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(Yahoo)   Pope benedict may become the first Pope since the middle ages to be forced to resign in disgrace as it is revealed he was warned about another priest who molested over 200 children, but took no action   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 388
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2010-03-25 09:47:56 AM
That would be hilarious. I think it would put a dent in that whole "infallible" theory, huh?
 
2010-03-25 09:51:59 AM
www.morethings.com

/ that'll show 'em
 
2010-03-25 09:54:55 AM
Makes one think how much JP2 knew about all of this, seeing how Ratzinger was his right hand man...
 
2010-03-25 09:55:05 AM
Milwaukee's Roman Catholic archbishop warned a top Vatican office led by the future Pope Benedict XVI about a priest who may have molested as many as 200 deaf boys

Poor deaf kids didn't have a chance. They never hear you coming.
 
2010-03-25 09:58:27 AM
See this is where the Catholics have a problem. Central authority. Protestants probably rape little boys just as much, but they are individual cells like Al Quida, so you can't just go after the leadership.
 
2010-03-25 09:59:30 AM
Trivia Jockey: That would be hilarious. I think it would put a dent in that whole "infallible" theory, huh?

The Pope is infallible in matters dealing with the rules of the Catholic Church. He is NOT infallible in every single thing he does.
 
2010-03-25 09:59:37 AM
From about 200 AD there is a theory that Paul's church and the Vatican have been the anti-christ.
I'm still looking for evidence to disprove that one.
 
2010-03-25 10:00:18 AM
Donald_McRonald: Poor deaf kids didn't have a chance. They never hear you coming.

Hey-oh!
 
2010-03-25 10:05:35 AM
i34.tinypic.com
 
2010-03-25 10:08:59 AM
In 1996, then-Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland sent letters about Murphy to the Vatican office called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

How about calling the farking cops you farking stupid fark. This jackass as much to blame as Murphy.
 
2010-03-25 10:10:09 AM
I'm still of the opinion that the child rapes so far exposed are a fraction of what happened.

Don't say "molested," this was/is rape.
 
2010-03-25 10:11:34 AM
Peace be with you. And an extra piece for the altar boys.
 
2010-03-25 10:11:40 AM
Its not enough the the Pope was a Nazi. He was a child molester enabler too.

Nice. Good pick, Cardinals!
 
2010-03-25 10:14:41 AM
Milwaukee's Roman Catholic archbishop warned a top Vatican office led by the future Pope Benedict XVI about a priest who may have molested as many as 200 deaf boys

WHATSECKS?

Seriously, though, how are these motherfarkers not all rotting in jail? It's absolutely mind-boggling that they get a pass on this stuff.
 
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2010-03-25 10:14:49 AM
Abstinence makes the church grow fondlers.
 
2010-03-25 10:16:34 AM
wee: Abstinence makes the church grow fondlers.

Heh. +1.
 
2010-03-25 10:16:39 AM
You all do realize that as a current head of state, B13 is immune from prosecution in any court.
 
2010-03-25 10:17:17 AM
Err, I meant 16, stupid T9 cell phone...
 
2010-03-25 10:24:02 AM
forced to resign in disgrace

Yeah right.
 
2010-03-25 10:24:17 AM
Evidently it's impossible to impeach the Pope. Who knew?
 
2010-03-25 10:27:56 AM
EvilEgg: See this is where the Catholics have a problem. Central authority. Protestants probably rape little boys just as much, but they are individual cells like Al Quida, so you can't just go after the leadership.

Protestants have a lot of problems, particularly the fundamentalist types, but at least they don't have that whole forced celibacy thing going on.
 
2010-03-25 10:28:17 AM
ne2d: forced to resign in disgrace

Yeah right.


Seriously. He's not going to resign. I'm pretty sure he likes being Pope and nobody in the Vatican is seriously going to put pressure on him.

As for the membership, if you're still a Catholic at this point, you're probably in it for the long haul no matter who is in charge.
 
2010-03-25 10:32:58 AM
seventypercent: EvilEgg: See this is where the Catholics have a problem. Central authority. Protestants probably rape little boys just as much, but they are individual cells like Al Quida, so you can't just go after the leadership.

Protestants have a lot of problems, particularly the fundamentalist types, but at least they don't have that whole forced celibacy thing going on.


I wonder about that. Now I understand there is a basic human drive for sex, now would forced celibacy pervert that into pedophilia? I kind of doubt it.

Is it more prevalent in priests than the population at large or do we just hear about it more?
 
2010-03-25 10:33:14 AM
40yoVirgin: Makes one think how much JP2 knew about all of this, seeing how Ratzinger was his right hand man...

probably not much near the end.
/creepy Benedict is what some Catholics call him.
 
2010-03-25 10:34:52 AM
I don't think he's going to do that. I'm pretty sure he could kill a motherf*cker with a shovel and he'd still be the f*cking pope.
 
2010-03-25 10:38:18 AM
vernonFL: Trivia Jockey: That would be hilarious. I think it would put a dent in that whole "infallible" theory, huh?

The Pope is infallible in matters dealing with the rules of the Catholic Church. He is NOT infallible in every single thing he does.


So if God wanted a new Catholic rule, like say, "Thou shalt not diddleth little boys" and the Pope didn't listen, how would anyone know?
 
2010-03-25 10:40:24 AM
Trivia Jockey: That would be hilarious. I think it would put a dent in that whole "infallible" theory, huh?

Only if you haven't got the slightest clue how that works.

That said, I was never a fan of his, preferred a couple of other candidates over him to succeed John Paul II, and think that he needs to go if this keeps going much further. The laity are fed up with this.
 
2010-03-25 10:43:45 AM
EvilEgg: I wonder about that. Now I understand there is a basic human drive for sex, now would forced celibacy pervert that into pedophilia? I kind of doubt it.

What would happen if priests were no longer forced into celibacy is that there would be more young Catholic men willing to join the clergy. Honest, heterosexual, non-pedophile family men. Hopefully, this would prevent so many kiddie-diddlers from reaching positions of power because they'd have some competition.
 
2010-03-25 10:45:04 AM
 
2010-03-25 10:47:13 AM
EvilEgg: I wonder about that. Now I understand there is a basic human drive for sex, now would forced celibacy pervert that into pedophilia? I kind of doubt it.

Is it more prevalent in priests than the population at large or do we just hear about it more?


My theory is two-fold: Because the church is against homosexuality, many homosexual faithful join the priesthood, as a way of atoning for their "sins." And they probably remain abstinent for many years. But as time goes on, the urge for sex grows. They can't just go hit up a bar, they can't just chat up some other maybe-gay priest. But there are these boys there... boys who respect them and are taught how important they are. They'll stay quiet. And thus, the years of living completely abnormally in an attempt to not be gay twists them up so badly mentally, they use their power to satiate their basic human sexual needs in the most wrong way. I consider pedophilia mental illness, and it's entirely possible to develop a host of them in the wrong conditions.

Alcoholism is very high among Catholic priests, compared to other professions.

Alternately, I'd imagine there are also a decent enough number of pedophiles, who rather than face their issues, join the priesthood thinking they could escape them. And probably a very, very small percentage who join just so they can fairly "safely" be pedophiles, but I really think it would ultimately be a statistically insignificant number.

I feel like the church lightening up on homosexuality and allowing their clergy to marry and have normal lives would put an end to a lot of this.

**note: I do not think homosexual = pedophile. I think in this case, though, it can twist a homosexual into one. Much like the men in prison who are heterosexual start having sex with other men, something they'd never have done had they not been in that situation.
 
2010-03-25 10:48:32 AM
Rev. Skarekroe: EvilEgg: I wonder about that. Now I understand there is a basic human drive for sex, now would forced celibacy pervert that into pedophilia? I kind of doubt it.

What would happen if priests were no longer forced into celibacy is that there would be more young Catholic men willing to join the clergy. Honest, heterosexual, non-pedophile family men. Hopefully, this would prevent so many kiddie-diddlers from reaching positions of power because they'd have some competition.


I agree with this. I think some pedophiles go into the clergy hoping the forced celibacy will help them control their urges, and others go because it puts them in a position of trust and access to children. In any case, the celibacy requirement is totally antiquated and probably keeps a lot of good, decent, intelligent Catholics out of the priesthood.
 
2010-03-25 10:56:14 AM
vernonFL: Trivia Jockey: That would be hilarious. I think it would put a dent in that whole "infallible" theory, huh?

The Pope is infallible in matters dealing with the rules of the Catholic Church. He is NOT infallible in every single thing he does.



"Dude, I just took the most infallible dump!"
 
2010-03-25 11:00:58 AM
EvilEgg: I wonder about that. Now I understand there is a basic human drive for sex, now would forced celibacy pervert that into pedophilia? I kind of doubt it.

Is it more prevalent in priests than the population at large or do we just hear about it more?


Well, I think most people would agree that lifelong celibacy is a wholly unnatural condition, from the perspective of human biology. My opinion (and I stress that it is just an opinion) is that when somebody who has chosen this "path" ends up spending large quantities of unsupervised time with young children, shenanigans will happen.

(By the way, this isn't an "anti-Catholic" stance; it's an anti-celibacy stance.)
 
2010-03-25 11:18:29 AM
Being a member of the Catholic Church IS a disgrace.

From every piece of shiat lackey sitting in the pews on up to the pope himself, they all walking failures.

Here's to hoping the Muslims start planting IEDs outside your churches.
 
2010-03-25 11:20:16 AM
DamnYankees: Evidently it's impossible to impeach the Pope. Who knew?

Of course, if the pope is hideous enough, the College of Cardinals can elect another pope while the first is still alive, schisming the Church.

And, of course, there's always poisoning.
 
2010-03-25 11:22:41 AM
The sooner this "religion" disappears the better.

At what point do Catholics finally admit their "religion" is a sham?
 
2010-03-25 11:22:50 AM
DamnYankees: Evidently it's impossible to impeach the Pope. Who knew?

A Kremlin Cold cures all.
 
2010-03-25 11:24:44 AM
SchlingFocker: Here's to hoping the Muslims start planting IEDs outside your churches.

Why would they do that? Muslims like having sex with kids, too. (^)
 
2010-03-25 11:38:09 AM
So.... can we burn him at the stake? I think we need to bring that full circle to the catholics.
 
2010-03-25 11:54:45 AM
Wasnt the first "pope" Peter married and had children? Where did the celabacy come from?
 
2010-03-25 11:58:57 AM
swingerhead: Where did the celabacy come from?

answer here
 
2010-03-25 12:02:05 PM
swingerhead: Wasnt the first "pope" Peter married and had children? Where did the celabacy come from?

iirc, the church realized that it wasn't going to be able to continue to support the families of its priests in perpetuity so a tradition of celibacy was adopted. it's not biblical law or anything and could easily be changed if a pope were so inclined.
 
2010-03-25 12:04:05 PM
vernonFL: The Pope is infallible in matters dealing with the rules of the Catholic Church. He is NOT infallible in every single thing he does.


Isn't that splitting of hairs kind of objectively ridiculous? How can a man be infallible at some things, but not others? I mean, if a guy can make a mistake, what magically prevents him from making a mistake when it comes to the Church? Stupid.
 
2010-03-25 12:16:36 PM
Trivia Jockey: Isn't that splitting of hairs kind of objectively ridiculous? How can a man be infallible at some things, but not others? I mean, if a guy can make a mistake, what magically prevents him from making a mistake when it comes to the Church? Stupid.

Because the Pope gets to make up the rules. Therefore, when he makes up a rule, he's right. QED.
 
2010-03-25 12:16:56 PM
Trivia Jockey: vernonFL: The Pope is infallible in matters dealing with the rules of the Catholic Church. He is NOT infallible in every single thing he does.


Isn't that splitting of hairs kind of objectively ridiculous? How can a man be infallible at some things, but not others? I mean, if a guy can make a mistake, what magically prevents him from making a mistake when it comes to the Church? Stupid.


He's infallible in the stuff God tells him. Because God told him. I don't know your beliefs, but if you believe the Pope talks to God, it makes sense that what God tells him is infallible. It also makes sense that, you know, maybe God doesn't have him under control or anything and he also has normal, regular old "people-thoughts".
 
2010-03-25 12:20:09 PM
Godscrack: "Father Murphy also said he believed his victims consented, also telling the psychotherapist, "I could tell if they like it because they didn't push me away. So I knew they liked it."

As far as I know, his victims never spoke on word against him.
 
2010-03-25 12:38:25 PM
vernonFL: The Pope is infallible in matters dealing with the rules of the Catholic Church.

LOL

The papal bull "Summis desiderantes affectibus" begs to differ with you.
 
2010-03-25 12:42:06 PM
syrynxx: The papal bull "Summis desiderantes affectibus" begs to differ with you.

I went to Catholic school for 8 years, and that was what I was taught. I don't follow or practice anymore.
 
2010-03-25 12:52:09 PM
i23.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-25 01:16:07 PM
Yikes!

Time to dig out the old Prophecies of Saint Malarky Malachy and see how this turns out!
 
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