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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 9:27AM #1
WaveringCC
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"At first, spokespersons for Communion and Liberation put on the mantle of martyrs, complaining of a “media lynching” which is taking on “the face of a Calvary that we don’t deserve.”

Where have we heard that before?  Oh yes, during Easter week when the public disclosure of tens of thousands of victims of sexual abuse by priests that was covered up by the hierarchy of the church turned poor Benedict into a victim - persecuted just like the Jews.


And such terrible timing - just when the push to canonize C & L's founder was going on. Sort of like the bad timing of the subito santo push to canonize  JPII - how inconvenient to publicize that he protected Maciel and shut down the investigation into his sexual abuse of teenagers in his seminaries. 


Inconvenent truths never stopped the Vatican before, though. It certainly won't now.


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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 11:00AM #2
mokantx
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May 2, 2012 -- 9:27AM, WaveringCC wrote:


ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/conservati...

"At first, spokespersons for Communion and Liberation put on the mantle of martyrs, complaining of a “media lynching” which is taking on “the face of a Calvary that we don’t deserve.”

Where have we heard that before?  Oh yes, during Easter week when the public disclosure of tens of thousands of victims of sexual abuse by priests that was covered up by the hierarchy of the church turned poor Benedict into a victim - persecuted just like the Jews.


And such terrible timing - just when the push to canonize C & L's founder was going on. Sort of like the bad timing of the subito santo push to canonize  JPII - how inconvenient to publicize that he protected Maciel and shut down the investigation into his sexual abuse of teenagers in his seminaries. 


Inconvenent truths never stopped the Vatican before, though. It certainly won't now.





Wav


Given the direction of "things church" and nowadays, what it means to be "church," this is little more than another bug on the windshield.


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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 11:34AM #3
WaveringCC
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May 2, 2012 -- 11:00AM, mokantx wrote:


May 2, 2012 -- 9:27AM, WaveringCC wrote:


ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/conservati...

"At first, spokespersons for Communion and Liberation put on the mantle of martyrs, complaining of a “media lynching” which is taking on “the face of a Calvary that we don’t deserve.”

Where have we heard that before?  Oh yes, during Easter week when the public disclosure of tens of thousands of victims of sexual abuse by priests that was covered up by the hierarchy of the church turned poor Benedict into a victim - persecuted just like the Jews.


And such terrible timing - just when the push to canonize C & L's founder was going on. Sort of like the bad timing of the subito santo push to canonize  JPII - how inconvenient to publicize that he protected Maciel and shut down the investigation into his sexual abuse of teenagers in his seminaries. 


Inconvenent truths never stopped the Vatican before, though. It certainly won't now.





Wav


Given the direction of "things church" and nowadays, what it means to be "church," this is little more than another bug on the windshield.




Absolutely.  Ignore it. Eventually scrape them all off and start collecting more. I mean, really, this is nothing compared to the various Vatican banking scandals, and compared to the pathetic reality that hundreds and hundreds of bishops and the Vatican protected thousands of priests who abused tens of thousands of young people. So the guy is a crook while leading his people in their daily pious devotions? What's new? This is Rome. This is the Vatican. Corruption and dishonesty and hypocrisy are de riguer - par for the course. Expected.


As our departed-from-this-board friends often observed when the latest example of corrupt bishops protecting pedophiles hit the news-


Yawn.


Nothing matters to the "princes of the church" - especially not truth, especially not actually living the gospels. And nothing beyond "obedience" matters to their apologists too - the "faithful to the magisterium" - no matter what - Catholics who keep the machine running with their dollars and euros. It's amazing how many have drunk the kool-aid and go back for more. They will happily continue to play their assigned roles as "the simple faithful."


Yes, I know that this guy and C&L are not "THE" church nor are they the "teaching authority" of the church. But, they are dear to the pope's heart, held up as an example of what being a "good" Catholic means. 


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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 11:40AM #4
Marcion
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The church has been riddled with scandals since the beginning, yet the sheep come coming.

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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 1:54PM #5
cherubino
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Where else can a drama queen get free lunch for life?

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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 10:43PM #6
newsjunkie
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This was the group redkim was involved with, right? I wonder how she's doing. I liked her posts, even though I disagreed with most of them.

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