Friday, 18 April 2008

Modern society to blame for Catholic priests' sex abuses

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Apologies for the lack of activity on this blog this week. Just thought I'd make a quick observation regarding the Pope's visit to the US. Much has been written of his non-apology for the sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests over there (not to mention elsewhere in the world).

The closest he came to apologising was to say that the scandal had been "sometimes very badly handled" by the Catholic Church, before going on to lay the wider blame on "the degrading manifestations and the crude manipulation of sexuality so prevalent today."

You see, it's all to do with "the values underpinning society". So nothing at all to do with the fact that the Catholic Church denies its clergy the right to explore their sexuality as consenting adults, then?

3 comments:

Andy Armitage said...

It would be interesting to see a detailed analysis of media coverage of this evil man's visit to the States: from creepily fawning to outright critical. I'd hazard a guess as to which end of that scale most media would lean towards.

Jonn said...

What better reason would a pedophile have to join the cat'licker church as a priest than the prospect of access to near-unlimited number of small children that parents and community won't believe when they report abuse?
Shall now this haven and heaven for for the deranged be closed for them?
Or has the church already reached complete pedophilia saturation?
And for an ex-Nazi ('against my will' - my ass!) to have come the full circle, what a revelation!

DeathtotheSwiss said...

I blame the Church's belief that they are a higher power than any other on Earth. If their own are guilty of crimes than who better to forgive them than the highest power on the planet?