Ratzinger kept pedophile priest to aviod public scandal

«Consider the good of the Universal Church. We need more time to decide on this priest».

The Jewish Chief rabbis must stay away from Rome, and keep out of the pagan Roman Catholic religion.

In 1985, four years after a California priest and convicted child molester asked to be defrocked, his bishop pleaded with the future Pope Benedict XVI to remove the man from the priesthood. Then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger replied, urging caution.

«Consider the good of the Universal Church», Ratzinger wrote to Oakland Bishop John Cummins. «It is necessary for this Congregation to submit incidents of this sort to very careful consideration, which necessitates a longer period of time».

Two more years would pass before the Vatican acted on the Rev. Stephen Kiesle’s request to leave.

A copy of the letter, typewritten in Latin and signed by Ratzinger, was obtained by The Associated Press. It constitutes the strongest challenge yet to the Vatican’s insistence that Benedict played no role in blocking the removal of pedophile priests during his years as head of the Catholic Church’s doctrinal watchdog office.

The letter is part of years of correspondence beginning in 1981 between the diocese of Oakland and the Vatican about Kiesle, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanors involving child molestation in 1978.

The case then languished for four years at the Vatican before Ratzinger finally wrote to the Oakland bishop. It was two more years before Kiesle was removed. During that time he continued to do volunteer work with children through the church.

In the November 1985 letter, Ratzinger says the arguments for removing Kiesle were of «grave significance» but added that such actions required very careful review and more time. He also urged the bishop to provide Kiesle with «as much paternal care as possible» while awaiting the decision, according to a translation for AP by Professor Thomas Habinek, chairman of the University of Southern California Classics Department.

Kiesle, who married after leaving the priesthood, was arrested and charged in 2002 with 13 counts of child molestation from the 1970s. All but two were thrown out after the US Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a California law extending the statute of limitations.

Source: Associated Press

My comment:

During the reformation, Martin Luther came to the conclusion that the pope in Rome serves as an antichrist.

During the 500 years that have passed since the Reformation, it seems that nothing has changed. Based on the false teachings of Rome, there is no Holy Spirit present. And when God of the Bible is thrown out of the Vatican, than Satan is permitted to come and establish his throne.

5 thoughts on “Ratzinger kept pedophile priest to aviod public scandal

  1. The waves of accumulating scandal shaking the ramparts of roman catholic church will look a mere trifle compared to the ‘perfect storm’ that is shortly coming. For these growing, worldwide sexual scandals and endemic institutional corruption, having destroyed virtually any remaining ‘moral’ authority, while betraying thousands of children and the faithful, only reflect a far greater betrayal of humanity itself and is setting the stage for the ‘churches’ worst nightmare: the questioning of it’s very origins! And that has already started on the web. But not by any atheist ravings. We may very well come to ‘remember’ the church as two thousands years of accumulated hubris and theological self deception, retailing a counterfeit copy of revealed truth.

    On the horizon is an approaching religious and cultural furore so contentious, any clash of civilizations may have to wait. On one side, a manuscript titled: The Final Freedoms, against all the gravitas religious tradition can bring to bear.

    The first wholly new interpretation for 2000 years of the Gospel/moral teachings of Christ is on the web. Redefining all primary elements including Faith, the Word, Law, Baptism, the Trinity  and the Resurrection. This new teaching has nothing whatsoever to do with any existing religious conception known to history. It is unique in every respect. 

    And this new interpretation questions the validity and  origins of all Christian tradition, and   focusing specifically on marriage, love and human sexuality, it overturns all natural law ethics and theory. What science and religion have agreed was not possible, has now become all too inevitable.  At stake is the credibility of several thousand years of religious history and moral teaching, and will certainly impact other fields of intellectual inquiry.

    What first appears a counter intuitive challenge to the religious status quo is worth closer examination;  it carries within its pages ideas an ineffable wisdom which the theological history of religion either ignored, were unable to imagine or dismissed as impossible. An error of presumption which could now leave ‘tradition’ staring into the abyss and humble all secular, atheist  speculation. 

    Using a synthesis of scriptural material drawn from the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha , The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Nag Hammadi Library, and some of the world’s great poetry, just as in the beginning, it describes and teaches a single moral LAW, a single moral principle, and offers the promise of its own proof; one in which the reality of God responds directly to an act of perfect faith with a individual intervention into the natural world; ‘raising’ up the man,  correcting human nature by a change in natural law, altering biology, consciousness and human ethical perception beyond all natural evolutionary boundaries. Intended to be understood metaphorically, where ‘death’ is ignorance and ‘Life’ is knowledge,  this personal  experience of  transcendent power and moral purpose is the ‘Resurrection’, and justification for faith. Here, on a perfectly objective foundation of moral principle and virtue, true morality and ‘Life’ begins.

    Here then is the first ever viable religious conception capable of leading reason, by faith, to observable consequences which can be tested and judged. This new teaching delivers the first ever religious claim of insight into the human condition, that meets the Enlightenment criteria of verifiable and ‘extraordinary’ evidence  based truth embodied in action. For the first time in history, however unexpected, the world must now measure for itself, the reality of a new claim to revealed truth, a moral tenet not of human intellectual origin, offering access by faith, to absolute proof, an objective basis for moral principle and a fully rational and justifiable belief! 

    This is ‘religion’ without any of the conventional trappings of tradition. An individual, spiritual, virtue-ethical conception, independent of all cultural perception, contained within a single moral command and single Law that finds it’s expression of obedience within a new covenant of marriage. It requires no institutional framework or hierarchy, no churches or priest craft, no scholastic theological rational, dogma or doctrine, stripped of all myth  and ‘worship’ requires only conviction, faith and the necessary measure of self discipline to accomplish a new, single, moral imperative and the integrity and fidelity to the newly created reality.

    If confirmed and there appears both the means and a growing, concerted effort to test and authenticate this material, this will represent a paradigm change and advance in the moral and intellectual potential of human nature itself;  untangling the greatest  questions of human existence: consciousness, meaning, suffering, free will and evil. And at the same time addressing the most profound problems of our age.

    While every day, from every television screen, newspaper, radio and web, the limitations of mankind are becoming both obvious and ominous by the failure to successfully address and resolve the most pressing problems facing the modern world, threatening humanity and the earth itself,  with this revelation, we are offered a way out.

    Providing the ‘means to ends’  this new teaching is asking humanity, choose the future you prefer? The status quo, where existing religious traditions, mired in their own contradictions, corruption, hypocrisy and hocus-pocus, offer little but pretensions and divisiveness, and where existing political process can only feebly respond to the growing chaos of more war, terrorism, economic turmoil, environmental degradation, injustice, spin and whitewash, natural disaster, plague and pandemic; or learn to comprehend that human nature, prisoner to its evolutionary root, exists within fixed limits of understanding, and by taking new personal and moral responsibility, in a single change of mind, heart  and conduct, by faith, transcend those limits and blow the status quo strait to oblivion. 

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    1. Dear Robert.

      Shalom, and thanks for a long comment.

      My prayer is that the Catholics will not give up searching for the living Jesus. But rather listen to preachers who for a long time have had the guts to say that the «Jesus» of Rome is a dead copy-cat. «Jesus» of Rome is a Catholic Church invention, that exist outside of the Biblical knowledge of the Jewish Jesus, the Messiah sent to Earth to serve God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

      If the sex scandals around Ratzinger brings repentance and obedience to the Messiah, than praise Jesus. But many Roman Catholic will still refuse to repent, and keep on clinging to their idols of stone and wood. «Catholic Mary» is the pagan Queen of Heaven, who will take her followers down in the grave and eventually to the fire of Hell.

  2. If this new teaching of the Resurrection, a teaching where the living God himself confirms it by a direct intervention into the natural world, is verified in sufficient numbers, and I am one who is testing this new teaching within my own relationship, or I should say I am being tested by it, then the entire history and claims of Christianity, Judaism and Islam must be considered to be in error.

    1. Dear Robert.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site. I did not fully understood your message. But its true. God has done a directly intervention into the natural World, by sending His only begotten Son. He came to rebuke religious people, who had misunderstood the message from Moses and the prophets. God desire mercy, compassion and love. Not religious rituals, and human bondage to man made rules and regulations.

      Jesus the Messiah is the message. He is the way, and all other ways leads you astray. Read about Him, and do what pleases Him. Amen.

  3. the inventive of the roman empire,which invented jesus,a la carte,is not the true teachings of the jesus the christ….so I suggest to take a look in the nag hammadi jesus,where the true jesus is found..what jesus thought is universal jesus was also thought in india….his teaching was simple,you do not need establishments,….just seek thyself…where the origin dwells

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