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Holy Homo!

There has been another mealy-mouthed apology from Pope Ratz. Another apology without acceptance of either liability or accountability.

Satan wasn’t mentioned but the Vatican  has already   indicated that he is implicated. Otherwise, how could the Vatican possibly accept the well-established fact that Catholic priests  have been buggering children for several hundred years. It seems that “vulnerable” priests succumbed to Satan while god wasn’t looking.

Below is the latest apology offered and recited by the pope. The apology offered was for the “little ones” with the addendum of a rather ambitious promise that “such abuse will never happen again.”  Such extravagant words  seem to imply that Satan has been defeated so, in effect none of us need worry.

Pope Ratz has tamed Satan. Job done.

These are the words spoken by Ratz during last Friday’s mass which was attended by about 15,000 priests who were marking the end of the Roman Catholic Year for Priests.

“We, too, insistently beg forgiveness from god and from the persons involved, while promising to do everything possible to ensure that such abuse will never occur again…………In admitting men to priestly ministry and in their formation we will do everything we can to weigh the authenticity of their vocation and make every effort to accompany priests along their journey,”  pledged 83-year-old man of the world and geriatric virgin, Pope Ratz. 

“Accompany priests along their journey”?  It always helps if you have someone alongside to hold your cassock – prevents it from becoming too creased.

No-one has yet put-forward any indication how the Catholic church intends to weed-out any paedophiles or rapists during the priest-selection process. Young men who attend a church school, followed by a seminary are unlikely to be assessed accurately before they celebrate their first mass  and are  then let loose into communities containing all that irresistible soft young flesh.

You never know. There have been occasions when  that Satan has shown himself to be a pretty crafty customer and theoretically could put temptation before them.

This is said to be the pope’s most direct apology for the many thousands of cases of clerical abuse. However, surely it would put everyone’s mind at rest if the Vatican told us what the problem is. Is it a poor selection process? Is it the unnatural state of celibacy? Perhaps a predilection to homosexual paedophilia is compulsory?

Whatever the problem is, it is time for the Catholic church to acknowledge it. Otherwise, it will continue to treat the symptom and not the root cause.

Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) have said that  they aren’t buying the latest apology.

“We’ve heard apologies over and over again. It’s not a credible apology until you’re  willing to do something about it,” said SNAP   coordinator Peter Pollard.

SNAP says they want to see more responsibility from the Catholic hierarchy.

“Accountability helps a lot, when someone is accountable it’s a lot easier to forgive,” Pollard said.

Meanwhile a Catholic spokesman has said,  “We agree words aren’t enough and that’s why the Catholic church has put in comprehensive programes to make sure abuse doesn’t happen again.”

However, the Vatican has not indicated what those “programmes” are. Furthermore, the Vatican, Pope Ratz and his band of men in dresses and pointy hats need to let us know how many perverts are still celebrating mass every Sunday. Perhaps a register of priests who have offended would be a good start. A sex offenders’ register is good enough for the laity – let’s have one for the priesthood. The United States has Megan’s Law, the United Kingdom has Sarah’s Law, so why not a Benedict’s Law?

Whatever the effect of the Pope’s words, some Catholics are hoping they’ll at least see some action. One would have thought that by now, the pope and the Vatican would have already received some sort of word or guidance from their god. They have to understand that the Catholic hierarchy cannot be allowed to continue to lurch from inquiry to inquiry whilst young children continue to be molested and screwed senseless by  institutional depravity supported by management misinformation and intransigence.

The general consensus seems to be that something needs to be done and it needs to be done NOW. 

Vatican perverts ride again!

“Mark 10:13-16. THAT’S what I’m talking about!”

Today the Vatican  will make its most robust defence yet against claims that it is liable for U.S. bishops who not-only allowed their priests to molest children but were then complicit in hundreds of cover-ups.  The Vatican will continue to say that bishops are not its employees and that the 1962 Vatican document “Crimen Sollicitationis” did not require or encourage priests or bishops to remain silent.

 The Vatican’s  arguments are designed to persuade American Courts to   dismiss a federal lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds but it could also affect moves to sue the Holy See.

The Vatican’s U.S. attorney, Jeffrey Lena said yesterday that there is no evidence the 1962 document was even known to the archdiocese in question — much less used — and that it certainly did NOT prevent bishops from reporting priestly buggery and other crimes to the police

 Lena also said that the confidentiality imposed by Crimen Sollicitationis did not supersede civil (secular) law and was designed to be applied applied only in formal canonical processes. However, it was also implicit that bishops had the discretion to suspend church law if there was a conflict with criminal law. Lena said: “It is important that people — particularly people who have suffered abuse — know that, contrary to what some plaintiffs’ lawyers have consistently told the media, the canon law did not bar reporting of these crimes to the civil authorities.

The 1962 document describes how church authorities should deal procedurally with cases of

1. Abuse of children by priests.

2. Cases where sex is solicited in the confessional. 

3. Cases of homosexuality and bestiality (sexual congress with animals).

Looking at the very short list above only gives a small insight into the depravity of some clergy and how difficult it must be for the Catholic geriatric virgin men of the Vatican to both come to terms with and understand the scale of the issues that they are being asked to deal with. It is very likely that  for instance, the concept of a priest shagging a goat or dog is totally outside the mental capabilities of the Catholic men-in-long-dresses Vatican hierarchy. After all, even the highest levels within the Catholic hierarchy have difficulty understanding condoms, so the concept for instance, of a priest wrapping a hamster in gaffer tape and then having sex with it  must be a bit “out there”. Their coping mechanisms are probably at breaking point. There are few references to “Pet Shop Boys” in the Bible.

Others see  Crimen Sollicitationis as “a smoking gun”.  Some say that it is evidence of a ‘written’ policy which  demands that no mention of priestly sex abuse  be made by a bishop to “outsiders” such as police .

The contra legal case is going to be about nothing less than  holding the Vatican accountable for the bishops’ repeated failures to report to civil authorities   The Vatican  is trying to fend off this first  case to reach the stage of determining whether victims actually have a claim against the Vatican itself for negligence. The negligence  for the failure of bishops to alert police or the public about Roman Catholic priests who assaulted and molested.

The  case was originally filed in 2004 by three men who claim that decades ago,they were abused by priests  and they claim negligence by the Vatican. The case is being observed by many thousands of victims across the United States and the Vatican’s fear is that if the case against the Vatican is proved, the floodgates will open and many thousands of other claims will surface worldwide. In effect, the Vatican is attempting to disassociate itself from its administrators and managers (the bishops).

In 2003, 243 sex abuse victims  settled with the Archdiocese of Louisville for $25.3 million. The Vatican is now seeking to dismiss the suit before Pope Benedict XVI can be questioned or documents subpoenaed.

The Vatican is expected to assert that bishops aren’t its employees because they aren’t paid by Rome. In addition, it is claimed that they don’t act on Rome’s behalf and aren’t controlled day-to-day by the pope. These are the same parameters  which courts use to determine whether employers are liable for the actions of their employees.

The major stumbling block for any court is likely to be  the religious nature of the relationship between bishops and their pope as a basis for civil liability because it entangles the court in an analysis of religious doctrine that dates back to the apostles. Many also believe that the relationship between the pope and his army of administrators may be based on a fiction. That, however is another argument which may jeopardise the relationship between church and state.

The lawyers will  invoke religious authority to construct a civil employment relationship. That will make it inappropriate for the court to consider religious doctrine but courts tend to avoid constructing civil relationships out of religious materials.

The clear allegation is  that the Vatican had clear and direct control over bishops, mandated a policy of secrecy and is therefore liable for the bishops’ failure to report abuse.

Previous rulings may mean that the lawyers  do no need to   prove that bishops were employees of the Vatican but merely “officials.”

Bishops take an oath of office. The pope appoints, disciplines and removes bishops.  If a bishop wants to spend more than £3.5 ($5million)  he must ask permission from Rome and if he wants to take a three-month sabbatical, he needs the Holy See’s approval. All these factors point to an employer/employee relationship. In addition, it can be argued that the Catholic church provides its bishops and priests with the tools of their trade, clothing and accommodation.

The Vatican is claiming that Day-to-day monitoring has to be proved in order for it to be shown to be responsible.  That should prove to be a fatuous argument. For instance,   the chairman of BP is ultimately responsible for the oil spillage off the US coast. He is also responsible for the consequences and Barack Obama has said that BP will be held to account and will have to bear 100% of the cost of any clean-up and subsequent law suits from those who have lost their livelihoods.  The Vatican should also stand up and be counted and graciously accept their responsibility for its rogue priests and bishops.

 The Vatican’s wriggling doesn’t stop there. They are also invoking the  Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which protects sovereign states from being sued in U.S. courts except under certain circumstances. There is also the argument that Crimen Sollicitationis did not appear at diocese level.

All bishops knew about the document, even if they had not read it. The fact that they had not seen it is just another example of the Vatican’s culture of secrecy which has been perpetuated for many centuries and which is the root cause of their present problems. The fact that the document was not publicly known is not any way evidence that it was not a viable piece of ecclesiastical legislation.

Let us hope that the “just” Catholic god continues to play by the book and has abandoned not-only the perverted priests but their incompetent (or scheming) masters.

The paradox is that the Vatican geriatrics and their advisors have no doubt prayed for guidance and so it would seem that their god has told them to contest all legal action.  If he is still backing his boys, they must be doing the right thing. Plus, as we are often reminded, the pope is infallible. That could also mean that thousands of degenerate priests will go unpunished.

Is that the Will of God? Or is the the will of frightened old men who have solicited God’s guidance but always with  one eye on their bank balance.

 

People were bringing little children
to Jesus to have him touch them,
but the disciples rebuked them.
When Jesus saw this,
he was indignant.
He said to them,
“Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God
belongs to such as these.
I tell you the truth,
anyone who will not receive
the kingdom of God
like a little child
will never enter it.”
And he took the children
in his arms, put his hands on them
and blessed them.

Mark 10:13-16

Unholy Week.

 

We are in Holy Week – the most important time in the Roman Catholic calendar. This is the time leading up to the moment when the dead Jesus Christ rose from the dead, thus establishing himself as the Son of God and putting into motion a series of events which would culminate in the formation of the Roman Catholic church.

Pope Benedict XVI (Ratz) opened Holy Week yesterday, amid one of the most serious crises facing the church in decades, with protesters in London demanding he resign and calls in Switzerland for a central registry for pedophile priests.

Benedict made no direct mention of the scandal in his Palm Sunday homily. But one of the prayers, recited in Portuguese during Mass, was “for the young and for those charged with educating them and protecting them.”  This may have been a reference to all the young people who have been abused by perverted priests.

As is the custom in the Roman Catholic church, events and issues are rarely referred-to directly.  Parables and riddles are preferred as these are open to interpretation and confusion and have been the staple diet of  Catholics for two millennia.   

In his homily, Pope Ratz said that Jesus guides the faithful “toward the courage that doesn’t let us be intimidated by the chatting of dominant opinions, towards patience that supports others.”  That riddle was probably a reference to the media who are being blamed by the Vatican for spreading tittle-tattle about priests who allegedly beat, humiliated, raped and sodomised young children. The Vatican’s argument being that everyone’s “at it”,  so why should the media wish to single out Catholic priests. The Vatican has even pointed out that most child abuse takes place within the family and that all sorts of other institutions abuse children.

Palm Sunday commemorates Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and is the start of the church’s Holy Week, which includes the Good Friday re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion, death and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

This year, Holy Week is very different because this most important Catholic feast does not sit alone in the limelight. The most solemn week on the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar, has been stained by the clerical abuse scandal that has spread across Europe to the pope’s own native Germany. This is a scandal which “has legs” and eventually may totally swamp the Vatican. Meanwhile the Vatican closes ranks,  squirms and protects the man who is simultaneously at the top, centre and bottom(!) of the rapidly snowballing scandal – Pope Ratz.

One very basic principle is worth remembering. The pope is God’s main man here on earth and as such, he is infallible, which means that he is always right. Even if the Cardinals and Archbishops secretly believe that something that the pope has said is utter tripe, they are bound to support him. They know that if their pope was to be impeached, there would be a domino-effect which would drive not only clergy but also “believers” from the church. The faithful have always believed in the pope’s infallibility but cracks are now beginning to surface. There is dissent. Papal infallibility has taken a heavy knock.

Yesterday in London, the apathy capital of the world,  a few dozen people gathered outside Westminster Cathedral to demand that the pope resign. Demonstrators carried placards saying “Pope? Nope!” and “Don’t Turn a Blind Eye.”

The Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols insisted the pope wouldn’t — and shouldn’t — quit. “In fact, it is the other way around,” he told BBC television. “He is the one above all else in Rome that has tackled this thing head on.”  No he hasn’t, Vincent! If he had tackled the issues head-on , something would be happening NOW. Priests would by now be languishing in prison cells and not still out there on the streets, slavering at the thought of young worldly pleasures yet to come their way. 

Illegal pleasures without sanctions must be a very attractive proposition and even a powerful recruitment tool for the Catholic church. Where else is it possible to screw young children, feign self-loathing and shame, be forgiven by God himself and then be moved to a new parish where there’s fresh young meat to be had?

A church is populated and managed at its highest level by unwordly, virgin, unsophisticated innocent old men.  The added advantage  of daily access to children must be a paedophile’s dream. The Catholic church is administered by old men who do not see sex as a bodily function but as something so precious for some reason, they should give it up “for God”. 

Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that the Catholic church is populated by sexually-frustrated men and women who on many occasions have been forced to sublimate their feelings in very unnatural ways,  the Vatican rejects suggestions that the celibacy of its priests and nuns has caused the sexual abuse of children. As recently as this month,  Pope Ratz  has reaffirmed celibacy as a “gift to God”. 

It seems that the pope will be adopting the Gordon Brown method and convening an inquiry, probably in lieu of an Interpol investigation. Then, one presumes, the guilty priests will be prayed-for, forgiven and claim their rightful place in heaven. In the old days, they may have gone to Purgatory but that’s been all but scrapped.

The Roman Catholic church is so used to not letting facts get in the way of faith, that it believes the same principles must apply to all aspects of life. They have all the known names and places and should publish them immediately. The world is screaming-out for the facts and not mealy-mouthed mutterings about “mistakes”,  “moral credibility” or  “regaining trust”.

It seems that Catholic priests are allowed to fuck kids but not talk about it.

The really worrying thing is that this may only be the tip of the iceberg and that the Vatican already knows far more than it is divulging.  There may be thousands of other Catholics who were or still are being assaulted by clergy but are too frightened or embarrassed to come forward to face their abusers.

The really frightened ones will not come forward until the Vatican wakes up, creates an atmosphere of understanding and humility and punishes the transgressors here on earth.  Only then will the Roman Catholic church resurrect itself.

Pope Ratz should reflect on this as he demonstrates  his own humility when he washes the feet of 12 laymen on Holy Thursday in a ritual which symbolically fulfills the command of Jesus at the Last Supper:: 

When He had washed their feet, and taken His garments, and resumed His place, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you (John 13:12-15).

Pope Ratz should bring the ritual bang up-to-date, line up 12 priests and instead of washing their feet, he should give their genitals a good scrub. They would not-only be physically and spiritually cleansed but the ritual could also bring real meaning to the phrase “Second Coming”.

Vatican? What a bummer.

The Real Sign of the Cross

Yesterday, the Vatican said that  it backed a German diocese’s efforts to shed light on sexual abuse allegations connected to a renowned boy’s choir once led by Pope Benedict XVI’s brother Georg Ratzinger.

The Regensburg Diocese, which oversees the school connected to the Regensburger Domspatzen choir, said  that a former singer came forward with allegations of sexual abuse in the early 1960s. The Diocese is now hiring a lawyer to help it to carry out a “systematic clarification” of abuse allegations.

The Vatican said it supported the diocese in its “willingness to analyze the painful question in a decisive and open way.”

“The main reason for the church’s clarification is to render justice to possible victims,” the Vatican said in a statement published in its newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.

Presumably therefore, there will be no punishment for the perpertrators who, one supposes will be punished in the afterlife. Let us pray that the punishment involves large pineapples and a mallet.

Mons. Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, the bishop of the Regensburg Diocese, said in L’Osservatore that the cases that have so far emerged “do not coincide with the term of Prof. Georg Ratzinger,” the Pope’s brother, who led the choir from 1964 to 1994. Ratzinger told German public radio he did not know of any abuse cases involving members of the choir.

However, German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported in Monday’s issue that therapists in the region are treating several alleged abuse victims from the choir.

One of the former pupils, Franz Wittenbrink, who lived in the boarding school until 1967, was quoted as saying that a “sophisticated system of sadistic punishments in connection with sexual lust”  had been installed there. “Everyone knew it.” Wittenbrink argued that the Pope’s brother must have known of these practices. “To me it is inexplicable, how the pope’s brother, Georg Ratzinger, who led the choir since 1964, would have not known about it,”  the magazine quoted Wittenbrink as saying.

From 1969 to 1977 the Pope, then Joseph Ratzinger, taught theology at the University of Regensburg but so far, no link has been found between his presence and this particular outbreak of  that well-known Catholic affliction – “Ratz’ Ass”

Germany has recently been hit hard by a Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, which has grown from the claims of seven former pupils at a Catholic-run Berlin high school. Now,  more than 170 ex-students from several of the church’s most prominent German educational facilities have come forward.

The Catholic Church appears to be having to allocate an increasing slice of its revenue to the payment of victim compensation claims. It’s a pleasant thought for practicing Catholics to know that a measurable amount of their Sunday collection plate money is spent on paying for deviant priests’ past pleasures.

We wonder what God thinks about it all – because after all, the activities of perverted priests must somehow fit in with God’s Purpose. The Bible teaches that God’s plans are for good and not for evil; to give us a hope and a future. There is no mention in God’s mission statement of beatings, the sodomising  of young boys or even any hint of  a slavering kinky priest running his withered hands in anticipatory lust over the trembling pink cheeks of a weeping 10 year-old choirboy – but who knows?

Mind you, they do say that God moves in mysterious ways. Apparently, so do many priests. After they have been found out, they usually move to a new diocese.