Pope: Deeply Sorry, Ashamed of Sex Abuse

Pope: Deeply Sorry, Ashamed of Sex Abuse

There are 62 comments on the ABC News story from Sep 18, 2010, titled Pope: Deeply Sorry, Ashamed of Sex Abuse. In it, ABC News reports that:

Pope Benedict made his strongest statements yet the sex abuse scandal. Pope Benedict XVI met Saturday with five people who were molested by priests as children and apologized to them, even as abuse survivors and thousands of people opposed to his visit marched in central London in the biggest protest of his five-year papacy.

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FWsouthsider

United States

#1 Sep 18, 2010
There is an old saying based on Biblical wisdom that says,'You will know a man by his deeds more then by his words'.

When Rome's Pope truly addresses the damage that coddling child sexual predators have wrought inside of Romanism with legal and economic steps then he can apologize.

Until that happens, then is just continues the status quo.
jeff

United States

#2 Sep 18, 2010
the pope is just as guilty as the sex offenders..all he does is apologize??? ho hum I am really underwhelmed
Philomena Carolan

Durham, UK

#3 Sep 18, 2010
I do in a way, agree with what Jeff is saying about The Pope being as guilty as the abusive priests, through keeping it all quiet.
His brother was a child abuser, I know we can't tar everyone with the same brush as, that is totally unfair, but, in a lot of families there is a "Black sheep" and, Pope Benedicts brother maybe just that one and, it could be a case of-The Pope does not know how to handle the situation and if that is the case then, the Pope should not be in the position he is but, then again there are families where they are all a "Bad lot" no one knows.

What I think is very unfair of The Pope is, why he is ready to accept and Ordain married men as priests but, is refusing to Ordain women and refusing to relax celibacy, that does not make any sense at all as, married men are not celibate and, it would make sense to relax celibacy-would'nt it?

Could anyone respond to this please, as there is no logic, what is the point of not relaxing celibacy and yet to Ordain married men?

Thank you

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#4 Sep 18, 2010
The Pope is "sorry" his ring of pedophiles & their pimps has been busted. Is he sorry enough to turn his child rapists over to justice? No? Then he's a lying sack.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Sep 18, 2010
A child is 100 times more likely to get sexually abused by a public school teacher than a Priest.

Public Schools are much worse and the media ignores it.
Theo

Germany

#6 Sep 18, 2010
It is not his blame that some priests were or are perverts and degenerates - the same things occurs in common, secular life in families too. It is a sign of degeneration. Such priests who are pedophiles must be out of their service in church.But Pope should not say sorry every day for it.
He should say something against these invasions ( Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan )- apparent crime against humanity and genocide commited by usa and british friends and the others who participate in it. Try to change and stop it. It cannot be that millions of innocent people suffer because some war criminals have such caprice.
RCC Truth Squad

Granger, IN

#7 Sep 18, 2010
Theo wrote:
It is not his blame that some priests were or are perverts and degenerates - the same things occurs in common, secular life in families too. It is a sign of degeneration. Such priests who are pedophiles must be out of their service in church.But Pope should not say sorry every day for it.
He should say something against these invasions ( Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan )- apparent crime against humanity and genocide commited by usa and british friends and the others who participate in it. Try to change and stop it. It cannot be that millions of innocent people suffer because some war criminals have such caprice.
It is the ultimate cowardice to not place the blame where it belongs...Islamic Terrorists. Civilization has the right and the duty to protect itself from such evil. You think that such military actions, which requires such tremendous sacrifice are
taken for no reason? Genocide? You are either willfully blind or have the heart of a liar. I suppose you blame the United States for the tremendous suffering it caused in Germany and Europe in defeating the Nazi regime in the Second World War.

This post of yours is typical revisionist leftist idiocy and you should be ashamed of your cowardice and ignorance. It is thinking like yours which will seal the fate of Britain and of Europe. You will ignore the rising threat, hoping against reason that Evil does not really exist until it is too late.

Hopefully there are not as many of you as there are of decent, responsible Christians who live in the real world and have the courage to confront darkness with blood, treasure, sacrifice and trust in Our Lord.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#8 Sep 18, 2010
RCC Truth Squad wrote:
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It is the ultimate cowardice to not place the blame where it belongs...Islamic Terrorists. Civilization has the right and the duty to protect itself from such evil. You think that such military actions, which requires such tremendous sacrifice are
taken for no reason? Genocide? You are either willfully blind or have the heart of a liar. I suppose you blame the United States for the tremendous suffering it caused in Germany and Europe in defeating the Nazi regime in the Second World War.
This post of yours is typical revisionist leftist idiocy and you should be ashamed of your cowardice and ignorance. It is thinking like yours which will seal the fate of Britain and of Europe. You will ignore the rising threat, hoping against reason that Evil does not really exist until it is too late.
Hopefully there are not as many of you as there are of decent, responsible Christians who live in the real world and have the courage to confront darkness with blood, treasure, sacrifice and trust in Our Lord.
What claptrap! Where were your 'decent' popes, bishops, cardinals, and child raping priests when innocent children were being raped? I know - they were all complicit in the rapes of children, and in enabling access (continued) to the innocent. Until those rapists and their pimps all the way your cult's hierarchy of evil are brought to justice, you remain an apologist for a a vile and criminal organization.
You should be ashamed, but undoubtedly are too indoctrinated to see that. Yes, Christians can be decent people. Your cult? Never again can it claim any moral authority. It is rooted in depravity, indecency, money, and power. Jesus (remember him?)would repudiate it.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#9 Sep 18, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
A child is 100 times more likely to get sexually abused by a public school teacher than a Priest.
Public Schools are much worse and the media ignores it.
As heinous as the child rapes are, the issue is the cult's organized, official,global attempt to cover it up and enable the rapes to continue.
In America, that's criminal.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 18, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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As heinous as the child rapes are, the issue is the cult's organized, official,global attempt to cover it up and enable the rapes to continue.
In America, that's criminal.
The corporate run liberal media is covering up a much bigger sex abuse scandal in public education. The media establishment is the Bishops of public educator sex abuse.

During the 1970's-80's Public Schools were passing the trash around too.

Catholics aren't the only ones who should feel ashamed of molesting children.
Supernatural

Downer, Australia

#11 Sep 18, 2010
Ratzi Pedo Protector

Bedford, OH

#12 Sep 19, 2010
If Benny the Rat was so ashamed of the child rape scandal, he would have stopped it long before it became a horror of global proportions. He's just frantically trying to do damage control. He doesn't care about the children, he's just embarrassed the world is on to the depravity of the RCC. Why isn't this foul rapist-hider behind bars?

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#13 Sep 19, 2010
Ratzi Pedo Protector wrote:
If Benny the Rat was so ashamed of the child rape scandal, he would have stopped it long before it became a horror of global proportions. He's just frantically trying to do damage control. He doesn't care about the children, he's just embarrassed the world is on to the depravity of the RCC. Why isn't this foul rapist-hider behind bars?
Good question.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#14 Sep 19, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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The corporate run liberal media is covering up a much bigger sex abuse scandal in public education. The media establishment is the Bishops of public educator sex abuse.
During the 1970's-80's Public Schools were passing the trash around too.
Catholics aren't the only ones who should feel ashamed of molesting children.
So, your argument is that since (you claim) public schools were hiding child rapists, it's no big deal that your cult's hierarchy had organizational policies in play that mandated secrecy from its victims and protection for its rapists? Got it.
FAIL
If you want to whine about public schools,you'd be better off elsewhere. This thread is about your head pimp's faux 'sorrow' for its generations of crime against children.

Since: Sep 10

Sussex, NJ

#15 Sep 19, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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Good question.
Right - he only apologized when CAUGHT in the coverups...sounds a lot like Jimmy Swaggart.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Sep 19, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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So, your argument is that since (you claim) public schools were hiding child rapists, it's no big deal that your cult's hierarchy had organizational policies in play that mandated secrecy from its victims and protection for its rapists? Got it.
FAIL
If you want to whine about public schools,you'd be better off elsewhere. This thread is about your head pimp's faux 'sorrow' for its generations of crime against children.
Liberals are bigger perverts -- Priests are being used to cover it up.
Freddie

United States

#17 Sep 19, 2010

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#18 Sep 19, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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Liberals are bigger perverts -- Priests are being used to cover it up.
Your unproven & baseless claims do not deflect from your cult's demonstrated history of enabling and covering up for child rape. Until you clean your own brothel of its pedophile rapists and their pimps by bringing them to justice, you & your fellow cultists have no moral standing in any area.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Sep 19, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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Your unproven & baseless claims do not deflect from your cult's demonstrated history of enabling and covering up for child rape. Until you clean your own brothel of its pedophile rapists and their pimps by bringing them to justice, you & your fellow cultists have no moral standing in any area.
Dr Charol Shakeshaft with Hofstra University submitted her report to the Department of Education.

You are just a gay activist, that's all.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#20 Sep 19, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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Dr Charol Shakeshaft with Hofstra University submitted her report to the Department of Education.
You are just a gay activist, that's all.
Uh Huh.
I'm not gay, so how can I qualify as a "gay" activist? You just keep losing more ground with every post.
Again, for the stupid cultist, the topic here is that your cult covered up for & enabled child rape, avoiding justice in the process, and your head pimp is now pretending he's sorry for turning your religion into a brothel.
Do try to pay attention, cultist. All your silly, desperate deflections do is reinforce that you RCCultists are gullible, spoonfed pedophile apologists. Anything of substance to share on topic? No? I thought not.
Sulking that the 'librul' media exposed your slimy nest of rapists & pimps is not substantial, BTW. Truth is truth, whether you are bright enough to read the big words or not. Pouting is SO unbecoming, although it may be all that's left to you.

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