|Pope Benedict lifts excommunication for pro-Nazi Bishop Richard Williamson of SSPX|
The church still has Nazi ties. Reporter Nicole Winfield wrote (9/16/11 Huffington Post) that Jewish groups were worried about the vatican’s relationship with a group of catholics, including a bishop Richard Williamson, who denies that Nazi gas chambers were used for mass killing and that the Holocaust ever happened. The group, the Swiss-based society of st. pius X (SSPX) continues to believe and say that Christ's death was the fault of all Jews. Former #PopeBenedict tried for two decades, as pope and earlier as cardinal, to bring the pro-Nazi group back under the Vatican umbrella -- without having to give up all of their beliefs. In 2009 Benedict lifted Williamson’s excommunication.
SSPX had granted asylum as "an act of charity to a homeless man", to French Nazi collaborator and war criminal Paul Touvier and on his death, in 1996, said a Requiem Mass for him. On 16 October 2013, the Society offered to perform a funeral for Nazi war-criminal Erich Priebke, but the ceremony did not take place due to protests by some 500 people outside the Society's Italian district house in Albano, near Rome.
Benedict also expanded the use of the Tridentine mass – favored by Williamson. This mass includes a prayer that asks God to “lift the veil so they [Jews] may be delivered from their darkness.” The real darkness is in the black heart of the pope and his #neo-nazi society.
This Nazi society is spreading its poison all over: they have six seminaries, three universities and over 100 primary and secondary schools around the globe. In addition to Williamson it has three other bishops, more than 589 priests in 37 countries and 220 priests in training. It has 750 Mass centers, 163 priories, 103 religious brothers, 186 religious sisters, 7 nursing homes, 4 Carmelite convents. Are they all training to incite another Holocaust?
SSPX is jumping for joy. Pope Francis may soon offer SSPX regular canonical status within the Church, and they still don’t have to follow the rules of the Second Vatican Council. SSPX says, “perhaps only Pope Francis is able to take this step, given his unpredictability and improvisation” – in other words they think he is a push over. They also said Francis’ church is, “gradually lowering its demands.” Translated: SSPX can walk all over the church.
Under Pope Francis several moves have suggested a warming in relations between the Vatican and the SSPX. Birds of a feather flock together.
In 2015, the Holy See sent a cardinal and three bishops to visit the seminaries of the SSPX. They were sent to become better acquainted with the society, and to discuss doctrinal and theological topics. Pope Francis announced in a September 2015 letter that during the Jubilee Year of Mercy the faithful can validly receive absolution of their sins from priests of the SSPX. Do the faithful really want to confess to Nazis? It’s bad enough they give their hard earned money to a church that spends it on fancy houses and high paid lawyers to bail out their child rapists.
“I trust that in the near future solutions may be found to recover full communion with the priests and superiors of the Fraternity,” Pope Francis wrote. Francis says the SSPX is Catholic and he would not condemn it, and that he wishes to extend the faculties of its priests.
So while Pope Francis “friends” the Nazis, the faithful should rise up and refuse to confess to SSPX who hate Jews, support Nazis, and want to run the Vatican their way. Is Pope Francis losing his mind?
Assemblywoman Margaret Markey plans to fight her chamber's leadership for permission to show the film "Spotlight" at the Capitol complex in May.
Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Queens) fights to get Statute of Limitations laws changed but her own party hinders her. Assembly Democratic leaders say the Oscar-winning film Spotlight can’t be shown on government property. Markey’s office has a permit to show the film and will continue to push for the screening to follow a May 4 roundtable on child abuse issues.
Three times in the past decade the Assembly has passed a bill sponsored by Markey that would not only make it easier for victims to sue, but would also grant a one-year window for those whose statute of limitations had expired to bring a civil lawsuit. The last time the bill cleared the Assembly was in 2008.
But under pressure from the Catholic Church and other religious organizations, the Senate failed to take up the matter each time. Republicans, who control the Senate, don’t see that changing this year.
The roadblock to justice for countless sex abuse victims in New York is the continued handiwork of Senate Republicans more concerned about the rights of perverts than their accusers — or too busy to even consider reforms.
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan through his staff wouldn’t even discuss the matter this week despite repeated requests from the Daily News. “We aren’t going to discuss it until after the (state) budget is settled,” Flanagan spokesman Scott Reif said.
Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, a retired Syracuse lawyer, said the current law strikes a fair balance. What he said sounds like a direct quote from the catholic church leadership in NY state: He said,
“I believe that there’s a purpose for a statute of limitations,” DeFrancisco said. “The further back the case is, the more difficult it is for anybody to defend themselves. Witnesses are gone. That’s why a statute of limitation is there.” That goes for both criminal and civil cases, he said.
We need more politicians like Assemblywoman Markey and no politicians like those democrats and republicans who can be bought off by the catholic church.