Pointing to its new found “rigor and transparency,” the Vatican released new rules to crack down on priests DOING DISGUSTING THINGS TO CHILDREN. But because this is the Vatican, the Catholics managed to overshadow their (incredibly lackluster) commitment with other offensive crap.
Consecrating women as priests is as grave a sin as pedophilia, the new rules state. Which sounds like a lovely step forward for the usually reserved clowns. It’s almost as ridiculous as the document’s new half-assed rules about, yes, child abuse.
Those measures fell short of the hopes of many advocates for victims of priestly abuse, who dismissed them as “tweaking” rather than a bold overhaul. The new rules do not, for example, hold bishops accountable for abuse by priests on their watch, nor do they require them to report sexual abuse to civil authorities — though less formal “guidelines” issued earlier this year encourage reporting if local law compels it.
But so long as we crack down on women joining the ranks of men who may shamelessly and without punishment prey on kids, they’re doing god’s work.
No surprise here – with women in the ranks, these evildoers would likely have a much harder time perpetuating and hiding the abuse of those womens’ sons and daughters, nieces and nephews. These are not men, but monsters.
O_O… The Vatican never fails to surprise me. Its like they are living in the 18th century. Make a woman a priest and you might as well be a pedophile? This is one of the reasons I fell out with the church when I was young. They preach love and acceptance for all. Then they go on to discriminate against women, immigrants, and homosexuals. And so what if Christ didn’t have any female apostles. Times change. If you can learn than you can teach.
If this church does not learn soon enough, it seems as if it will be left on its holy ass to clean up its shit, because its really starting to stink.
But they already HAVE rules against women priests. Rules which, as far as I can tell, are not even being broken. So why add another?
@bluenosedive: Wait, when does the Catholic church discriminate against immigrants?
This mens club doesn’t want the women raining on their gay parade. The dresses, expensive shoes, head dresses etc. would be too much for women to handle! Oh, and don’t forget all the late night orgies!
you forgot to mention that the majority of the abuse by pedo-priests is with young girls… because you know… old men raping young girls makes it a “homosexual problem” as they like to call it
No. 2 · bluenosedive wrote, “O_O… The Vatican never fails to surprise me. Its like they are living in the 18th century. Make a woman a priest and you might as well be a pedophile?”
In fact, that’s QUEERTY’s spin on it, not reality (but make that the 12th century, not the 18th). What the Vatican did was to classify both pedophilia and the ordination of women priests to both be examples of “more grave delicts”, which is some sort of church-speak about a broad class of offenses or “sins”. You could make the same charge about U.S. law as both the sexual abuse of a child and stealing $400.01 are both classified as felonies, although everyone would understand the absurdity of such a statement (but that is because “felony” is a common English word whereas “more grave delicts” is a phrase most of us have not previously heard).
A Vatican document, nearly gibberish, describing “more grave delicts” can be found at http://www.vatican.va/resources/resources_norme_en.html and the main reason to not get upset at it is that they could just as well be arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. The Vatican’s real problem is not this silly list, but in not realizing how angry people are about the cover up. The Vatican can not afford to make any statement that even hints at insensitivity and it looks like the Vatican will have to learn the hard way.
What the Vatican should do is to hire a good PR guy with the authority to muzzle the Pope when necessary. Saw a good example in a political cartoon this morning — some guy interviewing with BP and when asked if he had any experience with toxic spills, he said that he used to be Mel Gibson’s press agent.
No. 5 · D Smith wrote, “you forgot to mention that the majority of the abuse by pedo-priests is with young girls… because you know… old men raping young girls makes it a “homosexual problem” as they like to call it”
Except that isn’t true. http://www.newsweek.com/2010/04/14/what-about-the-girls.html points out that the vast majority of children who were abused were boys, but the girls who were abused got abused at a lower age.
It’s mostly boys who were victimized because parents figured it was only the girls who were at risk, so the priests had easier access to the boys.
The Vatican has clarified numerous times that these two crimes are not at the same level. Sort of like murder vs. theft. It is important to realize that the Church has no authority to change the rule on women priests. It has not been different for two thousand years and belongs to the ordinary magisterium and is therefore unchangeable. It has nothing to do with inequality.
The pope has rightfully said men with deep-rooted gay tendencies should be banned from the priesthood. Most abuse was committed by homosexual priests toward post-pubescent males (e.g. teens). A common theme in homosexual works is a gay man and a young male participating in sexual acts.
you fag ass lynhc the teens did not participate they were raped you moron
who would want a dik in hs ass ? ONLY A FAG PRIEST
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