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(National Catholic Reporter)   Pope Francis summons the world's bishops to Rome for a flogging   ( ncronline.org) divider line
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2018-09-12 08:40:27 AM  
A beating off?
 
2018-09-12 08:57:31 AM  
Simply amazing. Grown men, in positions of power, claiming Divine Guidance need to be taught this is wrong. I would prefer making a joke, but this is seriously not funny.

Excommunicate them all. They have failed bigly. Then pursue the criminal charges.
 
2018-09-12 08:58:36 AM  
The problem is systemic.
 
2018-09-12 09:01:57 AM  
For the love of God, evacuate all boys under the age of 18 from Rome immediately!!
 
2018-09-12 09:06:52 AM  
Nobody saw this coming.
 
2018-09-12 09:07:47 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: A beating off?


Thanks for changing the headline and rendering my lame joke even lamer, mods.
 
2018-09-12 09:09:50 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: A beating off?


hah - I chuckled heartily.
 
2018-09-12 09:11:38 AM  
Golf clap.
 
2018-09-12 09:11:56 AM  
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2018-09-12 09:12:49 AM  
Sounds kinky
 
2018-09-12 09:13:11 AM  
Boy o boy.  What will they try next.
 
2018-09-12 09:14:55 AM  
1: Define "good" to mean "Christianity."
2: Create a formal institution that you claim is the sole legitimate form of Christianity.
3: Throw anyone who threatens your institution - rape victims, abused unwed mothers, financial whistleblowers - under the bus for the greater "good." Repeat for two millennia.
4. Prophet! Get your ass handed to you when you no longer have the power to control information.
 
2018-09-12 09:16:53 AM  
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2018-09-12 09:17:42 AM  
....the pontiff decided to make the move during a meeting of his advisory Council of Cardinals and has already set the dates for the encounter as Feb. 21-24.

Glad to see the pope understands the urgency and has put a rush on this meeting.  You can't delay things like this, you know.
 
2018-09-12 09:18:29 AM  

EvilElecBlanket: Nobody saw this coming.


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2018-09-12 09:18:31 AM  
Want to end Clerical sexual abuse............... Allow Catholic Clergy to marry. Will it end abuse 100%???? No, but it would be a start.
 
2018-09-12 09:19:01 AM  
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2018-09-12 09:19:39 AM  
And then... the oral sex!
 
2018-09-12 09:21:04 AM  

SoFlaNative52: Allow Catholic Clergy to marry. Will it end abuse 100%???? No, but it would be a start.


This will not cure a thing. Didn't you know when Catholics get married the sex stops in the marriage?

If anything, now they'll be more horny....
 
2018-09-12 09:23:33 AM  
Thank you, sir! may I have another?

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2018-09-12 09:27:46 AM  
I thought dolphins got flogged. Bishops got polished.
 
2018-09-12 09:30:25 AM  

EvilElecBlanket: Nobody saw this coming.


The altar boys did.  Got a close up shot of it.
 
2018-09-12 09:31:02 AM  

SoFlaNative52: Want to end Clerical sexual abuse............... Allow Catholic Clergy to marry. Will it end abuse 100%???? No, but it would be a start.


A priest and a rabbi (who'd know each other a long time) were having lunch at a café. They were deep in conversation about local politics when the waitress took their order. Absentmindedly, the priest ordered a ham sandwich.  Once the food came, the priest realized his faux pas and apologized, but the rabbi laughed it off and assured him it was okay.

After a few bites, the priest got a mischievous look in his eye and asked the rabbi, "So....have you ever had a ham sandwich?"

The rabbi paused for a moment before answering with a wry smile.

"I didn't always keep kosher as a young man, so yes, I have."

"Did you like it?"

"...yeah. It was alright."

They ate for a while in silence before the rabbi asked, "So...have you ever...you know...been with a woman?"

The priest looked slightly embarrassed.

"...Yes. Before I felt the call of God on my life, I did a few things that I know I shouldn't have."

The rabbi smirked and glanced at his wedding ring pointedly.

"...beats the hell out of a ham sandwich, doesn't it?"
 
2018-09-12 09:31:14 AM  

offacue: Boy o boy.  What will they try next.


You said boy twice.
 
2018-09-12 09:37:01 AM  
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2018-09-12 09:37:09 AM  
Monty Python and The Holy Grail Monks (with subtitles)
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They're on the way.
 
2018-09-12 09:40:04 AM  

snocone: Simply amazing. Grown men, in positions of power, claiming Divine Guidance need to be taught this is wrong. I would prefer making a joke, but this is seriously not funny.

Excommunicate them all. They have failed bigly. Then pursue the criminal charges.


Or vice versa, which is Latin for "stop farking children".
 
2018-09-12 09:41:49 AM  

snocone: Grown men, in positions of power, claiming Divine Guidance need to be taught this is wrong


Is it more likely that they don't know that it's wrong and need to be taught, or is it more likely that they've been found out and they're doing damage control?  I mean, do you seriously believe they had no idea that what they were doing was wrong?
 
2018-09-12 09:42:08 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: SoFlaNative52: Want to end Clerical sexual abuse............... Allow Catholic Clergy to marry. Will it end abuse 100%???? No, but it would be a start.

A priest and a rabbi (who'd know each other a long time) were having lunch at a café. They were deep in conversation about local politics when the waitress took their order. Absentmindedly, the priest ordered a ham sandwich.  Once the food came, the priest realized his faux pas and apologized, but the rabbi laughed it off and assured him it was okay.

After a few bites, the priest got a mischievous look in his eye and asked the rabbi, "So....have you ever had a ham sandwich?"

The rabbi paused for a moment before answering with a wry smile.

"I didn't always keep kosher as a young man, so yes, I have."

"Did you like it?"

"...yeah. It was alright."

They ate for a while in silence before the rabbi asked, "So...have you ever...you know...been with a woman?"

The priest looked slightly embarrassed.

"...Yes. Before I felt the call of God on my life, I did a few things that I know I shouldn't have."

The rabbi smirked and glanced at his wedding ring pointedly.

"...beats the hell out of a ham sandwich, doesn't it?"


Memory, please don't fail me.
 
2018-09-12 09:42:49 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: (who'd known each other a long time


sigh
 
2018-09-12 09:43:05 AM  
The first step is for the Church to admit that no man of character, intelligence, or talent would seek holy orders.
 
2018-09-12 09:44:59 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: snocone: Grown men, in positions of power, claiming Divine Guidance need to be taught this is wrong

Is it more likely that they don't know that it's wrong and need to be taught, or is it more likely that they've been found out and they're doing damage control?  I mean, do you seriously believe they had no idea that what they were doing was wrong?


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2018-09-12 09:50:15 AM  
Francis: "Ok youre all fired & now only women can be cardinals. Please turn in your red jammies as you exit, and good luck in your new career paths, whatever those may be."
 
2018-09-12 09:52:04 AM  
In unrelated news, sex crimes against children are expected to drop world-wide for a few days next February.
 
2018-09-12 09:57:46 AM  

SBinRR: ....the pontiff decided to make the move during a meeting of his advisory Council of Cardinals and has already set the dates for the encounter as Feb. 21-24.

Glad to see the pope understands the urgency and has put a rush on this meeting.  You can't delay things like this, you know.


Are you kidding?  This is lightning fast for the Catholic church.  I'm surprised they didn't try to put this off until the next ecumenical council which I'm sure will happen in a mere 25-50 years or so.
 
2018-09-12 09:57:58 AM  
The real sinners are those who expose the bishops' sins:

https://www.dailywire.com/news/35730/​p​ope-shocks-homily-attacks-great-accuse​r-satan-emily-zanotti

Not sure on the quality of the source here, but if accurate it's pretty bad.  Reading the comments is probably not a good idea.
 
2018-09-12 09:58:35 AM  

snocone: Simply amazing. Grown men, in positions of power, claiming Divine Guidance need to be taught this is wrong. I would prefer making a joke, but this is seriously not funny.

Excommunicate them all. They have failed bigly. Then pursue the criminal charges.


Oh you'll love this. Get a load of a clergyman's take on being an atheist:

Has Jim Found God? - The Jim Jefferies Show
Youtube FW9MGRWzWio
 
2018-09-12 10:02:27 AM  

SoFlaNative52: Want to end Clerical sexual abuse............... Allow Catholic Clergy to marry. Will it end abuse 100%???? No, but it would be a start.


My idea is to burn the churches down and run them out of the country. Should do the trick
 
2018-09-12 10:02:44 AM  
You guys are anti-Catholic bigots! Not all priests molest children. I'd say fewer than 10%.  So, why let a few bad apples spoil the barrel? Bias against the 90% of Catholic priests who are NOT kiddie diddling scumbags who deserve prison.

There. I said it. Somebody had to.
 
2018-09-12 10:08:44 AM  
The big meeting will be about not getting caught.
 
2018-09-12 10:09:58 AM  
Excellent.  Now don't let them back in the country!
 
2018-09-12 10:10:13 AM  

Mirtine: You guys are anti-Catholic bigots! Not all priests molest children. I'd say fewer than 10%.  So, why let a few bad apples spoil the barrel? Bias against the 90% of Catholic priests who are NOT kiddie diddling scumbags who deserve prison.

There. I said it. Somebody had to.


It's like the police. There are no good priests when they allow this to continue.

/former catholic
//figured out it was a joke by age 12
///refused to get "confirmed"
 
2018-09-12 10:10:35 AM  

Mirtine: You guys are anti-Catholic bigots! Not all priests molest children. I'd say fewer than 10%.  So, why let a few bad apples spoil the barrel? Bias against the 90% of Catholic priests who are NOT kiddie diddling scumbags who deserve prison.

There. I said it. Somebody had to.


True, the vast majority of priests are decent people, and the actual rate of child abuse is roughly in line with other professions in similar circumstances. However, as in so many other things, it's the coverup as much as the crime. Instead of turning the offenders in to the proper authorities, or kicking them out of the priesthood, they buried the evidence and shuffled priests around, leading to more abuse. That's why the Church is rightfully called out about this.
 
2018-09-12 10:13:47 AM  
OMG ... what if this happens:

The Bishops arrive, and one by one are brought into a room with a fluffy pillow and a comfy chair.  Then music starts playing, and after a few notes you realize it is "The Inquisition."
 
2018-09-12 10:18:56 AM  

Mirtine: You guys are anti-Catholic bigots! Not all priests molest children. I'd say fewer than 10%.  So, why let a few bad apples spoil the barrel? Bias against the 90% of Catholic priests who are NOT kiddie diddling scumbags who deserve prison.

There. I said it. Somebody had to.


Then, Papa Frankie needs to throw the lot of them to the wolves. Let them face criminal charges and defrock them. Maybe THEN the church's reputation will improve.

No one thinks every last Catholic priest is involved. But, the coverup is criminal in itself and needs to come to an end.
 
2018-09-12 10:20:41 AM  
In his only remarks specifically on the matter to date, the pope said Viganò's document, which contains a host of unsubstantiated and ideological claims . . .

Well, besides the testimony of the victims, I guess.
And the fact that McCarrick is now an ex-Cardinal.
 
2018-09-12 10:21:07 AM  
That's their fetish.
 
2018-09-12 10:22:46 AM  

Mirtine: You guys are anti-Catholic bigots! Not all priests molest children. I'd say fewer than 10%.  So, why let a few bad apples spoil the barrel? Bias against the 90% of Catholic priests who are NOT kiddie diddling scumbags who deserve prison.

There. I said it. Somebody had to.


So maybe the enablers should get 5 Hail Marys and make a good Act of Contrition.
 
2018-09-12 10:23:57 AM  

Mirtine: Not all priests molest children. I'd say fewer than 10%.


Ramien: True, the vast majority of priests are decent people, and the actual rate of child abuse is roughly in line with other professions


I suppose it was inevitable that I'd feel the need to drag this out again...
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