Monday, April 13, 2009

CWI: Clerical Whispers Investigates

My dear colleagues, brothers and sisters in Christ and all who visit this site, we are delighted to announce the establishment of CWI: Clerical Whispers Investigates.

We here at CW have, over the last 18 months been inundated with requests from people to publish submissions to us, but for legal reasons, we were prevented from doing so.

Due to the continued influx of such submissions, it was decided to get legal assistance and also get a more qualified investigator to follow up on these submissions and assess their validity.

Having carried out over 11 separate investigations, and having availed of legal advice, we will now proceed to publishing the majority of these claims, with the remaining 3 contributions remaining active until further information is obtained that will either collapse or support the publishing of such allegations.

Such allegations that WILL be published shall contain

* Names that will identify ALL persons concerned;

* Evidence - documentary shall also be published in total;

* Current update as to where the matter is currently situated, and

* Right to reply shall be accorded to all parties concerned.

If you wish to submit an allegation for investigation, please do so by making contact with us via clericalwhispers@gmail.com and subject it CWI for our attention and we will take care of it from there.

ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED SHALL BE TREATED IN THE STRICTEST OF CONFIDENCE AT ALL TIMES


Of the many submissions, many are concerned with Child Sex Abuse (CSA) allegations that seem to have gone unattended for, and there shall be names of Gardaí in there with their clerical masters; 3 in relation to clerical bullying and 4 in relation to Irish Bishops conference agencies the first of which shall be published this coming Thursday in total.

Once published, we invite responses from those concerned so as to offer a fair balance and right to reply, but please do understand - one and all - that if one party does not respond, then it does not mean either it is biased on our part or indeed on theirs!!

We sincerely looking forward to hearing from all, and please God, it might serve a purpose of showing those further up the hierarchial ladder that all is not well down here at ground level and something needs to be done!!!

Get in touch, get it investigated, get it resolved!!!

Sotto Voce

11 comments:

michael said...

MAYBE A LOT THINGS WOULD BE SOLVED IF THE VATICAN WOULD JUST ADMIT THAT THE PROTESTANT REFORMERS WERE RIGHT AFTER ALL. JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE ! STUDY THE BIBLE ! THE BIBLE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS. A PRIEST HERE IN AMERICA BACK IN THE 19TH CENTURY BY THE NAME OF FR. CHINIQUY WAS LAMBASTED BY THE HIERARCHY; HE WANTED REFORM, HE TOOK THE BIBLE SERIOUSLY. ANOTHER PRIEST, FR. TOTH, AN EASTERN RITE PRIEST, UNDERWENT SO MUCH ANGST DUE TO THE HIERARCHY HERE IN AMERICA; MANDATORY CELIBACY WAS FOREIGN TO THESE EASTERN RITE PRIESTS. FR. TOTH BECAME RUSSIAN ORTHODOX. IT GOES ON AND ON; THE BIBLE IN THE SEMINARY IS LOOKED AS A BOOK TO BE DISSECTED THROUGH HIGHER CRITICISM AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY, NOT AS THE LITERAL WORD OF GOD FOR FAITH AND MORALS.

Anonymous said...

Has CWI been put to bed for good? Silence is deafening at the moment.

the bard said...

I think a certain Episcopal gentleman has resorted to law.

Annoyed said...

What a sad day for FREEDOM OF SPEECH when the TRUTH can be GAGGED by those who are blatently breaking their own rules and should be named and shamed.

Goes to show the Church will protect its own no matter what they do.

They have the MONEY, LEGAL TEAMS, THEY RUN THE SHOW, CAN DO AS THEY WISH TO WHO THEY WISH AND CAN SQUISH US ALL UNDER THEIR SHOES LIKE BUGS.

There is no honesty or accountability in the Church even after ALL the revelations of the endless abuse by members of the Church. There remains an absolute arrogance that they can do what they like and if you dare to challenge us we will sue the ass off you.

What ever happened to PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED????????????

the bard said...

It is a bit foolish to misuse the law to silence the truth. Remember the late great Oscar Wilde who decided to take the nasty lord Queensbury to court for making unspeakable allegations against him......
Still should the individual concerned be innocent he is entitled to the protection of his good name.I think this story has a bit of life left in it.

Justice is coming down the tracks slowly but it is coming...... said...

Amazing how those who wear the Roman collar will object to evidence at legal hearings that proves beyond all reasonable doubt that they are having a relationship with a female and that they don't only object they have the POWER, THE MONEY, THE LEGAL TEAMS AND THE MIGHT OF THE CHURCH with them to supress the evidence.
When you can hear the Roman collared one talking about going on holidays with "the little woman", about her coming "out to stay with him tonight", her telling him several times that "she loves him and how he takes great control of her life" and then how he wants to keep that control by taunting her with another female.

That evidence is available for all to hear, parties to be identified and the Church can get away with hiding it.

Several newspapers have this evidence and are afraid for the moment to use it because the Church will sue them but it will come out mark my words. There are more hearings coming up when the evidence will be there again.

If it does not come out this time and hit the front pages then there are ways and means and we won't be giving up until we have success and the truth prevails and comes out.

Makes it more interesting that the FEMALE IS A NUN and her Superiors were made aware of the goings on but said she was an adult and they have no control over her relationships. Lover boy is a Priest.

A book is in the offing and hopefully will be a best seller. Ghost writer has been very helpful.

Anonymous said...

It is extremely sad that catholics are having to face a pope who is against free speech....he wants to take catholicism back into the 15 century where the "Withces Hammer" was what was used to burn at the stake women and men who voiced anything but allegience to the catholics. God is crying....I will not go to church and support the church financially until this hitler holocost of the spirit against nuns and priests and catholics for verbalizing that women should be ordained STOPS!!!
God bless us all!

Anonymous said...

Having read the comments here, I am moved to wonder if the comments box is a lightening rod for some form of lunacy. I haven't seen so much irrational drivel in years.

Anonymous said...

It is such a pity that so many wolves in sheeps clothing have come out of the woodwork since many learned that the Catholic Church has settled abuse cases out of court.

I personally know of one case wherein a priest in Maine back in 2008 was accused of assaulting a girl way back when he was in seminary school in the 1970's.

Six months or so later, with no physical proof of the alligations that would hold up in a court of law, he was notified that he would no longer be allowed to serve the mass.

He commited suicide the day after he was told he would no longer be allowed to serve the mass, not after he learned of the allegations.

During his funeral, his mother spoke about how, from the age of 5, the only thing her son wanted to be was a priest.

It is an atrocity against the body of the Catholic Church that there are and have been genuine abuses of innocent people by the clergy, nuns and laiety of the Church.

It is even more of an atrocity though, when the innocent clergy, nuns and laiety of the Church are attacked by greedy people who see an easy way to make a buck by filing a frivilous suit against the Church.

Then, the Church automatically presumes her servants are guilty often without there ever being a shred of evidence provided, aside from the word of the person making the accusation, to substantiate their claim; which violates the individuals right to due process.

Ah Lord, how your Holy Church is being attacked by the evil one who uses your own servants against you and who then brings in all of the conspiracy theorists as well.

For those who actually READ the Bible, Paul said that everyone should be celebate as he was and that it was only if you couldn't control your passions that one should marry.

That is the reason priests are celebate. THEN he went into that if a man is married he should be the husband of one wife, etc.

If I remember rightly, the celebacy edict in the Roman Catholic Church came about as a result of the laws of primogeniture and the Church not wanting her priests establishing dynastys from their issue.

They wanted priests to serve God, not man.

I believe this is why, in the Greek Orthodox Church, a married priest is not allowed to ascend to the office of the Bishop; unless he has been widowed.

Oh, and for those conspiracy theorists who think I may be a priest, nun or lay person in the church; allow me to disabuse you of that notion right now.

I am a FEMALE, medically retired, United States Army, Military Police soldier.....HOOAH!

I also happen to be a person who has actually studied the Bible AND checked my understanding through the clergy to make sure I am not falling into the trap of thinking I know more than the many learned scholars who have come before me.

The evil one knows the Bible too, and uses it often to confound and confuse people, like those who think they know what they are talking about, just because they have read a little of the Bible.

Reading the Bible does not give you the entire picture since an individual reading it leans on their own understanding, not God's meaning.

When one reads the Bible without guidance from the Church, they end up applying their own prejudices and agenda into the message and that is how the evil one works.

"Sancte Michaele Archangele, defende nos en proelio."

Sworddove

Blind Historian said...

I just graduated from a university and I took many classes to see the different views on the church. I am currently seeking admittance into the Catholic Church, via Catechism Classes. As stated previously I took classes to understand the church, these classes include, Medieval Christianity, Rise of the Roman Empire, and various other classes. With this being said I have observed that the church has a problem keeping up with the times. After I become Catholic, I have to wait three years before I become a Priest. I helped my University develop a Native American Center of Studies and also helped to create the minor they now offer. I have so many things I have to do but I have to sit around because I have to abide by “cannon law”. People complain all the time that there are not enough Priests and yet those of us who are willing to get dirty are being told to wait. I am willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and give it up to Christ. I am legally blind and thank God the seminarian from my church comes to pick me up. Throughout history the Vatican has done things to cover up its “ooopsy” as I have come to call their mistakes. I think the Church is trying desperately to get people to pay attention to Holy Mother Church. They are just slow to react. They do not want people to recognize their mistakes because it slows things However, being American I understand the right to freedom of speech. I just hope that one day the church will let in those of us who want to become priests and I hope there are more websites like this one dedicated to informing the public of what is going on.

orders said...

I NOW WONDER WHEN I SIT AT MASS IF THE PRIEST IS A SEXUAL MOLESTOR OR A PEDAFILE. THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE STRICT MEASURES PUT IN PLACE WHEN SOMEONE IS SIGNING UP TO BECOME A PRIEST OR A NUN LIKE FINGERPRINTING, AND HAVING A THROUGH BACKGROUND CHECK, AND PSYCOLOGICAL EXAM JUST LIKE IF YOU WERE JOINING THE POLICE FORCE, AND THEIR TRUE MOTIVES FOR COMING INTO AN ORDER. SADLY BUT MANY PEOPLE WANT TO "ESCAPE". FROM MY EXPERIENCE IN ATTENDING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN ELEMENTARY SOME NUNS WERE VERY MEAN AND SEEMED LIKE THEY BELONG IN A MENTAL WARD RATHER THAN IN A SCHOOL TEACHING. I HOPE THE POPE HEARS THE PLEADS OF ITS PEOPLE. GOD BLESS ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD!