Oct 19, 2009

PREJUDICE·PREACHING·PRETENDING: This weeks sadly abusive/un-holy crimes at Church; UPDATED with RC POACHING!


The Most Reverend John J. Myers, J.C.D., D.D. Fifth Archbishop of Newark

In 2005, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Myers as Ecclesiastical Delegate of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the Pastoral Provision for admitting married former Anglican clergy to the Catholic priesthood in the United States...¨


¨Pope Benedict XVI has approved, within the Apostolic Constitution, a canonical structure that provides for Personal Ordinariates, which will allow former Anglicans to enter full communion with the Catholic Church while preserving elements of distinctive Anglican spiritual patrimony.¨ ·Joint Statement by The Archbishop of Westminster and The Archbishop of Canterbury· UPDATED TODAY October 20, 2009! read it all, click HERE

¨...Between 1966 and 2008, he served as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, part of the Roman Curia responsible for helping the Holy Father, the supreme legislator of the Church, interpret the laws of the church.¨


¨The Council further assists the Holy Father in the correct application of current law and the interpretation of norms for particular countries and jurisdictions.¨

Pope Benedict XVI


¨In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named him a Member of the Pontifical Council.¨

·HARK! HARK! HE KICKETH OUTETH AND REMOVETH (six years after the conviction of Father Michael Fugee was overturned)·

OCTOBER 19,2009/BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: ¨The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Father Michael Fugee removed by Archdiocese of Newark, saying they just learned of his 2003 molestation conviction.¨ (even though Fr. Michael Fugee´s ¨conviction¨ had been overturned in 2003?).


¨A Roman Catholic priest was convicted here today of one charge and acquitted of another in a sexual abuse case involving a teenage boy in his parish in 1999 and 2000.

After a day of deliberations and three days of trial testimony, the jury found the priest, the Rev. Michael Fugee, former assistant pastor of St. Elizabeth Church in Wyckoff, guilty of a charge that he brushed his hand over the youth's crotch during four brief wrestling sessions in the boy's home during the two-year span. The charge, aggravated criminal sexual contact, carries a possible prison sentence of three to five years, but it does not require a jail sentence for those with no prior criminal convictions. In the other part of the verdict, returned about 6 p.m., the jury found Father Fugee not guilty of endangering the welfare of a minor.¨ read all the information regarding the conviction of Reverend Michael Fugee that was published in The New York Times: Saturday, April 12, 2003, by Robert Hanley, click HERE

Juror in Priest Case Expresses Misgivings About the Verdict

¨An hour before the verdict was reached, 8 of 12 jurors believed that there was not enough evidence to find Father Michael guilty,¨ the juror wrote of deliberations on April 11. ¨Somehow, a split decision was negotiated and I felt undue pressure by the jury to conform.¨read all the information regarding the ¨doubt of guilty conviction¨of Reverend Michael Fugee, published in The New York Times: Wednesday, June 4, 2003, by Robert Hanley, click HERE

¨The priest's supporters were in shock. Debra McDonald, of Franklin Lakes, whose son, Anthony, was a character witness in the case, said the priest had become the victim.¨

"Timing is everything and this came up in a climate fraught with anxiety over the church," McDonald said.

"But this is a man, not a church," McDonald said. "An innocent man." read it all, click HERE

and then:

Date: 07-17-2007, Tuesday
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Section: NEWS
Edition: All Editions

Michael Fugee, whose criminal sexual contact conviction in 2003 was overturned on appeal, qualified for Pretrial Intervention, a special form of probation that would leave him with no record if he follows certain conditions. (Which Father Fugee agreed to)


Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England, ¨First Amongst Equals¨ at The Anglican Communion

Vatican moves to poach traditional Anglicans ¨Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, admitted he had been caught unawares¨ Oh dear, read it all HERE (¨unawares¨ indeed)


NEW ZEALAND: The Exclusive Brethren Church is being rocked by accusations that it has covered up a "plague" of sexual abuse in its ranks.

Last week a former member of the church, 74-year-old Clive Allen Petrie, was found guilty in Nelson of nine counts of indecently assaulting girls under 12 and one of inducing a girl under 12 to do an indecent act on him. The case involved four girls, three in the 1950s and 60s, and the fourth in the 1980s.

Former church member Neville McCallum, who last week sent a letter to all 1900 Brethren households in New Zealand about alleged crimes and cover-ups within the church, says the Nelson case "is only the tip of the iceberg". And one of the four women assaulted by Petrie told the Sunday Star-Times there were many other cases of sexual abuse in the church. read it all, click HERE


Pentacostal Church Pastor Obiri Kojo Yeboah

Uganda: Pastor Obiri Kojo Yeboah arrested for fraud for wearing a hidden electrical device to deceive parishioners into thinking his touch was slaying them in the Lord. Bonus: The Pentacostal Church is outraged at faked miracle healing.

¨There has been a massive growth in churches set up by charismatic preachers in Africa in recent years, amid fears some could be fraudsters.

The pastor told the BBC that during his prayers, members of the congregation "act as the spirit comes in them".

The website of the company Yigal Mesika, which makes the "Electric Touch" machine, among other magic tricks, says: "Charge a spoon, keys or coins and watch as it shocks a volunteer!

"They will believe you have supernatural powers! read it all, from the BBC, click HERE

¨Uganda's Ethics and Integrity Minister James Nsaba Buturo has asked police for a report into the activities of churches, such as Mr Obiri-Yeboah's We Are One ministry, following several charges of impropriety.

"We feel there is a need for a policy on religion," he told the BBC's Network Africa programme.

Nsaba Butro denied the government was interfering in people's private lives.¨


¨Cheating¨is a larger problem in Uganda for Public Morality and Ethics Minister Mr. Nsaba-Buturo than waging HIS costly anti-LGBT Conference and organizing a ongoing hatecampaign. Nsaba-Buturo has initiated a ¨Witch Hunt¨ seeking out everyday LGBT innocent citizens at all levels of Ugandan life. However, working toward putting a STOP to Human Sacrifices, Rampant Corruption at Public Institutuions, Prostitution and Domestic Violence, doesn´t seem to be a priority. Secretary Buturo apparently doesn´t know the difference between ´morals, ethics´ and ´human rights´ or plain murder, theivery, common deceit, BIGOTRY and witchcraft.

Churches involved in torture, murder of thousands of African children denounced as witches in NIGERIA and beyond

This Aug. 18, 2009 photo shows children accused of witchcraft waiting for food at the Children's Rights and Rehabilitation Network in Eket, Nigeria. The idea of witchcraft is hardly new, but it has taken on new life recently partly because of a rapid growth in evangelical Christianity.

EKET, Nigeria (AP) — ¨The nine-year-old boy lay on a bloodstained hospital sheet crawling with ants, staring blindly at the wall.

His family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then tried to force acid down his throat as an exorcism. It spilled as he struggled, burning away his face and eyes. The emaciated boy barely had strength left to whisper the name of the church that had denounced him — Mount Zion Lighthouse...

...A month later, he died.¨ read it all, click HERE

·Campaigners against the practice say around 15,000 children have been accused in two of Nigeria's 36 states over the past decade and around 1,000 have been murdered· read more, click HERE

·Thanks to By Anthony Hubbard, Sunday Star Times, NZ
·Thanks to This Week In Holy Crimes, right sidebar
·Thanks to BBC News
·Thanks to The Star-Ledger, Bergen, New Jersey
·Thanks to Carolyn Salazar, The Record, Bergen, New Jersey
·Thanks to The Los Angeles Times
·Thanks to Katharine Houreld, Associated Press
·Thanks to John Tugume, Tabu Butagira & Patricia Walaga/Uganda
·Thanks to Monitor Online/Uganda
·Thanks to Wounded Bird, at the right sidebar
·Thanks to Anglican Communion News
·Thanks to The Times Online, UK
·Thanks to Ruth Gledhill and Richard Owen
·Thanks to Mark Harris, Preludium, right sidebar
·Thanks to Of Course I Could Be Wrong, Mad Priest, right sidebar
·Thanks to Friends of Jake, IT, right sidebar


Revd Ivan Ackeroff said...

All of this makes one proud to be a Church-goer.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Estimado Revered Ackeroff,

Gotta get down to business (isn´t news for you) and expose the really twisted thinking/practicing hypocrits, manipulators/fast footworkers, coverup artistas, bigots, and exploiters Christians/others at Church/beyond...no more playing pretend (even if some of the ¨covered up¨ reality in Uganda/Nigeria the U.S.A. and Sydney amongst the Gafconners/other self announced ¨Godly¨ turns out to be ghastly and hits a little close to home).

Reality is nice, like truth it just takes some getting used to (my shrink told me that years ago).

Your FAN,

Leonardo Ricardo

Padre Mickey said...

Gotta git me one a them healing zapper thangs. It'll liven up the Wednesday morning Healing Eucharist.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Gotta git me one a them healing zapper thangs¨ Padre Mickey

Oh yes, just the ticket for Latin America...(make a memo, perhaps +Frank Lyons and PB Venables in ought have ém in the Province of Conealone)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

But, butt, I gotta admit one of my all time most mouthdropping observations is ¨the admitting married former AMERICAN ANGLICAN CLERGY (guess who that would be?) to the Catholic priesthood in the United States¨ by Pope Benedict XVI and his CLERGY ¨cleanup¨ campaign specialist extraordinare (and interpreter of legislative texts) Archbishop Myers of Newark...what a guy, he´ll do anything to make things appear ¨RIGHT¨!

Padre Mickey said...

I'll go if they hand out healing zapper thangs. I'm for sale!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Archbishop Myers of Newark is certainly going to have a corner on the ¨healing zapper thangs¨...you must apply directly (thank God your heterosexual so they won´t ¨do¨ thangs to you during the interview...however one never knows when thar will be a surprise quiz with this heavily outfitted bunch).

Göran Koch-Swahne said...


Marriage was made Gender Neutral in Sweden by General Synod today slightly past 10.30 AM. 176 Ayes, 62 Noes, 11 Abstentions. Though you might like to know ;=)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Excellent NEWS dear Göran, Thank you and your National Church for setting a clear/clean standard that will be eventually accepted throughout the World...I can´t imagine that ¨marriage¨ or any other covenant ought not be a equal opportunity for those citizens whom love one another (and are of age to agree)...spiritual good health indeed has to do with paying attention to REALITY (and muddling around in old murky, ill-advised, misunderstood feardriven thinking)...Thank you again.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Synod meets at Uppsala, the ancient Metropolis.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Göran Koch-Swahne+, Thanks so much, I´ve linked to your blog by clicking the married ¨hands¨ at the upper right corner...Abrazos, Leonardo