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Damned Catholics

Damned Catholics
Satan, their imaginary whipping boy.  Facepalm
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Amid shameful residential-school revelations, I cannot remain a Catholic
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Quote:In my six decades, I have been many kinds of Catholic: a cradle Catholic, a confirmed Catholic, a convenient Catholic, a lapsed Catholic, a renewed Catholic and a conflicted one. Now I am nothing but ashamed.

Ashamed that I have upheld an institution that dodges and weaves instead of taking responsibility. Ashamed that it has required the reported discovery of the remains of 966 children to push the church into possible action when it has had decades to do the right thing. Ashamed that Canadian Catholics can raise tens of millions of dollars for cathedrals, churches and other capital projects across the country, but can’t offer enough to keep a $25-million promise to compensate the survivors of the cruelty the church inflicted.

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Asking all Catholics to help is a great idea, but don’t ask me – I won’t be dropping anything into the collection basket any more. I’ll be donating directly to an Indigenous agency, because the only kind of Catholic I am now is a former one.
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"Six decades." Better late than never I suppose.
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I am so glad to be an ex-Catholic (40 years free of them and counting).
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Keeping the story in the news!  Good.  It's what the bastards deserve.


https://www.rawstory.com/defrocked-us-ca...ith-abuse/


Quote:Defrocked US cardinal charged with sexual abuse


Quote:Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy, court documents showed Thursday, making him the most senior Roman Catholic official in America to face criminal charges in the massive clergy abuse scandal.

The 91-year-old, a former archbishop of Washington DC, was slapped with three counts of indecent assault and battery against a child over 14, according to a filing in a Massachusetts district court.



This is interesting.....

Quote:A 450-page Vatican report published in 2020 concluded that McCarrick was able to rise through the ranks of the Church despite years of sexual misconduct allegations.

The Vatican admitted last November that late pope John Paul II ignored advice against promoting McCarrick over the sexual assault rumors that were later substantiated.


Apparently, JP2 was as big a piece of shit as all the rest of them!
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Bastards get caught again!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/nyreg...ticleShare

Quote:Catholic Officials on Edge After Reports of Priests Using Grindr

A conservative Catholic media organization, The Pillar, has published several reports claiming the use of dating apps at several churches and the Vatican.

Quote:The reports hit the Roman Catholic Church in rapid succession: Analyses of cellphone data obtained by a conservative Catholic blog seemed to show priests at multiple levels of the Catholic hierarchy in both the United States and the Vatican using the gay hookup app Grindr.
The first report, published late last month, led to the resignation of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, the former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference. The second, posted online days later, made claims about the use of Grindr by unnamed people in unspecified rectories in the Archdiocese of Newark. The third, published days after that, claimed that in 2018 at least 32 mobile devices emitted dating app data signals from within areas of Vatican City that are off-limits to tourists.
The reports by the blog, The Pillar, have unnerved the leadership of the American Catholic Church and have introduced a potentially powerful new weapon into the culture war between supporters of Pope Francis and his conservative critics: cellphone data, which many users assume to be unavailable to the general public.
“When there is reporting out there that claims to expose activity like this in parishes around the country and also on Vatican grounds, that is a five-alarm fire for church officials, there is no doubt about it,” said John Gehring, the Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, a progressive advocacy group.

The reports have put church officials in an awkward position: Priests take a vow of celibacy that is in no way flexible, and the downloading or use of dating apps by clergy members is inconsistent with that vow. But officials are also deeply uncomfortable with the use of cellphone data to publicly police priests’ behavior. Vatican officials said they met with representatives from the blog in June but would not publicly respond to its reports.


Time to tear this whole rotten edifice down.
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(08-20-2021, 05:14 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Bastards get caught again!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/nyreg...ticleShare

Quote:Catholic Officials on Edge After Reports of Priests Using Grindr

A conservative Catholic media organization, The Pillar, has published several reports claiming the use of dating apps at several churches and the Vatican.

Quote:The reports hit the Roman Catholic Church in rapid succession: Analyses of cellphone data obtained by a conservative Catholic blog seemed to show priests at multiple levels of the Catholic hierarchy in both the United States and the Vatican using the gay hookup app Grindr.
The first report, published late last month, led to the resignation of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, the former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference. The second, posted online days later, made claims about the use of Grindr by unnamed people in unspecified rectories in the Archdiocese of Newark. The third, published days after that, claimed that in 2018 at least 32 mobile devices emitted dating app data signals from within areas of Vatican City that are off-limits to tourists.
The reports by the blog, The Pillar, have unnerved the leadership of the American Catholic Church and have introduced a potentially powerful new weapon into the culture war between supporters of Pope Francis and his conservative critics: cellphone data, which many users assume to be unavailable to the general public.
“When there is reporting out there that claims to expose activity like this in parishes around the country and also on Vatican grounds, that is a five-alarm fire for church officials, there is no doubt about it,” said John Gehring, the Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, a progressive advocacy group.

The reports have put church officials in an awkward position: Priests take a vow of celibacy that is in no way flexible, and the downloading or use of dating apps by clergy members is inconsistent with that vow. But officials are also deeply uncomfortable with the use of cellphone data to publicly police priests’ behavior. Vatican officials said they met with representatives from the blog in June but would not publicly respond to its reports.


Time to tear this whole rotten edifice down.

Let them be gay. The whole story is about consensual contact.
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They are supposed to be "celibate."

Do they think they found a loophole?
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(08-20-2021, 05:43 PM)Minimalist Wrote: They are supposed to be "celibate."

Do they think they found a loophole?

No, a bunghole.  Modest
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Uhmmmmm. Catholic wierdness.

http://www.todayscatholicworld.com/

BVM sightings, prophecies and Catholic weirdness. Lots of prophecies.

"The Church will be PUNISHED because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the SUCCESSION OF PETER and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, SHE WILL BE VICTORIOUSLY EXALTED in the sight of ALL doubters."
(Prophecy of St. Nicolas of Fluh, 15th Century)
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(09-14-2021, 09:46 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: Uhmmmmm.  Catholic wierdness.

http://www.todayscatholicworld.com/

BVM sightings, prophecies and  Catholic weirdness.  Lots of prophecies.

"The Church will be PUNISHED because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the SUCCESSION OF PETER and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, SHE WILL BE VICTORIOUSLY EXALTED in the sight of ALL doubters."
(Prophecy of St. Nicolas of Fluh, 15th Century)

In my honest opinion, the Church has never been exalted in anything. It continues to be the most morally and politically corrupt organization on the planet.  Dodgy
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And Pope Frankie joins in to make things worse...again.

https://www.rawstory.com/pope-sees-no-pr...-marriage/

Quote:Pope sees no prospects for same-sex marriage

Quote:Pope Francis again on Wednesday ruled out same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church, in comments to journalists as he returned to the Vatican after spending several days in Slovakia.

Marriage is a sacrament and the Church does not have the authority to change it, the pope said.


Of course that is completely false.  The church paid no attention to marriage until the Lateran Council in 1215.  There was no formal ritual until the 17th century when Luther shamed them into it.

This means that:

A-  The supreme head of the fucking church is an ignorant bastard who knows nothing about the organization he runs, or

B-  The pope is a fucking liar.


I vote for "B".
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(09-15-2021, 04:50 PM)Minimalist Wrote: And Pope Frankie joins in to make things worse...again.

https://www.rawstory.com/pope-sees-no-pr...-marriage/

Quote:Pope sees no prospects for same-sex marriage

Quote:Pope Francis again on Wednesday ruled out same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church, in comments to journalists as he returned to the Vatican after spending several days in Slovakia.

Marriage is a sacrament and the Church does not have the authority to change it, the pope said.


Of course that is completely false.  The church paid no attention to marriage until the Lateran Council in 1215.  There was no formal ritual until the 17th century when Luther shamed them into it.

This means that:

A-  The supreme head of the fucking church is an ignorant bastard who knows nothing about the organization he runs, or

B-  The pope is a fucking liar.


I vote for "B".

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(09-15-2021, 04:50 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Of course that is completely false.  The church paid no attention to marriage until the Lateran Council in 1215.  There was no formal ritual until the 17th century when Luther shamed them into it.

Same goes for celibacy. It origins in 1139 at the second Lateran Council. The church simply wanted to lay hands on the heritage of priests. That's the one and only reason for the rule.
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(09-14-2021, 12:46 PM)Gwaithmir Wrote:
(09-14-2021, 09:46 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: Uhmmmmm.  Catholic wierdness.

http://www.todayscatholicworld.com/

BVM sightings, prophecies and  Catholic weirdness.  Lots of prophecies.

"The Church will be PUNISHED because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the SUCCESSION OF PETER and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, SHE WILL BE VICTORIOUSLY EXALTED in the sight of ALL doubters."
(Prophecy of St. Nicolas of Fluh, 15th Century)

In my honest opinion, the Church has never been exalted in anything. It continues to be the most morally and politically corrupt organization on the planet.  Dodgy

As are all religious organizations
 All I know is that I know nothing
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