Skip to comments.The Great Catholic Cover-Up
Posted on 03/25/2010 7:20:44 AM PDT by Cardhu
The pope's entire career has the stench of evil about it.
On March 10, the chief exorcist of the Vatican, the Rev. Gabriele Amorth (who has held this demanding post for 25 years), was quoted as saying that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican," and that "when one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' in the holy rooms, it is all trueincluding these latest stories of violence and pedophilia." This can perhaps be taken as confirmation that something horrible has indeed been going on in the holy precincts, though most inquiries show it to have a perfectly good material explanation.
Concerning the most recent revelations about the steady complicity of the Vatican in the ongoingindeed endlessscandal of child rape, a few days later a spokesman for the Holy See
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During his life, Maciel was the focus of several investigations regarding allegations of drug abuse and sexually abusing children. First in 1956, he was investigated for drug abuse, after which he was exonerated and returned as head of the Congregation. In 2005 Maciel stepped down as head of the order and, a few days before John Paul II died, Cardinal Ratzinger announced his intention of removing "filth" from the Church; many believed he was referring specifically to Maciel.
In May 2006, Pope Benedict XVI disciplined him, inviting him to "a reserved life of prayer and penitence"; no explanation was given to the public or to the Legionaries of Christ.
What load of BS. And ironic as Hell. I was called a bigot by a Catholic Priest for what I wrote, and here I am calling you out for posting this garbage..
There’s probably something to all this but Hitchens is certainly one who’ll interpreter the evidence in a way that makes the Pope look as bad as possible.
We don’t use the “calling out” terminology here. That belongs to the Leftwingtards. It is an invitation to a literal fight to the death, and as long as dueling is unlawful it’s best left alone.
Could you imagine a sitting Pope being arrested. It should have happened many times up till now but has it?
Yes, that’s why I say Hitchens is trying to put the church of Rome in the worst possible light. But, you have to admit there’s been a lot of turning the other way and the church of Rome is guilty of some of the worst crimes throughout history.
The goal here is a one world religion and Satan has all his people working on that. I believe the church of Rome, under it’s current hierarchy, is currently the most visible obstacle to that. But I don’t think the goal is to destroy them but to take them over.
Hitchens a hardcore atheist hates the Catholic church and writes a rather biased article... Go figure..
I’m never posting anything even remotely religious again..
What you have doubts about Hitchen’s objectivity? He who spoke so kindly and lovingly about Mother Theresa? He who never, ever says an ill word about Christians or Christianity in general? What a cynic you are.
As to the Legionniares that is far to involved to cover in any response to Hitchens malcontent. Let’s just say any blast at the founder is most likely justified.
I think he should stick to politics.
Oh look.....Christopher Hitchens is a liar.
The truth does not suit. So it will be brushed aside.
Intrestingly his brother, (link) Peter Hitchens, is (like Christopher) a very good writer, but (unlike Christopher) a conservative and a Christian. Long estranged, they seem to be moving toward a wary peace with each other, (according to this very recent thought-provoking piece in the MailOnline (UK), for which I say "Deo gratias."
You have perfectly described the ironically named Christopher Hitchens' modus operandi.
Lord have mercy.
Pray for Pope Benedict XVI!
You actually believe an atheist over the Pope who is bound to the truth?
I don’t believe this pope or any other. I don’t believe anyone who claims to be the vicar of Christ. My point is, though Hitchens is painting the truth to fit his anti-catholic agenda, is he completely lying?
Ratzinger didn’t keep an abuser at his post, and he didn’t engage in any cover-up. All he did—20 years after the abuse was reported—was cancel a canonical trial—i.e., a full, formal investigation (these things take about a year and cost a fortune), leading to laicization. The reason for canceling it was that the priest was near death.
This whole thing is a trumped-up media smear.
About as likely as arresting any other absolute ruler of a sovereign state.
And the canonical trial wasn’t even about the abuse. It was about a violation of the sacrament of Penance. (Solicitation to commit a sin against the sixth commandment.)
LOL - well said.
What's amazing is how many conservative Christians are willing to join their ranks.
I don’t believe it, either. I believe little of what I here from the media about the Church..
“In neither case am I exultant”
This is way things ought to be.
It calls to mind Jesus saying that Nathaniel was a true Israelite, because he was “a man without guile”.
Exultant. That's exactly the right word. There are non-Catholics here who seem to literally salivate over every bit of bad news.
Some also claim to be the only ones willing to post articles to shine a light on it, which is a lie. There are several Catholics who do the majority of the article posting for the rest of us who do the reading and they are never shy to post anything on the subject.
The big difference is that we Catholics know they post out of a desire to see the Church cleansed and healed, and not from a desire to rub their hands together and cackle and gloat. Those particular non-Catholics who know who they are certainly do just that.
There is definitely an air of the satanic about some of the evangelicals on here who immediately side with the secularists and libertines in attacking the Catholic Church. When they do that, it makes me even more certain that I am on the side of Christ when I oppose them.
That bears repeating.
The above also bears repeating. Until people understand what is really going on here.
Typical hillbilly bigotry and ignorance.
It might be of the typical of the average bigot or hillbilly or ignorant person but I’m none of those things.