With Pope Benedict – a man who covered up child molestation for God knows how long – present, a Vatican official had the slime-ridden audacity to equate the world-wide cry for justice in the face of a pope and other catholic officials who covered up or took part in child abuse, to the brutal persecution of the Jewish people. To utter these despicable words on the day Jesus was crucified is nauseating to say the least.
Father Cantalamessa said “They (Jews) know from experience what it means to be victims of collective violence and also because of this they are quick to recognize the recurring symptoms.” All of those involved in the abuse and cover up engaged and still engage in criminal activity. For slugs like Cantalamessa and Benedict to claim the heat they are feeling is unfair is equivalent to Charles Manson claiming his prosecution was a wee bit overzealous. Now there’s an analogy that works!
What galls me even further is the absence of an outcry from world leaders, including my own president, who is the best president my country’s had, certainly in my lifetime, which makes his silence all the more troubling.
Unless you’ve had your head up your ass for the past decade or two, just got back from a trip to another planet, just bought the Brooklyn Bridge from a guy named Mouse, or are an out and out liar, you know damned well there is a real world wide problem of child rape in the Catholic Church, and the cover up continues.
Issue warrants, arrest them, charge them, convict them, jail them.