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24th-Apr-2002 08:28 am
U.S. Cardinals Work on Plan Against Sex Abuse
Second Day of Vatican Summit Begins

.c The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY, (April 24) - Using the strongest language yet, Pope John Paul II laid out the agenda for U.S. cardinals confronting the sex abuse scandal that has shaken the American faithful, decrying abuse both as a sin and a crime.

Talks between the cardinals and top Vatican officials resumed Wednesday, a day after the pope opened the sessions by using the word ''crime.'' The pontiff's phrasing Tuesday seemed to end any lingering debate about whether U.S. bishops should refer abuse accusations against priests to secular authorities.

In the past, some bishops have not, causing an uproar.

''The abuse which has caused this crisis is by every standard wrong and rightly considered a crime by society'' as well as an ''appalling sin'' before God, he said.

''People need to know that there is no place in the priesthood and religious life for those who harm the young,'' the pope said.

''It's the strongest language I've seen about what we call at home 'zero tolerance,''' he said. Others have called this the ''one strike and you're out'' policy.

However, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said this wasn't entirely clear, because in another passage the pope spoke of ''the power of Christian conversion, that radical decision to turn away from sin and back to God.''

While Catholic liberals see ending celibacy as a long-term remedy, conservatives - notably including the pope's spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls - want new enforcement to keep homosexuals out of the priesthood, even if they maintain celibacy.

Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit said behavioral scientists think ''it's not truly a pedophilia type problem but a homosexual type problem.'' He said bishops need to ''cope with and address'' the extent of a homosexual element in Catholic seminaries.

And Gregory acknowledged that ''it is an ongoing struggle to make sure that the Catholic priesthood is not dominated by homosexual men.''</a>

...::froths some more, eyes roll back into head::...

You know, I don't know why this even surprises me long enough for me to be shocked. If there WAS a God, the Vatican would have been burned to the ground and annhilated long ago. Imagine - what kind of IDIOTS... I can't even get my mind around this bullshit, fuck it...

And In Related News...

Senator Helms to Have Open-Heart Surgery
.c The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 24) - Sen. Jesse Helms will receive open-heart surgery at a Maryland hospital as early as this week to replace an artificial valve installed 10 years ago, his aides said.

The 80-year-old Republican will continue undergoing tests Wednesday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he was admitted Monday after feeling tired and weak over the weekend.

Initial testing was inconclusive as to the existence of the aging senator's heart, however evidence of an oilcan on his bedside table made doctors suspect that at least there was "Something going on in there, but what that might be remains a mystery."


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24th-Apr-2002 05:48 am (UTC) - Humans. I was SO not meant for this planet.
Where do they get off blaming homosexuals?
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Where do they get off blaming homosexuals? <Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit said behavioral scientists think ''it's not truly a pedophilia type problem but a homosexual type problem.'' He said bishops need to ''cope with and address'' the extent of a homosexual element in Catholic seminaries.> That comment just makes me want to ... be evil. This is not only coming from a homosexual male, but from a homosexual male who was a victim of molestation as an 8-year old child! So I kinda understand what this is all about. I can't believe they're saying it's "more of a homosexual issue than a pedophile issue". These priests are more than capable of finding someone to play with their own age, or at least 21 years old, if that's what they want. But no, they're going for the under aged ones. That's pedophelia if I ever did see it. I don't care what the guy's orientation is. UGH. I'm seeing red. I will never understand the human mind. Sometimes I wonder if my being here was the result of some galactic fuck-up in the Universal Baby-Delivery System. *sigh*. I need a drink.

24th-Apr-2002 10:37 am (UTC) - Re: Humans. I was SO not meant for this planet.
Okay. To begin with, the whole thing smacks of "What? They're NOT gay? Hang on a second - we can SAY they are, and kill two birds with one stone!" The thing is this: anytime you have people in positions of authority, or people who throw out the "God is on OUR side" cards, you have mass hysteria. We live in a nation where the collective conscience prefers others make the decisions on how we all should live. We are surrounded by sheep, and few of them actually have the balls or gumption to think for themselves - and instead look at some random yahoo's statistics on any given subject and accept it as truth. That would be fine if one set of statistics couldn't be argued by another side and could instead be agreed on by everyone. We're rubbing shoulders daily with a bunch of fucking candyasses that bitch in these baseless assertions about things that have fuck-all to do with anything, least of all themselves. But slap me if I get sentimental...
24th-Apr-2002 06:22 am (UTC) - OMG!!!
That has GOT to be one of the to 5 biggest loads of BULLSHIT I have ever heard in my life.
24th-Apr-2002 10:39 am (UTC) - Re: OMG!!!
I concur - and to top it all off, they're trying now to come out as though "Alright, motherfuckers... WE MEAN BUSINESS NOW!!" I'm throwing a party when the pope kicks, I swear to Dog I am.
24th-Apr-2002 10:33 pm (UTC) - Re: OMG!!!
ROFLMAO!! Let me know when & where baby - I'll be there!
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