Homepage

About Pontifical Secret

Pontifical Secret and Madonnina

 
It’s no secret the Catholic Church fails to protect children.
 

Pontifical Secret* facilitated and covered up sexual crimes against children and vulnerable adults for the past century.

Thank you, Pope Francis, for lifting “Pontifical Secret” on matters related to child sexual abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults, on your 83rd birthday.
 
A step on your path to protect children from criminal clergy and lay staff.
 
Please make protection of children your pontifical priority by plugging and creating clear canon laws.  Embrace mandatory reporting of abuse to civil authorities with the same devotion Mary has for her child Jesus.
 
Mandate penalties for crimes of abuse and cover-ups.  Be clear and unambiguous.  Criminal clergy will be dismissed from the clerical state.
 
Mandatory reporting to civil authorities and a culture of zero tolerance sends a clear message.  Crimes against children and vulnerable adults will be punished.  Victims and survivors demand justice.  Mercy can take a ticket. Mercy follows justice.
 
The Catholic Church has lost the right to police itself.  Sadly, there’s blood on its hands.  Your church can never atone for this evil.  All you can do is ensure the Catholic Church is no longer complicit and ceases to cover up these crimes.
 
You have the power to create a safer future for the world’s children.  You’ve made a start…I’m confident you have the will to lead on this.  Lifting “Pontifical Secret” signals you’re a match against the forces of evil within your church.
 
Link to “Kieran Tapsell.  Pope Francis Abolishes the Pontifical Secret Over Child Sexual Abuse” via John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Blog dated 20DEC2019.
 
 
👨‍👨‍👧 B4 ⛪️  Joolsmagools®
 
(My views are happily influenced by Kieran Tapsell, author of  “Potiphar’s Wife: The Secret of the Holy Office and Child Sexual Abuse”.  I recommend Tapsell’s book, his research and views on “Crimen Sollicitationis” and “Pontifical Secret”).
 
 
* AKA “Secret of the Holy Office”, “Secreta Continere”, “Papal Secrecy” & “Papal Secret”. (Highest form of Secrecy, Code of Silence, Veil of Secrecy, Secrecy, Obligation of Silence, Obligation of Secrecy, Sulla riservatezza delle cause, “On the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings”)
Madonnina
Pope Francis abolishes pontifical

Latest Posts

Madonnina
Blog

Second Part of Chapter II Draft

Ordained By Theodore McCarrick Title: Second Part of Chapter II Draft Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 26SEP2020 Ordained by a Predator, Chapter II, “What I Think Happened with McCarrick,” part 2. [Part 1 of Chapter II is here.; Chapter I is here.] Some of McCarrick’s victims had complained. McCarrick’s successor

Read More »
Madonnina
Blog

Book about the Crisis, Reviewed for Profiles in Catholicism

Mark White McCarrick Formicola Title: Book about the Crisis, Reviewed for Profiles in Catholicism Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 26SEP2020 The on-line/print publication asked me to review  Papal Policies on Clerical Sexual Abuse: God Weepsby Jo Renee Formicola. They also published my review of the book on their “Clerical Sexual

Read More »
Madonnina
Opinion

Britain’s reckoning with past systemic child abuse is long overdue

Britain’s Child Abuse Reckoning Title: Britain’s reckoning with past systemic child abuse is long overdue Author: Caelainn Hogan Publisher: The Guardian Date: 26SEP2020 Ireland has started trying to rectify the wrongs of its history. The UK is lagging behind. When the pope said mass in Ireland in 2018, a vast field in Dublin’s Phoenix Park

Read More »
Pontifical Secret Favicon
News

Former President of Ireland says some of Church teaching is “long past its sell-by date”

Mary McAleese Canon Law Title: Former President of Ireland says some of Church teaching is “long past its sell-by date” Author: Irish Central Staff Publisher: Irish Central Date: 25SEP2020 Mary McAleese, a self-described “woman of faith,” is critical of some aspects of the Catholic Church Mary McAleese, who served as the President of Ireland between

Read More »
Madonnina
News

Top expert fears abuse of minors within families has increased during lockdown

Hans Zollner Lockdown Fears Title: Top expert fears abuse of minors within families has increased during lockdown Author: Ines San Martin Publisher: Crux Date: 25SEP2020 ROSARIO, Argentina – Father Hans Zollner, arguably one of the most prominent Church officials working on abuse prevention, says he understands the frustration some victims feel upon not seeing “immediate

Read More »