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(Yahoo)   Pope fires a 3rd bishop for mismanagement of his diocese, more or less blowing out of the water the Vatican's legal arguments that the Pope had no power to remove the bishops who covered up for pedophile priests   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 35
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2012-07-03 11:50:15 AM  
No no, you only fire the ones who say the Church should consider ordaining women and letting the men marry so they have a sexual outlet. Duh.
 
2012-07-03 11:53:49 AM  
This is one crazy Pope!
 
2012-07-03 11:53:56 AM  
I recall one church authority claiming there was no evidence that child molestation was a larger problem amongst the clergy than other professions.

Let's say, for example, that is it just as big a problem amongst (pulls a job title out of a hat) bus drivers. The fact is, there is no international bus driver union protecting pedophile bus drivers, moving them from one place to another when incidents occur, hiding their activities from law enforcement, with leadership sitting in a sovereign bus driver city-state where malfeasant senior bus drivers can seek shelter from prosecution.

So, fark them.
 
2012-07-03 11:54:15 AM  
I bet a lynch mob with shotguns could remove the pope, if they had the balls.

but they don't.

they will sacrifice the sphincters of their children to their sky wizard.
 
2012-07-03 11:55:49 AM  

sinanju: I recall one church authority claiming there was no evidence that child molestation was a larger problem amongst the clergy than other professions.

Let's say, for example, that is it just as big a problem amongst (pulls a job title out of a hat) bus drivers. The fact is, there is no international bus driver union protecting pedophile bus drivers, moving them from one place to another when incidents occur, hiding their activities from law enforcement, with leadership sitting in a sovereign bus driver city-state where malfeasant senior bus drivers can seek shelter from prosecution.

So, fark them.


Why do you hate religious freedom?
 
2012-07-03 11:57:46 AM  
Running a global boy rape operation is hard work.
 
2012-07-03 11:58:14 AM  

vudukungfu: I bet a lynch mob with shotguns could remove the pope, if they had the balls.


Now now. No sense beating the bishop.
 
2012-07-03 11:58:30 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Cardinal: Pope! Time to get up and put your hat.
Pope: It's a stupid hat.
Cardinal: Pope!
Pope: Okay, okay. God!
[Goes into the bathroom, comes out, and drops his boxer shorts on the floor]
Cardinal: Pope, the floor is not a hamper.
Pope: Man!
 
2012-07-03 11:59:46 AM  
Pastoral care? What a hoot!! Given everything that continues to pour out about this *organization*, it's a wonder that anybody with any functioning grey matter still sets foot inside ANY of its buildings. Let alone, allow their kids to be continued to be tutored/tortured, by it.
 
2012-07-03 12:00:38 PM  
Kinda like how when they closed churches in Boston and people wanted their money back (money they thought they had donated to the local community), it was, "oh no, you gave that money to the Church. We don't have to use it in your neighborhood."

But when the diocese in Washington got hit with lawsuits over their kid farking, it was, "oh no, that's not our money. It belongs to the local church."

/doesn't understand how anyone can call themselves a Catholic anymore
//might as well join NAMBLA
 
2012-07-03 12:04:47 PM  

biglot: Pastoral care? What a hoot!! Given everything that continues to pour out about this *organization*, it's a wonder that anybody with any functioning grey matter still sets foot inside ANY of its buildings. Let alone, allow their kids to be continued to be tutored/tortured, by it.


Yes, the surprising part isn't that the Catholic heirarchy are a bunch of pedo-protecting hypocrites, it is that there's anybody left among the public willing to drop a nickle in the plate on Sunday morning.
 
2012-07-03 12:23:11 PM  
I am certain that Fark's resident advocate for organizations that protect child molesters will explain why the two conditions are entirely different.
 
Ehh
2012-07-03 12:25:23 PM  
If the RCC can be doing what it is doing in North America, can you imagine what's going on in South America, the Philippines, and Africa?
 
2012-07-03 12:25:31 PM  
I've been a heathen since the Reagan Administration. I used to be an altar boy. The monsignor of my old parish was busted, so the scandals aren't new to me.

Nevertheless I didn't expect the Catholic Church to fall apart like this. They've left themselves open to lawsuits on a worldwide level? That's almost implausible for a corporation with two thousand years behind it.

Time to hock the chalices with the gems in 'em. Pimp cups are a seller's market right now...
 
2012-07-03 12:26:58 PM  

Kuroshin: sinanju: I recall one church authority claiming there was no evidence that child molestation was a larger problem amongst the clergy than other professions.

Let's say, for example, that is it just as big a problem amongst (pulls a job title out of a hat) bus drivers. The fact is, there is no international bus driver union protecting pedophile bus drivers, moving them from one place to another when incidents occur, hiding their activities from law enforcement, with leadership sitting in a sovereign bus driver city-state where malfeasant senior bus drivers can seek shelter from prosecution.

So, fark them.

Why do you hate religious freedom?


I think he just loves bus drivers.
 
2012-07-03 12:42:16 PM  

mcmnky: /doesn't understand how anyone can call themselves a Catholic anymore
//might as well join NAMBLA


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2012-07-03 01:02:08 PM  

sinanju: I recall one church authority claiming there was no evidence that child molestation was a larger problem amongst the clergy than other professions.

Let's say, for example, that is it just as big a problem amongst (pulls a job title out of a hat) bus drivers. The fact is, there is no international bus driver union protecting pedophile bus drivers, moving them from one place to another when incidents occur, hiding their activities from law enforcement, with leadership sitting in a sovereign bus driver city-state where malfeasant senior bus drivers can seek shelter from prosecution.

So, fark them.


The frequency does not matter. Even if it were one priest --and it was WAY more than one --anyone who molested a child should have been turned over to the authorities. The Church actively conspired to hide incidents. That is despicable.
 
2012-07-03 01:02:12 PM  
Cover ups are hard to prove. Outright defiance of Church doctrine is easy to prove. This may have something to do with it.
 
2012-07-03 01:02:44 PM  

pseydtonne: I've been a heathen since the Reagan Administration. I used to be an altar boy. The monsignor of my old parish was busted, so the scandals aren't new to me.

Nevertheless I didn't expect the Catholic Church to fall apart like this. They've left themselves open to lawsuits on a worldwide level? That's almost implausible for a corporation with two thousand years behind it.

Time to hock the chalices with the gems in 'em. Pimp cups are a seller's market right now...


And they have such a track record of being able to change with the times...
 
2012-07-03 01:07:18 PM  

JDAT: Cover ups are hard to prove. Outright defiance of Church doctrine is easy to prove. This may have something to do with it.


Good point. "Making a profit" has been church doctrine for at least a thousand years.

No profit? No more of those sweet, sweet Bishop perks for you!
 
2012-07-03 01:07:34 PM  
Fark the catholic church and fark the pope.

Equality in the ranks...thats a firing.
Poor administrative work...thats a firing
Raping kids and covering it up...congrats a transfer to a new buffet of little ones to choose from!
 
2012-07-03 01:14:02 PM  

abfalter: sinanju: I recall one church authority claiming there was no evidence that child molestation was a larger problem amongst the clergy than other professions.

Let's say, for example, that is it just as big a problem amongst (pulls a job title out of a hat) bus drivers. The fact is, there is no international bus driver union protecting pedophile bus drivers, moving them from one place to another when incidents occur, hiding their activities from law enforcement, with leadership sitting in a sovereign bus driver city-state where malfeasant senior bus drivers can seek shelter from prosecution.

So, fark them.

The frequency does not matter. Even if it were one priest --and it was WAY more than one --anyone who molested a child should have been turned over to the authorities. The Church actively conspired to hide incidents. That is despicable.


This Pope IS the man most directly in charge of hiding the rapists from the secular authorities. As a bishop, and later the Cardinal heir apparent to John Paul II, He was THE final authority on who was moved where. He knew full well, going back to the 1970's (and probably earlier) who was raping children, and he took the steps necessary to hide them from law enforcement. He was the big cheese in that whole system.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:12 PM  

Deathfrogg: He knew full well, going back to the 1970's (and probably earlier) who was raping children, and he took the steps necessary to hide them from law enforcement. He was the big cheese in that whole system.


I wouldn't be entirely surprised if he conspired to keep that knowledge from JPII, either

/Not a catholic
 
2012-07-03 02:44:27 PM  

pseydtonne: I've been a heathen since the Reagan Administration. I used to be an altar boy. The monsignor of my old parish was busted, so the scandals aren't new to me.

Nevertheless I didn't expect the Catholic Church to fall apart like this. They've left themselves open to lawsuits on a worldwide level? That's almost implausible for a corporation with two thousand years behind it.

Time to hock the chalices with the gems in 'em. Pimp cups are a seller's market right now...


AS a wry ordained observer of the situation and close friend of mine who currently has a job title that's in Latin and roughly translates to "Pesonal Go-fer for the guy in the big pointy hat" told me the other day "It really Does seem like Benedict is doing his damndest to validate the Prophecy of St Malachy"

Which, for those NOT steeped hip deep in Catholic trivia, is a supposed prophecy of a 9th century saint listing all the Popes in the Catholic church from then on. (Most people think its a Rennaisance forgery) Eah pope is given a mystical nickname, and a lot of people think Benedict chose his pope name based on the nickname in the prophecy. ("glory of the Olives"-Olives being the symbol of the Benedictine order). The problem is "The Glory of the Olives" is the second to last Pope-ever. The prophecy is often understood to mean that this pope will basically destroy the Church, and the final pope, who is the only one to get a name, "Peter the Roman" (who is supposed to be a brother IIRC) will only be able to salvage some of what's left after the church goes down in flames.

It might not be the fire and brimstone apocalypse many assumed but I do think the comng legal assault on the church (caused largely by what Benny did when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger) won't leave much standing in the end
 
2012-07-03 02:47:03 PM  

Dimensio: I am certain that Fark's resident advocate for organizations that protect child molesters will explain why the two conditions are entirely different.


Just don't say his name three times...
 
2012-07-03 03:54:27 PM  

Magorn: pseydtonne: I've been a heathen since the Reagan Administration. I used to be an altar boy. The monsignor of my old parish was busted, so the scandals aren't new to me.

Nevertheless I didn't expect the Catholic Church to fall apart like this. They've left themselves open to lawsuits on a worldwide level? That's almost implausible for a corporation with two thousand years behind it.

Time to hock the chalices with the gems in 'em. Pimp cups are a seller's market right now...

AS a wry ordained observer of the situation and close friend of mine who currently has a job title that's in Latin and roughly translates to "Pesonal Go-fer for the guy in the big pointy hat" told me the other day "It really Does seem like Benedict is doing his damndest to validate the Prophecy of St Malachy"

Which, for those NOT steeped hip deep in Catholic trivia, is a supposed prophecy of a 9th century saint listing all the Popes in the Catholic church from then on. (Most people think its a Rennaisance forgery) Eah pope is given a mystical nickname, and a lot of people think Benedict chose his pope name based on the nickname in the prophecy. ("glory of the Olives"-Olives being the symbol of the Benedictine order). The problem is "The Glory of the Olives" is the second to last Pope-ever. The prophecy is often understood to mean that this pope will basically destroy the Church, and the final pope, who is the only one to get a name, "Peter the Roman" (who is supposed to be a brother IIRC) will only be able to salvage some of what's left after the church goes down in flames.

It might not be the fire and brimstone apocalypse many assumed but I do think the comng legal assault on the church (caused largely by what Benny did when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger) won't leave much standing in the end


Both seem about equally likely anymore.

Some theorize it could also mean the destruction of the city of Rome or trigger the war between Gog and Magog.
 
2012-07-03 04:10:36 PM  
I like how he fired the one bishop that believed in equality with women and that priests should be able to marry.
 
2012-07-03 04:16:23 PM  
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2012-07-03 04:18:44 PM  
wanna bet that's not the only thing the pope "blew" out?
 
2012-07-03 04:51:16 PM  
Every single one of those f***ers should be dragged out of that palace they live in and thrown in prison to await trial for being the pedophiles/enablers that they are.
 
2012-07-03 05:23:00 PM  

Magorn: pseydtonne: I've been a heathen since the Reagan Administration. I used to be an altar boy. The monsignor of my old parish was busted, so the scandals aren't new to me.

Nevertheless I didn't expect the Catholic Church to fall apart like this. They've left themselves open to lawsuits on a worldwide level? That's almost implausible for a corporation with two thousand years behind it.

Time to hock the chalices with the gems in 'em. Pimp cups are a seller's market right now...

AS a wry ordained observer of the situation and close friend of mine who currently has a job title that's in Latin and roughly translates to "Pesonal Go-fer for the guy in the big pointy hat" told me the other day "It really Does seem like Benedict is doing his damndest to validate the Prophecy of St Malachy"

Which, for those NOT steeped hip deep in Catholic trivia, is a supposed prophecy of a 9th century saint listing all the Popes in the Catholic church from then on. (Most people think its a Rennaisance forgery) Eah pope is given a mystical nickname, and a lot of people think Benedict chose his pope name based on the nickname in the prophecy. ("glory of the Olives"-Olives being the symbol of the Benedictine order). The problem is "The Glory of the Olives" is the second to last Pope-ever. The prophecy is often understood to mean that this pope will basically destroy the Church, and the final pope, who is the only one to get a name, "Peter the Roman" (who is supposed to be a brother IIRC) will only be able to salvage some of what's left after the church goes down in flames.

It might not be the fire and brimstone apocalypse many assumed but I do think the comng legal assault on the church (caused largely by what Benny did when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger) won't leave much standing in the end


So you bring a prophecy which expects the next pope to be a Kenyan?
 
2012-07-03 08:01:26 PM  

vudukungfu: I bet a lynch mob with shotguns could remove the pope, if they had the balls.

but they don't.

they will sacrifice the sphincters of their children to their sky wizard.


the lynching is so terribly overdue in a few institutions. gladly see it start right here. any day a collar dies is a good day.
 
2012-07-03 09:40:18 PM  
Could federal racketeering & conspiracy charges be used against the church? In the USA.
 
2012-07-04 03:41:14 AM  
Did he say "You have failed me for the last time" when he did it?

Excommunication = Shorthand for "You got caught, dummy."
 
2012-07-04 03:47:48 PM  

vudukungfu: I bet a lynch mob with shotguns could remove the pope, if they had the balls.

The
Swiss_Guard
dresses funny, but that's to make it absolutely clear they really are BAMFs.

Unless you swing them against pope Palpatine, you can forget anything but a very bloody, messy failure.

/ A small nuke would work, but all the historical and artistic treasures of the Vatican are worth preserving ... to pay off the victims with.
 
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