"DIGNITAS PERSONAE" or Dignity of the Person
Well, it must be getting near Christmas I guess. How do I know? Not the snow on the ground,that's melted. Not the upsurge in 'help your neighbour' scenarios,that's digitalised. I know because the Vat has come out with a 'pro-life'(translated-extra members::translated - more money) document this last week with the above title.
quote"the Vatican yields to no one in its pro-life commitments. In effect, “Dignitas Personae” is a reminder that there will be no “truce,” no strategic silence, about the defense of human life from the moment of conception.
end quote: source-http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/opinion/19allen.html?hp
NOW THERE'S AN INTERESTING CONCEPT
So, for the benefit of those with short memories excuse me for reminding you of.........
as 'Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ' aka inquisition,, Ratzinger's 2001 letter “Crimen Sollicitationis” which clarified the confidentiality of internal Church investigations into accusations made against priests of certain crimes, including sexual abuse, became a target of controversy during the sex abuse scandal
Cardinal Ratzinger is better known as Pope Benedict XVI - the present pope.If you want to read about excommunication for Bishops,et.al, who disclose details of clergy/child sexual abuse to the Police, read it herehttp://ito.blogspot.com/2006/05/crimen-sollicationis.html
Now what was that about specks in eyes?
And what was that about millstones around the neck of those who abuse 'my little ones'?
Truly, I tell you, as a business the Vat may have some time left - but in a spiritual guidance
function,the Vat is drowning!
(this entry dedicated to the memory of Liam Mercier - and all the countless others sexually and/or physically abused by Catholic Priests, the latter of which had their Personal 'dignity' protected for so long by this organisation)