Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pope (Fox) promises to protect (put in charge) the Young (of Henhouse)

Okay. According to the Pope, the best way to keep pedophiles from abusing young boys is to put them in the hands of an institution known worldwide for hiring and protecting pedophiles. Yes. It's all very clear. Exactly the right way to go.

Pope: church will protect young from abuse

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of clerical abuse victims Sunday and promised them the Catholic Church would implement "effective measures" to protect young people in the future.

The Vatican said Benedict expressed his "shame and sorrow" at the pain the men and their families suffered and prayed with them during the meeting at the Vatican's embassy in Malta.

It was the first time Benedict had met with abuse victims since the worldwide clerical abuse scandal engulfed the Vatican earlier this year.

"He prayed with them and assured them that the Church is doing, and will continue to do, all in its power to investigate allegations, to bring to justice those responsible for abuse and to implement effective measures designed to safeguard young people in the future," a Vatican statement said.

Victims' advocacy groups have demanded that the Vatican take concrete steps to protect children and remove abusive priests, saying the pope's expressions to date of solidarity and shame are meaningless unless actual action is taken.

Benedict's overnight trip to Malta - scheduled to commemorate the 1,950th anniversary of St. Paul's shipwreck - has been overshadowed by expectations that the pope would make a strong gesture to repair the damage of the scandal.

Benedict has been accused by victims' groups and their lawyers of being part of systematic practice of cover-up by church hierarchy for pedophile priests, in his earlier roles as an archbishop in Germany and later at the helm of the Vatican morals office.

Ten Maltese men came forward earlier this month saying they wanted to meet with the pope to tell him their stories and to request an apology. They say they were abused by four priests at a Catholic orphanage.

Benedict made no direct reference to the scandals during a Mass Sunday morning. He told Maltese to cling to their faith despite the temptations of modern society.

"Many voices try to persuade us to put aside our faith in God and his church," he warned.

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Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

"Sexual misconduct by a pedophile priest(s) is not new. Where Holy Mother Church is concerned, it is deemed better to move this priest from time to time to another parish
rather than embarrass the necessary and noble good name of that parish, merely to punish one individual. Therefore, let the highest authority provide the final judgement."

(From notes, decades old) - reb

8:13 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...


Nope. Sorry. Can't handle extreme criminal misconduct as you suggest.

With what you've said, you are aiding and abetting child abusers.

As far as letting the "highest authority" provide the final judgment, well, that idea mocks our American standards of justice, saying that some people are above our laws.

It may be painful to face, but the hierarchy of the Catholic Church is home to many, many homosexuals.

This fact is a double problem. The Catholic Church takes a tough stand against homosexuality -- unless a member of the priesthood is found to be among the homosexuals. Then the Church becomes the ultimate hypocrite by helping and hiding the offenders.

Of course the problem really blows up when priests have sex with young boys. But here again, the Church hides the criminals rather than bringing in the police.

We know why. If the police were to investigate the Church, the investigation would show widespread and continuous sexual misconduct.

If the Church were a private corporation engaging in the same misconduct, it find itself facing criminal and civil prosecution. A guilty corporation would see its net worth transferred to the people who were abused by the employees, and the employees and those who managed them would land in jail.

The Church and its followers must face facts.

9:38 PM  
Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

The Doctrine of Papal Infallibility was proclaimed in 1870 by Pius IX, and who within the Vatican would challenge that?

Infallibility, says your local padre, is quite faith & morals.

If "faith" deals with thought, and "morals" with action, then the entire range of human experience is encompassed within the papal claim.

Like the Devine Right of Kings!

And, may the Lord have mercy on that innocent little alter-boy.

It would be the same story with Allah's Prophet, the "perfect man"
Muhammad. Submit of Die...

Hallelujah, brother!


12:15 PM  

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