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Offline Diego

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« on: November 04, 2011, 10:32:10 AM »
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  • http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/german-bishops-caught-in-massive-porn-scandal-why-didnt-they-listen-to-the/



     
    COLOGNE, October 31, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After ten years of being
    internally warned by faithful Catholics, including in a 70-page dossier
    sent to all of Germany’s main bishops, the scandal of the German
    bishops’ ownership of a publishing company that sells a large volume of
    porn has hit the mainstream media.
    Last week the mainstream media outed the fact that the German bishops are
    100% owners of one of the most profitable book companies in Germany. The
    huge company, in addition to offering many religious and other ethical
    books and items, also peddles 2500 porn titles and additional books highly
    offensive to Christian principles.
    A spokesman for the bishops promised immediate corrective action. However,
    the false pretense of ignorance about the situation has only served to add
    to the scandal, especially for faithful Catholics who were treated with
    silence and even disdain when they repeatedly attempted for years to bring
    the scandal to an end out of public view.
    WELTBILD, is the second largest bookselling company in Germany. It is
    wholly owned by the German bishops and has a $1.7 billion annual turnover.
    Its 2,500 porn titles (with covers too sexually explicit to reproduce)
    include perverse sexual fantasy of every type. WELTBILD also sells books
    promoting Satanism, the occult, esoterism, and anti-Christian atheist
    propaganda.
    More than that, the bishops are also 50% owners in another company -
    Ver-lagsgruppe Droemer Knaur - which actually produces the pornographic
    novels.
    German Catholic author Gabriele Kuby, who has for years pointed out to
    bishops various shortcomings in the Catholic Church in her nation, said
    that the worst thing about the current public scandal is the hypocrisy.
    Each of the affected bishops received 70 pages of documentation in 2008
    detailing the fact that the publishing company was selling the
    pornographic titles, Kuby told LifeSiteNews. She noted that most bishops
    ignored the communications, not even bothering to reply. The Archdiocese
    of Munich did reply, said Kuby, but she says their response was
    “arrogant and spiteful.”
    In reaction to questioning from the mainstream press, church officials
    claimed it was a filtering problem which resulted in the oversight, adding
    that the matter will be dealt with.
    Another faithful Catholic, Bernhard Mueller, the editor-in-chief of the
    Catholic magazine PUR, was himself involved in trying to have the bishops
    resolve the scandal internally. Now, PUR’s front page story covering the
    current state of affairs is titled “Bishops as porn producers.”
    In his coverage of the now-public scandal, Mueller describes the
    10-year-long attempt to convince the bishops to take action on the matter.
    He concludes: “But over the years, all internal efforts to bring the
    scandal have come to nothing.”
    The reaction from the public, as can be seen in reader comments beneath
    the mainstream media reports, has been to ridicule the Catholic Church.
    Mueller summed up the public view succinctly with the phrase: “Preach
    chastity and sell pornography.”

    Offline Darcy

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    « Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 01:48:33 PM »
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  • If you could change the title to Bishops Peddle Porn, this thread might get more attention.


    Offline Graham

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    « Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 03:49:18 PM »
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  •  :facepalm:

    Offline Raoul76

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    « Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 12:39:01 AM »
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  • The good news is that most of these people aren't really bishops.  So therefore it won't be Donatism when, in the future, we utterly reject their claim to any authority.  
    As I was a new convert when posting here, my posts are often full of error, even unwitting heresy and rash judgment, all of which I renounce, and all my writings are best avoided -- MDLS

    Offline Sigismund

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    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 07:39:16 AM »
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  • Quote from: Darcy
    If you could change the title to Bishops Peddle Porn, this thread might get more attention.


    I don't see why they couldn't.  Putting bishops in jail when they commit crimes against children is the first and necessary step to real reform.  Without it, everything else is just for show.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir


     

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