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

Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
News

RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescriptum of the Holy Father Francis to promulgate the Instruction on the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019

RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI Title: RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescriptum of the Holy Father Francis to promulgate the Instruction on the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 17DEC2019 His Holiness Pope Francis, in the Audience granted to His Excellency Archbishop

Read More »
Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Abuse Royal Commission

Priests in group shut down by Vatican accused of sex abuse

Prato Bishop Giovanni Nerbini Title: Priests in group shut down by Vatican accused of sex abuse Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: Associated Press via Star Tribune Date: 29JAN2020 Nine priests and brothers of a Catholic group recently shut down by the Vatican are under investigation by Italian authorities for allegedly sexually abusing two brothers, officials and

Read More »
FallenLucieMorrisMarrMadonnina
Madonnina

Fallen Lucie Morris-Marr

Fallen Lucie Morris-Marr tweet: Title: Fallen Author: Lucie Morris-Marr Publisher: Twitter Date: 31JAN2020 at 9:55pm My book, Fallen, @AllenandUnwin, on the #georgepell case has just gone on sale in the United States, distributed by @IPGbooknews Pinching myself. #Firstbook #authors #journalism Link to Lucie Morris-Marr’s tweet: https://twitter.com/luciemorrismarr/status/1223198134907523078?s=21 Note from Joolsmagools® Please see Roberto Ferruzzi’s painting Madonnina is

Read More »
Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
News

Pope ends a secrecy rule for Catholic sexual abuse cases, but for victims many barriers to justice remain

Author: Christine P. Bartholomew Publication: The Conversation Date: 13JAN2020 Pope Francis recently removed one of the barriers facing sex abuse victims looking for justice – the “Rule of Pontifical Secrecy.” The rule is an obligation under the church’s laws to keep sensitive information regarding the Catholic Church’s governance strictly confidential. This rule allowed church officials to withhold

Read More »
Red Mass Crime Scene
Child Sexual Abuse

Red Mass for judges, lawyers defended amid protests at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

Author: Paul Kennedy Publication: ABCNews website Date: 30JAN2020 A leading lawyer has defended the Catholic Church’s right to hold a traditional mass for judges and lawyers in Melbourne, despite protesters saying it should be scrapped. Key points: The “Red Mass” tradition for the legal fraternity dates back to the 13th century Protesters have called for

Read More »
Madonnina
Canon Law

Pope Francis abolishes the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases involving clerics

Author: Gerard O’Connell Publication: America Magazine Date: 17DEC2019 In a decision of enormous importance, long called for by survivors of abuse and their advocates, Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases concerning clerics. The “pontifical secret” is not related to the seal of the confessional, which remains absolute (and inviolable) in

Read More »