Friday, July 16, 2010

Pope In The Bubble

I am kind of wondering just what message the Roman Catholic Church was trying to send when it issued, on Thursday, a set of revisions to its internal laws. They did seem to make it easier to discipline sex-abuser priests, but then made the ordination of women priests as grave offense as pedophilia.
"A new set of directives from the Vatican marginally increase the Church's vigilance against paedophile priests (Bishops are now encouraged, but not required, to report rapist priests to civil authorities); however, the same document includes a list of "more grave delicts" that are on par with raping children. On that list are "heresy, apostasy, schism" and ordaining woman priests."
Will they issue a new set of penances that include dunking or and the revival of the good old auto-de-fe?

2 comments:

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Microdot,
Oooooh, Pope in a Bubble….I want one!!! And I’m gonna ask Santa for a live action Kiddy Fucker Priest Doll complete with erect penis and Kung Fu Grip this year.

mud_rake said...

They did seem to make it easier to discipline sex-abuser priests, but then made the ordination of women priests as grave offense as pedophilia.

So women and pedophile priests are in the same 'bad' category. What insanity, but then, when one dresses as and lives as if it were the 13th century, what else can one expect?

The few Catholics here in America who are still holding on [because of guilt] will certainly have a good reason to stay home on Sunday mornings and watch the church in America go the way of the dinosaur.