Monday, April 12, 2010

POPE FICTION

THE MOST RECENT CHAPTER OF “WHAT WENT ON IN THE RECTORY”
(etymology anyone?)
INCLUDES NOT ONLY PEDERASTY, BUT BONDAGE.
SEX, ROPES, AND KIDS.

IN 1981, A PRIEST WHO HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF TYING UP AND ABUSING TWO YOUNG BOYS, SENT A LETTER TO THE VATICAN REQUESTING THAT HE BE DEFROCKED. HE WANTED OUT.

FOUR YEARS LATER, A RESPONSE CAME FROM THE VATICAN’S OFFICE OF ABUSE.

A BUSY PLACE.

THE RESPONSE WAS SIGNED BY CARDINAL RATZINGER, WHO, WHILE STILL IN FALLIBLE-MODE, HAD JUST BEEN APPOINTED TO THE DEPARTMENT.
THE CARDINAL WROTE THAT THE CASE NEEDED MORE TIME AND THAT THE GOOD OF THE CHURCH HAD TO BE CONSIDERED.

AFTER TWO MORE YEARS OF ‘CONSIDERING’, THE CHURCH DEFROCKED THE OFFENDER.

5 comments:

nancy said...

Is anyone surprised about this. I'm figuring its par for the course.

ben's friend said...

May I add that during those nine years of balking and non activity, this priest still had access to children. But then he and the church answer to a higher authority. The devil must be laughing about this one.

quicksand said...

"I'ma get medieval on your ass."

line from pulp fiction.

Ancient Rocker said...

Maybe we will see a pope resign over this abomination... It could happen... Lord knows that the church has assinated more than a few...Call out the Swiss Chard

quicksand said...

THIS CLINTONIAN THING IS GETTING NIXONIAN.