Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Pope willing to excommunicate Catholic Priests accused of pedophilia, turn them over to authorities
examiner.com ^ | April 1, 2010 | Réne Girard

Posted on 04/01/2010 10:36:21 AM PDT by RGirard

In a surprising, yet reassuring turn of events, Pope Benedict XIV, the head of the Catholic Church has announced that he is willing to excommunicate any and all Catholic Priests who have been rightfully accused of pedophilia while in service to the Catholic Church.

"It is my sworn duty to uphold the tenants of the faith which rest securely on the never changing, holy scripture, which speaks succinctly, yet passionately, against sexual sin within the body of Christ." Pope Benedict wrote in a letter addressed to "Fellow Catholics, Christians, and citizens of this great planet." ...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: 01apr2010; aprilfool; childrape; childrapers; illiteracy; nambla; pedophileprotectors; pedophiles; pedophilia; pope; priests; sexalabuse; sickjoke; slander; tenets
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-128 next last
photo from article
1 posted on 04/01/2010 10:36:22 AM PDT by RGirard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NYer; monkapotamus

Good for him


2 posted on 04/01/2010 10:36:57 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

Wha?!? I’m quite clear that the Holy Father would not use the words “tenants of the faith”.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 10:37:36 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

Why does this have to be “surprising,” coming from him?

How long did it take the Catholic church to arrive at this?


4 posted on 04/01/2010 10:40:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

“Too Late the Phalarpope”


5 posted on 04/01/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SevenofNine
1) Pope Benedict has been and continues to be very aggressive about purging the "filth" (his word) from the Church.

2) This article appears to be some moron's idea of a sick joke.

6 posted on 04/01/2010 10:40:48 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: narses; wagglebee

It’s about time.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 10:41:34 AM PDT by hennie pennie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ichabod1
This is the first day of April.

This author is making things up.

Benedict has been very aggressive about purging the filth from the Church. The militant fags in the media hate him for it.

8 posted on 04/01/2010 10:42:20 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

Good thing he didn’t say “April Fools!” after this.

Seriously though, shouldn’t excommunication of pedo priests and turning them into law enforcement, have been part of the way to have dealt with this all along? I’m glad to see Benedict seems to get that not doing this all along is a big deal, hopefully he follows through on this and makes it more than just words.

The fact the RCC has a priest shortage doesn’t justify protecting and shuffling around these guys who never should have been priests in the first place, who shouldn’t be involved in ANY kind of sex after taking celibacy vows.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 10:43:09 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard

Sadly, just the opposite...

Pope tight-lipped on sex abuse scandal
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=122212&sectionid=351020606
Ignoring the pleas of the victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, Pope Benedict XVI used Chrism Mass celebrations to focus on abortion instead of the ever-widening scandal.

This is while abuse victims, the number of whom is increasing daily, have asked the Vatican to clearly address the issue.

The Pope has only written a letter to the “Irish faithful,” which many of the Church’s followers in Ireland described as “disappointing.”

Pope Benedict XVI seemed to hint against pursuing legal action in the pedophile priest scandal by recalling Jesus’ teachings to turn the other cheek.


10 posted on 04/01/2010 10:43:23 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
Pope Benedict XVI seemed to hint against pursuing legal action in the pedophile priest scandal by recalling Jesus’ teachings to turn the other cheek.

The Pope has no control over what the 'legal authories' choose to do. He can pursue action against any priest, given sufficient proof of wrongdoing, regardless of whether or not that priest is arrested and convicted in a court of law.

11 posted on 04/01/2010 10:46:27 AM PDT by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
Your delusions are indeed sad.

Pope Benedict XVI used Chrism Mass celebrations to focus on abortion instead of the ever-widening scandal.

What? The Pope doesn't jump through hoops for the fags that run the New York Times????? Quelle horreur!!!

I think, perhaps, your quote has revealed the NYT and other leftist media's true agenda. It's sad that supposed conservatives are supporting their agenda.

12 posted on 04/01/2010 10:47:01 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: RGirard
"It is my sworn duty to uphold the tenants of the faith...".

I am guessing he was misquoted.

What he ACTUALLY said was probably: "It is my sworn duty to uphold the TENETS of the faith..."

At any rate, I am not aware of anyone who RENTS their faith.

13 posted on 04/01/2010 10:47:33 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WayneS

The Lavender Mafia at the NYT doesn’t disagree with sex with young boys. It is the Pope calling them “filth” that offends them.


14 posted on 04/01/2010 10:48:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: WayneS

That’s funny! just a typo


15 posted on 04/01/2010 10:49:45 AM PDT by RGirard ("If you read just one book this year ... " by An American Man)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SevenofNine

All the attacks on the Pope and church...are a consequence of the harm perverts have done. The Pope and Bishops should have been must less forgiving and trusting and tolerant of these animals and turned them over to the police to begin with.

However, every day in this country Americans - children and adults - are robbed, raped and murdered by illegal aliens. The people in charge across the Nation know it. They do nothing about it. They even work to abet the actors. The volume of abetted abuse of innocent Americans can not be compared to the church.


16 posted on 04/01/2010 10:49:59 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMind
How long did it take the Catholic church to arrive at this?

846 years at minimum has passed since the Constitutions at Clarendon. It remains to be seen whether the Pope will "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's" and render himself subject to civil authority without asserting soverign immunity.

17 posted on 04/01/2010 10:51:19 AM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMind
How long did it take the Catholic church to arrive at this?

846 years at minimum has passed since the Constitutions at Clarendon. It remains to be seen whether the Pope will "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's" and render himself subject to civil authority without asserting soverign immunity.

18 posted on 04/01/2010 10:51:30 AM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard
It's sad that supposed conservatives are supporting their agenda.

It's sad that supposed Catholics support those who rape children.
19 posted on 04/01/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

Good for him. Took too long ... a lot less damage would’ve been done if they had been excommunicated a long time ago. But, it is a good thing that these perverts are being dealt with.

SnakeDoc


20 posted on 04/01/2010 10:55:36 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant ... that even a god-king can bleed." - 300)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SevenofNine; ConservativeMind; hennie pennie; Secret Agent Man; WayneS; SaraJohnson; frithguild

It’s an April Fool’s article.


21 posted on 04/01/2010 10:56:08 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SnakeDoctor

Keep waiting. It still hasn’t happened. Probably shouldn’t hold your breath.


22 posted on 04/01/2010 10:57:13 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

This article is malicious bunk. Read it.

“Therefore, in this year of our Lord, 2010 Anno Domini, let it be known...”

The writer, with his “tenants” and replicate “Anno Domini” is hardly literate.

Until shown otherwise, I read “April Fool” all over it.


23 posted on 04/01/2010 10:57:15 AM PDT by Chaguito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RGirard

This has the stank of bogus article about it.


24 posted on 04/01/2010 10:59:24 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GovernmentShrinker

Yikes! I am a fool!


25 posted on 04/01/2010 10:59:24 AM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: RGirard; ArrogantBustard; Salvation; marshmallow

What is really sad about this thread is that for a fleeting moment my heart was lifted by the possibility that the Pope and church might actually do the right thing.

How could I have been so naive?


26 posted on 04/01/2010 10:59:55 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
It's sad that supposed Catholics support those who rape children.

As a gentleman, I would ask you to withdraw that slander.
27 posted on 04/01/2010 11:01:04 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
What is really sad about this thread is that for a fleeting moment my heart was lifted by the possibility that the Pope and church might actually do the right thing.

Based on your posting history, I'm guessing you wouldn't know "the right thing" if somebody dropped 10 tons of it on your house.
28 posted on 04/01/2010 11:02:11 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: frithguild

Not to worry. I still respect you a lot more than I respect the Pope.


29 posted on 04/01/2010 11:02:45 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: GovernmentShrinker

Hmm, I should have known it sounded to good to be true.

So the Pope will continue to shelter them. Figures.


30 posted on 04/01/2010 11:04:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Antoninus

As a gentlemen, I would ask that you stand with me against child sexual abuse and demand the Vatican take responsibility and action for the egregious crimes committed by the Catholic church against tens of thousands of children put in its trust.


31 posted on 04/01/2010 11:04:14 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
It's sad that supposed Catholics support those who rape children.

The misbehaviour of Mahony, Sullivan, Weakland, and their ilk was and is worse than merely sad. I take second place to NOBODY in wishing to see them removed from office.

I also cannot, do not, and will not support slander, witch hunts, and falsehoods from the militant faggots who run the New York Times. Other folks seem quite comfortable in such company. I wonder: why?

32 posted on 04/01/2010 11:05:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Antoninus

My posting history reflects integrity and advocacy for abused victims unlike the Catholic church which would rather not talk about it because it is an “icky” subject.


33 posted on 04/01/2010 11:05:54 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard
The misbehaviour of Mahony, Sullivan, Weakland, and their ilk was and is worse than merely sad. I take second place to NOBODY in wishing to see them removed from office.

A good start, now why won't you support the removal of those who left them in office, i.e. Ratzinger?
34 posted on 04/01/2010 11:07:41 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
It's really sad how many people are utterly blind to the fact that the Church is already doing the right thing.

The leftists and queers in the media wish to hide the truth, and many folks seem quite comfortable believing leftists and queers.

35 posted on 04/01/2010 11:07:51 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMind; GovernmentShrinker

Let me get this straight, you want justice for sexually abused children?

You must be anti-Catholic and part of the great conspiracy to take down the church! /SAR


36 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:09 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
What is really sad about this thread is that for a fleeting moment my heart was lifted by the possibility that the Pope and church might actually do the right thing.

Ohhh......we couldn't do that!!

I mean.....what would you do with yourself?!............LOL!

37 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:23 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: GovernmentShrinker; little jeremiah

Thank you for the head’s up, I really appreciate it. I think that child rapists should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


38 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:44 AM PDT by hennie pennie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
My posting history reflects integrity and advocacy for abused victims unlike the Catholic church which would rather not talk about it because it is an “icky” subject.

Sure it does.

Actually, it reflects the wickedness and hypocrisy of someone who seeks first to destroy fellow Christians and the foolishness of one who will not admit his error when it is shown to him as clear as day.

It is Holy Week. I encourage you to repent and stop spreading lies and slander.
39 posted on 04/01/2010 11:12:02 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard
It's really sad how many people are utterly blind to the fact that the Church is already doing the right thing. The leftists and queers in the media wish to hide the truth, and many folks seem quite comfortable believing leftists and queers.

The Catholic church is as silent and un-actioned as Islam was the minutes, hours and days after 9/11.

This is the Vatican's 9/11 and yet it refuses to acknowledge the big smoking hole in the ground that was once its credibility.
40 posted on 04/01/2010 11:12:06 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: marshmallow
I mean.....what would you do with yourself?!............LOL!

Yeah, raping children is a hoot huh?
41 posted on 04/01/2010 11:12:55 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
Here's a couple of excellent threads which I just know you will enjoy. Let me ensure you in advance that they are rational, reasonable and above all balanced and even-handed.

Just like your posts.

The Pope and the Abuse Scandal: a Guide for Perplexed Catholics

The Dictatorship of Relativism Strikes Back-and Goes Nuclear

42 posted on 04/01/2010 11:13:23 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard
Other folks seem quite comfortable in such company. I wonder: why?

I can think of a few reasons. The people driving this story are the homosexuals in the media and the usual suspect anti-Catholic bigots. Personally, I wouldn't want to be associated with either party.
43 posted on 04/01/2010 11:14:13 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMind
So the Pope will continue to shelter them.

Where and how is the Pope "sheltering" child molesters?

44 posted on 04/01/2010 11:14:19 AM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed imposter")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Antoninus
It is Holy Week. I encourage you to repent and stop spreading lies and slander.

"Holy week?" "Lies and slander?" Surely you jest?
45 posted on 04/01/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF
This is the Vatican's 9/11 and yet it refuses to acknowledge the big smoking hole in the ground that was once its credibility.

Wishful thinking on your part, Junior. 100 years from now, the Catholic Church will be bigger and even more influential than it is today.

Where will you be?
46 posted on 04/01/2010 11:15:54 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Campion
Where and how is the Pope "sheltering" child molesters?

Ratzinger's inaction = sheltering.
47 posted on 04/01/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Antoninus
Wishful thinking on your part, Junior. 100 years from now, the Catholic Church will be bigger and even more influential than it is today.

See, that's where you are wrong. Unfortunately Islam will eclipse all Christian faiths due to organic growth, and scandals like this, which result in a great falling away.

Catholics leave in record numbers
http://www.theage.com.au/world/catholics-leave-in-record-numbers-20100325-qzsm.html
48 posted on 04/01/2010 11:20:46 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: GovernmentShrinker

Thanks for the heads up. Gonna be a long day today.


49 posted on 04/01/2010 11:22:00 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MikeWUSAF

Sheesh - your hatred of Catholicism is really transparent and even as a non-Catholic (but great admirer) I find it disugsting!


50 posted on 04/01/2010 11:22:27 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-128 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson