The Cost Of Crimen Sollicitationis On The Holy Roman Catholic Church

(The 1962 Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani Directive)

Relevant Document Links and YouTube Videos:


Crimen Sollicitationis

CBS News

(Warning: contains attached anti-Catholic hypothesis as cause)

Canon Lawyer Father Thomas Doyle on Crimen Sollicitationis

CNN on Crimen Sollicitationis

    Important Note: Although a link is recently available to a version of Crimen Sollicitationis on the Official website (alleged to be in compliance with a Court Order and/or Legal Settlement Stipulation), the posted version appears to be considerably attenuated (Link).  Notwithstanding similar font size and paragraph properties, printing the Vatican version on standard 8.5" x 11" paper yields 13 pages, as compared to printing the original (authentic 1962 version obtained by CBS News via an attorney from the Secret Archive of the Curia), which yields 39 pages; a significant 26 page difference (Link). Evaluating the two versions alongside, there are numerous omissions in the presently posted Vatican version, particularly of wording that would likely be considered intimidating to accusers (victims). For example; Preliminaries 13 in the Vatican version is missing phraseology detailing procedures on how the accuser should be "expressly threatened" and "should be most seriously warned", etc. Clearly, the key document is the authentic original, in the form it was sent in 1962, to every Cardinal, Archbishop, Bishop and Local Ordinary in the world. The version posted on the Vatican website in 2008 appears to be a conscientiously abridged summary translation of the original Crimen Sollicitationis Mandate.

What is Crimen Sollicitationis?

Crimen Sollicitationis represents a serious pivot in Roman Catholic policy, procedure and strategy for handling sexual misconduct within the Church ranks, ostensibly under the guise of maintaining confessional secrecy, as the Seal of Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation) only applies to Priests disclosing confessed sins of the of Penitent.  Canon 983 does not in any way apply secrecy on behalf of the Penitent. Notwithstanding, Crimen Sollicitationis appears to be designed to obtain oaths of secrecy from the Penitent in relation to Clergy sexual misconduct. The 1962 Directive authored by then Head of the Holy Office Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani (signed by Pope John XXIII) is a lengthy Mandate which imposed the strictest secrecy, ordering sworn oaths of absolute secrecy to be taken by Church officials appointed to make inquiries and hold a trial, as well as everyone involved and implicated in the proceedings. This secrecy is described as "a secret of the Holy Office". Breaking it incurs automatic expulsion (excommunication) from the Church, without any need for a declaration. The oath of secrecy must be imposed on the accusers (victims) and/or denouncers, as well as the accused, who if he/she fails to observe will be automatically expelled by that very act, which by Catholic teaching translates into banishment to hell for all eternity. It contains many pages of lengthy official complex tribunal proceedings which appear to be designed to confer the victim some feeling or sense of justice. Notwithstanding, (possibly unbeknownst to the victim), should a conviction of the sexually abusive priest be realized, stipulates that the guilty priest "transfer his residence to another territory" (Title 4 – 68). As stated at the top of  this Mandate, it was sent to every Patriarch, Archbishop, Bishop and Local Ordinary in the world. When reviewing testimonies of victims, it appears that this Directive was followed to the letter (Link). Reprehensibly absent in this document is any form of consolation, solace, support or therapy for the child victims. Recently it was discovered that the Boy Scouts of America kept secret files (Link).

Progression how the Catholic Church handled sexual abusive clerics

(1568) Pope Saint Pius V Directive (1917) Code of Canon Law Canon 2359, §2 (1962) Crimen Sollicitationis Mandate
_ _ _ Complete Reversal

Whoever commits such an execrable crime (bestiality, pedophilia, sodomy, etc.), by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss."

"[Clerics in major orders] If they have committed an offense against the sixth commandment with minors under sixteen years of age, or been guilty of adultery, rape, bestiality, sodomy, traffic in vice, or incest with blood relatives or relations by marriage in the first degree, they shall be suspended, declared infamous, deprived of every office, benefice, dignity, or position that they may hold, and in more grievous cases they shall be deposed."

"If a priest convicted of the crime of solicitation, or even merely admonished, should transfer his residence to another territory, the Ordinary a quo should immediately warn the Ordinary ad quem of the priest's record and his legal status".

Title 4 – 68


    As soon as CBS News uncovered the 1962 Cardinal Ottaviani directive, the secret was out and in the media, eventually costing the Roman Catholic Church $3 billion dollars in litigation and payouts. Understandably, damage control went into full swing, endeavoring to minimize the document’s role and significance.  The basic facts outlined in the document null any attempt to diminish its grievous impact on child victims. It would be prudent to examine the actual Ottaviani directive very carefully to avoid being deceived by the recent explanatory articles written with the cunning ability of Michael Jackson’s defense team attorneys. The actual directive itself would make any Roman Catholic’s blood boil, regarding both the author and those attempting to conceal its true nature. Defenders of this Ottaviani doctrine claim the secrecy is only to maintain the sanctity of the Confessional, notwithstanding that the document clearly broadens the range and scope to before, after and apart from Confession on the very first page. Moreover, articles attempting to diminish the significance of this Ottaviani Directive claim that it does not bar the child victims from making separate charges about the priest's sexual misconduct. In the event the injured party declined absolute secrecy (sought protection and/or justice from the authorities), the directive clearly mandates the molester victims be excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church for life.  The Ottaviani directive makes this unmistakably crystal clear throughout the document. The child victim could make separate charges, but according to the wording of the document, he/she would be perpetually barred from the Catholic Church.

The bottom line is;

You don't wind up paying out over $3 Billion in Court Settlements, Litigation, Punitive Damages and Restitution (in thousands of cases) if your entirely innocent.

    Preliminary Matters at the beginning of the Crimen Sollicitationis Directive details the framework concerning persons subjected to the jurisdiction of the Mandate.  Preliminary Matters - Part 1 of The Vatican posted version contains the wording: "even apart from confession" while the CBS acquired original 1962 version reads: "whether even outside the times for confession" (for the same corresponding section), which widely broadens the scope of the Directive. In essence, a victim making one confession in his/her lifetime would be subject the jurisdiction of the Mandate.

  1. It’s immediately obvious that the document was specifically designed to silence the victims, as any attempt of the victim to communicate the abuse to authorities results in excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church for life; "restrained by a perpetual silence".

    Preliminaries – 11 (restrained by a perpetual silence) "...all those persons (including victim) in any way associated with the tribunal, or knowledgeable of these matters by reason of their office, are bound to observe inviolably the strictest confidentiality, commonly known as the secret of the Holy Office, in all things and with all persons, under pain of incurring automatic excommunication, ipso facto and undeclared, reserved to the sole person of the Supreme Pontiff (can only be reversed by the Pope Himself), excluding even the Sacred Penitentiary".

    Preliminaries – 13 (accuser [victim] must be silenced) "The oath to maintain confidentiality must always be taken in these causes, also by the accusers (victims) or complainants and the witnesses".

    Title 1 – 18 "A member of the faithful (victim) who, in violation of the (aforementioned) prescription of Canon 904, knowingly disregards the obligation to denounce within a month the person (pedophile priest) by whom he or she (victim) was solicited, incurs an excommunication latae sententiae reserved to no one (cannot be reversed, even by the Pope Himself), which is not to be lifted until he/she (victim) has satisfied the obligation, or has promised seriously to do so". This clause appears to be designed with the primary objective of promptly maneuvering supervision of abuse to the Church hierarchy (keeping everything in house), as the denunciation is to the Sacred Penitentiar, Ordinary, or Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office (not the "secular authority" as originally mandated by Pope Saint Pius V). Title 1 - 18 illustrates how imperative it is to expeditiously move control of the victim to the jurisdiction of the Crimen Sollicitationis Mandate.

    Title 1 – 21 (secrecy till death)

    Title 1 – The First Knowledge of the Crime – Paragraph 23 (threaten the victim)


2.    The pedophile priest is treated in a protective and opposite manner.

        The Process – Chapter 3 – 48 "The judge should paternally and gently exhort the accused"

        The Process – Chapter 3 – 52 "In every way the judge is to remember that it is never right for him to bind the accused by an oath to tell the truth." But notice that it’s mandatory to bind the victim.

        Title 3 – Penalties – 63 (The greatest penalty possible to the pedophile priest found guilty by the outlined tribunal is being reduced to "lay-brother", and only done when it is considered that there is absolutely no hope of recovery. - Hence the perpetual transfers of pedophile priests and multibillion dollar pay outs)

      Title 4 – 68 – (If the pedophile priest is found guilty by the tribunal, he must be transferred) "If a priest convicted of the crime of solicitation, or even merely admonished, should transfer his residence to another territory, the Ordinary a quo should immediately warn the Ordinary ad quem of the priest's record and his legal status". It would be reasonable to presume that every bishop who transferred a convicted pedophile priest to another territory, hence creating a new crop of victims, may be just as guilty as the pedophile. He who puts the fox in the hen house is as guilty as the fox.


    Keep in mind that any other institution, upon learning that one of its members is molesting children, would have the God given common sense to contact the authorities. The Ottaviani Crimen Sollicitationis Directive seems to be designed to make the Roman Catholic Church a safe haven for pedophiles, while cleverly and viciously repressing child victims. Notwithstanding Mark 9:42 – "And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea."  How could those defending this reprehensible Ottaviani directive consider that this verse would not also apply to them? Has the Roman Catholic Church transgressed to the temple during the times of Christ? Would Jesus again charge: "You brood of vipers"? (Matthew 12:34).

The following videos may help to understand the pain of the victims



Deliver Us From Evil (Victim Accounts)

Sex Crimes and the Vatican

Priest Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Out

(7min-8secs) "I'm going to apply the seal of confession to you".

What is Happening to the Catholic Church?

As soon as the Catholic Church began compromising on Faith, Morals and Tradition, calamities arose from within. Several of the YouTube videos pertaining to Crimen Sollicitationis have attached suppositions to possible causes of the pedophile priest scandal, the Priest shortage crisis, the falling numbers of Parishioners, etc. (1, 2). Conjectures criticize Vatican II changes, as well as traditional Catholic Church teachings on abortion, contraception, euthanasia, homosexuality, etc. Many of these critics are oblivious that most of the Cardinals, Archbishops Bishops, Priests and Nuns have recently moved to the far left on many of these issues over the past three decades. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has become one of the most prevalent financial supporters of abortion and homosexuality. Several lay Catholics such as Michael Voris of RealCatholicTV and Michael Hichborn of American Life League uncovered huge cash flows from the USCCB (via their subsidiary Catholic Campaign For Human Development) to causes in complete contradiction to traditional Catholic principles and teachings. USCCB financial statements detailed a trail of over 280 million dollars of our collection basket contributions directed to supporting organizations campaigning for and supporting abortion as well as homosexual marriage. USCCB fiscal backing of Pro-Life groups and organizations is negligible. Why does the USCCB's Catholic Campaign For Human Development's Pro-Life Activities page only have one article, which is on Assisted Suicide?(3). "So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach (Matthew 23:3). The USCCB talks the Pro-Life talk, but walks the pro-death walk. In his viral paper "Standing with the Pope Against Homoheresy", Fr. Dariusz Oko, Ph.D. revealed that Pope Benedict XVI was battling a huge homosexual underground in the Vatican known as the Lavender Mafia "When they achieve a decision-making position, they try to promote and advance mostly those whose nature is similar to theirs" (4). "80 percent of pedophiles convicted in the USA are homosexuals". 90 percent of Priests convicted of pedophilia are homosexual. The bottom line is that Priests do not become pedophiles, pedophiles become Priests. Ingenuitive pedophiles target careers as Athletic Coaches, Boy Scout leaders, Day Care Workers, Priests, etc. The recent example of Jerry Sandusky illustrates how even a University such as Penn State chose to protect one of their own, while discarding the accusations and reports of pedophilia.


Michael Voris of the Vortex / CCHD & Saul Alinsky / Catholic Campaign For Anti-Catholic Activities / American Life League



USCCB Liason Bishop Patrick J. Zurek suspended Priests For Life Father Frank Pavone from ministry outside the Amarillo Diocese (5). Pavone effectively raised millions for Pro-Life causes and had no personal income according to PFL financial statements. Father Pavone wrote an Official Statement, and PFL's finances are beyond reproach (6). His Pro-Life constituents at American Life League issued statements in Pavones defense and of his impeccable record (7). Is the USCCB becoming concerned that the millions Father Frank Pavone raised for Pro-Life causes is counterbalancing the 280 million they funneled to abortion and homosexuality?

Sister Carol Keehan represented a group of Roman Catholic Nuns who helped push through Obamacare, which now as expected, contains abortion provisions. Keehan was praised by pro-death Nancy Pelosi, Robert Gibbs and President Obama, who gave her one of the 20 pens he used to sign the Bill (8). How many babies will be murdered for a pen? Most of the congregation of the Rochester Diocese in New York have resigned to traveling long distances to attend Mass at other Parishes in remonstration of Bishop Matthew Clark's homosexual masses and his untiring efforts of pushing to ordain a nun (who some parishioners claim to be a lesbian) to be the first woman priest in the Roman Catholic Church (9, 10).


Catholic Universities have been undergoing the same moral freefall. Notre Dame University honored the most pro-abortion President in American history, while vigorously prosecuting Pro-Life Catholics who peacefully protested (11). These peaceful Pro-Life Catholics were fined 5,000 each, viciously prosecuted by meticulous attorneys hired by vindictive Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, to the fullest extent of the Law, over a period of two years and found themselves flying back to Indiana several time for humiliating court proceedings. Priests and Nuns were likewise arrested, as well as Pro-Lifers quietly praying the Rosary on campus while walking to one of the chapels designated by Jenkins as safe grounds for those protesting. It was some kind of a setup, the chapels were not safe grounds, as several of the peaceful Pro-Life Catholics were arrested before completing the first decade of the Rosary. These 88 peaceful Pro-Life supporters have become known as the ND-88.


They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known. But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America's wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear and they were not particular about how it might be done. What you are about to see is that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today. So don't think that this is history. It is not. It is happening right here, and it's happening right now.

Bianca Laureano, a Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Riverdale NY (founded by the Sisters of Charity) teaches Sociology and Human Sexuality classes. She openly supports abortion (professing abortion to be safer than giving birth), prostitution and live sex demonstrations is the classroom (12). Laureano created the explicit "sex positive" site which contains shocking articles she authored; such as "Condoms That Are Barely There" (13). In that particular article, she evaluates the tactile invisibility of several brands of these prophylactics via her own comparisons with diverse products and various sex partners, as well as on her sex toys. Educators have been sacked in public schools for less wacky behavior. In April, Laureano described how she incorporated a pornographic image of the Virgin Mary entitled "The Liberation of Mary" during a presentation at the University of Maryland (14).

On her site, Laureano promotes a pro-abortion venomous tirade entitled "What Women Deserve" (15). In this video (text included on the page) foul mouthed Sonya Renee Taylor recites a long sequence of obscenities against those supporting Life, debatably characterized on the site as a "poem". She shrieks how underprivileged woman would not have so many kids if abortion was more accessible. She refers to Bishops as “balding middle-aged white men who tell us what to do with our bodies” (notwithstanding that these balding middle-aged white men are even more pro-death than she is, as it would be difficult to imagine that Taylor gave more than $280 million dollars to groups supporting abortion), bellows that “The Vatican won’t prosecute pedophile priests, but I decide I’m not ready for motherhood (slaughtering a baby equates to not being ready for motherhood?) and it’s condemnation for me?” and barks “Get the f**k out of our decisions!”.

When the Cardinal Newman Society asked Mount Saint Vincent College President Charles Flynn to curb Bianca Laureano, he responded by adding another class for her to teach. To the left is a Video Bianca Laureano and Sonya Renee Taylor really need to watch to understand the truth about abortion, black woman and planned parenthood (PP). PP was founded by Margaret Sanger, who got her start as a lecturer for the women's division of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), speaking on topics such as her Negro Reduction Project (16, 17, 18). One of her many quotes is: "Abortion should be illegal for whites, but mandatory for blacks" (19, 20).

Even some Catholic websites and forums turn a blind eye to this form of errant behavior. Curiously, another Catholic Forums member (in good standing for three years) emailed us claiming he was permanently banned from for posting a thread on Bianca Laureano. He was first warned by a moderator that the article was in violation because he used a blog link (the link to Laureano's very blog) to support the allegation. Then he re-posted the same thread with a link to the news article on reputable He was promptly banned, the entire thread on Laureano was deleted, as well as his last two months of posts on


Through a message given on October 13th (the anniversary day of the Miracle of the Sun and coinciding with the year of the Roe vs. Wade decision that became responsible for the deaths of over 55 million innocent unborn babies in the US alone), by Our most Holy Mother to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Akita, Japan  (declared worthy of belief by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, as well as the Local Bishop Ito due to several supporting Miracles) Our Holy Mother confides: "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.  The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them.  Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved." (21, 22, 23).

There are two books that help explain the reasoning for this calamity within the Catholic Church; "Akita: The Tears and the Message of Mary" by Father Teiji Yasuda (1989) and "The Meaning of Akita" by John Haffert (1989) ISBN 9781890137052.  Through interviews with Sister Agnes, one of the primary reasons for the coming Great Chastisement is the "murdering of babies in their mother's wombs".  This multitude of murdered innocents are constantly appealing to God for justice.  God hears their cries of grief for being prevented from living out their natural lives on Earth.  Mary communicated that these abortions are painful to the unborn. Sister Agnes was given this pain to experience for a few minutes, and those near her said it was heartbreaking. Jesus told the Jews: "Do not think that I will condemn you before the Father. The one who will accuse you is Moses" (John 5:45). Through these Private Revelations, we learn that the propagators of the unholy silent massacre will be accused before Our Holy Father, "by a sea of multitudes of slaughtered innocents". And we know this number must be in the billions. Mothers will be accused of infanticide before God, by their own extinguished offspring.


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