Catholic Priests: Not Just Child RapistsMarch 29, 2010
The Catholic Church isn’t just an international pedophile ring.
It’s also a haven for rapists.
This report from The Independent:
Vatican confirms report of sexual abuse and rape of nuns by priests in 23 countries
“The Vatican reports cited countless cases of nuns forced to have sex with priests. Some were obliged to take the pill, others became pregnant and were encouraged to have abortions. In one case in which an African sister was forced to have an abortion, she died during the operation and her aggressor led the funeral mass. Another case involved 29 sisters from the same congregation who all became pregnant to priests in the diocese.”
This is of course the same church that claims condoms don’t stop AIDS and abortion is evil.
“[Reports included] cases of priests encouraging the nuns to take the pill telling them it would prevent HIV. Others “actually encouraged abortion for the sisters” and Catholic hospitals and medical staff reported pressure from priests to carry out terminations for nuns and other young women.”
The article also contains a revealing statement by Vatican spokes-pedophile Joaquin Navarro Valls. (It might seem unfair to use that label without a shred of evidence, but given they take accusation so lightly, it won’t cause them any distress if we err on the side of caution).
The problem is known and involves a restricted geographical area. Certain negative situations must not overshadow the often heroic faith of the overwhelming majority of religious, nuns and priests.Joaquin Navarro Valls
Oh, good so you guys already know about this and are working on it. Maybe in 300 years there might be some kind of acknowledgement that it was wrong.
…and involves a restricted geographical area.
Only 23 countries. Ok, I guess if we include the two thirds of the earth’s surface which is covered by water, that really isn’t all that much, and even less if we include the actual square mileage of ocean floor topography. And of course, as soon as we hear of systematic rape, our first thought is Oh my God, I hope it only took place in a restricted geographical area.
Certain negative situations…
Yes, situations do occur and some of them are bound to be negative. Maybe those were Jesus’ last words.
…must not overshadow the often heroic faith of the overwhelming majority of religious, nuns and priests.
Cleverly disguised by all the weasely circumlocutions, is a rather blatant and unexpected apportioning of guilt.
…nuns and priests…
We must not let the nuns’ involvement in such negative situations overshadow their reputations. Was this just a slip of the tongue? Or does he really consider the nuns share the burden of sin, just as they must share the sin of Eve?