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Philadelphia Archbishop Justin Rigali Suspends 21 Priests For Being Possible Disgusting Monsters

It looks like the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s investigation into some 37 clergy accused of sexual molestation and naughty kiddy deeds, such as attempting to cover up the crimes, which current Archbishop Cardinal Justin Rigali and his predecessor Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua were accused of, has turned up some roadkill: 21 priests have been suspended in “the single-most sweeping in the history of the sexual-abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.” Unsurprisingly, the always-opaque church refused to say which of its 21 clergy have been pulled from active duty. But certainly Rigali, who’s a named defendant in a suit against the church, didn’t suspend himself.

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  • EdWoody

    The whole reason why this happens is that Catholic doctrine is directly opposite to normal human nature. If you try to squelch all sexual desire out of a person, it’s going to squeeze back out somewhere else, in a much more perverse manifestation that in would have been if you’d just left it alone in the first place.

  • Shannon1981

    Is this even news anymore? This shit just keeps coming out, and people still look up to these pervs for guidance? Really? Get rid of the whole damn religion I say.

  • Jim Hlavac

    Weirdly, I like the Middle Ages, I study it quite a bit. And there, at the end of that period, and going into the Renaissance, in 1492, and again in 1496, Pope Alexander VI (Lucretia Borgia’s father actually; so much for marriage required for children, eh?) issued Papal Bulls to all his Cardinals, Bishops and monastic orders – “Leave the boys alone.” There’s just something about the reality of the Church and their pronouncements that has never quite added up. Alexander even sacked a few of the worst transgressors. I guess as the Book of Ecclesiastes says: there’s nothing new under the sun.

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