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(NBC News)   Vatican denies Pope said 1 in 50 priests are pedophiles, says there is no way he would lowball the number that much   (nbcnews.com) divider line 76
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2014-07-14 09:16:51 AM  
You know who else was in denial? Moses.
 
2014-07-14 09:21:56 AM  

mutterfark: You know who else was in denial? Moses.


Let my pedos go?
 
2014-07-14 10:36:37 AM  

Diogenes: mutterfark: You know who else was in denial? Moses.

Let my pedos go?


If thou meet thine enemy's @ss going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
 
2014-07-14 11:24:51 AM  
Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread
 
2014-07-14 11:24:58 AM  
I imagine that several members of the Curia must have an absolute heart attack every time Francis opens his mouth in front of a journalist or microphone.
 
2014-07-14 11:27:36 AM  
One of two very old men are about to die in their sleep. Or maybe two of two. It's God's will, you know.
 
2014-07-14 11:30:28 AM  
1 in 50 of all priests, or the higher ups? I am betting the number in the higher ups is much higher. Otherwise this would have gotten cleaned up.
 
2014-07-14 11:30:37 AM  
There's such a thing as an Italian atheist?
 
2014-07-14 11:31:09 AM  

Aar1012: Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread


Will the bottom be cut out of the popcorn box?
 
2014-07-14 11:31:28 AM  
Francis has to stop being frank.
 
2014-07-14 11:31:53 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Aar1012: Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread

Will the bottom be cut out of the popcorn box?


YouMagnficiantBastard.jpg
 
2014-07-14 11:36:12 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Aar1012: Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread

Will the bottom be cut out of the popcorn box?


That's a reach . . .
 
2014-07-14 11:36:39 AM  
Pope NiceWords sure does talk a lot.

I look forward to the day he gets around to actually doing something about this.

/or something, anything, that doesn't amount to him putting his other priests in danger, like that mob thing
 
2014-07-14 11:38:43 AM  

Diogenes: mutterfark: You know who else was in denial? Moses.

Let my pedos go?


In de river Nial.
 
2014-07-14 11:41:08 AM  

JK47: I imagine that several members of the Curia must have an absolute heart attack every time Francis opens his mouth in front of a journalist or microphone.


It's called "Pope Francis' Plan to Get Rid of a Bunch of the Vatican Old Guard."
 
2014-07-14 11:41:26 AM  
Seriously, Subby. low-ball. LOW BALL?
Altered boys, indeed.
 
2014-07-14 11:43:40 AM  
I enjoy the dance of the bureaucracy. The Pope says "Love thy neighbor," and the Vatican bureaucracy comes out the next day saying, "except if they're gay or worship other gods."
 
2014-07-14 11:43:49 AM  
Pope Frankie says they have a problem, maybe does lowball it, but the other high ranking officials immediately go on the defensive and say there is no problem? Or are they just saying he was 'misquoted' with no corrective statement?
 
2014-07-14 11:44:19 AM  

And Benevolent Misanthrope called it in the last thread:

Honestly - does this surprise anyone? Francis says something vague that sounds nicer than his predecessors, but is really the same old pap. The devout hail him as a great reformer. The Vatican Press Office immediately says, "He didn't say that and even if he had that's not what he meant anyway." And the sheep follow along and keep talking him up.
 
2014-07-14 11:45:00 AM  
The pope was quoted quoting a statistic. Indeed.
 
2014-07-14 11:45:41 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I enjoy the dance of the bureaucracy. The Pope says "Love thy neighbor," and the Vatican bureaucracy comes out the next day saying, "except if they're gay or worship other gods."


Cue "Did I farking stutter Jesus"?
 
2014-07-14 11:55:26 AM  

JK47: I imagine that several members of the Curia must have an absolute heart attack every time Francis opens his mouth in front of a journalist or microphone.


I may only be in my 40's but I can't think of any pope in living memory who had the Vatican walking back his statements as much as this one. Every time he talks they balk.
 
2014-07-14 11:57:27 AM  
Vatican then follows up by taking a cue from a stupid idiot first year fantasy convention this weekend called Dashcon (I love internet rage and comedy. Makes for a few days of funny reading) and offers free hours in a ballpit situated in a kiddy pool.
 
2014-07-14 12:01:03 PM  
The Pope better sleep with one eye opened if he keeps trying to spread some truth.  The Catholic Church will have none of that.

"The Pope was referring to 2% milk.  We are confirming that there is no way it is actually 2% but way less.  Closer to skim, actually."
 
2014-07-14 12:01:21 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Aar1012: Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread

Will the bottom be cut out of the popcorn box?


Nice. Betcha can't eat just one.
 
2014-07-14 12:02:52 PM  

The Flexecutioner: The Pope better sleep with one eye opened if he keeps trying to spread some truth.  The Catholic Church will have none of that.

"The Pope was referring to 2% milk.  We are confirming that there is no way it is actually 2% but way less.  Closer to skim, actually."


Skim involves the collection plates and the tax avoidance.
 
2014-07-14 12:03:11 PM  

Unknown_Poltroon: 1 in 50 of all priests, or the higher ups? I am betting the number in the higher ups is much higher. Otherwise this would have gotten cleaned up.


If they want to dispute that 1-in-50 claim, then they needs to provide the actual number and prove it's accurate.  Otherwise they should shut up and accept that 2% figure, especially since it's already lower than the general population.

In short, the Catholic Church once again tries to deny that there is a problem rather than FIX the problem.
 
2014-07-14 12:06:04 PM  
"No... no... no... You misheard.  He didn't say ped0phile. He said Pete-o-phile! Yeah... everyone here loves Pete.  He's the janitor who dances while he wroks.  GREAT guy."
 
2014-07-14 12:08:08 PM  
People continue to give them money.

Giving them money is approval.
 
2014-07-14 12:08:35 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: There's such a thing as an Italian atheist?


High rate of atheism in Italy. Centuries of religious tyranny/extremism will do that for a nation. There's hope for USA yet.
 
2014-07-14 12:08:55 PM  
Pope's trolling. Now he knows who to dismiss.
 
2014-07-14 12:11:44 PM  
DNRTFA but how many PedoPriests would that mean?

And are we talking "Active" priests, or ones that may actually buy into the rhetoric and are containing their urges via their faith?
 
2014-07-14 12:12:01 PM  

dustygrimp: "No... no... no... You misheard. He didn't say ped0phile. He said Pete-o-phile! Yeah... everyone here loves Pete. He's the janitor who dances while he wroks. GREAT guy."


or Peter File
 
2014-07-14 12:14:13 PM  
Fark allows repeats now?
 
2014-07-14 12:16:46 PM  

uncleacid: Francis has to stop being frank.


Let me be frank about Frank.
 
2014-07-14 12:16:57 PM  

Aar1012: Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread


I'll wait for the Protestant spinoff threads.
 
2014-07-14 12:22:36 PM  
I thought the Pope was infallible.
 
2014-07-14 12:24:21 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: Pope Frankie says they have a problem, maybe does lowball it, but the other high ranking officials immediately go on the defensive and say there is no problem? Or are they just saying he was 'misquoted' with no corrective statement?


The latter, but implying the former.

It's sort of like if a Third-World dictator were dying of cancer, where the whole world knew that the old goat was on his deathbed.  So the official spokesman for the regime knows everybody knows, and is savvy enough to know that denying it would just get him laughed at, so he tries to downplay the severity of the problem by saying, "Well, yes, he has a tumor."  But then a bunch of old generals don't like that kind of honesty, they think it makes them look weak, so they try to deny it, saying "It's not a tumor," without specifically denying that they guy is sick, but hoping people will take it to mean that Glorious Leader will jump out of bed and dance a jig any day now.

Most of the people living in other countries think the whole farce is just ridiculous.  But there may be some loyal citizens of the regime who still expect to see Glorious Leader run a marathon next month.
 
2014-07-14 12:25:20 PM  
Why does the man who speaks on the mortal plane with Almighty God's wisdom and authority need to be corrected?
 
2014-07-14 12:25:53 PM  

MutantMotherMouse: Intelligent_Donkey: There's such a thing as an Italian atheist?

High rate of atheism in Italy. Centuries of religious tyranny/extremism will do that for a nation. There's hope for USA yet.


So you're saying it's like a vaccination, or surviving a plague?
 
2014-07-14 12:27:57 PM  
The church looks out for the church.
They don't care what happens or what people think as long as the money keeps coming in to support their "poverty."
Why people continue to give money is a mystery to me.  If the money stopped coming in, they would make changes in a few milliseconds.

Where is law enforcement?
Why doesn't a DA put some of these people in prison?
 
2014-07-14 12:29:05 PM  

NutWrench: I thought the Pope was infallible.


Derp Du Jour: Why does the man who speaks on the mortal plane with Almighty God's wisdom and authority need to be corrected?


He's not supposed to be infallible, at least not all the time. It's a misconception which tends to spread, either because people find the idea amusing, or because it's a way to discredit the Catholic Church.

Which is silly and pointless, as there are enough other ways to discredit it.
 
2014-07-14 12:30:29 PM  
He's on the menu, on the table, he's the knife and he's the waiter.
 
2014-07-14 12:34:00 PM  
Aar1012: Get the popcorn... It's a Catholic thread

Well, you wear the chains you forge in life.  This particular church has to go a long way before it regains its reputation.  In the meantime, there are some hard truths that bear repeating.
 
2014-07-14 12:36:40 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Where is law enforcement?
Why doesn't a DA put some of these people in prison?


I am not an expert on international law, but it's my understanding that Vatican City is considered to be more or less a sovereign nation in its own right, and the Pope the head of state.  So it's no more possible to go in and arrest him than it would be for Canada to go in and arrest the President of the USA, or a US senator.  So far as I understand it the Pope has diplomatic immunity.

Of course, unlike the USA, Vatican City is a very, very small army with a tiny, ill-equipped army at best.  So I suppose you could declare war and invade, with a pretty good chance of success, assuming everyone else in the world stood by and did nothing about it.  I suspect, however, you'd be met with a certain about of disapproval and ire if you actually tried that.
 
2014-07-14 12:39:24 PM  

ciberido: He's not supposed to be infallible, at least not all the time. It's a misconception which tends to spread, either because people find the idea amusing, or because it's a way to discredit the Catholic Church.

Which is silly and pointless, as there are enough other ways to discredit it.


True.  But you have to admit it's fun to watch the Curia chase after him with the vacuum cleaner.
 
2014-07-14 12:39:28 PM  
About 2% of the population is gay, so it makes sense.
 
2014-07-14 12:45:09 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Why people continue to give money is a mystery to me. If the money stopped coming in, they would make changes in a few milliseconds.


Former Catholic here - what I was told - supporting the RC Church monetarily is basically buying "grace" i.e.brownie points for the afterlife.

You do want to meet up with your loved ones after you shed your mortal coil, don't you?
 
2014-07-14 12:53:00 PM  

mongbiohazard: JK47: I imagine that several members of the Curia must have an absolute heart attack every time Francis opens his mouth in front of a journalist or microphone.

I may only be in my 40's but I can't think of any pope in living memory who had the Vatican walking back his statements as much as this one. Every time he talks they balk.


Pope John XXIII was elected to be a placeholder with every expectation that he'd do nothing for the couple of years he had left. He immediately called Vatican Council II, listed as the primary theological consultants for the council several theologians who had been formally censured and banned by the Curia, and said the reason for the council was, and I quote "to throw open the windows and let God into the Church."
 
2014-07-14 12:54:16 PM  

Bullseyed: About 2% of the population is gay, so it makes sense.


www.billboard.com
 
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