Box Turtle Bulletin

Box Turtle BulletinNews, analysis and fact-checking of anti-gay rhetoric
“Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife…”
This article can be found at:
Latest Posts

Papa Ratzi to meet victims of pedophile priests this weekend

Timothy Kincaid

April 14th, 2010

Is there anywhere on God’s Green Earth that Catholic priests haven’t molested kids? Anywhere?

From the Times Online

The Pope is ready to meet victims of clerical sex abuse when he visits Malta at the weekend, but only if the encounter is conducted in a “calm and discreet” atmosphere rather than under the media spotlight, his spokesman said today.

The diocesan authorities in Malta said this week that of 45 child abuse allegations against priests on the island, 19 were found to have no basis but 13 were going ahead and another 13 cases were “pending”.

At a press conference on Monday eleven former victims of abuse by priests on Malta, led by Lawrence Grech, 37, who claims that he was abused regularly at an orphanage at Santa Venera, asked to meet the Pope “for a few minutes to help us heal and to overcome this trauma”.

Really? Santa Venera, Malta?

I mean c’mon. The island nation of Malta is about the same size as Oakland, CA and Santa Venera has about 6,000 residents. But I guess that’s big enough for at least one pedopriest.

Comments

POST COMMENT | COMMENT RSS 2.0 | TRACKBACK URL

grantdale
April 14th, 2010 | LINK

Uh-huh… “calm and discreet”.

Note to self: that’s what caused this scandal in the first place.

Burr
April 14th, 2010 | LINK

Speaking of his trip to Malta..

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100410/local/panda-print

Yes.. That’s pedobear.

mwdc
April 14th, 2010 | LINK

Is it just me, or is the pope beginning to resemble Emperor Palpatine?

penguinsaur
April 14th, 2010 | LINK

two things:

A. asked to meet the Pope “for a few minutes to help us heal and to overcome this trauma”.

I think the Pope should be a lot more worried that one of these people is gonna take a swing at him.

B. ‘Beginning’ to resemble Emperor Palpatine? People were photoshopping lightning out of his hands the day he was elected.

tavdy79
April 15th, 2010 | LINK

Is there anywhere on God’s Green Earth that Catholic priests haven’t molested kids? Anywhere?

Possibly Antarctica.

Paul in Canada
April 15th, 2010 | LINK

CBC: Encore presentation of one of the first documentaries to link the Vatican to the cover-up of pedophile priests.

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2010/sexcrimesvatican/

Richard Rush
April 15th, 2010 | LINK

The weekend meeting with the victims could give the pope an opportunity to get out in front of this pedophile crisis with some decisive action. He could announce that the church will try to shift priests’ focus from children to adults by sending them to a weekend retreat at Journey into Manhood for a pedocure.

Well, at least that would be more than anything the church has done so far, except for seeking scapegoats.

justsearching
April 15th, 2010 | LINK

Alright you people who were abused, smile for a few minutes and say some nice things to the guy in the fancy dress.

That will make you feel all better and, more importantly, will make the guy in the fancy dress look good.

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required)
(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.