Friday, June 22, 2012

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said. "They failed to realize that the church is its people."

Worth repeating.

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said.

"They failed to realize that the church is its people."


Cardinal Rigali Under Boss Monsignor Lynn Found Guilty in Philly

Monsignor William Lynn and Cardinal Justin "Big Frank" Rigali

Monsignor Lynn, under boss of the Cardinals Rigali and Bevilacqua regimes, has been found guilty of the charge of Child Endangerment in the Philadelphia Archdiocese Child Abuse Trial.

Prosecutors alleged that Lynn, who supervised hundreds of priests, helped cover-up child sex abuse, often by transferring priests to new parishes.
He is now the highest-ranking US Roman Catholic official convicted in connection in a wider scandal.
Child sex abuse cases across Roman Catholic churches in the US have cost billions in settlements, driving some US dioceses into bankruptcy.
The jury deliberated for 13 days but was unable to deliver a verdict against a co-defendant, Rev James Brennan, accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy....
As secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004, Lynn was in charge of supervising about 800 priests in the Philadelphia archdiocese, including investigating sex abuse claims.
Lynn told parishes with suspected predators that their priests were being removed for health reasons and then sent the men to unsuspecting churches, prosecutors said.
Defence lawyers argued that Lynn alone tried to document the complaints, to get priests into treatment and to alert higher Church officials to the growing crisis.
Central to but physically absent from the case was Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who ran the archdiocese.


Random Act of Kindness – Rio de Janeiro

12. This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.


Knights of Columbus – Tax Free Catholic Cult – Fronting a Multi-Billion Dollar Insurance Company

K of C Fish Fry - Tax Free Cash for Charity and the Vatican Bank?

Bishop Lori, Chaplain of a tax free 501(c)(8) “fraternal organization” that does not have to pay taxes on:
…their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, the Order often refers to itself as the "strong right arm of the Church". The Order's insurance program has more than $80 billion of life insurance policies in force, backed up by $15.5 billion in assets, and holds the highest insurance ratings given by A. M. Best and the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association, though Standard & Poor's downgraded the program to AA+ in August 2011.
Tax free American dollars that:
The Order funded the first renovation of the fa├žade of St. Peter's Basilica in over 350 years. (your siphoned off tax dollars at work)

Charity begins at home or St. Peter’s Square.  The Knights distribute over $150 million in “charity” annually like its construction project in Rome. (No bid contracts to Bertone's crony family?)

Of course all this fraternal organization stuff started with the immigrants and no government social safety nets.  Life insurance was the only guarantee that your family might eat on a regular basis after you died back in the good old days…

But that was a century and more ago. Now you can get IRAs and a 401(k)? through this catholic fraternal order/financial services company, structured on a management level much like the Masons with its secret ritual ceremonies, exclusion of women from first class membership in the organization, and various degrees of rank. The Catholic Masons?

And the organization is protected from that mean old putty tat government by its tax status.

The cult part is over a million members doing volunteer community service work to qualify the organization as a fraternal group, the members not being paid and let's not forget to mention the low paying, few benefits, female jobs processing the insurance end of the tax scam.

Bishop Lori and his Fortnight of Freedom campaign is organized around the K of C membership in 15,000 councils nationwide including the infamous college council 1477 organizing other groups on campus and working so hard to snub Obama at Notre Dame in 2009.

Of course, the Knights are not funding political activities in Bishop Lori’s and the USCCB’s two week rant against Obamacare and if the local bonfires of the bishops’ vanities with Bishop Lori's GOP political activities take place at Knights of Columbus weekly Steak Frys or Fish Frys for “charity” it is only coincidence. Yeah right. LOL

Cult. Cult. Cult. Cash. Cash. Cash. (Tax Free. Tax Free. Tax Free.)

And one other thing.  The Knights of Columbus Insurance/Tax Free Cash Machine is joined I believe at the hip to the Vatican Bank.

As for Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, regarding his salary running K of C, I see this figure quoted on the Internet as $1,167,721. annual which was originally posted in 2008. That I don't think includes the Limo, Jet, Villa in Rome, which leads to a question only the pope knows. What is Carl Anderson's other salary as one the four board members overseeing the Vatican Bank? And is there any conflict of interest involved?

Have a nice day.

Vatican Bank West? New Haven, Connecticut