Thursday, July 18, 2019

Puerto Rican Gay Victim of Bullying is Found Guilty: Faces 50 Years

Abel Cedeno, now 19 was convicted on all counts in court on Monday in The Bronx. Cedeno was the high school student who claimed to be bullied for being part of the LGBTQ community.  The story made headlines (http://www.sacerdotus.com/2017/09/bronx-gaybi-student-stabs-kills-alleged.html).

During class, Two African American students were throwing pencils and other items at Cedeno. Cedeno got up to leave through the door of the classroom. As he approached it, someone threw a crumbled piece of paper at him. He got upset and asked, "Who the F*#$ threw that?"  One of the students, Matthew McCree who was killed by Cedeno had responded. McCree then approached Cedeno and both began to fight. Cell phone video captures moments after this shows the altercation. Cedeno is seen running towards McCree who begins to pummel Cedeno. Cedeno swings back, stabbing the alleged bully.  The video then ends.



During the trial, evidence was presented. Cedeno took the stand on behalf of himself and told his story. He claimed he was bullied for being gay and did not remember stabbing McCree. The trial was done by the bench. This means a judge had the power to decide, not a jury. Other classmates also testified and acknowledged that Cedeno was being picked on and pelted with pencil and other items. However, the judge decided that Cedeno was guilty.  He now faces up to 50 years in prison due to all the charges.

The story has brought attention to the problem in public schools in New York City. Bullying has gone rampant and administrators do nothing to prevent it or stop it. In fact, many teachers are unable to discipline students due to policies instilled by progressives. Restorative justice is named as the main culprit by many teachers.  This form of discipline (or lack, thereof) does not allow punishment. Instead, students are encouraged to make peace with one another. There are no consequences for offenses committed by students. Several teachers from the high school where both Cedeno and McCree attended, which is now closed, said to reports that after this form of discipline was put as policy, students began to disrespect teachers, deans, and even the principal.

The conviction has come as a surprise and upset to many who claim Cedeno was a victim of bullying and deserved to be exonerated. However, others celebrated the conviction by claiming that justice was served and called Cedeno a liar and opportunist. Some have wished for his death and used homophobic language in the process. There is no word as to whether the case will be appealed or not. Cedeno is scheduled to be sentenced in September of this year.




The judge's decision is being seen as a slap to the face of victims of bullying and victims in general. If self-defense is not possible, how can one survive?  Unlike Florida, New York does not have "stand your ground" laws. Self-defense is permitted, but it is encouraged that the victim retreat instead. This is easier said than done. New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 35.15 Justification;  use of physical force in defense of a person states:

1. A person may, subject to the provisions of subdivision two, use physical force upon another person when and to the extent he or she reasonably believes such to be necessary to defend himself, herself or a third person from what he or she reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force by such other person, unless:
(a) The latter's conduct was provoked by the actor with intent to cause physical injury to another person;  or
(b) The actor was the initial aggressor;  except that in such case the use of physical force is nevertheless justifiable if the actor has withdrawn from the encounter and effectively communicated such withdrawal to such other person but the latter persists in continuing the incident by the use or threatened imminent use of unlawful physical force;  or
(c) The physical force involved is the product of a combat by agreement not specifically authorized by law.
2. A person may not use deadly physical force upon another person under circumstances specified in subdivision one unless:
(a) The actor reasonably believes that such other person is using or about to use deadly physical force.  Even in such case, however, the actor may not use deadly physical force if he or she knows that with complete personal safety, to oneself and others he or she may avoid the necessity of so doing by retreating;  except that the actor is under no duty to retreat if he or she is:
(i) in his or her dwelling and not the initial aggressor;  or
(ii) a police officer or peace officer or a person assisting a police officer or a peace officer at the latter's direction, acting pursuant to section 35.30 ;  or
(b) He or she reasonably believes that such other person is committing or attempting to commit a kidnapping, forcible rape, forcible criminal sexual act or robbery;  or
(c) He or she reasonably believes that such other person is committing or attempting to commit a burglary, and the circumstances are such that the use of deadly physical force is authorized by subdivision three of section 35.20 .

What are your thoughts?  Was Abel justified or not?  Did Matthew deserve to be killed?  Abel's lawyer stated that he "messed with the wrong sissy."





Source:

https://www.amny.com/news/bronx-school-stabbing-victims-threw-pencils-at-suspect-right-before-attack-nypd-says-1.14294617

https://nypost.com/2019/07/01/teen-accused-of-fatally-stabbing-classmate-was-the-aggressor-witness/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/nyregion/abel-cedeno-trial.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/nyregion/abel-cedeno-matthew-mccree-ariane-laboy.html

https://nypost.com/2019/07/15/abel-cedeno-found-guilty-in-fatal-stabbing-of-bronx-hs-classmate/

https://pix11.com/2019/07/15/judge-finds-abel-cedeno-guilty-on-all-counts-in-bronx-classroom-stabbing-death/

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-bronx-abel-cedeno-matthew-mccree-ariane-laboy-20190715-brcjtypr4bh2jjbglelsh7yd3q-story.html

https://1010wins.radio.com/articles/abel-cedeno-found-guilty-all-counts-stabbing-death-bronx-classmate-who-allegedly-bullied

https://abc7ny.com/teen-found-guilty-of-fatally-stabbing-classmate-in-bronx/5397364/

http://bronx.news12.com/story/40790747/abel-cedeno-found-guilty-in-school-stabbing-case





Monday, July 15, 2019

Flying Priest? Fr. Marcelo Rossi Sent Flying off Stage after being Shoved

There was the "flying nun," but the "flying priest?"

Most of us remember when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was pulled down to the ground at the onset of Midnight Mass or when Pope Francis was pulled onto a disabled man by a group of fanatical Mexicans in Mexico. Well, something far worse (in my opinion) happened to popular Portuguese charismatic priest, Father Marcelo Rossi. During a closing Mass for a youth retreat attended by over 50,000 Catholics, mostly youth; a woman passed through security and stepped up to the stage set up for Mass and shoved Father Rossi of it. The entire thing was caught on video as it was being live-streamed. Fr. Rossi can be seen flying in the air and the sound of him impacting the ground can be heard followed by the sounds of a shocked audience.

There is still no known motive for the attack thought atheist blogger, Hemant Mehta who goes by the moniker "Friendly Atheist" claims the priest said that "Fat women don't get into heaven" and this triggered the attack. Again, there is no evidence for this as the motive and the claim seems to be an attempt to garner blog hits by Mehta who is known for being dishonest.

The woman is a 32-year-old who was also a participant in the retreat. Her fellow youth group member explained to the police that she suffers from mental illness. Father Rossi was not seriously hurt and will not be pressing charges against the woman. The incident brings into question the security at the venue and the reality of mental illness which is rampant in many cities around the glove. People suffering from mental illness often go undiagnosed or are not helped. They then have mental illness spells which can be dangerous for others and for the mentally ill person.

Fr. Rossi was a physical education instructor prior to being ordained in 1994. He is a well-known singer and author and is seen is a pop culture icon in Brazil. However, the priest has offended some in the LGBTQ community for comments calling homosexuality a mental illness and attacking so-called same-sex marriage.





Source:

https://g1.globo.com/sp/vale-do-paraiba-regiao/noticia/2019/07/14/fiel-empurra-padre-marcelo-rossi-de-palco-durante-missa-em-cachoeira-paulista-veja-video.ghtml

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-marcelo-rossi-pushed-off-stage-brazil-thousands-20190715-tffweatk7jhcna6ue7on3bh4gm-story.html

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/15/a-woman-assaulted-a-brazilian-priest-while-he-spoke-to-an-audience-of-thousands/

https://www.newsweek.com/father-marcelo-rossi-catholic-priest-pushed-stage-cancao-nova-live-broadcast-viral-video-1449250

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/woman-pushes-priest-stage-during-18262321

https://twitter.com/diarioelpopular/status/1150608424054317057

http://diario1.com/mundo/video-feligres-empuja-a-sacerdote-por-decir-que-las-gordas-no-van-al-cielo/

https://www.lalucedimaria.it/don-marcello-aggredito-donna-durante-messa-video/

https://www.correiobraziliense.com.br/app/noticia/brasil/2019/07/15/interna-brasil,770992/fiel-relata-como-foi-ataque-ao-padre-marcelo-rossi-durante-missa-em-sp.shtml

Friday, June 14, 2019

Fake Catholic Francis Petrucci Celebrates My Hospital Visit

Many of you know that I have been on and off of here due to medical issues. I am on sabbatical or medical leave after having my first surgery. The surgery and other health problems have caused complications recently. I was hospitalized in March, then twice in June. I then went to the hospital a few more times thereafter.

see:

https://www.sacerdotus.com/2018/11/sacerdotus-down-pray-for-me.html


https://www.sacerdotus.com/2019/06/sacerdotus-hospitalized.html
https://www.sacerdotus.com/2019/06/sacerdotus-rushed-to-bronx-hospital.html
https://www.sacerdotus.com/2019/06/sacerdotus-taken-to-hospital-by.html

Many of you have offered your prayers and well wishes. I am extremely grateful for this. However, an individual named Frank Petrucci from the past offered hate instead. I encountered this individual in 2016 on Facebook. Someone added me to the group Atheist vs Theist debates w/o ban. As usual, I refuted atheist content on there and posted my content. The owner of this group was Frank Petrucci who claimed to be a Catholic graduate from Ave Maria University. Well, instead of offering support, Petrucci attacked me which caused the alleged atheists on there to gather to enjoy the spectacle. It became clear to me based on Petrucci's poor understanding of Catholicism and his behavior that he was just another troll looking to tarnish the faith. He used vulgar language, demonstrated hate against women, minorities and homosexuals; all behavior unbecoming of a true Catholic more indicative of a frustrated closeted homosexual. See more at:

http://www.sacerdotus.com/2016/06/psychotic-pseudo-catholic-or-delusional.html

After several years, Petrucci reemerged to target me again. This time, he celebrated my hospital stay claiming it to be "justice." This deranged individual made himself my enemy for no reason. He still claims to be a Catholic, but no Catholic behaves like this unless he or she has a mental illness. Petrucci's anti-social behavior indicates there may be a mental illness present. His behavior does not align with Catholic morality. Moreover, since he made himself my enemy, he apparently never read Proverbs 24:17.

Here is the tweet I had posted telling my followers of my hospital visit. Petrucci came out of nowhere and replied.




Petrucci replied with "Yessss!!! JUSTICE SERVED." The tweet left many of my Catholic followers in dismay. What Catholic does this?



It seems that Petrucci is out to get revenge against me after I exposed his fraud on my website. His Facebook profiles are gone along with the group he founded. It seems Facebook removed them due to his hateful and abusive content. I had to ask followers to report his pages in order to protect the faith from is smearing campaign.

As you can see, Petrucci is dressed like a satanist and clearly writes in his Twitter bio that he is a "#HateAgent." I ask fellow Catholics to avoid this disturbed individual, pray for him and his conversion and report his hateful content.  Twitter already removed some of his hateful tweets and locked his account.



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sacerdotus taken to Hospital by Ambulance II

I was taken to another local hospital after the complication did not go away.  However, this time I did not stay overnight.  A similar bloody minor surgery was performed. I lost 250 cc of blood, but am doing surprisingly fine.  The doctor was surprised to see me stand up and walk as if nothing happened.  I am in pain, but that will pass.  I am offering it up for everyone. This time I did not stay overnight and was discharged at 3AM.




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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sacerdotus Rushed to Bronx Hospital Again


Once again, I was taken to a local Bronx hospital after another complication. I stayed in the emergency room for hours and was taken for a scan later one to check my circulation.  The doctor said my blood pressure was high and my potassium level was low. 




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sacerdotus Hospitalized



I am in the hospital again.  As many of you know, the Lord has blessed me with a new ministry: suffering.  My health has gone array the past 2 years or so and my stubborn self could not ignore it anymore.  Minor surgery was performed which may be too graphic to detail here. In any event, I am fine.








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Monday, February 25, 2019

Cardinal Pell Found Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Cardinal Pell of Australia and former Vatican treasurer was found guilty by a jury. He was accused of sexually molesting two choir boys in 1996 at Melbourne's cathedral. The cardinal pleaded not guilty and has reaffirmed his innocence even after the guilty verdict. 

He will be appealing the decision.  The cardinal was charged with 5 counts of sexual abuse of a minor; one charge for the penetration of a minor under 16 and four counts of an indecent act on a minor younger than 16.

According to the details of the case, two 13-year-old boys were caught drinking wine used for Communion.  The cardinal caught them and told them they are in trouble for drinking it. Afterwards, Pell forced the boys into indecent acts, including penetrating one of them. One of the victims testified before the court. The other victim died of a drug overdose in 2014. Some claim that he succumbed to drug use due to the abuse allegedly perpetuated by Pell. 

The news of this verdict has been circulating since December. However, the media was not supposed to report on the court decision until the judge gave the clear.  Journalists to revealed the details of the trial without the court's approval may face jail-time themselves.  On his part, Cardinal Pell voluntarily left Rome to face the charges.  As a cardinal, he has Vatican citizenship and diplomatic immunity. The cardinal believed he would be cleared of the charges and has been adamant about being innocent. He took the risk and is now facing prison time. The Vatican said the decision is painful but that Pell has a right to defend himself to the last degree.

This whole situation is indeed sad and painful. I will not say that the cardinal is innocent or guilty for I simply do not know. Many things have to take into account.  Australia is very hostile towards religion. It is possible that the jurors chosen made their decision based on personal convictions and not the facts. Moreover, not much evidence was provided to corroborate the claims. Only testimonies were used. In my opinion, the case should be retried in another venue with more substantial evidence. This is not to say that the victims lie. I state this for the sake of fairness for both parties. If testimonies are the sole thing that suffices to convict someone, then the legal system is in trouble. 








Source:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47366113

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/26/cardinal-george-pell-vatican-treasurer-found-guilty-of-child-sexual-assault

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/26/cardinal-george-pell-could-face-50-year-prison-sentence-conviction/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/26/cardinal-george-pell-could-face-50-year-prison-sentence-conviction/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/cardinal-pell-conviction-has-shocked-many-1.3806710

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/video-president-of-australian-bishops-says-news-of-cardinal-pell-conviction/

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/after-cardinal-pell-verdict--australian-journalists-may-face-jail-11290684

https://news.sky.com/video/burn-in-hell-cardinal-pell-heckled-outside-melbourne-court-11648444

https://www.9news.com.au/videos/cardinal-pell-found-guilty-of-five-counts-of-historical-child-sexual-abuse/cjsl0qd84002i0gqxuemp2wu6

https://www.wtnh.com/news/australian-cardinal-pell-convicted-of-molesting-2-choirboys_20190226120723/1811223440

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjXz7KDg9rgAhWn7YMKHbTBCtkQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilx.com%2Fcontent%2Fnews%2FMost-senior-Catholic-charged-with-child-sex-abuse-convicted.html&psig=AOvVaw0fxi_rZNqvkW31WMdWYbBs&ust=1551291958202061

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Gay Sex Abuser, Predator & Pervert Theodore McCarrick, Defrocked!

After much revelation into the secret life of former Cardinal and Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis and the Vatican have decided to defrock him permanently.  His case will not get an appeal. This is a strong action on the part of the pope and Vatican indicating that they are starting to get serious about the sex abuse scandals which has moved from abuse of minors, to abuse of seminarians and women religious. 

McCarrick was once a very powerful clergyman who even recommended other clerics for promotion, such as, Cardinal Farrell and Cupich. Both whom are subject of concern among the Catholic faithful as well.  McCarrick was accused of sexually abusing minors, soliciting sex from males in the confessional and even taking advantage of seminarians.  Some rectors even joked about having to hide the handsome seminaries whenever McCarrick visited. 

Much more still has to be done in order to show true justice for victims and give assurance to the Catholic faithful that the Vatican is taking things seriously. 






Source:

https://news.yahoo.com/vatican-defrocks-former-us-cardinal-090921553.html


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