Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register

Victims Not Having Pope’s Shame

pope-benedict-saturno-hat-11.jpg
Pope Benedict XVI’s been in the States for less than 24-hours and he’s already causing a stink!

His Holiness yesterday said that he feels great “shame” about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandals, which have cost the United States’ churches an estimated $2 billion.

While Benny probably thought the statements would help pave the way for a smooth visit, the abused had some rough words for him:

He talks about feeling shame for the scandal but it’s a far cry from the shame that victims have had to live with our entire lives,” said Becky Ianni, 50, an abuse victim who joined a vigil in front of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church here.

We don’t really need his sense of shame,” said Ms. Ianni, who said she was abused by her parish priest in Alexandria Va., from age 9 to 11. “We need him to take firm actions to correct the situation.”

Another commenter pointed out that Benedict’s statements included his and the Church’s “suffering,” but he failed to mention the children involved. That says it all.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Apr 16, 2008
Tagged: , , ,
  • 2 Comments
    • Charlie UU
      Charlie UU

      The Onion had the best coverage.

      http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27834

      Apr 16, 2008 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon
      Jon

      While I think the pope’s comments were a big pile of bullshit, I also think these “victims” need to get over it. You were abused 20 or 30 years ago. Get on with your life. Move on. Having such bitterness and hatred in your heart means your abusers have won.

      Apr 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • QUEERTY DAILY

     




    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.