Monday, June 11, 2012

Is Lack of Transparency Without Accountability a Moral Question Anymore?



Is Europe Too Corrupt to Save? Can Transparency cure the corruption endemic to the southern tier culture of Europe, a Catholic culture except for the Greeks?  Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy all good Catholic cultures with blind fascist obedience to a Leader or Dictator or a Pope being the historic cultural background.  This is not anti-Catholic where I am taking this but it is part of my background argument.

Can a lack of transparency be the reason why RC bishops protect pedophilia? The Pedo State (Penn State) child rape and child trafficking ring trial is under way in Pennsylvania just as the Monsignor Lynn Child Abuse trial has been sent to the jury, also in Pennsylvania.

I for one am not eager to hear any more adult male penis in child mouth or anus testimony in a secular case as opposed to a religious pedophile trial.  No doubt Bill Donohue at the “Catholic” League will regularly be reporting to us and mentioning to his drinking buddy Cardinal Dolan on the daily jury trial activities of secular Coach Sandusky at Penn State – actually no, Sandusky is a good Catholic adult male and has been recognized as such with awards from the likes of the Knights of Columbus etc. …. (Can’t go there? Librul eastern media? Right?) 

The nuns have shot back across the bough at the anti-female Vatican quest to sack the nuns' American real estate holdings through trumped up liberal, progressive humanist charges with a simple idea within their June one response to the boys in the Vatican:
“The board members raised concerns about both the content of the doctrinal assessment and the process by which it was prepared. Board members concluded that the assessment was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.”
"Transparency".  That’s the word Carl Anderson as board member of the Vatican Bank IOR (Institute for Religious Works) kept tossing around the librul press when their token part time consultant Gotti Tedeschi, President of the Vatican Bank, got sacrificed as a scapegoat(?) in the recent scandal over there.  

No transparency – real transparency – and European banks don’t want to deal with the Vatican Bank without a trustworthy rating regarding money laundering and terrorism funding.

If Carl Anderson ran his Knights of Columbus Insurance business like the Vatican Bank….(Let’s not go there.)

And let’s not forget – Too Big to Fail in America?

I keep running into the “T” word – TRANPARENCY – all over the web.  And the TRANPARENCY word seems not to have a SYNONYM like MORALITY.

TRANSPARENCY  -  just a word without an energy or force - MORALITY and or ACCOUNTABILITY

The secular world has broken away from the traditional superstitious world of religion in the west.  The west invented Christianity or remodeled Jesus stuff under Constantine in the fourth century and church fathers remodeled or plagiarized Aristotle, Plato and other concepts of morality from the pagan world.

Now that Christianity is on life support in the west, the most, best you can get in the public forum is a bunch of women hating closeted homosexuals running the RC church trying to preach morality without transparency or accountability in the day to day operations of the church. That and fundamentalist creationist political hack party evangelicals.

Businesses preach profit without morality and most importantly of all without transparency and definitely without any accountability whatsoever.

Government preaches democracy and law and order, verbal code words for morality, without transparency and or accountability for no-bid Bush Cheney type government contracts etc?

The simple truth is that a lot of corruption in western society lies with the separation of actions, any actions not tied to any transparency and or accountability.

That is why trillions have disappeared on Wall Street and nobody except Madoff is in prison.

Corruption equals Transparency minus Accountability minus Morality – all in the same category or all divorced from each other these days?

The end of western civilization as we have known it for thousands of years?

I give some credit for part of the idea of this article to the below article in Al Jazeera English which as an outsider  news agency of sorts is witnessing the meltdown of the West in mentioning some “Emperor Has No Clothes” observations ignored here in the west regarding the present Eurozone monetary crisis.

          Just how corrupt is Europe?                      
The warning comes in a new report that says poor governance contributed to financial and political scandals in almost every European country during 2011. 
Greece, Italy and Spain are listed as among the most corrupt countries on the continent. 
Political parties, businesses and the public sector are said to be the worst institutions for corruption, while electoral commissions and state auditors performed the best. 
The report named Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain – the eurozone's most financially-troubled nations – as having deeply-rooted problems in their public administrations where officials are not accountable for their actions. 
Political lobbying is also seen as a major cause for concern. Out of 25 European countries 19 have no regulations on political lobbying. 
Party funding, with the influence of lobbyists on decision-makers remaining veiled in secrecy, is seen as ripe for abuse by big businesses. The report says Europe's political parties must do more to make funding transparent.
(Like regulations on lobbying could really provide any protection from corruption? – Look at Washington DC as an example.)



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Vatican to Pay Taxes on its Commercial Properties in Italy




Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced the Vatican must pay taxes on non-religious property, from which it previously enjoyed an exemption. 
The annual cost could be up to 720m euros ($945m; £598m) according to municipal government bodies. 
Italy's Catholic Church has 110,000 properties, worth about 9bn euros.It includes shopping centres and a range of residential property. 
In December, the government reintroduced a tax paid by anyone who owns land or property in Italy - which the Church does not pay. 
But a growing wave of Italians are opposed to what they see as special privileges in the face of a tightening economy 
Following their government's latest austerity measure package, more than 130,000 people signed an online petition calling for the Church's tax exempt status to be revoked. 
Since 2005, church-run groups and organisations have not been classed as official commercial bodies and have been exempt from paying property tax. 
According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, tax authorities will calculate how much of a property is used purely for religious purposes and tax it proportionately. 
This means a church would remain exempt but a chapel which operates an hostel would pay tax accordingly.

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Drunken Brit Prime Minister Cameron Leaves 8 Year Old Daughter in Pub

Thatcher clone David Cameron

I love the way the conservative Prime Minister spins child abandonment.  It was a Country Pub like child molesters don't hang out in Country Pubs looking for abandoned kiddies.  Yeah Right.

His Body Guards forgot the little tyke as well. That's real bang for the taxpayers buck and the kind of protection that a mean spirited Conservative man, who has devastated the middle and working classes in Britain, deserves.

Pity his child and or electorate.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gFkaS-i9lqUUD7W5dvH3eXEHMC-A?docId=5f7230eb3f1b47968593beca40b23664

British Prime Minister David Cameron's office confirmed Monday that he accidentally left his 8-year-old daughter Nancy in a country pub after a family Sunday lunch. 
Officials said the incident happened "a couple of months ago," as the family was leaving the pub near Chequers, a country house prime ministers use while in office, west of London. 
Nancy had gone to the bathroom while Cameron and the rest of the family piled into two cars to drive back to the house. 
Cameron was travelling in one car with his bodyguards and assumed that she was in the other car with his wife Samantha and two other children. Samantha assumed Nancy was with her father, and they only realized she was missing when they got home.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bibi and Poldi call Quits to Marriage after 115 years

Breaking up is not hard to do.


Important news from Europe.  Bibi and Poldi, giant turtles, together for 115 years have suddenly decided to separate and no longer want to live together as man and wife.  No doubt marriage gets worn out a bit after a century or more.

Zoo management have called in animal experts to try and give the pair counselling - feeding them romantic good mood food and trying to get them to join in joint games - but so far without effect. Zoo boss Helga Happ said: "We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore." 
Bibi and Poldi have been a pair since before anyone alive today can remember - they have been together at the Austrian zoo in Klagenfurt for 36 years and before that they lived at Basel zoo in Switzerland. 
Zoo boss Helga added: "They are both 115 years old - they have been together since they were young and grew up together, eventually becoming a pair.




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Go Humans Go



Go humans go

Catholic Bishops Fascist Agenda - When Pigs Fly - LOL

When pigs fly?


USCCB - American Catholic Bishop's Secret Fascist Agenda - when pigs fly.


LOL




(with thanks to Dave)
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Secular Liberty being Attacked by Religious Liberty - Bill Donohue - “Catholic” League

Give me Secular Liberty or give me Death!


With Dolan away on vacation in Ireland, William Donohue over at Catholic League can relax, get a pedicure, toe paint and write the odd interview piece about women not fit to be nuns, the usual bully he-man woman haters club stuff he and the Cardinal famously get off on.

FOKS NEWS, fairly unbalanced is complaining that the librul press is ignoring Catholic Institutions suing the Negro Administration over forcing healthcare on its employees who are happy to live in the fourteenth century under the wisdom, love and guidance of the Medieval Bishops Guild or USCCB.

But seriously folks, "Big Bill" Donohue, over at the "Catholic" League, is trying to use Secular events to gauge and justify Timmy Dolan’s Bonus program for Pedophiles in Milwaukee which was definitely religious in origin and not secular. 

Secular is not Religious! Religious cannot be Secular.

One has to wonder what sort of cash has already been paid out in bonuses to perverts using the bottomless resources of the Archdiocese of New York with the New York City News Media afraid to print any truth about the local Prince Bishop since hick from the sticks (Milwaukee) Timmy arrived in the big city.

None of these incidents—and there are hundreds like them—will ever get the goat of those taking cheap shots at Cardinal Dolan. He inherited a big problem from the disgraced Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, and did what he could to correct matters. Moreover, unlike public school employers, he didn’t grant lifetime salaries and benefits to suspected offenders. He should be commended, not condemned, for doing so.
You cannot use secular standards to justify your crimes against humanity cover up in Milwaukee without it being a direct attack of my “Secular Liberty” being trampled on by the jack boots of “Religious Liberty” and its proponents, paid for sycophant media stooges like Bill Donohue.

Give me Secular Liberty or give me death!

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Lion's Monument - Lucerne Switzerland - Cedric Tornay



Monument to the Swiss Guards who have been killed in the line of duty over time.  Like Cedric Tornay.




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Cardinal Timmy Dolan: Like Obama is like “Strangling” my Meal Ticket Fat Cat Catholic Church

Where is my free lunch, I mean tax free religious Lasagna?

Lately, most articles in the media, MSM, are censored on any news of this latest Vatican Banking, Spying or Child Abuse scandals  by having no comments following the articles on the Internet. I had to dig real hard to find comments, honest first amendment comments, against the FAT CAT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Here below is an article and some comments.

Cardinal Dolan and his Fat Cat Catholic Cronies are suppressing my “Secular Liberty” by crowding out the so-called public media space in the Virtual American Town Square with their lazy fast ass religious liberty bullshit.


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Another blowhard who's making the Catholic Church incredibly irrelevant to today's modern world.

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”We’re like, wait a minute, when did the government get in the business of defining for us the extent of our ministry?”. 

When you agreed to take public financing!

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The church's position that marriage and sex must be open to procreation reduces human beings to brood cattle. It demeans marriage and sex. 

The only strangler of the Catholic Church is the Catholic Church. They worry about children not yet conceived while covering up the abuse of thousands of children for centuries.

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Dolan is much, much crazier than I was expecting when he was appointed. Should have known, I guess, considering who appointed him.

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As a fallen away Catholic who left the Church nearly 30 years ago because I considered its stand on contraception then to be a fraud, I'm glad to see I've been vindicated. 

The Bishops had no Biblical evidence for their stand against birth control then or now...except that it gives women and families control over their own lives and makes faith a more personal thing to seek. It truly helps one to be Born Again as an adult. We are not children.
It's not the President's fault but their own sin of pride that is the problem. 

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Scathing condemnation of the sexual abuse of minors by members of the Catholic clergy, and of the inadequacy, negligence, cowardice, and perhaps even criminal inaction of members of the hierarchy in response to the scandal is well deserved, and not evidence of anti-Catholic bigotry.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gotti Tedeschi, Vatican Banker, is a Dead Man Walking? – Institute for Religious Works

Blackfriars Bridge London.  Where all Vatican Bankers eventually go.

If history repeats itself, and it is likely to, the lay man outsider Gotti Tedeschi, former head of the Vatican Bank is an apparent dead man, doomsday dossier or not.

His leaving his sacking meeting at the Vatican Bank before it was finished no doubt gave him a few minutes to escape the Vatican before being arrested by the Swiss Guards.  He is no doubt just another scapegoat for all the corruption at the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), same as Roberto Calvi before him.  Cardinals don’t commit crimes, money launder or go to jail for money laundering. Pity.

The IOR was founded in 1942 by Pius XII to sort through and make profit from all the Nazi gold being funneled through the Vatican Bank from all over Europe, money laundering, before being presented to the rest of the world as legitimate funds through "religious works".
From the Internet 2010:
Vatican City – This is no ordinary bank: The ATMs are in Latin. Priests use a private entrance. A life-size portrait of Pope Benedict XVI hangs on the wall. 
Nevertheless, the Institute for Religious Works is a bank, and it’s under harsh new scrutiny in a case involving money-laundering allegations that led police to seize euro23 million ($30 million) in Vatican assets in September. Critics say the case shows that the “Vatican Bank” has never shed its penchant for secrecy and scandal. 
The Vatican calls the seizure of assets a “misunderstanding” and expresses optimism it will be quickly cleared up. But court documents show that prosecutors say the Vatican Bank deliberately flouted anti-laundering laws “with the aim of hiding the ownership, destination and origin of the capital.” The documents also reveal investigators’ suspicions that clergy may have acted as fronts for corrupt businessmen and Mafia. 
The documents pinpoint two transactions that have not been reported: one in 2009 involving the use of a false name, and another in 2010 in which the Vatican Bank withdrew euro650,000 ($860,000) from an Italian bank account but ignored bank requests to disclose where the money was headed. 
The new allegations of financial impropriety could not come at a worse time for the Vatican, already hit by revelations that it sheltered pedophile priests. The corruption probe has given new hope to Holocaust survivors who tried unsuccessfully to sue in the United States, alleging that Nazi loot was stored in the Vatican Bank. 
Yet the scandal is hardly the first for the centuries-old bank. In 1986, a Vatican financial adviser died after drinking cyanide-laced coffee in prison. Another was found dangling from a rope under London’s Blackfriars Bridge in 1982, his pockets stuffed with money and stones. The incidents blackened the bank’s reputation, raised suspicions of ties with the Mafia, and cost the Vatican hundreds of millions of dollars in legal clashes with Italian authorities. 
On Sept. 21, financial police seized assets from a Vatican Bank account at the Rome branch of Credito Artigiano SpA. Investigators said the Vatican had failed to furnish information on the origin or destination of the funds as required by Italian law.
The bulk of the money, euro20 million ($26 million), was destined for JP Morgan in Frankfurt, with the remainder going to Banca del Fucino. 
Prosecutors alleged the Vatican ignored regulations that foreign banks must communicate to Italian financial authorities where their money has come from. All banks have declined to comment. 
In another case, financial police in Sicily said in late October that they uncovered money laundering involving the use of a Vatican Bank account by a priest in Rome whose uncle was convicted of Mafia association. 
Authorities say some euro250,000 euros, illegally obtained from the regional government of Sicily for a fish breeding company, was sent to the priest by his father as a “charitable donation,” then sent back to Sicily from a Vatican Bank account using a series of home banking operations to make it difficult to trace. 
The prosecutors’ office stated in court papers last month that while the bank has expressed a “generic and stated will” to conform to international standards, “there is no sign that the institutions of the Catholic church are moving in that direction.” It said its investigation had found “exactly the opposite.” 
Legal waters are murky because of the Vatican’s special status as an independent state within Italy. This time, Italian investigators were able to move against the Vatican Bank because the Bank of Italy classifies it as a foreign financial institution operating in Italy. However, in one of the 1980s scandals, prosecutors could not arrest then-bank head Paul Marcinkus, an American archbishop, because Italy’s highest court ruled he had immunity. 
Marcinkus, who died in 2006 and always proclaimed his innocence, was the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s character Archbishop Gilday in Godfather III.
The Vatican has pledged to comply with EU financial standards and create a watchdog authority. Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of “Vatican SpA,” a 2009 book outlining the bank’s shady dealings, said it’s possible the Vatican is serious about coming clean, but he isn’t optimistic. 
“I don’t trust them,” he said. “After the previous big scandals, they said ‘we’ll change’ and they didn’t. It’s happened too many times.” 
He said the structure and culture of the institution is such that powerful account-holders can exert pressure on management, and some managers are simply resistant to change. 
The list of account-holders is secret, though bank officials say there are some 40,000-45,000 among religious congregations, clergy, Vatican officials and lay people with Vatican connections. 
The bank chairman is Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, also chairman of Banco Santander’s Italian operations, who was brought in last year to bring the Vatican Bank in line with Italian and international regulations. Gotti Tedeschi has been on a very public speaking tour extolling the benefits of a morality-based financial system. 
“He went to sell the new image … not knowing that inside, the same things were still happening,” Nuzzi said. “They continued to do these transfers without the names, not necessarily in bad faith, but out of habit.” 
It doesn’t help that Gotti Tedeschi himself and the bank’s No. 2 official, Paolo Cipriani, are under investigation for alleged violations of money-laundering laws. They were both questioned by Rome prosecutors on Sept. 30, although no charges have been filed. 
In his testimony, Gotti Tedeschi said he knew next to nothing about the bank’s day-to-day operations, noting that he had been on the job less than a year and only works at the bank two full days a week. 
According to the prosecutors’ interrogation transcripts obtained by AP, Gotti Tedeschi deflected most questions about the suspect transactions to Cipriani. Cipriani in turn said that when the Holy See transferred money without identifying the sender, it was the Vatican’s own money, not a client’s. 
Gotti Tedeschi declined a request for an interview but said by e-mail that he questioned the motivations of prosecutors. In a speech in October, he described a wider plot against the church, decrying “personal attacks on the pope, the facts linked to pedophilia (that) still continue now with the issues that have seen myself involved.” 
As the Vatican proclaims its innocence, the courts are holding firm. An Italian court has rejected a Vatican appeal to lift the order to seize assets. 
The Vatican Bank was founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII to manage assets destined for religious or charitable works. The bank, located in the tower of Niccolo V, is not open to the public, but people who use it described the layout to the AP. 
Top prelates have a special entrance manned by security guards. There are about 100 staffers, 10 bank windows, a basement vault for safe deposit boxes, and ATMs that open in Latin but can be accessed in modern languages. In another concession to modern times, the bank recently began issuing credit cards. 
In the scandals two decades ago, Sicilian financier Michele Sindona was appointed by the pope to manage the Vatican’s foreign investments. He also brought in Roberto Calvi, a Catholic banker in northern Italy.
Sindona’s banking empire collapsed in the mid-1970s and his links to the mob were exposed, sending him to prison and his eventual death from poisoned coffee. Calvi then inherited his role. 
Calvi headed the Banco Ambrosiano, which collapsed in 1982 after the disappearance of $1.3 billion in loans made to dummy companies in Latin America. The Vatican had provided letters of credit for the loans. 
Calvi was found a short time later hanging from scaffolding on Blackfriars Bridge, his pockets loaded with 11 pounds of bricks and $11,700 in various currencies. After an initial ruling of suicide, murder charges were filed against five people, including a major Mafia figure, but all were acquitted after trial. 
While denying wrongdoing, the Vatican Bank paid $250 million to Ambrosiano’s creditors.
Both the Calvi and Sindona cases remain unsolved.
 Source: Associated Press, December 2010


Follow the money.

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ODESSA Nazi Connection to the Vatican Bank? – Financing the Fourth Reich?



This Vatican banking scandal has too many loose ends. Former President of the Vatican Bank Gotti Tedeschi has compiled a doomsday dossier in case his body gets found mysteriously hanging from a bridge in London.

Banco Ambrosiano, a Vatican as stock holder controlled bank, went belly up in 1982 made $1.5 billion in phony loans and or legitimate loans to dummy corporations in South America. "God's Banker" Roberto Calvi, President of Banco Ambrosiano, his body was found hanging from the Blackfriars Bridge in London shortly thereafter.  

In the present scandal and coverup of money laundering and corruption in the Vatican Bank, the Vice President Ronaldo Schmitz of the Vatican Bank wanted Tedeschi out.  Ronaldo Schmitz claims to have been born in Brazil.  What did it cost his parents to forge those documents?  Etc. Like the priests and nuns, working under unofficial orders of Pius XII, that forged Vatican visas or issued outright legitimate ones for SS Nazi officers to escape to South America, could not like forge a Brazilian birth certificate as well?

I smell a rat, like the O.D.E.S.S.A. possibly operating here with the Vatican bank in the middle of a second generation of Nazis trying to establish the Fourth Reich with the help of Benedict XVI?  Gotta pay back the players that put that tiara on your head? Right Joe?

Sounds totally plausible for a nonfiction novel?

The ODESSA, from the German Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, meaning “Organization of Former SS Members,” is believed to have been an international Nazi network set up toward the end of World War II by a group of SS officers. The purpose of the ODESSA was to establish and facilitate secret escape routes, later known as ratlines, to allow SS members to avoid their capture and prosecution for war crimes. Most of those fleeing out of Germany and Austria were helped to South America and the Middle East.
Ronaldo Hermann Schmitz (* October 30 1938 in Porto Alegre , Brazil ) is a German managers. 
After high school in Rio de Janeiro from 1958-1962 Schmitz studied at the University of Cologne Business Administration and Economics. In 1965 he received his doctorate there and earned an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau . 
In the same year appeared in the Schmitz German trust company a year or two later, he joined BASF to Ludwigshafen . In 1980 he was in the Board appointed by BASF. When he is not the successor to the 1989 CEO Hans Albers was, he joined in 1990 as General Manager for Deutsche Bank, with its former spokesman, Alfred Herrhausen he was acquainted. In 1991 he joined the board of the bank one...
The board dismissed Ettore Gotti Tedeschi on May 24, a day before Vatican police arrested Pope Benedict XVI's butler for allegedly leaking sensitive papal documents to the press in an apparently unrelated case. 
Ahead of the board meeting, according to letters in the daily Il Fatto Quotidiano that could not be independently verified, the bank's vice president Ronaldo Schmitz threatened to resign if Gotti Tedeschi was not dismissed. 
Gotti Tedeschi "does not have the necessary qualities to guide the Institute," Schmitz wrote in the letter, referring to the bank's official name, the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR under its Italian acronym. 
"He has aggravated the situation with his inertia and his lack of loyalty towards staff and lack of transparency to the board," Schmitz said, addressing himself to the Vatican's powerful Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone. 
"I am confident that Your Eminence will immediately end president Gotti's mandate. I do not want to continue to serve with Gotti Tedeschi. I will present my resignation by the end of May 2012 if he is not dismissed," Schmitz wrote. 
His comments were backed up by Carl Anderson, another board member, who said: "I have reached the conclusion, after much prayer and reflection, that Gotti Tedeschi is no longer able to guide the Institute in difficult times.

( I could not write fiction stranger than the real spies, bankers and corruption stuff going on now with the Vatican and the USCCB. )

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Vatican Bank IOR Scandal Continues – Mafia Backlash Feared – Gotti Tedeschi

Old banking habits at Vatican Bank IOR are hard to break. 



Ettore Gotti Tedeschi feared for his life because his efforts to crack down on alleged money laundering and making the bank's operations more transparent had targeted accounts held by mafia godfathers, the Italian media reported. 
The banker was preparing to send a copy of a dossier of letters, emails and other documents that he had compiled to Monsignor Georg Ganswein, one of Benedict XVI's two private secretaries. 
He had also requested a private audience with the Pope a few days before he was ousted by the board of the bank on May 24 after three years at the helm of the institution. 
He left instructions with his secretary to send two other copies to a lawyer and to a prominent Italian journalist, with notes saying that if anything happened to him, the explanation would be found within the documents. 
The secret dossier consisted of 47 binders of documents, including some which related to Mr Gotti Tedeschi's efforts to convince Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state and de facto prime minister, of the need to clean up the bank's activities so that the city state could join an international "white list" of financially transparent countries.

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Tornay and Estermann – Victims of Papal Politics and Abuses of Power? – Opus Dei

Cedric Tornay's Medal

Considering my timeline piece and the possible real connection of John Paul IIs rehabilitation of Cardinal Rigali back into JPIIs power circle, the response tells me that there is a worldwide hunger to find out about the possible faked “suiciding” of Cedric Tornay, the Swiss Guard scapegoat caught up in the greater politics of Free Masonry and Opus Dei within the ranks of the little people in the Vatican surrounding the Papal Monarchy.

One thing begins to emerge from reading.  That many young professionals are recruited by secret organizations such as the P2 Italian Masons and Opus Dei to spy on their superiors. They are often asked by important clerics such as bishops and cardinals to do this in the name of some greater glory of faith.  The truth is that pawns in these spying operations get rewarded with promotions or murdered or even arrested like the pope’s butler Paolo Gabriele, himself a member of the Communion and Liberation Catholic cult that surrounds the pope much like the late paranoid American billionaire Howard Hughes surrounded himself only with an army of Mormon bodyguards.

The power brokers are spying on each other in the Vatican in order to perpetuate power in the next papal election.  It is important that the next election delivers the right results.  Otherwise a lot of cronies backing the wrong horse will have to pay back a lot of Vatican Bank interest free loans on day one of a new hostile papacy of some other party.

Considering how Cardinal Rigali got rehabilitated and is now still actively serving on committees in the Vatican, the death of Alois Estermann, his wife, and Cedric Tornay is an important example of power politics played out in the lives of many, many victims, not unlike two million abused Catholic children over the last fifty years within the RCC.
 
And if you look at Rigali’s protégés, Monsignor Lynn of Philadelphia Child Endangerment fame, Opus Dei Bishop Finn in Kansas City and Predophile Bribe/Bonus payer Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City in this one big Circle Jerk of power and abuse of power in the RCC, you see how unstable and sad the world has become on the global stage because of the cesspool of power in the Vatican and its extended power games worldwide.

From the Internet on Cedric Tornay:
...Neither version fit for Muguette Baudat. She noticed numerous discrepancies in her son’s last letter to her (released by the Vatican) and concluded the letter was either doctored or a forgery. When Tornay’s body was flown to Switzerland for the final funeral, Baudat literally stole the body from a Swiss morgue to have a second autopsy done by Dr. Thomas Crompecher, professor of forensic medicine at the University of Lausanne. Based on his conclusions, Baudat retained Luc Brossolet and Jacques Verges, the two French lawyers who had defended Slobodan Milosevic before the World Court at the Hague. At a press conference her lawyers released a seventy-five page report that disputed the Vatican’s version of the murders and asked for a new investigation. 
Brossolet and Verges claimed the second autopsy contradicted the Vatican’s conclusions on several points. First, Tornay’s service pistol used 9 millimeter bullets, but the exit wound in his skull measured 7 millimeters. Second, Tornay apparently suffered a fracture of a cranium bone, which was not on the bullet’s trajectory. His lungs contained a large amount of blood and saliva which could not have been caused by suicide, but could have been caused by internal bleeding due to blows on the head before he died. Third, the Vatican’s claim that Tornay had an egg-sized tumor in his head (which supported the “fit of madness” conclusion) was contradicted by the second autopsy, which found no tumor.The report also noted that Tornay’s front teeth were broken off, as if a gun had been forced into his mouth. Finally, graphologists and psychologists who examined Tornay’s final letter to his mother have also concluded the letter is a forgery. 
Despite these discrepancies, which may or may not be explainable within the Vatican’s or John Follain’s theories of how the murders were committed, the Vatican has thus far refused to reopen the investigation. Baudat’s lawyers are not accredited by the Vatican City State, so they have no standing to be heard. Brossolet and Verges tried to get accreditation, but were told by the president of the Vatican Appellate Court that “The case is closed.“ Baudat and her lawyers appealed to the pope, but there is no indication they have received a reply. It seems the mystery will remain unsolved for the foreseeable future. 
Alois Estermann’s predecessor, former Guard Commander Roland Buchs, gave a speech at Tornay’s funeral in Switzerland that Cardinal Sodano refused to allow him to say at the Vatican funeral. After noting that Tornay was well regarded by his fellow guards, and that “his first step as a young adult was to put himself at the service of the Church,” Buchs strayed from the Vatican story line even further by saying: 
”His act remains mysterious. Who can understand his last gesture? At this tragic time, may ’whys’ and ’wherefores’ remain in suspense…many questions remain unanswered. I think that God knows the real truth, and the precise reasons behind this tragedy. 
The last words will be given to Cedric Tornay’s mother. After attending her son’s funeral in Rome she remarked, “It struck me that the Vatican smelled of death.”
 
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Man-Up Timmy Dolan ! – Take It to the Streets with your Catholic Refusenik (Cath-nik) Religious Paranoia


Man-Up Timmy!

The blood of the martyrs from the Cristero War, the secular government against the clergy in 1920s Mexico, calls out to Cardinal Dolan to move more decisively now.  Every true Catholic must be ready to be martyred in a noble cause such as this. Yeah right. Go for it.

Current meme running through the Net is for He-Men Catholic Leaders like Cardinal Dolan to Man-up in their Catholic Refusenik stance on health care via the back door stealth approach against female healthcare and contraception medications and the threat to shut down 90% taxpayer funded “Catholic Charities”.

Man Up button (right) courtesy of the Book of Mormon gift site.  Mormons set the trends these days and the Cath-niks follow?

Here is what your own Cath-niks are writing about you and your refusal to grow a pair and take Obama and his illegitimate Kenyan Government (code for Negro President) on in the Streets.

http://www.jillstanek.com/2012/06/bishops-need-to-man-up/

Listen, you fools. YOU DON’T SHUT ANYTHING DOWN. You keep going exactly as you have been, and you force those dirty rotten SOBs to literally storm your hospitals and shut YOU down at gunpoint. And I’m not kidding.

Make them physically shut down your hospital by dragging you out at gunpoint. Make them physically shut down your schools. Make them shut down your university by force because you won’t cover abortions in your student health plan. Make them physically shut down your soup kitchens. Make them shut down your adoption agencies because you won’t hand a baby boy over to two men who like to jam various and sundry body parts up each others’ rectums.

In other words, STAND AND FIGHT.

"Every true Catholic must be ready to be martyred in a noble cause such as this."
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Some Days...

courage


Some days
are too long
for courage;

most nights
are too short
for dreams.

dream



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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

No Dolan-style Charity from the Vatican to Nuns who Talk about Shhh! (sex) – Sister Margaret Farley



The Vatican is attacking a retired theologian nun, Sister Margaret Farley, for her book on human sexuality published in 2006.

At Amazon.Com: 

Just Love: a Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics," by Sister Margaret Farley


Can’t have women let alone nuns define what the Vatican Penis Cult is only allowed to define in what to do with your naughty parts etc. 

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Taking on the Council of Trent and a church that has taken a stand against pleasure, Farley asserts that procreation is not the only reason couples should have sex. 
Fruitfulness need not "refer only to the conceiving of children," she writes. "It can refer to multiple forms of fruitfulness in love of others, care for others, making the world a better place for others" rather than just succumbing to "an egoisme a deux." (“Love is a selfishness of two.”) 
The Vatican showed no mercy to the Sister of Mercy, proclaiming that "the deliberate use of the sexual faculty" outside of marriage or procreation, or on one's own, is wrong; that homosexual sex acts are "deviant," and that marriages are by and large indissoluble. Farley issued a statement that she did not intend for the book to be an expression or criticism of current official Catholic teaching, and academics and the head of her order rushed to her defense. 
This latest ignoble fight with a noble nun adds to the picture of a Catholic Church in a permanent defensive crouch, steeped in Borgia-like corruption and sexual scandals, lashing out at anyone who notes the obvious: They have lost track of right and wrong. 
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York blasted The New York Times after Laurie Goodstein wrote that, as the archbishop of Milwaukee in 2003, he authorized payments of up to $20,000 to sexually abusive priests "as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood." 
Dolan insisted through a spokesman that it was "charity," not "payoffs." But if you were the parent of a boy abused by a priest who went away with 20,000 bucks, maybe "charity" is not the word that would come to mind.Its crisis has made the church cruel. The hierarchy should read Farley's opprobrium against adults harming vulnerable children and adolescents by sexually exploiting them; respect for the individual and requirement of free consent, she says, mean that rape, violence and pedophilia against unwilling victims are never justified. 
"Seduction and manipulation of persons who have limited capacity for choice because of immaturity, special dependency, or loss of ordinary power, are ruled out," she writes. 
If only the church could muster that kind of clarity, rather than Dolan-style "charity." 

Communion and Liberation Cult and its Part in Vatileaks Scandal

CL emblem.  Roadmap to confusion?

It is amazing to see the proliferation of Catholic Cults within the Pagan Catholic Sect of Christianity.

Everybody and his brother (not sister) is vying for a piece of the power pie and gelt in establishing little fascist cults demanding obedience to a leader and belief in medieval Pagan Catholocism.  


The difference between Catholicism and Protestantism these days would seem to be that Catholics have faith in things, objects, leaders, while Protestants spend a great deal more time with moral concepts and the teachings of Jesus as a means to live life and communicate with the Creator. 

Opus Dei, Legion of Christ and now the Communion and Liberation RC cult.

BTW, the Lay women, not nuns, and the arrested papal Butler Paolo Gabriele, all part of the inner sactum of Benedict’s private papal apartment world are members of the Communion and Liberation cult – Moonies by any other name.


CL describes its charism by focusing on three dimensions:
1.   the wonder of the Incarnation, an enthusiasm for it and a recognition of its reasonableness (Intelligent  Design?)
2.   the affirmation that Jesus of Nazareth is a present event in a sign of communion (Transubstantiation – Magic Bread)
3.   only in his presence can man be truer and mankind be truly more human. (Creationist Sociology pseudo-science?)

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Loren Eiseley - Making a Difference - Quote


“While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one." I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.”

― Loren Eiseley


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The Great Heretic - John Paul II - the anti-People of God - CIA/KGB Pope

The Great Helmsman contemplates chemical formulas.

The Great Heretic and or the Great Hypocrite?  A man of great personal ambition, not faith, and the Poles want to make him a saint.  Polish joke somewhere in there.

One has to remember the Rockstar with his fawning masses of media groupies all trying to photograph him and write stories of the Great Helmsman steering a PC course against the Evil Soviet Union in that insane invented neo-con era of the “cold war”.

But what the majority of the People of God, the Church sees now is a neo-con seizure of that present Church of theology and assets and in direct reversal of Vatican II in General Wojtyla's “Reform of the Reform” and the present retreat into Medievalism under JPII and his fellow, former Nazi sympathizer successor Benedict XVI.

In the matter of the KGB assassination attempt on JPII because of his full swing and cooperation with the West and the CIA war on Moscow, his place in history is held together with paper, glue and Public Relations pubic hair. Nobody got a promotion to Bishop in cold war Poland without cooperating with the KGB - a fact of life. That and the present junta in power in Vatican City, stabbing all good men and women of faith in the back, as the last of the Vatican gold is shipped to Beijing for investment in Chinese slave factories.

The current Vatican meltdown has Secretary of State Bertone doing all in his power to rig the next papal election with the elevation of many to cardinal status, bought votes similar to those of mediocre cookie cutter minded stooges like American Cardinals Dolan and Burke, for a hand selected Neo-Con successor in the very near future.

One seems to forget John Paul’s invitation to Britain at the behest of the fascist minded Margaret Thatcher Government in May 1982 only to have John Paul II fly over to the fascist Junta in Argentina to give succor to fellow fascists and pretend to be a peace maker in the Falklands War.

I am reminded on how what a total creep and massive personal friend John Paul II was of the Pedophile King Father Marcial Maciel of the Legion of Christ anti-human cult within the RCC sect of Christianity.  The Pedophile King could not be $topped by John Paul II, would not be stopped when the bottom line spreadsheet had impressive  numbers of seminarians in makeshift seminaries in the third world filling up with the poor looking for lifetime meal ticket “celibate” employment (quantity, not quality). This meant more for personal power and prestige than that of the true Spirit of the Church.

Pedophile King Marcial Maciel and King of the Vatican JPII


WHEN POPE JOHN PAUL II died in April 2005, historian William M. Johnston used the term "Kafkaesque" to describe the flavour of the pontificate that had just ended. He argued that the late pope had governed the Catholic Church using Soviet-style techniques. Just as the comparatively small group of Communist Party loyalists had supervised, controlled and intimidated the wider Soviet bureaucracy, so too the Vatican curia in Rome had supervised, controlled and intimidated theologians and bishops in their dioceses around the world. And, said Johnston, this enforced conformity to the party line got tighter as you moved further up in the hierarchy, though it gradually loosened lower down. The result was a system in which priests and nuns were often very outspoken, but bishops were forced to remain silent. …An outback bishop who gets around in an ordinary suit and tie rather than a clerical collar and episcopal purple, Bill Morris, 68, comes across as modest, thoughtful, decent and practical. At one time he was secretary to former Archbishop of Brisbane, Frank Rush, and later parish priest of the Gold Coast, before being appointed Bishop of Toowoomba in 1993. His dismissal for "defective pastoral leadership" is an irony given his reputation as one of the most pastoral-minded of all the Australian bishops. To offer a single example, in 2009 he sacked the principal of a Toowoomba Catholic primary school and two Catholic Education officials for failing to report to the police an early complaint from one of 13 schoolgirls aged 9 and 10 who were sexually abused by a teacher. The teacher was later sentenced to 10 years in jail.

That the bottom line for the sacking of Bishop Bill Morris of Toowoomba in Australia was his willingness to hand over a sex abuse case involving a Catholic school teacher over to the cops. Something no American bishop and any RC bishop worldwide seems capable of doing.


That if anything is evident in the present Vatileaks scandal of the Ratzinger/Bertone Regime is that money, greed, embezzlement, bribery, blackmail and oral and anal sex among celibate seminarians, priests and bishops is the only way to get a head in the Vatican Whore House of politics. It is not what you know - it is who you blow - it would seem to be in papal politics these days

And John Paul II paved that way for power over love in the RCC of today. Thanks to the Great Heretic.


Sad. Truly truly sad to witness.

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