Sunday, April 04, 2010

still not getting it

just for easter, the embattled vatican manages another baby step ... deeper into purgatory:

a senior cardinal has said the roman catholic faithful will not be swayed by "petty gossip" about child sex-abuse allegations.

... during easter mass in st peter's square, cardinal sodano expressed solidarity with the pope, who has himself come under scrutiny for his role in handling past cases of abuse.

"holy father, the people of god are with you and will not let themselves be influenced by the petty gossip of the moment, by the trials that sometimes assail the community of believers," the cardinal said.

... the vatican's official newspaper, l'osservatore romano, stepped up its defence of the pope in its sunday edition, publishing messages of support from around the world and denouncing the "slanderous attacks and the defamation campaign surrounding the drama of abuse by priests".

1 comment:

  1. The golden rule per the Vatican:

    "Do as we say, not as we do."

    I for one, the beneficiary (victim?)of 12 years of Catholic education, four with the Jebbies, have had it.

    What they preach and what they do are as opposed as Glenn Beck and personal ethics.

    Although an atheist for 40 years (the Jesuits taught us to think critically), I had maintained a soft spot for my "peeps". After all, they bore, nurtured and educated me.

    But no more. The fallout is only just beginning. The cynical belief their perfidy would, could go unchallenged galls.

    I am ashamed of and for them.