But know this: That in the latter days hard times will come: and men will be lovers of themselves and lovers of money, boasters, proud, revilers, unyielding towards their own people, deniers of grace, wicked, unloving, addicted to irreconcilable malicious gossips, ferocious, haters of the good, treacherous, rash, inflated, attached to pleasure more than to the love of Elohim, having a form of respect for Elohim but wide from the power of Elohim. Them who are such, repel from you.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Catholics Pay out
FOR SEX CRIMES OF PRIESTS
We all paid. We all live on this planet together as a people. We all reaped what the Vatican hierarchy of priests have sown, the horror and shame of relentless lusts of their carnal flesh. It was the forefathers of these wicked priests who slaughtered Jews (and undesirables) all throughout Europe and the Middle East, in the name of their Jesus. We all paid. It’s quite easy to point fingers at Catholic hierarchy but there are also some 500,000 women getting raped every year in America, why? Isn’t America a “Christian nation”.
President Bill Clinton stated that the head of the Catholic church is the “highest moral authority on earth”, so why is it then that the State of California had to bring these vile offenders to judgment?
I started writing this paper a year and a half before posting it. I was so upset and angry that I couldn’t put words to paper without using extreme language. Some years ago I was invited to teach the Netzarim Faith in the basement of a Catholic church in Vancouver BC, Canada. It wasn’t long and I was given the ultimatum by the priest, I had declined to convert to his religion and so the priest kicked me out of the church basement. I suppose some things are better left unsaid, but this is a weak area for me as you’ve probably already discovered. I don’t care what wicked people think about me, they can take that up with the Creator.
But there are times when we need to get certain things off chests and I think that sometimes if we don’t the blood of the innocents is going to be on our shoulders. Almost 3,000 years ago YHWH gave us some advice about Babylon:
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reaches unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. YHWH has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of YHWH our Elohim. Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: YHWH has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of YHWH, the vengeance of his temple. Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for YHWH has both devised and done that which he spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.
If you don’t think the church isn’t already being judged for its atrocities, then you’re reading a much different Bible than me. The church is flaunting extremely high level rebellion against Mashiyach, full of adultery, broken families, lawlessness, all manner of evil that has no part in Mashiyach and His people. The Catholic church has been setting extremely evil precedents for all of humanity since the day it turned it’s back on Torah and the Jewish Mashiyach, in favor of the “Roman” Ignatian, Marcionite, Tertuillian based polytheistic pagan Christianity.
If you think it’s impossible for “the church” to be brought into extinction, your reading a different Bible than mine. My Bible says the Church is going to go down so hard and so freaking fast that it will have to reach up to touch the bottom!!!
For those who read and actually believe the Word of YHWH in their Bibles, we are shown that the kings (oligarchy driven governments) of this world are in bed with “the false church system”. They’ve cut deals on relativism, humanism, and materialism… one big happy pagan family for a season of time. But the Prophets of the Eternal Master of Heaven and Earth says that the “kings” will be betrayed by “the church” and they will turn on “the church” and then bye, bye false church. Nothing will be left but a scorched crater with smoke billowing off it like a furnace. Mr. Clinton, the president of the United States of America says he things that the head of the Vatican is the highest moral authority on earth today… what a wicked thing to say.
Christians with the love of the Truth and who follow the Lamb and have entered into the Perfection of the Image of Elohim know that the Word of YHWH will not return void. YHWH’s Word will accomplish ALL that He, YHWH, has set it forth to do. There is trouble coming. YHWH says through the Shlichim (Apostles) and Neviim (Prophets) that hell is just around the corner.
Myself and others have been teaching this for as long as I can remember, yet precious few Christians (or believers) really care to know what YHWH has said about that atrocities of “the church” and how many “believers” are still so heavily influenced by “the church” in their attitudes and lifestyles. Sometimes, it’s a very fine line between false religious authorities and true Faith, because righteousness is well masked by theology and religion and religious institutions that have a LOT of truth mixed in with bits of spiritual poison.
We are called to return to the Ancient Path of Y’shua Mashiyach where we will find rest for our souls, let’s not make excuses for “the church”. There are no more excuses. We are heading toward the final hour and the solution is to know Father YHWH personally and hear His Voice. But woe unto the inhabitants of the earth because the Day of YHWH is nearer than when we first believed.
Here’s what the newspaper article said…
LOS ANGELES (AP) – July 16, 2007 The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will settle its clergy abuse cases for at least $600 million, by far the largest payout in the church’s sexual abuse scandal, The Associated Press learned Saturday.
Attorneys for the archdiocese and alleged victims are expected to announce the deal Monday, the day the first of more than 500 clergy abuse cases was scheduled for jury selection, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the settlement had not been made public.
The archdiocese and its insurers will pay between $600 million and $650 million to about 500 plaintiffs – an average of $1.2 to $1.3 million per person. The settlement also calls for the release of confidential priest personnel files after review by a judge assigned to oversee the litigation, the sources said.
It wasn’t immediately clear how the payout would be split between the insurers, the archdiocese and several Roman Catholic religious orders. A judge must sign off on the agreement, and final details were being ironed out over the weekend.
Tod Tamberg, an archdiocese spokesman, did not immediately return a call for comment.
The settlement would be the largest ever by a Roman Catholic archdiocese since the clergy sexual abuse scandal erupted in Boston in 2002.
Among the largest total payouts was $100 million in 2004 by the Diocese of Orange, Calif., to settle 90 claims. The Diocese of Covington, Ky., last year agreed to pay $84 million for 552 cases. Facing a flood of abuse claims, five dioceses – Tucson, Ariz.; Spokane, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Davenport, Iowa, and San Diego – sought bankruptcy protection.
Last month, the Archdiocese of Portland agreed to pay about $52 million to 175 victims, while setting aside another $20 million for anyone who comes forward in the future.
The Diocese of Spokane, Wash., also recently emerged from bankruptcy protection after agreeing to pay $48 million to settle about 150 claims.
(Published: July 16, 2007 By Laurie Goodstein)
EXCERPTS FROM THE EVENING NEWS
A day after agreeing to a record-breaking $660 million settlement with 508 people who said they were sexually abused by clergy members in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony apologized this afternoon for “this horrible sin and crime” and said he hoped the settlement would bring a “final resolution.”
Four years of legal combat ended in a settlement agreement late Saturday night — just two days before the Monday start of a trial in which Cardinal Mahony would have been forced to testify.
The settlement is the largest yet in any Catholic diocese — amounting to about $1.3 million per person involved. The Roman Catholic Church in the United States has paid more than $2 billion in settlements and legal judgments to victims of sexual abuse and their families.
Attorneys for the archdiocese and the plaintiffs said they are still negotiating details, but that they expect to present an agreement for approval to the judge in the trial on Monday morning.
Some Roman Catholic parishioners in Los Angeles said that they were eager to see the victims compensated, but that the drawn-out legal battle had soured them on Cardinal Mahony’s leadership.
“I don’t think they’re getting enough money. There’s no amount that can compensate them,” said Cheryl Ortega, 59, a parishioner at Our Mother of Good Counsel church, in Los Feliz.
Steve Mills, 52, a parishioner there for 25 years, said he was appalled that the negotiations took so long and cost the archdiocese so much money that could have been used to help the poor or build schools.
“My opinion of the cardinal has gone down because of all this,” Mr. Mills said. “And it seems with everybody I talk to this is true.”
Cardinal Mahony said that $250 million would be paid by the archdiocese, $227 million by insurers and $60 million by religious orders whose priests and brothers are accused of perpetrating some of the abuse. He said the remainder, $123 million, would come from “other sources,” including religious orders “not yet participating” in the settlement.
He said that to pay for the settlement, the archdiocese would sell some properties, liquidate some investments and borrow some money. He said the archdiocese would not need to end any “core” functions, or to sell any parish properties or schools.
The size of the settlement may reflect the archdiocese’s tremendous financial risk had it taken these cases to trial, said Carl Tobias, the Williams Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, in Virginia.
“California judges and juries are more used to big settlements, or big verdicts,” he said. “When the defendants are more concerned about their exposure, there is more willingness to pay more in a settlement.”
People in Los Angeles who contended they were sexually abused said they were eager to move on, but had some misgivings because they believe that Cardinal Mahony and other church leaders who were culpable would likely never be held personally accountable.
Tony Almeida, a Los Angeles firefighter, said he had been emotionally preparing himself to testify at the trial that was to open Monday that the Rev. Clinton Hagenbach repeatedly molested him and other altar boys, and once pinned him down and raped him. Mr. Almeida, who is 44, said he attributes his alcoholism, aggression, depression and two broken marriages, in part, to the abuse and the years of suppressing the memories.
“My life is just a mess. With therapy, I think I’m doing a little better. This settlement is not going to fix everything, I understand that,” he said, but added, “It is a compensation for what I’ve gone through. But I still feel the church needs to be held accountable for what they’ve done to me, and my life.”
He said he was relieved that he would not have to testify in court, because even the three days of giving depositions — the first time he had to recount details of the abuse in public — caused his blood pressure to spike so high he had to take a leave from work.
“I could have gone to trial and won more money. But to tell you the truth, just going through the depositions was hard enough for me,” he said. “I’m tired of the pain and I want to go on with my life.”
John Manly, a lawyer for 50 of the plaintiffs in the case, said they had been forced to use the civil courts to expose sexual predators and call church officials to account because the criminal justice system had failed.
“I think the question people need to ask themselves is how can Roger Mahony pay three-quarters of a billion for criminal acts, and essentially walk free?” Mr. Manly said. “Especially since it’s other people’s money, and he has clearly been give special treatment by law enforcement and the power structure in L.A. When is there going to be some accountability, and if not, why?”
Cardinal Mahony said at a news conference this afternoon, “Yes, I’ve made mistakes.”
“But I didn’t know,” he said, that the treatment programs where he sent some predatory priests, before returning them to ministry, were not effective.
He said to the victims that he wished he could restore their lives to where they were before the abuse occurred. “Your life, I wish, were like a VHS tape” that could be rewound, he said.
(The News article was reported by Michael Parrish from Los Angeles)
It wasn’t just that a wicked Church refused to reign in their pedophile priests, or do their best to avoid hurting little boys and girls. The Church knew and did nothing, they also hid their wickedness and rotated priests when mothers and father complained and exposed their wickedness. That’s wicked and evil. What many Catholics said when being interviewed is that they were sorry that the money had to be given to the victims and they wished it could have gone to a more noble cause. Catholics are mainly a wicked people who are still proud to call themselves Catholics after time and time and time again their wicked priests keep on getting found out. “The Church” is “the beast” and it was the State of California, that bastion of righteousness and goodness on the earth that was forced to help the victims of the Catholic church. Imagine.
If you call yourself a Catholic you should be thoroughly and totally ashamed of yourself, but the fact is that Catholics have not shame, no decency, no leading of the Spirit of YHWH, no hope. They have put themselves under a religious authority that gives them “confessions” and “pardons” for sin that is an abomination to Mashiyach. Catholics are instructed that Fundamentalist Christians who believe in the Bible are suffering from a form of insanity, this is on their own website.
NO one is going to fault you for being a Catholic, past. No one is going to condemn you if you were raised a Catholic. No Christian, Jew, Moslem, Bhuddist or Hindu on this planet will think evil of you if you were raised in the sinful Catholic church. The point is you must come out of her and touch not the unclean thing.
Put your trust in the Word of YHWH!! Learn of His Commandments and love the Father so that His Commandments are not a burden to you or “grievous” but that His Word is your delight. This is the difference between Catholicism and the Kingdom of Elohim (God). The truth of the matter is that the head of the Vatican is at war with the Government of Mashiyach. The pope is a frail and wicked man, a deceiver and a fake. The pope is a figurehead, just like Mr. Clinton in many ways these men are powerless “front men” who cover the wickedness of those who put them into power and who benefit from the ability to steer them wherever they want them to go.
Put your trust in YHWH, not man, not religion and most certainly NOT the Catholic Church.
If you are Catholic this verse is the Testimony of Y’shua written by Apostle John for you,
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you not partake of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and YHWH has remembered her iniquities.
I pray that if you call yourself a Catholic that you will be noble and brave and fight to protect that which is honorable and righteous in the eyes of Y’shua (Jesus) the Mashiyach. YHWH said that you cannot heal her, “the Church” cannot be healed, it will only appear to morph into different forms of religion. This is why you MUST and you can come out of her, for your own safety and spiritual well being.
If one day you happen to drive by an collision and you see gasoline pouring out all over the road and you see that it is rapidly approaching a source of sparks, would you be foolish enough to dive in to try to save someone and get burnt to a crisp doing so? What makes you think you’re any better than the rest of us? What makes you think that all the blessings of family and friends is any more important or valuable to you than any of the rest of us? Y’shua’s own family was divided against him, his own brothers tried to kill him, they advised him to go up to Jerusalem when they knew that the religious hierarchy of the day was plotting to kill him. Yes, you will lose family and friends when you leave the Catholic church, but you will also gain a new family. A family who will love you in righteousness.
The same hierarchy of the Pharisees is also alive and well within Orthodox Judaism today, only the names have changed, the same anti-Messiah spirits prevails. Many Jews have had to leave “the beast” of Judaism in order to find new life in His Majesty Y’shua Mashiyach. When an orthodox Jew leaves their religion, their rabbis hold mock funerals for them. Their families disown them, hate them, act spitefully against them, cut them out of their wills, treat them with disdain and hatred. I know. I’ve seen it.
If you call yourself a Christian then isn’t it high time you started acting like one?
Today is the acceptable day of salvation. Today, if you hear His Voice then don’t harden your heart. Pray and ask the Father in Heaven for strength two walk in newness of life.
YHWH be with you,
Baruch ben Daniel