Yet more Catholic priests are rapists? Oh. Say it ain't so.

Pennsylvania, a breeding ground for Catholic Priest rapists.

Yanno… a lot of years ago, Catholic Dopers around here got really all up in arms because I wanted Bernard Cardinal Law to be arrested. They thought I was just being way too over-reactive and not at all, er…Christian… about it.

Well, the Vatican went and protected him by slipping him out of the country and employing him within The Vatican City till he died.

And now this. More verified rapes. Thousands, so the article says.

So, those Dopers who were so up in arms all of those years ago?

Go fuck yourselves.

Matt Walsh (not the comedian) with a scathing commentary

I’ve only ever known Walsh to deflect onto other denominations and secular institutions when it comes to abuse issues, so I didn’t know what to expect.

Jesus, this is so disgusting. God almighty.

From the report I read:

“The abuse ranged from groping and masturbation to anal, oral and vaginal rape. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him. A 9-year-old boy was forced to perform oral sex and then had his mouth washed out with holy water. Another boy was made to pose naked as if being crucified and then was photographed by a group of priests who Attorney General Josh Shapiro said produced and shared child pornography on church grounds.”

Some folks need to learn how to spell “pray”.

If the depravity ended with the abuse and the rapes, we might just be able to distinguish between the evil behaviour of a massive number of priests and the institution.

But the systemic cover-up by the hierarchy around the world and over decades (more likely centuries) makes this impossible. The Catholic Church is rotten to its core. They disgrace everything they teach.

From my pov, this is akin to organized crime; and the reason why we don’t treat the Church appropriately is the tag “religion”.

Is this a good time to post Tim Minchin songs?

I’m just going to quote what I said in the Cardinal Pell thread a couple of years ago.

Countdown to guilty priest excommunications in 5… 4… 3… 2… ahaahhhahhhaaaahaa!!!

I’m kidding of course. That is only threatened to the people who speak out about it. Silly me.

[in loud BOOMING, echoey voice]

Tax them all. Once the old Catholic money runs dry, the protestants have plenty more, being married with dozens of children and all.

Let all those who have found faith and understanding in all these guilty priests finally realize that a Ouija Board is cheaper, available in toy stores, on, and never passes a collection plate gathered by boys donned in dresses. The TV Guide and Weather Channel have always been more right. As a matter of fact, so have I and all other SD posters have been more right than this disgusting ancient drivel written for fools, cheaters and liars. Except about elections. Forget that one. Our bad.

May it be done, and I mean… done.

Aside: Dune just came on, and I even think the Bene Jeserits have a better and more realistic faith just because of the cool pain box and telepathy. Let’s bring forth the next Gospel: The Book of Herbert! (Herbert would’ve sucked for an apostle name, I suppose.)

You know, people like Doctor Doom and Lex Luthor would not tolerate this kind of thing among their minions. Such people would get gauntlet blasted in short order.

When you compare badly, morally and ethically, to fictional super-villain organizations you are probably not doing well on those fronts.

One thing I’ve had to assume - with the Catholic church rapes, with Roald Dahl’s stories of school, etc. - is that this sort of stuff happened to the parents of these kids and yet they sent their own kids back to those same places. So while the church takes full blame for failing to correct this - and likely has a long-practiced tradition of this sort of stuff from thousands of years back that makes this sort of thing likely to be endemic and basically impossible for them to kill from the inside - it’s still worth pointing out that this all shows the basic monstrosity of man and our ability to pretend like nothing is happening and never happened, if the niceties of society dictate that we follow the line. All of the biggest evils lie on that, and yet everyone is constantly trying to believe that there’s some sort of training or cultural shift that has or will change it.

It ain’t so. It’s a creepy world where women will get raped in the middle of a concert, with a crowd of spectators watching.

The gene for genial placidity is possibly the greatest evil of our species.

Perhaps. I would think that Lex and Doom would hit the faithful first, then the outspoken like me, armed only with a laptop. :smiley:

In that case, aside from villains, El-ahrairah may be an even better faith. Join my Owsla. We shall be glad to have you, and I know you’ll like it. Hey, we breed all the time! Must be over 18.


This clip sums it up nicely. (From Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)


Thoughts and prayers.

Difficult to say a Hail Mary with a priest’s cock in your mouth.

A friend of mine was told that if she were in such a situation she should bite - hard.

Yeah, a lot of stupid people say that about being raped. It’s a weird attitude that the victim is somehow to blame for their rape.

…and probably get her head bashed in. :rolleyes:

T h i s.