A LETTER RECENTLY DISCOVERED BY NPR HAS BROUGHT TO LIGHT A HEINOUS CRIME BY THE VATICAN IN ROME AND ITS OFFICIOUS OFFICIALS.
THE LETTER REPORTEDLY INSTRUCTS BISHOPS IN IRELAND NOT TO REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES, PRIESTS FOUND TO BE ABUSING CHILDREN.
A COPY OF THE LETTER CAN BE FOUND HERE:
ACCORDING TO THE NPR STORY, THE LETTER WARNING BISHOPS TO FOLLOW CANONICAL LAW TO THE LETTER ACTUALLY HAD A CHILLING EFFECT ON THOSE BISHOPS, WHO FEARED THEIR DECISIONS TO DISMISS OFFENDING CLERGY COULD BE OVERTURNED BY THE VATICAN.
THE NPR ARTICLE WENT ON TO STATE: "We know from bitter experience that the letter's threat to overturn any punishments imposed by the Irish church was real and perversely executed in the case of Tony Walsh," she said.
"Walsh was defrocked by a canonical court in Dublin in 1993, but appealed the punishment to Rome, which decided the next year he should be reinstated as a priest and instead sent to a monastery," THE NPR ARTICLE STATES.
"Cardinal Desmond Connell, former archbishop of Dublin, got Walsh defrocked only after his criminal trial in Dublin had begun and Connell had made a personal plea to John Paul, explaining that no Irish monastery was willing to take him," THE ARTICLE STATES.
I JUST CANNOT STAND THIS: TO SACRIFICE INNOCENT CHILDREN TO AVOID SCANDAL, EXPOSING THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE TO THESE ANIMALS THAT OPERATE UNDER COLOR OF CLERICAL AUTHORITY MAKES ME CRAZY.
OF COURSE TODAY THE VATICAN HAS BACKTRACKED, INSISTING THAT THE MEDIA MISUNDERSTOOD THE LETTER AND THAT THE MISSIVE WAS MEANT TO EMPHASIZE THE NEED TO FOLLOW CHURCH LAW, ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE WHERE PROPOSITIONS WERE MADE TO CHILDREN IN THE CONFESSIONAL. WHAT?
OH MAN, THAT IS SUCH BLATHER. A KID CAN SAY NO IN THE CONFESSIONAL BUT CAN BE FORCED IN A BACK ROOM, WHERE NO DAMN CONFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE EXISTS.
FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE, CHECK OUT THIS LITTLE TIDBIT.
"The 1997 letter cited the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy, which had reviewed the Irish document and expressed reservations." THE NPR ARTICLE STATES.
"At the time, the Congregation for the Clergy was led by Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, who has routinely defended the church's practice of not reporting abuse to police in favor of guarding the rights of accused priests. At the height of the Vatican's sex abuse scandal last year, Castrillon Hoyos told a Colombian radio station that no one should be forced to report abuse."
"'The law in nations with a well-developed judiciary does not force anyone to testify against a child, a father, against other people close to the suspect," Castrillon told RCN radio. "Why would they ask that of the church? That's the injustice.'"
"Lombardi in his statement noted that the letter was issued before the Vatican in May 2001 instructed bishops worldwide to send abuse cases to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for review," THE ARTICLE STATES.
YOU WILL RECALL, I HOPE, THAT THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH IS THE NEW AND MODERN, KINDER, GENTLER NAME FOR THE HOLY FREAKING INQUISITION. WHAT?
OKAY, CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE, THINK ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS IT HAS TAKEN FOR THE CHURCH TO HAVE TO PAY FOR GENERATIONS OF RUINED CHILDREN AND THEN GET BACK TO ME.
I DO HAVE A QUESTION. WHY DOES THE NAZI RATZINGER AKA (I WILL NOT CALL THE CREEP POPE ANYMORE) BENEDICT WEAR RED SHOES? REALLY? RED SHOES? DAMN.