Friday, April 02, 2010

Quote of the Day


"They were very... touching words for the victims."

-- Vatican spokesperson this morning on NBC's Today show, on Pope Benedict XVI's personal letter responding to the current priest sex abuse scandal

10 comments:

Deacon Blue said...

Heh heh...he said "touching"

(Sorry, that's the best Beavis & Butthead I can do in print)

Liz in Austin said...

Come to the dark side, Chaz...we have candy.

Chris said...

First time I've ever snorted my coffee because of the Vatican.

toastie said...

This is 8 years old but still appropriate:

The Onion: Pope forgives molested children

CNNfan said...

The point being made about The Vatican being a country, is that all countries, every single one of them, occasionally have to deal with allegations of possibly-immoral sexual activities being made public. So that is bound to happen and it should not shake your faith at all as a Catholic.

Furthermore, because of the stigma attached to these type of cases, morally wrong minors, coached by their parents are attracted to lie about being molested. Obviously, they are aware of the possibility of a huge payment being paid out.

In other words, it may be you, as a Catholic, who is the actual victim. So you should be prepared to defend your faith, and hold anyone responsible for the choices they have made to try to take advantage of a billion Catholics.

Le Penseur said...

Judging by the look on his face, the new altar boy is gonna be sleeping on his stomach for a while.

Liz in Austin said...

http://totallylookslike.com/2008/07/21/pope-benedict-xvi/

BenoƮt from Ottawa said...

Seriously, the reaction grasps still farther where similes are concerned:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8601084.stm

Fucking insulting.

Capt Aclow said...

Someone defending the current pope said he had the misfortune of looking evil in his old age, as opposed to the last pope who looked friendlier.

But... People's personalities and lives shape their face as they age. You get laugh lines or frown lines based on how often you do both.

And if you're the leader of the most powerful religious organization in the world and you've allowed and not stopped child rape for decades and it's eaten away at your soul, well... you wind up looking like Pope Benedict.

Liz in Austin said...

Can't believe I called you Chaz, Chez. D'oh.