Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oh, those Catholics ...

... always the party animals when no one's watching:

DUBLIN – After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes, humiliation and beatings at Catholic Church-run reform schools for Ireland's castaway children.

The 2,600-page report painted the most detailed and damning portrait yet of church-administered abuse in a country grown weary of revelations about child molestation by priests.

The investigation of the tax-supported schools uncovered previously secret Vatican records that demonstrated church knowledge of pedophiles in their ranks all the way back to the 1930s.

Can we please stop being surprised by any of this anymore? Appalled? Yes. Horrified? Absolutely. Surprised? Oh, please. It's sort of like being taken aback when a Blogging Tory writes something racist. There's just no shock value anymore.

SPEAKING OF the Blogging Tories, is there a single BT who's reported on this scandal? I've just been through the last several pages of links over at Stormfront North and, as near as I can tell, there's not one reference. Apparently, this just isn't news. For some people.

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