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Monday, March 29, 2010

Shorter Pope Ratzi: "My faith allows me to continue to protect pedophiles in my ranks"
Posted by Jill | 5:08 AM
Yesterday was Palm Sunday, but at the Vatican, a narcissistic Pope decided that instead of this season being about the tribulations of Jesus, it's really about his own:
While he did not directly mention the scandal involving sexual abuse of children by priests, parts of his sermon could be applicable to the crisis.

The pontiff said faith in God helps lead one “towards the courage of not allowing oneself to be intimidated by the petty gossip of dominant opinion.”

He also spoke of how man can sometimes “fall to the lowest, vulgar levels” and “sink into the swamp of sin and dishonesty.”

One prayer asked God to help “the young and those who work to educate and protect them,” which Vatican Radio said was intended to “sum up the feelings of the Church at this difficult time when it confronts the plague of pedophilia.”

So the children who are, and why have in the past been, preyed upon by priests were told yesterday to just pray for the protection of God (who's also supposed to protect the ones who go after them). Because this Pope sure as hell isn't going to do anything to help them.

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Anonymous mandt said...
Many of us have known about this situation for decades and no one gave it print. We cheered when S. O'Conner tore up a picture of the Pope, whose crimes of leadership were largely fomented by Ratzinger and whose PR image is now one of a Saint. The Vatican Kabuki is formidable. Ratzinger is a proud defender of fascism and one of those most responsible for cannoning a monster named Josemaría Escrivá. One of my best memories from the eighties was when an acquaintance managed to gain access to the Vatican offices of then Cardinal Rat and nailed a Luther-like list of human rights abuses committed by the Cardinal on his office door before being arrested and beaten to a pulp.