I think the Vatican is getting more and more blatant, I could see them rubbing things in people's faces in a mocking way, they realize most of the world will question very little or the ones who protest will be basically ignored. Last week in speaking to the Curia: the Pope came up with this doozy. He said this:
In order to resist these forces, we must turn our attention to their ideological foundations. In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children. This, however, was part of a fundamental perversion of the concept of ethos. It was maintained – even within the realm of Catholic theology – that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a "better than" and a "worse than". Nothing is good or bad in itself. Everything depends on the circumstances and on the end in view. Anything can be good or also bad, depending upon purposes and circumstances
Now I'm old enough to remember the 70s, and I do NOT remember paedophilia being considered "more acceptable" or "something fully in conformity with man and even with children". How utterly shocking for the Pope to state such a thing, even 100 years ago, abuse of children may not have been talked about as much but most human beings of ANY conscience would have called it PURE UNADULTERATED EVIL. This more then anything shows the moral foundations of the Vatican have long ago crumbled, these men are an evil of a special sort. Now our Pope-protecting media, hasn't dealt with this one too much, but understandable outrage, has come out.
But outraged Dublin victim Andrew Madden last night insisted that child abuse was not considered normal in the company he kept.
Mr Madden accused the Pope of not knowing that child pornography was the viewing of images of children being sexually abused, and should be named as such.
He said: “That is not normal. I don't know what company the Pope has been keeping for the past 50 years.”
Famous Irish singer Sinead O'Connnor has jumped into the fray, and wrote an open letter to the Pope asking:
Good questions, here we have this Pope who has done nothing but play cover up for sex abuse in the Catholic church coming up with an extremely outrageous statement that shows a wicked mentality and a darkened mind. It seems the Pope can say any evil thing and in most circles, he is beyond question with only very few pointing out the old man seems to lack even the normal semblance of an actual human conscience.
"Sir, Some burning questions arise from the following statement you made in your Christmas address to your cardinals on December 20 regarding how it came
to pass that the house of the Holy Spirit became a haven for criminals of a sexual nature.
‘In the 1970s pedophilia was theorized [by the church] as
something fully in conformity with man and even with children.’
Please deign to respond to this letter directly and personally and put aside all the pomp and titles and so-called ‘proper channels’ all of which belong not in the 21st century but the 12th and are unbecoming of Christ.
Exactly who held the theory that pedophilia was fully in conformity with man and with children?
Please give us their names.
Exactly when did they hold this theory?
Exactly when if ever did they cease holding the theory?"
How can anyone believe that these men are what they claim to be considering these poisonous fruits?