Why does the secular Media ignore Teacher abuse crisis?
Saturday, August 26th, 2006
Did you know that John Karr was a teacher. He is he one much in the news now regarding the murder suspect of the child, JonBenet Ramsey ten years ago. Why is the secular Media not publicizing the great number of abuses of children in public schools? A draft report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, in compliance with President Bush’s 2002 “No Child Left Behind” act found teacher molestation in public schools affect between 6% and 10% of public school children across the country who have been sexually abused or harassed by school employees and teachers. The report estimated that in California alone 422,000 public school students would be victims of sexual misconduct by educators before graduation. Charol Shakeshaft was the Hofstra University scholar who prepared the federal report and she spoke about it to Education Week when it was released saying, “So, we think the Catholic Church has a problem?” She added: “The physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.”
Granted even one abuse by a priest would be tragic as it affects horribly the victim and is a betrayal before God, the Church, one’s vows, etc. At the same time the Media could not get it straight. It kept speaking of pedophilia. The Church had no pedophilia priest problem, it was rather homosexual predation. The public scandal was a blessing in disguise for the Church to be purified and remove from the active ranks of the clergy any priest or Church worker so guilty.
There are hundreds of thousands of children being molested in our public schools. Why does the secular media ignore this???? There is not a single agency tracking teacher molestaton incidents. Do those lawyers that have sued the Church millions of dollars see no money for themselves in suing public schools? Is there real concern for the welfare of children as there should be????
Have you noticed repeatedly on television re-runs - the very young and small child JonBenet being abused by adults in robbing her of her childhood as she was taught to parade as a beauty queen across the stage in adult worldly dress and actions. Why does society rob children of their childhood?
Why Women Can’t Be Priests
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
There has frequently been in the news the past year reports that some women were ordained Catholic priests. It appear obvious that they are insecure women and among those who have been deeply affected by the radical feminist movement which has done so much to bring the crisis to family life today. These women can give themselves the name “priest” and even “bishop” but they remain only baptized and if they validly had the Sacrament of Confirmation by which grace is given to WITNESS to Jesus Christ and His Church - they surely are not being open to those graces, but are living contrary to the mission God has given them from their Baptism and Confirmation.
- One can call an apple an orange or a banana a peach - but giving something a name which it contrary to its reality does not change the reality or nature. The apple is still an apple and the orange is still an orange. Pope John Paul II said the Catholic Church has no authority from God to ordain women. It has always been the practice and the teaching of the Catholic Church. In the July - September 2006 issue of the Immaculate Heart Messenger a lay theologian has published and article: “The Reason Why Women Can’t Be Priests.”
These women claim they have a RIGHT to be ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders. They have no more RIGHT than I do and I am a male ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST for 51 years now.. I have never considered that I have a RIGHT to this awesome responsibility. It is rather as Jesus said, “You have not chosen me, I have chosen you.” I desired to be ordained a priest, but I knew I had no RIGHT to it, and the Church would have to decide whether I be ordained. Each day I have the awesome privilege of offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which perpetuates Jesus’ Sacrifice of the Cross and brings the REAL PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST in the Holy Eucharist. I have never got over the awe that I was chosen - but never once have I claimed or even thought that I had a RIGHT to be and do all the things a priest does which exercises the powers of Jesus Christ. The priest in the Mass and Sacraments acts IN PERSONA CHRISTI - (IN THE PERSON OF CHRIST). HE HAS NO RIGHT to this in the strict sense but once ordained he has the duty to exercise the priestly powers of Jesus Christ.
The next issue of the Immaculate Heart Messenger, to be out the end of September, will have an article on my latest book: MASCULINITY: THE GENTLE MAN. The introduction is written by one of the most active evangelizers among Catholic women in the United States. The book will clarify THE CONFUSION OF ROLES that takes place on many levels today, first with the family. Radical feminists confuse roles in their minds for the family of the Church also. They are not loyal to the family of the Church; they rather are disrupting the unity of the Church and going contrary to the roles given them in the Church. These women should rather treasure their position as daughters of God and be grateful for the gift of femininity rather than attempting to take on male roles.