The exorcist also said that the abuse scandal showed that Satan uses priests to try to destroy the church, “and so we should not be surprised if priests too ... fall into temptation. They also live in the world and can fall like men of the world.”
Actually, falling into temptation is eating cupcakes after you’ve given them up for Lent. Rape and molestation of children is far beyond what most of us think of as succumbing to worldly temptation.
[...] The Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, told those at St. Peter’s Basilica, including the pope, that he was thinking about the Jews in this season of Passover and Easter because “they know from experience what it means to be victims of collective violence and also because of this they are quick to recognize the recurring symptoms.”
He was talking about the collective violence and recurring symptoms of those critics — including victims, Catholics worldwide and commentators — who want the church to face up to its sins.
Father Cantalamessa went on to quote from the letter of an unnamed Jewish friend: “I am following with indignation the violent and concentric attacks against the church, the pope and all the faithful by the whole world. The use of stereotypes, the passing from personal responsibility and guilt to a collective guilt, remind me of the more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism.”
As they say in Latin, “Ne eas ibi.” Don’t go there.
Non fæces, Sherlockus! Esplain to me the non-shameful aspects of anti-semitism?
Mindful of the church’s long history of anti-Semitism, Leon Wieseltier, the New Republic literary editor and Jewish scholar, noted: “Why would the Catholic Church wish to defend itself by referring to other enormities in which it was also implicated? Anyway, the Jews endured more than a bad press.” This solidarity with Jews is also notable given that Italy’s La Repubblica reported that “certain Catholic circles” suspected that “a New York Jewish lobby” was responsible for the outcry against the pope.
Well of course “a New York Jewish lobby” was responsible for the outcry against the pope. Aren't they responsible for everything? I didn't know the Vatican was run by Repuglicans, but I guess those old white men are as right-wing as they come.
I have said elsewhere that it came to me in a flash of divine revelation that the probably centuries of child molestation by the papists is more than isolated incidents. I suspect that they know that some small number of the victims will become child molesters themselves, thus ensuring a steady supply of Catholic priests in years to come.
Celibacy, itself a perversion of the human spirit, apparently applies only to women, vessels of unholiness that they are, at least to perverts that are scared shitless of them.
Molesting children is not only a sin, it's a felony, and its practitioners and enablers should be in prison. The Roman Church no longer has any moral authority whatsoever. It invented the scam of being God's chosen mouthpiece on Earth anyway, and scared people into submission for a coupla thousand years, by force if necessary, over something that doesn't exist. This is the basis of all religions besides animism and a few others that actually make sense.
Besides the priests and victims, their cover is now blown as well.