Talk about frightening children. But, right to the point…
This type of story is appalling, of course. Every self-identified “Catholic” assisting Moloch in persecuting the Pope should be excommunicated– just for starters. This execrable story from state-controlled abc.com is filled with one outrageous lie, misleading statement, half-truth or non sequitur after another. Take two tired examples:
As outrage mounted over the latest Catholic Church sex scandal…
Yes, we are all outraged that dissenting, anti-Catholic perverts who spit upon Church teaching and morality did what they did. But the answer is not to eliminate the guardian of the moral code they violated, the one whose steadfastness they mock. If he really molly-coddled pedophiles, the secular press would want him right where he is. I’d like to see any media outlet publicly condemning Bernadin, Mahoney, Weakland et al.
The Vatican continued to be rocked almost daily about new revelations…
The Vatican is never rocked. It is the Rock. The storms of hatred do not damage it. Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
More nausea may be induced by reflecting upon the collection of tired, aging misfits comprising the anti-pantheon of heresy and schism quoted in the article. One can almost imagine them, clad in goatskins and hopping around a bonfire while leftist nuns twirl with bowls of incense– Thomas Reese (on every media outlet’s speed-dial), Christopher Hitchens (who in rich irony calls for the Pope’s arrest), Thomas Doyle (who was found guilty of abuse of ecclesiastical function by Archbishop Burke, the fame-starved David Clohessy from (give me a microphone and I’ll condemn the Church in a) SNAP, and one-hit wonder fake priestess Sinead O’Connor.
About the only true thing in the article is a citation to L’Osservatore Romano:
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano chided the pope’s critics, saying the charges are “clearly an ignoble attempt to strike at Pope Benedict and his closest aides at any cost.”
Indeed. Pray for Pope Benedict and for the Church Universal, as he and she prepare to walk with Our Lord to Calvary.