Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ratzo's Gotta Go

(March 25) -- Just days after Pope Benedict XVI chastised Irish bishops for covering up clerical sexual abuse in Ireland, new documents suggest he did nothing to discipline a Wisconsin priest he knew had molested scores of deaf boys -- and may have blocked a church trial in the case...

If there's any hope for the Catholic church to survive, they have to get in front of these pedophile priest scandals and get the hell rid of them.
Until they do, the church may as well place wants ads that say:
Attention Pedophiles!
Molest all you want without prosecution.
Join the Catholic clergy today!

This news disgusts me, and so does this sniveling kraut Pope Benedict.


Terry said...

Ironic isn't it?
This catastrophuque may turn out to be the best thing that's happened to the Catholic church in centuries.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think they should consider defrocking Ratzo and replacing him with another sweet-faced guy like John Paul II.
I'm not sure if JP2 was involved in anything creepy or not, but at least he looked like he was on the right side of God.

Matty Boy said...

I agree, this story is revolting. With all this righteous indignation in the air, you wonder what it would take to put a serious dent in this corrupt organization.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I was a lapsed Catholic before I even got confirmed, so what heppens to the church isn't a huge concern for me. I just feel sadness for parishioners like my dear friend Fran (There Will Be Bread) who puts so much of her heart and faith into the church, then has to read about shit like this continuing to occur.

Iain said...

Five minutes reading about JP2 and his Vatican's numerous vomits about homosexuality should fix any sweet-faced, non-creepy notions about him KZ.
Maybe instead of directing all "intrinsically evil" gay people to hell, Ratzinger could suggest they'll be moved to another diocese?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Oh, Iain, I know you're right, I just think this new guy looks just as creepy as his actions were. The old pope at least had a sweet little old man face to hide behind.
I just wish some pope, any pope, would adapt a zero tolerance rule for pedophiles in the church.
It's a horrible stain on the church, and it explains why the church is losing members by the millions.

nonnie9999 said...

let the nuns take over. they won't stand for that shit.

Lulu Maude said...

What a nightmare.

This has been going on forever. I remember reading about a perv priest in Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's memoir of his childhood, and it probably wasn't news then.

Fran said...

I caught the story of the deaf/mute kids- the kids slept in a large room w many beds--- he watched the pedophile priest go from bed to bed (including his own) molesting each kid, one after the other.

Sick bastard. He "repented" & was excused, proceeding dropped.

For a lot of people this is the final straw.
I never could relate to the Pope thing.
Kiss my ring???


bigsis said...

I was waiting for Fran to chime in so I could weigh whether my response would be offensive. So, a friend of mine has "dated" a priest for years. They've been to the Vatican as a couple and attended some very homo parties within the Vatican. Its a big ole gay club, which is not really a problem (if you're okay with the extreme hypocracy) except that the pedophiles have been allowed to embed themselves in with this bunch of freaks. The "Pope's Gentleman" Prada loafers, come on!

okjimm said...

ya.... rotten stuff. the thing of it is.... and it's true... The Mormon Church, the Jehovah's.... you name them.... are all guilty. I have no special malice for the pope........ it's this oxymoron, organized religion that really gets to me.

Karen Zipdrive said...

As long as regular human mortals are allowed to pretend they are direct conduits to God, there will be abuses of power.
All churches should immediately expose and defrock any clergy found to be pedophiles, period.
As for nuns running the Catholic shurch instead of males, they may not be pedophiles but I would venture to guess that lesbian nuns outnumber lesbians in the armed forces by a large margin.
The basic truth is, you cloister any group in a celebate community and someone's gonna be fucking someone else.
The secrecy alone is an aphrodisiac--anyone who's ever snuck around with a clandestine lover knows that!