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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Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#42 Sep 22, 2010
pbfa wrote:
<quoted text>Claiming another group is worse than your child raping priests and your pimps in dresses doesn't respond to the facts about your brothel. Another deflection FAIL.
So, why aren't all your child rapist priests, their enabling pimps in dresses, and all those who assisted in the failed coverup of your brothel not in jail? Why didn't your pimp- err - pope turn all those offenders over to justice, in each of the countries involved?
Sorry Gay Activist -- but the Pope shouldn't be the only one apologizing for sex abuse in the Media.

Democrats should be apologizing for all the sex abuse in public schools by their largest political contributors. The Teachers Unions.

It's obviously slanted media coverage because Target Corp sales are up 26%.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#43 Sep 22, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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Sorry Gay Activist -- but the Pope shouldn't be the only one apologizing for sex abuse in the Media.
Democrats should be apologizing for all the sex abuse in public schools by their largest political contributors. The Teachers Unions.
It's obviously slanted media coverage because Target Corp sales are up 26%.
That makes no sense. Distracting from the thread topic with irrelevant nonsense is not working for you.

As you know, I'm not gay, and the Pope's "apologies" are pure hypocrisy unless he clean your brothel/church of the pedophile priests and their bling covered pimps in dresses who enabled decades of child rape to go on, with their considerable assistance. Since this thread is about your cult leader's phony 'sorry", try to address the topic. Your homophobic attempts to deflect by slurring other groups has failed, although you have certainly demonstrated what kind of a person you are with your nasty little irrelevancies.
Now, any comment on the pimp's insincere 'sorry'? No? Than you have nothing to contribute.

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#44 Sep 24, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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Sorry, silly boy, "teachers rape more" than your cult's rapists did doesn't address your cult's enabling & support & dishonesty about the behavior of your pimps in dresses and their child raping priests. Whining about liberals & unions is not a defense for your rapist priests and your pimps in dresses.(???) Again, your deflection fails. If any of your whining about teachers is correct, do take it to a forum for that purpose. This thread is discussing your cult's child raping priests, your head pimp's faux sorrow, and the child brothel you call a church.
Try to pay attention, mmkay?
Statistically there is more sexual abuse in the public schools. Schools have additionally kept silent about re-assigning teachers, or giving them different classifications so that they could keep their jobs. What's more many school systems will allow the teacher to remain in the school of their victim, usually assigned to some sort of administrative task. The Unions also try to down-play the severity of the abuse.

On threads which discuss abuse cases the commentary usually cheers on the male abuse victims for getting 'lucky' with their teacher; the writer lamenting he would like to have been sexually abused as a minor.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#45 Sep 24, 2010
Jos Soroka wrote:
<quoted text>Statistically there is more sexual abuse in the public schools. Schools have additionally kept silent about re-assigning teachers, or giving them different classifications so that they could keep their jobs. What's more many school systems will allow the teacher to remain in the school of their victim, usually assigned to some sort of administrative task. The Unions also try to down-play the severity of the abuse.
On threads which discuss abuse cases the commentary usually cheers on the male abuse victims for getting 'lucky' with their teacher; the writer lamenting he would like to have been sexually abused as a minor.
In my experience in schools in FL & in AZ, teachers who abuse are arrested. Rapist priests are moved around and their pimps are promoted. I have yet to see any of you cultists who make this claim providing proof, but proof of the pandering of the RCC is abundant.
Why do you think slurring schools is an appropriate defense of the child rapists and their pimps of the RCC? That defection fails every time.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#46 Sep 25, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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In my experience in schools in FL & in AZ, teachers who abuse are arrested. Rapist priests are moved around and their pimps are promoted. I have yet to see any of you cultists who make this claim providing proof, but proof of the pandering of the RCC is abundant.
Why do you think slurring schools is an appropriate defense of the child rapists and their pimps of the RCC? That defection fails every time.
Before the 1990's -- public schools were passing around pedo teachers from school to school.

The only way to make the Catholic Church look like it has pedophiles is to dredge up cases from the 1970's.

Back in the 1970's -- Hollywood Celebs and public school teachers were child molesters too. College Professors in liberal universities exchaned grades for sex.

You must be gay -- because gays think they are opinion experts because they watched Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#47 Sep 25, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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Public School Liberals have more reasons to apologize for sex abuse than the Catholic Church.
Democrats also put lawsuit caps on public schools.
Schools are not representing God. The Pope is. He has a responsibility to clean house before he goes around acting. holier than thou.

People who have heads made of wax should not walk in the sun.

He is a disgrace!

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#48 Sep 25, 2010
Sexual abuse of children is always wrong. It is an abomination to suggest that when it is done outside of the Church it's "different" or "not as bad." I am happy that teachers in FL and AZ are arrested, et al, but I know of dozens of situations where this is not true.

As much as I am a big JP II fan, Benedict has done more, in an expeditious manner, than his predecessor. Most posts here are still somewhere back in 2001. A lot has happened since then.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#49 Sep 25, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
<quoted text>
Before the 1990's -- public schools were passing around pedo teachers from school to school.
The only way to make the Catholic Church look like it has pedophiles is to dredge up cases from the 1970's.
Back in the 1970's -- Hollywood Celebs and public school teachers were child molesters too. College Professors in liberal universities exchaned grades for sex.
You must be gay -- because gays think they are opinion experts because they watched Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey.
Deflection FAIL. Schools, celebrities, and colleges are not the topic here. Whether or not those things occurred is not an excuse or justification for what your cult did. As to your repeat (false) claim that I'm gay, what is wrong with you that you would think that is a slur? How poisonously deep is your homophobia? Or, are you just fantasizing? So many of you haters are just closeted & in pain. Come out - you'll feel much better, and you won't have to lust after strangers online.

Your cult doesn't "look like" it has pedophiles. It HAS pedophile rapists. It DID coverup and move your child rapist priests around, effectively providing them with more victims.

As you know.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#50 Sep 25, 2010
pbfa wrote:
<quoted text>
Deflection FAIL. Schools, celebrities, and colleges are not the topic here. Whether or not those things occurred is not an excuse or justification for what your cult did. As to your repeat (false) claim that I'm gay, what is wrong with you that you would think that is a slur? How poisonously deep is your homophobia? Or, are you just fantasizing? So many of you haters are just closeted & in pain. Come out - you'll feel much better, and you won't have to lust after strangers online.
Your cult doesn't "look like" it has pedophiles. It HAS pedophile rapists. It DID coverup and move your child rapist priests around, effectively providing them with more victims.
As you know.
Public schools #1 demonstrated child sex abuse institution in "World History" 290,000+ victims since 1991 according to Dr Charol Shakeshaft with Hofstra University.

More than all other professions combined (including the Catholic Church)
Sheryl

Sussex, NJ

#51 Sep 26, 2010
pbfa wrote:
<quoted text>
Deflection FAIL. Schools, celebrities, and colleges are not the topic here. Whether or not those things occurred is not an excuse or justification for what your cult did. As to your repeat (false) claim that I'm gay, what is wrong with you that you would think that is a slur? How poisonously deep is your homophobia? Or, are you just fantasizing? So many of you haters are just closeted & in pain. Come out - you'll feel much better, and you won't have to lust after strangers online.
Your cult doesn't "look like" it has pedophiles. It HAS pedophile rapists. It DID coverup and move your child rapist priests around, effectively providing them with more victims.
As you know.
The main problem is that NO Catholics can admit their religion is error-free.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#52 Sep 26, 2010
Sheryl wrote:
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The main problem is that NO Catholics can admit their religion is error-free.
It's just another false narrative by the fascist corporate run left wing media.

Why do religious institutions have to feel guilty?
Sheryl

Sussex, NJ

#53 Sep 26, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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It's just another false narrative by the fascist corporate run left wing media.
Why do religious institutions have to feel guilty?
Not sure I know what you mean, sorry.
Obi Won

Malta, IL

#54 Sep 26, 2010
pbfa wrote:
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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.
Hey, sort of off the subject, but you could still be a 'gay' activist, or advocate, wihout being 'gay.' Folks are advocates for the homeless, prisoners, victims of torture, without having experienced those situations. Just saying.
SherylReally

Sussex, NJ

#55 Sep 26, 2010
Obi Won wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, sort of off the subject, but you could still be a 'gay' activist, or advocate, wihout being 'gay.' Folks are advocates for the homeless, prisoners, victims of torture, without having experienced those situations. Just saying.
You are so right; I'm straight, have no gays in my immediate family, but I think of people like Matt Shepard (sp?)- that was horribly cruel.
Lazy Mod

Bedford, OH

#56 Sep 27, 2010
"Bridge Repair Money" is either a Catholic priest, or an altar boy with Stockholm Syndrome.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#57 Sep 27, 2010
Lazy Mod wrote:
"Bridge Repair Money" is either a Catholic priest, or an altar boy with Stockholm Syndrome.
or Liberal "anti-religion" public school teachers are statistically worse than Catholic Priests.

And maybe you don't like the inconvenient truth.
Lazy Mod

Bedford, OH

#58 Sep 28, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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or Liberal "anti-religion" public school teachers are statistically worse than Catholic Priests.
And maybe you don't like the inconvenient truth.
No, what I don't like are people like you who gladly overlook child rape just because the pedophile rapists are priests.
Bridge Repair Money

Minneapolis, MN

#59 Sep 28, 2010
Lazy Mod wrote:
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No, what I don't like are people like you who gladly overlook child rape just because the pedophile rapists are priests.
You mean like Liberal public schools during the 1970's and 1980's?

Liberals are using Priests to hide a much bigger sex scandal involving the democrats largest contributors.

Go Figure -- ACORN got busted on video aiding and abetting child prostitution.

“Can't Touch Dis!”

Since: Sep 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#60 Sep 30, 2010
Jos Soroka wrote:
Sexual abuse of children is always wrong. It is an abomination to suggest that when it is done outside of the Church it's "different" or "not as bad." I am happy that teachers in FL and AZ are arrested, et al, but I know of dozens of situations where this is not true.
As much as I am a big JP II fan, Benedict has done more, in an expeditious manner, than his predecessor. Most posts here are still somewhere back in 2001. A lot has happened since then.
Hi Joe - good post. Yes, this abuse has been going on for far too long. WHY is Benedict dragging his feet over this horrible issue? He hasn't taken any action that I know of. He apologizes, big deal. He should be de-frocking the guilty priests.

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#61 Sep 30, 2010
One of the productive actions he did take, which was significant, but missed, was his amending canon law. This is something John Paul would not do, and that is to expedite the dismissal of priests from the clerical state. This is an excellent tool for the bishops who are pro-active in this regard.

Some of the guilty priests are no longer priests. So the Church does not have any control over them. There is a book that came out some time ago entitled, "All the Pope's Men." It gives an inside look at the workings of the Vatican. Many people think it works like GM or something, but it does not. Moreso, parishes, while part of a diocese, are mostly on there own in their day to day operations.

In my diocese priests with "problems," the code word for alcoholism, were sent to the far edges of the diocese. There they were never heard from again. I think that happened a lot.

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