Burnor: Counter-Point to the Catholic Church

By Sister Keri
Federal Observer
October 3, 2008

In response to the article sent to me for review by The Federal Observer,Documents held in Los Angeles Priest Abuse Cases, by Gillian Flaccus proves the modus operandi of the Roman Catholic Church regarding their continued secrecy and cover-up of abuse. Roman Catholic authorities still have not yet learned the devastating effects clergy abuse has on its victims, and I would further mention it seems they have no real desire to bring restoration and resolution to this widespread epidemic.

Looking Ahead

Working with victims since 2002, I have discovered to my chagrin that there is indeed a conspiracy against victims and progress for their healing. Under the cloak of appearing to make change, the ecclesiastical hierarchy of Rome is further concealing their true agenda to “save face”.

The secrecy has been uncovered by many including Father Tom Doyle, who found secret documents in the Vatican archives, Crimen Sollicitationis, an instructional document that describes the treatment of victims and the allegiance to secrecy by Roman Catholic priests when the issue of sexual abuse is brought up in the confessional, thus creating a means whereby spiritual leverage is employed at the expense of the victim seeking salvation.

I believe based upon the information available in the case of Rev. John J. Szantyr (DOCKET NOS. 0362 CR 5196, 8722), it is clear to see the deceptive and collusive machinations orchestrated by the state justice system, namely the District Attorney of Worcester, Massachusetts. For more information please see:
> The lack of justice in these types of cases are too numerous to count.

I have begun to question the matter regarding the associations between certain privileged Roman Catholic members (ie., SMOM etc.,)and the top officials in this country. There is an explanation to the question as to how so many cases like this are occurring and why so many are not given due process and escape justice.

The heart of the issue, I believe, lies in the unholy ties between the Vatican and the interests of our beloved country and until this fundamental issue is resolved I cannot see any possibility toward real progress.

How does one propose to bring balance of power to this complicated issue? There is a law which makes provision for such matters. It is up to us to find creative ways to have it enforced. It is called the Logan Act.

Every priest of the Roman Catholic Church takes a vow of loyalty to the Pope of Rome who is a foreign potentate (he has a recognized position of authority at the UN).

The Logan Act is still on the law books today and states clearly that those who are subject and loyal to a foreign power, must be registered as a foreign agent.

Here the federal law states: US CODE/ TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 45 > - 953 - 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

In the case of a Christopher Strunk, he has sought to bring awareness to this current law in the state of New York. Please see for more information on his case against the CIA involving the Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

This law enforced can be for us the means by which we develop a level playing field with the authorities of the Roman Catholic Church and those serving their interests.

Exemplary persons of hope must rise to the occasion and find the means necessary to change laws set up to fail the vulnerable victims, those innocent and abused.

Above all, I believe this is a spiritual battle and cannot be fought alone with natural strength. The author is a former Catholic Nun.


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