Pope Benedict: Fighting pervert sub-culture with Canonization of Mary MacKillop
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From various media sources, including BBC World Service (East-Asia

Pope Benedict XVI has officially recognised Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, a Melbourne-born nun who worked with needy children.

She was canonised with five others, including Brother Andre, a Canadian monk credited with miraculous healings.

MacKillop, who died in 1909, clashed with senior clergy and was briefly excommunicated, in part for exposing a sex-abusing priest.

Because of her role in exposing clerical abuse, some have called for MacKillop to made a patron saint of abused children.

In recent years, there has been a wave of cases around the world in which Church authorities failed to deal properly with priests accused of child abuse, sometimes just moving them to new parishes where more children were put at risk'.

St MacKillop has become a kind of religious celebrity in Australia, where there is great anticipation about her canonisation, says the BBC's Duncan Kennedy in Rome.'

Yeah... This is more like it BenXVI. Now to demote and discipline the renegade Episcopy in Western Europe and the 'States.  Perhaps our prayers for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are beginning to emerge with good results.

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Maybe he should fire some of the bishops who reapeatedly shuffled perverts from diocese to diocese.  I think that would be a little more effective than canonizing a saint who exposed sex abuse (honorable actions but hardly a miracle) over a hundred years ago.

I'm afraid this appears to be just another publicity stunt.
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(10-18-2010, 09:10 PM)artificial person Wrote: Maybe he should fire some of the bishops who reapeatedly shuffled perverts from diocese to diocese.  I think that would be a little more effective than canonizing a saint who exposed sex abuse (honorable actions but hardly a miracle) over a hundred years ago.

I'm afraid this appears to be just another publicity stunt.

Agreed. We should all pray to this new Saint that she helps Benedict have the balls to FIGHT the perverts.
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The story is inaccurate:
"Efforts to brand the newly canonized St. Mary MacKillop as the "Patron Saint of Whistleblowers in the Church,” are inaccurate and wrong, according to the nun responsible for advancing her sainthood cause.

News media coverage of the Oct. 17 canonization focused almost exclusively on claims made by  clergy sexual abuse victims that the new saint had once been excommunicated for exposing abuses by an Irish priest working in Australia.

That claim is false, Sister Maria Casey, RSJ, told Vatican Radio, Oct. 15. “To set the record straight:  she herself did not denounce the priest, she was 2,000 miles away when the events were reported."

MacKillop was in fact excommunicated for five months in 1871 by her bishop. But that issue was only “indirectly” related to the Irish priest, she said. At the root of the excommunication was a disagreement over how her new religious order should be governed. The excommunication was lifted after five months in 1872.

Sister MacKillop's fellow Josephite sisters had reported the abuses by Father Patrick Keating to the order's co-founder, Father Julian Tenison Woods. He in turn made a report to the vicar general of the diocese. After an investigation, Father Keating was removed from his post and sent back to Ireland...."


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