Awww poor Pope got his feewings hurt

While browsing a blog that kindly linked to a recent book review I did, I came across his latest blog entry which comments on one of my FAVORITE subjects. The Pope!

The poor bastard has done gone and got his knickers in a twist because of a leaked memo. Apparently the Foreign Office had a little brain storming session about the Popes up coming visit and it leaked. Whoooops.

Check it out here.

The Telegraph covered the leak and subsequent response by the Vatican. One source in child abuse cover up central the Vatican is quoted as saying “This could have very severe repercussions and is embarrassing for the British government – one has to question whether the action taken is enough.” and “It’s even possible the trip could be cancelled as this matter is hugely offensive.”

ACTUALLY, twatwaffle, you know what is offensive? And no, no I won’t go for the easy “what is offensive is how wide spread the catholic churches involvement in child rape and abuse is” but I WILL go for the following: What is offensive is your repulsed reaction to the suggestions within the memo!

  • Launch pf “Benedict” condoms
  • Review of Vatican attitude on condom use
  • Bless a civil partnership
  • Reverse of policy on women bishops/ordain women
  • Open an abortion ward
  • Speech on equality
  • Statement on views over adoption (change of stance)
  • Training course for all bishops on child abuse allegations
  • Harder line on child abuse – sacking of dodgy bishops
  • Vatican sponsorship of network of AIDS clinics
  • Meet young unemployed people
  • Apologise for ………………………………
  • Canonise/psuedo canonise a group
  • Announce whistle blowing system for child abuse cases
  • Go to job centre
  • Debate on abortion
  • All catholic schools should be free entry to all
  • Speech on democracy
  • Vatican and C of E funded committee on dialogue
  • Launch helpline for abused children

Granted some are facetious and satirical like Pope condoms. Er… wait. That’s the only one. The rest? VALID FUCKING SUGGESTIONS YOU BARBARIC ASSBACKWARDS INSTITUTE OF ABUSE SHELTERERS.

*Deep breath* Sorry, got a lil frustrated there. Lets look at these for a moment please.

  • Review of Vatican attitude on condom use

Hahaha

  • Bless a civil partnership

What is offensive about blessing the love between two people? The potential that they might be homosexuals in civil partnership? Well we all know how repression of sexuality works don’t we, oh holy institute swarming with child rapists.

  • Reverse of policy on women bishops/ordain women

Well, yes, yes I can see why you’d find this offensive. The idea that women are equal and just as capable of men to lead the spiritual lives of the masses is so fucking offensive I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  • Open an abortion ward

This one – I can see the offense. But seriously, reproductive rights is a serious issue and you can’t make a blank condemnation of abortion when there are cases happening on a daily basis of rape and incest. Like the 10 year old in Mexico who is pregnant right now by her stepfather. See how abortion might have been an option there? No? Fuck you then ^_^

  • Speech on equality

Good god if the Pope gave a speech on equality all those uppity black people, gheys and immigrants might get IDEAS!

  • Statement on views over adoption (change of stance)

I… I don’t know what their stance is and I don’t think my little activist brain can handle finding out today. I’ll get back to you on this one.

  • Training course for all bishops on child abuse allegations

Well if it’s on how to dodge allegations you fuckers could lead a world wide educational seminar. However, I think the suggestion implies you learn how to deal with them legally and properly while supporting the victim instead of forcing silence and covering up the allegations.

  • Harder line on child abuse – sacking of dodgy bishops

BUT THEN THE POPE WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE! Damn straight you sick fucking child abuse enabler. TA TA! Surely it would behoove the whole institute to have a leader who wasn’t involved in covering up child rape and enabling more, but maybe I am just being idealistic again.

  • Vatican sponsorship of network of AIDS clinics

AIDs is a reality you bastards and you’re supposed to bring healing and peace to people so HOW IS THIS OFFENSIVE?!

  • Meet young unemployed people

God damn dirty hippies. Ignore this one Pope, no one expects you to meet the disenfranchised.

  • Apologise for ………………………………

THE CRUSADES? THE CHILD ABUSE COVER UPS? THE RACISM? Oh I’ll stop there cause I could go on forEVER.

  • Canonise/psuedo canonise a group

I don’t even get this so I’ll leave it be.

  • Announce whistle blowing system for child abuse cases

Oh god, oh god, oh god, you’d lose too many priests and bishops wouldn’t you?! Can’t have that now! Again HOW THE FUCK IS THIS OFFENSIVE?!

  • Go to job centre

Those damn disenfranchised again!

  • Debate on abortion

You’d think you’d like this one because if abortion was allowed there’s the potential to cover up more rape…..

  • All catholic schools should be free entry to all

Well. All I’m gonna say is you have enough money to do this as an institute but I am glad you won’t because you sexually repressed assbackwards medieval fucks do not need to be indoctrinating more children, or indeed have access to them.

  • Speech on democracy

Hahahaha zomg the OFFENSE OF DEMOCRACY!

  • Vatican and C of E funded committee on dialogue

Over my head, sorry folks.

  • Launch helpline for abused children

God no, don’t help the children. It would fly in the face of everything you’ve been striving for all these years!!!!

Yanno why I hope this gets sorted and De Fadder comes to the UK? So Dawkins can go ahead with his plan to have the Pope arrested for crimes against humanity.

But seriously. This is absurd. Most of the stuff on that list is basic human rights stuff. Are they offended because of what it suggests about them? They are GUILTY of what it suggests. They have been for years. What is even more sickening than the fact that they are guilty of so many human rights violations is that they continue to play victim and are avoiding being brought to justice for their wrong doings. That the victims of the various crimes this institute covers up have seen no justice as of yet and that when it is suggested that the catholic church puts child protection measures in place they get so deeply offended they threaten that there could be long term repercussions for Britain.

In sort, stfu “highly placed source in the Vatican” and quit defending the indefensible.


Initial Source

Dawkins & The Pope

“Ratzinger is the perfect pope

No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears.”

(Source)

Dawkins usually isn’t my cup of tea – at all. This article however? Yes. Very Much Yes.

Abuse enabler says sorry and shockingly, it means nothing.

I’ve recently subscribed to Feministing which focused my attention on the Catholic Church, specifically in Ireland – my adoptive country.

You’d have to have your head pretty far up your arse to not realize the prolific world-wide sex scandals that have been rocking the church for nearly a decade now.

Having said that even I had no idea how far-reaching the rape and abuse was within the church. The pressure about the revelations has forced a response by the Pope. The same Pope who, himself, was involved in the move of a priest accused of molesting boys to seek therapy in another area but never notified authorities of the allegations of abuse, allowing the accused to subsequently molest more children. Whoops! Dropped the ball there Rottweiler.

How the fuck is an apology from a man who negligently moved and hid an accused pedophile and molester supposed to carry any weight within the church or to the victims? How the fuck is an apology with NO MOVE to provide justice for the victims supposed to carry any weight? Why are the accused routinely protected, re-located and in many cases allowed to re-engage with children in different areas, while the victims are ignored, shut up, shamed and silenced? How does “I know some of you find it difficult even to enter the doors of a church after all that has occurred.” and “submit yourselves to the demands of justice, but do not despair of God’s mercy.” even come close to being acceptable responses to the rape and abuse of children world-wide?

Cardinal Sean Brady, head of the Irish church, read the letter the Pope issued with the apology out in church even though he himself was involved in forcing 2 children to sign secrecy oaths back in ’75. All together now! WTF is THAT? You’re basically mocking the realities of the abuses happening within the church and showing the apology to be the load of steaming horseshit that it is. Why the fuck are these two abuse enablers leading members of the Catholic Church (one as the fucking POPE HIMSELF) when they themselves should be removed from leadership and preferably convicted for being accomplices in rape, molestation and abuse? Cardinal Brady said he would resign if the Pope asked him to… because that’s going to happen when the douche bag himself sheltered and enabled a molester. Clever, that.

And where are the authorities? Why are these pedophiles not being brought to justice in a court of law?

Good question.

I can’t speak for the rest of the worlds justice systems, but looking at my own adoptive country I cannot ignore the shockingly low conviction rate for rapists; as low as 1-2% back in 2003. Or the fact that they get suspended sentences or over turned convictions. It’s appalling – especially when rape has such far-reaching and horrific effects on the victims.

Apparently this Island either can’t or won’t face the realities of abuse and rape and prefers to ignore it or cover it up. The shocking victim blaming attitude so many Rape Victim Advocates speak of was demonstrated in a stunning response to the conviction of a rapist in Listowel earlier this year. That’s right, people lined up in sympathy of the rapist to shake his hand and console the sick fuck over his sexual assault conviction. Thankfully on social networking sites groups supporting the victim sprung up instantly and many spoke up in rage and indignation of such a sickening response and the local rape crisis centre in Listowel was inundated with support for the victim. And too right, too – that girl is being shunned in an assbackwards town for being violated.

You ready for the kicker? One of the men who defended the rapist as having nothing but respect for women? A priest. Who then shook his hand after the conviction was handed down. Father Sheehy has since resigned – thankfully, because anything less would be a mockery of the victim. Or wait – he already did that by defending her rapist. Good on ya, Father.

If Ireland wants to be taken seriously as a modern and progressive country, this attitude of blatant disregard for the victims of violent sexual and physical abuse not only needs to end but do a complete turn about and start bringing the offenders to proper justice. A sorry just doesn’t fucking cut it.