Love that wispy Nazi Ratzy voice… 17 April 2008Posted by marisacat in DC Politics, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, WAR!.
….as he says Sorry! for chomping on the baby’s beauteous little leg…. but it was so delish, I ate it all. And swallowed every morsel.
Allen: Holy Father, I’ll ask my question in English. I know you will speak principally in Italian, but we would be grateful for at least a few words in English. The Catholic church in the United States is large and dynamic, but also suffering, above all because of the recent sexual abuse crisis. The American people are waiting to hear what you have to say on this subject. What will your message be?
It is a great suffering for the church in the United States, for the church in general, and for me personally that this could happen. If I read the histories of these victims, it’s difficult for me to understand how it was possible that priests betrayed in this way their mission to give healing and to give the love of God to these children. We are deeply ashamed, and we will do all that is possible that this cannot happen in the future.
I think we have to act on three levels.
The first is the level of justice, the juridical level. We now have also norms to react in a just way. I would not speak in this moment about homosexuality, but pedophilia, [which] is another thing. We will absolutely exclude pedophiles from the sacred ministry, this is absolutely incompatible. And who is really guilty of being a pedophile cannot be a priest. So the first level is, as we can do justice and help clearly the victims, because they are deeply touched. So [there are] two sides of justice, on the one hand that pedophiles cannot be priests; on the other hand, to help in all the possible ways to the victims.
The second level is the pastoral level, the level of healing and help of assistance and of reconciliation. This is a big pastoral engagement, and I know that the bishops and the priests and all the Catholic people in the United States will do all possible to help assist and to heal, and to help that in the future these things cannot happen.
The third point [is that] we have made a visitation in the seminaries to also do what is possible in the education of seminarians for a deep, spiritual, human and intellectual formation –with discernment so that only sound persons can be admitted to the priesthood, only persons with a deep personal love for Christ and a deep sacramental love, to exclude that this can happen [again]. I know that the bishops and the rectors of seminarians will do all that is possible so that we have a strong discernment, because it’s more important to have good priests than to have many priests. This is also our third level, and we hope that we can do, and we have done, and we will do in the future, all that is possible to heal this wound.
Well! We all know that is settled now! Nothing to worry about!
He also has said that the resolution is healing prayer and a return to orthodoxy. No really. More religion is the cure! Choke on the Holy Host!
In the round the clock coverage of the death of JP II, I caught a lovely little conversation, on one of the divine Roman rooftops that US media paid rent on for upwards of 10 years as they waited for JP to shuffle off… someone from the media chatting to one of the more corpulent of the US Bishops… who said in all seriousness that the accusations of child abuse, priestly pedophilia, were lies. The Church had endured this often, most recently when the COMMUNISTS had lied about priests.
Meanwhile over at The Corner at National Review Online, Kathryn Jean Lopez is slobbering that the pope’s round the clock personal assistant, Msgr Ganswein, is like Richard Chamberlain in The Thornbirds. hmmm I think if he ever went in that direction, first in line would be Donatella Versace, who personally handles his custom orders.
We know all are dining on the tender flesh of plump infants, said to be sweetest of all human flesh.
UPDATE, 9:05 am
I just saw this at the end of the last thread… and it seems to really fit in with popery.. ;)
41 – Synchronicity? Earth’s Hum Sounds More Mysterious Than Ever (4/16/0
In the past, the oscillations that researchers found made up this hum were “spheroidal” – they basically involved patches of rock moving up and down, albeit near undetectably.
Now oscillations have been discovered making up the hum that, oddly, are shaped roughly like rings. Imagine, if you will, rumbles that twist in circles in rock across the upper echelons of the planet, almost like dozens of lazy hurricanes.
This discovery should force researchers to significantly rethink what causes Earth’s hum. While the spheroidal oscillations might be caused by forces squeezing down on the planet – say, pressure from ocean or atmospheric waves – the twisting ring-like phenomena might be caused by forces shearing across the world’s surface, from the oceans, atmosphere or possibly even the sun.
Given the human forces shearing across the world’s surface, I have an image of the entire planet grinding its teeth.