Saturday, March 20, 2010
Proving he still doesn’t get it, Pope RatNAZI offered a boilerplate apology Saturday to the victims and their families in Ireland, expressing “shame and remorse” and saying “your trust had been betrayed and your dignity has been violated.”
Missing from the long-awaited, 8-page letter, was any mention of disciplinary action beyond sending a special apostolic delegation to investigate unspecified dioceses and religious congregations in Ireland. Moreover, it focused particularly on the situation in Ireland, even as the crisis has widened among Catholics in Austria, the Netherlands and in the pope’s native Germany.
And most disturbing of all, nowhere in the letter did Pope RatNAZI address the responsibility of the Vatican itself. Many victims’ groups have criticized the Vatican for not recognizing the depth and scope of the abuse crisis sooner. Nor did he use the term punishment, or spell out any consequences for clergy or bishops who had not upheld canon or civil law. Indeed, he laid blame firmly with Irish Catholic leaders.
Colm O’Gorman, the co-founder of a victims’ group called One in Four, and a victim of priest sexual abuse, after reading the pope’s letter said he was “concerned that there is still no full acknowledgment of the systematic institutional cover-up which is not restricted only to Ireland.”
“Clearly the pope is trying to restrict it to the Irish church and they are speaking only to the Irish church. I find that deceitful because we know that this is a global and systemic problem in the global church. It’s all about protesting the institution and, above all, its wealth.”
Too bad there isn’t anything in place to remove this old pervert from the Vatican before he does anymore damage.
At best, let’s hope the stress of this newest sex abuse scandal will weigh so heavily on him (he’s 88 after all) that he will soon be found dead in bed with one of his 14 year old Italian boy servants.
It’s time to start finding the bloody bodies of the offending priests all over the world! Maybe that’ll wake up Poop Nazinger!
This pope is a nasty pig. I hope he dies before sunset.
Methinks the only appropriate “penalty” is mass castration for these depraved priests.
Seriously, line them up, hand the victims a hunting knife and start cutting.
Yeah, I know. This looks and sounds harsh but, what they did to their victims is a hell of a lot harsher.
I think the Pope/Vatican try to distance themselves so as to not hold financial liability.
But Pope John did this same “let’s forgive them”.
I think clergy should be held to a higher standard, given their access to vulnerable children.
These are serious crimes, and their pedophile priests are seriously ill. They need to no longer have access, and both punishment & treatment.
You can’t pray or forgive this predatory behavior away.
• Pedophiles have a strong, almost irresistible, desire to have sex with children. The average pedophile molests 260 victims during their lifetime. Over 90% of convicted pedophiles are arrested again for the same offense after their release from prison.
• The best protection is to help your children learn to resist unwanted advances and to learn about threats in your neighborhood.
Maybe they need to add this official recommendaiton:
• Stay the hell away from Catholic Priests!
Fran: You are absolutely correct about children needing to stay away from RCC priests. Any parent that takes a kid to a Roman Catholic church should get a visit from child protective services.
Let’s bring back the INQUISITION…. and this time… let’s use it on the priests!!!!!