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Thursday 18 August,2022 | Rejected

Thursday 18 August,2022 | Report. Clerical abuse. US.

The Rejected

Three months

The Catholic Church should look after its Rejects St Joseph Labre REJECTED By the Carthusians and the Cistercians Ended up living on the streets of Rome St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the things of this world. REJECTED Peter Biddlecombe says Nix. Nowt. Zilch. Not a letter. Not a telephone call. Not even a scribbled note through the letter box....

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Andy Warhol

Catholic kid from Pittsburgh hits    Record US $195 million for a print  Highest auction price ever paid for a work by an American artist REJECTED He’s been dead for 35-years. But he’s getting more than his 15-minutes of fame. He’s everywhere. An exhibition has just opened revealing the deep Catholic religious influence on his art. His life is the subject not only of a new play in London but also a musical in New York His Diaries are the subject of...

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Jesusmary Missigbeto

Banned priest attacks Pope’s policies    On homosexuality  On allowing pro-abortion politicians to receive the Eucharist  On abortion procedures  On clerical celibacy READ HIS LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS REJECTED                       Father Jesusmary Missigbeto, as a student, meeting Pope Benedict XVI Father Jesusmary Missigbètò has just been banned by the Pope. He has been forbidden to preach, hear confessions and celebrate Mass in public or in private. He was summoned to a meeting with the Regional Vicar of Opus Dei and his lawyer in Abidjan,...

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Praise for Rejects

                                                                           US Church under fierce attack at abuse survivors conference Leaders are a bunch of criminalsHierarchy has lied and lied7,500 priests accused of sexual abuse. Abuse survivors are teaching the church "how to be moral." REJECTED More than 20-years after the dramatic revelations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy followed by institutional cover-up in the Archdiocese of Boston, attorney Terence McKiernan, co-founder and president of BishopAccountability.org, said their organization was working to compel more dioceses to release lists of clergy...

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Christopher Beha

Why I left. Why I came back. “The Catholic Church has always been my home.” Christopher Beha, leading US editor and writer REJECTED Christopher Beha rejected the Catholic Church.  But he’s come back. Why? “There isn’t a short answer and in fact that’s the subject of the book that I’m working on right now. I sort of tried to give the answer in the form of an essay, and it turned into what’s probably going to be close to a...

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Tom Cruise

One of the world's highest-grossing box office film stars of all time. Winner of a string of awards including an Honorary Palme d'Or, three Golden Globe Awards plus nominations for three Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award.                                                                             Blame the Franciscans. They threw him out when he was studying to become a priest REJECTED Before he wanted to become a Hollywood super star, Tom Cruise wanted to be a priest. A Franciscan. When he was a teenager, Cruise,...

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Sr Lucindis. St Peter’s Sq

She looked like a tramp. She was always hanging around the Vatican. Sat perched on the base of a column. Her rosy, wind-chapped cheeks peeping out from under her woolly hat. Alongside her, an old wheeled shopping basket. Always alone. She was a Pallottine Missionary sister, who had made St. Peter’s Square her home. She was Sister Maria Lucindis Stock. “I can’t say that she was a saint,” says Father Hans-Peter Fischer, the only priest in Rome she ever spoke...

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French clerical abuse

Mon Dieu. The seduction, manipulation and submission that leads to French priestly abuse exposed – by a French priest. Not just an ordinary French priest. But by the Prior of the prestigious super-secret Order of Carthusians, who dedicate their lives to searching for God in solitude.                                                                      Dom Dysmas Lassus Says Peter Biddlecombe Zut alors.  Don’t be put off. The book, Risques et derives de la vie religieuse by the Prior of La Grande Chartreuse, Dom Dysmas de Lassus, is...

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Fr Brian D’Arcy

Priest refused to allow his life to be ruined “by the men who defiled him in his young days”. Father Brian says the abuse he suffered empowered him to speak out about sex scandals in the church. Nobody, he says can “contradict me, no matter what kind of pointy hat they wear.” REJECTED Father Brian D’Arcy shudders at the memory of the sexual abuse he suffered then at the hands of a religious brother. He was also abused later again...

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Abuse memorials

Call for “Abuse memorials” in churches Bid to force Church to face up to the truth of its “clerical sex abuse”   REJECTED A call for “Abuse memorials” in churches is being made in the British press. It is being hailed as a bid to force the Church to face up to the truth of its “clerical sex abuse”. Says Kevin Gallagher, Farnham, Hampshire, it would be seen as “a refusal ro airbrush from church history some of the most shameful...

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Pope . Irish seminarians

Abuse survivors group outside the Vatican before they met the Pope REJECTED Pope begs Irish seminarians for forgiveness.They were abused at a seminary run by the Comboni FathersThe Order has never acknowledged what happened despite paying 11 seminarians over £120,000 in compensation REJECTED The Pope has personally begged Irish seminarians for forgiveness after they were sexually abused at an English seminary run by the Comboni Fathers over 50-years ago. Pope Francis personally pleaded for the forgiveness of the three Irishmen...

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Satanic cult

REJECTED There are no words to describe what it feels like “to be raped by God” and to see that instead of pursuing justice “the Church for which you would die, covers it up.” Says Rachel Mastrogiacomo, 24, who was raped in a Satanic cult-like fashion by a priest as he celebrated a special private Mass just for the two of them. The priest then swore her to secrecy, saying, “The devil tempts me to think that you will tell...

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Irish President

REJECTED Irish President, Michael D Higgins. By Nigerian Bishop of Ondo. For 'rubbing salt in the wounds' of terror victims’ President claimed that Climate Change had been a motivating factor in the Nigerian Pentecost Massacre That was “incorrect and far-fetched,” said the Bishop. The Irish President’s claim attributing violence against Nigeria’s Christians to climate change is “incorrect and far-fetched,” according to the bishop of the diocese where at least 40 people were murdered at a Pentecost Sunday Mass at St....

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Canons Regular

Canons Regular of the Immaculate ConceptionNovices kicked out after they complained the novice master Encouraged excessive drinking. Kept telling them, ‘Come on. Let’s go get shit-faced.”Made them drink his homemade “Martonis”.Abused them. Touched their inner thighs and buttocks. Caressed their heads. Asked for neck and foot massages.Blackmailed and manipulated themFiddled the books. “If we got US $100, he would tell us to write $ 10.”Internal investigation cleared the novice master of wrongdoing.Superior General in Rome denies allegations Six novices have...

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Archbishop Daniel

REJECTED Archbishop Daniel Fernández TorresNever informed about the reasons for his removal.Never charged, verbally or in writing, by any superior authority.Begs Pope for justice, to observe the 2016 norms (Come una madre amorevole) regarding the trial of a bishop Cathedral de San Felipe Apostol Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres, 57,  says he feels "blessed to suffer persecution and calumny." In a letter published on the Diocese of Arecibos’ website, he says, “Today I can hold my head high and even being...

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Pat Mills

Pat "the godfather of British comics" Mills, creator of 2000AD and developer of Judge Dredd, who is based on a De La Salle monk, talks to catholicrejects.com The man behind Judge Dredd, who is based on one of his teachers, a De La Salle monk. Joseph Dredd is the most famous of the Street Judges that patrol Mega-City One, empowered to instantly convict, sentence, and sometimes execute offenders. He is armed with a "Lawgiver", a pistol capable of firing six...

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Tom Wood

I sat back to enjoy the train ride when I became aware that the future Abbot had his hand on my leg."Is that ok?" he said.… then later he came into my cell for a less encumbered encounter… Says Tom WoodI feel like a double reject.First rejection. The Prior, who had been so keen that I should try my vocation, now it seemed, could not get rid of me quickly enough and agreed wholeheartedly my acceptance that he would apply...

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Dom Alcuin Reid

Dom Alcuin Reid, a respected liturgical scholar, has been suspended.The previous Pope wrote the forward to one of his most famous books.He was the founding Prior of the Monastère Saint-Benoît in the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, FranceHe was secretly ordained by an anonymous bishop who is, according to the monastery, a “senior prelate in unimpeded communion with the Holy See.” As the prior of Monastère Saint-Benoît since its founding in August 2020, Dom Alcuin was only a deacon and the growing...

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Trappist brewery to close

The Americans have rejected Trappist beer. They have called time on their only Trappist-run brewery at St. Joseph’s Abbey, an hour west of Boston in the town of Spencer.Their complex and dry Belgian-style beers have been unable to compete with the sweet, hoppy India pale ales, or I.P.A.s, that dominate the U.S. beer market. The St. Joseph’s community of around 45 monks have just admitted defeat at the hands of the I.P.A. hordes and voted to cease operations.Isaac Keeley, O.C.S.O.,...

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Dick Durbin

Second US Senator says he has been denied Communion for 17-years because he backs abortion A second American Senator has admitted he has been banned from Communion because of he backs abortion.He is Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, the powerful chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.This comes a week after President Biden said that Pope Francis told him he was a “good Catholic” and should “keep receiving Communion.”Durbin claims his pro-abortion voting record has barred him for 17 years from receiving...

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Nancy Pelosi

Top American Catholic politician barred from receiving Communion because she supports abortion.Nancy Pelosi banned by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Nancy Pelosi at a recent meeting with the Pope Top American politician barred from receiving Communion because she supports abortion.Nancy Pelosi banned by Archbishop San Francisco’s Bay Area archbishop has just barred US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – the second most important person in the US Government - from receiving Communion over her support for abortion access.The move, comes just as the...

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Peter Biddlecombe

I’ve been kicked out. Dumped. Given the boot. Ditched. Stabbed in the back. Whatever. By Dom Michael, Abbot of Bolton Abbey, Co Kildare. Not, I hasten to add, because of something I did or did not do. But because … the Abbot of Mount Melleray, Co Waterford was - How shall I say? - XXXXXXX the XXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXX of a XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX in the XXXX XXXXXXX of the XXXXXXXXXX of his XXX XXXXXXXXX How logical is that? Let alone,...

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Fr August Thompson

A Catholic Reject “ Despite being a priest, I was treated as a second-class citizen within my own church …  I was prohibited from attending First Communions or confirmations ... I was not even allowed to say Mass at many white parishes ... I was rarely invited to events with fellow priests  ... white Catholics viewed me as “a Negro first, a Negro second and finally a priest.” Father August Thompson, a black Catholic priest in the diocese of Alexandria,...

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Kendra

I would fill all cry rooms in the country with cement. You guys noticed. And some of you wondered why. Hannah said: I’m confused – what is it that you hate about cry rooms? Here’s my response: Only everything. I’ve never been inside one where families were making an attempt to participate in the Mass. I have experienced children loudly playing with baskets of noisy toys and parents chatting in full voice about their plans for the weekend. I think...

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Augustus Tolton

Three times he applied to American seminaries to become a priest … Three times he was rejected … In desperation, he went to Rome … He applied to join the Propaganda Fidei Congregation to become a missionary in Africa ... He was accepted. But instead of being sent to Africa, he was sent back to America … He was the first black American priest Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American...

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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson says, I reject … “… females in their latex leotards and bright colored translucent swirling and twirling scarves and capes as they go wreathing to the floor in a half or a fully prostrate position ... They prance up and down the aisles of the church twirling and swirling their scarves … Delicately and sensually if you will and at times almost seductively ... I can't help but wonder what thoughts go through the minds of the men...

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St Joseph Labre

I am a DOUBLE Catholic Reject He tried to join first, the Cistercians and then, the Carthusians. He was rejected by both.Poor, destitute, without a penny to his name, he wandered around Europe, spending his time in adoration in cathedrals.If he was given any money, he would share it with others even less fortunate.In Rome, he slept in the rubbish piled high in and around the Coliseum.He died in April 1783. He is the patron saint of people rejected by...

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Frederick Rolfe

A Catholic Reject He enrolled at St Mary's College, Oscott, near Birmingham. Within a year, however, he was rejected. He was told there was no “unanimous verdict of the superiors in favour of his vocation."Within two years, however, he was in the Scots College in Rome. Again studying to be a priest.After just four months the Rector told him to leave. He refused. The Rector relented.Another four months. The Rector again told him to leave. He refused. The Rector relented....

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Francis Thompson

I am a Catholic Reject He went to a junior seminary. He hated it. But he was determined to become a priest. His mother had tried to become a nun. But had been turned down. The elder of his two sisters had become a nun. Two of his father's sisters were nuns. So too was a niece.When he was nineteen, after eight years studying, he was turned down for the priesthood. He was shattered. He saw himself as a failure....

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Jessica Packard

A Catholic Reject “Basically they sat me down and kicked me out. It was very much like a breakup, ‘it’s not us, it’s you’ conversation. I was completely blindsided …   One of the sisters brought me a cup of soup to eat alone ...  That was at 5 pm. They said, ‘We're gonna wake you up at 6:00 and drive you to the airport.” At the start, Jessica Packard says, her decision to become a nun seemed pre-ordained. The oldest...

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