influence was not for the good of the Church. The following are pertinent excerpts from Randy Engel's new book The Rite of Sodomy. Chapter 15 The Special Case of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Introduction This segment on Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was originally incorporated into the previous chapter on homosexual members of the American hierarchy. However, because of his extraordinary influence on AmChurch, I decided Cardinal Bernardin deserved a chapter all his own. To do real justice to Cardinal Bernardin...
  • Connecting the sex offenders in the Catholic episcopacy (alleged)

    06/26/2005 8:26:28 PM PDT · by dangus · 61 replies · 997+ views
    Bishop Daniel Ryan was appointed Bishop of Springfield, Illinois in 1983, as a suffragan of sex offender Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago. Bishop Kendrick Williams of Lexington, Kentucky was the only man consecrated by Bishop William Anthony Hughes. Hughes was consecrated by Cardinal Bernadin, and retired early. Bishop James McGrath, an auxiliary of New York. No known connection. Archbishop Rembert Weakland was archbishop of Milwaukee, only a few dozen miles from Chicago, where Cardinal Bernadin was Archbishop. Bernadin and Weakland lived together during the time frame Weakland allegedly was a sexual abuser. Weakland was consecrated by Jean Jadot. Robert Sanchez, the...
  • Priests say they weren't consulted on new bishop (Bernardin protege causing a stir!)

    04/30/2005 8:21:18 PM PDT · by BizzeeMom · 67 replies · 1,253+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 4/30/05 | Tim Townsend
    On Valentine's Day, a dozen or so Belleville priests gathered to discuss what kind of bishop would best be suited to lead their diocese. Belleville's former bishop, the Rev. Wilton Gregory, had been installed as the new archbishop of Atlanta just a month before. The members of the Presbyterial Council had been asked by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago to assess three things: the qualities they would like in their next bishop, the current state of the Belleville diocese and the future needs of the diocese.
  • R.I.P. Seamless Garment 1984-2004: Pope Benedict XVI Shreds Bernardin's Fabric of Lies

    04/27/2005 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies · 1,726+ views
    From CatholicInsight.com ^ | Sep 1, 2004 | Pope Benedict XVI
    With the election of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Bernardin's misguided Seamless Garment is now officially dead. Designed as a way to promote pro-abortion Catholic democrats with whom the late Cardinal was close, the Seamless Garment sought to deflect attention from the fact the America was slaughtering millions of unborn children each year. Last Fall, the then Cardinal Ratzinger sent a memo to Cardinal Keeler entitled "Worthiness to receive Holy Communion General principles." This very important document directly refutes the idiocy of the Seamless Garment principle. _____________________________________________________________ From CatholicInsight.com VaticanWorthiness to receive Holy Communion General principles By Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Hardcopy...
  • "Catholic University" bans pro-abortion speakers, Bishops to Catholic Politicians: Vote Pro Life

    10/07/2004 10:00:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 47 replies · 3,325+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Oct. 06, 2004
    Catholic University bans pro-abortion speakers, protesters claim "too Catholic"WASHINGTON DC, USA, Oct. 06, 2004 (CNA) - Catholic University authorities have decided to enforce the U.S. bishops' request to deny pro-abortion public figures a platform at Catholic campuses, but some faculty members as well as a group of students are considering this stand "too Catholic."Three weeks ago, authorities at CU decided to block an invitation to actor Stanley Tucci to speak at a forum on Italian film because of his involvement with abortion rights organizations.In a memo to faculty members, the university's president, Fr. David M. O'Connell, explained that Tucci, who...
  • Attorney: Bernardin lied, visited crime scene/ Why did Wisconsin priest commit suicide?

    01/03/2005 8:53:58 AM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 4 replies · 530+ views
    renewamerica.us ^ | January 2, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Attorney: Bernardin lied, visited crime scene Matt C. Abbott Matt C. Abbott January 2, 2005 The late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was a controversial figure. Beloved by some and scorned by others, the cardinal for many years exercised immense influence in the Catholic Church in the U.S. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1996. In 1993, Bernardin was accused of sexual abuse by a former seminarian, Steven Cook, who died of AIDS not long after "recanting" his allegation, saying his memories were "unreliable." Jason Berry and Gerald Renner devote a segment to the Bernardin-Cook matter in their 2004 book "Vows...
  • Woman attorney implores priest to expose pedophile ring

    06/06/2004 6:29:13 PM PDT · by ninenot · 22 replies · 312+ views
    Renew America.us ^ | 6/3/04 | Matt Abbott
    The following is a recent e-mail letter sent by attorney Sheila Schreiber-Parkhill of Bismarck, North Dakota, to sociologist and author Father Andrew Greeley (I wrote a commentary on this very subject some time back; but Sheila has acquired a few additional details that I find very interesting.): Dear Father Greeley: I have followed your career and writings for many years now, reading the many stories you've written about the sexual abuse crisis in our Church, the problems, the solutions, stories you have written denouncing the bishops and their cover-ups. "Are the bishops sorry at all?", you asked 8/3/2003. They all...
  • The Beginning of The End of The Bernardin Legacy

    05/15/2004 10:58:03 AM PDT · by narses · 69 replies · 1,960+ views
    RCF ^ | Introduction by Stephen Brady
    Just what is the Bernardin Legacy? Ask that simple question to any Catholic and the answers you receive will vary from one extreme to the other. One either loved him or despised him. But regardless of your personal opinion of the man there is one point, I believe, we can all agree on: He was a powerful and influential individual, both politically and spiritually. James Hitchcock wrote in an article published shortly after the Cardinal’s death that: “He [Bernardin] consistently used his influence to promote liberal causes, even attacks on Church teachings and traditions.” Hitchcock went on to say: “...he...
  • Murdered Catholic Priest Knew Too Much?

    03/04/2004 6:14:21 AM PST · by NYer · 303 replies · 381+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | March 3, 2004 | Matt Abbott
    The Rev. Alfred J. Kunz was a priest known and consulted by many in the Catholic Church. He was a canon lawyer, meaning he had thorough expertise in the laws of the Church -the Code of Canon Law, as it is known. He also was a staunch defender of orthodoxy, not much liked by Catholic liberals (at least, those who actually knew of him), and a thorn in the side to those who desire to see authentic Christianity wiped off the face of the earth. In March of 1998, Fr. Kunz was found murdered. Brutally murdered. And his murder remains...
  • Sex scandal death knell for Church? [Bernadin & Co.'s ritualistic abuse exposed]

    07/17/2002 6:58:26 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 170 replies · 11,389+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/17/02 | Toby Westerman
    Wednesday, July 17, 2002 SUFFER THE CHILDRENSex scandal death knell for Church?Catholics take matters into own hands after Bishops' 'band-aid' solution Posted: July 17, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern By Toby Westerman © 2002 International News Analysis Today As the crisis of confidence grows in the scandal-ridden American Catholic Church, many in the laity and clergy are skeptical that Church hierarchy will take effective corrective action and are moving toward reforming the institution from the grass-roots level. According to long-time observers of the Church, June's conference of bishops arrived at no real solution to the decades-long problem of clerical abuse, providing only vague...