13
Apr
10

Catholics are “pro-life”–really?

I’m incredibly curious as to how they justify the protection of a priest instead of the protection of a living child, yet speak as though they are on the moral high ground when talking about sex, abortion, and contraception. Don’t have an abortion or use any form of contraception, rape a prepubescent child instead, no contraception needed; if they get a disease, who cares, you had your fun. They must have had a good reason to conceal these acts and relocate said priests, right? But what could be more valuable than the prevention of child molestation to an organization that “has deep respect for life?” What could make them be so careful to hide these offenses? Easy; they did it for “the good of the universal church.” They hid these offenders and offenses because they thought it would cause embarrassment! They must not have thought this through very well… Information gets out, reaches the internet, and then you really have a real opportunity for embarrassment.

What do you do instead of defrocking the priest and turning him over to civil authorities? Relocation and cover-ups, of course! These pretentious and pompously pious fuckwits should not be allowed to get away with this. Any person within this organization which helps to shelter or relocate a pedophile should be held accountable. Any person within that organization with knowledge of the events and not reporting this to the proper authorities should be tried for criminal negligence at the very least.

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2 Responses to “Catholics are “pro-life”–really?”


  1. 1 Stacy
    April 13, 2010 at 10:15 am

    You forgot that they blame pedophilia on homosexuality as well.

  2. April 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

    In the days when such entities as the Roman Catholic Church were the repositories of just about all knowledge, and in control of whatever communications took place over any kind of distance, the practice of covering up was probably common. Maintaining dominance through exclusive authority was a viable (though still reprehensible) philosophy.

    Having worked in law enforcement (another exclusive “priesthood”) I saw the transition from the good-old-boy network to a more modern way of behaving. The old philosophies remained, of course, but the blatant cover-ups are a thing of the past. The absolute and exclusive control of information had vanished in the modern era of diversity and free-flowing information.

    The Roman Catholic Church has centuries of inertia to overcome before a transition occurs. They are simply relying on old methods from another time. After all, giving up a priest to local authorities would “undermine” the authority of the Church. Who could choose the needs of a few people (the abused) over the needs of the Church, which has done so much good in the world?

    Human institutions are run by complex, flawed humans. The institutions overseeing justice are run by the same creatures. Will there be real justice for those offended by these vile priests? Probably not.


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