Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pope: "Shocked, I am, by these accusations!"

What's your favourite passage?

(Wag of the tail to CNN.)


Southern Quebec said...

"...that the problem of child abuse is peculiar neither to Ireland nor to the Church..."

Translation: Hey! We're not the only ones diddling little kids! Lighten up!

Ti-Guy said...

The programme of renewal proposed by the Second Vatican ouncil was sometimes misinterpreted and indeed, in the light of the profound social changes that were taking place, it was far from easy to know how best to implement it. In particular, there was a well-intentioned but misguided tendency to avoid penal approaches to canonically irregular situations.

ie. It's all the fault of the sluts and the gays who were insufficiently condemned.

I'm not sure if that's my favourite part. I started reading it and then realised it goes on for 20 pages.

The Seer said...

My favorite Humphrey Bogart passage: "The Navy was organized by a genius to be run by fools."

sooey said...

He seems to think that people blame Jesus for paedophile priests.

Unknown said...

I love the part where he says he knows nothing but as head of the renamed Inquisition sent out a letter in 2002 where he threatened any priest, bishop, archbishop or cardinal with excommunication if they even so much as whispered to a secular authority about his pedophiles.