P.O.P.E. Pissing Off People Endlessly
The Pope’s linking of Islam to violence during a speech in Germany led to outrage in the Muslim world, nearly forcing cancellation of a trip to Turkey in 2006.
Another controversy arose from his remarks on a trip to Africa that condoms can “make the continent’s AIDS epidemic worse”.
He made comments in Brazil that Latin America’s native people “wanted” to become Christian even before Europe’s conquerors arrived.
Pope Benedict XVI called abortion and same-sex marriage some of the most “insidious and dangerous” threats facing the world today.
In suffering, you will discover an interior peace and even spiritual joy.
In Latin America the Pope said, “There is another disquieting trend, authoritarian forms of government and regimes wedded to certain ideologies that we thought had been superseded.” Here the Pope seemed clearly to be referring to leftist governments such as the Venezuelan regime of Hugo Chavez, who has clashed frequently with Church leaders there.
An Irish government-organized compensation board has paid out more than $983 million to 13,000 people abused in Ireland’s church-run residential institutions for children. Why do the Irish people have to pay when the Vatican has more money than they do and they were the ones doing wrong?
Archbishop Timothy Dolan, hand picked by Pope to join the Child Sex Abuse Probe in Ireland let a priest sue his accuser in St Louis and fought against reforming Wisconsin child sex abuse law. Is this the right person to be on the panel?
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor is also a Papal choice for the Irish Probe. It was Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor’s decision in 1985, when he was bishop of Arundel and Brighton, to move Fr Michael Hill to a chaplaincy at Gatwick airport. Eighteen months previously the cardinal had removed Hill from ministry because of child abuse allegations but then allowed him back to work at the airport where Hill abused a child. Hill was jailed in 2002. Is this the right person to be on the panel?
British Taxpayers are to be asked to pay over $24.2 million to help fund the Pope’s visit in September all because ex Prime Minister Gordon Brown wanted the visit to help shore up Labour’s vote among the faithful in Scotland.
It seems that there is a never-ending onslaught of Papal intervention in the affairs of Sovereign Governments these days. When the Vatican seems less and less capable of even taking care of it’s own house you would think that they would be better off STFU. But no, they seem quite willing to carry on laundering money, abusing children, raping nuns, avoiding the law, pimping, causing the deaths of hundreds of thousand by denying their followers the use of condoms, allow mothers to die during childbirth by denying abortion, allowing women to get pregnant too many times and risking their lives by denying the use of condoms and birth control. All this and more while they put themselves up as the moral arbiters of our actions.
The furor over child abuse has been growing steadily for around two decades and yet they still sit on their hands and wait for ‘nothing’ to happen. Popey Joe continues to talk about ‘decisive action’ but none has been taken. He has only just gotten around to naming a panel of ‘men of the cloth’ to go to Ireland and he couldn’t even get that right. At least a third of them have questions to answer about their own activities. How can anyone take them seriously when they themselves haven’t even cleared their own names. Joe travels around the world spewing forth about the abuse and how it is ‘wrong’ and ‘evil’, but only blames the secular community, homosexuals or lack of faith by Catholics themselves. One of his Cardinals even went so far as to accuse the children of ‘wanting it’.
The US government is now involved in helping him avoid trial. Their Supreme Court is so top heavy with Catholic Judges that they won’t give a verdict themselves on whether the Pope is immune from lawsuit, but have asked the Obama Administration to tell them what they should do. What use are Judges if they won’t judge? Of course, if they decide not to follow the Administration’s recommendations, then the Pope could still face trial if he is ever stupid enough to step foot on US soil. I ‘pray’ that they do and he does.