WOW! All but one of these responses reek off anti-Catholicism. The first one is understandable since he has first hand experience within his family of harm done. The others are just off the wall.
I will stay away from this thread. I am surprised it hasn’t been yanked yet. Maybe it is here to allow bigots to rant their heads off.
For what it’s worth, IMHO, Both Pope JPII and BXVI are great men of tremendous spirituality and love of God. Neither deserves such nasty accusations. The accusers ought to look inward at their own consciences if they think they are perfect. I have news for you. you aren’t perfect.
Gumdrop, I’m with you. “Reeks” is a great verb here. As in ‘reeks of the Pit.’
Aye yi yi, these people are acting like liberals in American politics they seem to think the pope and Ratzinger, himself are some sort of gods who could have foreseen what happened in a church of one BILLION people.
Satan is attacking and it is easier for many to just leave rather than fight back with prayer and sacrifice. To blame all this evil on the Church is to blame it on God. We know that God does not allow any evil that won’t bring about greater glory and we know that the gates of hell do not have a chance of defeating the church but the battle is real and the harvest is large and there is little time.
Pray for these people.